Adopting a Sphynx kitten from Barecats Sphynx is based on a first come first served basis. We do require a deposit to hold a kitten. All deposits are non-refundable. The remaining balance is due before the kitten is shipped or picked up. We do not accept deposits on kittens that are not born yet. I want everyone to choose a kitten from what we have available as there are never any guarantees of what colors or patterns will be born in any one litter of kittens.
You will find that the prices of Sphynx kittens vary a little depending on if you are looking to buy a kitten as a pet or one to show and breed. All of our pet kittens are spayed or neutered before they leave Barecats. This is a huge plus for the kittens and a benefit for the new owners too. Young kittens recover from surgery much faster than older cats or even young adults. Young kittens that are spayed or neutered are usually jumping around and playing no later than a day after the surgery—some are even fiesty the evening of the surgery! Altered kittens can be placed in their new homes shortly after their surgery. I usually let the males go within five days after their neuter as there are no stitches to be removed. The females take a little longer because they do have one stitch that needs to be removed 10-14 days after their spay.
Many studies have been conducted on the benefits of early spay/neuter. The studies have come to the conclusion that the early spaying and neutering has had no known ill side effects on the kittens.
Every Sphynx kitten or cat comes with a health guarantee. We also have a contract. This is to protect the Sphynx kitten, Sphynx buyer, and the Sphynx breeder. Please see our contract for more information.
We always welcome visitors to Barecats Sphynx to pick out and to visit their new Sphynx kitten. It is always nice when new owners can pick up their kitten in person. However, we realize that this is not always an option. When needed, many of our kittens travel to their new homes via Continental or American Airlines. We can ship the kittens to any major airport in the USA—weather permitting. They are sent to you in an airline approved carrier that is yours to keep. I have had only good experiences shipping the kittens. I have found that the airline employees are very careful with all of the animals that they handle
Here at Barecats Sphynx we are not interested in selling our Sphynx kittens for breeding purposes to those who have not done sufficient research on the breed. Breeding the Sphynx requires many hours of time and effort. It is like having a full time job. The Sphynx require and need a lot of attention and care when growing up and one must be completely dedicated to breeding for health and quality first. We also require that all kittens sold to persons interested in breeding ALSO be shown in the CFA or TICA. Showing is an important part of breeding. It helps all dedicated breeders to keep their cats in line with the “Sphynx Breed Standard”. Showing is also very time consuming and expensive. If you are interested in breeding and showing a Sphynx you may contact me for more information.