AS OF 2/11/20 WE DO NOT HAVE ANY KITTENS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CHECK BACK LATE SPRING.

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"HAPPY HEARTS & HAPPY TAILS"

Marjorie & Philip Berger Welcome you to MaineVu Maine Coons!

Marjorie & Philip Berger Welcome you to MaineVu Maine Coons!

Marjorie & Philip Berger Welcome you to MaineVu Maine Coons! Marjorie & Philip Berger Welcome you to MaineVu Maine Coons! Marjorie & Philip Berger Welcome you to MaineVu Maine Coons!

We proudly present: 

RW SGC MTNest J R of MaineVu  Best Maine Coon Cat in TICA SE Region 2018-2019!

about us!

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                                Welcome to MaineVu Maine Coons 

                     We are ethical, Responsible Maine Coon Breeders

                             

We are Marjorie and Philip Berger. We are small home/hobbyist Maine Coon breeders, located in Cartersville, GA an hour Northwest of Atlanta.  


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),  and The Cat Fancy (CFA).


Since Classic Rock N Roll music, is our favorite genre, all of our cats (except J R) are 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 (FPV).


All of our cats are DNA Negative/Normal for (HCM), Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy,  (PK Deficiency) Pyruvate Kinase  and (SMA), Spinal Muscular Atrophy. 


Our cats undergo a cardiac ultrasound from UGA board certified veterinary cardiologists, every 1-2 years. 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 4 wonderful breeding girls, RW SGC MaineVu Fire in the Hole of DCFD, Abscatz Dreamboat Annie of MaineVu, CH MTNest Metallica of MaineVu  and MaineVu Georgia. 


Our newest girl; Abscatz Simone of MaineVu made her show debut recently and was awarded, best of breed and 4th best kitten  against  three 7 month old males! Simone is a silver classic and white torbie. She's beautifully balanced and has a wonderful profile and a deep chin, balanced by tall well set ears, a long rectangular body and a very long tail. She will enter our breeding program next Winter.


Our goal is to improve, preserve and protect  the Maine Coon Cat. To 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.

Sincerely,


Marjorie and Philip Berger

MaineVu Maine Coons

"Happy Tails & Happy Hearts"

Members of The International Cat Association

Members of The Cat Fancy






Simone and Great grandmother Ariana

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PLEASE READ:


02/11/2020


We do not have any kittens available at this time. We ask that you check this site for birth announcements and available kittens late Spring. Please note that other breeders we work with and prior kitten buyers have priority.


LITTER ANNOUNCEMENTS: 


BREEDING PLANS:  


All breeding plans are subject to our girls cycles and Mother Nature.  All of our cats are our pets as well.  Unless there are extenuating circumstances, we prefer to give our girls at least 12 months in between litters and, sometimes longer than that.   


All kitten buyers are required to complete a Kitten Application, which will be forwarded upon request, once 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 with a strict spay/neuter, in-door only, non declaw policy and a 2 year health guarantee for heart related illness.


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.


 Nutrition:


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. 


TERMINOLOGY FOR KITTEN BUYERS:


PRICE:  Contact us for more information.


AVAILABLE: Kitten is available ,


Tentatively Reserved: Contract has been sent, awaiting deposit and signed contract. Kitten is still available.


RESERVED: A deposit has been received and a contract has been signed. This kitten is NOT AVAILABLE.


SOLD: This kitten has left for it's new home.


UNDER BREEDER EVALUATION: This kitten is being watched for a show show/breeder program. Our goal is to continue breeding kittens that adhere to TICA/CFA  breed standards. On occasion we will observe certain kittens for our breeding program or other breeders programs. It can take several weeks before a final decision is made, as it does take time to see if certain traits are developed. If you are interested in a kitten that is Under Evaluation, please let us know as it could be available at a later date.


All kittens go home with the following: all veterinary/medical records, including dates of all vaccinations, fecal testing results, flea pre treatment, a microchip. Copies of parents DNA results and copies of parents cardiac ultrasounds, and a pedigree, and a handbook with our veterinarians contact information, with our feeding schedule, and which dry and canned food and which litter we use.

 

Avoiding the Kitten Scam…


It’s 2020 and the Internet is buzzing about with pictures and offers of purebred kittens worldwide. Springtime is the busiest time of the year for cat breeders as this tends to be the time of year when the majority of kittens are born.

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.


The Tell-tale signs of a Kitten Scammer


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 flim-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:

  • Scammers typically only communicate with you via text message or email. It’s important that ALL available avenues of communication are accessible to you, including phone conversations, and even Facetime or Live Video Skype messaging if possible. They will usually not want to have that much exposure so they avoid it at all costs. Being on the Internet only, allows them to be as anonymous as possible. Be advised, however, that there are many legitimate catteries that won’t allow live home visitation due to the age of the kittens and to protect their homes and families from sordid individuals who may not have the best intentions when asking for access to the kittens.


  • Scammers get easily irritated with questions about their kittens, their cattery and themselves personally. If they begin to get defensive and hostile when you ask the questions you need answers to, it’s a certainty that their operation isn’t very legitimate.


  • Scammers have very few pictures of the kittens they are selling, especially if you want to see how the kitten you’ve chosen is developing. You’ll also notice that the pictures don’t look consistent. Remember that kittens do change rapidly, but not so much that you aren’t able to see consistent markings as they age (of course this is much more difficult for solid-colored kittens, but there are usually subtleties that you can make out from week to week.


  • Unscrupulous kitten sellers will demand payment of deposits or the full price of the kittens and will press the issue. Typically they will insist on payment via Western Union℠ or MoneyGram℠ money services. You should avoid this at all costs since once you send that money, it’s gone and you have no recourse to get it back should you discover you’ve been swindled. There are many legitimate methods to send deposit money that will have ways to get the funds back should you find you’ve been deceived.


  • Most scammers will offer their “champion, purebred, registered” kittens at amazingly discounted prices, and sometimes they will claim that these prices will include shipping. Research your breed and try to find a medium price for similar kittens from well-known legitimate breeders; if the price is on the low-end or lower, then you should walk away from the deal.


  • Scammer websites are usually “live” for short periods of time. Beware of these sites. Most legitimate websites of legitimate breeders will have a registered SECURE website SSL socket on the site to protect your information. Look up at the URL address line of this page: if you see a little 🔒 in the address bar, it indicates that the website is secure. Most legitimate websites are registered properly in order for them to qualify for this service and do so to protect themselves and you as a buyer.


  • Unscrupulous scammers will use the same pictures over and over again on multiple websites to advertise different kitten litters. They will often use web addresses similar to legitimate cattery websites in order to trick you into believing that you are on the correct site for the real cattery. For instance, our website address is mainevu.com, but a scammer will create a website using the address mainevumainecoons.com in an attempt to make you believe you are dealing with us. Be sure you are in contact with the right people before exchanging your information and more importantly your money!


  • Facebook has a plethora of fake cattery pages online. Even though we also have our own Facebook page for our cattery, which is MaineVu Pedigree Maine Coons,  and MaineVu  Maine Coons, usually these pages are called “Maine Coon kittens for Sale” or “Available Maine Coon kittens”. Be leery of these pages.


  • ASK around about cattery names. Legitimate, quality Maine Coon breeders (and for that matter, any purebred breed) will have a reputation among other breeders. Many good breeder (although not always the case) exhibit their cats in shows sanctioned by a legitimate feline registry such as the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) or The International Cat Association (TICA) and you may actually meet these breeders face-to-face at the show and meet their cats in person. Scammer catteries almost never show their cats in public.


  • Websites from scammers tend to be full of errors, including spelling and grammatical, or stating false “facts” about the breed, posting that their cattery is registered with the major registries when in fact their catteries cannot be located among the cattery listings of those institutions.


  • Scammers will offer to transport your kitten for an amazing price. Be very careful about this as these costs are not as inexpensive as you may think. Also, many times, the “breeder” will contact you at the last minute asking for more money to cover “registration costs” or “customs fees,” etc. In most cases, this is a ruse and your should walk away from any transaction where the costs are not completely laid out for you from the very beginning.


  • Above all else, trust your gut — your instincts! If it feels weird or strange or wrong, it probably is. Take time to get to know the breeder thoroughly, not just the kitten. It’s easy to fall in love with a picture — don’t let your heart overrule your head.

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT US!

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 Breeders We Work With 


ABSCATZ, ,Cloistercoon , MTNest  and  MADININA .


Photo Credit

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We'd like to thank the following photographers for their incredible photos of our cats:

Helmi Flick, Larry Johnson and Kris Sipes.


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. 



Show News!

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We are very proud of our J R!


RW SGC MTNest J R of MaineVu finished the 2018-2019 show season as:

The Best Maine Coon 

The 4th Best Cat

The 3rd Best Long Hair Cat  In the Southeast Region. We are thrilled with his success and thank all the judges who made this possible.




Show News

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Tentative Show Schedule:

 

We will be busy with kittens over the next few months and will not be at any shows. 


Largo, FL April 18-19



Testimonial

Occasionally people ask "why we do this" Above is a photo of MaineVu Archie and his new best buddy O

 

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.

Sincerely Chris.

Available Kittens/Adults

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WE ARE EXPECTING KITTENS!


ARIANA AND QUINN MID MARCH.


STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!


Occasionally, we have retired adults available.  


We "retire" our girls from our breeding program when they are 3-5 years old and/or have had 3-4 litters. We place our girls in approved homes after they have been spayed have a microchip and are up to date on all of their vaccines.  


These girls have been with us since kittenhood and we know their individual personalities and wil try and place them in just the right homes.


At this time we do not have any adults available.






Contact US

Drop us a line!

Please contact us at mainevu@aol.com

MaineVu Maine Coons

678-719-8587