Saturdays from 1 to 5 pm
Have a coffee and a sweet. Play with our friendly adoptable cats; meet up with friends.
Note: Small Things is run by volunteers so why not call ahead to 586-7828 (spells kum-quat). We are closed on holidays and long weekends.
Why a Cat Café in Sudbury?
Why not? It’s an inexpensive and fun thing to do on a Saturday afternoon. Guests can also enjoy the locally-made arts and books available at the shop. Folks who can’t have cats in their abodes, can come and enjoy some cats who love to be loved. And if a person who can adopt a cat, adopts one? That makes space for another.
The cats at Small Things: CATS are normally cats from the Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter. They are friendly, fixed, vaccinated and dewormed. Here are the prices:
- Kitten - 6 months to 1 year - $95
- Young cat - 2 years and younger - $75
- Adult cat - 3 to 4 years - $35
- Mature cat - 5 years or more - $15
Regular store hours are every day from 10 am to 5 pm.
Cat Café Background information (with help from Wikipedia)
A cat cafe is a theme cafe whose attraction is cats that can be watched and played with. Patrons can purchase a beverage and sweets.
The world's first cat café opened in Taipei, Taiwan in 1998 and began to attract many Japanese tourists as well as domestic visitors. In Japan, the first cat café opened in Osaka in 2004
Cat cafes are quite popular in Korea and Japan, with Tokyo being home to at least 39 cat cafes. There are various cat cafes. Some cat cafes feature specific categories of cat; many cat cafes seek to raise awareness of cat welfare issues, such as abandoned and stray cats. Others have cats up for adoption.
Cat Cafes have strict rules around cat handling:
- Use cat toys. Don’t give kitties plastic.
- Let sleeping kitties sleep.
- Don’t scare kitties or chase them.
- Don’t pick up the kitties but if they want to sit on your lap, that’s OK.
- No kitties on the tables.
- Always wash your hands or use handwipes after handling the kitties.
- Children under 12 cannot handle a kitty without an adult helping.
- No people food for kitties – ask us for kitty treats.
- Do not touch the kitties’ tails or pull them.
- Kitties like to be petted from the top of their head down to their back.
And, in Sudbury, there are public health rules to be met too:
- Snack food on site must be prepackaged in a government inspected facility.
- Guests must be able to self serve, and can only handle their own food.
- No washable utensils can be used. Only disposable. (This is if you don’t have a commercial kitchen, which we don’t. We will have a blue box.)
- Sani hand wipes or facilities for handwashing must be always available.
Every day we are open is Adopt-A-Cat-Day. Cats are fixed, friendly, and vaccinated, and range in price from $15 to $95.