Welcome to MaineVu Maine Coons. We are Philip and Marjorie Berger, breeders of Pedigree Maine Coon Cats. We have been showing since 2006 and breeding since 2008. We are hobbyist breeders, with a small in-home, non-commercial, closed cattery. We are located in Cartersville GA, two miles from i75.
We are registered with The International Cat Association (TICA), The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) and The Maine Coon Breeders & Fanciers Association (MCBFA), as preferred Maine Coon Breeders.
Our love for Maine Coons began when we got our first one in 1999, followed by our second in 2000. We attended several cat shows and I was hooked. It took my husband a little longer, but he got hooked too. We show our cats from the Kitten Class (4-8 months old), the Championship Class (8 months and up), and the Alter Class (neutered/spayed and 8 months and up).
We've been very fortunate in our breeding program which excelled with the acquisition of Woodpile Muddy Waters of MaineVu, aka: Mojo from Jan Dell. Mojo achieved a Regional Win as a kitten, an Internal win the following season, when he was the 14 best Champion in TICA, and again the following season for a second Regional Win. We are very, very proud of our Mojo. He is retired from showing, however he went on to produce many healthy, gorgeous kittens. Though he retired from breeding three years ago, his name appears on many pedigrees.
Our reigning male is, RW SGC MTNest J R of MaineVu, who was more than happy to step in fill Mojo's shoes. J R has consistently produced, healthy, stunning kittens with outstanding personalities.
Introducing MTNest Sterling Twilight of MaineVu:
Sterling is a long, tall, red silver with white boy. Like his cousin J R, he has a fabulous head type, wonderful profile and muzzle, with tall perfectly placed ears and outgoing, sweet personality. Sterling shares our bedroom suite with J R. Stay tuned for "litter announcements" with his name as the sire.
We have 4 wonderful girls; CH MTNest Metallica of MaineVu, Abscatz Dreamboat Annie of MaineVu, MaineVu Aja and MaineVu Doraville.
We have 2 “up and coming girls”, MaineVu Belladonna (aka: Stevie) and MaineVu Peg. Both are kittens and will not be entering our breeding program until they are mature enough and physically ready.
Our motto is “Happy Tails & Happy Hearts"
Since Classic Rock N Roll music, is our favorite genre, all of our cats are named after a song, a verse, a group, or a lyric. We have a wide selection of names to choose from.
All of our cats are negative for the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and the Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), via a PCR test by our veterinarian. Our cats are DNA Negative/Normal for (HCM), Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and (PK Deficiency) Pyruvate Kinase
Our cats undergo a Color Doppler Cardiac Ultrasound from board-certified, practicing, veterinary cardiologists, yearly. We use UC Davis Laboratory for all DNA testing and UGA and Blue Pearl for ultrasounds. As new methods of testing become available they will be incorporated into our breeding program. No breeder can guarantee that a cat will not develop heart disease, but we are comfortable knowing that our breeding cats have normal healthy hearts.
All of our cats are seen by our veterinarian Rick Moore DVM, AAHA Accredited, as needed and for core vaccines at 8 and 12 weeks, fecal testing and de-worming, and they receive a microchip when they are 12 weeks old.
We do not ship our kittens, they must be picked up from our home. Our kittens do not leave for their new homes until they are 13 weeks old, they are litter trained and eating "adult" food. Our contract stipulates that all kittens are sold as pets, are in-door only, never declawed and spayed or neutered no sooner than 6 months or later than 9 months.
WE DO NOT SELL CATS WITH BREEDING RIGHTS.
Our goal is to adhere to TICA breeding standards. To produce healthy, affectionate and interactive kittens that will meet you at the door with trills and headbutts.
PHOTO CREDIT: MAINEVU DORAVILLLE ON THE OPENING PAGE. PHIL HOLDING IW SGC KOONTUCKY KATUS JACK OF MAINEVU, OUR FIRST INTERNATIONAL WINNING CAT!,
WE DO NOT HAVE ANY BREEDING PLANS AT THIS TIME.
The "terms" listed below explain kitten status.
Another breeder has expressed interest in a kitten. The kitten remains not available until final decision is made.
The breeder is still watching these kittens to see how they mature. THIS KITTEN MAY BE AVAILABLE.
A contract has been sent to a potential kitten buyer. We have not received a signed contract. Kitten is still available.
A signed contract for a specific kitten has been received with deposit. Kitten is not available.
The kitten will be staying with us. Kitten is not available.
All kitten buyers are required to complete a Kitten Application, which will be forwarded upon request.
WE HAVE THE RIGHT OF REFUSAL TO SELL OUR KITTENS AND RETIRED ADULTS AT ANY TIME. OUR KITTENS AND CATS WELL BEING IS ALWAYS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN. ALL KITTENS ARE SOLD AS PETS. WE DO NOT SELL BREEDING CATS.
WE CAN BE REACHED AT MAINEVU@AOL.COM OR 678-719-8587, DAILY FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM.
We feed our kittens and cats Purina ProPlan and Royal Canin Queen to our expectant mothers, and Mamma/Baby cats to our younger kittens.
**03/25/2021**Please note that Royal Canin, Purina and other well known pet food companies have a shortage of several specialty varieties at this time. I was able to order Royal Canin Maine Coon dry food at PetCo and PetSmart.**
Remember to always provide your kitten and cats with several water sources. A Drink Well fountain and several bowls of water is necessary as Maine Coons require a lot of water.
All kittens go home with the following: all veterinary/medical records, including dates of all vaccinations, fecal testing results, and a microchip. All of our kittens are litter trained, and eat adult stage food. Copies of parents DNA results and copies of parents heart ultrasounds, and a pedigree. A handbook with our veterinarians contact information, with our feeding schedule, and which dry and canned food and which litter we use is sent to all kitten buyers.
Photo credit: MaineVu Belladonna
AVOIDING THE KITTEN SCAM
The Tell-tale signs of a Kitten Scammer
PLEASE NOTE: SCAMMERS WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION!
Due to the COVID 19 virus pandemic, requests for kittens is on the rise. Please be very careful when choosing a cattery as COVID has also increased the scams.
Unfortunately, the increase in scams and poorly raised kittens (aka Backyard Breeders) is exponential as well and it gets truly challenging to navigate the array of deception of these scammers versus the legitimate feline husbandry cattery. So we felt it was important that, whether or not you acquire one of our beautiful MaineVu kittens, you are armed with the right information to make a wise and educated purchase of a purebred kitten, no matter the breed you desire to have in your home.
It’s very important to remain vigilant in your research and you must do your “due diligence” if you are to protect your wallet and more importantly, your heart from these unscrupulous film-flam artists. The more you know how to detect and avoid, the better results you will uncover. Here are some of the most important RED FLAGS you should be on the lookout for:
Philip & Marjorie Berger
ABSCATZ, CLASSY COONS, MADININA AND MTNEST.
Our model is MTNest Sterling Twilight of MaineVu.
We'd like to thank the following photographers for their incredible photos of our cats:
Helmi Flick, Larry Johnson, and Mark & Tina Levette of Hollywood Pets.
Information and photos contained in this website are the property of the owner and may not be used without prior written permission and full
crediting of the source. Any appropriation, publication or unauthorized use of these materials for commercial advantage is strictly prohibited. Use includes modification, republication, distribution or subsequent reproduction.. All rights reserved.
We are very proud of our Logo that was made for us by Terry Dean Edmonds of Classy Coons!!
Over the past 16 years we showed our kittens and cats in TICA and CFA to Grand Champions, Supreme Grand Champions, Regional Winners, International Winners and Lifetime Achievement status in The International Cat Association, and to Grand Premier, in The Cat Fanciers Association.
The outbreak of Covid19 and the variants, has curtailed our regular show schedule.
We will continue our breeding programs, with J R (and Sterling next year), Tallie, Annie, Aja, Doraville and Stevie & Peg, (Spring- Summer this year) without delays.
Photo: LA SGC Woodpile Muddy Waters of MaineVu. (Retired).
WE DO NOT HAVE ANY KITTENS OR CATS AVAILABLE.