Serious about adopting? Please complete an adoption interview application via the link above.
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org We are happy to provide information about our cattery or bengals. Please understand that we receive numerous daily inquiries, most of which are not serious. We prioritize emails with substantive content, from people who actually read out website and convey genuine interest. Emails stating “Price?” are generally not returned.
Qualifications: Adopters must demonstrate their ability to afford ownership, to provide a suitable home, and embrace bengal antics. We prefer our kittens live with an animal playmate and that owners feed a meat based diet.
Re-homing fees: Most kittens are $900-1500; rescues/ retired adults are less. Fees are designed to curtail impulse adoptions, to ensure adopters can afford pet ownership, and to offset a portion of our actual costs. Our priority is not earning money; our re-homing fees are below our actual costs. Out actual costs include genetic testing, cardiac testing, registration, travel and show expenses, breeding cats and breeding rights fees, educational seminars, litter, $200+ monthly food bills, enrichment activities, and equipment.
Deposits: Approved adopters who have completed an application and interview may reserve a kitten for a $300 deposit, which is applied to re-homing fee. Deposits are NONREFUNDABLE.
Shipping/Delivery: We personally deliver kittens within a reasonable distance free of charge. Non-local adopters may travel to Central Virginia to collect their new pet, meet us at an East Coast cat show, or arrange a pet travel nanny such as Pet Jet Pals. We are sometimes able to meet clients “half-way”.
International Adoptions: Sorry, no international adoptions at this time.
Cattery Visits: We do not offer tours. Newborn, pre-vaccination kittens are susceptible to parasites and disease and lets face it, who likes to receive strangers in their house? Prospective adopters are welcome to “see” our facilities via photos or videos and to meet us in person at a cat show. Approved adopters who have placed a deposit may visit to select or collect their kitten.
Breeding Rights: Please contact us if you seek a breeding animal. Our website content applies only to pet adoptions.
Ongoing support: We are happy to field occasional questions from adopters. However, we have full time jobs and we cannot provide ongoing support throughout an animal’s life. We have priced our kittens accordingly. Adopters are expected to purchase pet insurance and to seek out professional help for pets as required. Adopters desiring extensive support are encouraged to identify a professional or stay-at-home breeder.