Cat cafe Q&A
What exactly is a cat cafe?
We're glad you asked! A cat cafe is a place where you can hang out with adoptable felines, sip on your favorite beverage, and snack on a yummy pastry.
Um...ew. Do you make any of the food in-house? How is that even legal?
Nope! We work with a local bakery who delivers the pastries fresh every meowning. Also, because the kitties live in a separate room from where the food and beverages are being served, the health department is totally cool with our concept!
Do you HAVE to have a reservation to visit?
Nope, not necessarily! Reservations to visit the cafe are only highly recommended, not required. Because we only allow a small number of people into our cat lounge at a time, we cannot accept walk-ins when we are at capacity. We recommend booking at least one day before you would like to visit to ensure your spot when you arrive!
Do you have an age policy?
In order to ensure the safety of our cats as well as your tiny hoomans, the minimum age for visiting the cafe is 12 years old.
Can I bring my own cat to hang out with me at the cafe?!
No. Please no. Trust us, we have plenty of them here for you to pet and cuddle!
Do you seriously charge to pet cats? Really?
The short answer? Yes - yes we do. However, if we didn't charge an hourly rate, we wouldn't be able to keep a roof over our kitties' heads OR supply them with the premium Fancy Feast that they deserve. And that makes us sad.
When is the best time to visit the cafe?
The most prime time kitty action occurs early in the day and late at night, so your best bet for interacting with playful and active cats is during our first reservation hour of the day and the last reservation period of the night. Weekends are our busiest times, so if you don't want to share your kitty snuggles, we would recommend visiting any time Monday through Friday!
Where do the cats go overnight?
The cats sleep in the cafe! You can usually find them curled up in our front windows or on their favorite beds. Pounce acts similarly to a large foster home for our kitties, so they are never caged or crated.
Where are all of the cats from??
In Charleston, all of the cats are provided by Charleston Animal Society! We act as a big foster home for them, and we usually take care of anywhere between 15 to 20 cats at any given time.
In Savannah, all of the cats are provided by The Humane Society for Greater Savannah! We act as a big foster home for them, and we usually take care of anywhere between 20 to 25 cats at any given time.
I fell in LOVE with a cat I met at the cafe. Can I adopt them?!
OMG YES! All of the cats at the cafe are adoptable through our partner shelters. Just let us know the kitty you want to make your furrrever pal, and we can handle all of the paperwork right here in the cafe!
I found a stray cat on the street! Can I bring it to you guys?
Unfortunately, no. In order to ensure the health and safety of our kitties, all cats in the cafe must be checked out by veterinarians at our partner shelters to make sure they are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and healthy enough to live in a group environment with our other adoptable cats.
If you found a stray cat and you don’t know what to do, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We’re happy to try and help in any way we can.