Dear Denver, I love cats. Where can I go to embrace my inner “crazy cat lady”?
Denver is known as a very dog-friendly city – but it certainly doesn’t forget its furry feline lovers either. There are many options for people who are cat curious, simply love the idea of cats, or who want to spoil their own fur baby.
The Denver Cat Company is a prime example. They are located on 3929 Tennyson Street and are open Tuesday – Sunday. There is a $5 entry but there you can enjoy a cup of tea/coffee, read a book, play a board game, all the while enjoying the company of adoptable cats! You can also buy many cat-themed goodies and treats in the store up front. Additionally, The Denver Cat Company hosts painting classes, so keep an eye out on their calendar.
Speaking of cat treats, local company Apollo Peak has developed all-natural cat wines (The Pinot Meow and The Moscato), which you can purchase online for $12.95 plus shipping + taxes. (The Denver Cat Company also carries this product.) You can support your cat and local business at the same time #meow
One of my favorite cat shelters is Maxfund, which is located at 720 West 10th Avenue. The shelter has two adult cat rooms, a kitten room, and specialty rooms like a feral cat room, FIV room, and more. It is a great place to go to adopt a cat – especially since most of them get along with other cats and are likely to be used to strangers (unlike my spoiled only cat). Other Denver cats-only shelters include Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue and the Cat Care Society.
Local cats have also recently been seen on the news.
In the recent Snowpocalypse on March 23, 2016 – local cat Boots built a snow igloo! You can watch the adorable video here from thedenverchannel.com.
Additionally, a recent article has named Longmont-native Floyd the Lion, as Colorado’s most famous cat, according to 9news. You can follow Floyd the Lion on Instagram.
In upcoming events, Denver has a number of cat-themed activities for feline friends and/or fans.
Every Wednesday @ 7:30 – 9:30pm: RMFR Bingo Nights at Turn Bingo of Arvada
Weekly fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue; family fun at a low cost and all proceeds go straight to the cats! Admission is $12/person and $1/pack.
Tuesday, April 12, April 19, April 26, and May 3, 2016 @ 6pm: YogAdoptables at the Denver Animal Shelter
The Denver Animal Shelter is hosting the YogAdoptables series, which is a unique series of one-hour yoga classes, complete with free-roaming adoptable cats. BYO-yoga mat and a $10 donation to the shelter. Each class is taught by a certified yoga instructor and you can RSVP for the class via Facebook.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 6 – 9pm: Stray Cat Strut at The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
This summer, The Divine Feline hosts its 10th annual Stray Cat Strut at the Inn at Hudson Gardens. The event will feature both a live and silent auction, cat-themed cocktails, live music, vegan hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. All proceeds support the Devine Feline’s many services and mission to promote the health and welfare of all cats. Tickets cost $35 before April 1, 2016 and $45 afterward.
Saturday, July 9, 2016 @ 10am – 3pm: CatFest at the Dumb Friends League – Quebec Street Shelter
Enjoy a FREE cat-tastic event that inspires a sense of community and raises awareness about the benefits of adopting a cat. Vendors and sponsors offer cat-related products and services, while attendees enjoy food, music, cat training demonstrations, and waived adoption fees for adult cats. View additional cat-related events from the Dumb Friends League here.
Friday, July 29 – Sunday, July 31, 2016: Kitten Pavilion at the Denver County Fair
Kittens! As part of the ever-growing Denver County Fair, the Kitten Pavilion plays home to feline agility contests, celebrity cat meet-n-greets, vendors, The International Cat Association Cat Show, a variety of breed booths, and a community cat show where folks can bring their own kitties to show too! Adult tickets are $12.
Denver cat lovers unite!
Written by Angie in Denver, Dear Denver guest contributor. Angie is native to Virginia but has lived in Denver over the last 4 years. She is an avid lover of exploring all things Denver and can be followed on Instagram at angiNdnvr.
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