Visit with Adoptable Cats at Pawz Pet Cafe in Carmel

Calling all kitty lovers: Carmel has its first cat cafe! Pawz Pet Cafe is the purrr-fect place to meet and play with cats in a relaxing setting, with an added bonus: they also serve boba and other tasty beverages inside their cozy cafe.

Play with Cats and Kittens at Pawz Pet Cafe

All of the cats and kittens that live at Pawz are adoptable, and you can reserve a time to visit them. The cats come from Paws on my Heart, Inc., a no-kill cat rescue that takes in cats from many different counties around Indiana.

The cats’ living area is a fun, colorful and spacious area. There is lots of room to spread out on the floor at their level, or sit on the couch, or just wander around and peek at the cats doing their own thing. There are toys everywhere in the kitty sanctuary for the cats who are feeling frisky and want to play.

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Adopting A Forever Friend

Some people visit Pawz Pet Cafe just for the kitty cuddles. But if you’re interested in adopting a cat, there’s a binder on a table with information about each cat that you can peruse through. You can also speak to one of the friendly people who are in the sanctuary, and they are happy to answer questions. All of the cats at Pawz are looking for their forever homes and are ready to be adopted.

Whether you decide to adopt or not, you’re helping cats when you visit the cat cafe. Each entry fee contributes to the care and welfare of the cats, from veterinary care to cozy living arrangements.

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Relax at the Beverage Bar

After you’ve visited the cat sanctuary, pop over to the Pawz beverage bar to get a refreshing boba drink, made with either tea, milk or lemonade. Their most popular drink, the Fireworks Fizzie, is like an Italian soda with strawberry popping boba. It’s a refreshing treat that you can enjoy in the lounge outside of the cat sanctuary.


More Info

ADDRESS: Pawz Pet Cafe is located at 481 Gradle Drive in Carmel


HOURS: The cat cafe is open Tuesday-Sunday, 12-8 p.m. They are closed on Mondays.

COST: The cost to visit the cat lounge is $10 for 30 minutes or $18 for 1 hour.

RESERVATIONS: Reservations are not required to visit the cat sanctuary, but they are highly recommended in order for staff to control the number of people visiting with the cats. Reservations can be made for 30-minute sessions and 1-hour sessions. Make reservations online at their website.

CHILDREN: Kids are welcome! Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe is the editor of Indy's Child and Southwest Ohio Parent magazines. She has a BA in Journalism from California State University Northridge, and has been involved in the print and digital publishing world for most of her life. Born and raised in Southern California, Nicole traded the city and sun for corn and creeks, and now lives in central Indiana with her husband, two sons and Collie. Her latest book for children, “All About Me! Art Journal” was published in 2022 by Walter Foster Jr. In her spare time, she likes traveling with her family, enjoying good food and drink, volunteering at her children’s schools and around her community, and practicing yoga.

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