Address: 521 Kamo Rd, Kamo, Whangarei 0112

Phone: 09-435 3736

Kamo Pet & Aquatic Centre... What we can do... How we can help...



Our Story

Originally from South Africa, John and Tracey Drummond have been in the pet industry for many years.

John grew up and helped out in his parent’s pet shop assisting his father in breeding a variety of aquatic fish, birds and small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs. At home is where you would have found Tracey in the breeding facilities separating the baby fry to their individual grow out tanks.


John then moved on to managing an Ornamental Aquatic fish farm breeding and exporting exotic fish to the world. It was here that he excelled in breeding and gaining further knowledge in the Aquatic world.


In 2005 John and Tracey decided to immigrate over to New Zealand with their oldest daughter and have since added to their family a younger daughter and son who all absolutely share the same passion for animals.


 It wasn’t until 2014 that Kamo Pet and Aquatic Centre was on the market for sale that they knew it was a no brainer to purchase what they love most, and that was their very own pet store.


“We have a huge passion and love for animals big and small.  The satisfaction of been able to help our customers in finding exactly what they are looking for and seeing that smile on their face is what it’s all about. Pets are not just a companion or something to look at, but they are a family member so they need to be treated with just as much love and care”




For everything your
feline friend needs



For everything your
Canine friend needs



For everything your
feathered friend needs


Small Animals

For everything your
small friend needs



For everything your
fishy friend needs



For everything your
scaley friend needs


What our customers say...


  • “I've been to all 4 pet stores in Whangarei in the process of upgrading my fish tank. Kamo Pet & Aquatic Centre is the furthest pet store from me, but it's the one I keep going to and recommend! :)

    Good thing about them are their service, professionalism, knowledge (really friendly as well!) etc

    The best thing about them are their patience to my silly/annoying questions and requests! And they know what they know about pets!
    Shall visit you again soon”

    Joeun Mijoo Kim

  • “best place to go for anything fish related. Beautiful well cared for fish and was so nice talking to someone who really knows what he is doing. could of stayed an kept talking fish for ages. awesome store an will definitely be back again”

    Kristina Collinson

  • “This pet shop has been nothing but amazing have been going here for over a year, always get my pet food as its fresh made :) we even bring our rats back to visit. high recommended”

    Amanda Brown

  • “Paul and I have a cat, dog, rabbits, guinea pigs, a turtle, cockatiel, budgie and chickens. It's a bit of a zoo at our house, but we have always shopped at the Kamo Pet & Aquatic Centre for all our animals. Not only because of the amazing range of products for all animals, but because of the friendly customer service.

    There are not many shops where you walk in and the owner or staff make the effort to have a genuine chat with you. All staff have a wealth of knowledge and are always happy to come over and help you. On the very rare occasion when they haven't known something (it was a tricky turtle question) they went out of their way to find out. You couldn't ask for more in a pet shop. Antony, you have done amazing things with that shop and we wish you all the best for your new adventure :)”

    Simone Schimmel

  • “Friendly and professional service. The staff give great advice and kindly assist with any questions. Thanks for being so welcoming.”

    Sarah Marshall

  • “Bought A Tank, Light and Canister filter from Kamo last Week, extremely happy, Small problem with the filter this phone call and all is sorted couldn't be Happier, Thanks John and the crew”

    Jeff Miller