What we're about

Calling all cat lovers! Do you find cats irresistible? Do you own one, want to own one, or just want to be around one? Do you want to share your love of cats with other like-minded people in San Jose? Join us! We'll share stories, photos and behavior tips of these precious animals. Special events might include a workshop to make catnip toys, or a talk by a cat behaviorist.

Most events will take place at The Dancing Cat (http://www.thedancingcat.org), San Jose's only cat adoption lounge. Visitors are invited to meet and mingle with adorable adoptable cats in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Sweet snacks and soft drinks for sale, wi-fi and catnip are on the house!

The Dancing Cat is an initiative of Silicon Valley Pet Project (http://www.svpetproject.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk cats and dogs from the San Jose municipal animal shelter.

If you'd like to simply hang out with adorable adoptable cats, you're welcome to come during our regular public hours from Wednesday though Sunday from noon to around 6pm. We ask for a donation of $10 to come in, but this is waived in cases of hardship. We want everyone to enjoy being with our cats.

There is more information on our website here: http://www.thedancingcat.org

We hope you'll stop by to see what The Dancing Cat is all about, or join us at one of our fun events.

Upcoming events (4+)

Time With the Cats!

Needs a location

Please – CLICK HERE (https://www.thedancingcat.org/reservations/) to reserve your spot.

Is work getting stressful; do you need an hour to decompress?
Finally past that big report, paper, or project and want a relaxing way to celebrate?
Looking for a way to engage with your kids for a little while, that doesn’t include a phone or a video game?
Want a way to make a tax-deductible donation that also lets you kick back with some furry friends?

Then - come spend some times with the adorable, adoptable resident felines at The Dancing Cat!

The Dancing Cat is delighted to welcome our wonderful community of friends and cat lovers back onsite for hourly visits with our adoptable cat cohort. Reservations are required and all guests must be ages five and up. We are limiting the number of guests to 6 an hour and will continue to require masks for all people onsite.

We have missed sharing joyous moments with our collective cat appreciating community and are so thrilled we have reached this moment. As has always been true, we want to emphasize that The Dancing Cat is an inclusive space for all who wish to spend an hour in the company of other beings in a safe, love-filled and positive space. See you soon friends!

Friday and Saturday, for an admission donation, you can join some of the sweetest cats in Silicon Valley in a charming, art-filled, comfortable living room-like space perfect for meeting friends, taking quiet time to read or study, or just to simply lounge under colorful lanterns surrounded by cat trees and work by local artists.

Admission is $10 per person.
Wi-fi and catnip (and the occasional purr) are on the house.

Please remember – you must go through the registration on The Dancing Cat website (https://www.thedancingcat.org/reservations).
We appreciate your RSVP on MeetUp, but the registration website is what allows us to reserve a spot for you. See you soon!

Time With the Cats!

Needs a location

Please – CLICK HERE (https://www.thedancingcat.org/reservations/) to reserve your spot.

Is work getting stressful; do you need an hour to decompress?
Finally past that big report, paper, or project and want a relaxing way to celebrate?
Looking for a way to engage with your kids for a little while, that doesn’t include a phone or a video game?
Want a way to make a tax-deductible donation that also lets you kick back with some furry friends?

Then - come spend some times with the adorable, adoptable resident felines at The Dancing Cat!

The Dancing Cat is delighted to welcome our wonderful community of friends and cat lovers back onsite for hourly visits with our adoptable cat cohort. Reservations are required and all guests must be ages five and up. We are limiting the number of guests to 6 an hour and will continue to require masks for all people onsite.

We have missed sharing joyous moments with our collective cat appreciating community and are so thrilled we have reached this moment. As has always been true, we want to emphasize that The Dancing Cat is an inclusive space for all who wish to spend an hour in the company of other beings in a safe, love-filled and positive space. See you soon friends!

Friday and Saturday, for an admission donation, you can join some of the sweetest cats in Silicon Valley in a charming, art-filled, comfortable living room-like space perfect for meeting friends, taking quiet time to read or study, or just to simply lounge under colorful lanterns surrounded by cat trees and work by local artists.

Admission is $10 per person.
Wi-fi and catnip (and the occasional purr) are on the house.

Please remember – you must go through the registration on The Dancing Cat website (https://www.thedancingcat.org/reservations).
We appreciate your RSVP on MeetUp, but the registration website is what allows us to reserve a spot for you. See you soon!

Time With the Cats!

Needs a location

Please – CLICK HERE (https://www.thedancingcat.org/reservations/) to reserve your spot.

Is work getting stressful; do you need an hour to decompress?
Finally past that big report, paper, or project and want a relaxing way to celebrate?
Looking for a way to engage with your kids for a little while, that doesn’t include a phone or a video game?
Want a way to make a tax-deductible donation that also lets you kick back with some furry friends?

Then - come spend some times with the adorable, adoptable resident felines at The Dancing Cat!

The Dancing Cat is delighted to welcome our wonderful community of friends and cat lovers back onsite for hourly visits with our adoptable cat cohort. Reservations are required and all guests must be ages five and up. We are limiting the number of guests to 6 an hour and will continue to require masks for all people onsite.

We have missed sharing joyous moments with our collective cat appreciating community and are so thrilled we have reached this moment. As has always been true, we want to emphasize that The Dancing Cat is an inclusive space for all who wish to spend an hour in the company of other beings in a safe, love-filled and positive space. See you soon friends!

Friday and Saturday, for an admission donation, you can join some of the sweetest cats in Silicon Valley in a charming, art-filled, comfortable living room-like space perfect for meeting friends, taking quiet time to read or study, or just to simply lounge under colorful lanterns surrounded by cat trees and work by local artists.

Admission is $10 per person.
Wi-fi and catnip (and the occasional purr) are on the house.

Please remember – you must go through the registration on The Dancing Cat website (https://www.thedancingcat.org/reservations).
We appreciate your RSVP on MeetUp, but the registration website is what allows us to reserve a spot for you. See you soon!

Time With the Cats!

Needs a location

Please – CLICK HERE (https://www.thedancingcat.org/reservations/) to reserve your spot.

Is work getting stressful; do you need an hour to decompress?
Finally past that big report, paper, or project and want a relaxing way to celebrate?
Looking for a way to engage with your kids for a little while, that doesn’t include a phone or a video game?
Want a way to make a tax-deductible donation that also lets you kick back with some furry friends?

Then - come spend some times with the adorable, adoptable resident felines at The Dancing Cat!

The Dancing Cat is delighted to welcome our wonderful community of friends and cat lovers back onsite for hourly visits with our adoptable cat cohort. Reservations are required and all guests must be ages five and up. We are limiting the number of guests to 6 an hour and will continue to require masks for all people onsite.

We have missed sharing joyous moments with our collective cat appreciating community and are so thrilled we have reached this moment. As has always been true, we want to emphasize that The Dancing Cat is an inclusive space for all who wish to spend an hour in the company of other beings in a safe, love-filled and positive space. See you soon friends!

Friday and Saturday, for an admission donation, you can join some of the sweetest cats in Silicon Valley in a charming, art-filled, comfortable living room-like space perfect for meeting friends, taking quiet time to read or study, or just to simply lounge under colorful lanterns surrounded by cat trees and work by local artists.

Admission is $10 per person.
Wi-fi and catnip (and the occasional purr) are on the house.

Please remember – you must go through the registration on The Dancing Cat website (https://www.thedancingcat.org/reservations).
We appreciate your RSVP on MeetUp, but the registration website is what allows us to reserve a spot for you. See you soon!

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