FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Curiousity Helped The Cat.... Here's Our FAQ:

Does it cost anything?


Scruffy’s Cafe has a cover charge of $10 during the week and $12 during the weekend. We need to be able to provide a loving space for our rescues while they wait for their forever homes. To adopt, please refer to Humane Society's website. 100% of adoption fees go back to benefit the Humane Society.




Will you have kittens?


Yes! We are partnered with Humane Society for our rescues. We foster both cats and kittens at the cafe, and will accept any kitty of any age into our care.




Can I leave with a cat when I visit?


All adoptions are done through Humane Society. If you fall in love with a cat while visiting Scruffy’s Cafe, you can apply online through Humane Society's website. Scruffy's Cafe and Humane Society are working together to ensure that same day adoptions are possible! Please note that all adoption applications are stil vetted, so it may take some time.




Can I bring my cat?


Unfortunately, no. Scruffy’s is a place to hang out with cats that need a home. Our cats are socialized with each other and there’s risks when introducing new cats.




What is your location?


Scruffy's Cafe is at 1015 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. We are so proud to call North Knoxville our home.




How are you adjusting to Covid-19?


We’re doing everything we can to keep our community safe. To practice social distancing we will only be allowing 14 people in the cafe at a time. Due to the small group size, we’ll be reservation only while this is in place. We will be posting later today a link to our website so you can reserve your spot. We have hand sanitizer throughout the cafe and will be constantly cleaning. Your safety means everything to us.




Is it sanitary to have food and cats in the same space?


Our food and drinks do not include cat hair. The cafe and cats are in separate spaces. All food is individually wrapped to further ensure sanitary measures.




Can I bring my kids?


In general the cafe is for ages 11 and up. We want everyone welcome at Scruffy’s so we have child friendly hours for ages 4-10 on Thursdays. For every two children under the age of 11 there needs to be one adult. If your family is interested in adopting a cat and needs accommodations outside of those hours, contact Scruffy’s and we will make arrangements for you. Unfortunately, if we see cats being chased, pulled on, or other behaviors that could hurt or threaten the cats we would have to ask you to leave. Please use your best judgment about your children’s behavior towards cats. Although Scruffy’s loves children, we have to prioritize the safety of our cats and kittens.




Are your cats adoptable?


Yes, all cats and kittens at Scruffy’s Cafe are rescues in need of their fur-ever home! Some of the owners’ cats may make appearances at the cafe from time to time (who’s excited to meet Midna?!), but all other cats are brought in by Humane Society so that they can go home with their new families.





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