Available FEMALE kittens! More Litters coming in JUNE!!!
Available FEMALE kittens! More Litters coming in JUNE!!!
BELOW ARE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU PLACE A NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT WITH ATTYKATS, PRINT THIS PAGE AND THE CONTRACT OUT FOR YOUR RECORDS. BY PLACING A DEPOSIT, YOU ARE AGREEING TO ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH ON THIS WEBPAGE AND IN OUR CONTRACT. MAKE SURE YOU ASK ALL YOUR QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU PLACE YOUR DEPOSIT. ALL KITTENS MUST BE SPAYED OR NEUTERED. NOTE: you do not need to sign any contract when you please your deposit - only when you select your forever kitten at a later date. You do need to text me at 813 857 5600 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know who you are, where you live and what you are hoping for, male, female, color, etc.
If you placed your deposit prior to Jan. 1, 2021, your kitten price will be the price advertised on the date you placed your deposit. Kitten pick up will be at Dallas Ft. Worth Airport (DFW) for deposits placed after 1/1/2021 and at DFW or Tampa, FL for deposits placed prior to 1/1/2021. We have houses in both locations, but are currently at our Lake Texoma home due to COVID.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE DEPOSIT RESERVATION LIST, AND YOU WANT A FEMALE KITTEN, call or text me at 813 857 5600. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING DEPOSITS FOR MALE KITTENS.
You agree as follows:
1) You agree to wait up to 2 years for a male kitten in your color preference. We anticipate having your kitten sooner, but you must be prepared to wait in the event we have lots of female kittens - that happens sometimes! For females, we have kittens available much sooner. We are backed up on the male list because of all the FEMALE kittens we had in 2021.
2) You agree the deposit is non refundable. You are making a commitment to get a kitten and I am making a commitment to breed cats to create your kitten. I plan litters based upon deposits, so your deposit governs my actions. No refunds.
3) You agree to be polite when interacting with me. I understand that no one likes to wait. But YOU AGREED TO WAIT, so please be kind when you inquire about your status and during the period of time you are waiting.
WE ARE ACCEPTING NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSITS FOR FEMALE KITTENS ONLY AT THIS TIME, BUT YOU WILL NEED TO BE PREPARED TO WAIT FOR YOUR KITTEN. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SELECT THE KITTEN THAT IS PERFECT FOR YOU SOONER, BUT WE NEED YOU TO BE PREPARED TO WAIT. WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER LITTER SIZE OR THE COLORS AND GENDERS OF KITTENS BORN. However, if you are patient, we promise you will move to the top of the Deposit Reservation List and be able to have first pick of the litter of every litter born until you select the perfect kitten for you! If you get tired of waiting, or buy a puppy, or suddenly discover you are allergic - we do NOT refund deposits- even if you have a really good reason. Those monies are spent on our vet bills, outdoor structures, grooming, cattery care givers, and genetic testing in furtherance of the care and maintenance of our adult cats to create YOUR kitten! Be certain you want to commit to getting a kitten BEFORE you place your deposit. Call me, text me, (813) 857-5600, email me (email@example.com) BEFORE you place your deposit. If you are unsure about the process, the time to ask questions is before you place a non refundable deposit. If you text me and don't hear back from me within a couple of hours - text me again! I won't mind. I want to hear from you!
Thank you so much for considering owning one of the AttyKats kittens. (Note: all kittens MUST be spayed or neutered by contract). Because I’ve been at this for 23 years, my cats have quite a following. The best way to get a kitten from AttyKats is to place a non refundable paid deposit of $500 via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org and then wait for your opportunity to choose your pick of the litter. Be patient and you will get exactly the kitten you want! We plan to have at least 10 litters in 2022. Under available kittens, go to the Upcoming Litters tab in the drop down menu. By placing a non refundable deposit, you agree to these terms and conditions.
VERY IMPORTANT: My beautiful cats are living creatures. I have NO control over when they come into heat, when they get bred, how many kittens they have, or the color and gender of those kittens. I cannot guarantee you a kitten by June, or October, or in 2022. I am at the mercy of Mother Nature. If you play the law of averages, I hope a mother cat may have five kittens in a litter and I will place her with a male 7 months after her last litter. No cat will ever have more than two litters of kittens in a year at AttyKats and most will only have one litter in a calendar year. In January, 2021, Baretta had 13 kittens. In March, Magic had only 1 kitten. I simply cannot predict these things. What I can tell you is that if you are patient, you will move to the top of the Deposit Reservation List and you will be offered the opportunity to pick your perfect kitten from every litter we have until you decide on "THE ONE." I can also tell you that 90% of our Deposit Reservation List are waiting for Silver Males like ZuZu and Smoke Males like Thor and Mac. I only have a handful of reservations for female kittens, so I should have female kittens available for you, sooner. I reserve the right to keep any kitten from any litter.
We regularly update our this website. We offer all kittens born to the people on the Deposit Reservation List, starting at the top of our list (oldest deposit) and working our way down. Usually, people on the Paid Deposit List select all of the available kittens, so it is a good place to be if you want one of these spectacular kittens! We reserve the right to keep any kitten or to place a kitten out of order if we deem in our sole discretion that the circumstances merit such placement.
If you decide to place a non refundable deposit for a FEMALE kitten, call or text me at 813 857 5600 and if, after that, you still want to place a deposit, you go to paypal and click the button to send money to friends or family (to avoid transaction fees) and send the $500 deposit to email@example.com (be sure to spell it correctly so the deposit goes to AttyKats) then you give me all of your contact information and your preference as to gender and color (not binding - you can change your mind on color or gender preference), if you have a preference. I must receive the full $500, so if you click commercial transaction and if there is a fee, you will need to reimburse me the fee so I receive the full $500. I will add you to the Deposit Reservation List and update you on current and upcoming litters through this website. I want you to have the perfect kitten and I will work with you to make that happen.
Non refundable deposits are actually non refundable, so make absolutely certain before you place your deposit that you are committed to getting an Atty Kats kitten and are willing to wait. I understand that things happen- people get sick, people change their minds, people get tired of waiting, people decide to buy puppies - even though our deposits are non refundable, in an effort to take your unique circumstances into account, we will maintain your $500 credit on the books for 36 months from the date we received it to allow you the opportunity to select a kitten at a later date. By placing a deposit, you are investing in our cats and you consent to our immediately spending your deposit money on our cats to keep them in excellent condition to create the perfect kitten for you. See our contract, above. By placing a deposit with Atty Kats, you consent to all of the terms set forth on this page (PRINT IT OUT) and all the terms of our contract as well as our no refund policy.
Once you have paid your non refundable deposit to be on the Deposit Reservation List, the most common question I receive is “What Number Am I???” My answer is that your number on the list does not tell you when you get a kitten! If you want a silver male or black smoke male out of ZuZu, you will have to wait, depending on the number of silver or smoke kittens born in each litter because there are people ahead of you.
Many people on the list are very particular about color, gender, and even which female/mama they want a kitten from and they are willing to wait longer for that perfect combination. They have been offered kittens from several litter but are waiting for the perfect kitten from Ursula and ZuZu or from Jawa and ZuZu. Your wait depends on the date and time you place your PayPal deposit, and your preference for color and gender, what the people on the list ahead of you do, and, of course on Mother Nature - if we don't have MALE kittens born, the Male kitten deposit reservation list does not move because we are not placing male kittens.
Whoever is at the top of the list is offered all available kittens from every litter until they choose the perfect kitten. I offer them all to the people at the top of the list, let them select or pass on all the kittens, and work my way down the list. No one on the list is limited to a specific color or gender, even if a person says I only want a silver male, I will still offer that person the right to select any kitten when that person is at the top of the list. For the 2022 deposits, people reserving FEMALES ONLY will be limited to selection of FEMALES ONLY.
The person at the top of the list can select from all available kittens or "push" to the next litter. I then move down to the next person on the list and offer the number 2 person all available kittens, that person will select a kitten or push to the next litter. Then I move down to the number 3 person and offer all available kittens. The number 3 person can select from those kittens or push to a future litter. And so on. I offer all kittens in this way down the Deposit Reservation List until all kittens from a litter are reserved. We believe our kittens are well worth the wait! If you review our website, you will see that we are not alone in this opinion. Maine Coon cats generally live for a VERY long time - why not wait to get exactly the kitten that you want?
Once you have selected your perfect kitten, you will receive your contract specific to your kitten (Kitten Specific Contract). Kittens must be paid for in full by the time they are 6 weeks old. You will have payment requirements in your contract. If you are uncomfortable paying for your kitten before you receive it, I am not your breeder! DO NOT PLACE A DEPOSIT. We use the money from your kitten purchase to pay for your kittens' vet bills and related expenses. Again, I have been doing this for 23 years. I have all the references you need to demonstrate that I am trustworthy. A sample of the Kitten Specific Contract is in this drop down menu for your review (being updated for 2022 now) . Ask any questions you have now about the contract. We tried to make it very clear.
I will TRY to send you updated photos of your kittens periodically after you have reserved a specific kitten. I will try to answer your texts, emails and calls, also on Saturdays. Sometimes (not often) life gets in the way and I cannot send as many photos and videos as I would like or respond immediately to every text. I promise to do my very best to get you frequent photos and short videos of your kittens as they grow and to promptly answer all of your questions. I can also facetime you and show you your kitten. In 23 years, due to family illnesses or other unusual circumstances, I believe I have only had two (2) people disappointed in my ability to frequently send updated photos or promptly respond to questions. To them, I have personally apologized and I KNOW they LOVE their AttyKats kittens and cats!
In 23 years of breeding Maine Coons, I have had one kitten who died while being neutered (too early), one kitten diagnosed with hip dysplasia at age 2, one kitten diagnosed a month after I placed him with FIP, and one kitten die of a crimped intestine. In each circumstance above, I offered to immediately take the kitten back or replace the kitten, even though that goes above and beyond my health guarantee. We want you to have a happy, healthy kitten. Even though the parents are all tested, it is POSSIBLE that your kitten, a living being, can develop a congenital defect. We do everything we can to prevent this and 4 kittens out of hundreds over the years, is an outstanding statistic, unless that is your kitten. WE NEVER PAY VET BILLS, but we do want to know immediately if your kitten has a life threatening congenital issue within his or her first two years and we will offer to take that kitten back into our home to become our forever cat/kitten; we will treat it with OUR VET at our expense, and we will provide you with a replacement kitten from unrelated lines as soon as one is available. Our written health guarantee is part of our contract. Kittens go home with a written USDA Certified VET health certificate signed by my vet, first shots, blood tested negative for feline leukemia around 12 weeks old. Your kitten will be parasite free and disease free when you pick him or her up!
Rehoming upon vet approval: Sometimes, depending upon the size and good health and independence of the kittens, we are able to rehome kittens around 9 -10 weeks old. Yes, I know there are other breeders who keep kittens until they are 12 -14 weeks old. In my 23 years of experience, I personally believe that my keeping your kitten until it is 12 -14 weeks old is not best for the kitten, the mother cat, or you. Ten to twelve weeks is a seminal bonding time and your kitten should be in its forever home, with you, not here bonding with me. I have testimonials from clients regarding how well my kittens transition into their forever homes. Before you place a deposit - ask your vet if it is appropriate and safe for your kitten to come home prior to 12 weeks old. I trust my vet and encourage you to do the same.
All of my vets (I have 3 that I use, depending on which house we are living in) believe it is appropriate to rehome fully weaned, healthy, independent kittens at 8 weeks old and my vets personally sign a Health Certificate confirming that each kittens is healthy and ready to go to its forever home at 8 weeks old. I do not know any breeder who has more knowledge about the physiology of kittens than my vet. None of my vets believe it is appropriate to leave a kitten nursing on its mother (which, because of the size of my kittens would be devastating to the mother cat's health) after 7 weeks old. I have no desire to debate with other breeders or Maine Coon owners on forums, nor do I believe you should. I believe you should TRUST THE VET and breeder you select. Rehoming after 8 weeks but earlier than 12 weeks works very well for my cats, kittens, and clients. If you need me to keep your kitten past 9 weeks, because you are traveling or unable to pick up your kitten, we may be able to accommodate you on a case by case basis, though we will charge a daily boarding fee comparable to your vet.
You are responsible for getting your kitten from my house to your house within five days of the date when I tell you your kitten is ready to go home. I live in Tampa, Florida and also have a home in Mead, OK. My cats are with me in the house I am living at at the time. If I am in OK, my cats are with me. If I am in Tampa, my cats are with me. We have a 39 foot RV set up to travel with the cats between our homes. Plan to drive or fly in to pick up your kitten, as cargo shipping has not been a viable option since COVID.
YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK UP YOUR KITTEN OR HAVE A COURIER DELIVER YOUR KITTEN TO YOU. If you do not communicate with me and make prompt arrangements to pick up your kitten or have your kitten couriered home to you within 10 days of its go home date, I will consider that kitten abandoned and find a new forever home for it and your payment will be forfeited. We expect you to love your kitten, want your kitten, and, when it is ready to come home - to make sure you get your kitten from our home to your home. We will help you, but ultimately the responsibility is yours. If you have questions about the process, call me. 813 857 5600 cell
Sadly, many people today are scammers. Not me. I am a real person with real cats. I am an attorney have have been practicing law in Tampa, Florida for 25 years. I can provide my home address, office address, and an endless list of references. I can Facetime you (now) and show you my real cats and kittens. Because I am a parent with 6 kids and my cats live inside my house (yes, even my boy cats!), I do not allow everyone who is interested in "checking out" our Maine Coons, into our family home. We receive requests from the public to come "meet our cats" 4 or 5 times a week - every week. We are not an outdoor cattery/kennel or a pet store. We do not have a "facility" for you to tour. We do not offer VISITS, particularly with COVID.
We have a 10,000 square foot house in Valrico, Florida and our cats live inside with us. We have a converted garage apartment in our 3 car garage with a 4 ton HVAC unit for our male cats. They cannot stay in the house because they will torment the girls and kittens trying to constantly breed them and they have a very strong odor to their urine. If you have ever owned a tom cat, you know what we are talking about. The garage is attached to our house and we are in and out of it all day long with our boys. In our Oklahoma house, we have 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and our girls stay in our house with us unless they are in heat. We have a 24 x 24 fully insulated and airconditioned house about 20 steps from our back door where our boys stay and where our girls in heat visit with the boys. Our kittens are raised in my bedroom and handled daily.
I understand that you want to see our Maine Coons and I am happy to facetime with you, but I can't facetime with you every day. I have school aged children and I work full time as an attorney, often from home, and I can't open my home three and four days We do not open our home for "visits," for the reasons explained above. We are devoted to keeping our kids, our cats, and your kittens healthy and protected.
Breeder's Rights: As the Breeder, I have the right of first refusal, for my breeding or show programs of all kittens. I also have the absolute right to refuse to rehome a kitten with anyone for any reason at any time. I have the right in my sole discretion to place a kitten out of order.
The best way to reach me is to text me at 813 857 5600.
I will do my best to answer all of your questions.
If you have questions, BEFORE YOU PLACE A NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT, READ ALL THE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBPAGE -
READ THE CONTRACT - ASK QUESTIONS - call me, text me, email me, Facetime me. I am NOT great with Facebook, so if you use Messenger as your sole means of communication, you need to TEXT or EMAIL me. I only check Facebook on weekends.
Make sure you get all of your questions answered BEFORE YOU PLACE A DEPOSIT.
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