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!

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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


    Single unit - $15 per night stay
    Double room and outdoor units- $30 per night stay, two cats ( same family ) max

    Off peak discounts are available for long stays and multi-cat families that stay in double units.

    Each cat receives a free upgrade to a spacious double unit as they are available ( February to November ).

    We can supply a GST invoice for your insurance related boarding needs.

  • 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 up our guests.

    Special Announcements

    To all our valued customers.
    This year we will be taking some time out after show weekend to recharge for the busy Xmas season.

    The cattery will be closing on the 20th November 2018, reopening on the 11th December 2018.

    We trust this will cause no inconvenience at a traditionally quiet time of year.


    "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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