About Us

Our Mission

Cat & Craft's mission is to positively impact cat rescue and adoptions through the creation of a fun, safe and loving environment that promotes authentic connections between people and the rescue cats we foster.

Our Values

Compassion

It's our long standing heart for animals that called us to invest our time and resources into building Cat & Craft. To the extent we can help reduce suffering, provide opportunities for second chances and contribute positively to the lives of the cats in our care, then we'll have considered our mission a success.

Community

Making a significant impact begins with enrolling others into our vision for Cat & Craft. We do this not just by telling our story and the stories of the cats we foster, but by creating an environment where the community can experience and be a part of the changes happening through our collective efforts.

Connection

To us, family includes more than human relatives and friends - it's also our furry companions that provide us with unconditional love, plenty of laughs and so much joy. Helping to grow families is the best part of our mission. On our social media pages, just look for the blue cat and you'll find a growing family.

Our Space

Coffee Shop

The 'craft' in Cat & Craft is a catch-all term for our no-shortcuts approach to food and drink.

The foundation of our espresso drinks and house-made cold brew is an award-winning blend from local coffee roaster, Manzanita Roasting Co. Additionally, we make all syrups in-house with fresh ingredients and source our pastries and bread fresh daily from local providers Bread & Cie and Hazel & Jade.

Cat Lounge

The Cat Lounge is an 800 square foot, cage-free environment where our foster cats live comfortably until they're adopted. 

For guests that want to support our foster mission and spend time with the cats, 1-hour cat lounge admissions can be purchased for $12 either online as a reservation or as a walk-in pass when space allows. 

The Founders

Wife and husband team Caroline & Andrew Vaught moved to Carlsbad, CA in 2016 from Atlanta, GA to experience the SoCal lifestyle and to add a new perspective to their southern roots.

Cat & Craft combines Caroline's and Andrew's shared love for animals (cats in particular) and their passion for delicious food and beverage. They are grateful everyday that they get to put thier passions to work for the greater good.

About Caroline & Andrew

Caroline Vaught

Caroline Vaught graduated from Auburn University with a B.A in Merchandising and a minor in Business. An internship with an Atlanta based advertising agency led to a 15 year career in corporate marketing, with management based roles spanning various consumer product and service sectors including; the National Association of Stock Car Racing, Inc. (NASCAR), Newell-Rubbermaid, Verizon Wireless, Aflac and Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Caroline relocated to Carlsbad CA with her husband Andrew in the fall of 2016, and seized the opportunity to merge her passions for both business and animal rescue via the creation of Cat & Craft. In her spare time Caroline practices yoga, attends concerts, loves trying new restuarants and volunteers for Love Your Feral Felines. She is the proud kitty-momma of Guinness, Elvis, and Letty.

Andrew Vaught

After graduating from Georgia Tech with degrees in Industrial & Systems Engineering and Management, Andrew took on business analysis and product management roles with organizations such as CompuCredit, Inveshare, Primedia and Forbes Travel Guide. As a product manager at Sharecare, Andrew focused on delivering highly interactive health and wellness tools to consumers while also working with the Department of Defense to bring the latest digital health and wellness resources to the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program.

Merging his passion for craft coffee with skill sets in digital products and marketing, Andrew then founded Stay Roasted, an online membership community that connects coffee lovers to the world’s finest coffees, delivered freshly roasted at a steep discount, and provides individuals in need across the globe with fresh drinking water. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys golf, standup paddle boarding, Brazilian jiu jitsu, electric guitar and cooking.