Mamma felt like the cat that got the cream when she found this one! Maneki Neko Cat Rescue have a ‘Cat Lounge’ where humans and cats can relax together. What a brilliant idea! It’s also a great environment to play with and get to know the cats before potentially adopting a fur-ever friend! (All of the cats in the lounge are available for adoption).
Even if you’re not in the position to adopt a cat, it sure is a lovely way to spend an hour (or a day if you purchase a day pass!) There’s free WiFi and you can bring your own snacks and drinks but there is also free delivery in the lounge from Mamma favourite Elixir Cafe!
The lounge is very spacious with several areas for humans and cats to play hide and seek, go nuts with the numerous cat toys or lounge around together on one of the many, many comfortable couches. There are cat books on the shelves, cat movies playing, cat patterns on all the decor and cat art works on the walls! It’s a paw-sitively incredible space!
Mamma can tell that Maneki Neko are passionate about what they do, with the health and wellbeing of the cats of Melbourne being their number one priority. They are run entirely by volunteers and have successfully re-homed thousands of cats which shows their great love and dedication. Really, the Lounge belongs to the cats and us humans are just lucky to be invited into their world!
Cat lovers! It would be such a catastrophe to miss this one!
Mamma special mention: Need to stretch out (cat pose perhaps??) after all that lounging? G.E. Robinson Park is 4 minutes away!
the nitty gritty
There’s a gift shop at the front!
Regular events happen - this week:
Saturday 17th August, 10am- 3pm
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and there must be one adult per 2 children.
Cat Lounge sessions run for 1 hour and there are discount ‘bundle’ family options.
Limited ‘Day Passes’ are also available (on week days) so you can set up at a workstation and study, work or read while cuddling the cats!
(If you end up adopting a cat your admission fee is reimbursed within the adoption fee!)
More details about reservations & pricing here.