It is very important for us here at Marnis Four Legged Friends to provide an excellent service and environment for your little furry family members. We really go that extra mile to ensure all our guests are settled, comfortable and cosy.

Here is a few kind words from some of our clients….



Jack the dog

“Our beloved dog Jack has been attending Home Sweet Home cat and dog homestay five days a week for the last three years for doggie daycare.  He often has overnight stays and spent three weeks there last year when we went overseas.  Jack is a rescue dog and sadly was ill treated when he was a puppy so he has his issues!!  I can’t express enough how much he loves going to Marni’s.  Although he is very attached to us, as soon as I turn in her drive, he is yawning with excitement and wagging his tail wildly.  He jumps out of the car without hesitation and he enjoys his runs out on the farm!  I know I can drive away knowing that he is safe, happy and exercised.  Marni provides an environment that is truly a home away from home.  Jack has become more socialized since being with Marni and less aggressive when we take him on walks and he meets other dogs.  I would not hesitate recommending Marni’s dog stay as she provides a safe, loving home and treats every dog as if they were her own!”
Catherine and Paul Andrew



Sleeping puppies

Cooper has been going to home sweet home since he was 12 weeks old. We love the five star dog and cat home stay.

The attention cuddles and walks that Cooper gets from Marni and Wendy shows when we pull up the driveway… he can’t wait to get out of the car.
The fully fenced property and house is ideal for the dogs. We never hesitate going away now as  he loves staying here. Highly recommend this home stay!!”

Michelle & Barry Davis


Riding Arena lesson

“Isobel has been riding with Marni for more than 4 years. In that time she has gone from a timid rider, who would be scared of walking near a horse to a very confident rider on any horse. This has happened due to Marni’s patience and ability to connect with the rider and horse. I would highly recommend Whangarei City Riding Centre”.


A nice pony ride

My daughter, Liza, started horse riding lessons in Marni’s school when she was 7 Years old. Now she is 12 years old and still enjoys coming to this magical place. She loves everything here – lovely, very smart collections of horses, cats, dogs, goat and ducks. In this, a very safe, beautiful and clean environment she has learnt how to be not only a good horse rider, but to be a careful, patient, brave and happy girl. And I love to come here as well and be around this farm, feeling like there is always sunshine!