Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of food do you serve?
We do not have any food on premises other than the occasional prepackaged dessert. However, included with the $15 admission price, there is one complementary beverage. We have coffee, tea, hot chocolate, iced tea, iced coffee and pink lemonade.
Can I bring my own cat?
Please do not bring your own cat to the cafe! Our cats that currently live here are settled into their environment and would like to spend all of their time with you, not more cats! And also the majority of the time, your cat does NOT want to hangout with 30+ strange cats.
Do I need an appointment?
You do not NEED an appointment, but we definitely encourage appointments on weekends and school vacations to ensure your spot. Walk-ins are welcome, however we do have to follow COVID protocol and can only have a certain amount of people per time slot, so it isn't always guaranteed.
Where do you get your cats?
We are partnered with an animal rescue, Almost Home, that rescues all of their cats from kill shelters, the streets, poor living environments, etc. We do NOT take any cats in.
Is there an age requirement?
No, there is no age requirement! Cats can be temperamental, especially when being held or touched in a way that does not please them, and they may show this through hissing/ scratching/ biting. It is important that any children who visit understand this and use caution when handling any cat. Children under the age of 13 need to be accompanied by an adult at all times!
I found a homeless cat, can I bring it to you?
Unfortunately we cannot take any animal that is found since the cats that reside in our cafe are already vetted. We would love to refer you to shelters that are willing to take in homeless cats, such as Almost Home!
I want to adopt, what is the adoption process?
Yay! You found the one! Now you can fill out our application and hold form! The adoption fee is $150 All cats are vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and microchipped. We will need a $25 non-refundable deposit to put a hold on the cat of your choice. Please bring a drivers license, and you can expect a phone interview within the next few days! The complete process takes about an average of 3-5 days, but sometimes it can take a little longer.
Can I come and shop without experiencing the cat room?
Absolutely! If you're allergic or cats aren't necessarily your cup of tea, and you're not so sure you want to spend a whole hour with them, we invite you to come visit our store! Browse our merchandise or grab a drink and a snack! Our cats reside in a large room that can be looked upon while shopping around our store, but they are completely separated. So feel free to stop by without booking an experience with our cats!
Why do I have to pay to hang out with the cats?
Coming to The Shabby Tabby to hang out with our cats is an experience that we work hard to provide you! Our cats require the best care, and we will do whatever it takes to take care of them! The money that goes towards admission to the cat room, all goes back to helping these cats find their forever homes!
Where do the cats go at night?
At night our cats do exactly what you see them doing during they day! They never go in cages (unless it's for their own safety) They are self sufficient in taking care of themselves, so we never really have to worry about them getting along. They sort all of that out on their own!