Caturday Lounge strives to bring adoptable kitties and humans together in a relaxing and awesome environment that helps you de-stress and decompress.
What is a Cat Lounge and why are you doing this?
Great question! Originating in Japan, a cat café is a small coffee shop or lounge where cat lovers, enthusiasts, and admirers pay admission for a session in the lounge with the cats where you can snuggle and play with them. In Japan and Korea, it's difficult to find places to live that allow live-in companion animals due to housing regulations. Enter the solution to this terrible problem: cat cafés and lounges!
Although it's more common to have household felines in the United States, establishments are starting to appear in larger metropolitan areas, for quite a few reasons! The cat cafés and lounges do several things - they save lives and enrich others while providing homes for healthy, adoptable kitties that would have otherwise been overlooked at a local pound or shelter because they were uncomfortable or shy in those kinds of environments or in their cages. (Can we blame them?)
They provide a different and stimulating environment in which to relax and enjoy the company of cats. They relieve resources from local animal rescues in California, where it is kitten season all year, and rescue groups can have up to 900 residents or more at a time!
Simply being around cats and petting cats can provide therapeutic relief from stress, depression, and overall feelings of uneasiness.
Did you know over a 10-year study, those who spent time around cats or owned cats were 30% less likely to be affected by conditions such as stroke, high blood pressure, heart attacks, etc.? - which is why we have private rooms (in addition to our main lounge) for meditation, studying, reading, or decompressing from your every-day, because we understand the need for kitty therapy!
The best part of all is that patrons can adopt (most) of these cute little furballs. Inside the lounge, every day is Caturday!
Why Cat Lounges like this operate:
Adoptable cats from the lounge are sponsored by local rescues. MeoowzResQ is our inaugural and current rescue partner!
Caturday Lounge will continuously bring cats into a less stressful environment where they are more likely to showcase their true, loving personalities - significantly increasing their chances of being adopted into a compatible home, while being socialized daily!
The lounge is also a great space for those who are curious about cats to see how unique, fun, and loving they really are! It is a great place to relax and bond with rescue cats.
ALL proceeds are allocated to cat care and maintenance of the facility, making sure each and every cat resident has proper care and are ready for their forever homes! Caturday Lounge is a non-profit LLC run by a wife-and-husband team who want to make a difference in the world of animals.
Do I need to book a visit to the cat lounge ahead of time?
Securing a spot in advance is not required, but recommended for evenings and weekends since we cannot anticipate walk-ins!
We have a large space, but we would hate to turn you away! It stinks!
If you are interested in a private room, those should be booked ahead of time, since they are limited to 1-2 people maximum per room.
Are the kitties adoptable?
Yes! There will be adoptable rescue cats in the lounge and the number will fluctuate due to adoptions! Sometimes some kitties like to take a break in the back rooms as well, but usually there are 15-20 kitties out and about at any given time! That being said, we will always have more kitties than humans!
Where do the cats come from?
We are proud to partner with MeoowzResQ, Orange County’s largest non-profit rescue and adoption run entirely on a volunteer and foster-based system!
What is the adoption process like? Are the cats spayed/neutered, litter trained, etc?
If you think you’ve found your new best friend, let any one of the Caturday staff know! We have applications on-site. If applications are approved (usually takes a day or two), the adoption fee is $125, and includes: spay/neuter (already completed), up-to-date vaccinations (already completed), de-flea and de-worm (already completed).
Upon adoption you also receive all medical records, an adoption receipt, certificate of sterility (spay/neuter), and a FREE wellness checkup voucher good for two weeks after adoption day to make extra sure kitty’s doing great!
Is there an age restriction for the cat lounge?
Only visitors 6+ will be admitted into the Cat Lounge. Children aged 6-12 must have one (1) Parent or Guardian for each two (2) children present (paid admission req.)
Keep in mind, we are creating a relaxed environment for our cats and human visitors - if there happens to be continued disruption from someone in the lounge, we may ask them to leave without a refund. ;(
Why are the cats sleeping during my visit?
Cats are creatures that require a lot of sleep, and they can sleep anywhere from 14 to 18 hours a day and are crepuscular! They are most active in the mornings and evenings but can be awake throughout the day. Please be mindful of what times you are deciding to visit the lounge, but our kitties are very likely to come see you no matter what and some still enjoy belly rubs and gentle pets while napping!
What if I am running late?
10 minutes past the booking hour, if your session is full, we will open your reserved spot(s) for walk-in(s).
Can I cancel or reschedule my booking?
There are instructions to cancel or reschedule in your "Booking Confirmation" email.
Please only book for spots you intend to fill!
Is it possible to book the cat lounge for a special event?
Yes! Please contact info@CaturdayLounge.com for details.
Can my child under 6 years old enter the cat lounge? What if my child has seen all of the episodes of My Cat From Hell?
While impressive, Caturday does not make exceptions to our age policy at this time.