Caring for Cats in Northland and Auckland, New Zealand
'My boys came back (1st visit) in the best condition ever. They are booked in again for the end of May. I have never come across a cattery so well maintained and with such personal attention to my boys . I feel very confident to leave them in Ellis' care yet again.'
Helene, Red Beach, Hibiscus Coast
'Ellis and Paul really love cats and will care for your fur baby like it's their own. They take into account your cat's personality and individual needs to make their stay as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Add to that Ellis' expertise as a vet and you can relax and enjoy your holiday with no worries about your feline family member.'
Michele and Steve, Helensville, Rodney
'An excellent cattery to leave your loved pets, with Ellis (vet) who actually spends time with them while they are boarding. The new cattery being built, 1/2 way through build, will be fantastic when finished. Highly recommended.'
Sue, Kaukapakapa, Rodney
'Just wanted to let you know Cairo is a very happy and loving cat. So different from when he went away in a tizzy. Thank you for all the love and attention you have given him. He thoroughly inspected the whole house and yard when he got home and was telling us very early that it was time for bed. We think he was on the bed all night. Also, he seems very comfortable around both of us, so it has been a great experience for him.'
Kay and Russell, Pinehill, Albany
'Although a 25-minute drive from home, we love the level of genuine care and attention our much loved cats have had here. One of our cats is a big gentle shy boy and Ellis just intuitively knows how to get him on side and she has him purring in no time. It's such a safe, warm and loving environment to have our four-legged family members in while we're away. Can't imagine going anywhere else.'
Amanda and Duncan, Silverdale, Hibiscus Coast
'Best cattery place ever! Ellis takes the best care of our cat! Such a wonderful place! Well worth the drive out as well.'
Steve, Hillcrest, North Shore City
'Well worth the drive out there, the place is immaculate and Ellis really takes the best care of her visitors. My furry friend was a bit sick when I had to leave him but I knew he was in good hands the whole time. Will definitely be back!'
Megan, Waterview, Auckland
'They took such great care of our cat Tim, he actually came home more settled and relaxed! Highly recommended!'
Shelley and Bruce, Silverdale, Hibiscus Coast
'This is the nicest cat hotel imaginable. Thanks again for taking such good care of my cat. He is looking forward to his next holiday!'
Ruth, Helensville, Rodney
'First visit with Zoe today prior to her having a 2-month "holiday" at Cat Hotel Stoney Creek next year. Stunning in every way! Thanks Ellis and Paul!'
Lyndsay and Maurice, Orewa, Hibiscus Coast
'Congrats Ellis, it looks very nice and the cats seem very happy. We will not hesitate to bring you our cats next time we travel.'
Patricia and Steven, Schnapper Rock, Auckland
'We were reticent about having our neurotic moggies Akubichan and Kurochan in a 'lounge', but didn't realise how expertly they had set things up, with generous-sized individual cages the cats can retreat to when they need their space, lots of levels and toys and places to hide, and a level of professional care and attention only a trained vet like Ellis - who clearly loves her temporary tenants - can provide. We loved the email progress report (with photos), the attention to detail and the all-round care. We took the opportunity to have the felines micro-chipped while there - another great service they provide. Our cats came back to us happy and well-combed, and we would have no hesitation in making a return trip to stay at this 'hotel'.'
Gary and Yoko, Baylys Beach, Kauri Coast, Dargaville
'Thanks very much for the photos of Joy and Shelly you took while we were away. We have printed them out and put them in their very own photo album. Both the girls are more relaxed since we’ve been back than they were before we went away. We're not sure whether it’s just them growing up or whether it did them good to have a change of scenery and other cats around them – whichever way, they are great and we're sure they will be happy to come back and visit you again in the future whenever we go away.'
Leanne and Glenn, Kaukapakapa, Rodney
'Thank you so much for taking care of Rosie over the Christmas Break. We’d heard some alarming stories about catteries from friends and as this was the first time we’d left Rosie, we were a little worried she wouldn’t like being away from us and may fret the whole time we were gone. However, when we arrived at Cat Hotel Stoney Creek we were very impressed with the environment that has been set up for the cats: nice clean open space, natural light, fresh air and a view out to farmland, we lmost wanted to check in ourselves! Being comfortable with leaving Rosie in Ellis and Paul's care meant we were able to go away on our holiday and relax, knowing that Rosie was safe and would be well looked after. We’ll definitely be booking our little princess in for future stays and would highly recommend Cat Hotel Stoney Creek as a clean, fun, and loving place for cats to enjoy: a home away from home.'
Donna and Rob, Westmere, Auckland
'I left my middle-aged cats with some trepidation as they had never been in a cattery before. I need not have worried, they were just fine and didn't want to come home at the end of their stay. Ellis is clearly as crazy about cats as we are and treats every cat as an individual. I really appreciated the photos she sent to reassure me they were OK. Cat Hotel Stoney Creek is more than just a business, it is a lifestyle. The place is spotlessly clean, warm and with lots of things for cats to do and lots of places to hide or sleep - a home away from home. Thank you so much for caring for Mitzi and Lilybelle. I am sure they are looking forward to their next stay.'
Sue, Wellsford, Rodney
'Our first impression of Cat Hotel Stoney Creek was very good. Clean and very well organised. Ellis and Paul are very caring people and we believe our cat Lucky had a good time. So thank you very much for looking after Lucky so well! The medical care and advice you gave was an added bonus. We would definitely recommend Cat hotel Stoney Creek as a cattery and would bring Lucky there again any time.'
Francoise and Rob, Waitoki, Rodney
'Thank you so much for taking care of Radar. It was clear when we came to pick him up he was completely at home. After surveying his estate on arrival home he is now his normal naughty self and completely unfazed by his three week holiday.'
Maria and Matthew, Muriwai Beach, Waitakere
'Nigel and Tulip have settled back in very well - a real testament to your care and kindness - they look as if they have simply moved from one room of the house to another. And thanks so much for the lovely photos - we don't take many of them now, but should - they are still very precious and often so cute. We are most likely going to need your services again in the future and once we tell Nigel and & Tulip, they will be trilled to hear we are going away again. We'll let all our friends - and our vet too - know that Cat Hotel Stoney Creek is the best place for cats to stay.'
Julie and Simon, Murrays Bay, North Shore City
'Thank you, Ellis and Paul, for again looking after our two girls Lilly and Pushka, while we were away. They certainly returned home looking very well and we know that they are well looked after whilst staying at Cat Hotel Stoney Creek. Your cattery is lovely and clean, airy yet warm and sunny. With the cages set up as they are the cats can be “private” and enjoy their own company or they can join in with other guests. There are plenty of toys and scratch posts with which they can occupy themselves as well as day beds in the sunshine. You both obviously love and understand cats and with Ellis being a vet it is very assuring when we leave our precious “babies” behind. We love getting the updates and pictures while we are away – it is a great touch. Thank you so much. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.'
Anne and Alan, Point Wells, Rodney
'Snokey has returned looking well, with a shiny, glossy coat and very relaxed. We would recommend Cat Hotel Stoney Creek to anyone else looking for a place for their cat to stay.'
Michelle and Brandon, Forrest Hill, North Shore City
'Thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful care of Mouse, the week you had her. I can really say that when I leave her with you I have no worries at all, and can relax knowing she is well looked after. She has certainly settled in well in our new home, and again is "Queen Mouse" in our home. Until next time she comes to stay at your wonderful Cat Hotel Stoney Creek. THANKS HEAPS.'
Sue, Red Beach, Hibiscus Coast
'Thanks so much for taking such good care of my Teddy while I was away at the beach. My initial apprehension (as I’ve never taken a pet to a cattery before) was lessened after a friend recommended you, and has completely gone after seeing how relaxed my beloved feline companion was after his stay. The cat “hotel” is so clean, light, warm and well ventilated it’s no wonder the other “guests” that I saw were obviously enjoying their holiday too! It’s pretty obvious that Ellis and Paul know and love cats, and my assurance is sealed knowing that Ellis is also a vet! I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Cat Hotel Stoney Creek as a lovely safe haven for cat holidays!'
Jacquie, Kingsland, Auckland
'Our two cats Wiggles and Sammie stayed here recently. It is an awesome place for cats to stay. To Ellis and Paul this is obviously a labour of love. Great job and many thanks for your kindness!'
Lesley and Cliff, Torbay, North Shore City
'Thank you so much for looking after Crumpet, I think he enjoyed his "holiday". It certainly made our trip to Napier all the more enjoyable knowing he was in safe hands. Love the photos, what a lovely gesture! Thank you again, till the next time!'
Halina, Helensville, Rodney
‘Just wanted to say a big thank you for looking after Ludo and Luna. We were anxious about leaving them but knowing how much care and love you gave both of them helped us relax on our holiday. We will definitely use you in the future!’
Scarlett and Chris, Glenfield, North Shore City
‘Our cat Mabel was being so well looked after - we can heartily recommend Cat Hotel Stoney Creek to anyone who wants a home away from home for their cats while they are away. Thank you so much Ellis and Paul!’
Carolyn and Colin, Helensville, Rodney
‘We can’t say enough of the great service Ellis and Paul provided, especially when Mocha was sick! Some days we think Mocha dreams of being back at your hotel! We don’t recommend too many businesses to our friends as we find their experience differs from ours; however, we know we can be reassured that they will have the same satisfaction as us and will become long term clients for you.’
Catherine and Vaughan, Milford, North Shore City
‘Thank you so much for the extra effort you took in looking after our cats Lucky, Bingo and PJ and sending us the email and photos. That was very thoughtful - a very classy touch! We felt really good about the cats while we were away - thank you so much. We look forward to having them stay with you again next time we go away and we'll definitely be recommending your service.’
Monica and Ian, Kaukapakapa, Rodney
'Cat Hotel Stoney Creek is clean with a lovely outlook to fields of grass. There are lots of places for cats to sleep, sit and play. Ellis and Paul were friendly and caring towards our cat Coco, and took time to discuss with us his personality so they could get to know a bit about him. Coco was well cared for, and we were very happy to receive a short email and photos of how his stay was going.'
Katya and Owen, Milford, North Shore City
'Owned and run by a trained vet, Cat Hotel Stoney Creek promises a secure and safe environment for your moggy's holiday.'
Airini, Kaukapakapa, Rodney
'My cat Max is 15 years old and has never been in a cattery. I was a little concerned how he would go and found my local cattery advertised on Google. Ellis was very friendly and I felt at ease Max would be okay after talking with her. I made a few mistakes regarding Max' immunisations and through careful consideration Max was looked after in a separate area. He was allowed his own food and his own special sheepskin from home. When we arrived I knew Max would be in great hands: the cattery is clean, homely and connected within the main dwelling, so life for Max would be similar (sleep, eat, and a friendly pat when passing by). When we picked Max up he was happy to see us but also content. Purrfect home away from home. Thanks Ellis!'
Sharon, Kaukapakapa, Rodney
'It is often hard to get a few days away when you have a cattery. We have been so lucky in the past to have had the opportunity to get away together with the help of Paul and Ellis. They have looked after our cattery "The Cat’s Pyjamas” on two occasions for us and we have been able to take an overseas trip with the knowledge that our cattery and our clients have been looked after to the highest standards. It has been a bonus that Ellis is a vet and that all our clients cats' health has been her priority. We have had no worries about safety or security. We wish them well in their new venture and would have no hesitation in recommending them as a great place to leave your precious pet.'
Derrol and Helen, Whangarei