Frequently Asked Questions
We have added only a few answers to our top questions.
Most answers will be found while reading our Purchasing page.
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Do you ship kittens?
We do not ship kittens. However, we are happy to meet you at the Dayton International Airport if you would like to fly in to pick up your kitten.
Will the kitten get along with my dog(s)?
Yes, depending on whether the dog(s) have been around cats. When you get your kitten home, you will want to start with a small room set up for the kitten. The kitten will need some time to transition into their new home. Russians get along very well with dogs provided the dogs have been trained to be nice to cats. We are always happy to further explain more about this over the phone.
I've heard these are hypoallergenic. Is this true?
While no cat is allergy free, it has been said the Russian produces less of the allergens responsible for reactions (Fel D1, Fel D2). There are many people who have said they do not react to the Russian. There are many factors involved in answering this question with greater clarity. Like some other breeders, we do have small blankets that can be purchased in an attempt for you to see if you will react. I can't make any guarantees regarding allergies since each person's allergy is different, I would welcome the opportunity to explain further. Click here to get more information.
How can I reserve a kitten or be added to the waitlist?
Currently, deposit is $300-$500 depending on a few factors such as whether you're just joining our waitlist or placing a deposit on a kitten that's already been born, as well as what color you're wanting. This goes toward the cost of the kitten. Deposit is non-refundable. Final balance is due at pickup. To start this process, Contact Us.
Do you ever have older cats for sale?
Yes. When we retire an adult from our breeding program, we will sell them as pets to wonderful homes!! Contact us if you are interested in finding out if we have any available.
I went to the TICA website but didn't see your cattery name listed, why is that?
The page on TICA you visited was an "advertising" page. There are far more breeders in the United States than what you see listed there. The breeders there have paid to be listed on that page, and the page even expresses it's an "Advertising" page. There is a phone number for TICA on their website. Any time you want to confirm a breeder's legitimacy, all you need to do is call the registry and give them the cattery name (Mishka's Russians). Be certain you spell it correctly! Keep in mind, TICA does not have special characters or spaces in cattery names, so when you register a kitten from us, you'll see our cattery name MISHKASRUSSIANS appear before the name you choose for your kitten. If you have any questions about any of the above, please contact us.