Ella’s CatHouse & Catnip Bar is a cage-free, no-kill adoption center for cats based in Napa. It is the first of its kind in the Napa Valley and is operated by Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The center is named after JARR’s past WineaPAWlooza Auction Chair, Vanessa Conlin’s beloved cat who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge in 2016. 

Guests are able to enjoy couch time and play with our adoptable feline friends!



Hours: Friday – Sunday from Noon – 6 pm

(Summer hours until August 31st)

Address: 1009 Caymus St., Napa, CA 94558 

Phone: 707.501.0016

Reservations are not required, however, if a party wishes to come at a specific time, please call ahead so we can reserve a spot for you. See below for additional visitor information.


Due to high overpopulation and the surrendered cat rate locally, Ella's exists first and foremost to serve the Napa community. Our mission is to provide a safe sanctuary for unwanted healthy cats in a cage-free environment and to find happy, loving forever homes for adoptable cats. Ella’s CatHouse & Catnip Bar will also serve as an educational center for responsible pet guardianship and to extend the JARR mission to prevent overpopulation through spay and neuter.

  • Visits are limited to one hour per group.
  • Group sizes are limited to four guests in the cat house at one time.
  • A maximum of two children are allowed per group, and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Adoption applications are available on-site and here.  
  • Home checks for adoptions are required. Adoptions are limited to the Bay Area.
Curt and I are so touched and honored to have Ella’s Cathouse & Catnip Bar named after our sweet little friend. She was a rescue herself—a feral kitten born on the neighbor’s porch—but she rescued everyone she met. She had an instinct for knowing when we were under the weather or having a hard time, and she would stay by our side. She was truly beautiful, inside and out, and she would have been so proud that JARR chose her as the face of this adoption center for other kitties like her!
— Vanessa Conlin

Recent Press...

Generation Wags
Feb. 10, 2017
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Napa Valley Register
Feb. 3, 2017
Ella's CatHouse & Catnip Bar takes over Napa Storefront

Econo Times
Jan. 25, 2017
Ella’s CatHouse & Catnip Bar Opens in World Famous Napa Valley

Eater San Francisco
Jan. 19, 2017
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Jan. 18, 2017
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Democratic Underground
Jan. 16, 2017
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St. Helena Star
Jan. 12, 2017
New JARR cat café coming to Napa

Cat house mural by Sarah Reddish / CatHouse photos on this page by Sally Seymour.