News from Lucky Cat Café



We follow all CDC protocols for safety.  Open 3 days a week, Thursday thru Saturday, due to Covid limitations. Fewer visitors are allowed inside at a time, so it is best to reserve a spot, so you are guaranteed to get in at the time you want.

Please visit our website before visiting in-purrson.  

Sip Coffee.
Pet Cats.


Spotlight on Baxter and Zak

Here are the cats that were recently rescued by Shamrock volunteers and are available for adoption at Lucky Cat Café:

BAXTER – A 6-month-old gray and white boy, curious and friendly. He was living with his siblings in an unheated shed. After the homeowner discovered them, she contacted Shamrock. Baxter is big for his age, makes friends with other kitties, and can’t wait for visitors to pet him.

ZAK  A 6-month-old solid black kitten. Someone placed a Craigslist ad for “free black kitten” in late October. That is NEVER a good idea for reasons that most cat people are familiar with.  A cat lover answered the ad, then turned him over to Shamrock to find a proper home the right way. Zak is playful and friendly, loves people.


Crazy Coincidence!

Our partner, Lucky Cat Café, has been getting lots of attention lately because of the new Fox series called Call Me Kat, which takes place in a fictitious cat café in Louisville. Local residents have been asking if the show is based on Lucky Cat Café (it’s not), if they are getting any royalties (they wish!), or if Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons plan to visit (they have been invited!). This crazy coincidence is all in good fun! Here is the interview with Karla Spencer, the founder of Lucky Cat Café on WDRB recently.


The cast of Call Me Kat finally heard about Lucky Cat Café. They sent a beautiful gift box of cat-themed items and an enclosed note from Jim Parsons (exec. producer), Mayim Bialik (star of the show), and Darlene Hunt (exec. producer), which said, “We are paw-sitively thrilled that you love cats as much as we do. Your reality is our dream! We hope these will be purr-fect additions to your cat café.” Karla and Gail, founders of Lucky Cat Café, were thrilled! It’s not every day you receive a gift from Hollywood celebrities.


Dear Supporters, Visitors & Adopters,

Despite COVID-19 restrictions and rising cases across the state, animal lovers still care about having pets in their lives for comfort and companionship.  And that is keeping Lucky Cat Café pretty busy most days.  Lucky Cat has been a partner with Shamrock since 2018.

It is best for visitors to make a reservation so we can keep social distance and safety for everyone. You can book at our link below or our website.

We are following CDC guidelines for safety with temperature checks, wearing masks, social distancing, and opening at 1/3 capacity.  (Don’t worry … our cats are not required to wear masks!)


Valentine Cats & Couples

Sunday, February 14 ~ 5:00-8:00pm
Made Valentine plans yet? Nine lucky couples will get to pet and play with lovable kitties before (or after) going out for the evening. Our Cat Lounge will be a romantic setting with soft music and candlelight.  Includes one-hour visit for two, plus non-alcoholic drink of your choice and cheese & fruit tray to share…chocolate too.  $30/couple. Limited to 3 couples each hour. Age 18+. Reservations are required. No walk-ins. Book online: 5pm, 6pm or 7pm.  NOTICE:  AS OF 2/8/21 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN SOLD OUT. YOU CAN STILL LEAVE US YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION IN CASE WE GET A CANCELLATION.

Reservations for Valentines



If you know someone who is looking for a furry companion, please share our website with them!

Lucky Cat Café believes all cat cafés should be nonprofit, not a business where someone is profiting from cat rescue and adoption.  We appreciate your support of the ONLY nonprofit cat café in the Southeast U.S.

Peace, Love & Meow

Karla & Gail, Founders
Lucky Cat Café & Lounge
2230 Dundee Road
Louisville, KY 40205

Follow us on Facebook @LuckyCatCafe502.
Phone:  (502) 403-5809

Lucky Cat Café & Lounge is a 501(c)3 charity whose mission is to find permanent homes for homeless and abandoned cats by providing a temporary home until they are adopted. Operated by an all-volunteer team. Donations are tax-deductible.