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Story Elizabeth Huyink Bolanos

When looking to adopt a Maine Coon, the first thing I did was to go to the TICA website to find a listing of legit and ethical breeders. The breeders need to be registered and sign a code of ethics to be on their website. That was important to me to make sure the kitten’s health and well being was put above the almighty dollar. That is how I found SoCal Maine Coons. From the beginning the owner Alena was great about answering any questions and responding quickly. She is very knowledgeable about her trade and you can tell she has a lot of experience. If she couldn’t respond right away, she would communicate why and when she could resume communication. From the way she runs her business to the way she treats her clients like family you can tell she is so invested in her work. She loves each one of her cats like they are her own kids and that’s the kind of environment that produces healthy, well adjusted kittens. After all the paperwork was finished she allowed a visit at her cattery when my little guy was ready to be picked up. She was very open and transparent about her cattery and invited me into her living room. She spent the next hour or so letting me hold my future kitten, provided me with a list of products that she uses for Maine Coon care and instructed on how to use them. She answered any and every question I had. In the hours and days following the adoption she checked in on us to see how we were adjusting and let me know she was always available no matter how old my cat is. Almost a year later I still have contact with her. I can’t imagine my life without our big boy that we named Leonidas. He is the most loving, playful, gentle, spunky and sweetest cat. I have two other cats and from the get go he was so friendly and wanted to play with them. He came well adjusted and well socialized that we didn’t have any behavior issues to worry about. He isn’t skittish around new people, children or loud sounds. It was like he had always been apart of our family. He wants to be around you without being clingy. He loves cuddles and is so smart that we have taught him tricks like to roll over and fetch. He loves belly rubs and listening to the ice machine. He makes this cute growling sound when he is in his frisky mood and will bring his favorite toy to you when he wants to play. I just recently gave birth and Leonidas is so good around my son. He recognizes that he is vulnerable and is extra careful when he is moving around him and he is so gentle when trying to rub his face or get cuddles with my son. I am so happy with our experience with Alena and SolCal Maine Coons that if I were to adopt again I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

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Elizabeth Huyink Bolanos

Story Susie Robles

I wanted a Maine Coon since 2016 when I saw the picture of one that was on Social Media. I looked for four years trying to find a trustworthy and honest breeder. I didn't want a "kitty mill" sick expensive cat. I contacted many so called breeders and asked them all the same questions. Questions they wouldn't answer. In 2020 I finally found So Cal Maine Coons on Facebook. I asked the same questions that I had always asked. To my surprise she answered each question. I'm fact she went above and beyond answering them. I bought my Maine Coon , Alexander Apple, from her. His name was going to be Alexander The Great. After meeting Alexander and her family his named changed. Her daughters called him Apple because he had a red collar on. They carried these kittens all over and you can see these cats are truly apart of their family. The girls asked that his name stay Apple because they named him that. So we negotiated to Alexander Apple. The cats grow up in their home, with their family. They are loved and well cared for. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Alexander is gorgeous, the veterinarian adores and loves him too. The first thing they said was "we have alot of Maine Coons in our practice. But none of them look like this. He is gorgeous." They ask that cats are kept in crates when they come in. I carry him in, inside his crate. The vet comes out and says "oh no.. Alexander doesn't stay hidden in a crate. Let him out so we can all see him" ❤️ Everyone at the vet take turns coming to see him, pet him and give him treats. And he LOVES it. He also loves our dog. his best buddy is his dog, Panda. Sincerely Renee' Beckwith

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Renee Beckwith

Story Susie Robles

I honestly only have positive memories and experiences with SoCal Maine Coons. This family is very knowledgeable about their cats, caring for them, raising them, and making sure they are the most beautiful and healthy additions to your family. We have had our baby boy Walter for over a year at this time and he's been such a joy. Curious, playful, smart, cuddly boy. He is also our first Maine Coon. Any questions I had, or any concerns- I knew I could message SoCal Maine coons and I had an instant reply, suggestion, and answer. The application and pickup process was a breeze. They communicate with you every step of the way. I had no doubts in my mind that the kitten I was getting was healthy, true to breed, and the one I had picked. Truthfully the best experience I have had, I cannot say enough good things about this cattery.

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Renee Beckwith

Story Diane Moore

SoCal Maine Coons is the absolute best breeder of Maine Coons in California/the world. The owner is one of the most caring breeders I've ever met. I have worked in veterinary medicine for over ten years, so I've had a lot of interactions with many breeders, but SoCal Maine Coons is the best by far.
I met Alena after looking for a kitten who is friendly and good with kids. My "soul cat" had just been diagnosed with cancer, and I wanted a kitten to help my children in their grieving process. Alena provided caring and understanding, matching us with the perfect kitten for our needs. I never once felt pressured or that she was trying to sell me a cat. She wanted me to find the right fit for my family. When meeting her to adopt my kitten, her home was wonderful, and Alena was so friendly and welcoming. It was clear being there how much she loves her cats.
I adopted Kody (now Ragnar) from her almost a year ago. Shortly after adoption him, he unfortunately suffered an injury, and Alena checked on him daily, offered support, and guided us with every question we had. He is much better now and is the love and life of our home. He's wonderful with our kids, so funny, mischievous, and snuggly. He's the perfect cat for us. I will never buy/adopt a Maine Coon from anyone else. And Alena has set the bar very high for any other breeder/person who I have an encounter with. She is a beautiful person inside and out.

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Story Susie Robles

I had been paying attention to Alena’s Cattery for a few years before I finally received my beautiful angel boy a few months ago. “Espiritu Amor” I call him Spiritito for short….. It was obvious that he was very well hand raised with awesome disposition and stellar health. Everything about the process was easy and clean, and generous. We chose each other right away…. This Baby is the Kitten of my dreams, Intelligent, loving, super playful, healthy eater, adaptive, calm, inquisitive. He is growing very large, super fast. He loves to fetch, and brings his toys over for me to play with him…. And he also sleeps like 20 hours a day! LOL

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Story Erica LoGiudice

On the left is Nefertiti, our sweet girl, on the right is our big boy Brus (now known as Olly). They are the most loving, affectionate and playful kittens. They both have very unique personalities and they became part of family immediately. SoCal Maine Coons has always been there when we have questions and the experience has been amazing. If I could, I would take all the kitties! 😻

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Erica LoGiudice

Story Lynn Moe

We are so happy with our kitties. Unfortunately we lost our family dog and we began the search for a new pet. Researched Maine Coons and originally purchased a “fake Maine Coon” that didn’t even exist from a fake website https://www.charriottemainecoons.com…so then we googled local Maine Coon sites and found SoCal Maine Coons. We adopted our first kitty and shortly after adopted another one. We love them both so much and Alena was very easy to contact, answered all our questions and helped us along the process to educate us 🙂 If I could-I would adopt more 😍

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Leslie Selich

Story Kat Howells-Janes

I now have bragging rights! It's been the best since my Ulis has graced my life! From the overwhelming search for a legitimate breeder that had health and integrity in mind. So. Cal. has been above n beyond in answering ?' s and being upfront in anything regarding my purchase of Ulis. It's been 5 happy ms learning n living, loving this special MC. His character is evolving and he's amazing!. Have posted his antics as appreciation, 250likes10shares and so many nice comments. He's smart, purebred, healthy and full of luv! 2 b cont'd ..

Lynn Moe