Ashley Boarding Cattery
Welcome to Ashley Boarding Cattery, where you and your cat are assured a warm welcome from owners Donna Barlow & Steve Lamont..
The Canterbury Earthquakes triggered a life changing decision for Donna and Steve, deciding to move back to Christchurch so Steve could be involved in some way with the Rebuild. The purchase of Ashley Boarding Cattery also seemed a logical step to take, especially for Donna, who had been involved with animals for many years in other ways (mainly dogs), but cats have always been a part of the family unit. The cattery was the perfect solution, allowing Donna to work from home and enabling her to continue her love of working with animals. Steve would continue to work in the Construction and Insurance industry.
Donna and Steve purchased the cattery from original owners Iris & Malcolm Baker, in March 2012, and are committed to providing the same friendly and trusted service that clients have come to expect.
The cattery is hugely supported by local and repeat clientele from both Christchurch and North Canterbury and is also highly recommended by Vets and cat welfare groups.
AsureQuality discontinued their Pet Boarding programme in October 2018. However, prior to that Ashley Boarding Cattery was AsureQuality approved and was proud to be featured on the AsureQuality website as one of their Profiled Pet Boarding Premises.
We are also a member of the Pet Boarding Association of Australia. With the expectations of cat owners forever increasing, we pride ourselves on operating a superior boarding facility which provides the best accommodation and level of personal care possible.
When choosing Ashley Boarding Cattery, you can be certain you are leaving the feline member of your family in a healthy and happy environment, where he or she will enjoy a stress free holiday.
We place cat welfare at the top of the list. Our environment and management practices allow our qualified staff to focus greater time and attention on your cat. Donna, Steve and all their staff are passionate about their work, and dedicated to building a strong, loving relationship with all cats that stay here as if they were their own.
The cattery units were designed to the former New Zealand Boarding Kennel and Cattery Association Standards and provide a spacious, safe and secure environment for your pet.
We encourage owners to help settle their cat into their allocated unit and to stay as long as needed.
Our cat only facility is situated in North Canterbury amongst a tranquil garden setting on the edge of the Rangiora township, approx 25 minutes from Christchurch. We have a current boarding capacity of around 75-80 cats.
The cattery is surrounded by lovely established gardens incorporating a large goldfish pond and a Cat Memorial Garden dedicated to the memory of precious feline family members. Clients are more than welcome to use the memorial garden should they so wish.
If you are unable to drop off your pet we will happily oblige with our free local pick-up and delivery service.
Ashley Boarding Cattery – the cattery of choice for all cat owners.
Inspection welcome and encouraged.