Catnap is home to a bunch of awesome, adorable, quirky and funny cats. Have a wee read about them below, then when you pop in to meet them you'll be able to wow everyone with your top-notch Catnap knowledge!



Bobby loves being around people and likes to observe what everyone is doing. Like his sister Gizmo, Bobby has a congenital deficiency in his back legs which makes them look a bit short and stumpy. Although this means he is not very good at jumping, he is great at climbing and loves to run around and chase things. You'll usually find him asleep at the top of one of our towers or basking in the sun on his back. His condition does mean he will need to be an indoor cat but as long as he has lots of space to run around he’s happy!


Gizmo is a friendly girl who loves a good chin scratch! Like her brother Bobby, she was born with a congenital deficiency in her legs with some hip dysplasia so you’ll notice she looks very bow legged from behind! Because of this she is not very good at jumping but she loves to climb and play just like any other cat. She loves meeting new people and giving everyone some good smooches. Her condition means she will need to be an indoor cat but she is very content with that!


Oscar is a very special wee boy. He was born with a neurological condition called cerebellar hypoplasia which affects his fine motor skills and coordination. It also causes intention tremors so he gets pretty shaky when he's trying to focus on things like playing and eating. As well as this, he has an unknown genetic condition which has affected his growth so he's a pretty little kitty. He absolutely loves to run around and play when he has the energy and although he may look small and fragile, he’s actually a tough wee cookie! He gives adorable delicate smooches and he loves a good snuggle, either on a warm lap or with his brother Leo. This little cutie will melt your heart!


Leo is extremely energetic and cheeky! He loves to play and you will often see him tearing around the room at high speed or climbing into someone's handbag. He is also a massive food fiend so watch him around your snacks and drinks! Once he tires himself out, he is always keen to cuddle up with someone on the couch. He is super friendly and loving, just like his brother Oscar. 


Susie is a super cute little kitty with a lovely friendly nature. She’s very smoochy and affectionate, and she loves to climb up onto your knee to smooch your face. She adores company and attention, and is always eager for cuddles and pats. She is energetic and playful and once you get her going, it may be awhile before she tires herself out!


Henry is really quite the charmer! He’s a big sweetie who loves to give adorable head boops and face smooches. Well known for picking a favourite person and sitting on their lap for the whole hour, he’s just as likely to perk up and play like a wee kitten. He’s very relaxed and laid back and is super loving and gentle with our other cats!


Holmes is an absolute star! He’s an affectionate cutie who loves attention and pats. He will often jump up on his back legs for smooches if you hold your hand above him. Full of energy and very playful, he loves making new friends and is always the first one to greet us when we arrive at the cafe each day. He also likes to nibble on fingers affectionately and occasionally even on the nose!


Jellybean is a very pretty kitty and she knows it! She is super affectionate, loves pats and snuggles and she is very happy to be around people. If you don’t give her enough attention she will stare at you with her big wide eyes until you give her some pats. She is very curious and loves to know what’s going on, is super playful and just an all-round amazing adorable kitty! We don’t know how anyone could resist her smooshy little face!


Bert is a wee bit more shy than his brother Ernie but he has become much braver since he first came to Catnap! He is very playful and loves to chase anything that moves. He is super cute and even though you might have to win his trust before he gives you cuddles, it’s totally worth the wait!


Ernie is a friendly kitten who loves to play and climb! He’s very affectionate and his striking green eyes will win anyone over. He loves to snuggle up for some quality naps with his brother Bert and if you’re lucky he might even curl up for a wee sleep on your lap or chest!


Pixie came to us all the way from Street Cats South Canterbury in Timaru as she was struggling to find a home. It’s hard to believe as she is extremely affectionate and friendly and will often smooch herself right over! She has a neurological condition called cerebellar hypoplasia so she is a bit wobbly and has a very unique and adorable walk which makes her look like she’s marching!


Britney is a big adorable snuggly ball of fluff! She is by far the fluffiest cat at Catnap, which makes her the perfect cuddle buddy. She loves finding a warm lap to snuggle up on and if you are her chosen lap, you may be stuck in one place for quite some time! She can be a wee bit shy at first but warms up pretty quickly. She’s a very relaxed kitty, quite happy to spend most of her time cuddling!