Having searched for a long time for a Kennels for Luger our 6yr old male Doberman and visiting several I found Te Amo
Kennels. It looks like doggy heaven and it is!

Heaps of walks running through fields to the stream for a swim. Lots of love and personalized attention. Photos to look at and keep in touch on Facebook and email. Best of all someone experienced with large breeds and dog behaviour Sams care and knowledge is outstanding.

Te Amo Kennels must be the best kept secret in Auckland .I couldnt wait to tell all Lugers friends who stay there now
too. If Te Amo Kennels was a Hotel it would be 5 star! I was worried about how Luger would cope as he has never been
in kennels, I needed have worried, he loves it! .He always runs back to give Sam a lick goodbye and thinks this is his other family. I can’t reccommend Te Amo Kennels highly enough, we can now go away and not worry about Luger as he is in the best care avaliable.

Thanks Te Amo Kennels, thanks Sam!

Robyn Malcolm


Te Amo Kennels is such a jewel out west for dogs and their families. To know your beloved four legged friend is having the most fun time ever running in paddocks, swimming, playing with other dogs and in the company of a true dog lover is wonderful. This is the best kennel I have used and Samantha and her kennel has been a great addition to our pups life. Samantha has helped with training and advice and has kindly washed our furry friend before she’s returned home. Our pups super excited when we pull in the driveway as she knows she’s going to have a great time.





Our dog stayed with Sam at te amo kennels after the feb 2011 earthquake as our daughter was transferred to starship hospital from chch. Tonight I had to drop him to a chch boarding kennel while our house gets repaired. It wasn’t even a pinch on te amo kennels and I felt guilty as I drove away. The lovely setting, beautiful kennels, free play spaces running through the bush and streams made for a lovely holiday for Jett. He was at Te Amo for 4ish months and he was so well cared for and loved. We often went out to visit him and I felt rested after spending time in the beautiful environment. I honestly don’t think there could be a better boarding kennel out there in nz. Sam is amazing, her kennels are amazing and we just wish Jett could go back instead of having to go to the chch one.


Hi Sam,

Gavin and I would just like to thank you and your team again for the wonderful care that you gave to our precious Sophie while we were away on holiday. She came back to us looking happy and healthier than ever – like she had never been away!! We enjoyed looking at the facebook pictures – the dogs looked like they were having so much fun!

We have been raving about you to our friends and feel so lucky that we found your kennels as we know that she will be in good hands the next time we go away.

(By the way could you tell me what shampoo you used as Sophie smelt and looked so good when we picked her up).

Many thanks again,

Yvonne and Gavin Daji
Via e mail, Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:03:27