Recently we had to move out of our home for EQC repairs which also meant we had to find a holiday home for our cat Fonzy.

In the past, when we’ve gone on holiday, we’ve always had someone to come and look after Fonzy but not having that as an option, made us feel a little anxious about putting him in a cattery for the first time.

After a little research, we decided to go with The Ashley Boarding Cattery. Not only were the facilities immaculate but Donna, Steve and the rest of the team really made Fonzy feel at home and also put our minds at ease.

While staying at the cattery, an old wound of Fonzy’s opened up and things became quite serious. Fonzy ended up with staples in his neck and because he was crafty enough to pull them out, he had to be supervised so Donna and Steve went beyond the call of duty, welcoming Fonzy into their own home….and letting him sleep on their bed!

We are so grateful for the time, energy, and personal touch that you put into ensuring that Fonzy was as close to feeling at home as he could and for also making us feel at ease about the whole situation.

You guys really are wonderful and we can’t thank you enough. Prue Roberts & Fonzy

Our two British Blue “kids”, Hugo and Harriet, have been regular visitors to the Ashley Boarding Cattery since they were born 5 years ago.

We have been impressed by the professional attitude of Donna and her team and know that our little guys are in a safe, immaculately clean and warm environment while we are away.

The rooms are spacious with plenty of fresh air and pieces of equipment to help the cats feel cosy and at home. They are provided with a choice of nutritious food and the staffs ensure that their guests are eating well and are relaxed and happy.

We place our cats in the cattery knowing that they are in excellent hands and they are not at all stressed about our departure.

Without any hesitation I would recommend Ashley Boarding Cattery to anyone who expects the best for their cat. Raewyn Herrell Rangiora.

We receive excellent service from the moment we arrive from all the staff at Ashley Cattery. Donna is always very friendly and accommodating. The cattery rooms are warm, with clean and comfortable bedding.

The service that Ally gets while on holiday is outstanding. Ally always tells us about her wonderful stay when we pick her up! Faye and Ally.

Thank you for the excellent care Bertie and Lizzie received while our home was having Earthquake Repairs completed (six months in total).

Since then, they have been back on two separate occasions, every time they have both been so happy, spoilt and loved by Donna and her helpful Staff.
The premises are always very clean, tidy and set in a lovely garden setting – home away from home. John and Isabel Prosser.

I would like to thank you for the care of Rosie, Princess and Frank. We have used catteries in the past and well frankly your establishment is the finest we have come across in many years.

The premises are so immaculately clean and comfortable and the guys were cared for to a very high standard to the point that it appeared Rosie did not want to leave and would not get out of bed to come home.

We will always appreciate the way you accommodated the guys at short notice for a number of weeks and we will continue to be loyal customers and we do not hesitate to recommend you at any opportunity.

Once again, thank you.

Kindest regards Faye Francis

I would like to acknowledge the loving care and attention that Ashley Cattery gave to our two cats, Jiggs & Maisie when we moved from the Christchurch Suburb of Cashmere to the small village of Cust.

This was a very trying time for our two cats, Jiggs who is 13 years old and was requiring insulin injections twice daily and Maisie who was extremely timid. Both cats had been traumatised by the Christchurch earthquake and the care and attention they received over nearly five months was so special it relieved a huge amount of worry especially as they had not been in a cattery before.

Donna, Steve and their team looked after them both as if they were their own and we both would highly recommend Ashley Cattery to anyone who is looking for somewhere with that little bit extra to look after their precious cats.

Thanks Donna & Steve for all your help David & Jennine Bartram.

Forest Cat is very precious to me and it is so reassuring to know that when we are away for a few days or longer, that my Forest Cat is safe, warm and being given the‘extra’ touch by Donna. Jeanette Busch.