About MaineVu: We are a small home hobbyist cattery, located NW of Atlanta in Cartersville, GA, recently relocating from New York City. We generally have two to four litters per year. Our motto will always be "Happy Tails and Happy Hearts" which exemplifies our love for these wonderful cats who allow us to share their lives. Our kittens are born in our home nursery and are constantly handled, they do not leave for their new homes until they are between 12-14 weeks old and have had two sets of kitten shots and a micro chip.
Our reining male is Mojo who along with his small harem of Dusty and Rosie, produce outstanding kittens in health, type, temperament and size, and to the TICA Maine Coon breed standard. Our gorgeous Tallie and Luna are still too young for motherhood, and are concentrating on their show careers.
We have shown our cats and kittens successfully in The International Cat Association (TICA) since 2006 and have been breeding since 2009. We have been to cat shows as far as Minnesota, Oklahoma, Florida, Maine, and Canada. Our lines have produced Grand Champions, Supreme Grand Champions, Regional Winners, and International Winners.
We are thrilled with our Mojo's achievements. He attained the highest level available in TICA and holds the following titles with his registered name; Lifetime Achievement, Supreme Grand Champion, Woodpile Muddy Waters of MaineVu. Mojo was chosen to represent the Maine Coon breed for Royal Canin cat food and recently made his TV debut on HBO's G. Not to be outdone, our girls have attained titles of their own! Our Dusty, who's registered name is Regional Winner, Supreme Grand Champion MaineVu Gold Dust Woman obtained a double Regional Win, first as a kitten and then as an adult. Our Rosie, who's registered name is MTNest Yankee Rose of MaineVu though only shown twice in the kitten class earned accolades for her beauty, temperament and size. Tallie: who's registered name is CH MTNest Metallica of MaineVu, though only shown in 1 kitten show at 5 months of age she was awarded a Best Kitten Final in her first ring, and obtained her Champion status in her first adult show at 9 months old. Our Luna, who's registered name is MTNest Blue Moon of MaineVu, makes her show debut in the kitten class this Fall. We are finally keeping a male of our own breeding; Ringo, who's registered name is MaineVu Ring O Fire, will also be making his show debut this Fall! Please come and cheer them on!!
We utilize the latest medical screening methods in the MaineVu breeding program to prevent knowingly passing on unhealthy genes in our lines. As ultrasound is still the most effective method of screening for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), we have the hearts of our breeding cats echoed every 1-2 years by a Board Certified Cardiologist as well as utilize DNA test to check for one of the genetic mutations found to be responsible for causing HCM. Our kittens, sire and dam have all screened normal, as well as their grandparents, great-grandparents, and other relatives. Documentation of the parents' heart screenings is provided to each kitten buyer. No breeder can absolutely guarantee a cat's heart won't develop heart disease, but we are more comfortable knowing that our breeding cats have normal, healthy hearts. Although Pyruvate Kinase (PK) Deficiency is historically more common in the Abyssinian and Somali cats, the disease has been found in our breed as well as others. Beginning in May 2014, we began testing our breeding cats for PK Deficiency at UC Davis to determine if any were carriers. Results are posted with the other test information under each cat's picture. We now have the knowledge to prevent inadvertently breeding a carrier to another carrier.
Our goal is to continue to improve, protect and enhance the Maine Coon Breed. We want to provide healthy, affectionate, happy Maine Coons as show cats or pets that will welcome you when you come home, follow you around and engage you in trills and purrs of conversation.
Marjorie and Philip Berger
MaineVu Maine Coons
"Happy Tails & Happy Hearts"
TICA and CFA Registered Maine Coon Breeder
MCBFA Full Breeder Members
TICA Outstanding Cattery and CFA Cattery of Excellence since 2010
We do not have any kittens available at this time.
We are a small home cattery located in Cartersville GA (NW of Atlanta). Our kittens leave for their new homes at 12 weeks old, with 2 sets of kitten shots, a microchip and an altering contract to approved homes. We do not ship our kittens.
Upcoming Litters: None at this time.
Breeding Plans: CH MTNest Metallica of MaineVu will be bred to LA SGC Woodpile Muddy Waters of MaineVu this Fall. Expected colors: Males: Silver, Red, Red/Silver and Brown Tabbys. Females: Silver and Brown Torbies and Tabbys.
We'd like to thank the following photographers for their wonder photos of our cats.
Helmi, Olek, Tetsu, Audra and Larry Johnson.
If you are interested in being considered for a kitten from a current or upcoming litter, email or call us. As placing our kittens into the right home is very important, all prospective kitten buyers are expected to complete an application prior to approval. MaineVu kittens do not leave for their new homes until they are at least 12 weeks of age, and have had 2 sets of vaccinations and a microchip and health certificate from our veterinarian.
We do not have any kittens or adults available at this time.