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Our Cats & Kittens

Our cats and kittens are the stars of the show here at Lady Dinah's! 

All of our cats and kittens are rescue cats, coming from all walks of life. Our goal is to aid in socialising young felines to be confident, happy cats, and to be a fulfilling, fun and nuturing long-term foster home until they are successfully rehomed.

The cats and/or kittens that we currently house are our 'residents'. This means that the cafe is their home for as long as they are happy living here!

At Lady Dinah's, having a stable clowder helps to keep our cats happy and minimise any stress that changes can bring. This in turn means that we get to know our cats extremely well, and our favourite thing is chatting all about them!

Our residents' behaviours are constantly monitored by our team of trained cat carers, who are experts in determining when they are ready to move on from cafe life.

Meet The Cats

Zora

Zora was born in June 2020 and came to the Emporium during our most challenging year yet! We adopted Zora and her favourite playmate and sister, 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. She is the cafe's 'goofball' and is often a little clumsy, but knows how to worm her way into everyone's hearts.
 
Zora hasn’t let us know that she's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!

Daz

Daz was born in late 2019 or early 2020 and is a very friendly, chatty, and flirty lad.

Amongst sunbathing his days away in the windows, he loves a good fuss, 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 and cuddling with them or following them around the cafe (and vice versa)!

Daz is a little bit of a lazybones, so it can be hard to play with him, though if you're lucky, a good feather toy under a mat can bring out the little tiger in him!
Daz is also very vocal, and can often be found walking around the cafe singing and chirping to himself and the cat carers when they call his name.
Daz is one of our permanent residents.

Daz hasn’t let us know that he's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!
 

Agatha

Agatha was born in February 2021 and was adopted by us from a private home alongside her best pal, Rosalind.

Agatha has established herself as the cafe's Princess - our little tuxedo knows exactly what she wants and when she wants it! She's got a delicate, but demanding voice and can often be found chirping at the cat carers to grant her wishes.

Agatha is a real sweetie, though, and is super friendly towards both our guests and staff! Trust us when we say that she knows she is pretty!
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. She is not all laid back, however- and loves a good play with her favourite piece of ribbon or string.
 
Agatha hasn’t let us know that she's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!
 

Rosalind

Rosalind was born in March 2021 and was adopted along with Agatha in June 2021.

Little Rosalind is tiny but mighty! She has bundles of energy and loves to chase plastic springs 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 from her favourite bed or in the window, delighting the adoring people of Bethnal Green as they pass the cafe!
Rosalind is known to fancy piggybacks, and if you're lucky, she may clamber onto your back and shoulders and expect you to parade her around the cafe.
 
Rosalind hasn’t let us know that she's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!
  

Legolas

Legolas is one of the calicos in our Lord of the Rings litter. She is the smallest of the bunch, but also one of the biggest cuddlebugs!
Though this sweet girl may look angelic, don't let her innocent face fool you- she thrives on mischief! Along with her sister Merry, Legolas loves playfully annoying her siblings and stealing other cats' toys!
When it's time to chill, however, there is nothing this sweet girl loves more than a fuss and a cuddle. If Legolas chooses you, beware; she'll snuggle down and fall into a deep sleep before you know it! Watch out though... Legolas has a bit of a thing for human food and no matter how adorable she may look, make sure she doesn't try to steal your scones!
 
Legolas is ready to be rehomed and we will be launching her adoption questionnaire soon!
 

Gimli

Gimli is the princess of the Lord of the Rings clan! She is the only black and white cat in her litter.

This dainty little lady loves to prance around the cafe delighting her adoring audience. For such an elegant lady, she has a very loud and demanding voice, and can be heard yelling at the cat carers for piggybacks and to be paraded around the cafe.

If she's not being flourished with love, she'll be more than content lazing around in a fluffy bed with her long legs dangling. Like her sister Legolas, Gimli is a sly fox and enjoys mischief from time to time, so there always needs to be an extra eye watching out for her and her fiendish ways!
 
Gimli hasn’t let us know that she's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!
 

Merry

Merry is one of the calicos in our Lord of the Rings litter, and is a total cutie!
Her enormous ears and acrobatic sleeping positions are often what first draw our guests to little Merry. She's all about playtime and the best way to her heart is through dangling a toy in her direction rather than giving her a cuddle! Merry loves to show off her jumping ability, so flick a toy in the air and watch her leap after it!
Merry is very chatty and loves the sound of her own name. She is often seen flirting with guests and demanding that the cat carers give her her personal massage that comes in the form of firm butt pats. It's unconventional, but Merry likes what she likes!
 
Merry hasn’t let us know that she's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!
 

Pippin

Our second resident floof! Pippin is the only long-haired cat from our Lord of the Rings litter, and loves to make her beauty known to guests.
Whilst her sisters are more rambunctious, Pippin enjoys the lazy life, and is often seen dozing or lazing around on the high shelves and her favourite beds to simply be admired.
When gracing her adoring fans with her presence, however, Pippin is also partial to a cuddle or two, and her favourite beds tend to be the coats and bags of guests - watch out, or she'll be fast asleep on your jacket in no time!
 
Pippin hasn’t let us know that she's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!
 

Coraline

Coraline was brought to the Emporium by a concerned cat lover who found her wandering the streets of Ilford. We checked various "pet missing" web-pages and have used our platform to advertise her whereabouts, but nobody had come forward to claim her as their lost pet.
Once we were confident that she was a stray, we decided to adopt this sweet little lady and give her a name! We chose 'Coraline' because, much like the titular character in Neil Gaiman's novella, she has a wildly adventurous spirit. She is not fussy about her toys and is very chatty about them- you'll know you've got a good toy if you hear her chattering excitedly!
Coraline is also a massive foodie, and is often seen trying to persuade the cat carers to bring out lunch or dinner early.
 
Coraline hasn’t let us know that she's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!

 Hippo

Hippo is a lovely, sweet and chunky young boy whom we took into our fold in the spring of 2023. Hippo's family were unable to look after him any more, so the Emporium is his home, for now!
Hippo is a rare case at the Emporium- we loved his given name so much, that we decided to keep it! Like an actual, his is a rather large boy, but a gentle giant. Hippo loves to chatter whilst he plays and chase around toys that you throw for him. 
Hippo hasn’t let us know that he's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!

Sherlock

Black and white rescue kitten Sherlock at Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

Sherlock and his two brothers, Watson and Moriarty, were welcomed into the Lady Dinah's family in June 2023. The Holmes litter took to life at the Emporium very quickly and wanted to explore their new surroundings and be introduced to the other cats immediately!

Like his namesake, Sherlock is curious and independent (the similarities end there; we're happy to report that he doesn't smoke a pipe or regularly get embroiled in murder investigations). He's a cheeky chap and loves to play. He can often be seen playing with his lookalike, Hippo, though he still loves spending time with his brothers.

Sherlock hasn’t let us know that he's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!
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Watson

Tuxedo rescue cat. Watson is a black and white moggy who lives at Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium.

Our dear Watson is an absolute cuddle bug. He's incredibly sweet and a bit of a flirt. He knows that he's handsome, but he'd like to be certain that you know this, too. Be sure to compliment him on his sharp tuxedo and general sleek style when you see him.

Watson is always up for a bit of playtime, especially with our younger cats as they're as energetic as he is.

Watson hasn’t let us know that he's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!

Moriarty

Moriarty is a grey and white rescue cat who lives at Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium.

Don't be confused by his name: Moriarty is a lovely boy and no enmity exists between him and Sherlock! Moriarty is a tad more introverted than his brothers, but this doesn't mean that he isn't affectionate.

If he's napping in his favourite spot, you may not see Moriarty as his grey fur sometimes enables him to blend in with the brown-grey "bark" of the enchanted tree in our wonderland-themed basement.

When he isn't doing this low-key impersonation (or should we say impurrsonation?) of the Cheshire Cat, Moriarty may well be playing with his favourite toy: a neon pink wiggly worm.

Moriarty hasn’t let us know that he's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!

Oliver

Oliver, a fluffy black and white tuxedo rescue cat at Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium
Oliver! This magnificent boy is a drama king worthy of his stage-musical name. He can be rather mischievous and is highly motivated by food GLORIOUS food! He enjoys zooming around the Emporium and also yelling at our cat carers. He takes it upon himself to remind them that meals are to be served periodically, and he's forthright about the fact that he'd like for them to be served with increasing frequency.
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In addition to being an avid foodie, Oliver is a sucker for fuss. He can be rather affectionate when he's not distracted by the prospect of snacks.
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Oliver hasn’t let us know that he's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!
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Tao

Tao is a black and white rescue kitten who lives at Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium.

Tao arrived at the Emporium with his sisters, Elle and Darcy, in October of 2023. This trio is known collectively as our Heartstopper litter as each kitten was named after characters from Alice Oseman's Heartstopper series. The siblings were brought to us because the family who'd originally adopted them realised that they wouldn't be able to care for them.

Tao is particularly playful and we noticed early on that he had a penchant for stealing his sisters' toys! Now that he has access to every member of the Lady Dinah's clowder, he loves to roughhouse with other boisterous cats such as Watson and Charlie.

Tao hasn’t let us know that he's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!

Darcy

Darcy is a black and white rescue kitten who lives at Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium.

Darcy is the most confident member of the Heartstopper litter. When she first arrived with Tao and Elle, we noticed that her siblings were more nervous than she was. Darcy was quick to trust us, which helped her siblings to feel comfortable in their new surroundings, too. We soon discovered that she's very fond of licky treats, which helped us to get her on side!

Darcy is a super sweet little lady who loves to cuddle up to her playmate Charlie, who is another kitten who came to live at the Emporium towards the end of 2023. If you're lucky, you'll see Darcy jump! She likes to show off her skills as a natural-born acrobat.

Darcy hasn’t let us know that she's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!

Elle

Elle is a grey and white rescue kitten who lives at Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium.

It took a little while for Elle to warm up to us at first, but we are really pleased with the progress she's made. She's still shy at times, but she can be very vocal once she's feeling confident. Now that she's at ease with our staff members, she likes to yell at them for playtime and dry food.

Elle is also partial to what we call "Bird TV", which means that she enjoys watching YouTube videos of birds. It's not particularly riveting stuff for humans, but this qualifies as positively thrilling viewing for kittens. To be fair, we're not sure Elle would be that impressed by our comfort shows either! The only "will they/won't they" that's of interest to Elle is will they/won't they give me a treat.

Elle hasn’t let us know that she's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!

Charlie

Charlie is a tabby kitten who lives at Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium.
Charlie is a charming tabby boy of humble origins: he arrived at Lady Dinah's in a bucket in October of 2023. The sight of this stray kitten melted our hearts and we were very happy that we could offer him a home at the Emporium.
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The Charlie Bucket in Roald Dahl's story got a gold ticket to visit a chocolate factory, but we think a cat emporium is infinitely superior to this! Charlie seems to agree as he's been making the most of living with us. He's been bursting with energy and purrsonality since his first day in our care. This boy is full of beans and loves to explore and make friends with both cats and humans.
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Charlie hasn’t let us know that he's ready to be re-homed yet, but if you’re interested in adopting, join our mailing list here for re-homing announcements!