Q. How many cats will be available to interact with?
A. We usually have up to 25 adult cats in the lounge – plus occasional kittens in the nursery. Our space is very limited and keeping the cats happy and healthy is our top priority. The cats have a private Retreat room for those moments that they need to revitalize themselves.
Q. How much is admission?
A. Admission pays the cats’ rent, keeps the lights on, internet connected, and buys them food, toys, and furniture to keep the lounge area comfortable. We offer a 1-Hour Experience allowing for a 55 minute session in the Lounge for $15. We also have additional pricing for seniors, students, volume purchasing and special events. We do have private events so we recommend a reservation to ensure the cats are accepting company!
Q. How many people will be in the lounge at once?
A. We limit the number of humans to 25 per hour to ensure a good time will be had by all. Cats can become overstimulated with too much excitement and their well-being is our greatest concern. Cats also sleep a lot so we want to make sure the cat-to-people ratio isn’t disappointing for guests.
Q. Why is there an admission fee to the cat lounge and what does it cover?
A. Admission is charged for your time in the lounge to cover the overhead of keeping the doors open and the cats happy. We have to limit the number of people entering to maintain a calm environment for the benefit of resident cats.
Q. Can I bring my own cat?
A. No. All resident kitties are fully vetted and available for adoption through our partner rescue organization – Long Beach Felines. We ensure all cats have passed their wellness exam, are spayed/neutered, combo tested neg/neg for FIV/FeLV, and are up to date on all shots, flea preventative, and deworming medicine.
Q. Why is there an age requirement to visit the cats?
A. Our cats’ welfare is our top priority. We’re limiting the chance of them being overstimulated by constant excitement. Young children have a lot of energy and sometimes cats don’t appreciate their loving gestures. We realize being exposed to so many strangers increases the risk of an unpleasant incident, and we appreciate the risk of injury is serious, so please understand a liability waiver is required for every guest.
We’re accepting children 7 and older with a parent/guardian and no more than two children per adult during regular business hours. If a child you bring is aggressive or excessively excited, you may be asked to leave for the well-being of the cats and other guests. Children are not allowed to pick up any cats and may only pet and play with cats in a respectful manner.
Q. Can I adopt a cat I meet at Feline Good Social Club?
A. With an approved application, yes!
Q. Can I bring my own snacks or beverages?
A. While we do allow you to bring your own food & beverage, keep in mind that the cats beg. People get swarmed for crumbs. Cats steal anything left unattended. Be alert!
Q. Can I bring snacks for the cats?
A. No. Feline Good Social Club will provide approved snacks for the cats to enjoy. We have to monitor their diet closely, so a limited number will be available upon request.
Q. Can I book Feline Good Social Club for a private event?
A. Absolutely! We will help you party plan an exceptional event, but it must be for a small crowd under 35 people. Send us an email with basic details and we will provide a quote.
Q. Can I volunteer as a helper in the cat lounge?
A. Have fun for a good cause! We encourage everybody to be involved in their community and do have volunteer opportunities. Getting these precious cats adopted is our core mission and it does take time and effort to accomplish this goal. We have many levels of participation, from monitoring the cat lounge and updating social media, to writing bios and capturing our cats on film showing off their best personalities.
If you would like to become a foster for cats or kittens, we welcome your application. Some kitties need extra time and attention before they’re ready to be shown in public. The rescue provides all the training, supplies (such as food and litter), and pays for all the medical care associated with the rescue. All you need to provide is a safe place and as much love and attention as you can spare.
If you’re interested, fill out a volunteer application here.
Q. Where do I park when I visit the cat lounge?
A. The parking in Downtown Long Beach can be quite challenging, so we have added this map in hopes it will help alleviate the struggle.