Elsa’s Kittens: N-Litter 2018

Our Kittens page is kept updated on a regular basis. We are accepting reservations. The average wait is 3-4 months for Normal, Medium, and Low allergen kittens. (See our allergy chart). The wait time for families with severe cat allergies is 9-24 months depending on the severity of your reactions. Email with questions or to request an application.

We have an open waitlist (no deposit is required until a kitten is reserved). Kittens are offered to families based on the allergen needs of the family, and the original date of application.

Families on our waitlist will be notified by Email when kittens are available.
Please add us to your contact list to make sure you receive our correspondence. To keep your reservation on-file with us, you must reply to cattery emails.

Pricing and additional Charges

Our tested kittens sold based on their allergen level. Compare symptoms you would expect when holding (actively snuggling) with a normal-allergen cat to our Cat Allergen Chart©. (Copyright protected)

$2000 Normal     Normal (high) or untested kittens: not for homes with cat allergies
$2800 Medium Mild eye irritation, stuffy nose, scratchy throat, other mild symptoms
$3800 Low       Runny nose, eye irritation, coughing, few sneezes, light itching
$5000 Very Low   Light sneezing, severe runny nose, swollen eyes, mild rash, mild asthma
$6400 Ex. Low  ER visits, rashes, hives, facial swelling, asthma, shortness of breath

Pickup and shipping: We are located 90 minutes south of PDX. Although we prefer kittens are picked up at the cattery, we will also ship by Air Cargo on non-stop Alaska flights from PDX. Kittens from the same litter that are traveling to the same airport may be shipped in a single large carrier to reduce travel stress. Our Air Cargo fees includes costs fees required to ship your kitten. Buyers flying with their kitten will need to bring an under-the-seat cat carrier and rabies is required. Some airlines require a Health Certificate.

Flight Related Fees & Air Cargo – price per kitten
Air Cargo: $750 – $1000 Air cargo, flight certificate, carrier **
** air cargo fees vary by destination or when hand couriers are required.
Flight certificate: $150 Flight document for kittens flying in-cabin (if required).
Meet at PDX: Courier fee of $250 only for kittens raised in Salem (not Portland).

Early Altering: $250 neuter / $350 spay
We pre-neuter/spay some of our litters (buyer cost of $250 neuter / $350 spay), both for convenience and cost (prices are less than in big cities). We do not spay/neuter kittens from untested litters, or kittens held for potential breeding. If we have not pre-altered the kitten you select, we will if schedules permit.

Non-refundable Kitten Deposit
A non-refundable deposit of $400 will be due within 3 days of reserving a specific kitten. This deposit will be refunded if: 1) the cattery cancels the sale, 2) the kitten is not healthy at time of pickup, or 3) the buyer has an allergic reaction at the time they pick up the kitten at the cattery.

Allergies:  We primarily breed for low allergen, but sell untested and allergen-tested kittens. Some of our untested litters are from higher-allergen queens, and are usually reserved for families without cat allergies. Our tested kittens are placed with a 90 day allergen guarantee.

We specialize in high-risk placements, and where folks have reacted to Siberians from other catteries. Please read our page on Secondary Allergies if horse or rabbit allergies are present. Individuals with high-risk allergies (ER visits, hives, airway issues) may be asked to pick up their kitten in person at the cattery.

After reviewing your application for allergen severity and complexity, we may send fur samples from a low allergen cat for you to test with. To remain on our wait list, families are expected to test with the fur samples and let us know if there were any concerns.

Kitten Health: Kittens are veterinary-certified to be in good health before leaving the cattery. Our cattery is FelV free, and we screen for HCM whenever there is a known risk. We provide a 1-year guarantee against genetic or congenital disease, heart disease, and FIP.

Kittens receive a veterinary exam before leaving the cattery. All kittens are given an FVRCP vaccination, dewormer, and flea treatment if needed. Kittens flying air cargo must have rabies vaccination and a USDA flight certificate.

Pet kittens must be neutered/spayed by six months of age. We pre-neuter most (not all) allergen-tested male kittens. Pedigree registration in TICA is withheld until proof of altering.

Returns / Refunds:   All kittens may be returned within 15 days for a refund of the purchase price. Tested kittens are guaranteed and may be returned for 90 days from date of sale.
The $400 reservation deposit is non-refundable. The kitten might require a new vet flight exam.
Refunds exclude shipping, flight charges, and expenses incurred on buyer’s behalf.

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