Welcome to 4 Paws Cat Motel, Christchurch


The cattery is fully Reserved for the Christmas 2024 / New Year 2025 holiday season.
Vacancies open up again from 6 Jan 2025.

"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.

At 4 Paws we have indoor units ( all year ) or outdoor units ( season dependant ). They are available in Condo or Double sizes.
We have large, secure partially covered outdoor areas for play, sunning and excercise.
In the colder, wetter months we also have indoor areas set aside for play and excercise.

For enquiries or bookings, contact us via phone or email us direct at 4pawscat@gmail.com 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 drop offs and pickups:
Monday - Friday 8am - 10am, 4pm - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 10am
Sunday 4pm - 6pm

Inspections / visits are by prior arrangement ONLY.

Price Per Night

Cats are allocated the largest free unit available - first in first served.

    Single cat per night charge - $18

    Examples of rooms:
    Condo units
     Double units
     Outdoor units

Long term stays over 3 weeks and multi-cat families receive a discounted rate - price on application.

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


Get Vaccinated Regular Vaccination is important for your cat's health.
You will need to show us your pet health booklet is up to date when bringing your cat to stay.
Please check with your vet, prior to booking, if unsure of your cat's vaccination status.

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

Time for us to take a Pre-Christmas break

This year we will be taking a break ourselves for a well needed rest.
4 Paws Cattery will be CLOSED and not available from 10:00AM Tuesday 29th October
(after Labour Day )
The next available day for drop off will be
8:00AM Monday 9th December


Happy and Warm... or Cool!

On the rare scorching hot summer day we have the aircon on just to keep the cats comfortable.
Freezing cold mornings a problem no more, all of our double units with windows are in heated rooms now.
Frost... what frost?


Cheryl looked after my cat Buttons for nearly 6 months while my house was renovated.
I was so impressed with how well she was cared for. Cheryl took time to brush her as well - love those wee extra thoughtful touches. Cheryl was also very accommodating for visits during that time. She is clearly a natural with cats as every time I visited I could see that my cat was so comfortable around her.
Such a lovely quiet place set back off the road.
Great for those flying as so close to the airport. Highly recommend to all. Your cat is in great hands with Cheryl!

Tracey, 5 Stars! Email, June 2021

My cat is a very sensitive soul in every meaning of the word!! He needs quite a lot so I was nervous about putting him in a cattery... Cheryl very quickly put my mind at ease through her great personality and her love of cats. When it came time to pick Ninja up I was amazed! My cat who rarely likes anyone but my husband and I was smitten with Cheryl! He was glowing with happiness and behaved himself completely which is more than I can say for other times when people have dropped into feed our cats on other occasions when we have been away! I am a cattery convert! Thank you Cheryl for being you and running and amazing business 10/10 would recommend

Laura, 5 Star Facebook September, 2019

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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