Excited Cats advocates for adopting before shopping, though we fully understand there are many reasons for seeking a breeder. So, we encourage it to be done the right way. We have not personally visited or investigated all of the breeders below. We have put the top-recommended all in one place for you to get in touch and make the best decision for you. Learn more about our stance and how to choose the right breeder here.
Maine Coons are among the biggest and most affectionate cat breeds on the planet, making them the perfect choice for anyone who wants a large cuddle bug to share their home with.
Tracking one down can be a bit of a chore, though, as responsible breeders can be difficult to come by. However, those who live in California can choose from the breeders on this list, as each has a reputation for raising top-notch cats that are both healthy and well-adjusted.
14 Maine Coon Kittens Breeders in California
1. Prestigious Purr
Prestigious Purr is a dedicated Maine Coon breeder, and they claim to produce “cats that act like dogs.” All their animals are on the larger side, with some tipping the scales at 20 pounds.
Each of their animals comes thoroughly tested for diseases and pre-altered, so if you’re hoping to breed these cats, you’ll need to look elsewhere. Such things are reliable signs of a responsible breeder, though.
In that same vein, many of the breeder’s testimonials remark on how happy and well cared for their cats seem, so you don’t have to worry about bringing home an abused or neglected cat.
2. Whatatrill Maine Coons
Whatatrill offers both fully mature Maine Coon cats and kittens, and their cattery is registered with both TICA and CFA, which is good news for anyone looking to show their new addition.
Many of the cats produced by Whatatrill have been successful in competitions, so you can rest assured that their bloodlines are superior. The breeder even provides plenty of information on shows, making them a valuable resource for anyone just starting.
The breeders also have a Labrador on the premises, and many of their cats are raised to get along well with dogs, making them an excellent fit for multi-pet households.
3. Ttcats Cattery
Ttcats Cattery is a closed cattery, so all their animals are produced in-house, with no outside stud services allowed. They only sell mature Maine Coon cats and kittens.
The breeder has strict rules around both visiting and purchasing their cats. While that can be onerous during the shopping phase, it greatly increases the odds that the cats will be well cared for while at the cattery.
Their kittens are fed a raw diet, which may be better for their growth and development. However, you should expect to continue this practice after adopting them.
4. MaineSuspect Cattery
MaineSuspect Cattery is a smaller operation, and as a result, they don’t always have kittens available. Each litter is sure to receive plenty of hands-on attention before being sold, though.
They provide a copy of the contract that you’ll be expected to sign on their website, and it includes mostly standard fare, like a certification that the animal is disease-free and tips for long-term care. The contract also spells out the best way to care for their cats, eliminating some of the guesswork involved for new owners.
You can find more than just Maine Coons at EnchantaCats because they also offer Maine Ragdoll kittens. Their cats come with a certification promising that they’re free of infectious diseases and hereditary conditions, and they’re each backed by a 2-year genetic guarantee.
The cattery emphasizes socializing the cats from the word “go,” as their kittens are housed with children and dogs. They’re also taken to a local convalescent home to help them grow accustomed to being around (and being handled by) different people.
Even though their breeding facilities are truly massive, EnchantaCats keeps their stock low to ensure that each animal gets plenty of personalized attention.
6. Indra’s Net
While Indra’s Net provides professional-level breeding services, the business isn’t their primary source of income. Raising these cats is a hobby, so their decisions are made with the best interests of the cats in mind, rather than their bottom line.
However, since this isn’t what puts food on their table, they often have long waiting lists for their limited litters. If you’re interested in adopting from them, you should act quickly.
The cats are raised in a cage-free environment, and they’re regularly taken to youth events to socialize them and accustom them to being around children.
The animals raised by CaliCats are kept in a home environment, so they’ll be accustomed to being around people (and being underfoot) long before they get to their new digs. This also helps new owners pick out a cat that loves to cuddle and play.
Each of their animals is bred with breed standards in mind, making them an excellent choice for anyone looking for a show cat. They have a long history of success in this regard as well.
8. Gold Rush Maine Coons
Gold Rush specializes in breeding truly gigantic Maine Coons, many of which originated from Russian stock. They’re capable of producing various shades and colors, including several different smokes.
You can pick your color of choice, although there will likely be a waiting list for many of them. You can even sign up to get a polydactyl cat, if that’s more your thing.
The cats are all raised in a home environment, ensuring that they’ll be well-adjusted when they get to your house. You can also choose from their kittens or several of their older cats.
9. Bounding Maines
Bounding Maines is one of the smallest catteries on this list, capable of producing only a litter or two every year. However, their animals are all genetically sound and well-socialized, making fantastic pets.
That means they also take their prospective buyers seriously. Expect a complex vetting process as they work to ensure that you’ll take as good care of their cats as they do.
Their cats have a reputation for being affectionate, even for Maine Coons. If you want a lap cat that’s constantly in need of attention, this is a good place to look.
10. Cherokee West Maine Coons
Cherokee West is a hobby breeder, so don’t expect them to have a massive array of kittens to choose from. However, each of their cats will get plenty of TLC long before they reach your home.
They sell cats as pets only, so don’t look to them if you want a cat to breed or show. Despite that, many of their animals have premium bloodlines, dating back to champion parents in Russia and Ukraine.
They’re also transparent with their waitlist, so you can see exactly where you rank in terms of getting your next pet.
11. Mainely-Ours Cattery
Mainely-Ours is a home-based cattery, and their animals are given free rein in their house. This means they’ll be accustomed to living with people long before they get to your place.
Their focus is on breeding animals capable of winning championships at various shows and competitions, but they also place a premium on cats with sweet personalities. Even if you’re just looking for a pet, their stock will be exactly what you want.
Their cats grow up in a home full of dogs, birds, and strangers, so they’ll be able to handle all sorts of new situations later in life.
12. Coons’Kin Cats
Coons’Kin Cats spends a ton of time ensuring that their cats are capable of thriving in hectic environments. They’re raised in-home, around loud appliances and a variety of children and dogs. The breeder also takes the time to accustom them to things like going into carriers and having their claws trimmed.
Each cat is subjected to echocardiograms before being sold, to ensure that they’re free from genetic heart defects, and DNA tests to rule out future health issues.
13. Amore Cattery
Unlike many of the other breeders on this list, Amore Cattery raises more than just Maine Coons; they’re also an accomplished breeder of Savannahs.
Regardless of breed, their cats are raised in a kennel-free environment around dogs and all sorts of people. Most of their animals are European in origin, and they emphasize breeding some of the largest cats that you’ll find anywhere.
14. Carol S Farm Maine Coons
Carol S Farm offers a wide variety of Maine Coon cats and kittens, so if you want your new pet immediately, they can likely accommodate you.
Their cats are raised in a cage-free environment in a rural environment, exposing them to all manner of animals and people.
Each of their animals is extensively tested for various health conditions, ensuring that you’ll have the healthiest cat possible whenever you decide to adopt.
Each breeder on this list takes their job seriously, and they care for their cats at least as much as those who will adopt them. Their cats are sure to be healthy and well-socialized, making them ideal for use as show animals or simply to share your home with as pets.
Depending on your needs and preferences, one cattery may be better than another, but it’s hard to go wrong with any of the options here.
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