• The Ultimate One Stop Cat Shop

  • Houston's Cat Store!

Hi, my name is Angie. I am the proprietor of Houston's first and only pet supply store that focuses on cats, cats, cats! Small, but carefully merchandised, The Kitty Bodega has a little bit of everything to help you give your kitties a great life! Located on the border of Houston Heights, Garden Oaks, and Independence Heights, with regular business hours Tuesday-Sunday. Mondays are by appointment only. If you're looking for something special, let us know. If it can be got, we will get it for you! GIFT CARDS NOW AVAILABLE!

NEW: Custom orders can now be requested here.

Why A Store For Cats

Because cats are not dogs.

At the Kitty Bodega we understand cats. We are true ailurophiles (cat lovers) who take your pets well-being personally, as if they were our own.

Resources:Resources for Cat Health, Consumer Awareness, and Specific Cat Diseases

A true small business

What's so nice about small biz? Well, we small shop proprietors care about where we live which means we care about you.

It's not just about keeping revenue local, it's about providing jobs, empowering our neighbors to live longer, healthier, happier lives, and keeping the thread of "community" in tact.

Small shops are an extension of your family; a responsibility we take seriously.

Recent events have proven to many just how little care mega corporations have for us, our jobs, and much less our pets!

Making a Difference

Since college I have been helping, sateralizing, socializing, and finding homes for stray and feral cats here in Houston and back in New York.

And now I get to help your cats too! It never has been and never will be too much for me. I love it! Checkout my Cat Sanctuary Proposal to the Mayor.)!

Some Cat Facts

Cats cannot grind their teeth back and forth or side to side the way humans can, because they are obligate carnivores. They can only move their jaws up...

...and down, increasing their bite strength for killing prey.

While humans have 10,000 taste buds, cats only have 430! And we wonder why they can be such picky eaters at times!

In 1996 a young mother cat named Scarlett suffered severe burns and nearly died after running into a burning Brooklyn building FIVE times to rescue each and every one of her 5 kittens! She survived, but not without extensive medical treatment and permanent body disfigurement. She will live forever in my memory as one of the bravest cats in the world!

The deadliest big cat in recorded history is known as the Tiger of Champawat. She is famous for hunting down and killing over 436 people in Nepal from 1900 to 1907. And while her deadly 7 year streak may seem improbable, her record barely shadows the kill list of many other man-hunting big cats like the previous record holder, Leopard of Panar, who took nearly 400 souls.

We share 90% of our genes with cats, but only 83% with dogs, and 99.9 percent with the person sitting next to us.

Female orange tabby cats only make up 20% of the orange tabby population. And female Calico's make up 99% of the Calico breed!

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Houston's 1st Cat Store

The Kitty Bodega is the first of it's kind in Houston, although our neighbors in Dallas have had a cat focused pet supplies store since 1985. There are less than 10 cat stores across the country.

Essential Cat Supplies

The Kitty Bodega is a small store (for now) which makes quality paramount to the products we do decide to carry! In other words, I'll never compete with the big retail chains, nor do I wish too. What you will find instead is a carefully curated selection of cat food and supplies that address your cats most critical nutritional needs, regardless of your budget. If you are feeding a stray, a colony, fostering, or have cats you call your own, then you're doing a kindness that shouldn't be met with judgement or criticism if you can't afford the top shelf stuff. I have learned over the last 15 years of helping homeless cats that no matter what my financial situation was at the time, there were always affordable healthy options as long as I knew what cats needed.

At this cat corner store you will also find a small, but dense section of critical cat care supplies that other pet stores don't typically stock, like cat grooming bags, vitamin additives for home cookers, cat urns, cat nutrition books, cat first-aid kits, homeopathic remedies to common cat ailments such as pancreatitis, kidney disease, diarrhea, hairballs, itchy skin, anxiety, and so much more!

Some of My Family

Pizza (one of my current fosters)

Wilde (my first cat, 1998-2013)

Mr. Friendly (colony cat)

Pizza

1 of 3 of my current fosters.

Wilde

my first cat. 7-4-1998 to 8-2-2013

My Friendly

1 of 7 colony cats that stays on my property

Where to Find Us

709 North Loop, Houston, TX 77022

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Cat Specialty Items

We stock cat supplies above and beyond including cat first aid kits, cat toothpaste, cat grooming bags, kidney support supplements, vet-recommended vitamin brands needed for home cooked cat meals, cat urns, books on cat nutrition and behavior, and an array of other products.

Hours

For now: Tuesday - Sunday we are open! Monday I am closed, but will be on-call if you need something urgent. Just call. Hours change as business grows, but I will always ensure times are updated here and on Google.