Drop your precious fur kid/s off and pick them up the following day!

Small Cat Pen - $27.00 per day

Medium Cat Pen - $29.00 per day

Large Cat Pen - $30.00 per day


Cats are solitary animals, new environments may cause them temporary stress. It may take 2 or 3 days to settle into the cattery, this is perfectly normal.

They may not eat much during the first few days. If your cat has not started eating by the afternoon of the second day we will administer nutrigel - a paste high in vitamins & Minerals. It also contains an appetite stimulant. We find Nutrigel generally works for all cats. ​

Please bring in your cats own bedding, toys or what you feel would make them more settled. ​

We will entice your cat with a selection different foods to encourage them to start eating. ​

Cats are fed twice daily

  • In the morning

  • Mid afternoon

If your cat a fussy eater or on a special diet, that's no problem - you can bring in your own food. ​

Using the litter tray Some cats may not use their bowels till they begin to feel safe & comfortable.  If by the end of the second day if your cat has not used their bowels we administer a cat laxative. This is generally effective Should this not work we will seek advice from a vet.


At Bendigo Pet Retreat our vaccination requirements are strictly adhered to at all times. This policy is for the health and safety of all our boarders. We will not board ANY animal that has not presented with a current vaccination certificate.

All updated vaccinations must be given 2 weeks before boarding or the animal will not be admitted. To avoid disappointment, please ensure your pet is fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to check in.

Kittens (under 12 months)

  • Your kitten must have at least 2 lots of vaccinations

  • Administered at least 4 weeks prior to boarding

  • The vaccinations required are F3 or our preferred F4


  • Your adult cat MUST have a F3 or our preferred F4 vaccination

  • Administered within the last 12 months

  • Boosters administered at least 2 weeks prior to boarding.

    Flea & Worming

  • All pets MUST be wormed before boarding.

  • If your pet has not been wormed within the last 3 months we will worm them for you at an additional charge.

Drop off

  • All cats must come in a carry cage. 

  • The carry cage MUST be secure and in good working order 

  • If your cat comes in with a broken or a cake that is not secure the staff have the right to deny that specific cage and you may be required to purchase another one. ​


    Our staff are competent in administering medication to cats. There is a $2 per day additional charge to administer medication.

If your cat is on medication we must know the following:

  • Medication Name

  • Dosage required

  • How you administer it at home

  • Prescribing vet Reason for medication (contagious illness we will not board your pet)

  • Times you administer the medication

    Please make sure medication comes in original packaging, with a few extra tablets than what is needed.