About MaineVu: We are a small home hobbyist cattery, located NW of Atlanta in Cartersville, GA, recently relocated from New York City. We generally have 1-3 litters per year. Our motto will always be "Happy Tails and Happy Hearts" which exemplifies our love for these wonderful cats who allow us to share their lives. Our kittens are born in our home nursery and are constantly handled from birth. They are born in a whelping pen where they remain with their mother and siblings until they are 4-5 weeks old and graduate to a play pen, where litter training 101 and learning to eat solid food begins. They do not leave for their new homes until they are between 12-14 weeks old and have had two sets of kitten shots, and a micro chip. All kittens are sold with an altering agreement to neuter or spay the kitten at 7-8 months of age, but not before 6 months of age.
Our reining male is Mojo who along with his small harem of Dusty and Rosie, produce outstanding kittens in health, type, temperament and size, and to the TICA Maine Coon breed standard. Our gorgeous Tallie will be bred to Mojo this Autumn.
We have shown our cats and kittens successfully in The International Cat Association (TICA) since 2006 and have been breeding since 2009. We have been to cat shows as far as Minnesota, Oklahoma, Florida, Maine, and Canada. Our lines have produced Grand Champions, Supreme Grand Champions, Regional Winners, and International Winners.
We are thrilled with our Mojo's achievements. He attained the highest level available in TICA and holds the following titles with his registered name; Lifetime Achievement, Supreme Grand Champion, Woodpile Muddy Waters of MaineVu. Mojo was chosen to represent the Maine Coon breed for Royal Canin cat food and recently made his TV debut on HBO's GIRLS.
Not to be outdone, our girls have attained titles of their own! Our Dusty, who's registered name is Regional Winner, Supreme Grand Champion MaineVu Gold Dust Woman obtained a double Regional Win, first as a kitten and then as an adult. Our Rosie, who's registered name is MTNest Yankee Rose of MaineVu though only shown twice in the kitten class earned accolades for her beauty, temperament and size. Tallie: who's registered name is CH MTNest Metallica of MaineVu, though only shown in 1 kitten show at 5 months of age she was awarded a Best Kitten Final in her first ring, and obtained her Champion status in her first adult show at 9 months old. Our Luna, who's registered name is MTNest Blue Moon of MaineVu, makes her show debut in the kitten class this Fall.
We are finally keeping a male of our own breeding; Ringo, who's registered name is MaineVu Ring O Fire will also be making his show debut in the Kitten class this Fall! Please come and cheer them on!!
We utilize the latest medical screening methods in the MaineVu breeding program to prevent knowingly passing on unhealthy genes in our lines. As ultrasound is still the most effective method of screening for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), we have the hearts of our breeding cats echoed every 1-2 years by a Board Certified Cardiologist as well as utilize DNA test to check for one of the genetic mutations found to be responsible for causing HCM. Our kittens, sire and dam have all screened normal, as well as their grandparents, great-grandparents, and other relatives. Documentation of the parents' heart screenings is provided to each kitten buyer. No breeder can absolutely guarantee a cat's heart won't develop heart disease, but we are more comfortable knowing that our breeding cats have normal, healthy hearts. Although Pyruvate Kinase (PK) Deficiency is historically more common in the Abyssinian and Somali cats, the disease has been found in our breed as well as others. Beginning in May 2014, we began testing our breeding cats for PK Deficiency at UC Davis to determine if any were carriers. Results are posted with the other test information under each cat's picture. We now have the knowledge to prevent inadvertently breeding a carrier to another carrier.
Our goal is to continue to improve, protect and enhance the Maine Coon Breed. We want to provide healthy, affectionate, happy Maine Coons as show cats or pets that will welcome you when you come home, follow you around and engage you in trills and purrs of conversation.
Marjorie and Philip Berger
MaineVu Maine Coons
"Happy Tails & Happy Hearts"
TICA and CFA Registered Maine Coon Breeder
MCBFA Full Breeder Members
TICA Outstanding Cattery and CFA Cattery of Excellence since 2010
A $250.00 refundable deposit is required, which will reserve a kitten for you. The balance to be paid when the kitten is picked up.
We do not ship our kittens.
We provide a two year health guarantee for heart related illness.
We work with the following breeders:
www.abscatz.com, dcfdmainecoons.com, dracoonfly.com, mtnestcats.com and valcoons.com.
We'd like to thank the following photographers for their amazing photographs of our cats:
Helmi Flick, Larry Johnson, Audra and Tetsu.
We do not have any kittens available at this time.