“If I had not found Petraveller, I don’t know what I would have done.”
Raffinée gave a new lease of life to two gorgeous Domestic Shorthair cats, Prince and Hendrix, by adopting them. Read to know more about Hendrix and Prince and their international pet travel experience to Auckland.
Hendrix was a stray found in a small crack between two buildings with a sibling at roughly three to four weeks old. Raffinée recollects, “We managed to coax them out with food and pats after several hours. Hendrix came home with us, and our friend and assistant rescuer took his smaller sibling home. Since we’ve got him cleaned up, well fed and thoroughly loved, he has been the most affectionate, grateful and gentle cat I have come across.”
Hendrix is shy by nature but very affectionate, cuddly, and loves a shoulder scratch or massage. But of late, Hendrix is in love with being brushed. Raffinée says fondly, “Hendrix is always cuddly, and loves a good spot of sunshine, but doesn’t like to be held much. He loves a treat and will wake the entire household to get one if he decides he needs one. However, he doesn’t like loud noises and will retreat to darkness if scared.”
Hendrix plays with no claws and expects to be both playing and receiving cuddles at the same time. He doesn’t like playing with his little brother because he’s too rough but tries occasionally and cries about it shortly after.
Prince, also a Domestic Shorthair cat, was found running on the main street in Newtown after midnight at approximately six weeks old by Raffinée’s friend. Raffinée says, “Since my friend was incapable of taking on a pet, I offered to take Bonnie (named by my friend thinking he was a girl). He was timid for almost three months and barely made any vocal noise when he opened his mouth to meow.” She adds, “Over time, he has become an extremely playful cat, always a bit too rough and the most aggressively affectionate cat I have ever had.”
Raffinée describes Prince as an affectionate, polite, and anxious cat who loves a chin or chest scratch. Raffinée laughs and shares, “Unlike Hendrix, Prince cannot be brushed as he is always fighting the brush. He always scratches or bites too hard when playing but is never malicious. He would avoid people rather than attack. Playing is priority number one, could be in the middle of a cuddle or scratch, and he will decide it’s time to play.”
She continues, “Prince is still very skittish with loud noises, and he does not do well with strangers, but once he loves you, he’s all in. He still doesn’t make much noise but has taken to shouting (compared to his tiny meows before) when he returns home after a day out. He loves treats but never asks for them.”
Raffinée and her partner were moving back home to Auckland, New Zealand. She says, “We contemplated leaving our cats with a family member or friend. But we couldn’t live with the betrayal or confusion they would have felt at being left behind. New Zealand would also be slightly better suited to their needs as Australian summers have become almost unbearable for them sometimes.”
Raffinée decided to partner with an accredited pet transport agency to relocate her two cats to Auckland. She began looking for a reliable pet travel company to assist her in their relocation.
Raffinée says, “I tried to pursue quotes with other pet travel companies, but either the information offered was lacking, or the communication from the staff or website left me confused. Petraveller gave me confidence in my cats travelling. If I had not found Petraveller, I don’t know what I would have done. I didn’t consider another company once I found Petraveller.”
Thank you, Raffinée, for trusting Petraveller and your kind words of appreciation. We wish you a beautiful life ahead with your adorable cats Hendrix and Prince in New Zealand.