Ever imagine what Heaven looks like; A calming place with cats roaming around you? If this sounds like heaven to you, then heaven is a place on earth! The Dancing Cat is an animal rescue organization dedicated to saving local at-risk shelter pets from the San Jose Animal Care Center.
The Dancing Cat’s founders Ann Chasson and Mary Rubin are supported by Silicon Valley Pet Project, whose shared goal is to give adoptable animals a chance to shine in a casual and relaxed environment, and expand opportunity for adoptions, thereby reducing the euthanasia rate in Silicon Valley.
The project also seeks to create a community of cat lovers by providing a place for fun social and educational events. A visit to The Dancing Cat may range from active and playful to cozy and quiet. The Dancing Cat first opened on May 2015 as a 4 week pop-up. There were so many cat lovers which made the Project so popular their doors remained open for five months. In that short time The Dancing Cat welcomed over 2000 guests and found wonderful homes for over 50 cats. The tremendous success of The Dancing Cat pop-up demonstrated that Silicon Valley is a prime location for a permanent cat adoption lounge. In May 2016, The Dancing Cat reopened its doors and remains a popular place for cat lovers to meet and mingle in the company of cats.
As soon as I found out about this amazing place I knew I had to check it out myself! As soon as I walked in, Torri the cat greeted me. She was very friendly and as soon as I put my hand out to let he sniff me, she immediately nudged her head into my hand and wanted to be pet. I walked further in to say hi to all the other cats. There was a total of 9 cats, but only 6 were roaming around (everyone else was taking a cat nap). They have a few different lounge area’s where you can just relax and play with the kitties. On the table they had a bunch of coloring pages, and cat books available to read. They had soft music playing in the background that the cats moved to when they walked. When it was dinner time, they all got their own plates of wet food delivered to them like true royalty! Every month they have a yoga session where you and the cats come to do yoga. They also have other events throughout the month like henna tattoo parties.
The Dancing Cat was such an amazing place, and it was so much fun being able to hangout with the cats. If you are in the Silicon Valley area and thinking about adopting a cat, make sure to stop by The Dancing Cat to hangout with cats and have the chance to adopt one! You can also check out there website where you may find your purr-fect companion!