Caring pet boarding facility at Leithfield near Christchurch

Need pet boarding in Leithfield (near Christchurch)? Kowai is happy to welcome you and your family to our kennels and cattery.

Vaccination and health requirements

  • All cats and dogs must have current vaccinations. If you are unsure about this check with your vet.
  • Bring their vaccination book with you as we need to check their vaccinations on arrival. No vaccinations = No stay.
  • It is recommended you give your pet flea or worm treatmenst prior to boarding please ensure this is done at least 7 days prior to the start of their holiday with us.

Arrival and departure times

Opening hours for drop-offs and pick-ups are daily from:

8.00 - 10.00 am

4.00 - 6.00 pm

Boarding fees include the day of arrival irrespective of the time of arrival.

There is no charge for the day of departure if pets are collected by 10.00am, after this time an additional day is charged.

Contact person

We need the name of a contact person to pick up your pet if it is:
  • Aggressive
  • Unduly stressed
  • Barking excessively
  • Any female goes on heat without prior arrangement

Does your pet have behaviours or conditions that we need to know about?

Please let us know if your dog is prone to jumping fences, digging, is a ‘houdini’ escape artist, or is excessive timid, etc. 

Vet support

In the event your pet may need veterinary care during their stay with us, we use North Canterbury Vets at Amberley.

If your pet has a pre-existing medical condition we will liaise with your vet as necessary.


While every effort will be made to ensure your pet has a safe stay with us, they are boarded at your own risk. We accept no responsibility for illness, injury, pregnancy, death or loss for any reason whatsoever.

After 10 days from the end of the scheduled boarding period, we reserve the right to make suitable arrangements for pets left in our care if no contact is made by the owner or their emergency contact fails. 
Kennels at Leithfield near Christchurch
Spacious grassy areas for exercise and fun at Leithfield near Christchurch
Ellie having a blast with her pink pig!
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