Adopting a Maine Coon
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"When you adopt a Maine Coon be prepared to have a furry face meet you at the door when you come home. You'll have someone waiting patiently to collect a tummy rub and you'll never want for someone to warm your lap and your heart during quiet times." - Anne & Randy Greenlee, Ahwannacoon
First off, ask yourself if you are ready to adopt a kitten. Do you understand the responsibility you will be undertaking? Take a look at this example of one Maine Coon breeder's questionaire and be honest with your answers.
Once you've decided to adopt a Maine Coon, you should know what to expect. Should you look for a shelter cat, or adopt a pure-bred pedigreed cat from a breeder? Read What to expect when you adopt a Maine Coon for some thoughts.
If you decide to adopt a pure-bred Maine Coon from a breeder, be aware that you will be expected to sign a contract and the breeder will ask that you agree to certain restrictions. Three of the most common restrictions are:
When looking for a Maine Coon kitten, these pages may be of some help:
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