I picked up Fergie in January 2011 and was delighted by how playful and quirky she was. 5 months later she is just as playful, even more quirky and has such a great personality.
Kostya was great in answering all my questions; he was quick, informative and sensitive. He carefully explained to me how two short haired cats can produce long haired kittens, a surprise which has turned into Fergie's most admired trait - her long soft fur. My favorite thing about Soft Paws was how often the website was updated with pictures of my growing kitten during her 3 months with her mom.
I would highly recommend Soft Paws to everybody.
|Lisa and Patrick Colgan
My husband and I had been considering getting a British Shorthair for sometime when I came across the Soft Paws Cattery website while looking for breeders. I was absolutely delighted to find out that they were in Calgary and actually had available kittens. After speaking with Kostya, I knew that Soft Paws would be an excellent place to get our new kitten from. It is clear from the start how much they care and love their cats and kittens and how important it is for them to ensure that their kittens are going to a good home.
Oliver joined our family in January and he has been an absolute delight - a wonderful kitten full of personality and love. He has been a wonderful addition to out family The best thing of all is that the terrific service from Soft Paws did not end after we got Oliver - they have been available to answer any questions we have had along the way.
Without hesitation I would highly recommend Soft Paws to anyone who is looking for a British Shorthair.
Lisa and Patrick Colgan
I had been looking for a British Shorthair for a long while before finding Softpaws Cattery and even considered getting one from a breeder across the country, but as luck would have it I contacted them just in time to reserve a kitten. I am ecstatic to have my new family member and am amazed by how friendly, and flexible Softpaws was to work with. They breed beautiful kittens and are a pleasure to work with, and I love how much they genuinely care for their cats and kittens, and that is the most important part. Would highly recommend them, and the British breed. The perfect cat!
|Karyn and Matt Kraemer
We received our tortie girl Cookie (who now goes by the name Jane) in
November 2010. We are a professional couple in our thirties with no children
and we had been searching for the right kitten for about a year. We
contacted Kostya and we knew we had the right fit. For the weeks leading up
to Jane's arrival to our home, we had so many questions and Kostya was
always available by email or phone. We felt very prepared and comforted on
the front end. As we live in Kelowna, there was much discussion about the
best way to get Jane here. In the end, Kostya arranged for her to travel on
West Jet. He even went out of his way to rearrange her travel early to our
benefit when West Jet made some last minute changes that would have delayed
But getting Jane home is a true testament to Soft Paws Cattery. Jane is well
adjusted, happy and despite her journey, very relaxed. She is well trained
with her scratching post and her litter. We bought the same food and litter
from Kostya that she uses and we know that helped with her adjustment.
Kostya was in regular contact after her arrival, and helped us with what to
expect. He truly cares about this little kitten, and you can see it in her
personality. She is precious and she is already incredibly well-loved. We
would thoroughly recommend Soft Paws Cattery.
Karyn and Matt
Dear Kostya and Oxana,
Our family wishes to thank you for bringing Luna into our home. From the moment we met you it was clear that your kittens were being brought up in a peaceful and caring environment. This of course is extremely important in a kitten's development. We also very much appreciate that you allowed us to visit with Luna and the other kittens while we waited for Luna to become big enough to leave her Mom, Michelle.
Luna is an absolute delight. She starts purring when we walk into the room and loves to cuddle with the kids. She is a curious kitten who likes to sit on the heated floor in the bathroom and watch the water stream from the shower head when we have our morning showers. Sometimes she will sit on the digital scale to see what happens.
We consider ourselves to be very lucky to have found such a terrific cattery. We will gladly recommend you to our friends.
The Crang-Semadeni family
|Kyle and April Hadden
When we found Softpaws Cattery by a chance internet search, we did not realize how lucky we were in finding this amazing British Shorthair breeder in Calgary. After looking at their beautiful cats and reading about their wonderful temperament, we knew that this breed was right for us. We adopted our blue male, Rupert, in January 2010 and he has swiftly found his place in our hearts and home. Rupert loves to cuddle, especially in the morning when his favourite form of affection is giving kisses by rubbing his nose on our chins. We often joke that he is half dog the way he follows us around the house and especially when he is in the mood to play fetch with his favourite toy.
Rupert's gregarious personality makes him the centre of attention when friends and family are over and he manages to make everybody fall in love with him when they meet him.
Kostya and Oxana are wonderful, caring breeders who treat all their kittens as members of their family for life. They are always available for questions and welcome you into their home to visit your kitten. They have given us a beautiful, well-mannered and affectionate kitten that we absolutely adore. Thank-you Kostya and Oxana.
Kyle and April Hadden
|Kathy Dailey and George Zakravsky
Little Ivy is the most well adjusted kitty I have ever met. She traveled to Edmonton with minimal fuss. She accepted our home almost immediately. She explored the entire house twice then settled in. She eats, plays, uses the litter box with no problem, and even sleeps with us. She is just adorable, and already is part of the family.
Thanks again Kostya and Oxana
Kathy Dailey and George Zakravsky
|Chris & Ron McLeish
We purchased a blue-cream female from Softpaws Cattery in June of 2009. I was very excited to find out that not only was there a British Shorthair breeder in Calgary but in the same community we lived in-Cranston in the deep SE of the city! We were originally 4th on the waiting list but moved up to first after the kittens were available-this was exciting but nerve racking at the same time-I had first choice of the kitten I wanted in the litter but with all the kittens available it made it hard to decide which bundle of joy to bring home. Sky is now almost 5 mths old, she is much more then we expected and we love her more and more every day if that's even possible! She made us proud at the recent TICA Cat Show we were at here in Calgary and has turned out to be absolutely beautiful with a fantastic temperament! She is not always craving attention and although not a lap cat, does have her cuddly moments. She does sleep with us every night and loves to cuddle when tired or early in the morning when waking up. Kostya and Oxana are awesome, caring people who take great pride in their cats and kittens. They are not only British Shorthair breeders but friends. They are very knowledgeable about the breed and enjoy learning more about them all the time. We would highly recommend talking with them if you are interested in adopting one of these fine kittens. We keep in touch and they are always there with a helping hand. We were always welcome to visit our kitten any time before she was ready to come home at 12 weeks. Thank you again Kostya and Oxana for this wonderful experience!
Sincerely, Chris & Ron McLeish