Welcome to Zaminka!

Nau Mai, Haere Mai ki Zaminka

Old State Highway 1, Te Horo - Ōtaki

We're open every day - 7 days per week

Zaminka Dog Motels

Pamper your furry friend at Zaminka Dog Motels!
Our exclusive retreat blends luxury and comfort, ensuring your pet receives top-notch care. With spacious accommodations and personalized playtime, our dedicated staff goes above and beyond for an unforgettable stay. We prioritize safety and provide a worry-free environment for pet owners. Treat your four-legged family members to a vacation at Zaminka, where tail-wagging happiness awaits!

We are a small, select Kennel with lovely grassed areas for dogs to play. Viewings of our facilities welcome. Week days 8 - 10am or 4 - 5pm.

Whether your dog is a Pure Breed with a "History" or a mutt/mixed breed with parentage that is a "Mystery", we are here to care for your dog.

Zaminka Dog Motels

The Best Choice of Dog Boarding for your Special Four Legged Family Member!! Dogs come from far and wide to stay in our first class dog accommodation and have been doing so since 1993.

Zaminka Dog Motels

Zaminka Dog Motels are a family owned business and have a proud reputation for providing excellent service to their boarding guests. Gary & Lyn opened in 1993 and have since been joined by son Ryan and daughter Raana, who have spent their entire lives with animals of all kinds, especially our own award winning Samoyeds. We designed our facilities to be the kind of place we'd like to take our own dogs to. Our objective is to ensure your dog/s can enjoy their holiday with us whilst you are away enjoying yours.

Our friendly and experienced staff look forward to providing a comfortable, warm and stress free environment for your pet’s enjoyable stay. Whether it is just for a weekend, or long term, we know just how to care, love and pamper your pet. We welcome visits to view our facilities. Call by anytime during opening hours to take a look at our wonderful set up, we're sure you will be impressed and your dog/s will be too!

Pop by and view our large grassy areas where pets run and play, you might get to see the small guests playing when you arrive...and happily yapping their greetings to you!

We are conveniently located just north of Te Horo on State Highway 1, only 1 hours drive from Wellington City.

There is always someone on site 24 hours per day

Our Mission Statement

The Team at Zaminka promises to be kind and loving and service every pet as if it were our own

This is Jamie. He is the longest staying dog that has come to our kennels. He arrived when he was 7 years old, when his owner, due to ill health could no longer keep him. He stayed with us at the kennels for over 2 years when Raana decided to take him home to her place where he lived happily until he was 13 and a half years of age.

Zaminka Dog Motels

Kia Kaha from Team Zaminka
Raana, Ryan, Lyn, Gary & Amber

We feed and recommend ​ BLACKHAWK to all our boarders as well as our award winning Samoyeds

Opening Hours

Sunday - Friday: 7.30am - 11.30am & 4pm - 6pm

Saturday: 7.30am - 11.30am & 5pm - 6pm

But we are here 24 hours a day, caring for dogs and picking up poops!

Zaminka Dog Motels


But you can check out anytime during opening hours, extra day's fee will be charged after 11.30am

We're easily accessible off the expressway! Only 1 hours drive from Wellington City. North or South, take the Otaki exit to Te Horo.