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Cat Therapy We are a Cat Cafe Experience: A modern space where you can socialize with 15-10 rescued shelter cats while supporting an improved quality of life for them!

Cat Therapy is a magical place where you can curl up and cuddle with wonderfully sweet kitties in a relaxing, cafe-style environment. The best part? These are all adoptable cats from local shelters who need a forever home! If the cuteness overload works up your appetite, we’ve partnered with Brasil Arts Cafe to bring you tasty treats at your leisure. Since we don’t store or prepare food here, you

Cat Therapy is a magical place where you can curl up and cuddle with wonderfully sweet kitties in a relaxing, cafe-style environment. The best part? These are all adoptable cats from local shelters who need a forever home! If the cuteness overload works up your appetite, we’ve partnered with Brasil Arts Cafe to bring you tasty treats at your leisure. Since we don’t store or prepare food here, you

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Mega floof!!!!! We hope you love fluffy cats as much as we do 😹 If so, you're going to be obsessed with Franklin! This p...
04/12/2022

Mega floof!!!!! We hope you love fluffy cats as much as we do 😹 If so, you're going to be obsessed with Franklin! This photo doesn't make his racoon-like tail justice 😹Him and his brother Felix arrived about a week ago and they've already made themselves at home here ❤ They love meeting guests and basking in the window's sunlight. We're closed today but you can visit them tomorrow and all week!

Silver tabby lovers! You have to meet Felix ❤ Not only he's an absolute cutie in looks, he's got a very outgoing and swe...
04/11/2022

Silver tabby lovers! You have to meet Felix ❤ Not only he's an absolute cutie in looks, he's got a very outgoing and sweet purrsonality! You can usually find him by the hostess desk ❤ And wait till we introduce you to his brother Franklin tomorrow, your heart will melt!!

Those kickers that our kitties are obsessed with are restocked on our website!! Plus a couple cute designs you're gonna ...
04/07/2022

Those kickers that our kitties are obsessed with are restocked on our website!! Plus a couple cute designs you're gonna love! Your kitty will thank you, and you'll get a kick out of their catnip high (no pun intended 😂).
And by the way, Mimi is still looking for her furever home with her brother Alex. C'mon tortie lovers!!! She's the most amazing girl!!! Tag a friend who NEEDS to adopt her right meow ❤

When you're slacking on the job but it doesn't matter cause you're a cat 😹 Harley has been our official greeter lately, ...
04/06/2022

When you're slacking on the job but it doesn't matter cause you're a cat 😹 Harley has been our official greeter lately, and he does great at it! Well...except for when he's napping ❤

Where’s our calico lovers at? 🤚🦁 Look at those markings! 😻And the lioness attitude ❤️ We love this girl and her brother ...
04/04/2022

Where’s our calico lovers at? 🤚🦁 Look at those markings! 😻And the lioness attitude ❤️ We love this girl and her brother Buster. Come visit them!

04/01/2022

Come visit our kitties this weekend! And don’t forget to say hello to Bella, she’s new but finally feeling confident enough to play and ask for snuggles 💕

03/29/2022

How much do our staff know our foster kitties? 😻Watch two of our dear team members guess the kitties blindfolded!!! How do you think they did? We think they did great! 💕

We couldn't come up with a good caption for this, Mimi's face just speaks for itself 😹Also, we have an awesome giveaway ...
03/26/2022

We couldn't come up with a good caption for this, Mimi's face just speaks for itself 😹Also, we have an awesome giveaway on our previous post and you have time to participate till Monday! 🎉

Psst psst!! There's a PRIVATE PARTY giveaway happening right meow on our Instagram! Head on over there and participate ❤
03/23/2022

Psst psst!! There's a PRIVATE PARTY giveaway happening right meow on our Instagram! Head on over there and participate ❤

03/21/2022

When you don’t really want to start your Monday but you have to cause there’s bills to pay 🤣🤣🤣

Arugula is our tiniest panther at Cat Therapy right now! But her cute lil face isn’t all she has! This girl is the whole...
03/18/2022

Arugula is our tiniest panther at Cat Therapy right now! But her cute lil face isn’t all she has! This girl is the whole (tiny) package. She’s chatty and outgoing, snuggly and absolutely hilarious when she gets into the catnip toys 🤣

03/16/2022

Here’s a little bit of Birdie love to get your through the mid week hump! 💕🍤

New catnip toys and teaser wands are up on our website! We always pick small companies that make high quality toys to br...
03/15/2022

New catnip toys and teaser wands are up on our website! We always pick small companies that make high quality toys to bring to you! And our kitties are always the product testers 😹 Looks like Honey really enjoyed the catnip quality on these square kickers 😹 Link to shop on our bio or head to our website!

Happy Caturday from Palmer 😻 She apologizes for not opening her eyes for the photo, but the cushy pillows were too comfy...
03/12/2022

Happy Caturday from Palmer 😻 She apologizes for not opening her eyes for the photo, but the cushy pillows were too comfy 😹

The one and only, the KING: Parrish 😻 Who's a tuxedo fan?? 🙋‍♀️ If we could rate kitty markings, we'd give him a 10 😂Loo...
03/11/2022

The one and only, the KING: Parrish 😻 Who's a tuxedo fan?? 🙋‍♀️ If we could rate kitty markings, we'd give him a 10 😂Look at that adorable face!! ❤

03/11/2022

Here’s some footage of our cats pretending to be well behaved so they get some Churu treats 🤣

✨IMPORTANT UPDATE ✨In an effort to provide our staff with the hourly wage they deserve, and to keep up with increasing o...
03/08/2022

✨IMPORTANT UPDATE ✨
In an effort to provide our staff with the hourly wage they deserve, and to keep up with increasing overhead costs, we have made the decision to increase our entry fees by $2 Admission to visit the cats will now be $22/hr for weekdays and $24/hr for weekends, 15min walk-in visits will be $12-14. Other Cat Cafes in California charge $35-40 for admission, so we’re still providing a fun experience at a significantly lower price point than comparable places.
This is a small increase that we hope won’t be too impactful to our visitors, but it will have a huge positive impact on our hard-working staff’s wages and the health of our business. We want our local friends and potential adopters to have an affordable option to visit, that is why we are simultaneously launching packages! Packages of 2,3,4,5 visits are available for purchase on our website same place you book your visits. We have wonderful discounted prices. Our “old” pricing is available on the 2 visit packages, and then further discounts are applied the more visits you purchase. 🎊
We truly appreciate your support over the years!! Our 5 year anniversary is coming up and hopefully there’s many more to come! 😻

It's time for sibling #2 of our new trio of fosters! Not only is Parrish stunning, but he's just such an outgoing, frien...
03/06/2022

It's time for sibling #2 of our new trio of fosters! Not only is Parrish stunning, but he's just such an outgoing, friendly and cuddly angel!! If you meet him, you'll surely fall in love immediately. And look at those nose spots!! 😻

Happy Caturday!! Time to meet one of our 3 new fosters 😻 This little beauty is Parker! She arrived just a few days ago w...
03/05/2022

Happy Caturday!! Time to meet one of our 3 new fosters 😻 This little beauty is Parker! She arrived just a few days ago with her siblings Parrish and Palmer. She's SOOO cuddly and adorable!! You have to meet her ❤ Stay tuned tomorrow and Monday to "meet" the other two 😻 (They're ADORABLE).

Our kitties have their tuxedos all ready to receive the SB Film Festival! This weekend, take a little break between movi...
03/04/2022

Our kitties have their tuxedos all ready to receive the SB Film Festival! This weekend, take a little break between movies and visit our kitties! PS: This is either Birdie, or Bobbie, they're tuxedo twins (except for a mark on their back leg) and we can't tell from this angle 😹

When the nap vibes are so strong you actually blend in with the bed 😹 We have ONE of these beds left online, so get your...
03/01/2022

When the nap vibes are so strong you actually blend in with the bed 😹 We have ONE of these beds left online, so get yours before it sells out! Pro tip: Get some catnip with valerian root too from our store and sprinkle it on the bed, your kitty will thank you ❤

The reason our merch's packaging often has claw or bite marks 😹 But hey, it makes it all more authentic doesn't it!
02/27/2022

The reason our merch's packaging often has claw or bite marks 😹 But hey, it makes it all more authentic doesn't it!

Happy Caturday! Our sweet Ciabatta has been adopted with her brother Rye!! Best mews to start the weekend ❤ They don't l...
02/26/2022

Happy Caturday! Our sweet Ciabatta has been adopted with her brother Rye!! Best mews to start the weekend ❤ They don't leave for a few more days, but we're going to miss them so much ❤

We were going to let you know we restocked these PAWESOME kickers, but then they pretty much sold out AGAIN 😹 We have 3 ...
02/25/2022

We were going to let you know we restocked these PAWESOME kickers, but then they pretty much sold out AGAIN 😹 We have 3 left of this specific design on our website, get yours right meow before they sell out again!!!! What other cat products would you like to see on our site? Yummy cat treats? More toys? Cool kitty furniture/feeding bowls? Let us know!

Don't let Fin's contemplative expression fool you into thinking he's aloof. He's actually such a sweet kitty! And while ...
02/24/2022

Don't let Fin's contemplative expression fool you into thinking he's aloof. He's actually such a sweet kitty! And while he's staring into the distance, philosophizing about the meaning of life, he's secretly also wishing you'll come by and give him some pets ❤

WE ARE HIRING! 🎉We are looking for one pawesome human to join our team! If you have experience with cats and/ or you're ...
02/22/2022

WE ARE HIRING! 🎉We are looking for one pawesome human to join our team! If you have experience with cats and/ or you're looking at a career in the animal care field, this job may be for you! Specifically, we require the following availability:
Thursdays: 2pm-7:30pm
Saturdays: 8am-2pm
Sundays: 8am-2pm or 2pm-7:30pm.
Please email Catalina at [email protected] with your resume, availability and we will email you back the job description and more information. Tag a friend who may be interested! Thank you!! ❤

We are OPEN today!!! Come enjoy your day off with the kitties ❤ And if you don't have the day off, come de-stress with t...
02/21/2022

We are OPEN today!!! Come enjoy your day off with the kitties ❤ And if you don't have the day off, come de-stress with them after work 😹We're open until 7pm 😻

Talon was adopted last week, but this photo was too cute not to share!!!!! 🎊Did you know you can sponsor our cats? For a...
02/20/2022

Talon was adopted last week, but this photo was too cute not to share!!!!! 🎊Did you know you can sponsor our cats? For a monthly fee, you'll get a letter and polaroid of your pen-pal kitty, letting you know how life is going while being fostered at Cat Therapy, and you'll get notified when they get adopted! It's super fun! You can sign up on our website, just look up "Sponsor a cat" on the search bar ❤

Long weekend goals: Hanging out with cats! We are open on President's Day so you can spend your day off with the coolest...
02/19/2022

Long weekend goals: Hanging out with cats! We are open on President's Day so you can spend your day off with the coolest cats around 😹Fin is excited to see you!

5 Reasons black cats are the best: 1- They look like tiny panthers2- You get to hang out with a tiny panther3- If they h...
02/18/2022

5 Reasons black cats are the best:
1- They look like tiny panthers
2- You get to hang out with a tiny panther
3- If they have white whiskers, you'll surely see them (look at those two lil ones underneath Yuma's mouth 😹)
4- They have the best purrsonalities
5- Did we already mention the panther-like awesomeness?

Let's take a moment to appreciate Yuma's adorable white whiskers and his ear fuzz 😹Oh how we looooooove this little guy!...
02/17/2022

Let's take a moment to appreciate Yuma's adorable white whiskers and his ear fuzz 😹Oh how we looooooove this little guy!!!!! We'll not so little anymore. He is a full grown gentleman now and he is ready to melt your heart! When you come visit, the way to distinguish him from the other black kitties is his little white spot on his chest 😻

We have no idea why but Vivie always looks like she's tripping out 😹If you're hanging out with her and she gives you thi...
02/15/2022

We have no idea why but Vivie always looks like she's tripping out 😹If you're hanging out with her and she gives you this look, don't worry, she didn't see a ghost, it's just her usual face ❤😹

Happy Valentine's Day from heart-shaped nosed Fin and all of our kitties! ❤If you're celebrating with a loved one, we ho...
02/14/2022

Happy Valentine's Day from heart-shaped nosed Fin and all of our kitties! ❤
If you're celebrating with a loved one, we hope you're bringing them to Cat Therapy because that's just the best date ever. If you're not celebrating Valentine's Day, you better be coming to Cat Therapy because cats make better dates than humans anyways. So basically, come visit our cats today 😹USE CODE MEOWLENTINE for 20% OFF your visit and 10% OFF our online store!!!

The best Valentine's Day news we could share with you! Our adorable buddy Talon is going home tomorrow with his friend H...
02/13/2022

The best Valentine's Day news we could share with you! Our adorable buddy Talon is going home tomorrow with his friend Hummingbird!!!! ❤
There's still time for you to use our MEOWLENTINE promo code and get 20% off visits booked online & gift cards as well as 10% OFF our online store!!!! (yes, catnip and those adorable cat toys are included in the deal). You have until Tuesday to use the code so hurry hurry! ❤

VALENTINE'S DAY DEALS 😻Use promo code MEOWLENTINE and get: - 20% OFF visits all weekend and Monday the 14th by booking o...
02/12/2022

VALENTINE'S DAY DEALS 😻Use promo code MEOWLENTINE and get:
- 20% OFF visits all weekend and Monday the 14th by booking online through our booking platform
- 10% OFF online store, including catnip, these adorable sushi catnip toys and more!!! Score!!! 🎊
- 20% OFF visits gift cards!!! The best Valentine's Day gift ever ❤
Use the code at checkout!

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1213 State St. Suite L
Santa Barbara, CA
93101

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 7pm
Wednesday 11am - 7pm
Thursday 11am - 8pm
Friday 11am - 8pm
Saturday 11am - 8pm
Sunday 11am - 7pm

Telephone

(805) 560-1996

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IMAGINE YOURSELF having coffee with a friend in a beautiful and modern space that is also a sanctuary for 15-20 free roaming rescued cats!

THAT IS WHAT CAT THERAPY IS ABOUT. We are a local business dedicated to helping rescue organizations create a world where no cat needs to live in a cage or be euthanized due to lack of space at shelters. So we created an innovative social space for you to enjoy and benefit from the company of shelter cats regardless of your ability to adopt, all while helping us provide these cats with a humane environment to live until they are adopted.

WE'D SAY IT'S A WIN-WIN FOR CATS AND HUMANS :) As Santa Barbara’s only cat cafe experience, we’re incredibly excited to bring a concept like this to our city for the first time. Any occasion is better with cats (trust us), so whether it’s date night, you’re out for a special occasion, or even just enjoying your lunch break, we can’t wait to welcome you soon.

YOUR ENTRY FEE IS YOUR CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS OUR CAUSE. Book your next visit on our website right meow!

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Is there any possibility for this Holocaust Survivor and her beloved cat (who is her emotional support animal) to travel together please? Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) George Eustice Zac Goldsmith Victoria Prentis Rebecca Pow Thank you so so much in advance. I'm sure you'll agree they've all been through enough already 🙏 cc Larry the Cat Emotional Support Animal Resource Center Pets As Therapy Cat Emotional Pet Support Simon's Cat Therapy Pets Cats Like Felix The Board of Deputies of British Jews Cat Lovers Club The Jewish News Therapy Pet Cat Therapy
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping and pick up our 2022 ASAP Cats Calendar—now on sale!! ☃️ Each month features beautiful images of cats from our ASAP community, seasonal versions of our dear mascot Basil, standard US holidays and plenty of (un)official cat holidays. Calendars are available for $20 ea (+$2.50 shipping for online purchases), with all proceeds going towards the care of cats and kittens at ASAP. Calendars will also be available for purchase at Cat Doctors (1333 De La Vina St, Ste G, Santa Barbara, CA 93101), Cat Therapy (1213 State St Ste L, Santa Barbara, CA 93101), and ASAP's own upcoming Holiday Market and Adoption Event on November 27th! 😸 https://square.link/u/IwUxfxWz ------------------------------------------------------------------- Empieza tus compras decembrinas y recoge nuestro Calendario 2022 de ASAP Cats – ahora en venta!! ☃️ Cada mes presenta imágenes lindas de gatos de la comunidad de ASAP, versiones de temporada de nuestra mascota Basil, y los días festivos estándar de EE. UU más muchos días festivos (no) oficiales de gatos. Los calendarios estarán disponibles por $20 cado uno (+$2.50 de envió para compras en línea), con todas las ganancias destinados al cuidado de los gatos y gatitos en ASAP. Los calendarios también estarán disponibles para comprar en Cat Doctors (1333 De La Vina St, Ste G, Santa Barbara, CA 93101), Cat Therapy (1213 State St Ste L, Santa Barbara, CA 93101), y el mercado festivo y evento de adopción de ASAP en Noviembre 27! 😸 https://square.link/u/IwUxfxWz
MEDICAL FOSTER NEEDED FOR HONEY ASAP! 🙏 https://bit.ly/2K8Yzwz Honey is a sweet one year old darling girl who was at the cat cafe and quickly becoming lethargic. 😢 We rushed Honey to our vet to discover she was diagnosed with Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). 😭 After just the first few days of treatment, Honey has done a complete 180! She is already doing so much better and ready for a foster home to receive the rest of her medication! 🐾😻 Honey needs a foster who can give her FIP medication injection once per day until the treatment is completed in 2.5 months. 🙏 Honey is so sweet, affectionate and takes her injections like a good girl! She loves to roll over on her back for a belly rub! She will recover so much better in a loving home, and you will fall in love with her, too! 😉 Foster Application: https://bit.ly/2K8Yzwz Foster-to-Adopt: https://bit.ly/3t9qlPl #LosAngeles #LA #straycatalliance #FIP #fosteringsaveslives #help #cat #catsofinstagram #tabbytuesday Cat Therapy
Thank you to the Santa Barbara News-Press and writer Marilyn McMahon for this story about our new WEV Community Center in downtown Santa Barbara. Read about WEV client Catalina Esteves, founder of Cat Therapy, who said “WEV has provided me with the tools I needed to take a fun idea I’m passionate about and make it a viable business.” And, Jill Agonias, owner of Divinitree Santa Barbara who said, "WEV invested in not just me as an entrepreneur, but also in me as a person.” Want to attend our Open House on September 14? RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wev-community-center-open-house-tickets-167382847603?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_content=shortLinkNewEmail #WEVCommunity
Join Tyler Hayden in conversation with Catalina Esteves Cat Therapy, Isabelle Gullo & Christopher Harris C.A.R.E.4Paws, and Rich Block Santa Barbara Zoo in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight. Downtown Business Spotlight is a weekly interview series hosted by Downtown Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Independent where we chat and get to know our Santa Barbara business owners.
Join Tyler Hayden in conversation with Catalina Esteves Cat Therapy, Isabelle Gullo & Christopher Harris C.A.R.E.4Paws, and Rich Block Santa Barbara Zoo in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight. Downtown Business Spotlight is a weekly interview series hosted by Downtown Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Independent where we chat and get to know our Santa Barbara business owners.
Had a great time visiting these babies today. Thanks for saving them.We will be back, Otter photobomb!!!
Can it get any better than delicious coffee and adorable cats? ☕🐱 Cat Therapy also helps adoptable cats find forever homes. If one steals your heart ❤️, know that Sumida Gardens welcomes them with open arms. #santabarbaraca #catcafe #santabarbarahighlights #welovelocal
My favorite cat during my visit last weekend was Dimitri. ♡
October is National Women’s Small Business Month – a great reminder to celebrate being a woman entrepreneur and to support other women in business. 🙌😍 At Women's Economic Ventures (WEV), we honor the passion, dedication, resilience, and entrepreneurial spirit of our local women business owners. For the past 29 years and looking ahead we will continue to empower female entrepreneurs through WEV’s business training programs, financial literacy workshops, individual coaching and business advisory services, and Loan programs. Visit us at www.wevonline.org to learn more. #WEVcommunity #womeninbusiness #womenentrepreneurs Office of the Small Business Advocate California WBC Network Economic Development Collaborative Business Forward Ventura County Ventura Chamber of Commerce Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce Downtown Ventura Greater Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Kaliko Farms Rêves de Sabine Hypercat JR Bookkeeping Cat Therapy GrayBayne Film/Media Very Ventura Gift Shop and Gallery Yankee Doodle Bakery TALON JEWELLERY Lisa Braithwaite - Public Speaking Coach Cattywampus Crafts RoHo New Dawn Counseling & Consulting, Inc. Clean Planet Smog Check and Auto Repairs
Interesting fact: I didn't possess a mask that had cat stuff on it. And now I have several! 😷😺 Thank you Aram Schwartz, Gayle Lizerbram, & Susan and Terry Hayes for the new stash! - And special shout out to Cat Therapy in Santa Barbara, where 1) I bought this shirt and 2) I found solace petting and holding their for-adoption kitties and cats {but could not rationalize flying one home in my suitcase}.
PAULIE IS SO HAPPY ❤️ IN HIS NEW FOREVER HOME! This sweet angel boy was one of four siblings that was rescued off the streets of Los Angeles in March. All four siblings are about 3 months old, thriving and so 😻 cute! Two of Paulie’s other siblings were adopted the day they arrived at Cat Therapy! These kittens had a rough start, but we are so thankful for our team of individuals who helped to safely trap these babies. They now have a second chance at a healthy, safe and loving life! ❤️ #straycatalliance #adoptacatmonth