Check Out These 19 Shop Cats Looking Like They Own The Place

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on September 21, 2020

When it comes to real estate, a cat’s name doesn’t have to be on the lease for him to think the place belongs to him.

Nope, cats own whatever domain they choose to call their own. It doesn’t matter if it’s a small spot on the sofa at home or the whole shop down the road. If a feline decides it’s hers, then hers it is.

And shop cats are the masters of looking like they own place. These hard-working kitties take care of security and keep eyes on the merchandise all while managing employees and greeting customers. Couple that business with a cat’s take on owning their space and shop keepers don’t stand a chance at being in charge.

Check out these shop cats who think they own the place!

After stocking the cheese curls, a cheddar-colored cat deserves a nap…


Credit card? We only take catnip gift cards here…


As a devoted bookstore manager, this tabby lady makes sure the customers stay up-to-date on any sales…


If you’re ready to check out, maybe I’ll get you here…

Shop 4 Spartan Cats/Facebook

Product testing is an important part of a shop cat’s work…

Cosmopolitan HK/Facebook

Did I approve your break, human?


After a record sales day, a hard-working cat needs a nap…


We’re closed, come back tomorrow. Maybe I’ll give you a deal if you bring a sack of cat food back with you…


Is that Drivers’ License legit? No ID, no brew!


How many times have I told you? Rotate the cabbages in the back to the front every morning! Does a cat have to do everything himself?


Running security! The paints and paintbrushes are under heavy guard…


Speaking of security, after nap break and a quick stretch its time for shop rounds…


Can I help you?

Bodega Cats/Facebook

You stuff the chip rows full, just like this. Think you can handle it? 

Bodega Cats/Facebook

Look, the snacks are buy-one-get-one. You getting some or what? I got a line here…


I told that human these should be at the other end of the display. Good help is hard to find…

Bodega Cats/Facebook

Next customer in line, please…


What do you mean you need the day off? Get back to work, human!

Bodega Cats/Facebook

Can I interest you in a bouquet of flowers? It’ll only cost you two cans of tuna…


Feature Image: Bodega Cats/Facebook & @bodegacatsofinstagram/Instagram