12/01/2022 We have FOUR brown tabby females available 2 ready to go now and 2 ready to go on 12/17. - SCROLL DOWN. Brown tabby female kittens are $3000-$3500, with half due to reserve and half due at pick up in Tampa on 12/17 or at Dallas airports (DFW or Dallas Love 12/11 through 12/15). About me: I am an attorney for 30 years and I have also been breeding Maine Coons for 24 years, continuously. Proof? CFA Cattery Certification beginning in 1998, below. I have big, healthy, European Maine Coons in the rarest colors. I guarantee my cats for two years- the longest guarantee of any US Breeder. We may offer courier services to other areas. I have references from all over the US from people who have owned cats from me for decades. Call or text me with questions. (813) 857-5600. To avoid scams, see below.
28 pound ZuZu - Daddy to available twins Marlee and Mina.
I am NOT a Facebook person. If you already have a deposit in place -PLEASE TEXT ME- Always include your full name, date of deposit, color/gender preference in every text to me! Please don't assume I have everyone saved in my phone or have my reservation list in hand at all times. Provide your INFO please! By doing this, you will really help me respond in a meaningful, prompt manner. I am not a Facebook person. Updates are posted HERE on this website when we have kittens. If I do not have your CURRENT cell number/email address, I can't contact you when it is your turn to select a kitten. I have people now from my 2019 list that I can't contact because contact info is wrong. Kitten pick up is at 10 - 12 weeks old at the earliest, not 8 weeks old.
Haley (my oldest daughter) and ZuZu 12/25/2020; this photo is all over the internet. This is a real photo of my real daughter and my real ZuZu. The only thing I changed was the background to solid blue! He's a BIG boy and Haley is small!
PRICING: DEPOSIT LIST IS CLOSED for MALE KITTENS.
As of 01/01/2022, we will not accept any deposits for MALE kittens. We continue to have an inordinate amount of female kittens. We have no control over this. Fairy just had 6 female kittens. No males. When we have males we will reach out to you if it is your turn. If you would consider a female and you are waiting for a male, text me at 813 857 5600.
We are breeding all of our girls in an effort to catch up on every reservation on our Deposit Reservation List! We had an inordinate amount of female kittens in 2021 and 2022 - eight females born to every male and it placed us behind on our delivery of MALE kittens to individuals waiting. We obviously have no control over the genders of kittens born.
2022 NEW PRICING. Our 2022 pricing is $3500-$4250 for all kittens except High Smoke and High Silvers, which will not be available until 2023. If you previously sent a $500 deposit, your pricing was locked in on the date of your deposit. When you select a specific kitten, you will owe one half of the remaining purchase price. For example, if your kitten is $4000 and you paid a $500 deposit, when you pick out your forever kitten, your balance owed is $3500, so you will pay $1750 when you sign the kitty contract to reserve your specific kitten and you will owe $1750 when you pick up your kitten. You may also owe a delivery fee if you choose to use a courier service or have delivery to a specific location. You can certainly find cheaper kittens, but not from a reputable US breeder with a 24 year history and a proven health guarantee.
Most Reputable US breeders of European Maine Coons are charging between $3,500 and $4800 now for kittens. I am paying $5500 - $9500 for European Maine Coons that I am importing from my selected top breeders to keep my bloodlines diverse and that cost does not include travel costs, courier costs, and importation fees. I was just quoted 12,000 Euros for a silver male kitten, this month, from Europe. I politely declined.
If you want to reserve a 2022 FEMALE kitten, you can still do so, we will have FEMALE kittens immediately available --but you must call or text me first at 813 857 5600 so we can talk. If you place a deposit without reaching out to me first, it will be declined. NON REFUNDABLE Deposit is $500 via PayPal to Kittens@Attykats.com and Deposit is deducted from total kitten cost. From time to time we will have kittens available from my co breeder, Sandra from Arkansas. She is a professional breeder who raises kittens from my lines. She, her husband, and children do a fantastic job raising kittens and I travel and pick up the kittens from her at 8 weeks old and raise them from 8 to 12 weeks. I pay her $1800 from the kitten price for her hard work. I assume all responsibility for these kittens and they are fully socialized, fully vetted, and fully guaranteed by me. This is another way that I am able to provide quality kittens in such high demand from my HUGE and HEALTHY lines while making sure that each kitten gets the individual attention it deserves! My young adult children, Haley, Jack, and Cooper, also assist me with kitten rearing. It is a family affair!
NON REFUNDABLE. Make sure you are committed to getting one of these outstanding AttyKats kittens, because -Again- your deposit is non refundable. By placing a non refundable deposit, you CONSENT to ALL TERMS that appear on this website. Print the pages out on the date of your deposit and save them. These are the promises that I make to you. I DO UPDATE this page regularly. For those with reservations - The WAIT for a male kitten can be up to two years- but we are breeding 8 females for April and May kittens and assuming we have a normal number of males, we should get back on track with our male deposit reservation list.
I do NOT respond to emails and texts immediately. I respond, generally, on the weekend following receipt of your email. Text me again if I don't respond within a few days. You do NOT have to place a non refundable deposit with me. Other breeders have shorter lists (maybe). If you are committed to the look and reputation of an AttyKats Maine Coon kitten and don't mind the wait, you can get a female now or wait for a male.
Once the males list opens back up, you may get your kitten much sooner than 2 years, but by placing a deposit, you are agreeing that you understand that the wait could be 2 years, that's 2024 if you place a deposit in 2022. Everyone wants black smoke males. I may be able to offer you a brown tabby male from the next litter. But if you want black smoke, there will be a wait! I have bred black smoke to black smoke and I have had only 16 black smoke females in 2022...in 2019, the same cats produced 17 black smoke males. I cannot control gender - so you need to be prepared to WAIT. There are other breeders who may have more availability - so- Do NOT send me a $500 non refundable deposit to reserve a kitten if you are not comfortable waiting up to two years for a kitten from the date of your deposit. By sending a non refundable deposit, you agree to all of these terms and conditions on this website. You agree to be KIND to me and patient as you wait up to two years. People who want females have a shorter waiting time.
NOT A FACEBOOK USER. UPDATES ON THIS WEBSITE WHEN KITTENS ARE 6-8 WEEKS OLD. I am rarely on FACEBOOK. I do have a Facebook page that my daughter set up for me (fb.me/attykats) but I rarely use it. I don't personally use Facebook. As a trial lawyer, in adversarial situations daily, I protect my privacy and my family's privacy. My life is also crazy busy with full time work, family and kids, cats and kittens, kids' sports, church and our operating ranch (horses, cows, goats!). I spend my evenings brushing cats, playing with kittens, and cleaning countless litter boxes.
Litter notifications will be posted on THIS website. My daughter posts photos for me on Facebook or Instagram from time to time, but THIS WEBSITE is where you look for updates. Please do not email and text me asking me to post "more updates" on Facebook or Instagram. Know, in advance, that that is not what I do. I breed stunningly beautiful cats, in my opinion, the most beautiful cats in the US - but I do not regularly post on social media.
If you want (or NEED) daily or weekly updates on Facebook, I'm not the breeder for you. I can recommend several breeders who are wonderful at Facebook and post photos and interact with people almost daily. My sister, Sabrina Gearin, is a breeder! She is also retired and GREAT on FACEBOOK. If you love daily and weekly Facebook updates, check out my sister's cattery, www.saltycoons.com and tell her ANGELINA sent you! I may post photos of kittens on this website, or I may just send photos of available kittens to the next person in line. IF I post photos on this website, I will generally not do so until they are 6 to 8 weeks old. Once that litter is matched and all kittens reserved, I generally take those kitten photos off the website because I have 10-12 litters a year (sometimes more) and I can't keep 100's of kittens photos for each year (for 23 years) on the website. It makes this website too big.
PICK UP LOCATION. Dallas Airports - DFW or DAL. We currently have a house on Lake Texoma in Oklahoma (1.5 hours north of Dallas) and our permanent residence in the Tampa, FL area. We recently sold our Tampa house, so I have been traveling with kittens to the Tampa area about every 6 weeks and meeting people for kitten delivery. I prefer to deliver to DFW. Most people get a cheap flight on Spirit or American to DFW and fly in and out on the same day, arrive around 9AM and flying home around 2PM and I meet them at the airport around noon. We will not be inviting people into our home because of COVID, but we are happy to FACETIME, or ZOOM, or GOOGLE DUO with you to show you our cats and kittens. All kittens are reserved through our Deposit Reservation List by DATE of deposit. All kittens guaranteed against death by genetic defects for three (3) years. See Sample Contract for Terms and Conditions on this website.
NON REFUNDABLE- DEFINED. I'm so sorry I have to clarify this in great detail, but based upon my experience, this needs to be super, super clear- here goes: I will not refund your deposit because you waited three months or a year, and thought that you would have a kitten by now; or because you have waited "long enough;" or because you found a better price, better breeder, or went to Europe or elsewhere; or, because you decided you wanted a puppy; or because you are moving, getting a divorce, getting married, in a new relationship, or because you "just found out" you are allergic to cats; or because I have "terrible customer service" because I don't respond to your texts/emails immediately (I literally get dozens of texts and emails a day about kittens - but I work full time as a lawyer and cannot respond to kitty inquiries or updates until the weekends- if I miss a text or email and you don't hear back on the following weekend - CALL me); I have heard all of these reasons why people have changed their minds - but the deposit really is non refundable (that means that I keep it even if you change your mind or get tired of waiting). I spend your reservation deposit on every genetic test I can find (even the new ones for stuff no one has heard of) for every adult cat, I spend it on new catios and stud houses for my boys, both reasonable and outrageous vet bills, professional groomers, Bravecto, fabulous toys, cat trees, and international travel and imports of new European cats to diversify my bloodlines. I spend your reservation deposit (immediately) on AttyKats' cats to keep them healthy and happy so they will make YOUR kitten the very best possible kitten! By agreeing to place a non refundable deposit, you also agree that I can immediately apply that deposit to AttyKats care, maintenance, and growth.
EXCEPTIONS. If you choose to place a non refundable deposit, I WILL refund your deposit if the kitten you reserve has an accident, injury, dies, or I choose to keep him/her before delivery to you and he or she therefore becomes unavailable (this has never happened, but is possible). Note, as the Breeder, I always have the discretion to keep any kitten and to deny to sell a kitten for any reason, including, for example, if I learn you are a breeder. If you ARE a breeder and you do not disclose that to me - you forfeit your deposit! I am placing my kittens in PET HOMES ONLY. I also have the discretion to replace your kitten that you reserved with a comparable kitten in the event your kitten has an illness or injruy and cannot go home with you.
RESPONDING TO YOU. BE PATIENT PLEASE. HERE'S WHY. I have been doing this 24 years (see my CFA certificate for proof). I am a mother of two middle school kids, 13 year old twins, who are super active in sports; I am a trial lawyer and work full time; I have many cats and kittens who need and get daily love, cleaning, and grooming, and we have an operating ranch, complete with horses, cows, and goats. We are very busy. Notwithstanding that, cats and kittens are my passion and my priority. I plan to do this for at least another 20 years. I am not going anywhere. But I am not sitting around staring at my phone or computer all day. I will NOT respond to you immediately. I try to respond to emails and texts on Saturdays. If a few days go by and you don't hear from me, send me a text and follow up! 813 857 5600. This is my cell phone and the only number that receives texts.
On average, I get about 3 kitten reservation deposits, a month, which is 36 reservations a year. I have about 10 or more litters a year, which is about 40-60 kittens a year, so under ordinary circumstances (pre COVID) we did a pretty good job of keeping kitten supply to match kitten demand. I have not once in 24 years had a kitten that was not reserved by 12 weeks old. If you see and available kitten and you like it, reserve it or someone else will. We get behind on our list when we have too many of one gender or when we slow litters down intentionally (2020 due to COVID and travel restrictions). I may have 50 people in a week reach out to me via text or email for "updates." Because so many kitten people reach out to me, daily, I try to respond to all inquiries about kittens from each week on the following weekend. If I miss an email or text, please follow up with me. Call me.
I do not have employees, or a staff, or a customer service department, just me and my (BIG) family, working hard for you to keep these cats and kittens happy and healthy. I trust no one with my cats except my vets and my family. I have a standing appointment at my vet every Wednesday. My cats and kittens are remarkably well cared for, but that takes TIME. So, you will need to be patient, even with your email and text update inquiries. At best, I will respond on the next weekend. If you have an urgent need, call my cell phone - 813 857 5600. If you are still reading this - Wow. Thanks. I know it is a lot of information, but better to know all this BEFORE you place a deposit. I can't WAIT for you to have an ATTYKATS' gorgeous kitten! email@example.com
We get this question, "How big will my kitten get?" almost daily. Just like you do not know how tall your toddler will grow, I do not know how big each kitten will be as an adult. We do know that a good indicator of how big a kitten will get is the size of the sire and the size of previous kittens from the same breeding. Our cats have kittens that generally grow into big cats. We do not guarantee size, but your best shot for getting a kitten that will grow into a big cat is starting out with big parents. We breed for type, disposition, and good health- and we knock it out of the park in those departments!
For those of you patiently waiting for MALE kittens, we have had an inordinate number of FEMALE kittens in 2021. Also, we cut our litters in half in 2020 because of COVID and an inability for people to travel or ship kittens. We are trying to catch up this year.The ratio of females to males in 2021 was 80:20. Females are gorgeous, but if you are waiting on a male - so are we. Praying for males. WE have no control over the gender or color of kittens in a litter. We will continue to breed the beautiful cats that have produced the smokes and silvers and blacks and all of the beautiful kittens you see on our website. We try very very hard to make it CLEAR on our website and particularly on our deposit waiting list information page that we have no control over the gender or colors in any particular litter. For example, in one litter Baretta had 6 smoke kittens, 2 black kittens and one brown tabby, all males; in her the next litter, bred to ZuZu again, she had all 9 brown tabbies, 5 males and 4 females...we breed the same couples and each time get completely different results. Hang in there!
We want you to get exactly the color and gender you have reserved, so please remain patient and watch the litters. If you are on the Deposit Reservation List waiting on a male, but would consider a female kitten because you want a kitten sooner, text me at 813 857 5600 and let me know.
For Those of you INTERESTED in KITTENS: but not on the Deposit Reservation List:
OUR DEPOSIT RESERVATION LIST IS CLOSED for MALES for 2022.
For those people who are interested in one of our beautiful kittens, scroll down to learn more about AttyKats! We believe our cats are the best in the Country and we back that up with the best health guarantee in the country. If you are shopping around for the most reputable breeder - always ask to see the CFA cattery registration certificate and check out the date of registration. Ours is above and is dated 7.20.1998. We are celebrating 23 years this upcoming year as an Outstanding CFA Maine Coon Cattery. Read through our website to learn more about our kittens and how our Deposit Reservation List works. Call or email or text me with questions.
HOW TO AVOID FRAUD- READ THIS
I have a few tips to help you avoid FRAUD, no matter where you are shopping for your kitten. I am a trial lawyer. I know a few things about avoiding FRAUD. If you are shopping at several sites looking for the perfect kitten, you can AVOID FRAUD by taking a few very simple precautions.
(1) Call on the phone (not just text and email or WHATSAPP and Messenger) ACTUALLY SPEAK to the Breeder and ask the Breeder if he or she will schedule a time to FaceTime with you. If they say they don't know how to do that, ask about Zoom or Google Duo, or whether you can come visit. You need to make sure the breeder is real and has the real kitten you selected. Ask the Breeder for their CFA Cattery Name Certificate and Check the Date on it. How long has she/he been breeding? Ask about Facebook, Instagram, Twitter accounts. Look for comments and references on Facebook.
(2) ask for a photo of the Breeder (not just her ARM in a photo) and ask for a photo of the Breeder holding the actual Kitten you want. If the Breeder can't do this, or tells you it will be a few days because her phone is broken or her camera is broken or some other such nonsense...assume that the Breeder and kittens are not in the same location together --- which is a RED FLAG!
(3) ask for a video of the kitten and ask the Breeder to say your name in the video and tell you about the positive attributes of the kitten; If the voice on the video is not the voice on the phone, the actual breeder you spoke with, again, assume the breeder and kittens are not in the same place and someone else (unknown third party) is raising kittens. RED FLAG!
(4) look for positive reviews on Facebook of people who have purchased prior kittens from this Breeder. It is hard to make everyone happy all the time, but there should be mostly positive reviews about the breeder and the buying experience.
(5) with COVID, visiting kittens in home is no longer probable - but where your breeder lives should not be a secret. I can provide you my address and you can look it up in the public records. I am a real person with a real address and a real 20 year history of selling kittens.
FAKE BREEDERS - will have a new website created in 2021; no home city, state or address on the website; no personal photos or information on family; no photos of prior litters; no photos of parents of kittens or photos of the litter of kittens from birth forward...no references or fake reference --- Fake Breeders have their kittens priced too low ($400-$600) and tell you shipping is $100, or something similarly impossible. Sadly most FAKE websites are from foreigners, so look for GRAMMAR errors the "bad guys" do not understand our pronouns (he, she, we, etc.).
Ask for special photos (I have asked them to write my name on a piece of paper and put it by the kitten and take a photo, or to Facetime or for a video made just for me - if they can't do it ...RUN!
I cannot tell you how many people call me after they have lost thousands of dollars to fake breeders both in the USA and abroad. There are excellent breeders in the USA and in Europe, but you need to take the time to go through the steps above to confirm your breeder is reputable and your kitten is REAL. If you are buying from Europe, you have NO recourse if they take your money and do not send you a kitten. You cannot fly to Russia and sue to get your money back! Your money is just gone. So many people have that experience.
Be safe out there! Do not fall in love with a photo and forget to make sure the person who has the photo actually is a reputable breeder and actually has the kitten in the photo and will get that particular kitten to you! Call the breeder. Ask questions. Facetime. Don't be a fraud statistic because you fell in love with a photo.
100% European. All of our adult cats are imported from Europe - Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Russia, and even Malaysia. We take all the RISK. Outstanding Size, Type, and Personality. ZuZu Loves People. Loves to Purr. BIG BIG Cat. Photos don't do him justice. Because we have so many requests for SILVERS and SMOKES, we are breeding MOST of our girls to ZuZu this year!
See Photos of our smoke lines in Poe and Thor, above. Both are examples of the types and colors of kittens we get from ZuZu breedings. We are breeding to focus on Silvers, Smokes, Blacks, and Blues. We are working hard to make sure we have a kitten for you.
Learn more about our cats and the beautiful and unique colors we offer like black smokes, blue smokes, shaded silvers, mackerel tabbies, blues, and blacks by clicking the button below!
We have LOTS of kittens throughout the year. Our kittens are reserved through a DEPOSIT RESERVATION SYSTEM explained more fully on our Deposit Information Page Our shortest wait for a kitten is for female kittens without a color preference. You may still reserve a FEMALE but not a male kitten at this time if you call or text me to discuss at 813 857 5600. If you place a non refundable deposit on a future kitten, we cannot tell you exactly when you will get a kitten, because we cannot estimate litter size or the color or gender of the kittens in the litter. WE WILL NOT TELL YOU WHAT NUMBER YOU ARE ON THE LIST- we have found that what number you are on the list has VERY little correlation to when you get your kitten. People at the top of the list pass on kittens all the time, waiting on the perfect kitten for them. We do promise you that if you are patient, you will move to the top of the list and have first pick of every litter until you select exactly the kitten that you want.
Join the AttyKats Nation! We have placed kittens locally, nationally, and throughout the world for the last 23 years! We are still around because we are VERY VERY good at what we do! I have been raising, showing, breeding, and loving CFA Maine Coon Cats through my CFA registered Cattery, Atty Kats Maine Coon Cattery since 1998 - that's 23 years.
(Always ask for the CATTERY REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE - CFA issued mine on 7/20/1998)
My first Maine Coon was a beautiful Silver female "GoGo" that the Easter Bunny brought to my daughter, Haley, Easter Morning when she was 4 years old-- that's her in the photo at 24 years old sleeping with her Maine Coon, Solo. She has never been without a Maine Coon to snuggle.
We specialize in OUTSTANDING silver tabby and black smoke Maine Coons. We believe we have the best Silver Male (ZuZu) breeding Maine Coon in the Country based upon size, type, disposition, and gorgeous offspring. As for Smokes, we have the Oti Cami look of the black panther. See THOR, who is one of ZuZu's kittens. We produce smoke kittens like him in almost every litter. If you want to guarantee you'll get a future kitten, go to our Deposit Information page and read about placing a deposit on a future kitten. Your kitten will be well worth the wait!
Atty Kats Kittens are living in forever homes from Alaska to the Virgin Islands and everywhere in between. The highest compliments we receive are Repeat Purchases and Referrals from members of the Atty Kats Nation. We have dozens of Kitty Clients who have come back months, years, and even a decade later, to add another AttyKats Maine Coon kitten to their families. We have dozens of families with two of our cats, some with three, and a couple with FOUR of our cats!
Owner:Angelina Whittington, Esq.
Cattery Location: Tampa, Florida and Dallas, Texas area (Lake Texoma in Oklahoma)
Shipping: Nationwide and Internationally- when COVID permits.
Our babies are adopted quickly, so call (813) 81 KITTY (813) 815 4889 to speak to me; text my cell at (813) 857-5600; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your Maine Coon Kittens or European Maine Coon Kittens or if you have any questions. If I do not respond to your email within 24 hours - TEXT ME at 813 857 5600 or CALL me! I want to share my love for these BIG cats with you!