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About Us


Paw Palace NZ is proud to offer one of Wellington's best dog daycare and boarding kennel facilities as well as groom services.

Our team is made up of dedicated, experienced and passionate dog care specialists and kennel assistants, who love our guests and will make sure their stay with us will be a memorable one!

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Kris – Manager

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Bronwyn – Administration and Customer Care Specialist

Bronwyn works behind the scenes as our Admin and Customer Care Specialist keeping us organised and on track. She is super efficient and will find answers to any questions asked. Emails and phone calls are usually answered by her.  Bronwyn loves walking her dog, Piper, early in the mornings and enjoys the benefit of hanging out with even more dogs at work! 

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Cam – Dog Care Attendant

Cam joined us as a volunteer here at Paw Palace, and has worked her way up to a part time staff member. She’s awesome with both our customers and dogs, and can often be found snuggling in a pen with them. Our furry guests love Cam’s calm demeanour, and her workmates love how quick she powers through the laundry loads! She’s a valued member and we can’t wait to see her growth.

Sam – Dog Care Attendant

Sam found herself working at Paw Palace after doing placement work for her animal care course at WelTec. Since then, she has become an integral part of the team with an incredible work ethic and a love for the dogs which is hard to match. Sam’s a former dancer, and can often be caught having a little dance sesh with some of our pups! But, we don’t think they’ll share her love for reading though!


Milly – Dog Care Attendant

Milly finds herself working for Paw Palace after trying out a variety of different roles, but deciding she wanted to pursue her passion for dogs. Milly quickly became a valuable part of our team through her hard work, calm demeanor and the bonds she built with our dogs. In her own time, you can find Milly spending time with her own dogs, out on a roadie, or chilling down at the beach.

New Dog Care Attendants - Profiles will follow soon!


Nao – Administration and Customer Care Specialist

Nao has worked with animals most of her life, whether that be in her home country of Japan or here in New Zealand. After putting her passion for animals on pause to raise her kids, Nao decided she wanted to get back into it, and Paw Palace was the place for her!


Nao’s enthusiasm to see and work with our dogs is unmatched, with her often too excited to sleep knowing she has a shift coming up! Or maybe she’s happy to get some time away from the kids!

Jarren – Dog Care Attendant

Jarren works quietly behind the scenes to take care of the dogs and make sure the kennels are clean and tidy - he loves cuddling and playing with the dogs, and they love his quiet presence.

His first passion is gaming but dogs are a close second!

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Connor – Dog Care Attendant

Connor is currently studying for his Computer Science degree at VUW and helps us out when he can.  He has a quiet demeanor and a keen sense of humour, he loves dogs and is great at spotting who needs a rest or a bit of time out!

Connor is great at both helping us out behind the scenes and assisting with customers too...

Daniel – Dog Care Attendant

Daniel has been with us for a quite a while. He helps us out mostly in weekends and school holidays, and when he's got a break from his volleyball, badminton, basketball, and 'what other sports Daniel?' Although a bit shy with people, he's getting better when he sees you drop off or pick up your furry loved ones, so make sure you say 'Kia ora!'


Not only is Daniel absolutely amazing with our doggies, he is a cleaning machine making sure all kennels are ready for our guests, and topping that off, your kuri loves going for walks with him!

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Eddie – Dog Care Attendant

Eddie knows our kennels in and out since he's started as a volunteer and wow, how blessed are we to have him as part of our steady weekend crew and the odd shifts after school when he's able to help. Quite timid, he loves his dirt bike and of course dogs! Blasting through cleaning our kennels, Eddie too, loves taking our doggies for walks and makes sure to share his playtime with our furry friends.

Natalya – Dog Care Attendant (Casual)

Starting off as our work placement student, Natalya was at Paw Palace every Tuesday to help out and play with our small dogs. Now, she loves it so much she’s officially joined our team! With two dogs at home, Natalya is a huge dog lover and a hard worker - perfect fit for us. While working at Paw Palace, she completed her study Animal Care at Whitireia, and we’ll continue cheering her on every step of her professional development pathway!

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Paw Palace NZ caters for all our small, medium and large guests with both indoor and ample outdoor play areas at our main kennels in Glenside. Conveniently reachable from State Highway 1 and quietly nestled within 32,020 m2 grounds surrounded by lots of green, bushes and trees with protective fences all around.In Papakōwhai, we welcome smaller and senior dogs for daycare between Monday and Friday. Only 10 minutes away from the main kennels in Glenside, close to Aotea Lagoon with amazing views of Porirua harbour.


Adjacent to our daycare facility in Papakōwhai, you will find our Grooming Salon fitted out with the latest of grooming equipment to pamper your beloved dog.





From State Highway 1 northbound, follow signs for Route 1 / Porirua / Palmerston North. Take the exit toward Churton Park / Glenside. Drive onto Westchester Drive and take the first, right driveway onto 4 Westchester Drive (if you get to the roundabout, you just missed the driveway! Just turn at the roundabout, return to State Highway 1 and you'll see a boarding kennel sign on your left hand indicating you're 300m away).


From State Highway 1 and State Highway 59 to Porirua. Take the exit toward Papakōwhai from State Highway 59. Follow the signs for Aotea Lagoon / Polic Museum / Papakōwhai and continue straight. Turn right onto Brora Crescent, turn right onto Annan Grove and turn right onto Ayr Place – we are down the drive of 9 Ayr Place.

Opening Hours


Monday: 7:30 - 11am & 3.30 - 6.00pm

Tuesday: 7:30 - 11am  & 3.30 - 6.00pm

Wednesday: 7:30 - 11am  & 3.30 - 6.00pm

Thursday: 7:30 - 11am  & 3.30 - 6.00pm

Friday: 7:30 - 11am  & 3.30 - 6.00pm

Saturday: 7:30 - 11am

Sunday & Public Holidays: 9:00 - 10.30am and 3.30 - 6.00pm

No drop offs / pick ups on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Pick up and drop off outside opening hours will incur an additional $50 surcharge for every hour or part of.

We would love you to come for a visit - please contact us to arrange a date and time for one of our tours.

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