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Doggy Daystay

​Here at Wandering Willows we like to make sure that your dog has a wholesome and enriching time whether they are here for a day, a week or a month! 


Our day-stay option offers a blend of physical and mental enrichment, avoiding the 'play all day' model that can lead to behavioural issues. Instead, dogs enjoy a mix of one-on-one time, enrichment activities,  and supervised group play in our outdoor setting (for social dogs). 

For those seeking regular day stays, it's an excellent way to add variety to your dog's week. Our day stay is designed to complement, not replace, regular walks, training, and home activities, contributing to a well-rounded and happy lifestyle for your furry friend.


Vaccinations for check-in


Nobivac DHPPI - Every 3 Years  (Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitis, and Parainfluenza)

Nobivac Leptospirosis - Every 1 Year (Leptospirosis)

 Nobivac intranasal KC - Every 1 Year (Canine cough)


Nobivac Tricat  - Every 3 Years (Feline Herpes Virus, Feline Calicivirus, Feline Panleucopaenia Virus).

If your dog(s) or cat(s) boosters have lapsed or it is their first set of vaccinations please allow at least 2 weeks before booking into the Kennels and Cattery.

Please fill out a form before your stay, the vaccinations listed must be up to date.


Curious about your dog's day at Wandering Willows for Day Stay?

Early Morning Arrival:

Upon arrival, your furry friend has a chance to decompress and greet their pals. We understand the importance of easing into play to avoid over-excitement and potential behavioural issues later on.

Personalised Attention:

Your pet receives individual attention from our handlers, whether it's reinforcing good behaviour or enjoying some one-on-one playtime and cuddles.


Morning Playtime:

Next up, it's time for your dog to join a carefully selected group for a stimulating morning run, complete with stream play and plenty of sniffing opportunities.

Midday Siesta:

It's enrichment time! Your pet will be provided with a stuffed Kong, a Licki Mat, or a Beef Bone (if appropriate) to engage their brain and encourage relaxation.

Afternoon Socialisation:

In the afternoon, it's back to socialising and playtime with another suitable group of dogs.

Feedback and Progress:

We'll provide you with feedback on your dog's development and progress toward becoming a calm, happy, and healthy adult dog.

At Wandering Willows, we prioritize a balanced mix of rest, exercise, and mental stimulation to ensure your pet's daycare experience is enjoyable and fulfilling.

 Forming new relationships outside of their normal social group can help build a more confident and fulfilled dog.

Dogs need to arrive no later than 9am and leave no earlier than 3:00 pm

We run a daystay taxi to Kaiwaka and Mangawhai on a Thursday

(Please enquire for times and pricing)

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