We are thrilled to introduce Cait Sith in an exclusive interview. Cait supervises humans at the Neko-Ngeru Cat Adoption Cafe situated a few minutes from the centre of Wellington, New Zealand and opening mid-November 2017.

Cait took time out from her busy schedule, in the run up to the opening of the cafe, to speak to us at Dash Kitten……

Greetings Humans

Cait Sith here from Neko Ngeru Cat Adoption Café. I appreciate this chance to blog with you. Thanks to my late mentor, Mi Two, I know pretty well how to do this. You can see some of our writing, and our special shop for New Zealand folk on the website but, I am still quite a novice compared to some of the others featured on Dash Kitten’s site.

Where in the world will Neko-Ngeru be? Who are you?

Wellington’s first Cat Adoption Café, Neko Ngeru, will open mid-November at 291 Jackson St in Petone, Lower Hutt. I know technically it’s not Wellington, but it is so close it feels like it is. This will be a place where cats and humans can get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere.

We cats will be working hard to look chilled out as we play and cuddle with the humans to help them de stress. Some of us will take on permanent positions of authority in the homes of the humans we choose for our very own in a process called adoption.

Cait Sith, what has been your favourite part of getting the Adoption Cat Cafe launched?

My favourite part was sharing the excitement of the crowdfunding with so many people from the Wellington region, New Zealand and around the world.

My people, Ken and Richelle, lived in a lot of different places, but they chose Wellington for a reason. It’s great!

What kind of people have you discovered supported your Fundraiser for the cafe?

All kinds of people supported us. Some people donated a lot but everyone gave what they could with their heart. We have enjoyed sending their rewards and learning more about them. I am going to keep in touch through my fortnightly meowsletter because there will always be exciting things to share like special deals and events once we are up and running.

What are the joys and challenges you have found so far in creating the Cat Adoption Cafe and it’s environment?

There are more joys than I can put in one blog, but I have to mention how helpful people have been. Starting a business is a new thing for my humans. They were international school teachers before, so they have had to learn everything about business and hospitality quickly. They still have a long way to go but they are going to risk it anyway.

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Any cat or building challenges for you, Cait Sith, and the kitty staff?

There are a few challenges worth mentioning. Building in New Zealand cost more than they expected so many of their dreamy plans for the café have had to be postponed for the next one when they can have more money to work with if all goes well.

Looking for a comfortable home through Neko-Ngeru

On a personal note. I have cat relationship challenges. My new house mates, Momo and Mischief, are not nice and won’t play with me. They hiss and hit me every time I try. I hope they will come around before they move to the café so that we can play when I come to visit. I also hope that the next cats who are coming to live with us before they work in the café will be more easy going with me. At least Tonraq plays with me when he is home and even grouchy Mi-Ke is more tolerant of my jokes now. I just want to have fun, what can I say?

Cait Sith 's nemesis

Where can people find out more about the cafe and keep up with Neko-Ngeru news?

People who want to know more about us can look at the Neko Ngeru website and sign up for the meowsletter through our Facebook page.

Soon we will have the online booking set up so you will be able to plan your time to come visit us. The phone line will be set up from the 30th of October so you can also call to make a booking. The reason we suggest booking ahead is we only take 20 people at a time since we don’t want the cat play area to get too full. You might have to wait a while to get your turn to play with us if you do not schedule your time.

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On the look out for a forever home at Neko-Ngeru

Thank you Cait Sith for your exciting insights into the Cat Adoption Cafe. We know it is going to be a success and find many cats homes!

Miranda Kitten
Cait Sith Interviewer
A Selfie of Miranda Kitten







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  1. Shayla

    October 24, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I think we are getting a cat Cafe here! It’s such a great idea to help get some time with the available kiddos!


  2. Cathy Armato

    October 23, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    A new cat cafe is so exciting!! I love that these are starting to crop up all over the world. Great job, Cait!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them


  3. Richelle OKADA

    October 21, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Thanks to all for your well wishes. If you are in Wellington after November 18th, please come visit us in the cafe. We shall have our booking system done by then so you can guarantee your time with us.


  4. Sonja Lishchynski

    October 20, 2017 at 3:32 am

    I do love cat café’s … I’m allergic so it allows me to go in – get a little kitty love – and leave before it gets out of control bad. We have 2 in my area and they seem to do very well. one has Siberian cats the other features rescues.


  5. Shelby @ For The Love of Paws

    October 19, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    This is flawless. I can’t wait!! I hope it does so well. I’d love to go to one.


  6. Ruth Epstein

    October 19, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I am so happy they are opening one in NZ, we have one here in San Francisco and I love the concept to help with adoptions – good luck with the opening


  7. Tenacious Little Terrier

    October 19, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Cat cafes are fun to visit! How cool you’re getting one near you. I went last year and Mr. N was very upset that I didn’t take him.


  8. Beth

    October 19, 2017 at 11:08 am

    This will be wonderful! I hope to go to a cat cafe one day.


  9. Sadie

    October 19, 2017 at 8:59 am

    I love the idea of the kind of place where cats and humans can get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere. True personalities don’t always shine through at shelters due to stress.


  10. The Swiss Cats

    October 19, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Wonderful interview ! It’s so exciting you’re going to have a cat café close to you ! Purrs


  11. Brian

    October 19, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Such a terrific post and an all around wonderful kitty crew!


  12. Kristen Paskus (@My3LilKittens)

    October 19, 2017 at 6:16 am

    All these kitties are beyond adorable!!! I love the idea of a cat cafe and wish this one great success!!!!!!


  13. Sweet Purrfections

    October 19, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Wonderful interview. It’s exciting there will be a cat cafe near you in the future. I don’t think we have one in my city, but I understand there is a cat cafe in Charleston, which is about 2 hours from me.


  14. da tabbies o trout towne

    October 19, 2017 at 3:40 am

    great interview ~~~ !!! we wish your cafe all the very best and we hope everyone finds there forevers home ?????


    • da tabbies o trout towne

      October 19, 2017 at 3:41 am

      and there go our hearts… turning into questions marks again ~~~~~~~~


  15. Lola The Rescued Cat

    October 19, 2017 at 3:03 am

    I love hearing about more and more cst cafes opening around the world. I wish N.Y. would change the laws so foid and beverages can be served with the kitties. This cafe sounds wonderful.


  16. Debbie

    October 19, 2017 at 2:12 am

    This is so great! I love all of these cat cafés popping up! Hope the opening goes smoothly and that Cait Sith finds lots of playful cat pals along the way!


  17. kittiesblue

    October 19, 2017 at 1:49 am

    Oooh, we hope this is highly successful with lots of visitors and adoptions. Our mom really wants to visit a cat cafe. We don’t have one here. She never thought about crowd-funding to open one. What a terrific idea. Keep us posted on how this does after it opens. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy


  18. Kamira Gayle

    October 19, 2017 at 1:39 am

    All those cats are gorgeous. I ‘ll have to check out their FB page. I love how this trend of cat cafes has really taken over all parts of the world.Nice interview.


  19. The Daily Pip

    October 19, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Thanks for showing sharing your story, Cait Sith. We also have a cat cafe coming to our area. I can’t wait to send my human off to de-stress at the cafe.


  20. Pets Naturally (@dogtrainer4ever)

    October 19, 2017 at 12:41 am

    I’m loving the cat cafe idea. And these kitties are so lucky to have a community of dedicated people helping them and teaching them how to enjoy life. New Zealand would be an amazing place to visit.


  21. erinthecatprincess

    October 18, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Cat Cafes are a wonderful idea, I wish them all well. It sounds like they have the right cat for the job of supervisor so I’m sure all will be well come the big opening day!
    Toodle pip and purrs


  22. Summer

    October 18, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    How exciting there is going to be a cat cafe in your area! I’m sure it will be a HUGE success!


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