My waitlist is long. However, the wait time depends on many factors. What are you looking for? Male? Female? Specific color? Poly? All of these factors will play a part in your wait time. Most people on my waitlist are looking for a specific color/gender/parent, etc and will pass on litters until their perfect kitten comes. Sometimes I have the exact kitten they've requested, and they will still pass on them due to other reasons (Moving/remodeling, money issues, bad timing, family problems, etc.)
As you can see, many people pass on litters for many different reasons. Because of this, it's very difficult to predict an accurate wait time. Other factors that play into wait times are, if breedings are successful, how many kittens are born in each litter, and what color/gender they are. Sometimes I will make it all the way through my waitlist and have kittens available to the general public! It just depends on if everyone on my list passes on those specific kittens.
If you're open to ANY kitten - any color or gender - then you will definitely have a lesser wait time. My most requested kitten is a black smoke male, so they will have the longest wait. Males in general have a longer wait than females. As a ballpark - I typically guesstimate those looking for a female kitten to be around a 6 month wait, give or take. For a male kitten, around 1-2 years, give or take. I have had several people shocked at how fast their names come up since I try to quote the longer end of the wait times. You're welcome to check in anytime you'd like and ask what number in line you are, although your number doesn't mean a whole lot due to all the above factors we just talked about.
I hope this helps give you an idea of how long you may end up waiting.
To be placed on my waitlist, there is a non-refundable $250 fee. Once the fee is paid, you will be added to my list on that days date. This fee will go towards the purchase price of your kitten. Those on my waitlist will get first pick of any kittens available before they are offered to the general public. This will give serious buyers priority in choosing their kitten.
I typically offer kittens around 6-8 weeks old (though sometimes younger and sometimes older) and will go in date order of those placed on my list first. Please be prepared to place a reservation deposit of half the kitten's cost at this time to reserve your kitten. (Both your waitlist fee and reservation deposit will go towards the final price of you kitten). If the color or sex you desire is not born in the litter, you can pass on that litter and will keep your place on my list for the next litter. When I reach out to you, please respond either way. I very much appreciate prompt replies.
If after 3 attempts to reach you with no response, you will be moved to my archived waitlist and I will not reach out to you again until you let me know you are ready.
Please inquire about the kitten you're interested in for pricing. Price ranges can be found on the page "Pricing & Colors".
Kittens are sold as PET-ONLY. Breeding rights are ONLY offered to established breeders that have built a friendship with me. Breeding rights are DOUBLE pet price.
All of my kittens are registered through TICA. Registration paperwork will be emailed once proof of spay/neuter is provided.
I have a closed cattery and I do NOT offer any type of stud service, so please do not ask.
Kittens will be up-to-date on their vaccines and de-wormed. They will also be microchipped and vet checked before leaving. All kittens will have a "take home packet" with their records, photos, a sample bag of food, and some toys. (Please note: If your kitten is flying to you, they will only have their records and photos sent, as there is limited space)
Kittens come with a health guarantee, outlined in the contract that will be signed before getting your kitten.
Please keep in mind, I do have a large waitlist, and wait times depend on a variety of factors (what color/sex you're looking for, how many kittens I get with each litter, what color/sex they are, and how many people ahead of you pass on litters).
I would anticipate around 1-2 years or so for a male kitten and 3-6 months or so for a female. Could be more or less depending on your preferences and many factors out of my control, such as how many kittens are born in each litter and what their genders/colors are. The more specific color/sex you're looking for could make the wait longer. Darker males (smokes, silvers) have a longer wait than lighter colors and/or females.
***Please note: You are welcome to make payments towards your future kitten while waiting on the waitlist. But please be aware, all payments made are NONREFUNDABLE unless I have chosen not to give you a kitten. No refunds will be given if you change your mind or decide you need your money back for any reason. All payments received will go towards your future kitten.
**Repeat Buyers: If you decide one kitten just isn't enough for you, good news! If you rejoin within 2 years of getting your kitten, you can be placed in your original spot in line (from the date you originally joined)! I do this so that you can have your kittens grow up together around the same age.
When kittens are around 6 weeks old, I will go through my waitlist in date order. Please respond with a Reserve, Hold, or Pass within 2 hours so I can continue down my list. After 2 hours with no response, I will move to the next person on the list. Please let me know if you have a preferred communication to offer kittens to you so you do not miss your window. If you do not specify, I will send an email to let you know it is your turn to choose your kitten.
To reserve the kitten, a reservation deposit of half of your kitten's price must be placed to hold that kitten for you. This deposit is in addition to the waitlist fee and will also be counted towards the price of the kitten. The balance of the kitten must be paid in full when the kitten is 10 weeks old, unless paying cash at the time of pickup.
If you pass on a litter, you will hold your place in line and I will move to the next person, until all kittens are reserved. With the next litter, I will start back at the top of the list and repeat the process. Please remember, those that pass ahead of you, are still ahead of you for future litters, until they choose their kitten and get removed from my list.
***Please be aware - if I reach out to you and I don't hear anything back from you at all, after 3 attempts with no response, I will move you to my archived waitlist, meaning I will not contact you anymore unless you contact me to resume your place in line on my list.
***Those on my waitlist - this may mean that you will move up and possibly back down a few spots as people get removed and/or added back to their spots.
***I reserve the right to keep any kitten for my own breeding program.
***I ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE A KITTEN TO ANYONE FOR ANY REASON - PAID IN FULL OR NOT - A REFUND WILL BE GIVEN AND A KITTEN WILL BE REFUSED IF I DEEM ANY PERSON OR SITUATION UNSUITABLE, UNTRUSTWORTH, OR FEEL UNEASY WITH.
Kittens are able to go to their forever homes at 12-13 weeks. As is gets close, I will reach out to you to set up a day and time for pickup/delivery. If you ask me to keep your kitten past 13 weeks old, there will be a $20/day boarding fee.
Please read the page "Delivery" for all options of getting your kitten to you!
To be placed on my waitlist, please click "Join My List" below. You will be sent a message on how to pay the non-refundable $250 fee to join.
For your preferences: Please put exactly what you are looking for. If you don't have a preference, that's fine too! I will offer every available kitten to you. If you have a certain color or sex you'd like, please put that, and I will ONLY reach out to you when I have a kitten(s) that match what you're looking for! This will save us both time in finding you your perfect kitten!
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***Please note: When it is your turn to choose, there may be several kittens available but only one that matches your preferences, please read over their specifics under their name to make sure they're what you're looking for!
I keep my website VERY up to date. Please feel free to browse my site - there are pages upon pages of information available. You should be able to find most answers to any questions you may have!
You can also see my FAQ at the bottom of the homepage.
Thank you & happy browsing!