Frequently Asked Questions

Does my cat have to be vaccinated?
Yes. Vaccinations are extremely important to protect your cat and the other boarders from disease. Cats must be up to date (within one year) with their vaccinations. All kittens must have had their first vaccination and a booster shot before coming to board.

What will my cat's time with you be like?
Due to the risk of cross infection, all cats have their own extra large units. If they come from the same home they are welcome to share a double unit.

All cats have the daily opportunity to enjoy play time, extra attention and grooming, out of their cages, under our supervision. Your cat's individual care will be tailored by us to suit their needs and your wishes.

We provide everything to make your cat comfortable, but please bring anything you feel will make your cat feel more at home - bedding, toys etc.

Please note that at Rushcroft Cattery we specialise in caring for timid cats.

Will my cat receive the same food s/he has at home?
Yes. We will adhere to your cat's dietary requirements. We feed the cats wet and dry food twice daily unless otherwise specified by you.

If your cat is on a prescription diet, you will need to bring enough of the vet proscribed food to last your cat for the length of its stay.

What if my cat gets sick?
While we do not have a vet on site, your cat will have access to quality vet care should they require it. We will always attempt to use your regular vet where possible. You will be required to pay any veterinary fees incurred.

My cat requires ongoing medication. Will this be a problem?
At Rushcroft we are experienced in administering most forms of cat medication. Please discuss with us any needs in this area your cat might have.

We do not charge extra for medicating your cat. It's all part of the service.

How much do you charge?
Boarding fees are daily rates and include day of arrival and day of departure.

Daily rate for one cat:$12.00
Daily rate for two cats:$21.00
Daily rate for additional cats:$10.00

We provide a 10% discount for stays of 30 days or more.

Our base $12 fee does not increase over Christmas (December through to January), however the double cat and long term stay discounts do not apply over this period.

You can pay by cheque, cash or internet banking. We do not have EFTPOS facilities available.

Who are you?
We have been in the business of caring for cats for over 25 years. Time goes so quickly when your job means doing what you love. In the U.S.A. I worked for Oakland Zoo in San Francisco in Public Relations. Then on to Florida working with the large cats in their Exotic Feline Park. In New Zealand I have bred and shown Persians. I was also in the dog showing rings (toys and non sporting groups). During busy times, Heather, a long term volunteer with the Cats Protection League and expert hard worker, lends a hand and we make a great team.

Inspection is always welcome and you can feel confident about leaving your feline family member with us.

Phone Judy Satterwhite 04 477-3593

Where are you?
Rushcroft Cattery is only 20 minutes from the Wellington CBD, at 549 Ohariu Valley Rd, Johnsonville. Click here to see a map showing how to get to us.