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Cats from Ghent {Belgium}

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After Mangakat and Le Chatouille, a third cat café has opened in Belgium. Welcome to DreamCATchers.

This time, the location is the center of Ghent, close to the Korenmarkt and the Saint Jacob's Church.

Yesterday morning I visited DreamCATchers in the company of travel writers Ingrid and Lars. As we came in early, it was still quiet at the cat café, so we could stay longer than the dictated one hour and a half. At noon, though, the place was crowded. Everyone wanted to spend their lunch break there.

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Making feline dreams come true

What I like about DreamCATchers is that all their cats come from shelters and are up for adoption. The idea is to give “unwanted” shelter cats a second chance. And it's working. In the 14 weeks that DreamCATchers exists, there have been 14 adoptions. Visitors often go there just for a drink, but end up falling in love with one of the kitties.

One of the cats currently looking for a permanent home is Jelske. She's only one year old but already gave birth to eight kittens. She always wants to play and enjoys posing for pictures.

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Then there's Mr. Darcy whom Ingrid was infatuated with.

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Jodie was the shy one, so I didn't bother her too much with my camera. She soon retreated to the cat room for some quiet time.

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Speaking of which... If you download the Petcube App on your smartphone, you can watch the kitties rest and play in this room. Other cats were hiding there, too. Can you find them?

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Capurrr-ccino or Latte Meowcchiato?

Even if you don't adopt or volunteer at DreamCATchers, you can still help the cats by having a drink there. How cute are the names of the coffees: Capurrr-ccino, Latte meowcchiato, Ameowricano, or Catspresso. I'm sure you can't resist either. Or what about a cat-themed beer?

All the treats and drinks in the cat café are vegan. I tried the soy latte meowcchiato, the apple pie, and the Purrr-onade (homemade lemonade with lemon juice, lavender tea, ginger, and agave), and they're delicious.

The income from these treats and drinks goes to the cats. They dine on organic cat food, so I'm guessing they are well treated.

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Adopt and shop

I ended my morning at the cat café with a visit to their shop. They sell many funny items, such as cat-themed lip balm, Cat Butt Gum, Talk with your Cat gum, liquid kitty hand soap, etc. But they also offer a large selection of healthy cat food, cat litter, food bowls, kitty purses, and more.

They also have cat books: Metal Cats, You Need More Sleep: Advice from Cats, etc.

I went home with lots of presents for my cat, Romero. The next few weeks he'll be filling his stomach with Meowing Heads salmon & chicken kibble, Meowing Heads chicken & turkey wet food, Schesir Tuna & Whitebait, and Schesir Tuna & Beef.

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Address: Cat Café DreamCATchers, Schepenhuisstraat 17, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

DreamCATchers often organizes events like "Halloween for Kids" and "How to Make Dreamcatchers."

Enjoy the cat café!

P.S. When you're in Ghent, you should also visit De Poezenboot, a cat shelter on a boat.

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27 comments:

  1. What a great cafe! I recently went to one here in NYC I love the idea if a gift shop. I see Avalon on the shelf!
    Dawn

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  2. It is so long since I visited Belgium. I think it is wonderful they have these cat cafés. I wonder if anyone has thought of doing something similar in Greece where cats are everywhere.

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  3. What a wonderful shop! I'd love to have a place like that.

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  4. And I live here and didn't know, the cat is beautiful !

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  5. Wonderful series of sweet and beautiful cat photos ~ thanks.

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

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  6. What a wonderful place! We loved seeing your featured kitties and think Jodie looks very much like our shy Ruby! Thank you for sharing your day with us!

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  7. What a great place and obviously close to the owner's heart. The first kitty is so cute and I bet full of beans. I love the black cat. This place is very cat friendly and clean. Nice way to showcase this place and if..or when I get to Ghent, I will visit for sure

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  8. Beautiful place,just beautiful,xx Rachel

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  9. What a fun and lovely cafe. The cats are gorgeous. I have had 3 black cats in my life (I will be 60 on October 27th) and the black cat reminds me of them. Beautiful cats. :)

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  10. What a wonderful place, and Jelske is so purrty.

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  11. OMC! I would LOVE to visit a cat cafe. What a wonderful way to get kitties adopted. ♥ Thanks for Pet Parading with us. ♥

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  12. qThose sweeties have a nice place to hang out!

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  13. What a great cafe! I love that those sweeties can wait for forever home in such a nice place. Love the name of coffee, too :-)

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  14. Beautiful cats. Looks like a fun place to hang out.

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  15. That looks like a wonderful place to visit.

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  16. what a beautiful place. I wish we had a cat cafe near me

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  17. Hello, I like the name Dreamcatchers for the shop. What a cute place. The kitties have a nice home till they are adopted. Sweet kitties. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  18. Great shots of some lovely kitties!
    Thanks for joining the party at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/10/springtime-memories.html

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  19. What an amazing place! I love it! And, I love the cats! How special!!! Hugs!

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  20. What a fantastic place for the kitties to stay while waiting for their forever homes.

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  21. This is an awesome idea! There are way too many homeless cats out there #twinklytuesday

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  22. What a great initiative this cafe just made! More businesses such as these should be put out there to encourage more people on adopting rescue pets!

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  23. They're beautiful! What a lovely place.
    Thanks for joining the party at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/10/along-way.html

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  24. This seem like a great place to visit and the cats are adorable!

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