cats and kittens

The information on this page is important; please read before contacting me with questions.

Pelaqita Persians' reserves the right to refuse or cancel a sale (Sales Contract/Health Guarantee) to anyone at ANY time and for ANY reason before a client taking possession of a kitten or cat. All monies paid to Pelaqita Persians towards the purchase of a kitten will be refunded to Buyer if Pelaqita Persians cancels the contract before Buyer taking possession of the kitten or cat.

I do NOT sell to pet shops or third-party buyer(s) for resale.

Our Persian kittens do not leave my home until THEY are ready, which is between 12 and 20 weeks of age. Kittens going to non-show homes or non-breeding homes (a pet home) are: spay or neutered, have age appropriate vaccinations and wormings, and have had a health check at around 11 weeks of age from my veterinarian.

If I currently do not have kittens or do not have a kitten that matches your criteria, you can ask to be on my "wait list," please review this page in its entirety and if interested in being considered for one my Persian kittens, please fill out and send in the on-line Application. Or, I can give you a referral to a good breeder that may have what you are looking for.

CFA Registration

Pelaqita Persians is a show cattery and therefore, registering my kittens (even the ones that are destined for pet or non-show homes), is imperative to my goals as a breeder. Registrations are also important to the CFA as those fees help support the many causes the CFA supports.

Due to the importance of CFA registration, my policy regarding the individual registration for each kitten is:

paw printA kitten buyer will have to decide on a registered name at least two weeks before the scheduled due date for the kitten to go to its new home.

paw printKitten buyer notifies me of the name, and

paw printI will register the kitten with the CFA with the registration name and the Certificate of Registration will reflect the kitten buyer as the owner.

If a kitten buyer is unable to think of a name, then I will choose a registered name for the kitten and register it with the CFA. The certificate will reflect the new owner's name and the kitten's registered name. Click for more information on Registering a Pedigreed Cat.

Health Guarantee - Contracts

Our Persian kittens come with a 5-year written Health - Genetic Guarantee as long as you agree to continue feeding Life's Abundance cat food.  (If a buyer does not want to feed the same food, a one (1) year health guarantee will apply).  I  also offer a 6-year health guarantee as an addendum to my health/genetic guarantee which specifically addresses ONLY Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).

Life's Abundance Cat Food

My Persian cats and kittens eat Life's Abundance cat food. I  believe so strongly in this healthy, naturally formulated cat food, continuing to feed the Life's Abundance is a condition of sale to receive my five (5) year genetic/health guarantee. For more information on Life's Abundance Cat Food, visit their site. If you would rather not feed the food we recommend, then a one (1) year health guarantee will apply.

Life's Abundance Daily Supplement and Vitamin Supplement

My Persian cats and kittens receive Life's Abundance Daily Supplement and continuing to give Life's Abundance daily supplement is a condition of sale for my five (5) year genetic/health guarantee. Information on Life's Abundance Daily Nutritional Supplement.

Prices

Persian cat and kitten prices will vary depending on adherence to the breed standard, color, availability, and other factors.

Persian kitten price

Persian Kittens (a kitten that is already spayed or neutered - non-show/non-breeding home)

$900 - $2,000

Breeder Quality Kittens (intact with breeding rights)

$1,500 - $2,500

Show Quality Kittens (intact with breeding rights)

$2,000 - $3,500

Show Quality Kittens for Premier Classes (altered cat - no breeding rights)

$900 - $2,000

Retired adults are priced very reasonably (includes spay/neuter fee) at $600 - $800.

Breeder Quality or Show Potential Quality Persian Kittens

I welcome all inquiries from people that desire to possibly show and/or breed their Persians. I enjoy mentoring new breeders who are interested in showing and breeding.

I believe cat shows (competition) are the only true way to determine if a breeder is producing progeny that meet the Persian Breed Standard. Does that mean that every kitten is show or breeder quality? NO! Genetics being what they are, a breeder considers herself or himself extremely lucky to get one show potential kitten in a litter. Beware of breeders who say every kitten they produce are "show quality".

For information on breeder or show quality Persian kittens, please Contact me.

Reserving A Kitten

I can only reserve your Persian kitten if I receive a deposit for that kitten. Kittens with a deposit are listed as "Reserved" on the "Available" page. Kittens that are paid-in-full are listed as "Sold" on the "Available" page.

Deposits and Hold, Refunds and Replacements

We require a non-refundable deposit of one-half (1/2) of the price for that kitten. The balance due, (including any delivery costs – see Delivery), is due and payable at the agreed upon time. The Health/Genetic Guarantee/Contract must be read, agreed to, signed and returned to Pelaqita Persians before any kitten leaves my home. Therefore, make sure you read, understand, and agree to the terms of the Contract before reserving a kitten and sending a deposit.

All deposits are non-refundable

If a kitten has been reserved and if the kitten buyer cannot pay the balance due, buyer forfeits the deposit and will not receive a kitten.

A kitten is considered "Reserved" for said Buyer and is designated as such on our website or Facebook page after said 50% deposit is paid to Pelaqita Persians. All deposits are considered a "good faith" agreement between Buyer and Pelaqita Persians as outlined below:

1.   Pelaqita Persians agrees to "hold" said kitten for Buyer until said kitten can be placed into Buyer's care after 12 weeks of age, AND the balance due must be paid in full to Pelaqita Persians (including, but not limited to, balance due, and any associated delivery fees). Said kitten would not be delivered or leave Pelaqita Persians' home unless and until all monies are paid to Pelaqita Persians, and Buyer executes and returns a signed copy of the Health/Genetic Guarantee. If the balance due is not paid to Pelaqita Persians at the agreed upon time, any deposit is deemed "forfeited" as outlined in Forfeiture and Liquidated Damage Clause.

A. Forfeiture and Liquidated Damage Clause: A deposit is forfeited if Buyer changes his/her mind and no longer desires to purchase said kitten from Pelaqita Persians (for any reason) or is unable to pay Pelaqita Persians the balance due on said reserved kitten within the agreed upon time. Said forfeited deposit is considered liquidated damages to Pelaqita Persians including, but not limited to:

  i.   Pelaqita Persians has turned away other potential buyers when a "hold" was placed on said kitten;

  ii. An older kitten has a drastically reduced value and can no longer be sold for the original purchase price.

  iii. Between the time the kitten should have gone to its new home at the approximate age of twelve (12) weeks and when it is finally sold to a secondary purchaser, Pelaqita Persians will have suffered the increased costs associated with the feeding, care, and other additional vaccinations and/or wormings required to keep said kitten in saleable condition from the original date of sale onward.

    2.   If, through an act of nature or other unforeseen reason, said kitten which was placed on "Hold" becomes unavailable, Pelaqita Persians agrees to sell to Buyer, a kitten of "like-quality and price" from either an existing litter or from an upcoming litter.

  A.   Such replacement kitten of "like-quality and price" shall be made within two (2) years from the date the original deposit was accepted by Pelaqita Persians.

  B.   If Buyer chooses not to accept said replacement kitten within two (2) years from the date the original deposit was accepted by Pelaqita Persians, the deposit is forfeited as outlined above in the Forfeiture and Liquidated Damage Clausesection.

  C.   If Pelaqita Persians cannot provide a replacement kitten of "like-quality and price" within two (2) years from the date the original deposit was accepted by Pelaqita Persians, then Buyer agrees to accept a replacement kitten of any color, and/or sex. Buyer understands and agrees to make a choice from what is offered or all other rights are forfeited, and no monies will be refunded to Buyer.

D.   Pelaqita Persians is only obligated to Buyer so long as Pelaqita Persians is still breeding and selling Persian kittens.

Deposits, Wait List, and More

When a kitten buyer fills out and submits the on-line Application, Pelaqita Persians keeps that Application until we are expecting kittens or kittens are born. Then, I will notify all Applicants about the upcoming litter or what kittens have been born. A buyer can then change their "Wait List" status by sending a deposit to ensure placement on the RESERVED list on "first come, first serve" basis. (Example: I have two deposits and 10 people on the Wait List without deposits, when the kittens arrive, the two people that have given me a deposit will have first and second choice [depending on when I receive each deposit] before the people on the Wait List.) Pelaqita Persians will not "Reserve" a particular kitten for a kitten buyer until a deposit is received.

IMPORTANT:   As a show breeder, Pelaqita Persians reserves the right of "First Pick" of any litter. After evaluating the kittens for potential show quality, I reserve the right to my choice of which kitten (or kittens) I choose to keep BEFORE the people that have already given me a deposit for a kitten and the people on the Wait List get to choose a kitten. As a Show Breeder, I breed to continue a line, improve the breed, and hope to produce that one "perfect" kitten to continue my line and continue showing. For these reasons, I reserve the right to keep a kitten that I feel will enable me to go forward in my breeding program. The rest of any litter will then be placed to qualified, forever homes based on deposits received and Wait List status.

Cancellation

Pelaqita Persians reserves the express right to cancel a Sale with the Buyer, if at any time before the kitten leaves my home, I determine the placement of the kitten or cat with the Buyer will be harmful in any way to the kitten (or cat) or not a good match for the kitten (or cat) or Pelaqita Persians. All monies paid to Pelaqita Persians towards the purchase price of the kitten (or cat) will be refunded to the Buyer ONLY if Pelaqita Persians cancels a sale under this "Cancellation" policy.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Cash. Credit cards and debit cards are accepted via Square or PayPal. Pelaqita Persians will accept personal checks, as long as there is plenty time for the check to clear our bank before the kitten leaves our home.

You will receive written receipt/confirmation either by e-mail or the United States mail of my receiving your payment.

Delivery Information

The airlines' are no longer accepting Persian cats (as well as about 35+ other breeds) as live cargo. Therefore, I can no longer ship a kitten to a buyer.

Picking Up Your Kitten: Please be sure to bring a cat carrier for safe transport of the kitten. No kitten will leave my home unless a carrier is provided. If a kitten buyer does not have a cat carrier with them on the date of pick-up, a carrier can be purchased from me for $35. This provision is for the safety and well-being of the kitten or cat while traveling in your car.

If a kitten buyer is unable to come to my home and pick their kitten up, the kitten buyer must arrange for a private courier.

Other Useful Information

Appointments: If you have made an appointment to meet with me, please be on time. Please call me to reschedule your appointment if you are going to be more than 15 minutes late. If I feel that you are not being serious about getting one of our kittens, or considerate of my time, I reserve the right not to reschedule your appointment or not to sell a kitten to you.

De-Clawing

I do not support the inhumane practice of declawing cats. Many people are unaware of what this surgery entails; a veterinarian surgically removes the first joint of each of the cat's toes. Further, studies suggest that declawing a cat over the age of one year can result in psychological problems in the cat such as not using its litter box, marking its territory, aggression, and fighting.

I will not sell a kitten or cat to a home that is going to declaw as it is inhumane and maims the cat.

Soft Paws - for a safe alternative to declawing. I have used and recommend Soft Paws. They are simple to use and effective at preventing damage to your furniture, curtains, and other household goods.

Placement Package

Pelaqita Persians has an extensive "Kitten Packet" containing pictures, pedigree, kitten food starter packet, articles on care and grooming, and more. My Persian Cat Placement Package.