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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is a Cat Cafe?
    cat cafe noun. a business establishment that has numerous cats available for customers to play with, and usually offers food and drinks. Our cat cafe is a place where you can enjoy the company of cats and eat tasty goodies in a cozy and relaxed space. You can sit back with a book while a furry paw helps you to turn to the next page. You can utilize our high speed wifi while a clever cat helps you to answer that important email. Or you could just catch up with friends, feline or otherwise. The cafe is our cats' foster home. It's a safe place for them to stay until they are adopted. And while they're here, they're being socialized: living and playing with their fellow cats, and also getting comfortable with all their human visitors. Our goal is for our cats to have the opportunity to choose their new family. This is a place where they can show off their personality so that they can make the right match. We also hope to provide the community with a safe, fun and relaxed space to unwind and find comfort in animal companionship. Not everyone has the opportunity to have cats at home, and we hope that they may find joy visiting ours.
  • Can I bring my own cat?
    No, for the safety of our cats and guests, we do not allow outside cats in our lounge. We have all adoptable cats in our lounge from Cat Tales Rescue in Seabrook. These cats are all vetted before coming to our lounge, so we know their medical status.
  • Is there an age limit?
    No, we hope that people of all ages may enjoy the special comfort that spending time with a cat may bring. Our policy is one adult per every two children. We ask that adults supervise children while interacting with our cats, each cat has it's own personality and may act in different ways. Please note that we reserve the right to ask anyone of any age to leave if we feel the comfort and safety of our cats is compromised. To review our rules and waiver click here.
  • Why is there an entry fee?
    We don't take any of the adoption fees, that all goes to Cat Tales Rescue (our adoption partner). We want to create the best cat cafe experience possible, and in order to do that, the reality is that there are costs to providing a clean, safe, comfortable, temporary home for these fantastic felines. We provide all of their food, litter, cleaning supplies, and daily care. This helps take the burden off of the rescue as a thanks for trusting us with the care of their cats. So the ticket sales support the cats, our business, and the rescue.
  • Do you host parties/events?
    Yes, we can host up to 10 people for an event. We even have a projection screen for business meetings/classes or just a fun family movie night. We do allow you to bring in a birthday cake, just please no candles. To schedule a private event please call us during business hours 603-505-8115, or send us a message through our contact page.
  • It's called "The Tipsy Tabby," do you serve alcohol?
    Yes! We have a beer and wine license and have an assortment of liqueurs you can add to ANY drink on the menu if you're of legal drinking age. Frangelico Flag Hill Raspberry Liqueur Triple Sec Peppermint Liqueur Kahlua Bailey's Bailey's Vanilla Cinnamon Peanut Butter Chocolate Liqueur Boston Harbor Distillery Maple Cream
  • How can I help the cats directly?
    So many ways!! Our cats all come from Cat Tales Rescue. does so much work keeping cats in our cafe for you all to enjoy. They accept many types of donations. The easiest way to donate is a monetary gift through paypal or venmo. Another great way to help is by checking out Cat Tales' Chewy Wish list! They have all sorts of items in need that you can purchase and have sent directly to them! Imagine getting to be Santa Paws for all these good kitties! Spread the word on how to make a difference in shelter cat's lives! Share these links, share our stories, and if you see an adorable cat post, yep, SHARE IT!!!
  • Do I need an appointment/reservation to come visit the cats?
    We HIGHLY recommended that you reserve a space online so that you will not be disappointed if we are full when you arrive. Our lounge is small and can only accommodate 8 people at a time. Walk-ins are welcome when we have space available.
  • Where is the best place to park?
    There is free 2hr on-street parking all down Main Street in Newmarket. There is also a free public lot behind the Newmarket Public Library just a 2 minute walk up the street.
  • What should I expect when I arrive?
    When it's time to visit, come to the cafe side to check-in. You'll give your name and we'll confirm we have your tickets in our system. Afterward, you can buy a snack or beverage and sit at the window bar stools, enjoying the cats as you wait for your start time. When it's your appointment time we will give you a key fob to enter the cat lounge. You will then exit the cafe and go through our other front door to enter the cat lounge. (Our cafe side is completely separated from the cat lounge side in order to abide by health regulations.)
  • Is food and drink allowed in the cat room?
    Yes, you can order your snacks and drinks at the cafe counter and enjoy them in the lounge with our cats. We kindly request that you ensure the cats don't snatch any of your food.
  • What if I need to cancel/reschedule my ticket?
    If you need to cancel/reschedule your reservation please call us during business hours at 603-505-8115 with 24hrs advance notice. For reschedules you may also login to your customer portal on our website to manage your reservation.
  • Can I come for less than an hour?
    Yes, we allow 15 and 30 minute appointments for walk-ins only. This means we cannot reserve a spot for you, but if you come visit us and we have the space to accommodate, we can let you in for a shorter appointment.
  • What's the deal with the separate entrance and key fob system?
    Our cafe and cat lounge are completely separate spaces. This is a state health department requirement for food safety. We have added an electric door lock system that utilizes a key fob so we can closely monitor the traffic going through the cat lounge doors. This ensures our cats are safe and cannot escape out onto the street. The key fob is easy to use, just tap it on the door handle!
  • How does the adoption process work?
    All of our cats come from Cat Tales Rescue in Seabrook. If you fall in love with one of our cats you may fill in their online application. Once you fill this application out you can email it to them for review at Cat Tales processes the applications, they will have their veterinarian complete a health certificate, and will schedule a time that you may pick up your new furry friend in Seabrook. For more details about Cat Tales Rescue of their application process feel free to visit their website
  • What are the adoption Fees?
    Cat Tales charges: $350 for kittens, and $225 for adults For a pair of kittens $600.00, and a pair of adults $400.00. These fees make it possible for Cat Tales to ensure all cats are; spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, tested for FIV/FELV, dewormed, microchipped and issued a health certificate by a licensed veterinarian.
  • How many cats have found homes at The Tipsy Tabby?
    Glad you asked! We love sharing the great news about our cats finding forever homes. Please check out the Graducats section at the bottom of the "Our Cats" page to see all of the cats that have found homes.
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