Looking for cat cafes in Maryland?
At the time of publishing, there were a couple of awesome cat cafes in Maryland, both with a mission to give homeless cats a better life and a chance at a new home.
Here are the contact details for the cat cafes in Maryland to help you find one nearest to you:
Cat Cafes in Maryland
|Kittens In Cups
|New Market, MD
Kittens In Cups
Address – 177 Defense Hwy Suite 1, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone – 855-922-8223
Website – https://www.kittensincups.com/
All of the cats you’ll see and play with in Kittens In Cups come from the Anne Arundel County’s SPCA.
They’re in need of a forever home, and a cat cafe certainly provides a fun temporary environment.
Whether you’re passing through and want a coffee with some cat cuddles (who doesn’t), or you’re looking to adopt a cat, you’ll find both at Kittens In Cups.
Address – 26 W Main St, New Market, MD 21774
Phone – 301-882-1237
Website – https://www.katcafe.net/
K.A.T. welcomes all cat lovers to, “try a new adoption experience in the comfort of the home of our resident kitties in Downtown New Market while you enjoy light fare.”
All of their resident cats are from The Frederick County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center (FCAC) in need of a new forever home – could that be with you?
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.
How Cat Cafes Help At-Risk Cats
There is often the misconception that cat cafes are created for the entertainment of customers. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Every cat cafe I’ve reviewed found all of their cats at local rescues and used the cat cafe as an adoption center more than a profit-making business.
In addition to giving homeless cats a new home and an interactive lounge, cat cafes typically also put all of their cats up for adoption.
So, it’s more accurate to look at a cat cafe as a pet adoption business with the cafe aspect to get more customers through the door than it is a cafe with cats (if that makes sense).
If you want to do your part for homeless cats in your state, visiting a cat cafe is the best thing you can do.
You don’t have to be able to adopt one of their cats, any money you spend is going to go towards a good cause.
Plus, you get to hang out with cats, have good coffee and food, and enjoy a unique experience – it’s a win-win.
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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