Welcome to 4 Paws Cat Motel, Christchurch

"Exclusively for cats"

4 Paws Cat Motel is a quiet, peaceful boarding facility for your cat, 400 metres off the road, in a beautiful countryside setting.

4 Paws Cat Motel is an indoor and outdoor cat boarding facility making it a pleasant environment all year round. Our guests can have spacious rooms with a view to the garden and countryside. We have large, secure, outdoor covered play areas and for the colder, wetter months we also have indoor areas set aside for play and exercise.

For enquiries or bookings, contact us via phone or email us direct at 4pawscat@gmail.com from your normal email and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Summer time... and the livin is easy


These are our standard times for pickups and deliveries:
Monday - Friday 8am - 10am, 4pm - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 10am
Sunday 4pm - 6pm

Please enquire if your circumstances fall outside of these times. With prior arrangement we can be available to suit your needs.

Give us a call if you would like to have a look around before booking a stay for your cat, we can organise an appointment to meet your requirements.

We are closed for pickups and dropoffs on the following days;

  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Years Day
  • 2nd of January
  • Good Friday

    Standard Prices Per Night

    - Condo units
    - $18
    - Shareable Units ( 2 cats max, same family ) - $30
         part covered outdoors

    Prices apply during the busy season of December and January.

    Off peak ( February to November ) cats pay $15 per night and are upgraded to the largest free room available. Long term stays over 3 weeks receive a discounted rate.

    These prices include our wet and/or dry food and oral medication ( where required ).

  • Contact information


    577 Pound Rd

    Landline Phone
    03 348 4248

    027 542 0056

    EMAIL: 4pawscat@gmail.com

    We embrace the slow movement principle to create unhurried interaction time for our feline guests.

    4 Paws Cat Motel is 400 metres off the road, no noisy traffic to keep our guests awake.

    We accept EFTPOS, Internet bank transfers and Visa/Mastercard.

    Special Announcements

    Happy and Warm

    Thanks to the good guys at Energy Recovery Systems Ltd we are now running 2 heatpumps!
    Freezing cold mornings a problem no more, all of our double units with windows are in heated rooms now.
    Frost... what frost?


    Cheryl has looked after my crazy cat on a couple of occasions. She is always so well looked after and always gives me an update on how she is. Thoroughly recommend Cheryl and 4Paws.

    Jaime, 5 Star Facebook review, November 2018

    "Our fur babies had a 3 night stay at 4 Paws Cat Motel this weekend and despite a very nervous Mummy (first time we have left them) they settled in quickly and had a wonderful time! We got daily updates (I texted) including photos and I would happily and highly recommend this place to any cat owner! Cheryl and Phil are such friendly caring people who are obviously passionate about what they do and we will not hesitate to book our cats in in the future.
    The rooms are clean and comfortable and a good size; very reasonably priced and lovely big outdoor areas for cats to run around in and also plenty of indoor space too for wet days!
    Thank you so much for taking such good care of our babies!"

    Nicola, 5 Star Facebook review, April 2017

    Cheryl looked after Nacho for three weeks like he was her own whilst we were in the midst of a housing emergency, she was so helpful, with amazing communication and we are so grateful we can place our cat in a place we feel that he is at home in! Highly recommend!

    Laura, 5 Star Facebook review, May 2017

    Fantastic place. Our Chance has stayed multiple times - all his needs are looked after. Beautiful setting and spacious housing gives peace of mind :-)

    Sade, 5 Star Facebook review, August 2017

    Social Media

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