About Us

David and Michelle Martin

We have owned, shown and bred Rottweiler’s for over thirty years and have recently moved into the French bulldog scene. We have owned multiple dogs, up to 14 at one time so we have experience in handling and managing both large and small breeds. We are also avid cat lovers and have owned several loved furry feline moggies.

Country Paws Boarding kennels Christchurch Dave
Country Paws Boarding kennels Christchurch Michelle

Michelle has a National Certificate in Animal Care.  She currently shows dogs and in the past has done obedience, tracking and dog sport with our Rottweilers.

Michelle is now heavily involved with French Bulldogs. She is the secretary of the Southern Bulldog club and on the committee of the French Bulldog Society.

David is ex-military completing almost 30 years with the New Zealand Defence Force.


David is experienced in managing multiple dogs through our own kennels. He has a very good understanding of behavior patterns of dogs and cats.

Our Vision for the future:

To provide a stress free and relaxing holiday for your pet/s away from home, leaving you worry free to enjoy your time away.