Reservations

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Kitten Wait List - June 19th,  2022

Our wait list ranges from 6-18 months long. Due to time constraints, we limit phone calls to families with reservations.  Please do not call regarding kitten availability. We are accepting reservations on the West Coast (direct cargo flights from PDX), or kittens must be picked up in person. 

We usually respond to all email daily (though sometimes we get behind). Please send us a reminder if you do not hear back from us within several days. New applications are added to our wait list once a month.

When we have kittens available, we email all families with current reservations.  Placements are based on position on the wait list.  Please “whitelist” the following two emails to avoid missing cattery emails:
    
Sarah and Info@LundbergSiberians.com 

Our Kitten Application

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Options for families with cat allergies

We license Fel d1 saliva test kits to other Siberian catteries in the US & Canada.   Kitten Testing.com  

Buying an untested kitten:  Testing in-person with kittens 12 weeks or older is a good indicator of allergic reactions. Even low allergen matings can produce normal allergen kittens, so please obtain medical advice before exposing children with severe cat allergies to Siberians.  

 1.  Start with the kitten close to your face, (but not against the skin) and waft air from the kitten towards your face.  If there is any itchy nose eyes or throat, or odd “smell”, Stop testing and gently rinse your face.  If the reaction subsides quickly, test with a different kitten. If the reaction persists, stop and wait for another day.

 2.  Next, briefly place face-in-fur with the kitten that caused the least reaction.  If there is no reaction, hold the kitten to the face for a minute, and then wait for 10-15 minutes.  Cat allergens build up in the home for six months, and reactions will get worse with time. Do not take home a kitten if there is any reaction.

Kittens should be at least 12 weeks old.  We do not advise testing or purchase of kittens younger than 12 weeks in homes with cat allergy.  Younger kittens do not produce stable amounts of allergen.

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We email families on our waitlist and post availability on the website when kittens are available - and allow three days for kitten selection. We are a small cooperative of families raising kittens underfoot in the home with love and attention.  Kittens raised one-litter at a time are far more confident, gentler with children, and make nicer pets. Kittens leave for new homes when they are 12 - 16 weeks old.

Wait list: The wait for a kitten from our cattery averages 6-12 months for normal allergen kittens, and 12-24 months for kittens in the lowest allergen levels.  We require a simple reply to all emails regarding current kitten availability. 

Applications: Our Kitten Application is not a contract - but a request to be added to our wait list.  We do not require nor accept deposits.  Kittens are offered to families based on the order of the wait list shown below. 

Shipping:  We are located near Salem Oregon. While we prefer kittens are picked up at our cattery, we also ship on the West Coast flights using Alaska Airlines from PDX.   Air Cargo fees have doubled in 2022.  Estimated cost for shipping, rabies and flight certificate, carrier and transport is $750. Kittens flying with their owners will be charged $150 for vet visit, flight certificate & rabies vaccine.

Preferences:  We allow two “skips” for color, gender, or personal reasons.  After that time, we may drop or  move reservations to the bottom of our waitlist.  Kittens in the lowest allergen ranges will be reserved for families who have no other options. We are unable to honor color preferences in homes with high-risk allergies, as few kittens test low enough.

Returns: All kittens may be returned for a full refund within 15 days for any reason.  We guarantee placement of tested kittens for 90 days.  After 15 days, we charge a $400 return fee and require a new vet exam. Refunds do not include shipping charges or related fees.

Allergies: Reactions to horses or rabbits are complex, and low Fel d1 allergen Siberians may still cause severe reactions.  After reviewing your application, we will call with any questions.  We are always willing to send fur samples as needed.  If there are complex allergies in your family, please review our Secondary Allergies page.  We may request that individuals with severe allergies pick up their kitten in person.

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Prices:  Kitten prices effective January 1st, 2022.

Tested kittens are priced based on their individual allergen level.  We test most low allergen matings, so our untested litters tend to be higher allergen and are reserved for families mild or no cat allergies.  

Our prices for the lowest allergen kittens may be higher than other catteries, though our guarantee is more gracious and simple. We work with families where high-risk allergies (anaphylaxis, hives, asthma) are problematic, and with individuals who have reacted to Siberians.  

The Cat Allergen Chart © below was created by our cattery and is helpful in understanding reactions.  Compare the levels below to the worst symptoms you expect from snuggling with a normal-allergen cat.

$2000   Untested             Allergen levels will vary from low to normal.
$2000   Normal                Normal (high) allergen, not for homes with cat allergies
$2800   Medium Low      M
ild eye irritation and stuffy nose from cat allergies 
$3800   Low allergen       Runny nose, severe eye irritation, coughing 
$5000   Very Low             Itchy skin, light sneezing, severe runny nose, asthma
$6400   Extremely Low   Hives, swelling, sneezing, breathing difficulties, asthma

© 2005.  Cat Allergen Chart Copyrighted by Meredith Lundberg, DBA Lundberg Siberians / KittenTesting.com

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Kitten Reservations  - Updated June 19th, 2022

We are in process of updating our reservation list. 

Families may select a kitten one level up or down from what was requested -- but Very Low & Ex Low kittens are reserved for highly allergic families.  When a family has not spent time with a low allergen Siberian, and there are reactions to horses / rabbits - or allergies are high-risk, we require the allergic person is present at kitten pickup. 

Name # Allergen Level Pickup in person
CA Veronica T 1 Ex Low Recommended
CA Franz V 1 Ex low Required
CA Elizabeth T 1 Very Low ~
OR Tamara & Chris 1 Low Yes
OR Bill & Renee 1 Ex Low Required
CA Ginel H 1 Low ~
CA Sirin H 2 Very Low ~
CA Laurel A 2 Low ~
CA Nina T 1 Ex Low Recommended
WA Susie T 1 Very Low Yes
CA Abi K 1 Low ~
CA Jackson H 1 Low ~
CA Brina S 1 Very Low ~
CA Dania B 1 Very Low Required
OR Ellen L 1 Very Low Yes
OR Kelly R 2 Low Yes
CA Celine-Ellie 1 Low ~
CA Meredith & Hugo 1 Low ~
OR Jaime L 1 Ex low Yes
CA Tiffany K 1 Untested ~
WA Sena J 1 Very Low Required
CA Tam & Josh 1 Ex Low Required
WA Candace O 1 Low Yes
OR Kelsey D 1 Medium Yes
CA Jennifer W 1 Medium ~
OR Jenica N 1 Normal Yes
MA Mary T 1 Normal Discuss
OR Kara K 1 Medium Yes
IA Joe V 1 Ex Low Required
WA Jensen T 1 Medium Yes
CA Sophia B 1 Very Low ~
OR Bailey O 1 Ex Low Required
OR Grace H 2 Normal Yes
OR Lisa K 1 Untested Yes
CA Lindsay W 2 Normal ~
CA Marty L 1 Normal ~
OR Jimmy B 2 Normal Yes
WA Aneesa S 1 Ex Low Required
CA Kristin B 1 Normal ~
WA Sofia D 1 Low Yes
CA Ally R 1 Normal ~
CA Karen G 1 Medium ~
TX Steven L 1 Normal Yes
OR Carrie D 1 Ex Low Yes
OR Stephanie C 1 Normal Yes
CA Andres Cediel 1 Ex Low Required
CA Sabrina T 1 Very low ~
CA Sally K 2 Medium ~

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