We are Philip & Marjorie Berger. We are a small hobbyist, non-commercial in home cattery, located in Cartersville, GA an hour Northwest of Atlanta. Our Maine Coons hail from 10 generations of American lines. We do not sell breeding cats, all kittens are sold as pets.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW KITTEN APPLICATIONS. OUR WAITING LIST IS CLOSED.
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 are registered with The International Cat Association (TICA), The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) and Maine Coon Breeders and Fanciers Association (MCBFA).
Since Classic Rock N Roll music, is our favorite genre, all of our cats named after a song, a verse, a group, or a lyric. We have a wide selection of names to choose from.
Our motto is "Happy Tails & Happy Hearts"
We are negative for the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and the Panleukopenia Virus (FLV).
All of our cats are DNA Negative/Normal for (HCM), Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and (PK Deficiency) Pyruvate Kinase.
Our cats undergo a cardiac ultrasound from UGA board certified veterinary cardiologists, yearly. We use UC Davis Laboratory for all DNA testing. 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.
Our reigning male, RW SGC MTNest J R of MaineVu, is a long tall boy who sits high on his legs, he has that prized square muzzle and strong chin, with tall perfectly placed ears and a direct open expression.
We have 3 wonderful breeding girls, Abscatz Dreamboat Annie of MaineVu, CH MTNest Metallica of MaineVu and MaineVu Aja.
We have 3 "up and coming girls" MTNest Tangled Up N Blue of MaineVu, MaineVu Doraville and Classy Coons Ruby Baby of MaineVu.
MTNest Tangled Up N Blue of MaineVu will enter our breeding program Winter-Early Spring-2021.
MaineVu Doraville and Classy Coons Ruby Baby of MaineVu, are kittens and will not be entering our breeding program until they are mature enough and physically ready.
The Maine Coon is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, and is generally regarded as a native of the state of Maine (in fact, the Maine Coon is the official Maine State Cat). Our lines go back 10 generations of American bred Maine Coons.
Our goal is to improve, preserve and protect the Maine Coon Cat.
We adhere to TICA & CFA guidelines and regulations, and to produce Healthy, Happy Maine Coon Kittens as wonderful companions or show cats, who will greet you when you come home, with head butts and trills of conversation.
Marjorie and Philip Berger
MaineVu Maine Coons
"Happy Tails & Happy Hearts"
Registered with The International Cat Association
Registered with The Cat Fancy
Registered with The Maine Coon Breeder and Fanciers Association
OUR WAITING LIST IS CLOSED. PLEASE CHECK BACK THIS SUMMER.
Breeding Plans: RW SGC MTNEST J R OF MAINEVU X MAINEVU AJA, DUE LATE FEBRUARY.
OPTIONED: Another breeder has expressed interest in a kitten. The kitten remains not available until final decision is made.
UNDER EVALUATION: The breeder is still watching these kittens to see how they mature. These kittens are not available.
TENTATIVELY RESERVED: A contract has been sent to a potential kitten buyer. Kitten is still available.
RESERVED: A signed contract for a specific kitten has been received with deposit. Kitten is not available.
STAYING: The kitten will be staying with us. Kitten is not available.
Max & Tallie's 12/18/2020 litter: RW SGC MTNEST MAXWELL IS SMART AND CH MTNEST METALLICA OF MAINEVU LITTER WAS BORN DECEMBER 18. ALL OF THESE KITTENS ARE RESERVED.
Solid Black Female-RESERVED
Red Silver with White Tabby Male- RESERVED.
Brown With White Classic Torbie Female-RESERVED
Black Tortie with White Female-RESERVED
Black Silver Tabby- Tentatively RESERVED
Black Smoke with White Female- RESERVED
Black Silver with White Tabby Male-RESERVED.
All kitten buyers are required to complete a Kitten Application, which will be forwarded upon request. We must speak with your vet as a reference. If the application is vetted and approved , you will be added to our waiting list.
Our kittens health and well being is extremely important to us. Each kitten sees our vet Richard Moore, DVM, AAHA Accredited, in Cartersville, GA, and receives two sets of age appropriate kitten vaccines, has two fecal exams and receives a microchip.
Our contract stipulates that all kittens are sold as pets with a strict spay/neuter, in-door only, non declaw policy. We do not sell breeding cats. Our kittens leave for their new homes at 13-16 weeks old. We do not ship our kittens. We will provide registration papers for all kittens, when we receive documentation of spay/neuter from your vet.
We have the right of refusal to sell our kittens and adult retired cats at any time. Our kittens and cats health and well being are our primary concern.
We feed our kittens and cats Royal Canin for Maine Coons and Royal Canin Queen to our expectant mothers, Purina -Friskies , Fancy Feast , Pro-Plan and Wellness, canned food.
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. 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.
AVOIDING THE KITTEN SCAM
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:
ABSCATZ, CLASSY COONS, MADININA AND MTNEST.
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.
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We are very proud of our Logo that was made for us by Terry Dean Edmonds of Classy Coons!!
PLEASE NOTE: OUR WAITING LIST IS CLOSED.
Some of the questions we get asked is "how can you let them go" or "why do you do this". Well, here is a note we just received from Archie's new mom:
Dear Phil and Margie,
Sorry I missed you last night . Well Archie has just moved right in. He had a great night and as you can see in the picture has bonded with Ozzie who he follows around and bites his tail. He has explored every square inch of the house. He was so good on his way home yesterday. On the plane I kept seeing this little face squashed up near the opening. He didn't cry at all. Crossing the boarder was no problem. They didn't even ask for his papers. He is eating and drinking lots of water and he uses the big boy litter box. He is a character beyond.
Andy is in love with him. Thank you again for helping produce the sweetest natured little guy.
We are thrilled with our newest girl! Classy Coons Ruby Baby of MaineVu. Ruby comes to us from our friend Terry Dean Edmonds, This little red spitfire charms us with her antics and is now nestled with Dora and Annie, who supervises all the girls and is teaching them how to beave like ladies; yeah right. They are rough and tumble girls, waiting to take on the world! Her new call name is Rocket!