Cat Therapy

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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Micky can be very elusive with our camera (hence the awkward photo 😹) but she's just as playful as she is pretty and she...
11/10/2021

Micky can be very elusive with our camera (hence the awkward photo 😹) but she's just as playful as she is pretty and she'd love to hang out with you during your next visit ❤

Micky can be very elusive with our camera (hence the awkward photo 😹) but she's just as playful as she is pretty and she'd love to hang out with you during your next visit ❤

Monday blues antidote = Espresso snuggles! 😻
11/08/2021

Monday blues antidote = Espresso snuggles! 😻

Monday blues antidote = Espresso snuggles! 😻

Have you made a reservation to visit us this weekend yet? If not, here's April's big eyes to remind you to do so right m...
11/06/2021

Have you made a reservation to visit us this weekend yet? If not, here's April's big eyes to remind you to do so right meow! 😻

Have you made a reservation to visit us this weekend yet? If not, here's April's big eyes to remind you to do so right meow! 😻

Sky loves to hang out way up high in the acrylic bowls, which makes his name very fitting 😹This amazing boy will pour ou...
11/05/2021

Sky loves to hang out way up high in the acrylic bowls, which makes his name very fitting 😹This amazing boy will pour out all of his love to you if you give him the chance!

Sky loves to hang out way up high in the acrylic bowls, which makes his name very fitting 😹This amazing boy will pour out all of his love to you if you give him the chance!

Gracie was rescued by @straycatalliance and was the best momma to her babies until they were weaned. They all came to Ca...
11/04/2021

Gracie was rescued by @straycatalliance and was the best momma to her babies until they were weaned. They all came to Cat Therapy together, but she was pretty much done with motherhood by that time, so her kids got adopted together to a lovely family and now she's hoping for her own human to come along! This little girl deserves the most amazing, loving home!!

Gracie was rescued by @straycatalliance and was the best momma to her babies until they were weaned. They all came to Cat Therapy together, but she was pretty much done with motherhood by that time, so her kids got adopted together to a lovely family and now she's hoping for her own human to come along! This little girl deserves the most amazing, loving home!!

Raise your paw if you love panther kitties 🖐Ogee and Paisley are the cutest sibling pair. Paisley is tiiiiny and adorabl...
11/03/2021

Raise your paw if you love panther kitties 🖐Ogee and Paisley are the cutest sibling pair. Paisley is tiiiiny and adorable, while Ogee is her purrfect twin! They're both very friendly and cuddly, and love jumping on people's shoulders! Come visit these two 😻

Raise your paw if you love panther kitties 🖐Ogee and Paisley are the cutest sibling pair. Paisley is tiiiiny and adorable, while Ogee is her purrfect twin! They're both very friendly and cuddly, and love jumping on people's shoulders! Come visit these two 😻

Starburst, the most purrfect split face calico kitty 😻
11/02/2021

Starburst, the most purrfect split face calico kitty 😻

Starburst, the most purrfect split face calico kitty 😻

We knew the moment we’d put on those hats they’d start plotting our death 😂 But at least we had enough time to get these...
10/31/2021

We knew the moment we’d put on those hats they’d start plotting our death 😂 But at least we had enough time to get these photos for you, you’re welcome 🎃

Happy Meowlloween from all of our very spooky kitties! Come dressed up as a cat today and get 30% off your visit 🎃🎊
10/31/2021

Happy Meowlloween from all of our very spooky kitties! Come dressed up as a cat today and get 30% off your visit 🎃🎊

Happy Meowlloween from all of our very spooky kitties! Come dressed up as a cat today and get 30% off your visit 🎃🎊

Sky was legitimately sitting in this position for about 5 minutes, so it wasn't even a surprise for him that we took thi...
10/30/2021

Sky was legitimately sitting in this position for about 5 minutes, so it wasn't even a surprise for him that we took this photo. He just always has the cutest surprised expression on his little face 😻Come visit us this weekend and meet this adorable guy and his sister Starburst!

Sky was legitimately sitting in this position for about 5 minutes, so it wasn't even a surprise for him that we took this photo. He just always has the cutest surprised expression on his little face 😻Come visit us this weekend and meet this adorable guy and his sister Starburst!

Dressing up as a cat this weekend? Come by Cat Therapy and get 30% OFF your visit! Valid Saturday & Sunday 🎃 Our kitties...
10/29/2021

Dressing up as a cat this weekend? Come by Cat Therapy and get 30% OFF your visit! Valid Saturday & Sunday 🎃 Our kitties want to see your costumes!! Walk-ins welcome, but if you wish to make a reservation , use the code CATCOSTUME (Please ONLY use the code if you're planning on coming dressed up ❤). See ya soon!!! Photo by Alex Hawkins Photo.

Dressing up as a cat this weekend? Come by Cat Therapy and get 30% OFF your visit! Valid Saturday & Sunday 🎃 Our kitties want to see your costumes!! Walk-ins welcome, but if you wish to make a reservation , use the code CATCOSTUME (Please ONLY use the code if you're planning on coming dressed up ❤). See ya soon!!! Photo by Alex Hawkins Photo.

If they were a music band, what would they be called? 😹
10/28/2021

If they were a music band, what would they be called? 😹

If they were a music band, what would they be called? 😹

Happy Tails to Sara and her sis Petrie for getting adopted this week! They're still here until Friday, so you still have...
10/27/2021

Happy Tails to Sara and her sis Petrie for getting adopted this week! They're still here until Friday, so you still have time to give them one last celebratory snuggle ❤

Happy Tails to Sara and her sis Petrie for getting adopted this week! They're still here until Friday, so you still have time to give them one last celebratory snuggle ❤

Our concept makes it easier for cat lovers to support cat rescue, regardless of their ability to adopt! Love what we do?...
10/26/2021

Our concept makes it easier for cat lovers to support cat rescue, regardless of their ability to adopt! Love what we do? Come visit us! Playing with our kitties helps socialize them. We also make cat themed merch (like the shirts in the photo), that we ship all over the US!

Our concept makes it easier for cat lovers to support cat rescue, regardless of their ability to adopt! Love what we do? Come visit us! Playing with our kitties helps socialize them. We also make cat themed merch (like the shirts in the photo), that we ship all over the US!

Ricky is very special, he has a pretty galaxy eye! 😻 What you're seeing is cornea damage from a previous eye infection, ...
10/24/2021

Ricky is very special, he has a pretty galaxy eye! 😻 What you're seeing is cornea damage from a previous eye infection, which is common amongst rescued kitties. It doesn't hurt him, and he does have some vision left on that eye. This doesn't stop him from being super playful and adorable! In fact, we think he's more beautiful for it! Don't you think? 😻

It is always fun to welcome new fosters! 😻It usually takes them a few days to realize they're safe with us, and during t...
10/23/2021

It is always fun to welcome new fosters! 😻It usually takes them a few days to realize they're safe with us, and during that time they may walk around a bit hissy and confused. We do everything to support their transition, and when they do finally acclimate, it's so rewarding! This week we received a bunch of new adorable kitties, including Cappuccino! Come meet them :)

It is always fun to welcome new fosters! 😻It usually takes them a few days to realize they're safe with us, and during that time they may walk around a bit hissy and confused. We do everything to support their transition, and when they do finally acclimate, it's so rewarding! This week we received a bunch of new adorable kitties, including Cappuccino! Come meet them :)

How did you find me here?? 🙀- Sky.
10/22/2021

How did you find me here?? 🙀- Sky.

Here's your dose of mid-week cuteness overload, courtesy of Sara. You're welcome 😻
10/20/2021

Here's your dose of mid-week cuteness overload, courtesy of Sara. You're welcome 😻

Here's your dose of mid-week cuteness overload, courtesy of Sara. You're welcome 😻

Cozy Cat Therapy sweatshirts + April on your lap = Fall morning happiness 😻You can shop our super soft sweatshirts from ...
10/19/2021

Cozy Cat Therapy sweatshirts + April on your lap = Fall morning happiness 😻You can shop our super soft sweatshirts from anywhere in the US!

Cozy Cat Therapy sweatshirts + April on your lap = Fall morning happiness 😻You can shop our super soft sweatshirts from anywhere in the US!

If you want to get April's attention, all you need is a toy and she'll come running! She may be considered an adult, but...
10/16/2021

If you want to get April's attention, all you need is a toy and she'll come running! She may be considered an adult, but she's as playful as a kitten. Book your visit meow for this weekend and come play with her! 😻

If you want to get April's attention, all you need is a toy and she'll come running! She may be considered an adult, but she's as playful as a kitten. Book your visit meow for this weekend and come play with her! 😻

Have we posted enough photos of Purrl yet? We don't think so 😹
10/15/2021

Have we posted enough photos of Purrl yet? We don't think so 😹

Have we posted enough photos of Purrl yet? We don't think so 😹

Our kitties had such a fun day last Tuesday during @benfeever & @barrethacia 's filming of a really cool production they...
10/14/2021

Our kitties had such a fun day last Tuesday during @benfeever & @barrethacia 's filming of a really cool production they're working on featuring our kitties! They brought toys and activities for the cats to do as they filmed and it was a win-win for everyone! Can't wait to see the video when it launches!

Our kitties had such a fun day last Tuesday during @benfeever & @barrethacia 's filming of a really cool production they're working on featuring our kitties! They brought toys and activities for the cats to do as they filmed and it was a win-win for everyone! Can't wait to see the video when it launches!

Can your hearts handle these sister’s cuteness? Because ours can’t 🙀🙀Purrl & Purrfect hace certainly won us over with th...
10/13/2021

Can your hearts handle these sister’s cuteness? Because ours can’t 🙀🙀Purrl & Purrfect hace certainly won us over with their amazing personalities Alf we know you’d love them too! Come visit them this week!

Can your hearts handle these sister’s cuteness? Because ours can’t 🙀🙀Purrl & Purrfect hace certainly won us over with their amazing personalities Alf we know you’d love them too! Come visit them this week!

10/08/2021

The kitties received a visit from @benfeever who was casting a Cat Cafe/ kitties for a production he’s working on. Do you think Sara got the part? 😂

"Is this my good angle?" - Purrl  😹
10/06/2021

"Is this my good angle?" - Purrl 😹

"Is this my good angle?" - Purrl 😹

GIVEAWAY ALERT! 🎉Win a free PRIVATE VISIT to Cat Therapy for you and up to 5 friends! TO ENTER: 1- Like this photo 2- Ta...
10/05/2021

GIVEAWAY ALERT! 🎉Win a free PRIVATE VISIT to Cat Therapy for you and up to 5 friends!
TO ENTER:
1- Like this photo
2- Tag a friend who loves cats and tell them to follow us for a chance to win! (multiple tags mean more entries!
3- Share this post on your story for an additional entry!
Participants must be following us to win.
Winner will be announced Friday morning so stay tuned and check your PM's! The private visit will be on a weekday.
GOOD LUCK!

GIVEAWAY ALERT! 🎉Win a free PRIVATE VISIT to Cat Therapy for you and up to 5 friends!
TO ENTER:
1- Like this photo
2- Tag a friend who loves cats and tell them to follow us for a chance to win! (multiple tags mean more entries!
3- Share this post on your story for an additional entry!
Participants must be following us to win.
Winner will be announced Friday morning so stay tuned and check your PM's! The private visit will be on a weekday.
GOOD LUCK!

There's no days off from being cute for Purrfect 😻We are closed today for our usual deep cleaning, but we're open back t...
10/05/2021

There's no days off from being cute for Purrfect 😻We are closed today for our usual deep cleaning, but we're open back tomorrow! Meanwhile, you can shop our Meowlloween collection 🎃 Link in our bio!

Here's some tuxedo purrfection to cheer up your Monday! 😻Bobby & Birdie are twin tuxedo boys that came to Cat Therapy wi...
10/04/2021

Here's some tuxedo purrfection to cheer up your Monday! 😻Bobby & Birdie are twin tuxedo boys that came to Cat Therapy with their third sibling Bunny. They are so sweet, cuddly and gorgeous! Come meet them this week ❤

Here's some tuxedo purrfection to cheer up your Monday! 😻Bobby & Birdie are twin tuxedo boys that came to Cat Therapy with their third sibling Bunny. They are so sweet, cuddly and gorgeous! Come meet them this week ❤

We just couldn't resist Purrfect's cheeks, I mean, who could! 😻
10/01/2021

We just couldn't resist Purrfect's cheeks, I mean, who could! 😻

We just couldn't resist Purrfect's cheeks, I mean, who could! 😻

09/28/2021

When you can’t decide whether to play or take a nap 🤣🤣

We often get asked by very kind, good hearted visitors why we have so many kittens, when adults don't get adopted as muc...
09/24/2021

We often get asked by very kind, good hearted visitors why we have so many kittens, when adults don't get adopted as much. It's a great question! While this is true to some extent, there's a few really interesting facts we wanted to share with you ❤
✅ We rarely chose who's coming to Cat Therapy. We let our rescue partner @straycatalliance choose who they need help with. They find the most effective ways to free up foster homes or kennels, to make room for the kitties that need immediate saving. If they consider kittens are what they need help with, they truly know what they're doing!
✅Kittens do get adopted fast, but not if they're under adoptable age. These underage kittens are often euthanized at kill shelters unless a rescue helps out (here's where Stray Cat Alliance steps in!). Also, teenage kittens are often overlooked during kitten season because they aren't the smallest, but also very energetic, so adopters looking for adults may skip them. Teenage kittens love coming to Cat Therapy!
✅Our rescue partner also saves adult cats from risk of euthanasia at shelters and from the street, all year round, but they're usually placed in comfy foster homes, which are often long term stays. When kitten season ends, if they haven't found homes, a lot of these adults will come to Cat Therapy to free up the foster homes for new rescues. That being said, we do still do get adults during kitten season :)
✅Unlike adult fosters, neonatal kitten fosters are usually short term. Here's why: During kitten season, there is a HUGE influx of neonatal kittens. Bottle feeding fosters are VITAL and in high demand and not enough of them, so as soon as the babies are ready for adoption, if they don't find homes right away, it's helpful to send them to Cat Therapy and other cat cafes, so other neonatal babies can be rescued!
We're so happy to assist @straycatalliance and play our part in ensuring as many cats and kittens as possible are given a real chance at a wonderful life! ❤

We often get asked by very kind, good hearted visitors why we have so many kittens, when adults don't get adopted as much. It's a great question! While this is true to some extent, there's a few really interesting facts we wanted to share with you ❤
✅ We rarely chose who's coming to Cat Therapy. We let our rescue partner @straycatalliance choose who they need help with. They find the most effective ways to free up foster homes or kennels, to make room for the kitties that need immediate saving. If they consider kittens are what they need help with, they truly know what they're doing!
✅Kittens do get adopted fast, but not if they're under adoptable age. These underage kittens are often euthanized at kill shelters unless a rescue helps out (here's where Stray Cat Alliance steps in!). Also, teenage kittens are often overlooked during kitten season because they aren't the smallest, but also very energetic, so adopters looking for adults may skip them. Teenage kittens love coming to Cat Therapy!
✅Our rescue partner also saves adult cats from risk of euthanasia at shelters and from the street, all year round, but they're usually placed in comfy foster homes, which are often long term stays. When kitten season ends, if they haven't found homes, a lot of these adults will come to Cat Therapy to free up the foster homes for new rescues. That being said, we do still do get adults during kitten season :)
✅Unlike adult fosters, neonatal kitten fosters are usually short term. Here's why: During kitten season, there is a HUGE influx of neonatal kittens. Bottle feeding fosters are VITAL and in high demand and not enough of them, so as soon as the babies are ready for adoption, if they don't find homes right away, it's helpful to send them to Cat Therapy and other cat cafes, so other neonatal babies can be rescued!
We're so happy to assist @straycatalliance and play our part in ensuring as many cats and kittens as possible are given a real chance at a wonderful life! ❤

We got some new beds and the kittens look adorable in them and that's enough reason for you to come by and visit us! 😹We...
09/23/2021

We got some new beds and the kittens look adorable in them and that's enough reason for you to come by and visit us! 😹Well..that and the fact that we have 25 kittens for you to hang out with!! ❤

We got some new beds and the kittens look adorable in them and that's enough reason for you to come by and visit us! 😹Well..that and the fact that we have 25 kittens for you to hang out with!! ❤

When you're all happy and cozy cause you know you're going to your furever home soon! 😻Our sweet babies Leap Frog and Ho...
09/22/2021

When you're all happy and cozy cause you know you're going to your furever home soon! 😻Our sweet babies Leap Frog and Hopscotch were adopted this week and we couldn't be happier for them, but we'll miss them!

When you're all happy and cozy cause you know you're going to your furever home soon! 😻Our sweet babies Leap Frog and Hopscotch were adopted this week and we couldn't be happier for them, but we'll miss them!

Here's little Sara with an adorable reminder to spread the word about our rescued kitties and our Cat Lounge! Tag a frie...
09/21/2021

Here's little Sara with an adorable reminder to spread the word about our rescued kitties and our Cat Lounge! Tag a friend that would LOVE visiting us or following our cats on social media! ❤

Here's little Sara with an adorable reminder to spread the word about our rescued kitties and our Cat Lounge! Tag a friend that would LOVE visiting us or following our cats on social media! ❤

Ready for a fun event with our kittens? 🎉🎉Join us October 7th for Happy Meowr!!! Enjoy yummy cupcakes and wine in the co...
09/20/2021

Ready for a fun event with our kittens? 🎉🎉Join us October 7th for Happy Meowr!!! Enjoy yummy cupcakes and wine in the company of our adorable rescued kittens! For more event deets and tickets go to our Instagram story right meow!! Tickets are very limited so hurry hurry 💕💕💕

Ready for a fun event with our kittens? 🎉🎉Join us October 7th for Happy Meowr!!! Enjoy yummy cupcakes and wine in the company of our adorable rescued kittens! For more event deets and tickets go to our Instagram story right meow!! Tickets are very limited so hurry hurry 💕💕💕

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1213 State St. Suite L
Santa Barbara, CA
93101

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

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(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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Had a great time visiting these babies today. Thanks for saving them.We will be back, Otter photobomb!!!
My favorite cat during my visit last weekend was Dimitri. ♡
I need some advice. I have two cats. One about 10 and a younger one about 2. They get along great except.....when my older cat sees a ferel/stray cat outside our window she seeks out my younger cat and beats the crap out of her. I always know when it is going to happen. The older cat runs into the living room with a puffy tail. I have a flyswatter next to me and I threaten her with it but I have never used it in her. That stops her but sometimes I don't catch her. The fight is awful. Actually brought blood one time. My younger cat has a hiding place in the rafters in the basement. I feel so horrible. I don't know what to do.
Io ho il gatto in ufficio, ottima CAT THERAPY !
Thank you for such a great experience!
Hello! Through Stray Cat Alliance I was wanting to see pictures of Zero and his Manx brother Tang. Do you have pictures of Tang? Thanks!
Hello! Through Stray Cat Alliance I was wanting to see pictures of Zero and his Manx brother Tang. Do you have pictures of Tang? Thanks!
Hello! Through Stray Cat Alliance I was wanting to see pictures of Zero and his Manx brother Tang. Do you have pictures of Tang? Thanks!
Hello! Through Stray Cat Alliance I was wanting to see pictures of Zero and his Manx brother Tang. Do you have pictures of Tang? Thanks!
Hello! Through Stray Cat Alliance I was wanting to see pictures of Zero and his Manx brother Tang. Do you have pictures of Tang? Thanks!
Hi Cat Therapy! Our Pet Loss support group is for those who are grieving the loss of their beloved animal companion. Our next session begins this Tuesday, September 4. Please feel free to share the post below with your following.
I have named him Grimoire. When he isn’t napping, he is purring louder than any kitten.