Looking for cat cafes in Connecticut?
At the time of publishing, there was just one cat cafe in Connecticut – but it’s an awesome place to visit.
For cat lovers or people who just enjoy going out and doing something a little different, cat cafes are awesome places to visit.
Here is the location of cat cafes in Connecticut, as well as some adoption services if you’re looking for a new addition to your home.
Cat Cafes in Connecticut
|Cat Cafe||Tel Number||Address||Website|
|Mew Haven Cat Cafe||475-441-7877||New Haven, CT||mewhavencatcafe.com|
Mew Haven Cat Cafe
Address – 904 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515
Phone – 475-441-7877
Website – https://mewhavencatcafe.com/
Mew Haven Cat Cafe is Connecticut’s first (and currently only!) cat cafe. The owners opened Mew Haven Cat Cafe because they wanted, “to do good, for cats and for humans.”
They provide the warmth of feline companionship for cat-lovers and a new and exciting home for at-risk cats working with Halfway Home Rescue.
Some of their cats are available for adoption, so if you happen to form an attachment with a kitty while you’re there, you may just be able to take them home!
Cat Shelters and Adoption Services in Connecticut
If you’re not able to visit Mew Haven Cat Cafe, or maybe you just want to adopt a cat, here are some of the cat shelters and adoption services in Connecticut.
Connecticut Cat Connection
Address – 40 Stevens Mill Rd, Windsor, CT 06095
Phone – NA
Website – https://www.ctcatconnection.org/
Connecticut Cat Connection (CCC) started as a one-person rescue in the 80s and to date has expanded into one of the largest cat rescues in Connecticut.
It’s run entirely by volunteers, is a non-profit outfit, and is funded by donations and individual contributions.
Whiskers Pet Rescue
Address – 134 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488
Phone – 203-586-1666
Website – https://whiskerspetrescue.org/
Whiskers Pet Rescue is a no-kill, non-profit cat rescue organization run by a team of passionate volunteers committed to caring for and helping cats and kittens in need.
At the time of publishing, Whiskers Pet Rescue had all types, colors, and ages of cats in need of a new home. I recommend checking them out if you’re looking for a new addition.
What to Expect at a Cat Cafe
If you’ve never been to a cat cafe before, you’re in for a real treat.
Basically, you get to enjoy drinks and food while being surrounded by cats. Personally, I can’t think of why there aren’t more cat cafes!
One really important thing I will point out is that you should always visit the website of the cafe you’re planning on going to before you arrive.
You will almost certainly need to book a time slot, as cat cafes can only allow a small number of people in at a time to ensure the cats are not stressed by the amount of foot traffic.
Some cat cafes will also ask you to sign a waiver of some kind. This is just to ensure the safety of their cats – and you – from a legal standpoint, it’s completely normal.
When you’re in a cat cafe, it’s up to you to enjoy the drink, food, and cats. Every cafe is different, you never know how many cats will be there, but there’s usually plenty.
Something else to keep in mind is that most cat cafes are also pet adoption facilities. They take in at-risk cats in need of a home and usually have them up for adoption.
It’s a great way to generate some interest in these cats and either give them a happy new home in the cafe or ultimately at the home of someone who comes through the door.
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:
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*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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