How does the cat lounge work?
The Cat Lounge is a magical place to hang out with 18 free roaming feline friends. You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks from our café into the lounge. There’s plenty of room to play with cats, hang out with friends, have a meeting, work on your laptop, or curl up and read a book. While we can’t guarantee the moods of the cats, we will allow only 12 people at a time into the lounge to give everyone the best chance at having maximum cat interaction.
We do take walk-ins, but since we can not guarantee a spot, we strongly encourage you to make a reservation below!
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU VISIT
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RATES | The cat lounge entry is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Having 18 living beings on site 24/7 is expensive and this helps us keep our adoption, TNR, and foster programs running!
MEMBERSHIP | Membership is only $25 for one year per household. Members may apply their discounted entry rate of $5 to anyone visiting with them. Read more about how to become a member or make reservations as a member by clicking here.
CANCELLATIONS | Please note that we can only offer refunds for cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance. Through our scheduling platform Acuity, you will be able to cancel or reschedule your reservation at your convenience. For cancellations made in less than 24 hours, we are happy to help you reschedule!
WAIVERS | Anyone entering the cat lounge must sign a waiver. During your first visit, we'll check you in and get a waiver signed. After that, we'll keep your waiver on file for one year and you'll just need to do a quick check in when you arrive. Minors must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver. For minors visiting without their parent or guardian present, please make sure the waiver is signed in advanced by clicking here.
TIME LIMITS | We want everyone to enjoy their time without pressures of time ticking down. While our calendar online books by hour for scheduling convenience, please feel free to stay as long as you wish providing the next hour isn't fully booked so that we may be courteous of others.
BOOKING | All of our reservations go through our online system, link below. We can help you reserve a spot in person but can't take reservations over the phone to ensure security with sensitive payment information.
ALLERGIES | If you have cat allergies, have no fear! The cafe side is fully separated from the cat lounge. If you have food allergies, please let your Purrista know when you order!
PARKING | Our lot behind the building is completed! We have 8 spaces that can be accessed via the alley through Henry or Dutoit. You can also use street parking on Dutoit, Henry, High or LaBelle. Please avoid parking in M+R Electric's lot across the street to help us be good neighbors!
ACCESSIBILITY | The ramp for entry is on the north side with easy access from the parking lot. The first floor is accessible, including both bathrooms and the cat lounge airlock and upper cat lounge area. There are stairs leading from the upper cat lounge to the lower cat lounge.
VISITING WITH KIDS?
We allow kids of all ages during any of our open hours and enjoy the meaningful time spent together by families. We have additional guidelines to follow for those booking with kids, so please make sure to read our policies before booking by clicking below.