Choosing the right breeder for you is a big deal. Please get in touch with us if you cannot find an answer to your question. We welcome the opportunity to connect and help you make an informed decision.
Typically, our kittens have approved homes waiting before they are born. Rarely, an adoption may fall through for reasons that can't be helped, and a kitten may become available.If you want a kitten from Maine Street, the best thing to do is apply and join our approved adopter's waiting list. We do our best to keep our wait times down to nine months or less.
Yes, and the average wait time for a kitten is around six months. As an ethical Maine Coon breeder, we do not bring litters of Maine Coon kittens into the world until we are certain there will be great homes waiting for them, which means we have an active list of approved adopters waiting at all times.
You can join the waitlist by completing and submitting our online Kitten Application and going through the process to become an approved adopter. Because we're serious about finding the best possible home for every kitten, we will review your application and then reach out to schedule a telephone call. During our chat, we'll discuss what you're looking for in a companion animal and what pet temperament best suits your lifestyle. If everything feels right, we'll move forward with verifying the information on your application, which may include speaking with your veterinarian and/or references. We won't do anything simply to be nosey or intrusive, but we will do what we believe is necessary to ensure our precious baby goes to the best home we can find!
Maine Street Coons’ all-inclusive kitten adoption fee is $3,200 , sitting towards the lower end of the national average price range of $2,500 - $5,500. In addition to a happy, healthy, gorgeous Maine Coon kitten, your adoption package includes a generous five-year health guarantee and many of the things that you and your kitten need to start a great life together.
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We offer discounts to active and retired military, law enforcement, first responders, and previous adopters.
The non-refundable deposit to reserve a Maine Street Coons kitten is $1,000. We do not want anyone to lose money or spend money on something they later regret, so please do not reserve a kitten unless you and the other decision-makers in your life are all on board and 100% committed to moving forward with the adoption.
Maine Street Coons accepts "friends and family" payments via Venmo and PayPal. We do not accept cash or checks for safety reasons.
If you can't currently afford the adoption fee, but have your heart set on a Maine Coon, we would encourage you to consider adopting a retired breeding cat or older housepet that is being rehomed. Sometimes life circumstances change, and previous adopters return their cat to the breeder for reasons beyond their control. Breeders often place these cats in great homes at a significant discount. The best thing to do is reach out to one or two breeders you really trust. and let them know you'd like to be considered when they next need to place an adult cat at a reduced price.
No, as they typically aren't necessary. Most of our adopters will wait six months or more from the time they are approved until their kitten is ready to go home. The $1,000 deposit is due when the kitten is ten weeks old and the balance is due at pickup.
We want you to feel incredibly comfortable with us or move on to a breeder who makes you feel that way. Always use your head and trust your gut!!!
1. You can visit our cattery! We welcome serious pre-approved adopters to request a behind-the-scenes tour of our in-home cattery, by appointment, to set their mind at ease.
2. You can talk to us on the phone, see us via a video conference call, and text or email us anytime you have a question. There's no better way to be sure we behave like friendly people!
3. We can backup our commitment to health by providing a veterinary reference. We have used the same vet for almost 20 years!
4. We are active TICA members, regularly attending shows in the Southeast region, and winning awards with our cats and kittens. Come and see us at a cat show!
5. Our cats and kittens are all pedigreed and registered with TICA and we have all the documentation to prove it. If any breeder gives you the run around on providing pedigrees or registration papers, just run! The only way to know you are getting a purebred Maine Coon cat is via a TICA- or CFA-certified five-generation pedigree.
Yes, we allow serious pre-approved adopters to visit our home, by appointment. We want you to feel incredibly comfortable making a commitment to Maine Street Coons, so we are happy to show you where your kitten will be born and raised and introduce you to some of our adult cats. We all work full-time jobs and have a tremendous amount of work to do caring for our home and cats, so we ask you be respectful and visit only if you're serious about taking one of our precious babies home within the next six months.
Maine Street Coons offers one of the most comprehensive and generous health guarantees you will find anywhere. The specific terms related to this guarantee are thoroughly outlined in our adoption contract, but here are the highlights:
As a final note, we highly encourage you to maintain Trupanion pet insurance on your cat for its entire lifetime. We are dealing with a living animal, and despite doing everything right, things sometimes go wrong. Not every health condition can be prevented or avoided, and significant expenses can and do occur. Trupanion has no genetic or pre-existing conditions restrictions as long as you maintain the policy without a lapse and will reimburse you for 90% of covered treatment costs after you meet the $200 condition deductible. We carry a Trupanion policy on every cat at Maine Street Coons.
Yes, we do. We can personally deliver kittens to Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta, GA or anywhere within a three-hour drive from Birmingham, AL for a flat-fee of $200. In addition, we can refer you to one of several pet couriers or flight nannies that safely deliver adopted kittens at least 16-weeks-old throughout the United States and internationally. The cost of door-to-door courier service varies depending on where you live, whether you are taking one kitten or two, and current airfare and fuel rates, but ranges from $400 to $1,200.
How about one of each? All joking aside, you really can’t go wrong with a Maine Coon kitten of either sex. Maine Street Coons’ males and females are equally outgoing, inquisitive, affectionate, and adorable—each with their own personality. Because your kitten will be spayed or neutered before they go home, you will not have to deal with hormonally-induced behaviors with either sex. The only real difference is that male Maine Coons tend to be about 20% larger than their female counterparts.
Maine Coons are giant domestic cats. At Maine Street Coons, the bloodlines we work with are in the average range for the breed. For males, that is 16 to 20+ pounds when fully mature. Females are smaller than males but much larger than the average house cat, typically weighing 12-15 pounds as adults. Remember, Maine Coons do not reach their full adult size or develop their full coat until they are three-to-four years old. So your huge one-year-old kitten will still have growing to do and muscle to build for quite some time! To put this in perspective, when we show kittens at cat shows, people ALWAYS assume they are adult cats. Many of our four-month-old kittens are LARGER than other breeds of adult cats at the exhibition. Most importantly, we strive very hard to breed Maine Coons that are proportionate in their build in alignment with the written breed standard. A well-balanced cat is far more attractive than an over-sized Maine Coon and also far healthier, with less likelihood of developing joint disease and heart problems. Trust us, they will be PLENTY big!
Yes, we do. Diana, our beautiful brown (black) classic tabby girl with white, is a polydactyl Maine Coon, with six toes on all four of her feet. The genes that result in a polydactyl Maine Coon can be traced back to the breed’s beginnings when it was estimated some 60% of Maine Coons were polydactyl. Approximately 25% of Diana’s kittens will also be polydactyl. How cool is that?!
If you like the unique look of a polydactyl Maine Coon, please let us know. While some misinformed breeders may discourage you, no health issues are linked to the polydactyl gene. The only difference between a regular-toed Maine Coon and a polydactyl Maine Coon is that the latter comes with a few more toes to love! Diana is absolutely gorgeous and incredibly loving, and her kittens are sure to be the same!
No, because blue eyes are not allowed per the Maine Coon breed standard, with the exception of a white Maine Coon cat. All Maine Coon kittens have blue eyes at birth but these transition to gold, green, or copper by the time they go home. As we strive to preserve and restore the best attributes of the Maine Coon breed, we only breed from the best show-quality cats.
No, we do not. Maine Street Coons preservation breeding program focuses on breeding healthy, happy, high-end kittens for adoption into loving pet homes.
Maine Street Coons' kittens stay with Mama Cat and their siblings until they are approximately 14 weeks old and ready to make a healthy transition to your home. We know it's hard to wait! But taking home a happy, healthy, confident kitten that is fully vaccinated, well-behaved, and prepared for the exciting changes that lie ahead is worth it! You will find Maine Coon breeders that allow kittens to go home earlier, but we promise it is not in their kittens' best interest. These breeders are either operating off outdated information, anxious to recoup money to cover their out-of-pocket expenses, lack space, or for some other reason, cannot or will not invest all the time and money required to do things to current standard. We want only the best for you and your kitten!
Yes, you are welcome to schedule an appointment to visit with your kitten once before pickup, after they have received their second round of vaccinations. We limit the number of visits to protect the health of the kittens and limit the stress on Mama Cat.
You will receive personalized updates from us via text and/or email on a frequent basis, usually with photos or videos. We love to show you how your kitten is growing and developing and forge a personal connection that will be the basis of a long friendship.
Adoption Day is exciting, and we want your experience to be rewarding and memorable! Your appointment will be for 50 minutes. You should plan to spend most, if not all, of that time with us. We promise to be well-prepared and focused on you and your kitten while you're here. For this reason, we ask that you show up on time — not early or late! We don't mean to be sticklers, but we time things carefully to make it less stressful for your antsy kitten and to show respect to the other pet buyers scheduled before or after you.
Yes, Maine Coon cats get along well with well-behaved, friendly dogs and most other breeds of household cats, with a few exceptions. Before bringing home any kitten, it is imperative that you have full command of your dog to include a strong recall capability.
Yes, the kittens at Maine Street Coons integrate almost seamlessly into family homes with people of all ages. We take pride in the extensive socialization of our kittens and their resulting friendliness and love for family life.