09/26/2020 WE DO NOT HAVE ANY KITTENS AVAILABLE
Welcome to MaineVu Maine Coons
We are Marjorie and Philip Berger. We are a small hobbyist, non-commercial cattery 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), 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 (FPLV).
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 2 wonderful breeding girls, Abscatz Dreamboat Annie of MaineVu and CH MTNest Metallica of MaineVu.
We currently have three "up and coming girls" MaineVu Aja., MTNest Tangled Up N Blue of MaineVu, and MaineVu Doraville. All 3 "Up and Coming Girls" are kittens and will not be entering our breeding program until Spring 2021.
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.
Marjorie and Philip Berger
MaineVu Maine Coons
"Happy Tails & Happy Hearts"
Members of The International Cat Association
Members of The Cat Fancy
The Maine Coon Breeder and Fanciers Association
WE DO NOT HAVE ANY KITTENS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
No breeding plans at this time.
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. Our kittens leave for their new homes at 14-16 weeks old. We are not a pet store. Contracted kitten buyers are invited to our home after the kittens have received their first set of kitten shots.
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, Life's Abundance grain free dry food, 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.
HOW MUCH FOR A KITTEN?
Let me say a few words to you, yes to you, the person writing an email, just to ask for the price. The person who calls and after hearing a price surprisingly says: "I can buy a cheaper kitten elsewhere". I speak to you too; the person who doesn't care about papers because I want "just a pet".
No cat is “just a pet”.
Behind every purebred kitten there is a BREEDER. I use capital letters to differentiate a breeder from a pet factory or mill. A reputable breeder will not breed undocumented cats, which does not protect the integrity of the breed. Registration (papers) are lineage records that document the bloodline and enable one to investigate possible health problems in the lineage. When you tell a breeder that you don't care about papers, you are really telling them that you care no less about the kitten's health, just the cheapest thing you can find! When you buy a kitten from a reputable and high quality breeder, that breeder is responsible for the health of every kitten; this breeder is skipping the holidays, missing out on sleeping and most of his personal home space has been converted into space for his cats. The truly passionate breeder who loves what he breeds puts all of his heart and soul into it. Not only with kittens that are sold, but also with every customer who has a piece of his heart and is now a member of his extended family. Breeders worry about their babies after they leave and take them back without question.
A breeder will "get their hands dirty", often burdened with everything that comes with giving birth. Because that's what life is about ; In the midst of birth and death is life. The wheel that keeps turning. A breeder carries out tests, x-rays, analyzes, emergency operations, vaccinations, litter, family trees, deworming and microchips for his kittens and has them assessed by specialists.
Last but not least, a breeder chooses the family lucky enough to have one of their kittens. Yes, you read that right. A real breeder chooses who to sell to because he doesn't make any money selling it. There is no compensation that can offset the investments made by a breeder. Hence, they need to be sure that they fit properly. Often saying no more than yes ... A good breeder has different criteria for those who want to continue their bloodline. Why? Since breeding is not a responsibility to ever be taken lightly, it is a lifestyle choice reserved ONLY for the devoted few who are willing to sacrifice.
Because a cat is never "just a pet" it is the breeder's legacy, a little boy's best friend, a protector for little girls, therapy for the elderly, a family member, someone's whole world !!!
Written in part by: Sr. Eduardo Loredo Muller.
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.
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, Cloistercoon, MTNest and MADININA .
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.
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.
WE DO NOT HAVE ANY KITTENS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION ON FUTURE LITTERS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-719-8587 daily from 10 am to 8 pm.
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.
OCCASIONALLY WE HAVE RETIRED GIRLS AVAILABLE. THERE IS A QUESTIONNAIRE THAT MUST BE COMPLETED . THESE GIRLS WILL HAVE BEEN WITH US FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND WE KNOW THEIR PERSONALITIES. WE STRIVE TO FIND THE BEST HOME FOR THEIR RETIREMENT, WHERE THEY WILL BE TREATED LIKE QUEENS.
AT THIS TIME WE DO NOT HAVE ANY RETIRED CATS AVAILABLE.