Animal Lovers, Grab Your Passport: This Cafe is Hiring a Cat Nanny

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This just in: You can get paid to play with cats.

Yes, really.

In a stunning display of understanding everyone’s greatest needs in the world — caffeine and kitty cuddles — some enterprising minds are opening a cat café in Manchester, England.

But before the café’s May opening date, they have some positions to fill. One of which is “Cat Nanny.”

Sign. Me. Up.

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The Cat Nanny job description, which you can download from the café’s recruitment page on Facebook, indicates a pay rate of £7.50-£8.00 per hour — or, about $11.

You’ll face the taxing job requirements of feeding, grooming and playing with cats all day long.

The ideal candidate will have retail or hospitality experience, computer literacy and “a ‘can do’ attitude” — which it would be kind of hard not to have when your whole job is cats.

If you can’t quite justify an international move, even for a job this awesome, you still have options!

Lots of cat cafés exist in the U.S., and as the trend grows, more are sure to open.

If there’s not a location near you (yet!), you could try pet-sitting — or maybe even pet massage or photography. Check out our list of 20 purrfect jobs for animal lovers.

And if you do end up cuddling kitties in Manchester, send us all the pictures.

Your Turn: Would you apply to be a cat nanny?

Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She also writes other stuff, like wine reviews and poems — you can read along at

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