Looking for cat cafes in Alaska?
Unfortunately, at the time of publishing, there were none of the traditional types of cat cafes in the state of Alaska.
There was one place I was able to find where you can enjoy coffee and cats, which I’ve listed below that I recommend checking out.
On a side note, a great opportunity to start a cat cafe might be staring you in the face!
Cat Cafes in Alaska
|Groomingdales Pet Resort
Groomingdales Pet Resort
Address – 12034 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone – NA
Website – Facebook Page
Groomingdales Pet Resort is a place for dogs, a cat cafe, has quality pet foods, toys, and even an aquarium.
It looks to me like this is the closest thing to a cat cafe in the traditional sense of going somewhere to relax and have a drink while surrounded by cats.
If you have a cat cafe scratch to itch in Alaska, I recommend giving Groomingdales Pet Resort a call and asking what their current arrangement is.
What to Expect at a Cat Cafe
If you’ve never been to a cat cafe, you’re in for an experience.
Each cafe is unique and you can’t be sure exactly what to expect, but what you can expect is drink, food, and cats roaming around.
It’s exactly what it sounds like; a cafe with cats.
The best advice I can give you is to check the cat cafe’s website before turning up. You will almost certainly have to book ahead of time to secure a space in the cafe.
Cat cafes have strict rules on how many people they can let in at one time. This is to ensure the cats are not stressed out or overstimulated by having too many customers around them.
You should also see a list of their rules on their site or when you book. Make sure you read those carefully, each cafe has its own rules in place to safeguard the wellness of their cats.
Are Cat Cafes Profitable?
If you’re interested in opening a cat cafe, it’s a challenging business model but a noble one at the same time.
There are profitable cat cafes, of course, but it’s usually the mission behind the cafe that drives the owners.
Most cat cafes find their cats in local shelters and from cat rescues. They use the platform of a cafe to home at-risk cats and offer them out for adoption.
From a financial standpoint, it’s a lot more difficult to operate a cat cafe than a regular cafe.
There is a lot more red tape involved in running a cafe with animals in it, and there are also fewer people willing to visit.
I think few people open cat cafes to make a huge amount of profit. They do it to help raise awareness of the homeless or sheltered cat population.
Find a Cat Cafe Near You: State Listings
If you want to find more cat cafes near you or across the US, please click any of the states below to see a list of cat cafes in that state:
*All information was as correct as possible at the time of publishing. If you can see any of the information is now out of date, please drop me a message and I’ll update it, thanks!
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