2824 Bransford Ave, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720436.113949 -86.766635
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm ; Sun 1pm-4pm
If I could give no star, I would. They won't allow you to adopt a kitten unless you adopt two, however you may adopt only one adult cat. I went in with my husband and was pleased to see many adorable kittens, however, someone soon informed me that I would have to either take an adult cat or two kittens, because kittens require so much attention that they wouldn't let them be adopted by themselves. The workers were rude and condescending. They patiently informed me that "Kittens grow up to be cats, you know." Thanks. Fortunately, I found the world's most adorable 12-week-old tortie at Petsmart. One year later, she is spoiled, receives a ton of attention, and is one of the sweetest kitties around. I don't think she'd be better off had we gotten two -- there is lots of research that suggests that domestic cats are not made to be social or pack animals and there fore do not prefer having another feline in the home. Shopping there was an incredibly frustrating experience.
Apparently Kelly Harlan's "friend" either lied to her or Kelly is not telling the truth. I currently have 7 cats that were adopted from The Cat Shoppe. I have had over 15 years of first hand experience adopting cats from there. I KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. Before you adopt a cat, you are given a 4 page contract to carefully read, fill out, and sign. It out-lines how the cats are to be cared for. So that there is no misunderstanding as to what is required to adopt a cat, each section is also to be initialed by the adopter. The section on declawing says, "Under no circumstances will this cat be declawed," and the section on fines says, "Monetary damages to The Cat Shoppe will be actual damages as presented by The Cat Shoppe or the sum of $500.00 (per cat) at the sole discretion of The Cat Shoppe." Why would someone sign a contract, not live up to what they had contractually agreed to do, and then write bad reviews about the charity because they were made to fulfill the terms of the contract? Fortunately, most of the adopters are honest, ethical, and moral people. Occasionally there are some that are not.
DO NOT GO HERE!
My friend adopted two kittens from The Cat Shoppe. After adopting them found out they had fleas and worms. She footed the bill and made sure to take care of them but also made sure to call The Cat Shoppe to inform them of this so they could check the other cats and the owner sounded like she could care less.
Also, they make house calls on you to check on the cats! Seven months after adopting them, one of the employees called her to ask if she could come see one of the cats because she had fostered them and wasn't there to say goodbye when they were adopted. Said it was not a house call or inspection. The lady then came into her home and basically told my friend she was raising the cats completely wrong saying the food she was feeding them was bad and even went so far as to say the name she gave one of the cats was dumb.
After the lady found out the kittens had been declawed she became very very angry and my friend was scared for her and her cats. Last week she got a letter demanding $1000 ($500 per cat) in damages to the Cat Shoppe because she declawed the cats.
This has taught me never to go to an adoption center like this, and to never let anybody in my house from a place I adopt them from.
Aloof Owner – This is a pretty cool place and a lot of rescued kitties are all around. The first lady I met was Robyn and she was super nice and friendly. The owner Chris was very aloof and to busy selling stuff to be much interested in much else. It is quite obvious that she is very protective of all the cats, as she really does not want any of them to be adopted. Very negative about if you have other animals and definitely does not like dogs. If you are wanting to adopt, I would suggest going elsewhere. Cool shop thought.
Love this place! – I’ve been going to the Cat Shoppe for several years now and enjoy each and every visit. I’m always greeted with a warm hello when I enter the door. The owner is very helpful with any questions I have and the prices on premium cat food are better than anywhere else in the city. I sometimes go just to play with the kittens that are up for adoption and never feel rushed or like I need to buy something to stay. It’s a great place for all your cat needs and just so your dog doesn’t feel left out, there’s a dog store next door. Overall, a really cool place to visit!
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CATS – The Cat Shoppe is a unique retail business that caters to quality health, safety and fun-filled activities for all the furry felines in your family. It
I LOVE THE CAT SHOPPE – The Cat Shoppe is the closest thing to Cat Heaven that I have ever seen. It's a Cats R Us for toys, there's a veritable smorgasbord of the best cat foods on the planet, and you can live and wear your love of cats with the selection of boutiquey items in abundance there. If you need a gift for a cat loving friend, you can find it. And not only can you fill a shopping bag (or two, or three), but you have also found a place where you can fill your heart. There are cats there. Not cats in a row of cages, but cats living there, homestyle. And they have stories. Sometimes the stories are written down and you can read them, sometimes they're told to you. A beautiful purebred cat whose owners had it declawed and then didn't want it anymore. A kitten with a very tiny limp whose leg was originally mangled by a car but was brought back to life by physical (and emotional) therapy right there at the Cat Shoppe. There's a jar where you can donate, it's a 501c3 charity, and I always do, even if just a little, because I know little bits add up. You can see your money at work there. And the stories have happy endings, because the cats are for adoption, and when you hear that one has found a perfect forever home, you come away feeling much better than you usually feel at the end of a shopping experience. They obviously cannot save every homeless kitty in the world. But they certainly do their part. And they don't have to. They could just sell the stuff. The very, very good stuff. Shop at the Cat Shoppe. No buyer's remorse. Ever.
Great Shoppe/Great Owner – I am originally from Nashville and every time I return, I always make a special trip to The Cat Shoppe to stock up on all my cat needs! Chris, the owner, does a wonderful job finding the best cat gifts. I could browse forever! But more importantly, I shop there for the welfare of my cats. After talking with her several times, I know that she only sells the best food for my cats. I trust her judgment and need her guidance as I don't have time to do all the research myself, and I only want to feed my cats the best. I find her prices to be very reasonable.
It is so refreshing to go to a shop that is not all about making the buck. Her store is abundant with cats that she has rescued that need homes.
I highly recommend this store for cat food, litter, and gifts! Please don't forget that there are lots of cats and kittens in her shop that need homes too!
Quick to judge – Imagine answering phone calls all day long with people pleading for you solve yet another dire situation while you look around the shop at all the cats and kittens already there. There are limited numbers of good homes/owners and though all animals deserve them, we know that isn
rose nilen's misinformed review of 'the cat shoppe' – rose nilen is obviously a cat lover. she is also terribly wrong about the cat shoppe and it's owner - chris. chris is currently selling a home to subsidize her tireless efforts on behalf of homeless and abused animals. there is not another person in nashville tennessee who cares more or works harder to rescue and nurture abandoned and frightened cats. one person can only do so much. no one can rescue all the poor cats in this city. not even chris. if she could she would. rose should go back to the cat shoppe and get her facts straight and then write a retraction. no one loves cats more than chris - and no one suffers more at the thought of taking them to the pound. if rose knew what chris does for cats she would cry at the way she treated her in print. chris is like a mother teresa for cats.
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