If you live in New York and you have your heart set on adopting a Sphynx kitten, the best place to start is with Sphynx cat breeders in New York.
I’ve done the research for you and put together a list of all the Sphynx breeders I was able to find at the time of publishing.
Obviously, I cannot endorse any of these breeders, you’ll have to do your own due diligence.
But I don’t doubt you’ll be able to find the perfect kitten through one of the breeders listed below – good luck!
Sphynx Cat Breeders in New York | Kittens & Cats for Sale
|Sphynx NYC||Brooklyn, NY||646-885-1515||https://sphynx.nyc/|
|Sphynx Town||Long Island, NY||347-200-7461||https://sphynxtown.com/|
|Levkoys of New York||Brooklyn, NY||718-916-0793||http://www.levkoysofny.com/|
|Grucci’s Sphynx Cattery||Bellport, NY||631-484-0513||http://www.gruccisphynx.com/|
|Gorgeous Sphynx Kittens||Staten Island, NY||917-924-8992||https://www.statenislandsphynxcats.com/|
|Syracuse Sphynx Cattery||Syracuse, NY||NA||https://www.syracusesphynx.com/|
Address – Brooklyn, NY
Phone – 646-885-1515
Website – https://sphynx.nyc/
Address – Long Island, NY
Phone – 347-200-7461
Website – https://sphynxtown.com/
Levkoys of New York
Address – Brooklyn, NY 11229
Phone – 718-916-0793
Website – http://www.levkoysofny.com/
Grucci’s Sphynx Cattery
Address – Bellport, NY 11713
Phone – 631-484-0513
Website – http://www.gruccisphynx.com/
Gorgeous Sphynx Kittens
Address – Staten Island, NY
Phone – 917-924-8992
Website – https://www.statenislandsphynxcats.com/
Syracuse Sphynx Cattery
Address – Syracuse, NY
Phone – NA
Website – https://www.syracusesphynx.com/
Tips for Choosing a Breeder or Cattery to Adopt From
It’s a huge decision and lifestyle choice to adopt a new kitten and it’s an even bigger deal when you’re paying a lot of money for a rare breed like a Sphynx.
Therefore it’s important you do your due diligence when considering a breeder to ensure you get a healthy kitten.
The first thing to check is that the breeder is registered with either The International Cat Association (TICA) or The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA).
It’s not a deal-breaker if they’re not, but these two organizations are dedicated to preserving rare breeds and helping breeders to operate ethically.
When you’ve found a breeder near you you’re happy to work with, some of the questions I recommend asking at a minimum are:
Can you visit your kitten? – You will want to visit your kitten, that’s normal. With all the lockdown restrictions and other covid-related issues, it’s not always possible.
Any breeder should be willing to do some live facetime sessions, or Skype, Zoom, whatever is your preferred method at the very least.
Questionnaires and contracts – Buying a Sphynx is expensive, and good breeders always want to see their kittens go to good homes.
You will likely be asked to fill out a questionnaire before you can be considered for adopting a kitten.
There will also be a contract detailing all the important terms and conditions of the deal. Read all the documents carefully.
Vaccinations – Check which vaccinations the breeder will be giving your kitten, and which you’re responsible for.
I’m sure this is something they would cover, but the sooner you talk about it the better. Vaccinations are important to the health of kittens, make sure you know where you stand.
How Much Will a Sphynx Cost?
There is no set price for a Sphynx. In fact, the price of a Sphynx can vary a lot depending on how well-bred it is, if it’s a cross-breed, and some other factors.
However, to give you a general idea, I took a look at the price lists for a few breeders and catteries across the country.
Most are priced in the range of $1,500-$4,000. They don’t come cheap, but they’re worth every penny!
Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to put down a large deposit when you want to reserve a kitten. This is to cover some of the breeder’s costs in case you change your mind.
Are Sphynx Cats Good Family Pets?
Yes, Sphynx cats are good family pets. Whether you have a busy household or a quiet one, a Sphynx will make for a great addition to your home.
Most people are drawn to them because they’re so unique looking – I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that a Sphynx doesn’t have any fur.
What most people do not talk about is how warm and loving their personalities are.
Sphynx are very social, curious, and intelligent cats. They do prefer a busy environment with plenty of human interaction.
Going back to their lack of fur, Sphynx cats are essentially naked. They do need a little more warmth than other cats, which is no surprise.
If it’s particularly cold where you live, you might want to consider buying a sweater or some other clothing for your Sphynx. It’s not as crazy as it sounds.
You’ll notice they naturally find a warm spot to sleep around the home, and many will snuggle up in blankets.
In a nutshell; if you’re looking for a unique, cute, curious, and social cat – then a Sphynx might just be the perfect choice for you.
Please keep in mind that any breed characteristics are general. Every cat has its own unique personality – that’s one of the things that’s so lovable about cats!
Find Sphynx Breeders Near You
If you couldn’t find a Sphynx breeder or cattery from the list above able to help, you can find listings for other Sphynx breeders from different states across the U.S. by clicking the links below:
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