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The Animals Come First



No matter what type of support you and your pets need, you can count on us to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. That’s because Pawtea Kennels & Cattery was created for one single reason - to provide all animals and animal parents the services and care that they deserve.

Open since late 2023, we proudly serve the Taranaki area and open our doors every day with a smiling team. Browse our site to learn more about all that we offer, and contact us with any questions.



Conveniently located on State Highway 3 in beautiful South Taranaki, just south of the Patea township, 45 minutes north of Whanganui, 0r 25 minutes south of Hawera.

Our expansive section offers 2 hectares of picturesque farm lands for your furry loved ones to enjoy. Rest assured while you’re away, your pets are having a lovely holiday with us.


True Animal Lovers



Ever since she was a little girl Nao has dreamed of working with animals and creating an environment to keep them happy.

She has dedicated most of her life to working on this dream, spending decades volunteering at animal shelters, caring for homeless animals while they look for a new home. She has also worked at the Vet at Wellington Zoo and the SPCA, and at a pet store in Tokyo, and a Dog Boarding Kennel in Wellington.

Having worked primarily for non profit organisations, her standard of animal care is very high. She has worked with animals of all ages and sizes and with various health and medical conditions.

Nao’s love and care for animals is second to none, matched with an incredible work ethic and attention to detail, you can rest assured that your animals couldn’t be in better hands.

-NZQA Certification in Animal Care
-Pet First Aid Certificate
-Certified in Dog Body Language & Group Management



A life long animal lover, and a bit of a jack of all trades, Reuben comes from a background in the health & fitness industry and now spends his days providing full time maintenance of our facilities while tending to each of our furry guests needs and desires.


We are located on State Highway 3 at

174 Patea Road,

Patea, South Taranaki 4597

45 mins north of Whanganui / 25 mins south of Hawera


By appointment only. Our pick up and drop off times are:

Dog & Cat Boarding

Monday to Friday:

7:30am to 10:00am / 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturday & Sunday:

8:00am to 10:00am / 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Day Care

Monday to Friday: 

Drop Off: 7:30am to 10:00am

Pick Up: 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Pick up and drop off can be arranged outside of these hours for an additional surcharge.

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