Our cats will be happy to see you! It is best to schedule an appointment ahead of time but walk-ins are welcome if space is available. Please schedule with the above link or call 508-4278.
Regular hours are for ages 8+ but Wednesdays are Family Nights for all ages with 6-7pm or 7-8pm times available.
When you come in, the vestibule doors will only open one at a time but please still watch for cats in case they are feeling curious about the outdoors. You can check in, wash hands, then enjoy cat happiness! We have cat-themed merchandise and drinks as well. We have free WiFi and plenty of charging stations. We have lots of cat toys to entertain the cats which, in turn, will entertain us.
Please leave your own cats at home as we don’t know how they would interact with the cats here. But do show us photos of your cats – we love to see cute cats!
We charge $8/hour admission for this unique and fun experience in a comfy environment. This small entry fee helps us cover rent, wages, utilities, food, and supplies for the large open home for our kitties. 100% of adoption proceeds go directly to our shelter and rescue partners to help them cover medical care and vetting costs.
We have a few rules to keep everyone happy and safe:
- When making a reservation, please read all the details.
- Please be gentle with the cats and do not pick them up to ensure you do not get scratched.
- If a tail starts flicking or a cat acts irritable, please give them some space.
- Our cats love that you want to take their pictures! Just please do not use a flash. Be sure to tag us -
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Adults and kids 8+ may visit during regular hours and younger kiddos can come on Family Nights. We require that everyone be respectful of the cats and other visitors by keeping their voices low and being very gentle with the felines. Adults and kids alike must be gentle and respectful or we will kindly ask you to view the kitties from outside.
We will be closed on the following holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Catopia Cat Cafe follows the adoption policies of Albuquerque Animal Welfare, Bernalillo County Animal Care Center, and our rescue group partners to ensure happy, successful life-long adoptions for cats and adopters alike. We have adoption applications that you can fill out at Catopia or online. Please understand that the final decision on adoptions is made by the shelter or rescue the cat is from. Catopia is a foster home caring temporarily for the cats and we just help facilitate the adoptions. If you do not find the cat you are looking for, our partners have many more cats (and dogs too!) that are wonderful and adoptable.
We recommend taking your new family member to your veterinarian or, if you don’t have one yet, we highly recommend Dr. Kacie Martin of VCA Wyoming and the great people at La Cueva Animal Hospital, 4 Paws Pet Hospital, Kokopelli Animal Clinic, and Albuquerque Cat Clinic. Most veterinary offices offer free first exams when adopting a rescue or shelter cat.
If your current pets do not welcome your new cat or you cannot keep the cat you adopted for any reason, please let us know and we can offer assistance or help get them back to our place to find them another home.
Adoption fee payments may be cash or check and will go directly to the shelter or rescue group to help more animals in their care. The adoption fee includes: spay/neuter surgery, testing for FeLV and FIV, microchip and registration fee, FVRCP vaccination, Rabies vaccination, and other preventative care.
8001 Wyoming Blvd NE, Suite C-5, Albuquerque, NM 87113