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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Ifah has a varied background ranging from growing up in the hospitality industry, teaching vocational studies and having an international career in project management. She’s always been focused on customers, people’s needs and relentless improvements. She’s proven to be an enormous support to the team by enabling them to provide the best care for your lovely dogs.

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Ange is our resident vet nurse in training - she is currently studying for her diploma in vet nursing as well as working at Paw Palace as our Team Leader making sure we run a tight ship. She has several years of experience at the kennels and loves all dogs, big and small.

Her passion, knowledge, hard work and sense of humour have made her a valuable member of our Paw Palace crew!


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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Dianna has always had a passion for dogs and is mum to two rescue dogs at home.  She has previous experience in animal control and the emergency services and is known for her work in the community with both our human and animal friends. She enjoys her role at Paw Palace and can often be found throwing a ball around for the doggies or playing ‘hose chase’ with them!
She has a genuine, caring heart and is easy to approach so feel free to say hi!

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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 is currently studying for NCEA level 3 and helps us out in the afternoons and weekends.  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...


Our Support Staff

We've recently been supported by a bunch of pawesome crew members:

Kori, Karewa, Cam, Emily, Natalya, Eddie, Nick and Toby..


Profiles will follow soon!


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, 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.


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 (upon confirmation only) - 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 can be arranged against an additional $50.- surcharge.

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