The Sphynx cat is unique in appearance and personality. They love people and want to be with their owners at all times. The Sphynx loves to snuggle and is very affectionate. They are known for their hairless bodies that are soft to the touch. Their lack of hair makes the Sphynx sensitive to cold temperatures.
Perhaps this is why it can be difficult to find these cats in Wisconsin. With harsh, cold winters, Wisconsin is not an ideal climate in which to breed these cats. However, the Sphynx can be a good pet for Wisconsinites as long as they are kept warm. We’ve put together a list of Wisconsin breeders, along with some options in neighboring states, and cat rescues. Keep reading to learn more about where you can find your next feline companion.
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3 Sphynx Breeders in Wisconsin
1. SGG Sphynx Cattery
- Racine, WI
This small, family-owned cattery breeds The International Cat Association (TICA) registered cats from championship-winning bloodlines. They raise all of their kittens in-home around people and other pets so that they learn to be sociable and comfortable in a family. All of their breeding cats have health records listed on their website along with their photos.
You can see the upcoming expected litters on the website as well, with photos of the breeding pairs. The color and pattern of each kitten depend on the specific breeding pair. This cattery has several different colored and patterned breeding cats on hand.
2. Scheherazade Sphynx Cattery
- New Berlin, WI
The owner of Scheherazade has been breeding Sphynx cats for over 20 years. Their cats have won awards from both TICA and the Cat Fanciers’ Association. The lines this cattery has been breeding throughout its existence are screened for diseases and kittens come with a 2-year health guarantee.
Kittens are not sent home with buyers until they are at least 12 to 16 weeks old and have been spayed or neutered. This breeder also gives priority to previous clients and referrals before accepting applications from new clients.
- Milwaukee, WI
Foreignclaws is a cattery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with several breeds of cats, including the Sphynx. They are TICA certified and all of their breeding cats are screened for health problems and feline immunodeficiency virus. Kittens come with a 2-year health guarantee.
The kittens are raised in homes around people so they are friendly, social, and accustomed to family life. Typically, the kittens are sent home to their new owners between 14 and 16 weeks of age.
3 Sphynx Breeders in Neighboring States
Although there are only three Sphynx breeders in Wisconsin, there are others in surrounding states. If you aren’t able to find the right cat for your family through one of the Wisconsin breeders, you can give these a try.
1. Sphynx Express – Website can’t be found
- Macomb, IL
Sphynx Express has been breeding Sphynx cats since 2008. The breeder is TICA registered as are all of their kittens. Kittens come with a 1-year health guarantee. All of this breeder’s cats are raised in smoke-free homes. Their website states that they have both blue-eyed and non-blue-eyed cats.
2. Sarumple Sphynx
- Cottage Grove, MN
This breeder in Minnesota has both traditional and Elf Sphynx kittens. The Elf Sphynx has ears that fold over at the top, while traditional Sphynx cats have erect ears. This breeder provides a health guarantee for all kittens, although it is not clear how long the guarantee lasts. Kittens are also raised in homes where they are socialized and litter box trained before going home to their buyers.
- Walker, MN
This breeder only breeds the Sphynx. They raise all of their kittens in-house. The Cat Fanciers’ Association, TICA, and the American Cat Fanciers Association all recognize the cattery. The breeding pairs are regularly screened for health problems as well. They like to stay in close contact with the people who purchase their cats and are always available to help or answer questions when needed.
Cat Rescues and Shelters in Wisconsin
If you are looking for a rescue animal rather than a kitten from a breeder, then you should check out one of these organizations in Wisconsin. Some organizations deal with purebred cats only while others service any cat in need. You might find a Sphynx or other hairless cat breed through a rescue organization or shelter.
1. Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue
- Kenosha, WI
This great rescue has been saving purebred cats for over 20 years. They specialize in surrendered or abandoned cats. While they don’t always have Sphynx cats available, sometimes you can find them here.
2. Madison Cat Project
- Madison, WI
The Madison Cat Project works to save cats that would otherwise not be able to find homes through other shelters. Their cats live in foster homes until they are ready to be adopted. While you may not find a Sphynx cat through this rescue, you may discover a different feline friend to bring home.
3. Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary
- Green Bay, WI
This no-kill sanctuary rescues cats and kittens with special needs. They care for and raise them in a cage-free environment where they can become more comfortable living in a family-like atmosphere. You might find a Sphynx here that was surrendered by their family or a breeder due to health problems.
The Sphynx is a rare breed, especially in cold weather climates like Wisconsin. If you do decide that a Sphynx is the right breed to add to your family, you might have to be willing to travel to a different state to find the right kitten for your needs. If you can’t find a Sphynx, many other cats need loving homes!
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- 3 Sphynx Breeders in Wisconsin
- 3 Sphynx Breeders in Neighboring States
- Cat Rescues and Shelters in Wisconsin