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Thankful for The Catio in Nashville, Tennessee

by Rich and Laura Lynch

Folks and felines are thankful for The Catio. The bright and merry Catio located at 2416 Music Valley Drive in Nashville, Tennessee is a non-profit cat lounge. They opened their doors in 2019 and with their partners the Nashville Cat Rescue they have facilitated thousands of adoptions. The Catio has spacious rooms with beds, perches, scratching posts and toys for a fun feline environment.

The Catio and Senior Catio are thriving in Nashville.

It is a pleasant place for people to engage with cats and hopefully connect with one. All their residents are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated and tested. Adoption charges covers veterinarian costs. Fees to hang out with the animals helps pay for food, fun items and litter to keep the cats happy and healthy. They also sell art and swag plus events are another way that The Catio finances their good works.

After the feast Anna found her place in the sun for the rest of the day.

The staff at The Catio are truly passionate about their cause. Instead of spending Thanksgiving at home they choose to celebrate the holiday with their feline family and their supporters. For a reasonable price Catio guests were treated to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. In 2023, it was a home cooked meal of turkey, ham, plenty of sides and a diversity of desserts.

Cool cat at The Catio.

A re-broadcast of the Macy's Day Parade was on the TV but with so many cats to play with we did not really need that entertainment. Thursday, we had fun with the frisky youngsters while some of the more mature cats were content to let us pet them. One of our favorites was Anna who had secured a sunny spot by the window to receive her guests.

Another cool cat at The Catio.

On Black Friday - we headed to the Senior Catio at 14270 Lebanon Pike in Old Hickory (near Mt. Juliet) as they only recently opened their doors. As the name implies this spot is for some of the older cats who might prefer a more mellow environment after all cute kittens can be rambunctious. As we entered the office we encountered Allie at the desk. We learned that she is their oldest resident who is soft spoken and is currently in good health with no need of daily meds. The main room had plenty of windows along with couches, fountains and high spots for the cats to enjoy.

Hotch had a big helping of kitten energy on Thanksgiving Day.

We heard birds chirping and soon realized that some of the residents like cat TV including blind Frankie who has faced some hard times in recent years but things are looking brighter for him at the Catio as the people here care and understand each cat's personality. Both Catios gives rescues a joyful space to live while helping them find their furever homes. If you can please consider adoption or attending one of their events at the Music Valley location or stop by the Senior Catio for a visit and where financial or wet food donations are appreciated.

This senior boy is waiting for his forever home at the Senio Catio.

Related Links: For more information on THE CATIO and the other organizations mentioned please visit the following links - The Catio | The Catio on Facebook | The Senior Catio on Facebook | The Catio Is Cool For Cats in Nashville | The Catio Cat Lounge in Nashville Is a Purrfect Way to Spend the Day. Fur Sure!


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