Owners Emma Crothers and James Conroy.

Hi I am Emma Crothers, a qualified Veterinary Nurse. Originally off a farm, I have had a love for animals from a very young age. I had been working as a Vet Nurse for 7-8 years and loved it and I still also run a Puppy Preschool, I really enjoy the time I get to spend with the puppies and their owners, helping them develop a great long lasting relationships. I continue to run the Puppy Preschool in Palmerston North.

James Conroy is my partner; he works in Palmerston North as IT support and will help out as required at Pet Stay. James has adoration for animals and will love to spend time walking, playing and enjoying their company.

We have two children Ashlyn and Jace. They have been around animals since they were born and are very good with them. They understand that they require respect and love. We have a few pets of our own, 2 cats, Zabnar and Ladlad, a Doberman called Odin, 2 turtles and a flock of chickens. We have always had pets and would never be without.

Here at Pet Stay we also have Deanna, Holly, Mikayla and Corinne caring for all pets. The staff here are very friendly and will take the best care of your pets. All of our staff love animals and care for them as if they are their own. Any problems or concerns are communicated to me and I will assess and decide what action is required. We are always in touch with owners if we are worried in any way. You are always welcome to call for updates or you can text or send a message on messenger too. We know how hard it can be leaving your pets and we are happy to help make it a little easier in any way we can.

When you visit us here at Pet Stay, you will see Zabnar and Ladlad wandering around and also two other black cats Tux and Edo. Tux and Edo belong to one of our lovely staff members, Deanna. She adopted them when their family (biological) left them to fend for themselves in the Pet Stay farm paddock. They now spend their days playing and lounging in the staff room. They do love smooches once they get to know you too. We also have a few chickens and roosters who have decided they like the idea of hanging out in the yard. Because we have all these lovely animals around we really appreciate your cooperation with keeping dogs on leads when entering the property, to avoid them getting chased. Pet Stay is a lifestyle we love and we intend to keep the great reputation for convalescent care and socialisation for pets. We will always be looking at ways to improve the time your pets stay with us and welcome any suggestions you may have to improve our service to you. We look forward to meeting you and your pets.


  • Boarding for cats and dogs
  • Other family pets catered for
  • Constant interaction all day
  • Great runs and paddling pool
  • Staff on premises 24/7
  • Full grooming service and Bathingg
  • Doggie daycare
  • Convalescent care
  • Car parking
  • Friendly staff

Bookings are essential and we do ask that you give us as much notice as possible to avoid disappointment. If you know you are going away on a public holiday this will need to be booked in at least 3 weeks prior, with the exception of Christmas and New year, which need to be booked at least 4 months in advance. Dates can always be changed closer to the time but at least if you have it booked, your pet has a spot.

If you know you are going to need your pet cared for it is very important to keep up to date with their vaccinations. Vets do usually send out reminders however this is not always reliable, so keeping track in another way is very important.

Doggy Daycare

Pet Stay also offers a Doggy Daycare where your dog can learn to socialise. At this special doggy day care your pet will have socialisation with other dogs and basic commands will be reinforced.

Provide your pooch with the companionship it needs while you are at work and enroll them in Pet Stays Doggy Daycare from Monday to Friday, we can also have them on the weekend if this is required.

Anyone wanting to book their dog in for doggie daycare must contact us at least one week prior to wanting them to come in. Our doggie daycare is very popular and spaces are very limited.

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Pet Stay, 32 Colyton Road, Feilding, Manawatu
Manawatu-Wanganui. (06) 323 0685
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