Welcome to the Cat Shoppe & the Dog Store
Since 1992, The Cat Shoppe and Dog Store has been Nashville's first feline-friendly store which offers unique toys, all-natural food, cat furniture, gift items and also offers several rescued kitties for adoption through the shop's non-profit rescue "Cat Shoppe Rescue, Inc."
The Cat Shoppe suffered a tremendous loss last night. Our beloved Buddha unexpectedly passed away quietly from congestive heart failure. He had recently been diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. He was not able to continue water therapy and was placed in a loving foster home. Five months ago today Buddha arrived at the Cat Shoppe from Metro Animal Control. Little did we know how much of an impact and inspiration he would have on us and all of you. Buddha lived life to the fullest and had such determination. He was cared for by some of the best Doctors in town. Dr. Lisa Martin and the staff at Animalia / Stonewater Rehab were wonderful and instrumental in helping Buddha achieve a healthier weight. His cardiologist, Dr. Nicole Piscitelli, Dr. Doug King, and Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners were always there for him. We cannot thank them enough for loving and caring so much for Buddha! And to all of you who have stopped by the shop to ask about how he was doing, had your pictures made with him, donated loyally to his care, we thank you! Our bouncy Buddha cat has been stilled but his spirit lingers on!! He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed! It’s our hope Buddha will not have died in vain. We hope that his story inspires owners of obese cats to help them get them on a path to a healthier weight. We will be having a celebration of life for him at Monell's next to the Cat Shoppe on December 14th at 7pm-8pm.
Available for Adoption
We have several adorable kittens and adult cats available for adoption. Not all cats are pictured. Please drop by for a visit and meet them all in person! Also, please follow us on Facebook for more photos and updates about the kitties!
Show your support for the Cat Shoppe Rescue with our awesome new t-shirts which are available now! Local artist Lucie Rice from Lucie Rice Illustration & Design is an amazing designer who has created many collectable prints about various Nashville neighborhoods and also supports various non-profit animal rescues. In other words, she's the bomb go see her website!
T-shirts are heavyweight with a traditional fit and are available in two colors Stone Blue and Tangerine.
Purchase one today at the Cat Shoppe for $20.
All proceeds benefit the rescue fund!