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Meet Me at the Purr Cup Cafe

Adopt a Cat

Meet Me at the Purr Cup Cafe

New partnership with SAFE Haven and the Purr Cup Cafe!

SAFE Haven for Cats is pleased to announce our first cat cafe partnership! Our cats will be the featured residents and cuddle friends at Raleigh’s first cat cafe Purr Cup Cafe.

Enjoying a cup of coffee in a room full of cats sounds like the best thing ever. As we watched the cat cafe trend spread across the country, we just knew we’d have to pounce on the perfect opportunity when one opened in the Triangle.

The Purr Cup Cafe, a coffee shop and cat lounge is located at 210 Prospect Avenue, Raleigh, NC. It’s just south of downtown Raleigh. It is scheduled to be open in early January 2020.

SAFE Haven will have about 10 of our rescued cats at the cafe at all times. Our staff will work with our adoption counselors to select the cats that will thrive in this environment. Our team will be closely matching and watching the cats make sure they love the cafe as much as the people enjoy their time.

This opportunity is wonderful for our cats and our organization. Our cats get to meet and win over more people who will make perfect forever families. Our organization gets more visibility to cat lovers near downtown Raleigh. We will now have two locations to spread our mission of saving the most cats through no-kill principles and education. We’re thrilled to partner with Purr Cup Cafe on this opportunity.

We know that Purr Cup Cafe has worked hard to ensure that our cats will be safe at this location. It takes a lot of thought and legal tape to make a cat cafe happen, and we have worked with the Purr Cup Cafe owners to ensure everything is going to be perfect for cats and people.

Anyone who wants to adopt a cat from the Purr Cup Cafe will need to complete SAFE Haven’s adoption process and screening. We will continue to screen adopters as we do at the shelter. People will not be able to directly adopt a cat from the Cafe staff.

Here is information from our friends at Purr Cup Cafe:

What is a cat cafe?
The simple answer is…a coffee shop with cats! Our space will consist of two areas, the cafe, and the cat lounge. The cafe area will be like your regular coffee shop experience: a counter where you order coffee drinks and snacks, surrounded by cafe tables and chairs. The lounge will feature relaxed seating in a cozy room full of adorable, adoptable cats!

How does it work?
Like a regular coffee shop, except way better because we’ll have a room full of cats! You can drop in for coffee drinks and tasty treats and hang out in the cafe area at any time. The cat lounge will have limited space, so there will be a small reservation fee to enjoy the company of our cats. Information is coming soon on the reservation system.

Where will your cats come from? Can I leave my cat with you?
Our cats will roam freely in the cat lounge, ready to play, cuddle, purr, and make you fall in love with them. The cats in the lounge will be available for adoption through SAFE Haven for Cats. Details are coming soon on the process for completing adoptions.

You cannot surrender your cat to us. Taking in owner surrenders would jeopardize the health and well-being of the cats at the cafe, but we are happy to help you find a home for a cat in any other way we can!

Is this sanitary? Are you allowed to do this?
Yes, and yes 🙂 We have been in contact with the health department, the zoning department, and the animal welfare department, and have a go-ahead from all three! You don’t have to worry about getting cat hair in your latte; all drinks will be made in the cafe side of the space.

Keep watching this page for more information on the Purr Cup Cafe opening!

Featured Cats

My name is Locke and I am ready for adoption. Learn more about me!
Locke
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My name is Reeve and I am ready for adoption. Learn more about me!
Reeve
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My name is Elphaba and I am ready for adoption. Learn more about me!
Elphaba
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