AVAILABLE KITTENS & CATS

 
Maine Coon Cat Kittens | Norwegian Forest Cat Kittens
Older Kittens / Cats
(Retired breeders, show cats & older kittens)
 

The following kittens / cats are currently available for adoption.
Please see the "Adoption" page for more information concerning the adoption of kittens / cats from our cattery.


Available / Reserved / Under Evaluation

"Available" - This kitten is currently available to go to a loving, "forever" home.  The date given is approximate only and is ultimately determined by when he / she is chosen and when our vet is able to do the spaying or neutering.

"Reserved" - Someone has expressed an interest in this kitten / cat.  The transfer is not final, so please check with us, if you are interested in the same one.

"Under Evaluation" - We are evaluating the kitten for showing, or for use in our breeding program.  If shown here, the decision is not yet finalized, so it is worth asking, but there are no guarantees.
 


Note:  Except for very special circumstances, we will not let kittens / cats go to new homes, between Thanksgiving and New Year's...  During this time, most homes have so much going on, that the new kitten / cat can too easily, be overwhelmed by it all. 
 



Unless specifically for breeding, ALL kittens / cats that leave B Street Cattery
 will be spayed, or neutered, before they leave for their new home. 
 

 

 
Maine Coon Cat Kittens

 

                     


Name
(If Applicable)
Color / Sex Available
Date
Pictures & Information
Buzz Aldrin Red Classic Tabby

Male
(Neutered)

January
2011
Neil Armstrong Brown Classic Tabby

Male
(Neutered)

January
2011
Eugene Cernan Brown Classic Tabby

Male
(Neutered)

January
2011
Edgar Mitchell Brown Classic Tabby

Male
(Neutered)

January
2011


Name
(If Applicable)
Color / Sex Available
Date
Pictures & Information
Morgan P. Brown Brown Classic Tabby

Male
(Neutered)

January
2011
 


See his "Kitten Page" here

       

Name
(If Applicable)
Color / Sex Available
Date
Pictures & Information
Thibault Brown Brown Classic Tabby

Male
(Neutered)

January
2011

See his "Kitten Page"
       

Name
(If Applicable)
Color / Sex Available
Date
Pictures & Information
       
       

 

 

 
Norwegian Forest Cat Kittens

                   


Name
(If Applicable)
Color / Sex Available
Date
Pictures & Information
Stilton Winston Brown Mackerel Tabby with White

Male
(Neutered)

January
2011
 
Brie Winston Cream Mackerel Tabby with White

Male
(Neutered)

January
2011

 

 

 
 

Names

 

Names:  You will notice that the majority of kittens and cats we have available are already named.  This is done mostly as a convenience for us, as we initially care for each kitten / cat, but also for "registration" reasons.  You will be able to change the name of any cat you adopt from us, but please see "Names" below for more information on naming registered kittens / cats.

At the time a pedigree'd kitten / cat is registered, a name is given that becomes it's official / registered name and each name has to be unique.  Since you can not have more than one cat "registered" with the same name, it can become tricky at times to keep things straight. 

There are two things that make this a bit easier to deal with:

1) All kittens / cats from B Street Cattery start their "registered" name with "BSTREET", i.e., Sebastian's "registered" name is "BSTREET Sebastian Theodore". 

2) The use of "calling" names is common with pedigree'd / registered animals.  I.E., you register it with one name, but "call" it something quite different.

You may have also noticed that there are a number of "registered" cats, dogs, etc., with some rather spectacular, or down right absurd, names out there...  The majority of times the owners do not actually call them by that name, but when their name appears on pedigree's, or awards won, it looks "good", or at least unique.

When you adopt a kitten / cat from us, we will have (normally) already registered them with CFA and TICA (as well as other applicable associations).  We have done this for a couple of reasons...  One, it saves a few dollars (it is cheaper to register the kitten at the time their litter is registered) and Two, because we retain a bit of control over what names are being (officially) used - We may have a name in mind we would like to use for a kitten we are intending to keep and want to keep it available to us.

 


Spaying / Neutering

 
We understand that there is some "debate" over whether early spaying, or neutering, is "good for" a kitten and while we recognize that there is some (potential) risk, for us, the risks are far outweighed by the alternative risks.  This is NOT a topic we will debate - each prospective new owner of our kittens has to accept that this is how we feel and what we do.  Other breeders have other feelings and while we absolutely respect their viewpoints, they are theirs and work for them, ours are ours...  As such, prior to any of our kittens / cats leaving our cattery, for their new homes, they are spayed or neutered. 

We do so, for a variety of reasons...

One...  We can think of few things that would be more traumatizing for a new kitten, than to be brought into a new home, then taken to a vet, given an operation and then brought back to, what is for them, a strange home.  By our handling this aspect, they come back to the home they have always known, recover and are then ready to start their new lives, in their new homes, only knowing the love and attention their new families will give them.

Two...  There are (at least) two things we can think of that "ARE" worse than the above...  The very opposite... Not being spayed, or neutered.  The new family who does NOT take their kitten / cat to the vet to be spayed, or neutered, after bringing them home.

Girls - Girls go into heat.  When they do, they can become very vocal and for some, simply unpleasant to have around.  If available, the girl can be relegated to the basement - if they are lucky.  Some people will simply reach their breaking point and put the girl outside. 

There are also some vets and individuals who have a "belief" that spaying a girl should only be done "after" they have had a litter of kittens.  While there may be some aspect of this that is true, indiscriminate breeding is not a good option.  If we have "petted" out a kitten, we have done so for a reason and ultimately did not feel she was a good candidate to breed.  Just because a boy is available, from a breeder, or worse, from down the street, does not mean a mating should be done.  For those who wish to teach their children about the "miracle of life", we respectfully ask that you find another way of doing so.  Having a litter of kittens, which can't be given away and end up in a box, on the side of a country road, is NOT what we want to have happen.

Boys - Many whole, male, cats do not "spray" (mark their territory), but many / most do.  For those that don't, things may be fine and you are lucky.  For those that do (spray), the reaction most of us have to it is rather basic...  Out they go.  In our case, "out" means, they go to the "boys area" (The Bachelor Pad).  For us, this is a "planned" transition and we fully intend to then use the boy for mating.  In a "family" situation, this is NOT the case and "out" will then mean... Outside.  Rarely will someone call their breeder and say "oops... I messed up and did not get the boy neutered in time, you have to take him back"...  Even if they did, if the boy continues to spray (after being neutered), he will have to be segregated with the whole boys and will never have the opportunity to live in a "family" environment...  Through no fault of his own, other than his instincts.  The first of these results is abhorrent to us, the second, simply irresponsible.

Again, while we fully respect the opinions of other breeders and prospective owners, this is how "we" feel and what "we" do and some of the reasons "we" have for it.