Six Cats Find Homes Through The Cat Cafe in April 2019

It was a rainy April for us here in San Diego, but that didn’t stop visitors to The Cat Cafe from adopting cats. We sent six of them home during the month. We will miss seeing Cricket, Rally, Indie, Daniel, Hennrick, and Tito every day. But we are happy they went to homes where they’re loved.

In addition to adopting these cats, visitors contributed $362 to The Rescue House. This will help them continue their mission of helping cats find homes.

As you know, when cats leave The Cat Cafe, we bring new ones in. We wanted to introduce you to the latest arrivals.

First up is an entire family. Tiki is the mother, and she’s two years old. She and her one year old daughter Dexi and son Marley joined us together. Tiki can be feisty, and she is definitely food oriented. But that’s not a surprise since she had to work hard to find food as a cat on the streets.

Meet Tiki at The Cat Cafe
Tiki

Dexi has long, soft fur, and she loves to be pet. She’s also playful, and you’ll find her chasing other cats or wand toys when she’s in the mood.

Meet Dexi at The Cat Cafe
Dexi

Marley is more mellow than his sister, but you’ll sometimes find them grooming each other. And when Marley is in the mood, he’s a big lap cat. He has spent hours hopping from lap to lap of visitors to The Cat Cafe.

Meet Marley at The Cat Cafe
Marley

Just to confuse you, in addition to the mother Tiki, we have a second Tiki spending time with us at The Cat Cafe. She’s a year old, and she’s a playful one. Start dragging a wand toy on the floor and there’s a good chance she’ll be pouncing on it.

Meet Tiki at The Cat Cafe
Tiki

Another playful cat you’ll find at The Cat Cafe is Poppi. This one year old girl likes to let you know she’s done playing by lying down next to you and purring while she relaxes or goes to sleep.

Meet Poppi at The Cat Cafe
Poppi Ready to Pounce

And since we have two cats named Tiki, why not have two cats who are mothers? Gaia is about three years old. People who ran a bookstore noticed her coming around and they took care of her. One day, they realized she was pregnant. They sought help, and The Rescue House was able to take her in. She was a good mother not only to her kittens, but to orphaned ones. Now that her kitten raising days are over, Gaia is looking for a home of her own.

Meet Gaia at The Cat Cafe
Gaia

The last cat to join us at The Cat Cafe is Hilda. She took next to no time to make herself familiar with the playpen. And you’ll find that this one year old cat is just as inquisitive about pretty much everything. Visitors already love her playful and entertaining nature.

Meet Hilda at The Cat Cafe
Hilda

We hope you’ll visit our new arrivals to The Cat Cafe soon!

The Cat Cafe Sends Eight Cats Home in March 2019

March was a busy month for us at The Cat Cafe. Not only did we have spring break, which brought a lot of visitors, but we had a lot of cats going home. Some of them were long term residents. In March 2019, we sent home Cadu, Sombrera, Rey, Lotus, Vicki, Spike, Constantina and Norman. We will miss these cats, but sending them home is one of the goals here at The Cat Cafe.

In addition, our visitors were generous and they helped us generate $463 in contributions for The Rescue House. That money does many things, including keeping the cats residing at The Cat Cafe fed with high quality food.

With cats going out, we have a lot of new cats coming in. We’ll introduce you to them here.

Meet Daisy at The Cat Cafe
Daisy

First up is a bonded pair of cats, Daisy and Marlin. These two cats are four years old. Daisy is the one you’ll likely see the most of. She likes to spend her days up high in one of the cradles from Urban Feline. And she’s a talker, with a surprisingly loud meow.

Meet Marlin at The Cat Cafe
Marlin

Marlin is more reserved than his sister. It took a while for him to start spending time in the playpen so that visitors to The Cat Cafe could see him. But he’s definitely open to interacting with people. When he’s in the mood, he’ll leap at wand toys.

Meet Stratton at The Cat Cafe
Stratton

Stratton is a young cat, and we don’t bring cats younger than her into The Cat Cafe. She’s seven months old, and she’s an energetic and playful cat. If you can get her to stop playing with wand toys and get a chance to pet her, it’s really easy to get her purr motor going.

Roz and Bean came to us after being pulled from a feral colony. They made their way to The Rescue House, and then after spending some time in foster, they joined us at The Cat Cafe. These two cats are one year old. You won’t see much of them in the playpen, as they’re still working on getting comfortable with their new environment.

Meet Roz at The Cat Cafe
Roz

Roz is the more shy sibling. She spends her days in a hiding spot, but after hours, when we get a chance to get to interact with her, she aggressively gives us head bonks.

Meet Bean at The Cat Cafe
Bean

Bean is less cautious than Roz, but he’s shy as well. He likes giving head bonks and will let you pet him, but he insists on being up high when there are people around.

Meet Buttercup at The Cat Cafe
Buttercup

We sent two special needs cats home last month, so it only makes sense that we would bring in another one to join the clowder at The Cat Cafe. Buttercup is a five year old calico who went to The Rescue House when her person died. She’s deaf, but that doesn’t stop her from showing affection to people, even those she just met.

Meet Tieu Ho at The Cat Cafe
Tieu Ho

We don’t get Siamese cats like Tieu Ho in very often at The Cat Cafe. He’s a year old, and his name means tiger in Vietnamese. He’s a friendly cat, and he likes talking just like you’d expect from a Siamese cat. Tieu Ho will have to go to a home that’s ready for the demands of his breed.

Meet Jupiter and Echo at The Cat Cafe
Jupiter and Echo

The last two cats to join us at The Cat Cafe are a pair of brothers, Jupiter and Echo. They’re a year old, and they took next to no time to join us in the playpen. And do they ever love to play with wand toys. Get them going and they will run around the playpen until they start to pant. Don’t worry, though. Once they catch their breath, they’re ready to start again.

We hope you’ll come on by and say hello to the latest members of the clowder at The Cat Cafe.

The Cat Cafe Raises $410 for The Rescue House In February

February may only have 28 days, but it was a busy month for us at The Cat Cafe. And our visitors were generous, which is why we were able to send $410 to The Rescue House. This money will help The Rescue House continue their mission of helping cats find good homes.

In addition to raising these funds, nine members of The Cat Cafe clowder found good homes. We’ll miss Callie, Milkweed, Monarch, Mike, Mitch, Feather, Stripes, Cannoli and Strudel. But we’re glad they left The Cat Cafe for good homes.

Meet Leo at The Cat Cafe
Leo

With so many cats going home, we’ve got a lot of new cats to introduce you to. We’ll start off with Leo. Leo is an eight year old bengal cat with a sad story. When his people moved, they left him behind in the home. Fortunately for Leo, one of the workers in the home discovered him and took him to San Diego Humane Society. Because we have a good relationship with our former partner and they know we do well with bengals, they contacted us and Leo made his way to The Cat Cafe.

Leo also has a heart murmur that may need treatment. He’s still understandably upset over being left behind, so we’re not ready to send him home yet. And there’s a vet clinic that’s interested in potentially making him the clinic cat.

Meet Cheyne at The Cat Cafe
Cheyne

If you take a look at five year old Cheyne (pronounced Shane, like the classic Western), you might think you’re looking at Tito. You can tell them apart because Cheyne has lighter fur and all white whiskers. Cheyne’s people weren’t able to keep him after a move. They contacted The Rescue House for help, and after a vet visit, Cheyne made his way to The Cat Cafe. He’s a friendly guy, and he’s smart. He knows how to open doors.

Meet Norman at The Cat Cafe
Norman

It’s becoming ginger time at The Cat Cafe, with Norman the third ginger in our clowder. When you watch him play, you’ll think he’s a kitten. But he’s actually not, because he’s six years old. Norman will run around chasing toys until he wears himself out, and then he’ll find a place to sleep. But even when he’s sleeping, he’s entertaining, because he sleeps in interesting positions.

Meet Scrappy at The Cat Cafe
Scrappy

Finally, there’s Scrappy. His name definitely fits him, because he’s a scrappy cat. This five year old boy is playful, but he forgets that people’s hands aren’t toys. He doesn’t bite hard or use his claws when he grabs your hand. But if you want to be extra safe, use a wand toy with Scrappy.

We look forward to introducing you to the new members of the clowder at The Cat Cafe and showing you what some longer term residents are up to.

Meet The Latest Members of The Cat Cafe Clowder

We’ve had a lot of adoptions recently at The Cat Cafe. Some of the adoptions took place so quickly we didn’t even have a chance to introduce you to the cat before they went home. The Rescue House got busy finding new cats to bring to us after we sent so many cats home. This means we’ve got a bunch of cats to introduce you to.

Meet Cadu at The Cat Cafe
Cadu

The first cat we’ll introduce you to is Cadu. You’ll often find him on the top of the Urban Feline Caribbean palm. This two year old boy likes his people, and will give head bonks and flop over when he starts to like you. He’s more cautious around other cats, but we think he’ll start to like them too when he gets more used to them.

Meet Sombrera at The Cat Cafe
Sombrera

Sombrera is the next new member of The Cat Cafe clowder that we’ll introduce you to. She’s cautious, and you might not see her because she does spend a good amount of time in the retreat. But when you do, it’s a treat. She will wrap herself around your legs if she likes you. And if you’re sitting, this two year old girl may find her way into your lap.

Meet Rey at The Cat Cafe
Rey

Rey came from the same foster home as Cadu and Sombrera. He’s about a year old, and he’s a big fan of wand toys. Get Rey going, and he’ll pounce on the toys and even do back flips in the air to get to them. Once he’s done playing, he likes to find a calm place to sleep. But even when he’s sleeping, he enjoys being pet.

Meet Strudel at The Cat Cafe
Strudel

The next member of The Cat Cafe Clowder we’ll introduce you to is Strudel. She came in with her brother Cannoli, who got adopted before we had a chance to introduce you to him. She’s a calmer cat, but this one year old girl enjoys being pet. And she’s got fur that’s so soft and enjoyable to pet.

Meet Tito at The Cat Cafe
Tito

The biggest new member of the clowder is Tito. He’s about three years old, and he’s carrying more weight than he should. He doesn’t let that slow him down, though, and he’s often finding his way into high spots. Whoever adopts him is going to have to help him slim down so that he can get to those high spots more easily.

We hope you come to visit the latest members of the clowder at The Cat Cafe and to say hello to those cats who have been around longer soon!

The Cat Cafe Sends Seven Cats Home in January 2019

It was a busy first month of 2019 here at The Cat Cafe. We sent six cats home, including two bonded pairs. One of the bonded pairs that went home were our long term residents Alexis and Anthony. We’re going to miss them, but we’re glad that they found a home of their own, especially since Alexis is a cautious cat.

In addition to Alexis and Anthony, we also sent the bonded pair of J Lo and Kanye home. We also sent single cats Sarge, Sousa and Jamie home.

Our customers were generous in January not just with their homes, but with their wallets. Visitors to The Cat Cafe contributed $421 to The Rescue House. This will help them find homes for more cats.

With so many cats leaving, we brought new ones in. So it’s time to introduce you to the latest members of the clowder at The Cat Cafe. You won’t be surprised to learn there are some bonded pairs there.

Mike and Mitch had a rough start to their lives. Theses one year old brothers got eye infections as kittens, and that meant that the shelter they were living in considered them candidates for euthanasia. Fortunately for them, The Rescue House pulled them and gave them a chance to thrive.

Meet Mike at The Cat Cafe
Mike

Mike makes all sorts of interesting noises. He’s the more outgoing of the two brothers. He loves to relax in the cat tree by the window and look outside. And his purr is loud and he’s happy to start doing it for you.

Meet Mitch at The Cat Cafe
Mitch

Mitch is a goofier cat than his brother. And one of the things he likes to do is get up high. Unfortunately for him, he can’t quite figure out how to get down from the top of the nine foot tall Urban Feline palm, which means we have to make like firefighters and get him down.

The next bonded pair we have are two one year old sisters, Milkweed and Monarch. They were also pulled from a shelter by The Rescue House before they made their way to The Cat Cafe.

Meet Milkweed at The Cat Cafe
Milkweed

If Milkweed is around you, you will definitely know it. She likes to talk. A lot. And because she is deaf, she talks very loudly. She’s a very active cat, and other than Jacey, she’s the only cat who likes the cat wheel.

Meet Monarch at The Cat Cafe
Monarch

Monarch is the quieter and more shy of the two sisters, but she’s playful as well. She does tend to walk or run away if she’s approached by people when she’s on the ground. But once she finds a comfortable spot, she loves interaction. Visitors to The Cat Cafe have learned that using a wand toy to get her to play is a good way to interact with Monarch.

Meet Stripes at The Cat Cafe
Stripes

The last cat to join our clowder is Stripes, who is two years old. We love to call this guy our chonker, because he’s heavier than he should be. He’s surprisingly not all that food motivated for a big guy. We think he just needs to get a little more active and then he’ll drop the pound or two he needs to.

Come on by and meet the latest members of The Cat Cafe and say hello to your favorites who have been around longer.

The Cat Cafe Sends Three Cats Home in December

In December, The Cat Cafe sent three cats home. Celia, Pinto, and Rocket all found homes with customers who decided they found the right cat after meeting these felines. We had a lot of fun with these cats, and we’ll of course miss seeing them running around the playpen. But we’re glad we were able to send them home.

Thanks to the generosity of our customers, we were also able to give The Rescue House $365 to continue their mission of find homes for cats. These funds will help cover food and medical expenses for some of the cats The Rescue House cares for.

With cats going home, of course that means new cats have arrived. We previously introduced you to Frankie, Fergus, Sarge, Jamie, and Sousa. In the few days that have past since we introduced you to these cats, three of them have gone home! We of course are going to miss them, but that means we have new cats for you to enjoy.

Cricket is the Newest Member of the Clowder at The Cat Cafe
Cricket is the Newest Member of the Clowder at The Cat Cafe

The newest arrival to the clowder at The Cat Cafe is Cricket. She’s a smart and active girl, and because this one year old is a tortie, she’s got tortitude. Affection is always on a cat’s terms, but with torties, it’s even more so.

Cricket was being cared for by a kind person who takes care of a feral colony. When she got sick, they contacted The Rescue House and Cricket got the care she needed to recover. Now she’s a happy and playful cat who loves to give head bonks and purrs to people she likes. And it doesn’t take much to get her to like you.

Cricket is a little skittish when she’s approached if she’s on the ground. But if she’s a little higher up, she loves being pet and will reward you with purrs.

Come on by and say hello to Cricket and the rest of the clowder at The Cat Cafe.

Meet the Five New Cats in Our Clowder

It’s been a while since we introduced you to cats joining The Cat Cafe clowder. Let’s do that.

First up are a pair of ginger brothers who are about a year old, Fergus and Frankie. These two boys were trying to fend for themselves in Calexico, and they weren’t doing well. So when The Rescue House learned about them, they took the two brothers in.

Fergus Relaxing in the Playpen

Fergus is the darker of the two, and he’s a little more cautious. But when he starts to trust you, he will hop on your chest and start to purr. As soon as he’s done, though, if you reach down to pet him, he’ll trot away with his tail up in the air. You’ll have to decide for yourself if he’s actually angry or if he’s playing a game with you.

Frankie Loafing at The Cat Cafe

His brother Frankie is a little lighter, and he’s more outgoing. He definitely likes to get people to follow him to his favorite spots, and he’ll head bonk you and lead you there. You can often find Frankie relaxing in The Cat Cafe by the window.

Sarge Stretching it Out at The Cat Cafe
Sarge Stretching it Out at The Cat Cafe

For a long time, we didn’t have a lot of fluff in The Cat Cafe. But that changed when Daniel and Hennrick joined us. And now, five year old Sarge is taking the fluff factor up even more. He’s not the most active cat, but he’s friendly and enjoys being pet. He also accepted the hisses and growls on his arrival without getting too annoyed.

Sousa Relaxing at The Cat Cafe
Sousa Relaxing at The Cat Cafe

We’ve had a few young mothers in our clowder at The Cat Cafe. Sousa is the latest one. A bad kitty cold meant she and her kittens went to the euthanasia list. But The Rescue House was able to pull them and give them a chance to thrive. Sousa saw her kittens get adopted, and now she’s ready for a home of her own. She’s very inquisitive, and likes being pet by virtually anyone.

Jamie Enjoying the Playpen at The Cat Cafe
Jamie Enjoying the Playpen at The Cat Cafe

The final cat we’ll introduce you to is Jamie. He’s about a year old, and he joins two other black cats in the clowder. Jamie is a little stockier than both Lotus and Vicki, though, and he can definitely see. He’s also a cat who likes to comfort other felines, and when he senses they aren’t feeling well, he’ll give them a hug. Because he loves other cats, he has to go to a home where there’s already one living.

Come on by and meet the latest additions to The Cat Cafe clowder or say hi to some cats who have been with us a little longer.

The Cat Cafe Raises $309 For the Rescue House in November

November was a busy month for us at The Cat Cafe. We had a few large conventions come in, which makes things busy. In addition, we had the Thanksgiving holiday.

That allowed us to raise $309 for The Rescue House from our customers. We want to thank them for their generosity. These contributions go to help The Rescue House cover expenses like food, vet fees, and other supplies. Because we have generous customers at The Cat Cafe, they’re able to help more cats.

We also sent one cat home in November. Some people might be concerned that we’re seeing a lower number of cat adoptions. We’re not. Remember, we have a number of bonded pairs available for adoptions. That means we need an adopter who is willing to take in two cats.

We also have a number of black cats, and some special needs cats living with us at The Cat Cafe. Sadly, because of outdated superstitions, black colored cats take longer to get adopted. And it’s even more difficult with special needs cats.

That’s okay, though. We’ll make sure these cats enjoy their time at The Cat Cafe for as long as it takes. We want to make sure they find the right now, not just any home.

Sunny Goes Home
Sunny Goes Home

It took a while for our November adoption, Sunny, to find the right home. He was playful and friendly, but his obsession with people food made it difficult to find a home for him. Finally, the right person came by and decided to work with Sunny’s food issue. We’re glad it finally happened, but we do miss him.

And we’ll be very happy when the cats we have in right now at The Cat Cafe get adopted. But until then, we’ll enjoy their company and you can, too!

The Cat Cafe Raises $380 For The Rescue House in October

One of the things we enjoy the most is seeing the generosity of our customers as they donate additional funds to help The Rescue House continue their mission of helping cats find homes. In October, visitors donated $380 to The Rescue House. When you add that to the $344 they contributed in September, that’s nearly $750 in two months.

If you’re wondering how this helps, one of the things your contributions help fund is the feeding of the cats at The Cat Cafe. The Rescue House only feeds its cats high quality food. At The Cat Cafe, we go through eight cans of wet food and two pounds of dry food every day. So your contributions literally go to feeding the kitties.

We also sent one cat home in October, Sierra. Like many of our cats who get adopted, her adopter wasn’t planning on taking a cat home. But Sierra had different plans, and when she chose her adopter, he felt like he had no choice.

As cats go home, we bring new cats in. We’d like to introduce you to the two newest members of the clowder. They’re a brother and sister who came from a litter of kittens named after beans. Meet Pinto and Rocket. They’re both going on a year.

Meet Pinto at The Cat Cafe
Pinto

Pinto is smaller than her brother. When the cats initially arrived, we thought they were both boys and we wondered why Pinto was so much smaller. Once we learned Pinto is a girl, it all made sense. Her small size means that she can be a little feisty with other cats. She’s not aggressive about it. Pinto just lets them know not to mess with her. But she’s very friendly with people, and right after she hisses at another cat to tell them to back off, she’ll accept pets and start to purr.

Meet Rocket at The Cat Cafe
Rocket

Rocket is aptly named. You’ll see him rocketing around the playpen when he’s playing. And when he sees a toy he likes, he will launch himself at it like a rocket. But don’t worry, when he’s not chasing things around, he’s happy to sit by you and accept pets. He even likes hopping into laps and purring.

Come on by and meet the new arrivals to The Cat Cafe and say hi to some of your favorites who have been around a while. We look forward to seeing you!

Six New Cats Join The Cat Cafe Clowder

We’ve had a lot of adoptions recently, which means we’ve had a lot of new cats join the clowder at The Cat Cafe. We’d like to introduce you to them.

The first two cats we’ll introduce you to were adopted from The Rescue House. Things didn’t work out, and they went back. Soon, they joined us at The Cat Cafe.

Hockey fans will recognize the name of these two brothers, Daniel and Hennrick. They’re seven years old, and like the Sedin twins, they have to go to play in the same home. No, you don’t have to take them to Vancouver, but they do need to go to the same home.

Meet Daniel at The Cat Cafe
Daniel

Daniel is the long haired one. Generally, long haired cats shed a lot. Not Daniel. When he arrived at The Cat Cafe, we figured we’d have to brush him a lot. But when we did, we got absolutely no fur. We get more fur off our short haired cats!

Meet Hennrick at The Cat Cafe
Hennrick

Hennrick looks more like a cow cat than his brother, and he’s a short haired cat. He’s also a little more playful and active than his brother. And he also doesn’t shed much.

Meet Celia at The Cat Cafe
Celia

Celia has dealt with a lot in her first year. She gave birth to a litter of kittens, and it was a challenge raising them while living outside. Fortunately for her, The Rescue House took her in, and helped her. She raised her kittens and watched them go home. Now, Celia’s hoping to find a home of her own.

Meet Sierra at The Cat Cafe
Sierra

Sierra is also about a year old, and she raised a litter of kittens as well. She’s a more reserved and calm cat, but she absolutely loves interacting with people. It shouldn’t surprise anyone to that this calico has a feisty personality. The other cats in the clowder at The Cat Cafe have learned to give her space.

The last two cats to join The Cat Cafe clowder are J. Lo and Kanye. These one year old siblings are bonded and they must go home together. Like Daniel and Hennrick, they were adopted but things didn’t work out. After being returned to The Rescue House, they joined us at The Cat Cafe.

Meet J Lo at The Cat Cafe
J. Lo

J. Lo is a little more shy than her brother, but she’s very sweet. Despite her nervousness when she arrived, she purred when we pet her. Hopefully, she’ll show her true personality soon because she’s exploring the playpen cautiously.

Meet Kanye at The Cat Cafe
Kanye

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Kanye likes to talk. A lot. He didn’t waste any time starting to talk to us and customers at The Cat Cafe. He’ll play with wand toys and he does get the purr motor going when he’s in the mood.

As you can tell, we’ve got a lot of cats for you to meet. We hope to introduce you to the latest members of the clowder at The Cat Cafe soon.