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“Thank you so much for looking after Finnagin. You do a wonderful job with all the animals. He always comes home very happy as if he’s never been away. I love sending him and know he’s in great hands.”

Dianne Hubert

"We highly recommend Riverside Cattery. We are able to leave our tabby Gus there knowing he will treated with the utmost care and kindness. Gus is an older cat and it is important to us that he is not stressed being out of his usual routine. He has stayed at Riverside Cattery many times and is always relaxed and happy when we collect him. It really is a second home to him."

Bev and Dave

“Bonnie and I can thoroughly recommend, which we have to many friends, the use of the best cattery in the land – with Mel and her team – at RIVERSIDE.”

Betty Wallcroft

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Just wanted to say a huge thanks Mel & Rog.  Rio once again stayed at your cattery from 10-23rd Jan and she came home really relaxed and happy. Her coat was looking fab for her 18 years which is always a good sign that she is happy and healthy :)  I was really impressed at how you spoke about spending time and bonding with each cat too.  I love your cattery - it is so clean and calm - run by people who don't just love cats, but understand them - I will continue to recommend this cattery to my family and friends”

Wendy Hooper

“We took our cats to Riverside whilst we went on holiday for three weeks. They have both been really well looked after and have come home really happy cats! Mel was good with us and reassured us that the cats will be fine and that we could call at any time to see how they're getting on. Next time we go away we will definitely take our cats here.”

Laura Organ

"Thank you for looking after our little Wombat so well. She looked so cosy and happy when we picked her up. Will definitely bring her again. Fantastic cattery."

Pete N Ali Cook

“To Mel and and team, Thank you so much for the absolutely fabulous care you gave my girls (sapphire and Bella. Sapphire & Bella ) I can't thank you enough for how well they were looked after and how wonderful your cattery is. We will definitely use you again and recommend you. Thank you thank you thank you”

Kirsha Wood
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  • Kainga
  • Christchurch