Welcome to MaineVu Maine Coons. We are Philip and Marjorie Berger. We have been showing since 2006 and breeding since 2008. We are hobbyist breeders, with a small in-home, non-commercial, closed cattery, located in the gorgeous foothills in Northwest GA. We are registered with The International Cat Association (TICA), The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) and The Maine Coon Breeders & Fanciers Association (MCBFA).
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 Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).
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 Color Doppler Cardiac Ultrasound from 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 is the fabulous RW SGC MTNest J R of MaineVu. J R is a long tall boy with that fabulous sought after square muzzle, a wonderful profile and dreamy deep green eyes. J R was a joy to show. He loved the attention and was the best Maine Coon in the Southeast Region in 2018-2019 show season. J R is retired from the show hall and produces wonderful healthy kittens.
After many years of having only one breeding male, we finally decided to add another male to our home.
Introducing MTNest Sterling Twilight of MaineVu.
We cannot thank our dear friends David and Judy Bernbaum for this amazing boy. Sterling, is a red silver with white boy, and like his cousin J R, he has a long body with, an amazing head type, a wonderful muzzle/chin, tall perfectly placed ears, wonderful expressive eyes. and a long tail!
He attended his first show June 26-27, (and our first since COVID prevented us from showing), and acted like a seasoned pro. He was the youngest Maine Coon kitten, up against some gorgeous girls, but he held his own by getting best of breed and 2nd best kitten, in a ring, and 3rd of breed in another ring. We are thrilled that he enjoyed showing off for the crowds.
We have 5 wonderful breeding girls, Abscatz Dreamboat (Annie ) of MaineVu, CH MTNest Metallica (Tallie) of MaineVu, MaineVu (Aja) Classycoons Ruby Baby (Rocket) of MaineVu, and MaineVu Doraville.
We have 2 “up and coming girls”, MaineVu Black Magic Woman (Betty) and MaineVu Belladonna. Betty and Belladonna, are still kittens and will not be entering our breeding program until they are mature enough and physically ready.
Our motto is “Happy Tails & Happy Hearts”
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, with an in-door only, non declaw and spay/neuter contract.
Our goal is to adhere to TICA and CFA breeding standards. To produce healthy, affectionate and interactive kittens that will meet you at the door with trills and headbutts.
PHOTO CREDIT: PHIL HOLDING IW SGC KOONTUCKY KATUS JACK OF MAINEVU, OUR FIRST INTERNATIONAL WINNING CAT!
BEEDING PLANS: Our MaineVu Doraville had a date with Classycoons Rockstar! We will know in a few weeks if their date was successful.
RW SGC MTNest J R of MaineVu and Classycoons Ruby Baby of MaineVu are the proud parents of 5 beautiful kittens. All of these kittens are reserved.
RW SGC MTNest J R of MaineVu and Abscatz Dreamboat Annie of MaineVu are the proud parents of 5 stunning kittens. All of these kittens are reserved.
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. THIS KITTEN MAY BE AVAILABLE.
TENTATIVELY RESERVED: A contract has been sent to a potential kitten buyer. We have not received a signed contract. 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.
All kitten buyers are required to complete a Kitten Application, which will be forwarded upon request.
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 weeks old. We do not ship our kittens. We will provide registration papers for all kittens, when we receive confirmation of spay/neuter from a licensed practicing veterinarian.
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.
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 Royal Canin for Maine Coons and Royal Canin Queen to our expectant mothers, and Mamma/Baby cats to our kittens for 5-8 weeks. The kittens are then offered Purina -Friskies , Fancy Feast , Pro-Plan and Wellness, canned food.
**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.**
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:
WE DO NOT WORK WITH MEGHA MAINE COON KITTENS. THEY ARE SCAMMERS.
DO NOT BUY A KITTEN FROM THEM!
THEY COPIED "THE ABOUT US " PAGE FROM OUR WEBSITE WORD FOR WORD , AND PASTED IT ON TO THEIR WEBSITE.
THE FOLLOWING MAINE COON BREEDERS DO NOT KNOW THEM AND DO NOT WORK WITH THEM. ABSCATZ, CLASSYCOONS, MTNEST, MADININA AND US, MAINEVU.
PHILIP & MARJORIE BERGER
MAINEVU MAINE COONS
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!!
BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN BUYING A KITTEN, PUPPY, ETC. THERE ARE A LOT OF SCAMMERS, TROLLING WEBSITES. THIS IS FOR YOUR PROTECTION.
IF YOU CANNOT SPEAK WITH A BREEDER ON THE TELEPHONE, BE CAREFUL.
WHEN LOOKING AT PHOTOS OF "AVAILABLE KITTENS", LOOK AT THE BACKGROUNDS OF ALL THE KITTENS. THERE SHOULD BE SIMILAR OR THE SAME BACKGROUND FOR EVERY KITTEN. A LOT OF KITTEN PHOTOS ARE STOLLEN FROM REPUTABLE BREEDER WEBSITES.
ALL OF OUR KITTENS AND CATS ARE SOLD AS PETS. WE DO NOT SELL BREEDING CATS.
WE ONLY HAVE 2-3 LITTERS PER YEAR.
ALL KITTEN BUYERS MUST COMPLETE A KITTEN APPLICATION, WHICH WILL BE SENT UPON REQUEST.
WE CAN BE REACHED DAILY FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM AT
WE CANNOT THANK OUR DEAR FRIENDS DAVID AND JUDY BERNBAUM OF MTNEST FOR THIS WONDERFUL TREASURE.
HE IS GORGEOUS AND SWEET SWEET, SWEET, LOVES TO CUDDLE AND GIVES KISSES!
HE HAD A TERRIFIC TIME AT HIS FIRST SHOW, LOVED ALL THE ATTENTION!