Susan and Our Maine Coon boy “Chip” welcome to our site.
Welcome to our website. We hope you enjoy seeing our gorgeous pedigreed Maine Coon cats and please enjoy taking a look. We are located in San Diego, California.
Our Cattery History
Cascade Mountain is a registered cattery with TICA and with CFA since 1991.
We actively show our cats in TICA (The International Cat Association) locally, and occasionally in other states. We are fortunate to have many Supreme Grand Champions, Regional Winners and several International Winners’ in the years we’ve been breeding/showing. Our breeding cats have carefully chosen pedigrees that feature healthy lines with great personality, and show winning conformations to the Maine Coon standard. Along with this dedication to pedigree and health is the belief that high quality cat food is essential for the life and health of the cats we treasure and share our lives with.
Maine Coon Characteristics
We breed and raise healthy, beautiful Maine Coons. These are cats that will take your breath away as you marvel at their size and see their exquisite facial expression, and long flowing classic coat. The breed is known for their wonderful personality and sweet social nature so we take special care in selecting only cats with this trait for our breeding program.
Health Testing on our Breeding Cats
We are dedicated to raising healthy kittens and with that ideal in mind we screen our breeding cats with board certified veterinary cardiologists to test for heart health. Only cats with normal healthy hearts are used and they must be DNA negative for the one known marked gene in Maine Coons that is thought to cause heart disease. This is the only legitimate science breeders have to screen for genetic heart health and it does reduce the population of cats that will inherit HCM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy). However it cannot guarantee our cats or their kittens future long term health.
Socializing our Kittens
Our kittens are raised in the social environment of our home and they are fed a premium grain free cat healthy diet appropriate for a carnivore both canned and raw meat. Kittens are vaccinated on a schedule and the litter is examined by our veterinarian before they are released to their new families at approx 12 to 14 weeks old.