A Guide to Perth’s Cat Cafes

So, you like cats and love a nice cafe? Or, you love cats and like a nice cafe? Whichever way around it is, the good news for cat and cafe-lovers is that Perth cat cafes allow you to combine two of your favourite things!

If you’re new to the concept of a cat cafe, the basic principle is that you book a slot to visit the cafe, and while you enjoy a drink or a snack, you can fuss or play with the cats that live there. Here in Perth, we’re lucky enough to have two cat cafes. Whether you’ve visited before or you’re a newbie, here’s everything you need to know.

How It Works

The way it works is that when you want to visit a Perth cat cafe, you buy a ticket online from their website. A ticket admits you for a set time, usually 60 minutes. A limited amount of tickets are available for each session, around a dozen, to ensure the wellbeing of the cats. Children must be four or older to enter, and all children under 11 or 12 must have a guardian with them at all times.

You cannot take your own cat into a Perth cat cafe, but while you are there, you are welcome to interact with the cats that live there. Walk-in tickets are usually available, but it’s much better to buy your ticket online. That way, when you turn up for some kitty love, you won’t be disappointed to find other cat lovers got there before you and the cafe is full.

To help you choose which Perth cat cafe to visit first, we’ve checked them out, and we’ve got the following information for you.

Cat Cafe Perth

The Cat Cafe Purrth

Opening hours:

Monday and Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 8p.m. (evenings are usually for adults)

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The first Perth cat cafe we’d like to tell you about is The Cat Cafe Purrth. 

A truly inspirational social enterprise, The Cat Cafe Purrth is known as the happiest place in Perth for a good reason. Their vision is ‘For Animal Welfare, and Human Happiness’ and they have a two-pronged approach to what they do.

What They Do For Cats

OK, the Animal Welfare part is fairly obvious. They care about cats, and they provide a warm and stimulating environment for cats in need of a home. The Cat Cafe Purrth has around 13 rescue cats, and they love them so much, they refer to them as their ‘furry children’!

What you might not realise though is that all the cats in this Perth cat cafe are rescue cats from Cat Haven WA. On behalf of the charity, they endorse the message ‘Adopt Don’t Shop’. They practise what they preach by having rescue cats only in their cafe, rather than buying their cats commercially or from breeders. In addition, The Cafe Purrth helps Cat Haven out by taking care of rescue kittens and preparing the kittens for onward adoption.

What They Do for People

The Human Happiness part is about creating a happy place for everyone. People who may not have access to pets can come and play, pet, and enjoy the cats. According to Health Direct, patting a pet can ease stress, reduce your blood pressure, and help you relax, so it’s well worth visiting this Perth Cat Cafe.

Further, The Cat Cafe Purrth gives free tickets to Companion Card Holders and mutual charities. They also financially support Cat Haven WA. Last year, they presented a check for over $11,000 to the charity.

Cool Features

  • The Cat Cafe Purrth sells cookies, muffins, cheesecake, hot and cold drinks, smoothies, vegan and gluten-free desserts and more.
  • Cat lovers can shop for some lovely cat gifts, cat products, and fun merchandise on their website. And the best thing,  most items are handmade by the owners!

Perth cat cafe

Cat Whispurr Cat Cafe

Opening Hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday to Saturday: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday: Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The second Perth cat cafe, and Fremantle’s first cat cafe, is called Cat Whispurr Cat Cafe. They are the proud owners of 19 cats; 3 are personal rescues, while the other 16 of their cats have been rescued from the WA Pet Project (WAPP), with whom they work in partnership. The other two gorgeous felines belong to the cafe’s owner, Jacqueline Montesi.

Jacqueline was inspired to open Cat Whispurr during a trip to Bali. The Odd Cat Cafe near Seminyak opened her eyes to cat rescue and made her realise how necessary it is.

As with The Cat Cafe Purrth, you need to book your slot in the cafe. You can choose a 30-minute, or 60-minute slot and bookings can be made over the phone or online. The great thing is, you don’t have to prepay for your visit.  The Cat Whispurr Cat Cafe can accommodate up to  16 people .

Foster a Cat

If you are interested in fostering a cat or a kitten, Cat Whispurr would like to hear from you. Their cat co-ordinator will need to interview you to make sure you are up to the job of taking care of a cat at your own home. If you pass your interview, Cat Whispurr may be able to help you out with cat litter, food, and pet bills.

Cool Features

  • As well as hot and cold drinks, Cat Whispurr Cat Cafe offers delicious specials, such as coffee and cake combinations and tasty vegan delicacies.
  • If you’re short on time but desperate for your fix of kitty love, you can book a 30-minute slot.
  • All of their cats are chosen for their friendly, social behaviour, which means they are more likely to want to play or curl up on your lap for a snooze.

There is one more thing we need to tell you about before you visit a Perth cat cafe: there’s a good chance that you will fall even more in love with cats than you already are!

If you are tempted into cat ownership, it’s important that you are adequately prepared to be a feline parent, and that includes the responsibility of caring for your pet 365 days a year. Of course, you can always consider cat boarding or a cattery when you do need to be away from home.

Camelot Pet Resort features a castle cattery, built to give your cat the ultimate comfort while you’re away.

They are fed quality food and get to stay in rooms that overlook a large, naturally lit tropical atrium. That means they get to lay in the sunshine and enjoy the view of the garden- like true royals.

Get in touch today to learn more about our facilities or book online direct.

7 Myths and Common Misconceptions About Pet Hotels

There are so many myths surrounding pet hotels, and after 30 years of running a respected pet boarding facility, the Camelot Pet Resort team has heard them all! Pet owners are beginning to recognise that licenced and experienced boarding kennels provide dependable, secure and safe pet care, but these myths are still around.

So, let’s start putting these misconceptions right. Here are 7 of the biggest myths that we hear daily, dispelled!

My Pet Will Get Sick

There are many public places where pets mingle, such as veterinary facilities, parks and dog runs. Any time that pets mix, there is a small chance of a pet getting sick. Professional boarding spaces like Camelot Pet Resort take the utmost care in cleaning of the environment, as well as controlling when and how pets mingle.

Equally important is taking preventative steps before the pet ever enters a collective space in order to keep them healthy. At Camelot Pet Resort, we have strict vaccination requirements in order to decrease the chances that our guests will experience any illnesses. Additionally, our guests are checked frequently for signs of illness or distress. Our spaces have good ventilation, dry, clean bedding and sophisticated temperature controls to make the healthiest environment for your pet. 

My Dog Will Become Aggressive

Fun fact: it’s actually the opposite! Chances are your dog will become more accustomed to being around other dogs. Most facilities will provide numerous activities designed to help your dog become more social and interact with other dogs.

They’ll Be Stuck in a Cage All Day

We have several different types of accommodations for pets, and while animals are kept in safe and secure units, they enjoy regular exercise and playtime and comfortable and stress-free conditions throughout. All accommodations are private, with the exception of shared rooms for doggy “siblings”. Dogs love to have a comfortable sleeping and eating area. Each dog gets their very own private area for stretching their legs and taking care of nature’s calls.

Cats Get Too Stressed Out at a Kennel

At Camelot Pet Resort, we spoil our feline friends in our Camelot Castle Cattery! All the animals under our care have the opportunity to socialise and play, but they also have their own private areas. We feel that this is best for every pet.

Cage-Free Kennels are Better

The newest trend in boarding is offering a “cage-free” environment where all of the dogs stay and sleep together in one large room. Through our knowledge and experience with animal behaviour, we believe that cage-free boarding presents more problems than solutions. Resting, sleeping, and eating is healthier for the animal when done in private. It is much more relaxing for your dog to go to his own room, with his own bedding, surrounded by his own things at the end of the day.

My Pet Won’t Get Any Attention

Pets love the excitement of a pet resort. Other pets coming and going, fun and interaction from the staff throughout the day, and plenty of one-on-one or group activities… it’s all very stimulating for them. Although it is our pleasure and responsibility to provide love and attention to each pet, many times they are far more interested in all the sights and sounds of their new world.

My Pet Will Miss Me!

Of course, they will miss you! This is one point that we cannot contest. But, the degree to which your pet “suffers” when you’re away might not be as great as you think.

Dogs live in the moment. So the instant you walk away may be pretty awful, but hey, look at that new doggie friend, and all the fun and excitement of a new environment!

And cats? Well, the issue of whether or not a cat misses their owner is one of much debate. We think that it depends on the cat! At Camelot Pet Resort find that the excitement your pet feels in the company of new animal friends distracts them from separation anxiety.

Camelot Pet Resort–Family-Owned Pet Care for over 30 Years!

Camelot Pet Resort has been a part of the Karnup, WA community for over 30 years. We wouldn’t have stayed in business that long without providing premium treatment for all pets within our care. We work hard to make sure our guests are safe and healthy. Our efforts have helped us to build an amazing client base. In addition, we have done some major renovations over the years!

May 2017 we received planning approval for the extension of our dog boarding kennels with a further 76 kennels and entry statement to be built in keeping with our castle theme, as well as an upgrade to our existing kennels. We post regular updates as these changes occur, both on our webpage and through social media.

We hope to have eased your mind about some common Pet Resort myths. Now, you’ll be able to confidently make the decision to bring your pet to Camelot Pet Resort for a vacation!