Reservations

Jenika loved spending time in my office.  She enjoyed helping with paperwork, and was a wonderful file shredder.  She was a delightful girl, but very high allergen (silver color).

Kitten Wait List - Sept 10, 2022

We are a cooperative of families raising kittens with love and attention.  They are in our homes and underfoot.  Kittens raised one-litter at a time are more confident, gentler with children, and make nicer pets. Kittens may leave for new homes from 11 - 16 weeks of age.

Due to time constraints, we limit phone calls to folks with reservations.  We respond to emails every few days, please feel free to send a reminder if we do not reply.  The website wait list is updated every few weeks.  

Our wait list averages 6-18 months depending on allergy level needed.  At this time, we are accepting reservations on the West Coast - and ship Alaska Airlines on direct flights from PDX.

Email Sarah Starr for general inquiries about kitten availability and new applications.  

Sarah@LundbergSiberians.com ~ Email for applications and kitten sales 

PDF ~ Kitten Application   Please review our cattery polices below prior to submitting an application

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Notes for families with cat allergies

We license Fel d1 saliva test kits to other Siberian catteries in the US & Canada, for more information on testing, see:   Kitten Testing.com  

Buying an untested kitten:  Testing in-person with kittens 12 weeks or older is a good indicator of future allergic reactions. Even low allergen matings can produce normal allergen kittens, so obtain medical advice before exposing children with severe cat allergies to Siberians.  

 1.  Start with the kitten close to your face, (but not against your skin) and waft air from the kitten towards your face.  If there is any itchy nose eyes or throat, or odd “smell”, stop testing and gently rinse your face.  If the reaction subsides quickly, test with a different kitten. If the reaction persists, stop and wait for another day.

 2.  Briefly place face-in-fur with the kitten that caused the least reaction.  If there is no reaction, hold the kitten to the face for a minute, and then wait for 10-15 minutes.  Cat allergens build up in the home for six months, and reactions will get worse with time. Do not take home a kitten if there is any reaction.

We do not advise testing or purchase of kittens younger than 12 weeks of age.   Younger kittens do not produce stable amounts of allergen.  Kittens separated from their mother and littermates before 12 weeks can develop unstable behaviors.

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Application: Our Kitten Application is not a contract, but just a request to be added to our wait list.  We do not require or accept wait-list deposits.  Kittens are offered to families based on the order of the wait list. 

When kittens are available, we email families with reservations.  We require a simple reply to emails regarding kitten availability.  To avoid missing cattery correspondence, please “Whitelist” our email address. 

Shipping:  We are located near Salem Oregon, and prefer kittens are picked up at the cattery. We do ship on direct flights from PDX using Alaska Airlines. Shipping Fees average $750 for air Cargo, flight certificate, carrier and related expenses.  Kittens flying to a single destination will be sent together in one carrier -- and buyers will need to pickup the kittens at the same time.  Shipping kittens together reduces panic and helps the kittens adapt to their new homes quicker. Owners flying with their kittens will be charged $150 for a flight certificate and rabies vaccine.

Preferences:    Kittens in the lowest two allergen ranges are reserved for families with high-risk allergies.  We allow two “skips” for color, gender, or personal reasons.  After that time, we may drop or move reservations to the bottom of the waitlist.  We cannot guarantee color preferences in homes with severe allergies.

Returns:  Kittens may be returned within 15 days for a full refund.  Tested kittens is guaranteed for 90 days.  After 15 days, we may charge a $400 return fee and require a vet exam. Refunds do not include shipping charges.

Allergies:  After reviewing your application, we may call to discuss high-risk allergies. We are willing to send fur samples to families on the wait list.  If horse or rabbit allergies are present, please read Secondary Allergies.  We may request individuals with severe allergies pick up their kitten at the cattery.

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Prices:  Kitten prices for 2022 / 2023. 

Tested kittens are priced based on their individual allergen level.  Our untested litters tend to be higher allergen and are reserved for families mild or no cat allergies.  

Our prices for the lowest allergen kittens may be higher than other catteries, but our guarantee is more gracious. We work with families where high-risk allergies (anaphylaxis, hives, asthma) are problematic, and with individuals who have reacted to Siberians in the past.

Our Cat Allergen Chart © was created to help understand allergy severity.  Compare the levels below to the worst symptoms you expect from snuggling with a normal-allergen cat.

$2000   Untested             Allergen levels will vary from low to normal.
$2000   Normal                Normal (high) allergen, not for homes with cat allergies
$2800   Medium Low      M
ild eye irritation and stuffy nose from cat allergies 
$3800   Low allergen       Runny nose, severe eye irritation, coughing 
$5000   Very Low             Itchy skin, light sneezing, severe runny nose, asthma from cats
$6400   Extra Low           Hives, swelling, sneezing, acute cat induced asthma 

© 2005.  Cat Allergen Chart Copyrighted by Meredith Lundberg, DBA Lundberg Siberians / KittenTesting.com

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Kitten Reservation List

Families may choose a kitten one level up or down from the level requested.  Very Low & Extremely Low kittens are reserved for highly allergic families.  If allergies to cats, horses, or rabbits are severe - and the family has not spent time with a Siberian - we may require the allergic person is present at kitten pickup. 

The “Breeder Reserve” noted below reflects that we do keep several kittens for breeding yearly, both to maintain our lines and continue to breed towards lower allergen. 

Name # Allergen Level Pickup in person
Breeder Reserve 1 Ex low NA
CA Veronica T 1 Ex Low Recommend
CA Nina T 1 Ex Low Recommend
NY Jackson H 1 Low Not required
OR Kelly R 2 Low Local
OR Jaime L 1 Ex low Required
WA Sena J 1 Very Low Required
CA Tam & Josh 1 Ex Low Required
OR Kelsey D 1 Medium Local
MA Mary T 1 Normal NA
IA Joe V 1 Ex Low Required
CA Lindsay W 2 Normal Not required
CA Marty L 1 Normal Not required
WA Aneesa S 1 Ex Low Required
CA Kristin B 1 Normal Not required
WA Sofia D 1 Low Local
OR Carrie D 1 Ex Low Required
OR Stephanie C 1 Normal Local
CA Sabrina T 1 Very low Not required
CA Sally K 1 Medium Not required
CA Navneet 1 Ex Low Recommend
CA Katherine F 1 Very Low Required
CA Jennifer L 1 Very Low Recommend
WA Ava N 2 Normal Local
CA Robyn K 1 Low Not required
CA Sirin H 2 Very Low Not required
WA Susie T 1 Very Low Local
CO Alyson D 1 Very low Not required
CA Pamela M 1 Ex low Not required
CA Jamie C 1 Ex Low Required
OR Kathy T 1 Normal Local
OR Janie C 1 Low Local
OR Carie C 1 Low Local
WA Linda & Art 1 Medium Local
CA Elizabeth T 1 Very Low Not Required
WA Ellen L 1 Very Low Local
OR Charlotte W 1 Discuss Local
CA Jennifer S 1 Medium Not Required
CA Rachel P 1 Normal NA
~ Tanya H 1 ~ ~
CA Madesyn B 1 Normal NA

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© Meredith Lundberg 2015