Five Cat Events in Pittsburgh


Cats may not be everyone's cup of tea but for cat lovers in Pittsburgh, there are several events that celebrate our other four-legged friend. Listed below are just some of the upcoming events. Dog people need not apply.

1. Cat-a-Palooza
The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society is hosting Cat-a-Palooza. This event, taking place on Sunday, August 14 at the Western Pennsylvania Society on the North Side, is a one-day event that benefits the organization. From 2:00 to 5:00 pm, come and celebrate all things feline. This event features many cats and kittens just waiting to be adopted. Also, on hand are cat experts, willing to answer any question that is cat related. Try your chances with raffle items or pick up a treat at the bake sale. Bring a bag of cat or kitten food and receive five raffle tickets. Registration is $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12. For more information, refer to their website.

2. Cats + Yoga/Kitten Yoga
Not one, but two chances to practice yoga while surrounded by furry, funny felines. At the Yoga, Digs location in Greentree practice a 60-minute slow flow class with the Cats + Yoga class. Half the proceeds taken in will go to Pittsburgh C.A.T. This group of dedicated volunteers rescues stray or abandoned cats, fostering and finding forever homes. Held on the last Friday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30, register fast for this event online.

Another favorite yoga event is Kitten Yoga at Animal Friends offers participants a chance to practice their cat pose. On Friday, August 12, come down to Animal Friends practice yoga and possibly meet their new best friend. This is a very popular yoga class and will fill up quickly. Register here. Be sure to bring your mat and any other prop that you might need.

3. Vote Dolly
This election season Vote Dolly. This campaign aims to "raise funds and awareness for spay-neuter programming" at the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center in Homewood. Dolly, a former shelter cat, turned icon lives at the WearWoof Shop in the North Hills. Donate to this ongoing event here.

4. The Black Cat Market
Through an online campaign, Pittsburghers Olivia Ciotoli and Indigo Baloch raised enough money to begin work on The Black Cat Market. This labor of love takes its inspiration from the cat cafes of Asia bringing together a coffee shop and adoptable cats. This community aims to "provide a comfortable environment for people to work, read, study, and relax" while in the company of cats. Opening in the fall, check their website for updates.

5. Best Friends Ball
The Best Friends Ball being held at the Senator John Heinz History Center benefits the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society. On Friday, September 16, join many others celebrating adorable and adoptable cats, dogs, and other animals. This event in the Strip District begins at 6:00 pm. The attire is cocktail dress. For information, check here.

Cheryl Werber came to Pittsburgh in 1995 for college and never left. Catch her on Instagram or Twitter.