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         Please note that we are no longer working weekends.

        Applications and emails will be responded to Mon-Fri.

   About our cats and kittens:

               Our cats are tested for HCM-PKD-FeLV-FIV-FIP-Herpes-Feline Distemper- and other genetic issues.

                                                          We are here to help for the entire life of your cat.
                                        Our focus is on bringing healthy happy kittens to families like yours

                                               
Our Kitten Care Classes are informative, interactive, and fun.

Please follow the Steps To Adoption

Our Available Kittens are Below and marked as available:




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Haley and Dorefey's Chocolate Factory I

Cocoa

Cocoa-Black Classic-Male-DOB 2/24/22-Available and ready to go home.

Yes, I am Healthy and Happy.
After Covid people went on vacation and everyone wanted to be on the wait list so, we are still
waiting for our Forvever Homes.

Male  $1,600.00 plus $350.00  for altering


Caramel Fudge

Caramel Fudge-Black Corin Golden Classic-Female-DOB 2/24/22-Available and ready to go home.

(My fur color has changed and I mostly redish/golden now)

Yes, I am Healthy and Happy.
After Covid people went on vacation and
everyone wanted to be on the wait list so, we are still waiting for our Forvever Homes.

Female $1,600.00 plus $450.00 for altering


Prisca and Buddy's Chocolate Factory III

Baby Ruth

Baby Ruth-Black Torbie Classic-Female-DOB 3/26/22-Available and ready to go home.

Yes, I am Healthy and Happy.
After Covid people went on vacation and
everyone wanted to be on the wait list so, we are still waiting for our Forvever Homes.

Female $1,700.00 plus $450.00 for altering


Hershey

Hershey-Seal Lynx Classic-Male-DOB 3/26/22-Available and ready to go home

Yes, I am Healthy and Happy.
After Covid people went on vacation and
everyone wanted to be on the wait list so, we are still waiting for our Forvever Homes.

Male
$1,700.00 plus $350.00  for altering


Hanna and Finn's Chocolate Factory IV

Wonka

Wonka-Blue/Creme with White Classic-Male-DOB 3/26/22- Available and ready to go home.

Yes, I am Healthy and Happy.
After Covid people went on vacation and
everyone wanted to be on the wait list so, we are still waiting for our Forvever Homes.
Male
$1,700.00 plus $350.00  for altering


Here is a good reason to not adopt from another country:

A client applied for a Siberian kitten from Kitails and later told me that she could not adopt a kitten from Kitails anymore because she had imported a kitten and had spent $10,000.00 in vet bills on the imported kitten.

Yes, you are reading that number correctly $10,000.00 in vet bills.

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About our cats and kittens:

Our cats are tested for HCM-PKD-FeLV-FIV-FIP-Herpes-Feline Distemper- and other genetic issues.

Your kitten comes with: kitten contract, first shot, has been dewormed, spay/neuter, vet record

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Life of a Breeder

Breeding is a lot of work and breeders often get little respect for all their hours of research
and learning and care they give their animals.

Breeding is not easy. Rescues think you add to problems of animal abandonment when it is
the  owners that abandon their animals not breeders.

Rescues promote the idea that breeders are bad people and that because we breed we are part
of the problem of a society that throws away their pets. Breeders for the most part are not the
ones who are putting pets into shelters or in a situation where an animal is in need of a rescue.

Some owners who live in a rented dwelling adopt animals that the landlord will not allow
and then the animal winds up in a shelter when the landlord makes them get rid of their pet.

Or an owner simple does not want to take care of a pet anymore. Some reasons are : they are moving,
the animal has a medical issue that they don't want to pay for or it is old, the pet has not been properly
trained and now they don't want to deal with the behavior.

People don't always have a true commitment to their pets. Breeders are blamed for the FACT that
owners do not keep and take care of their pets for life. If you don't breed and place kittens responsibly
you will add to throw away kittens and cats and the death of some because owners may not follow
through and take care of them. They will leave their responsiblity on someone else's shoulders, with the
animal  paying the price-  life in a shelter- and sometimes leading to its death.

Adopting shelter animals is good, but everyone should  be able to make their own choice.
The spay/nueter programs have been so effective that animals you see in sheleters may have
been imported from other areas of the country or even other countries. The typical mutt basically
does not exsist anymore. That is why we mostly see pure bred animals up for adoption because
breeders have become almost the only source for a family pet other than a shelter animal/rescue
animal. The typical mutt or house cat is almost no exsistent.

Breeding is expensive and you do not make much of a profit but, go into a lot of debt.
Money made will barely cover your food bills at times. And prices are always going up.

People will gripe about the cost of a kitten and expect you to spend a lot of money on health care, so
they can get a perfectly healthy kitten and the breeder never makes any money or very little.

For pet owners there are options like pet insurance and if you are low income there are programs for vet assistance.
If, you are a breeder there is no pet insurance that will help cover your medical costs and there is no low income
assistance. You are on your own and no one will help you with medical expenses. This is why you find breeders that
have sick animals or animals that need care and don't get it.

If, some genetic issue becomes apparent the owners will blame the breeder- like we can predict every
genetic issues that a kitten/cat may encounter. And like we have enough money to even check for all the
expensive gentic tests. Most of te time there is no gentic test that will tell you that there is a problem until it appears
and not very kitten will hvae this problem. Or the ability to keep anaimal from getting them. It's like when a new child
is born to a family, they have no way of knowing for sure that the child will have genteic issues or even pass them on to
their own children.

If, some genteic issue becomes apparent then all the time and money you spent searching for an
purchasing a breeding kitten are lost and you must start looking all over again because this breeding animal can
no longer breed. It should be retied. This can take months and sometimes years to replace a breeding animal.

When a female does not breed often enough she will get infections in her uterus, so a breeder may lose
the females also because they will have to be spayed to stop the infection and save her life.

Many vets will point fingers at breeders as soon as there is a problem even though the problem often is
not the fault of the breeder. Kittens/cats can pick up pathogens from food and the enviroment after they
leave the breeding facility and while at the vet's office. It takes three days for an infection to show up, so
why would it be the breeder's fault, if something happens weeks or months after the kitten leaves?

Or if a kitten gets sick and someone goes on te internet and does some breeder bashing and ruins your reputation because
they have a unrealistic idea that kittens should never get sick. Kittens are just like babies and babies get sick.

Cats are just like adults and adults get sick.

It's like a company that produces and protuct and it is a very good one. Then someone gets a defective one and does a bad
review on the company. It is impossible to produce a perfect product evry time in a factory. We are not talking about a product
here, though. We ar talking about a living thing that takes a lot more than some machines to be born and raised. Life is complicated.

Even a DR. with all the medical equipment that is available can not make soemone gives birth to a prefect child or prevent it form
getting sick. A breeder needs a lot of knowledge because they become part vet as they learn to breed and vet can not make a perfect
kitten or prevent it from never being sick.

It is frustrating at times. It is a lot of dirty work and may destroy some of
your property and make your house stink. You can get scarred up from scratches. It is time
consuming and will tie you down every day with work. There are no days off as breeder.
The animals need daily care and will sometimes keep you up all night and running to the vet
for emergency and other care. You will need genetic knowledge, medical knowledge, animal
care knowledge, and salesman ship skills. You will have to test people for allergies, answer
tons of emails, and have your phone ring off the hook. You will work all hours of every day.
Not to mention building a web site, maintaining it, keeping books for tax purposes, filling
out forms, dealing with those who are trying to scam you or waste your time. There are blue
papers, pedigrees, and cattery registrations to pay for. People like to buy kitten from show
lines, so there more money going out to get the titles, along with the risk of bringing
some disease home from the show. You will need a contract drawn up. Your breeding cats
will need testing for various diseases and yearly check-ups. There are yearly shots due for
them and sometimes they will die in labor or from some other illness.
You will watch a kitten die every now and then. You will spend money trying to help any
sick or injured kittens.

People will expect you to be totally honest with them about the health of a kitten while
some may not be so honest with you about various things. You may have kittens returned
to you and monies to refund or court cases to pursue. There is grooming: brushing, teeth,
and nails.

A situation with a breeder can turn bad. If you place your kitten with them and they
don't take care of them you will feel horribly guilty for trusting them to begin with. What
if their breeding program turns into a kitten mill?

What if they start selling the offspring of your kittens or their own kittens, to other breeders
and create an over abundance of breeders. If, that happens you won't be able to sell your
kittens!

People say they value their animals but, when it comes to spending money to buy them,
most want to get away with as little money as possible. The reality is that breeders do
not have enough money for basic care because people want cheap pets that cost a LOT of
MONEY to raise.

So, then you have the people who think that if they bully you enough then their cats
medical issues are all your fault and they want you to pay for it. This is when you want to just
stop breeding all together. What part of this is your cat did the owners not connect...?
People
say their pets are like family. Do, you take your children back to the hospital, where they were born
and get the arefund if they are sick..? This is not the responisbility of your breeder. Do you have
health insrance for yourself and family? If, your pet is a part of your family, do you have Pet Insurance?

In order for a breeder to survive and breed, most work two jobs!!! They
breed and work another job. One job to support themselves and the cats with, the breeding
money also going to support the cats. Most breeders will never make any money for all
their hard work.

Pet owners want cheap pets when is actually costs and lot of money and time and knowledge to produce a
kitten . Buying supplies is expensive. The Pet Industry and vets benefit because of breeders.
We supply the pets that they make money on. We show our costumers their  products without
any compensation. There are very few breeder programs and the few that do exsist give very
little help to breeders and vets do not cut us a break either. A breeder can go without pay for
months only to have to buy all kinds of supplies with money that does come in.

Most breeders never make any money at all. And some breeders will under cut your prices and
cause you to have an even harder time producing healhty kittens.

And some breeders will place breeding kittens to whomever asks for them just to make a quick buck because
selling a breeding kittens brings in more money.
Some breeders place unaltered animals which leads to backyard
breeders and kitten mills.

Right now there are many people selling Siberians to the USA from all over the world and there an over abundance
of untrained people trying to make a buck selling kittens because they look at the adoptions fes and say
WOW! We could be making all this $

This is really short sighted financially. It is also irrsponsible and shows a lack of true love for the animals
because when there are to many breeders we find an over abundance of animals. This leads to animals showing
up in shelters and rescues. And breeders who cannot adopt out kittens for the money that they need for the care of the
animals.

It can lead to kitten mills and people who don't know what they are doing and sick animals and dead animals
and again unwanted animals, many of whom are sick.

Some people think they are helping by starting to breed because they think that having to wait for a kitten is a problem.
They think that there should be more breeders so no one has to wait. This is false reasoning because they are adding to a
poplutation of animals that will be over-populated and then we will  find our kittens in shelters and rescues.

The Siberian  breeding communtiy in the USA has long protected the Siberian and that is why you don't find them thrown
away in shelters and rescues, Our protecting them is becoming harder and harder due to all these people
who are chasing the $. Money that they most likely will not see.

If, breeders were Construction workers or Drs or Office Workers or anyone whom you had to pay a
salary to your pet would cost far more because they have to support themselves. No one should work
for free as many of us do because there is always someone willing to sell you a cheap kitten and under
cut prices and make it hard for everyone.

Do you know that it costs about $95-$160.0 an hr to get your heater cleaned and a breeder works
4-10 hrs a day 7 days a week for 5-6 months to produce a kitten for about $1,900.00? What wrong
with this picture?

A typical kitten should cost around $3-4,000.00  This would give a breeder enough money for medical
care, food, cat litter, grooming supplies, cleaning supplies, maintance of cat scratches, toys, show
money, money for registration papers, ect. This would give us, breeders working one job and having
more time for cat duties and healthier kittens instead of breeders who work another job and do cat
chores when they get home. It would also cut down on the amount of kitten mills and animals bought
and thrown away. But this still not be enough to be considered a job with good salary that one can
depend on or live on. Being a breeder is just as much work (or more) than as any other job and breeders
desreve to be paid for the work that they do.

A new car payment can cost about $250-$400 a month. Burger King for 4 people can cost $40-$60 or more.
The trip to Disney or a vacation can cost thousands and we always find money to pay for these things.

So, don't be hypocritical and say you love animals and then do not really look for their best interests  please
instead of looking for the cheapest pet you can find, for the health of kittens and the work that goes into
producing a kitten, start a savings a fund and save for your pet. A good breeder is worth the money
and so is te health of the animals in their care.

I once heard someone say this"We were looking a pet named Smucker who cost $3,000.  I said to them his name
might Smucker, but I am no sucker."
We as breeders and your pet that you love should be worth our time and effort.


Lets' put out there a really grossly under estimated hourly schedule and cost estimate for a breeder.
5hr a day x 7 days a week= 35 hrs
at say $10 and hr= $350 a week
Food for cats for one week-say $225
Suppliments to keep them healty for the week- $45
Litter for the week- $150
Cleaning supplies and water bill and trash bill- $75
Cattery supplies varies- 0 - $100
Medical emergency- $400- $2,000- there is no pet insurance for breeders and even if there were we couldn't afford it
Medical supplies- $20
225+45+150+75+100
+20=$615 2 weeks for up keep of animals
Photo shoots fo kitten picture takes about 8 to 12 hrs to set up, take, process, and then post
Processing an applicaion takes about an hour and then communicating with applicants takes many hours
Preparing for Kitten Care class, doing Kitten Care class, clean up after class, packaging and mailing fur samples-total about 6hrs
Updating the website more hours
Doing research more hours
We make about $0 an hour if there is no medical emergency (which we can't afford insurance for).

And did I even mention the water and electric bill and depreciation on my house because I am a breeder?!

The price of a puppy vs the price of a kitten.
Many people pay way more for a puppy then they do for a kitten.
Because they are smaller...? Not a good reason and there are dogs that are no bigger than a cat.
Puppies are a lot of work, but raising kittens is even more work and it is harder.
Dogs can have 2 itters a year and the same is for cats.
Puppies leave at 8 weeks-usually needing potty training.
Kittens leave at 12-16 weeks-usually litter trained already.
Therefore a kitten should Not Cost Less than a puppy.

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All photos on this site are property of Kitails and may not be used without express written consent from Kitails.

Kitails Siberian Cattery 2005 through 2022


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Step 1-Please Submit the Application to Adopt

Kitails Application

Please, check your spam /junk folder if you do not hear from me.

If, you are waiting for a response and haven't seen one, please check your spam folder.

Please do not wait until the last minute to apply. It may take a few weeks or months to get to the adoption stage.

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Step 2-Get your Application Approved

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Step 3-and Attend a Zoom Kitten Care Class

Pay the $45.00- Kitten Care Class Fee and attend a Zoom Kitten Care Class.
The Class Fee can be paid through:

PayPal
$50.00 to cover PayPal Fees

Check
$45.00

And includes any fur sample that needs to be mailed out to you.

 If, you are attending a class you have been approved as an adoptive family.

Once you have paid kitten care class fee and attended the zoom Kitten Care Class you can: adopt from the present available kittens.

We are not accepting anyone for the wait list.

Changes/Adoption fees are not retro active.

Once your application is approved and class fee has been paid I will add you to a Zoom Class.

Choosing of kittens goes in the order that a family attends a class.

Class Information

Class is: Learning about the care of your Siberian. The class is not just for
those with allergies. This class is for
everyone.
It teaches such basic care as:
nail clipping vs declawing, grooming, nutritional needs, growing patterns,
litter box issues, in door vs outdoor
cats, vaccinations schedules, parasite
control, ect. A fur sample will be mailed
to you for testing at home.

A class may be canceled at times.

Each class can have
different families attending.

All immediate family members on your application should attend. Please try to attend a class that is being filled.

Class Schedule

This Zoom Class is open: 9/29/22 2022- 6:30-8:30pm

This Zoom Class is open: 10/7/22 2022- 6:30-8:30pm

This Zoom Class is open: 10/14/22 2022- 6:30-8:30pm

This Zoom Class is open: 10/21/22 2022- 6:30-8:30pm



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Step 4-Choosing of Kittens

If it is your turn to choose, you should choose within about 3 days. If, I have no decsion from you within 3 days, of emailing you about choosing your kitten, I will move on to the next family on the wait list. We need to be considerate of all those on the wait list. You can still email me to choose a kitten if, it is passed the 3 days, but any kittens that they are reserved or in the process of being reserved will not be available to you.
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We do not email individual pics to anyone. You can see them live during a class.

A kitten/cat will be marked as reserved when a family makes their choice. Your Commitment Fee is due at this time, so I can schedule an appointment with the vet for altering. The Commitment Fee pays for the altering of your kitten.

*Please do not ask for the altering of your kitten to take place at a time different from when I can get them in to my vet because of a birthday, holiday, vacation, work schedule, etc.

*Pleae do not ask for akitten to be altered at your vets office.

* Once a kitten is altered it doesn't really matter if you choose a boy or girl. They no longer have the gender
related issues that an unaltered kitten/cat would have. They are basically all the same after altering. Accept that males will grow larger than females. oth genders are extremely friendly.

* It is a myth that certain colors or genders have lower FeL-D1 levels.


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Step 5- Set Up Appointments

*Get Pet Insurance-one visit to the vet can cost more than the yearly insurance fee.
Tru Panion
has an Exam Day Offer which is activated within 24 hours after a full wellness exam.

A note from Tru Panion: Adopters, "need to call us within 24 hours after a full wellness exam with their vet and we would be able to waive their waiting periods and offer them 30 days of coverage."
*Schedule a Wellness visit with your vet. Should be within 3 days of pick-up.

*Schedule your pick-up day and time. Read and follow all the pick-up instructions.

*Please do not visit Kitails after visiting other catteries or if you have sick animals
or if you or a family member are sick.

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Step 6-Take Home Instructions

Kitails kittens go home at 11-12 weeks because they are altered at about 11 weeks and need time to heal
after altering is done. They are also not socially ready to leave their mother until they are 12-16 weeks old.

Shots/Deworming/Teeth:

Your kitten comes with its first shot.

Kittens should receive a series of  3 distemper shots as kittens at 8, 12, and 16 weeks, and a rabies at 16
weeks.

These shots are repeated at one year and every three years after that.

Your Kittie should be checked for parasites every six months or you can just do a dewomer bought from
your local pet supply store every six months. Dewormers are done twice- two weeks apart. If, needed
they can be done a third time, but still need to wait two weeks again before giving the third dose.

They should recieve a yearly check-up to look for problems.

They should have their teeth cleaned by the vet every three years, so you schedule an appointment for shots and teeth at the same time.

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Step 7-Please be a responsible pet owner

The life of a kitten is in your hands when you take one of these sweet bundles home.

Many people start out with good intentions of caring for them all their life, but then along the way some feel that kittie isn't so important anymore. A cat can live for 25 yrs. or more.
Being a kitten is a small part of this 15- 20 years of life.

Along the way you may run into problems with litter box usage, or furniture scratching,
or moving, or injury, or sickness, or
financial problems, and the golden years of old age, of your
Siberian.
Are you prepared to take care of this kitten/cat in all situations?

Kitten Care Button

Please think it through and talk about it with family members.
If the answer is no to any of these questions... please don't adopt this kitten.
They are entirely dependent on their owners for food, shelter, and medical care.

No one wants a pet to be neglected, abused, or abandoned them to a shelter or just dumped them somewhere to fend for themselves. Adopting a Siberian should be f
or the ENTIRE LIFE of the kitten/cat.

If, you need to rehome your Siberian, please contact me.

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Wait List -Is Closed-We are Not Accepting Anymore Wait List Applications. If, you are not applying to adopt the present kittens then please do not apply at this time.

Kitten Wait List:
Changes are not retro active.

Please do not let the Wait list deter you from applying to adopt. If, your application is being processed then the kittens posted are available to you for adoption.

Many of these families will not be adopting for sometime, yet.

Families that are on the wait list have an approved application,
tested with fur, and attended a Zoom Kitten Care Class, but did not want to adopt from the posted kittens at the time of their Kitten Care Class. Therefore, the wait list is closed.

Families on the wait list choose in the order of the wait list. 

You have 2 years to choose a kitten.
If, you have not chosen a kitten in that time period, you will be removed from the wait list.

If, you still want to be on the wait list, after the 2 years, you will have to contact me and I will put your name back on, but you will be placed at the end of the wait list.

Any price increase must be paid when you choose a kitten. Kitten Prices are Not Retroactive to when you got on the list.

Unless you plan on getting a second kitten-please, do not ask for a different kitten if you have already chosen a kitten and had it altered.

A kitten litter announcement will be sent out when new litters are posted. You may get more than one announcement before you are ready to adopt.

#1 Amy B. 5/23

#2 Denise C. 9/23

#3 Lisa M.- 7/23

#4 Joycelyn S.-10/23

#5 Heidi C.- 10/23

#6 Jane D.-10/23

#7 Caitlin C.-10/23

#8 Amanda G.- 2/24
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#9 Cassandra J.-3/24

#10 Lori R.-8/24

#11 Diana V.-9/24

I reserve the right to stop any adoption that is in progress.

I also reserve the right to keep any kitten that I am considering for my breeding program.

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Jackie

Gotee

Kitails Kitten

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