Being Thunder Bay born and raised, we, as founders, want to support our fellow local businesses and contribute to the growth and diversity of our great city. Our goal is to establish partnerships with as many local businesses and organizations as possible:

Kitty Kare Feline Rescue

We are excited to be partnering with Kitty Kare, a 100% volunteer run, not-for-profit registered charity that receives no government funding. Established in 2010, Kitty Kare rescues felines from the City of Thunder Bay Animal Services, saving them from life in cages and possible euthanasia. Kitty Kare will receive 100% of the adoption fees for each cat adopted from the cafe, as well as regular monetary contributions from our various cafe events and fundraisers so that we all can continue saving four-legged heart beats, meow and furever. If you’re looking to add some feline love to your life, please visit Kitty Kare’s website ( to view all the purring bundles of fur they currently have available for adoption!

Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.

Founded in 2013 by Jamie Nichols, Rose N Crantz Roasting Co. locally roasts ethical trade coffee in Thunder Bay. They are committed to local, sustainable food programs and resources, and regularly collaborate with local companies. Rose N Crantz will be supplying Paws & Purr with all our coffee-related needs, and we are so proud to be partnering with such a socially conscious local business.

Local Pet Stores

We will be teaming up with our local pet stores, including Pet Valu and PetSmart, who have offered adoption packages full of discounts and coupons to go to our new adoptive parents and partners.

And we’re just getting started! We also plan to establish partnerships with other local vendors to supply the cafe with tea, food, desserts, merchandise, etc., as well as other local pet stores, photographers, veterinary clinics, and health and wellness practitioners, so stay tuned!