It's easy to see why pet owners throughout the Northern Territory prefer A1 Kennels and Cattery.
We have always prided ourselves on being a home away from home for creatures great and small. Our facilities are ventilated, spacious and immaculately clean, so you can rest assured your pet will never have to ruff it. There's plenty of space for dogs to exercise and have fun. For your peace of mind, we will ensure your pet has ready access to a Veterinarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When you choose A1, you can rest assured your fur baby will be pampered in the lap of luxury.
New Managers Christina and Danuel took over management in November 2016. We occupy 5 acres in Darwin's tropical McMinns Lagoon region, located close to Humpty Doo, Howard Springs, Coolalinga and Palmerston.

Our luxurious boarding facilities are fully ventilated, comfortable and designed to accommodate dog breeds, large and small. In addition to being able to board up to 90 dogs and 40 cats, we have smaller enclosures for birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, snakes, lizards and more.

If you have several dogs requiring boarding, and they do not like to be separated, don't stress! We have large family areas to accommodate 3 to 4 dogs.
Ensure your pets are well looked after while you are away and enjoy complete peace of mind with A1 Kennels & Cattery.
To find out more about our services, inspect our facilities or request a quote, don't hesitate to contact us today.

Pick Up & Drop off

If you can't make it to our location due to time constraints or no transport, don't stress! Our Darwin pet boarders are able to collect your pets from your property and return them to you on the day of your choosing. We operate between 9:00am to 11:00am and 3:30pm and 5:00pm. Monday to Saturday 3.30pm and 5.00pm Sundays, closed public holidays. Pick ups and drop offs outside these hours may incur an additional fee. Take the stress out of transporting your pet with A1 Kennels and Cattery.

On Arrival

As you come through the gate on the right, please honk your horn to advise us of your arrival and then continue to follow the road around to the right down to the kennels and cattery where one of our friendly staff will assist you.

Proof of Vaccination

At our Darwin cattery and kennels, the health of the pets in our care is our first priority. Because of this, we will not admit any animal that has not received essential vaccinations. You will need to bring along the relevant vaccinations certificates or we will not be able to admit your pet. Vaccination certificates can be emailed directly to board@a1kennelsandcattery.com.au.

Daily Rates

Pricing is seasonal and based per calendar day.

Payment in full is required upon the checkout of your pet. If required, we are more than happy to provide a pick up and drop off service for an additional fee.

Our boarding rates:

  • Dogs off peak $35.00 per dog per night
  • Dogs peak period $40.00 per dog per night
  • Cats off peak $25.00 per cat per night
  • Cats peak $30.00 per cat per night

Peak periods include all public holidays, school holidays and December & January