Merry Rose Cattery Siberian Forest Cats

Our Policies


We live in a complicated world full of rules and regulations.  Some rules are silly and others are necessary.  I try to keep ours to a minimum and to keep things simple.  Please respect that and before you consider buying a kitten from us read these rules and make sure you can live with them.



Why Do We Charge A Deposit


We charge a $300 deposit with the rest of the money due when you pick up your kitten.  We know you are making a significant investment in your kitten and we want you to feel secure that you are receiving a healthy, happy, well adjusted kitten.  Your deposit covers those initial investments.  In the event you need a refund because you have changed your mind or find you are allergic we offer a full refund on deposits however it can take up to two weeks to process.  This is to allow for weather related and other delays.



When Can You Take Your Kitten Home


We feel it is extremely important that our kittens get to stay with their mothers until they are at least 12 to 14 weeks old.  I know that seems like forever when you want to take your kitten home but we have good reasons.  While kittens can be weaned as early as 6 weeks that does not mean you should rush the process.  Weaning is supposed to be a gradual process ending at approximately 10 weeks of age.  This is not just a matter of nutrition, psychologically it is important for young kittens to have their mother and litter mates with them until 12 weeks of age.  Like children they need to grow, learn and develop important social skills. 


Spaying And Neutering


Spaying is important to the health and well being of your pets.  It is also helpful in preserving your sanity. Female cats in heat are loud and to be kind overly attentive.  Oh, that sounds cute now but wait until 3am when your little darling is calling out to every tom is ear shot for a little loving or until she winds around your feet tripping you every time you stand up.  Think you are safe if you have a male... think again.  Intact males make their territory.  That is to say they pee everywhere.


Declawing



Simply put don't do it.  It is a cruel and heartless act.  There are many ways to keep your cat from scratching.  Declawing means cutting off part of your cats "fingers" - translated into human terms that sounds a lot different doesn't it?