Welcome to Matakohe and the home of Tom and Jenny. We met when Tom purchased a Cavalier pup off me so when we married, a year later, Tom gained thirteen dogs and I gained one!
I had been breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels since 1989. We are still breeding Cavaliers and also Cocker Spaniels.
We started our Boarding Kennels in 1998 - a natural progression from boarding our Cavalier "family" (puppies and dogs that we breed who came back for holidays).
In 2002 we purchased our first Ragdolls, for breeding, from Margaret Downes (Kiwimagic) and our first kittens were born in November '03. We live on 68 hectares - a nice country retreat for animals. Matakohe is situated on the northern end of the Kaipara Harbour.
We board Dogs, Cats and other small pets. They are well cared for and loved and we can guarantee fun holidays for your pets. Long or short term stays with very competitive rates. We also breed awesome Ragdoll kittens.
Owned and operated by Tom & Jenny Metcalfe-Ginger. We live on 68 hectares - a nice country retreat for animals, affectionately known as 'School Camp for pet
We feed our kittens Iams & Purina Kitten biscuits, as well as tinned tuna or salmon, and cooked fresh fish. Any change of diet must be done very gradually to avoid upset tummies. Fresh water must be available all the time.
The kittens are treated for worms regularly. Initially we use paste wormers and latterly we use Drontal. For flea control we use flea combs because (a) this controls fleas and (b) it gets the kittens used to being combed. We do use Frontline Spray occasionally.
The kittens have their first vaccinations at 8 weeks of age and the second is done a month later, either by us or by the new owner. The kittens are Vet Checked before they go to their new homes
Slicker brushes and flea combs are used for grooming and generally they enjoy the experience. They like lying on their backs and having their tummies combed or brushed. They can sometimes get small knots in their coats but with regular brushing or combing this will not happen.
They can go outside under supervision but I recommend you keep them inside at night. We have a harness and lead and Gonzo, especially, loves to go for walks!!!
When a kitten or cat goes to the Vet they are always taken in a crate so we recommend you use the crate as a sleeping or feeding place so when you do use it for travel puss will be used to it.
All the above are purely guidelines and the only thing you REALLY have to do with your kitten is to LOVE & ENJOY HIM/HER !!!!!!!!