ADOPTION

ADOPTION

THE

PROCESS

PEDIGREE
ADOPTING YOUR CORNISH REX
or SPHYNX KITTEN

1.  Download, read, and send in the Adoption application.  Make sure you understand the commitment you are about to make.  Make sure you get answers to any questions you have.

2.  When kittens reach four weeks of age, you will receive pictures of the litter and the opportunity to send in your deposit along with your contract.

3.  At eight weeks, your kitten will be evaluated by the vet, shots will be given, and microchip activated.

4.   At 12-14 weeks, your new kitten will be ready to come home!  The balance of your fee is due at time of delivery.

Please keep in mind:  kittens are not released until they are between 12 and 14 weeks old.  This is vital to their health and development.  Kittens learn a lot from their parents and siblings at this age. They are also able to attain a proper level of immunity against common infectious diseases.

All of the pedigree charts at Arizona Cornish Rex and Sphynx goes back for five generations.  It is available upon request but limited to interested buyers.

If you don't already know, pedigree is an accounting of ancestry.  It is a recording, in table or chart form, of a line of ancestors that prove lineage.  Pedigree is sometimes used for people, but is most often used for animals, especially purebreds.

Sometimes known as "papers," legal records of purebreds are maintained by official breed registries, such as
TICA, The International Cat Association, and CFA, the Cat Fanciers' Association.

Breed registries are dedicated to the accurate tracking and recording of pedigrees. They maintain records of birth, death and identifying characteristics of each registered animal.

Pedigree charts assist in the planning of suitable breeding programs to enhance desirable traits. This is how breeders "breed for" specific, desireable traits.


 

SPHYNX KITTENS ................................. $1850.00

CORNISH REX KITTENS ....................... $1425.00

DEPOSIT .................................... ............... $300.00

ADOPTION FEES
SUPPORT

Arizona Cornish Rex and Sphynx will be here to guide you through the entire adoption process. When question arise, call us.  We've been doing this a long time and we want things to go smoothly for you before, during and after you adopt.

  • Each kitten carries with them a 100% health guarantee.

  • Before adopted, each is spayed or neutered, and micro-chipped. 

  • Each receives their age-appropriate shots, and their health is certified by a registered veterinarian

  • Each kitten goes home in his or her own cat house.

WHY PUREBREDS COST MORE

If you don't already know, true breeders do not make money from breeding.  The costs involved make profits all but impossible.  They do it for the love of a particular breed. 

Substantial profits only come from places that are known as "Puppy Mills," where animals are mass produced.  The list includes cats, dogs, rabbits, and more.

More often than not animals are bred under truly horrible conditions.  That's not to say that all of them are run like this but, if you plan on purchasing a pet, you might want to find out. 

 

Moral and ethical issues aside, it's not unusual for animals who come from these "mills" to have physical and emotional problems.

Producing healthy, well-adjusted litters with desirable temperaments takes a lot of work.  It is time consuming, expensive, and requires years of experience to get it right.


Desirable kittens begin with desirable parents, and their parents, who usually cost thousands of dollars, come from pure, well-documented bloodlines that are legally protected.

Parent cats and their babies require lots of care, and to ensure the success of entire litters, including the parents, they receive only the best available.

Aside from financial issues all domestic animals for whom we've chosen to take responsibility deserve the best we can give them, not to mention how expensive it would be to lose a litter or a parent and have to cover all the vet bills.

All the cats get top quality food and before they can eat, the babies get special formulas.   The list of things that are needed to keep all the kitties healthy and thriving, including the parent cats, is pretty long.

Good breeders also sacrifice a lot of personal time tending to and handling their kittens so that they can become healthy, well-adjusted and properly socialized companions.

 

Kittens that are not properly socialized run the risk of becoming skittish, some even develop problematic behaviors. 

Understandably, people don't want a kitten with problems, and breeders don't want them coming back.  It's  not good for their reputations, it's costly, and it's time consuming. 

 

To help protect their investment and their kittens, good breeders will always require and honor  a written contract between them and the buyer.

  

Contracts spell out all the rules, and they don't just protect the breeder, they protect the rights of everyone involved, including the rights of the animal's. When signing any contract, always read and understand it before you sign.

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