I’ll admit that I tend to be more of a dog person, but cats have really grown on me over the years.
My experience has been that dogs tend to be pretty easy to win over and cats tend to enjoy making you work a little more for their affection.
Our family doesn’t own any pets, but we do love to visit other people’s dogs at the dog park…. and now we can visit cats…and even potentially take them home with us.
We recently joined Food Hussy on an adventure to visit the first cat cafe in the Cincinnati region, Kitty Brew Cat Cafe, for a facebook live for Vocalpoint. We had a great time and I wanted to share some tips to help you make the most out of your first visit.
So what is a Cat Cafe?
At Kitty Brew, their goal is to provide premium, organic café drinks and encourage the adoption of homeless cats.
Through a partnership with Animal Friends Humane Society, they can help save lives and provide an interactive experience for potential adopters and animal lovers alike.
This partnership benefits the human and animal community by providing great products to their customers and forever homes for homeless cats.
Your visit can help save a cat’s life
The admission fee helps with operational costs and the care of the cats. Your participation in a cat cafe helps give a cat a second chance.
The cats in the cafe go through a screening process
All of the cats that you encounter at the cafe are spayed/neutered, microchipped for identification, fully vaccinated, tested for Feline Leukemia, and personality tested.
We also found lots of hand sanitizer around the room which was a nice touch.
Make a reservation ahead of time to secure your desired time slot
Kids’ days are very popular and fill up quickly. They do take walk-ins but if they are at capacity you will have to come back during a different time slot.
You will be happy to discover that it doesn’t smell like the cat house at the zoo.
…Because if it did, they wouldn’t have customers.
Cat cafes work really hard to ensure that the building doesn’t smell like a giant litter box.
The food and drinks are served in a separate area
That was a bit of a relief because I was envisioning cats walking around where the food is prepared.
You can order a drink from the cafe located next door then bring it back over to the area where the cats roam at your own risk.
The coffee is fair trade and pretty fantastic.
Bring your camera
You will definitely want to capture special moments with your new furry friends.
Cat Cafes can help reduce anxiety
This is a wonderful place to visit if you’ve had a stressful day.
A visit to a cat cafe helps you slow down and enjoy relaxing with the cats.
You won’t connect with every cat you encounter and that’s ok
Cats have different personalities and temperaments just like people.
There is a pretty good chance that you will find one that leaves a special place in your heart.
Check out the cat’s stories on the wall
You will learn more about the story of each cat in the cafe and what the process is like if you want to adopt it.
There is a good chance that you will want to bring one home with you
If you do, your cat’s image will be added to the adoption tree.
Within 4 months of opening, Kitty Brew Cat Cafe has helped connect 168 cats with to permanent homes with loving families.
The adoption process and fees can vary depending on the agency where the cat came from.
You can find out more about Kitty Brew Cat Cafe from their website.
Kitty Brew Cat Cafe is located at 6011 Tylersville Rd. Mason, Ohio 45040 Suites 6&7.
Thanks again to Kitty Brew Cat Cafe for hosting our visit.
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