We love Karapiro Pet Lodge and so does our dog! Kaye and Ray are such a kind and knowledgeable team, they make your pet feel like they are family. They even love my extremely mischievous dog. I wouldn’t send my dog anywhere else!

Christy B

We highly recommend these kennels. Kaye and Ray are lovely; always friendly, ultra-reliable and very knowledgeable about dogs (Kaye is also a vet nurse). The Petlodge facilities are spacious with large individual runs, and the dogs enjoy supervised communal play every day. We have been very happy to use Petlodge over several years. When we are travelling it is great to know our dog is happy and in safe hands, which gives us great peace of mind.

Eric D

We have been using Pet Lodge as a home away from home for our two fairly crazy Airedale terriers for two years! Kaye and the team there are awesome – friendly, attentive and real dog lovers who remember our pups! Quinn and Beau have a ball when they go and are always suitably content when they come home- we would highly recommend Pet Lodge.

Jess W

Contact Details


(07) 827 8379


773 State Highway 1 (Tirau Road),
Rd 2,
Cambridge 3949



We accept Eftpos, Visa and Mastercards

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 

7.30am – 10.00am & 4pm – 6.00pm


7.30am – 9.00am


7.30am – 9.00am & 4pm – 6.00pm

Winter hours:

1 April – 30 September afternoons 4pm – 5.30pm

Closed Saturday afternoons

Public holidays may vary, please check with us

Inspections welcome by appointment

Please remember to bring your current vaccination passports

“Your Pet Deserves The Best”

Karapiro Pet Lodge is ideally situated on State Highway 1, Cambridge, and set on over 4 acres of beautiful farmland in Karapiro.
Owned and operated by a Veterinary Nurse, Karapiro Pet Lodge , is where your pet becomes our pet. We cater for all your pets, as well as cats and dogs, we can care for rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, turtles, chinchillas, even goldfish etc. We welcome special needs pets, post surgery, elderly pets etc.
Kaye also trained as a Dog Listener with Jan Fennel and Tony Knight, of Amichien Dog Listeners Ltd UK, (formally The Dog Listener) and enjoys putting some of this knowledge to practice to understand and help the guests.


Karapiro Pet Lodge have unique facilities, that allow large energetic dogs, access to individual 60 metre grass runs directly from their day and sleep area.
Small dogs have the luxury of being in a separate areas to the big dogs, and there are three different areas that they can be, depending on their needs.


Cats are boarded in a ‘communal’ arrangement, a large inside room with plenty of sleep areas, state of the art cat furniture and toys, opening into a large sunny garden area with plenty of logs, branches and shelves for the cats to play or lounge around on. We are often asked about fighting, but this doesn’t occur.
Because the Pet Lodge is displaced from the cats home range, and is neutral territory, they have no desire to defend it. If you would prefer, we can house your cat in a separate cage.

Pet holiday enquiries

We will respond to your enquiries ASAP