So you are planning on bringing home a KahaliCats Somali or Aby Kitten…

 

FAQs

 

What’s included?

All of our kittens will go to their new home with a New Kitten/Cat Pack which includes the following;

  • Health Record
  • Health Guarantee
  • Registration paper from parent club (TICA)
    • Kitten registration and the cost of registration is the sole responsibility of the buyer 
  • 1 months of free pet insurance through Trucompanion.
    • Due to restrictions, we cannot offer this plan to in-state residents of CA, NY, PA, SC, or WA.
  • Lifetime support
 
 

Prior to leaving our cattery all of our kittens will be; 

  • Up-to-date on age appropriate vaccines
  • De-wormed

Do you have a contract?

We sure do! Please note this contract applies to kittens only. Retired adults and breeders will receive a different contract. We will not accept any signed contracts before you receive your kitten. Note that the contract may change at any time. We will not accept requests for contract changes. The contract is written as is to protect both parties.

Please review and acknowledge before requesting to reserve a kitten or adult cat.

Please click the icon below to review the KITTEN contract. 

 
Please click the icon below to review the ADULT CAT contract. 

 
 

I’ve decided I want a kitten/cat, now what?

Once you’ve decided you want a kitten, feel free to contact us.

We will determine if a Kahali Aby or Somali is right for you and which kitten / cat will fit best in your home.

 

Our kittens are $1,600 total. 

Once we approve you as a home for our kittens and you agree on a kitten of choice,

We will ask for a non-refundable holding fee of $100 to reserve your kitten.

With the remaining balance of $1,500 due at pick up or delivery*.

Delivery fees for those needing them are not included in the price of the kitten/cat and will be paid separately to the courier.

For those taking two kittens, we will take $100 off each additional kitten as we find kittens do best in a home with other cats and adjust well with a friend their know.

2 Kittens = $3,100

3 Kittens = $4,600

From time to time we will have older kittens or retiring adults. Prices will vary in those situations.

Typically our adults are around $600-900.

 

We will not take deposits on kittens until the kittens have started their vaccines and we have evaluated the litter for our own breeding program (~8 weeks old). We strive to better the breed, therefor reputable breeders get first priority.  We will not hold a kitten for you without a deposit.

Please keep in mind that these are living animals we are talking about, therefor...

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time!

 

 

How do I pay for my kitten/cat?

Deposits may be paid by PayPal, Check, Money Order, or Western Union.

  • We will not hold a kitten without a deposit.

 

Remaining balance may be paid by Cash or Money Order ONLY, and is due at the time of pick up / delivery.

  • If you wish to pay by check or paypal, payments must be sent in advance and given enough time to clear the bank.

  • Your kitten will not leave the cattery until payment has been cleared.

  • Upon delivery, our couriers will not complete the transaction if the buyer does not have approved payment methods for the balance. If the courier must return to the breeder with the kitten and reschedule delivery, a second delivery charge will be applied. If the buyer at this time wishes to not complete the sale, the deposit will cover travel expenses and not be returned or allowed to be applied to a future kitten.

  • If you are having your kitten delivered via our courier by plane, full payment is due prior to the flight being booked. Because funds must clear before flight is booked we will accept check, money order or western union. 

  • Please bring separate payment in form of cash or money order to pay the courier/driver fees at time of delivery.

    • *see below "how will I get my kitten"

 

 

 

Can I be placed on your waiting list?

Unfortunately we do not have a waiting list. When the litter is ready for deposits, it will be a first come first serve basis.

 

The only exception to this is for breeders or previous buyers.

 

 

 

Can we come over and pick out our own kitten?

Can we come see your cattery?

We are declining home visits or to see young kittens for many reasons. The main reason we have decided to practice a closed cattery is because with each person we welcome into our homes, we increase the chance of bringing in disease and sickness. Not to mention it is a stressful event especially for mothers with young babies. I have no issues with someone coming to pick up a kitten when they are ready to go home and babies are vaccinated.

This is our home first and foremost, and these are our pets and furchildren.

 

 

 

I am interested in breeding, will you

mentor/co-own/sell me a cat with breeding rights?

 I am willing to work with reputable and established breeders. But we are not taking on any mentors or starting up new catteries at this time.

 

 

 

When can I bring my kitten home?

Our registration club by-laws states no kitten can be sold prior to 12 weeks of age. Meaning, this is the absolute earliest your kitten can come home with you. However, when your kitten will be ready for his or her new home is entirely dependent on that particular kitten.  We take into consideration multiple factors when it comes to deciding when kittens are ready to leave our cattery (example: when they start eating solid food). 

 

On average you are able to bring your kitten home when they are 12-16 weeks old.

 

We will never sell a newborn kitten or allow a kitten to leave our home before they are ready, both mentally and physically. It is at our and our veterinarian’s discretion when our kittens are ready to leave our home.

 

 

 

How will I get my kitten/cat?

Once your kitten is ready to go we will start to make arrangements for you to get your kitten. Please keep in mind that while we dedicate our lives to our cats, we do have other obligations in life. Certain times of the year are busier than others. We understand that you are very excited to bring your new family member home, but please be patience and considerate.

 

Delivery options:   Fee varies by location

  • Pick Up :  Due to the pandemic, those wanting to drive to pick up your kitten we will meet locally. We are roughly an hour north of Albany, NY.
  • Hand delivery : Courier will deliver kittens by car to your home within the north east region. Cost of hand delivery is $1.25 per mile from Lake George, NY rounded to the nearest $5. Deliveries to NYC require an additional $50 for tolls. There is a minimum delivery charge of $100. Maximum distance available by hand delivery is ~400 miles. 
    • Examples:​​
      • Albany, NY = $100
      • Paramus, NJ = $240
      • Boston, MA = $275
      • Manhattan, NY = $265 + $50 = $315
      • Washington, DC = $525
  • World Wide Courier Service : Courier will bring your kitten with him in the plane cabin and meet you at your nearest airport. Average cost $400 (additional kittens costs roughly $200).
    • Please note due to Covid, flights are​ harder to get and more expensive, therefore the cost to have a kitten flown to you may cost more than the prices listed above.

 

                                                 * weather permitting and scheduling permitting. 

We are aware that you are excited to bring home your new family member, but please understand that our courier service providers are humans with a life of their own. They are doing this as a favor to provide a safe and stress free mode of transportation to your home. Most deliveries are anywhere from 8-16 hour round trips with a job awaiting them early the next morning. So please show our couriers some patience and respect.

 

Please also note that we or our couriers will NOT travel during unsafe weather conditions. No acceptations. We also cannot control flight cancellations. If you are requiring a courier service please acknowledge before sending a deposit that due to unforeseen circumstances that may arise, it may take a few weeks to get your kitten to you. Typically once the kitten/cat is ready to leave we can get them to you within a week or two. But this is not a guaranteed time frame. Unwilling to wait for kitten delivery will not warrant you a refund on your deposit, nor will we offer a discount off your kitten for your wait.

 

It is the buyer's responsibility to pay any expenses for getting their kitten/cat.

 

 

 

What food/litter do you use?

How much should I feed my cat?

Dry food

  • PureVita (Chicken)
 
Wet Food
  • Dave's or Wellness (Chicken)
  • Cooked Shredded Chicken (optional)
  • Canned Pumpkin (plain, not pie mix!) (optional)
  • Salmon Oil and other supplements (optional)
 
Litter
  • Yesterdays News
  • Wood Pellets
 
 
Feeding Schedule:
We allow our cats to have access to dry food and water all the time.
Our cats get a wet food mixture in the morning and at night. We avoid food containing Shellfish due to allergic issues in the past. We have found that chicken seems to be a safe option, plus the cats tend to like this flavor best.

 

 

If you have any issues finding these products locally, please visit:

http://www.chewy.com/

 

 

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