1213 State St. Suite L, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Tel:  (805) 560-1996

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Monday: 11AM-7PM

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 11AM-7PM

Thursday: 11AM-8PM

Friday: 11AM-8PM

Saturday: 11AM-8PM

Sunday: 11AM-7PM 


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Founder & CEO

My name is Catalina and I am the founder of Cat Therapy! I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, but I adore Santa Barbara and I'm so grateful to call it home. I have two fluffy fur babies and one human newborn with my extremely supportive (of my crazy cat lady ideas) husband Marek Nold. I've always been an animal lover, but two years volunteering at ResQcats made me realize that I wanted to dedicate myself full time to helping rescue organizations save more cats from euthanasia.That's how Cat Therapy was born. I am so happy that 3 years after the idea crossed my mind, we've now fostered over 500 cats and reached over 450 adoptions! I love knowing that our community now has a place to socialize and have fun, all while helping us reduce euthanasia rates and give rescued kitties a loving foster home until they get adopted. I can't wait to see all the amazing things we can do in the coming years! 


Host & Cat Guardian

Hi! I’m Alyssa and I’m from Salem, Oregon. Working at Cat Therapy is truly a dream come true! You can find me putting on concerts and having dance parties with the cats after hours. It is such a privilege to be a part of all these kitties’ lives, and help them each find their forever home.


Host & Cat Guardian

My name is Becky, and I started working at Cat Therapy in March of 2019! I’m originally from Pittsburgh, PA and I’m a student at UCSB, where I study zoology. I plan on going to vet school and specializing in zoo veterinary, and Cat Therapy is the perfect job for me! I absolutely love coming to work every day, and I’m always learning more about cat care. Being surrounded by adorable kitties also helps me when I’m missing my own pets.

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Manager, Photographer & Host

Hi, I’m Alex! I’m from here in sunny Santa Barbara. I love working at Cat Therapy so much. I’ve always loved cat rescue and I’ve fostered about 5 litters in my life!! I’ve been a cat person my whole life, I’ve never been without one (or 3)! Here at Cat Therapy, I get to let my Crazy Cat Lady flag fly!

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Assistant Manager & Host

Hi, I’m Alaina! I’m a NorCal native currently attending UCSB. I’ve always been an animal lover and am super lucky to have one of the best jobs of a lifetime! I’ve made some great friends at Cat Therapy, kitties and humans.


Host & Cat Guardian

Hi! I’m Hartley from Yorba Linda, CA. Cats are the best because they’re the perfect combination of spastic and cuddly. One of my favorite parts of working at Cat Therapy is getting to know each of the unique personalities of all our kitties! And of course, kitty snuggles never get old