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La Gattara will be Arizona's first cat cafe where you can enjoy coffee, tea, or a glass of wine in the presence of adoptable cats!
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Our Story:

La Gattara Cat Cafe & Wine Bar aims to launch the first cat cafe in the Valley of the Sun. Full of purrs, tasty beverages and scrumptious treats, the cat cafe gives people the chance to interact with adorable cats that are also up for adoption. La Gattara, an Italian word loosely translated to mean “crazy cat lady,” is the brainchild of Co-Owner Melissa Pruitt a self-described cat lady who's personally rescued over 300 cats and counting!

What is a Cat Cafe?

Originating in Taiwan in 1998 and popular in Japan for many years, Cat Cafes are becoming more and more popular throughout North America. Imagine a place where you can enjoy a snack, a cup of coffee, tea, or even a glass of wine all in the presence of adorable cats that are available for adoption.

Cat Cafes serve the dual purpose of providing a fun, relaxing environment for people to visit as well as providing another vehicle for homeless cats to find loving forever homes - a true win win scenario!!!

Our Partner Rescue:

We are partnered Lost Our Home Pet Rescue to provide all cat services including, and most importantly, adoptions!!!
Our mission is to ensure that all pets have loving homes when families face major life challenges. We provide compassionate options when Realtors and the community find an abandoned pet.
Our mission is to ensure that all pets have loving homes when families face major life challenges. We provide compassionate options when Realtors and the community find an abandoned pet.

Cat Lounge Design:

We are thrilled to be partnering with Kate Benjamin, renowned Cat Style Expert & Founder of Hauspanther LLC. www.hauspanther.com

Our cats at La Gattara will enjoy all the play time and relaxation they can handle on the cool stylish cat furniture of Hauspanther. These furnishings are designed to enhance the way people live with their cats by accommodating the cat's natural instincts without sacrificing style and comfort for their human guardians.
Kate Benjamin - Co-author of two #1New York Times best selling books Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!) and Catify to Satisfy: Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-friendly Home
Kate Benjamin - Co-author of two #1New York Times best selling books Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!) and Catify to Satisfy: Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-friendly Home

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Media Buzz:

PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL

AZ CENTRAL

THE STATE PRESS - Arizona State University

KPNH 12NEWS.COM

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How Will The Funds Be Used:

Your donations will not only get you some great things such as private parties and kitty swag but it will also help us help us build an amazing safe environment that all kitties need and deserve. Your donations will be used for food/litter/treats, cat shelves/cat beds/cat bridges, medical and general cat care, lease and construction costs for the cat lounge.

Affiliation:

La Gattara is a Member of the North American Cat Cafe Embassy.

Rewards:

JUST ADDED:  Cats & Mats Yoga Classes!

 

 

 

 

La Gattara Exclusive T-Shirt reward reduced to $30!!!

 

 

Mission Statement:

Lagattara Cat Cafe & Wine Bar provides an extraordinary customer friendly environment where people can enjoy refreshing beverages and tasty snacks in the presence of adorable adoptable cats with the goal of finding forever homes for its resident cats. La Gattara ultimately seeks to provide a safe place for humans and cats to have nothing but Peace, Love, and Meow!
Core Beliefs:
  • Be an advocate and a voice for all cats. 
  • Enhance the home lives of people and cats by educating new and existing cat guardians.
  • Provide exceptional customer service by empowering employees to make customer friendly decisions.

Risks and challenges

1. Finding a Suitable Location and Zoning
We are currently evaluating locations in Scottsdale and Tempe, Arizona.
We haven't found the right space yet for our unique needs. We are working with a real estate professional and the cities of Scottsdale and Tempe to find the best location.

2. Health Department codes
We have been talking with the Maricopa environmental services and heath department and are confident to ensure compliance and safety.

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    Purr Club Membership

    La Gattara Purr Club Membership Card and Refrigerator Magnet! La Gattara Purr Club members will receive access to special merchandise, freebies, and specials.

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    La Gattara Logo Mug

    La Gattara Logo Coffee Mug!

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    Cats & Mats Yoga Class!

    Join us for some zen therapy combined with purr therapy! You are entitled to 1 Cats & Mats Yoga class in the Cafe once we are open.

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    Exclusive T-Shirt

    Exclusive T-shirt

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    Peek Inside

    Take a peek inside - Includes 1 free visit and 1 free non-alcoholic beverage.

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    Cats & Mats Yoga Class 2-Pack!!

    Join us for some zen therapy combined with purr therapy! You are entitled to 2 Cats & Mats Yoga classes in the Cafe once we are open. That's a $10 savings!

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    Take Two

    Take Two - Includes 2 free visits and 2 free non-alcoholic beverages (1 per visit)

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    Your Name on Wall of Fame

    Your name furever recognized on the La Gattara Wall of Fame!

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    La Gattara Bundle

    La Gattara Bundle - includes Exclusive T-shirt, Coffee Mug, Cat Stress Ball, 20 oz Single Wall Tumbler

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    Awesome 4 Paws Party

    Awesome 4 Paws Party! You and 3 friends can enjoy free entry and 1 non-alcoholic beverage each.

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    "Red Carpet" Access Grand Opening Party

    Exclusive "Red Carpet" access to our Grand Opening Party! (valid for up to 2 people)

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    VIP Experience + Sponsor a Cat

    VIP Experience & Sponsor a Cat!!!

    Become a La Gattara Very Important Purrson! Enjoy an hour touring the cafe and playing with our cats prior to public opening! Includes free non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. (valid for up to 4 people)

    Sponsor a cat Includes your name included in your cat's bio, your name on the La Gattara Wall of Fame, and updates on the health and well being of your sponsored cat.

    Also includes La Gattara Purr Club Card and Refrigerator Magnet.

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    First Cat Access & Kate Benjamin

    First Cat Access & Kate Benjamin!

    Exclusive opportunity to visit the cafe prior to our Grand Opening and visit with Kate Benjamin, Cat Style Expert and Co-author of the #1 New York Times best selling book Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!)

    Kate will talk about the design of the cafe and you can help introduce the kitties to the space. Reward includes free non-alcoholic beverages and snacks! (valid for up to 2 people)

    Also includes La Gattara Purr Club Card and Refrigerator Magnet.

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    The Cat's Meow!

    The Cat's Meow - Enjoy lifetime free entry to the cat lounge! Also includes La Gattara Bundle, La Gattara Purr Club Card, and Refrigerator Magnet.

    Also includes La Gattara Purr Club Card and Refrigerator Magnet.

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    La Gattara Sponsorship 1 Year

    La Gattara SPONSORSHIP
    (Individual or Corporate)

    Includes title sponsorship of our cat lounge as well as your name/logo on our website, Facebook page, advertisements, and media releases for one year. Also includes four "Red Carpet" access passes to our Grand Opening Party!

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    La Gattara Sponsorship 2 Years

    La Gattara SPONSORSHIP
    (Individual or Corporate)

    Includes title sponsorship of our cat lounge as well as your name/logo on our website, Facebook page, advertisements, and media releases for two years. Also includes four "Red Carpet" access passes to our Grand Opening Party!

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Funding period

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