Our cats will be happy to see you! During this time, it is best to schedule an appointment prior to visiting. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available. Occupancy will be limited to provide social distancing for the humans and we ask that visitors be 8+. Schedule with above link or call 508-4278.
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 the additional guidelines related to COVID protection.
- 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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During this time, we ask that only adults and kids 8+ visit. We require that our younger folks 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. We will close early at 4 pm on July 4th, Halloween, New Years Eve, and Christmas Eve.
We proudly display art from the Public Academy for Performing Arts. You can purchase the artwork and a variety of fun cat products from our gift shop.
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, Dr. Lauryn Spohn. Dr. Beth Falk, and the great people at La Cueva Animal Hospital, 4 Paws Pet Hospital 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