Cat Boarding

Welcome to the Ponsonby and Herne Bay Vets Cattery!

Our spacious facility houses lots of scratching posts, places to climb and play as well as hiding spots for the shy guys. Whether your kitty laps up attention, likes to make other feline friends or prefers to have their own space, we have them covered!

Our windows provide plenty of natural lighting, as well as a nice big windowsill for your kitty to have an afternoon snooze and a full balcony at our Herne Bay branch. Fully equipped with a heat pump and air conditioning to ensure they stay snuggly in the winter and cool in the summer.

We have two private suites at our Ponsonby clinic complete with their own comfortable beds and scratching posts. Our private suites are a great option for kitties who might not enjoy socialising with other guests in the cattery.

Your pet’s health and safety is our top priority, which means all cats must be up to date with their F3 vaccination (at least 1 week before coming into boarding). Proof of this must be presented prior to their stay. They also must be up to date with flea and worm treatment, and we prefer to do a treatment on arrival of your pet's stay. Otherwise we will require a receipt or packaging as proof that they are protected if they are not in our system.

Daily Care

We care for your pets like they are our own family. The facility is cleaned by our trained and experienced staff who are passionate about cats and making sure they have the best holiday while they are staying with us.  The best part is that the catteries are attached to our Veterinary Clinics, so our nurses and veterinarians are readily available to take care of any concerns.

We aim to make the environment as stress free as possible during their stay. We use Feliway diffusers which are plugged in 24/7. This is a natural pheromone which helps them to feel relaxed during their stay. This product is available from the vet clinic and is great to use if you are moving home or introducing a new cat to the household.

Our cattery team spend quality time with each cat, learning their individual personalities and behaviours to determine how we can make their stay comfortable and as stress-free as possible.

Special Needs

Our staff are fully training to administer medications and look after many cats with special requirements.  Contact us to discuss whether our catteries will be suitable for your pet with special requirements.

Our Cattery Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday: Closed


To book your feline family member into our home away from home or if you would like to visit our facilities you can email us at [email protected] or call us on 09 360 0961. Alternatively, you can use our online enquiry form.

We look forward to welcoming your beloved cats at the Ponsonby & Herne Bay Vets Cattery.