About us

Country Myals Kennel and Cattery

We are both excited about the Country Myals car

We are both excited about the Country Myals car

Country Myals might seem like the new kid on the block, in fact it has been around a lot longer.

The Kennels were started on Te Aroha many, many years ago by Sue and John, making it , by our calculations, the oldest kennels in the region. Over the years they built up the facilities and a loyal clientele. In December 2014, when they sold the farm, they were thrilled to know the new owners were continuing the Kennels.

Tegan was the perfect person to take over the business. Her vision is to build on the great work of the Easts, and provide unequalled service and facilities for the newly branded Country Myals Kennels and Cattery

Where does the name Country Myals come from?

Country Myals namesake

Beloved Myals namesake of Country Myals

Myals was a beloved pet of Tegans; a beautiful Border Collie, rescued from the pound in 2002. Thanks to his friendly face and warm personality Myals became a local celebrity. He was always by Tegan’s side until he sadly passed away five years ago. Find out how they met here.

In honour of the memory of Myals, Country Myals was named after him as a place where pets are loved and attention is plentiful.

Who is Tegan?

Tegan the heart and soul of Country Myals

Tegan the heart and soul of Country Myals

Tegan has grown up surrounded by animals. Living the life on the farm she started with the responsibility of looking after her father’s working dogs. During her schools years Tegan would volunteer at the Glanmire Kennels.

Whilst studying in Armidale, Tegan managed the Kiwoli Kennels. It was here she knew that a career involving animals was the path she wished to follow. To support this Tegan incorporated in her studies courses in dog and cat first aid and animal behaviour.

Returning to Orange Tegan worked at local petshops and was a Dog nanny to the many pets of a local business man. She is well know in the pet community around town.

When the opportunity rose to return to managing kennels she jumped at it. Tegan is a compassionate and caring individual who is working hard to make Country Myals the best holiday destination for your pets.