Kittens are ready for adoption at between 12-16 weeks of age. In some cases at 10 weeks. Kittens will have their first two sets of shots and be de wormed and box trained. Breeder provides new owners with a shot record, health guarantee and bag or a coupon for a bag of the kitten food the kitten is eating. Kittens are usually vet check before leaving the cattery. But, this is not always possible. Any and all vet bills incurred on any kitten prior to leaving "Dragon Heart Cattery" are the breeders responsibility.
*Note: Dragon Heart Cattery reserves the right to cancel any sale or refuse sale of a kitten or cat to any person(s).
Spaying & Neutering: All pet kittens will be spayed or neutered before leaving "Dragon Heart Cattery". In some cases the registration slip can be held until proof of neutering or spaying is provided. Once I have written documentation, then papers will be provided to new owners.
Health Guarantee: All kittens come with a one week written health guarantee. This allows new owners ample time to have their new kitten vet checked by their vet. Kittens are guaranteed to be Leukemia and FIV, and FIP free and in general good health. Guarantee is for replacement of kitten only. NO cash refunds. In some rare cases if a kitten goes to a new owner and if the kitten becomes sick with a non- life threatening illness or problem ( upper respiratory infection, ear mitts, worms, etc.) within the first week or two. Breeder at her discretion may pay for medications for kitten. Other than that breeder does not pay for any tests or vet bills. I also give a two year written genetic health guarantee. This is for replacement of kitten only. I require written documentation from the new owners vet which must state the cause of death and date. In rare cases if after purchasing a kitten, the kitten is found to have a genetic disorder and it is non-life threatening and if both owner and breeder are in agreement kitten can be replaced with another kitten.
Deposit's, Payments and Refunds:
I accept deposits on kittens at four weeks of age. This deposit holds the kitten until delivery or shipping. With final payment expected before shipping or at time of delivery. I require a $150.00 dollar deposit to hold a kitten which is Non-Refundable should buyer change their mind. Should a kitten be found to have a birth defect or genetic disorder before delivery or shipping the cash deposit would be refunded or credited towards another kitten. Which ever buyer prefers. I accept deposit's through Papal which is a safe and secure method of payment or in the form of a money order or preferably cash.
Dragon Heart Cattery Sales:
Pets : These are cats that do not conform to the breed standard completely and have imperfection's in body, coloring, eye color and are sold without breeding rights. They are just pets and are NOT FOR BREEDING.
Breeders : These are cats that conform to the breed standard as close as possible with maybe one slight imperfection. They are sold with breeding rights.
Show : These are cats that conform to the show standards as far as type, coloring, eye color, etc. They are sold with breeding rights. At present I am not producing any show kittens.
I ship all of my kittens using either Alaskan Airlines for short flights (price varies). And, for longer flights I use Continental Airlines at a fee of about $99.00 or Delta Airlines at $180.00. I prefer to ship out of Medford, Oregon But, this is not always possible so I ship out of Portland, Oregon also. When shipping out of Portland all shipping is done on a Friday or on the weekends. This seems to work best for most people. When I have to make a trip up to Portland to ship, I ask a small fee to help with gas expensives and for my time. Portland, is 4 1/2 hours north of me and is an all day trip up and back. In some cases not all airlines fly into certain airports and then I use what ever airline is available. So, prices on shipping are not guaranteed. Shipping is limited to certain times of the year due to heat restrictions imposed by certain airlines. But, normally it is not a problem. Buyers pay for a health certificate which is $25.00 and for a carrier which is about $25.00. All kittens have to be at least 8 weeks of age to ship, this is a requirement imposed by the airlines. Two kittens at a time can usually be ship in one carrier providing the kittens and the carrier are under a certain weight. This works for individuals wanting to adopt two kittens or for two friends wanting kittens and they want to split shipping costs. I make no money off shipping my kittens and prices are at what the airlines charge me. With some airlines I can ship "freight collect" with new owners paying for the shipping at time of pick up. This is a nice convenience. With other airlines shipping has to be pre-paid at time of shipping. So, in these cases I have to collect shipping cost up front. In rare cases a kitten has to be kenneled over night due to no straight through flights. This expense is the new owners. This usually happens when shipping out of the States.
When ever possible I like to hand deliver my kittens and meet new owners. This is possible if new owners live in Oregon, Washington, or Northern California. Also for States like Idaho or Nevada driving and meeting a party half way is possible. When delivering a kitten, a $20.00 delivery fee is asked to help with gas and expenses. All hand deliveries are done on the weekends.
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon