Who we are.


We are Rob and Clare Wellington and these are our own beautiful rescue pets Oli, Flossie and Esme who we brought with us from Hong Kong in August 2014. Rob is originally Welsh, born in Cardiff, but a naturalised Kiwi since 1978.

Having had a family bach in the Coromandel for years, we fell in love with Otago one trip back to NZ and decided to make it our home within a few years.

Despite having been international school teachers for many years, finding Goodwood Kennels and Cattery for sale felt like everything falling into place for us; along with our love of animals, it’s remarkable how many skills are transferable between both occupations. Luckily!