Smart Road Cattery offers semi communal style boarding. Nearly all cats (even those who defend their turf at home) are very happy to mix and mingle and get along well. Remember that it is not their territory and therefore they have nothing to argue about - cats in the wild live in prides and are therefore sociable by nature.

Cats are separately caged for feeding and sleeping at night. They can choose their daily routine and are free to come and go as they please. Cats are encouraged to use the enclosed outdoor play areas during the day, for sun lounging, play or watching country life go by!. We have created a pleasant and roomy atmosphere conducive to providing a stress free environment, where cats of all personalities will feel at ease. Cuddles, conversation and individual attention are crucial for their physical and emotional well being – all are provided at Smart Road Cattery.

Our Charges

Please Note: Owing to the demand for accommodation during the Christmas/New Year period a booking deposit of $30 is required and the balance when your pet is collected at the end of their stay. We reserve the right to charge for all reservations, should you collect your pet prior to the arranged date a refund should not be expected.

For one cat boarding with us the charge is $16 per day. 

For two or more cats boarding with us in communal the charge is $15 per cat per day.

Individual runs/Isolation unit is $20 per cat per day.

We charge a full day rate on your cats first day regardless of drop off time, but we will only charge a half day fee if your cat is collected by 10.00am on its last day with us. We discount the above prices by 10% after 21 days.

New Accommodation

We have three new individual outdoor runs for those that need their own deluxe accommodation. 

To book one of these runs it is $20 per day


For the safety and well being of all our guests we require cats to be vaccinated against:

  • Felocell CVRP for Calicivirus,
  • Rhinotrachritis (Snuffles),
  • Panleukopenia (Feline Enteritis)

Please remember to bring along your cats vaccination card (for each visit) or if you have misplaced the card, please get your veterinary clinic to ring us. If your cat requires a vaccination booster, please have it completed at least 14 days prior to their stay with us. If your cat does not have a up-to-date vaccination your cat will be required to stay in our isolation unit, this is for the well being of your cat.

Help Us

Knowing all about your cat can help us make their stay as stress free as possible. You may bring its’ own food if you wish, but there is no reduction in the daily charge.


We will gladly administer medication and diabetic injections, even to difficult patients. If your pet is on medication for a long term illness, we ask that you see your veterinarian just before any boarding stay. We do not charge for administering medication.


  • Remember not to feed your pet before transporting and please do not place food in your cats cage during transportation – they could choke.
  • Up-to-date vaccination card(s)
  • Medication where appropriate, clearly labelled with veterinarian instructions.
  • Bedding – is supplied however if you wish you may bring a small item familar to your cat this should ideally be a small t-shirt or small piece of fleece – not a large blanket or sheepskin
  • Emergency contact numbers
  • Any special food
  • Payment Options – we happily receive cash or EFT-POS.

We always use Smart Road Cattery to look after our two cats whenever we go away. The staff are friendly and we know... more

Michelle & Andy Dawson

Contact Us

Abbe Shearer
318 Smart Road, RD 2
New Plymouth, 4372
06 758 6482
027 575 1616