While the future remains uncertain due to Covid-19, Lady Dinah's will be operating as a foster space for adoptable cats, in partnership with our friends at The Scratching Post Cat Rescue in Essex.
We are fostering a number of our cats from The Scratching Post, and will be offering them for adoption once we feel they are fully socialised and ready to head to their forever home. If you're ready to expand your family and help a rescue cat find a loving forever home with you, come pay us a visit and ask a staff member for some more information on the cats that are available for adoption!
Zora is a year old and came to the Emporium during our most challenging year yet! We adopted Zora and her favourite playmate, Irie, in August 2020 and watching these two sweet girls grow in size and confidence really helped to lift our spirits.
Zora is as bold as her distinctive half-moon face is striking! For such a small creature, she has big appetites and she's not shy when it comes to voicing them. Whether she's yelling for food despite having just been fed, or purring loudly while snoozing on one of our laps, this little lady knows what she likes.
Zora is one of our permanent residents.
Irie is also a year old and she comes with a caution: if you look into her eyes, your heart may melt. Her twinkling pupils can expand so much that they swallow you whole!
Much like her best pal, Zora, Irie is playful and affectionate. When she's in the mood for cuddles, she'll roll onto her back for belly rubs and her whole body will vibrate with happiness if she approves of your technique. She's missing one of her back paws due to a complication that arose when she was born, but this hasn't slowed her down! She chases and pounces on toys, runs in the wheel and climbs up scratching posts with just as much gusto as her step siblings.
Irie is one of our permanent residents.
Balthazar (AKA Baz), like Irie and Zora, is one of our pre-pandemic residents! We adopted him as a kitten in August 2019 and he's an absolute wildcat. Baz loves nothing more than playtime - whether it's with humans or the other cats! When he 'catches' his favourite toy, he'll happily parade it around the cafe for all to admire. What a fearsome hunter! Baz can be a little timid when it comes to cuddles and petting, so we recommend taking it slowly when approaching him - he's far more likely to have a positive reception to you if you dangle a toy in his view rather than attempting to stroke him!
Balthazar is one of our permanent residents.
Daz is just under two years old - he's a very friendly lad and is super chatty and flirty. He loves to play, particularly with feather toys, but be a little careful as he can get himself overexcited! Daz loves other cats and we've noticed that our other new arrivals grow in confidence when Daz is around them. He's a perfect playmate and is like a big brother to our kittens. It's not uncommon to find him playing with them or following them around the cafe! Little Daz is very vocal and can often be found walking around the cafe singing and chirping to himself and the cat carers.
Daz is one of our permanent residents.
Agatha is 7 months old and was adopted by us from a private home alongside her best pal, Rosalind. Agatha is a cafe queen in the making - our little tuxedo knows exactly what she wants and when she wants it! She's got a loud voice and can often be found shouting at the cat carers to grant her wishes. Agatha is a real sweetie, though, and is super friendly towards both our guests and staff! When she's in the mood, she'll happily rub her face against her adoring fans' ankles or hop onto their laps for some fuss.
Agatha is one of our permanent residents.
Rosalind is 6 months old and was adopted along with Agatha in June 2021. Little Rosalind is tiny but mighty! She has bundles of energy and loves to chase feather toys around the cafe. She'll even have a quick run on the cat wheel when she's in the mood! Rosalind is a gorgeous girl and she knows it - during the day, she can most likely be found people-watching or snoozing in the tearoom window, delighting the adoring people of Bethnal Green as they pass the cafe!
Rosalind is one of our permanent residents.
Sally is one of our three black panther kitties. She is 6 months old and though she is the tiniest of the three, she makes up for this in her enormous personality! Sally has bundles of energy and loves to play. If there isn't a cat carer around to entertain her, she is more than happy to make her own fun! Of late, Sally has taken to leaping inside our laundry bags while the exasperated wait team attempt to set up the cafe in the morning! Sally is a total sweetheart and when playtime is over she can often be found snoozing away on the big scratcher in the upper basement.
Sally has recently been available for adoption and will be heading off to her forever home with Shadow very soon!
Sydney is the sweetest kitten you could ever wish to meet! She's also 6 months old and is the sister of Sally and Stanley. She's a cuddlebug and makes no secret of this; if you hear a high-pitched mew during your visit, it's most likely Sydney demanding some attention! Recently, Syd has taken to climbing our team members' legs if they are too busy to cuddle her...not very practical, but it works! Who could resist her little face? When she's not screaming for a cuddle, Sydney can be found play-fighting with her brother, Stanley - they're not afraid of a little rough and tumble!
Sydney has recently been available for adoption and will be heading to her forever home with Stanley very soon!
Stanley is the brother of Sally and Sydney and is the most chilled-out of our three black kitties. He can often be found gazing upon the other cats' raucous playtime from afar or stretching himself across a bed, snoozing the day away! Don't be fooled by his relaxed demeanour, though - when he's in the mood he loves to engage in playtime with his sisters or Daz. Stan is particularly close to Sydney and the two love to spend time napping together or bird-watching in our catio area.
Stanley has recently been available for adoption and will be heading to his forever home with Sydney very soon!
Shadow is around 18 months old and is Sally, Sydney and Stanley's mama! Her massive bug-eyes and super-soft fur mean that she is often the subject of many customers' gazes. Shadow is a bit of a diva and, though she is one of our most recent arrivals, likes to think of herself as the Queen of the Cafe! She's a vocal girl and isn't afraid to shout at the team if we're not fulfilling her wishes (which often amount to the demand of more food). Although she is only mama to three kittens, Shadow is also very close with Agatha and Rosalind! It's not uncommon to find her grooming one of the girls or sleeping close to them. What a sweetheart!
Sydney has recently been available for adoption and will be heading to her forever home with Sally very soon!
Tate arrived with us in July 2021 alongside his brother, HP. Tate is 7 months old and is a real sweetheart! He's a real cuddlebug and loves to spend his days relaxing in the tearoom. When he wakes up from his slumber, he loves to lounge and receive pets from his adoring public - he's even partial to a tummy rub from time to time! Don't be fooled by his chilled-out demeanour, though...Tate can go crazy when he wants to! He loves to play with his brother and the other kittens and his attention can always be caught by a noisy feather toy.
Tate is one of our foster cats, and we anticipate he will be available for adoption in October/November. Tate will need to be rehomed together with his brother, HP.
HP is Tate's brother and is also 7 months old. His unusual name derives from the brown sauce rather than the electronics brand! Though HP and his brother look identical at first glance, HP's discerning feature is the two dark splodges on his head. HP is not quite as laid-back as his brother and loves nothing more than some high-energy playtime! He can often be found perching at the top of the stairs waiting to entice passing guests into playing with him.
HP is one of our foster cats, and we anticipate he will be available for adoption in October/November. HP will need to be rehomed together with his brother, Tate.
Layla is 6 months old and was adopted by us in August 2021 as her former owners were unable to keep her. Layla is a livewire and loves to play! She'll happily spend her days chasing a string or a feather, and loves to leap and dart around. As Layla is still new to the cafe, she can be a little shy when meeting new faces, but an outstretched finger to sniff or a toy dangled a few feet in front of her should help her warm to you!
Layla is one of our permanent residents.
Jack is one of our newest arrivals! He is 5 months old and is a total sweetie. He loves to play and can often be found zooming around the cafe at high speed - so watch your feet! When he's not operating at 100mph, Jack loves to sleep up high on the tearoom shelves, so if you can't find him it's best to look up! Jack has also formed a firm friendship with Tate and it's not uncommon to find the boys napping together or grooming each other. They're such cuties!
Jack is one of our foster cats, but we are yet to make a decision on when he will be available for adoption. Jack will need to be rehomed together with his brother, Daniels.
The other half of the Whiskey Twins! Daniels is Jack's brother and is also 5 months old. Daniels is a little more chilled out than his twin and has a real penchant for cuddles - he loves to rub against our staff members' ankles to demand a stroke! Don't be fooled though; he also loves to play when he's in the mood! When he's not being a cuddlebug, he can often be found curled up in the tearoom napping with his brother.
Daniels is one of our foster cats, but we are yet to make a decision on when he will be available for adoption. Daniels will need to be rehomed together with his brother, Jack.