OUR STORY...

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We're Curtis and Taura Byrd, owners of Catfeine Cat Café in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  Our journey together spans over the last 25 years and includes getting married and making the move from Alabama to "Music City" in 2001 to pursue our dreams as musicians.  We played in many bands through the years and also worked way too much and too hard in the corporate world.

Opening a Cat Café became our dream in 2015 after watching an episode of Shark Tank. We have always loved cats and been the proud parents of many furbabies over the years. We had never heard of a cat café and fell completely in love with the concept!  We were always so sad to see cats in cages and wished we could provide a better opportunity for them to find homes. We immediately began researching and learning all that we could about cat cafe's, like how they originated in Asia in 1998.  Since then, they have spread throughout the world, and now there are over100 in the US to date, including ours!  It's still an unbelievable accomplishment for us.  We often look at each other and randomly say "We own a cat cafe!"....it really is a dream come true. But no dream comes without hard work.  When we started all we knew was that we really wanted to do this, but it was scary and overwhelming and we didn't even know where to begin!  The journey to open was long and hard and we faced many challenges along the way.  From initial concept to actually opening took over 2 years!  We finally opened our doors in April 2019 and have since found homes for over 500 rescue cats. We are so proud of our mission and being a part of such a wonderful community.  Your support means everything to us and we can't do it without you! 

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