Frequently Asked Questions


Tickets are non-refundable.

Yes, that’s correct! You are welcome to join us on either Saturday – or – Sunday.

Yes, access to the event is granted with any ticket, regardless of the name on it, but tickets may only be used once.

Children between 4 and 10 years old require a child ticket. Children under 4 years old do not need a ticket.

Yes. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Please note that prices may be higher at the door.

Yes, you can certainly gift your ticket to someone else. The name on the digital ticket doesn’t need to match the person presenting it during check-in, but please note that each ticket can only be used once.

Enter your name or the name of your organization for each attendee ticket.

Tickets are transferable but cannot be duplicated. Your ticket will be scanned, allowing you access regardless of the name on the order. The original purchaser does not need to be present.

You have options:

  1. Bring your printed ticket.
  2. We can scan your ticket from your phone.
  3. We can look you up by your name.


Yes, re-entry is allowed. After checking in with your digital ticket, you will receive a wristband that allows you to leave and re-enter the event throughout the day.

Yes, toddlers are welcome! Please supervise them around our feline friends. Also, cat rescues managing the catios’ organizers may restrict entry if they deem it necessary to ensure safety for all.

Yes. They are subject to be checked by security. Please note that carry-ons or larger luggage are not permitted.

Yes. All venues will have a concession available inside or outside the event area, offering a variety of snacks and meals.

Smoking, tobacco use, or the use of any vapor emitting device or similar, is prohibited inside the building and restricted to exterior areas away from the general public.

Attendees must respect commonsense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property. Harassing or offensive behavior will not be tolerated. Event Management reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the admission of any attendee not in compliance with this policy.

POP Cats Twin Cities – Union Depot

There are a great variety of parking options at the venue. Click here for more information.

POP Cats Chicago – Artifact Events

There is ample free street parking along Ravenswood Ave.

POP Cats Austin – Palmer Events Center

Onsite parking is available. Check venue’s website for latest parking fee. Click here to visit venue’s website.

POP Cats Portland – Wingspan Event & Conference Center

Onsite parking is available at $10 per vehicle. No overnight parking.

POP Cats Twin Cities – Union Depot

For directions click HERE

POP Cats Chicago – Artifact Events (South Entrance)

For directions click HERE

POP Cats Austin – Palmer Events Center (Exhibit Hall 2)

Details available at the venue’s website: 

POP Cats Portland – Wingspan Event & Conference Center

Details available at the venue’s website: 

Soliciting of any kind is prohibited.

Yes, our events are wheelchair accessible, unless otherwise noted.

We will be happy to consider you join our squad of on-site and remote volunteers. To apply, visit our Volunteer page here.

If you would like to contact us, please write to [email protected].

POP Cats™ is organized by Doodles Productions, LLC.


YES! You can bring your sidekick. Follow simple but important guidelines before considering bringing your kitty. To review the guidelines, click here. If you have questions now, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at [email protected]

No, there will be no litter boxes available at the event. Kindly make arrangements accordingly.

Cat owners must show proof of their cat’s rabies vaccination when bringing them to the event. Please refer to the provided cat attendee guidelines for more information.

Adoptions are handled by participating cat organizations, each with its own policies. Feel free to contact them in advance. All participating cat organizations will be listed on the website.

You can register your cat on-site. A waiver will be provided for you to sign, and you will need to show a copy of your cat’s current rabies vaccination to the registration team. Refer to the cat attendee guidelines for more information: Cat Attendee Guidelines.

Yes, we partner with local cat rescues to bring adoptable cats to the event.