Elsa’s Kittens: N-Litter 2018

We are accepting reservations for “Normal” and “Medium” allergen kittens, with an estimated wait time of 4-6 months. Families who have purchased a kitten from us in the past may always ask request an application. We do not require a deposit to be added to our wait list. Send us an Email with questions or request an application.

We are a small cooperative of families raising kittens together.  Kittens are raised as part of the family – in our homes, and one litter at a time. These kittens have more exposure to people, are more confident, gentler with children, and make nicer pets.

Kittens are offered to families based on when the applications were submitted – and the allergen level of kitten needed. We notify families when kittens are available, and ask that families reply to correspondence to keep their position on the waitlist.

Shipping: Our cattery is located in Salem Oregon. We ship kittens air cargo on direct flights from PDX .   When several kittens are traveling to the same airport, they will be shipped in a single carrier if possible to reduce stress.

Flight & Related Fees – prices are per kitten.
Air Cargo: $750 * Air cargo, health certificate, rabies vaccine, carrier, courier fee
Flying w/owner: $250 Flight exam, flight certificate, rabies vaccine (no carrier)
Meet at PDX: $50-$250 Courier fee to PDX based on where kittens were raised

The costs for Air cargo and vet flight certificates has doubled in two years. Our flight fees covers short flights on Alaska Airlines from PDX. ** An additional fee will be charged if our air cargo costs exceed $450.

Allergies:  We offer both untested and allergen-tested kittens bred from low-allergen lines. Our untested litters tend to be normal-allergen and are reserved for families without allergies. Our tested kittens are placed with a full 90 day guarantee.

We specialize in high-risk kitten placements (anaphylaxis, hives, asthma), complex allergies (known reactions to horses, rabbits – pork or egg), and placements where individuals have reacted to other Siberians. If horse or rabbit allergies are a concern , please read our Secondary Allergies. Individuals with very high-risk allergies must pick up their kitten at the cattery.

After reviewing your application, we may send fur samples from exceptionally low allergen cats where complex allergies are a concern. When we do send fur, we request families follow up after testing with the samples.

Prices: Our tested kittens sold based on their allergen level, and priced comparable to Siberian catteries on the West Coast. Compare symptoms snuggling with a normal-allergen cat to our Cat Allergen Chart© below.

$2000 Normal    Normal (high) allergen, not for homes with cat allergies
$2800 Medium Mild eye irritation and stuffy nose from cat allergies 
$3800 Low       Runny nose, severe eye irritation, coughing 
$5000 Very Low   Itchy skin, light sneezing, severe runny nose, asthma
$6400 Extra Low  Hives, swelling, sneezing, acute cat-induced asthma 

Returns / Refunds:   Our kittens may be returned within 15 days for a refund of the purchase price. Tested kittens are fully guaranteed for 90 days from sale.
After 15 days, we charge a $400 return fee and require a new vet flight exam.
Refunds exclude shipping, flight charges, and other expenses incurred buyer’s behalf.

Kitten Health: Kittens are veterinary-certified to be in good health before leaving the cattery. Our cattery is FelV free. Our older breeding cats are screened for HCM. We po provide a 1-year guarantee against genetic or congenital disease, and FIP.

Kittens receive a veterinary exam before leaving the cattery. All kittens are given one FVRCP & FelV vaccination, dewormer, and flea treatment (if needed). Kittens flying to new homes will be vaccinated against rabies and sent with a flight certificatel

Pet kittens are required to be neutered/spayed by six months of age. We neuter most allergen-tested male kittens prior to them leaving the cattery. Formal pedigree registration in TICA will be withheld until proof of altering is provided.

© 2005 Cat Allergen Chart Copyrighted by Meredith Lundberg