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Boise, Idaho: I feel like adopting a Sphynx is a mission imposible

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Tim

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My name is Tim. Ive been looking to adopt a Sphynx cat for a wile, searching on multiple web sites , with a distance being set as far as NY and Canada. May be I should consider Mexico as a next location to check.
Please, let me know if there is any hope left....
Sincerely,
Tim
 

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@Tim , Welcome and Please don't give up! many of us have been joined right here on the Lair
I got two brothers here : )
I have four adoptees

There have been several on a rescue website where you can sign up for email alerts.
I still get to pass the info on for a potential forever homing..
Send me a PM with "start a conversation " and I will send he rescue link

The right one will find you
And four found me within a few months of each other

You an also contact reputable breeders and do an interview and inquire about being on a waiting list for a retired breeder- my girl adoptee is a retired breeder after 1 litter- and she is such a hoot! Raised underfoot amd very fun and loving

My other male adoptee I suspect was a reject in their minds for a stud - too small- and was put on a hoobly ad-
I insisted on a vet check before adopting

So you just never know where they find us :)
 
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Welcome to sphynxlair, good to have you. Don't give up. There is a lot
of reputable breeders out there. Sometimes you might have to get on
A waiting list. I don't know where you are from or willing to travel
But, I will send you a private conversation. We can't name breeders
on the site. Others, will maybe too.
@Catzzzmeow knows where she got hers from, maybe she will chime in.
Other's chime in and help.
 
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@ Tim
You have gotten some good suggestions. My first sphynx was a resume that a breeder I was in contact with offered to me. She was a joy in my life for 14 years. Don't give up. The universe is preparing your special sphynx for you.
 

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Keep visiting this community. Once one goes up for adoption it goes fast.
 

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So here is one of a few replies I ve received daring last few days -"Hi Tim, I hope I didn't unintentionally mislead you. My kittens sell for $1500. When selling kittens people often say "adopt" when they go to their new homes. If you are interested in purchasing a kitten let me know." -now, understand me correctly: don't disturb the people with your fake adds which imply kindness and care for others- if you say "Adopt",that means "giving away, and if you say "sell" ,it means "sell." Don't try pretending to be good, when all you care for is money...
 

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Be aware most people require a re homing fee. Usually a couple hundred dollars. This is done to protect the animal. I was lucky and found my last sphynx for free but, most do require a re homing fee. She was really wanting to get rid of her but to a good home, where she could have playmates. I think they should let you know if your purchasing for full price. Usually kittens are sold, the older sphynx usually have a re homing fee. Don't set your sights just on a kitten. My rescue was 2 yrs old, I got my others as kittens, but she has been a blessing. Good luck in your search, just be aware there will probably be a re homing fee. The weird thing was, she originally came from my breeder. The breeder was angry because in the contract, they are to be returned. The breeder was happy, that I rescued her, but she did contact her.
 

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We adopted Queen Cleo from a group that works in our neighborhood PetSmart. Even though she was an adoption and NOT a kitten from a breeder, she still cost us $500. This fee was in part to discourage people who just wanted a weird cat as a status symbol. We were also questioned very closely about our experience with cats because they did not want these special kittens returned when people found out that they are very active and require bathing.
 

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I just adopted a 7 month old Sphynx from a Breeder in Utah that was trying to rehome him after he had a bad experience with a the first person who purchased him. He isn't coming home with me until the 29th (SO EXCITED) but he still cost 500 as well. she has another cat that is 500 she is trying to home, and she is in Logan Utah (Not to far) . I can give you a link if you might be interested
 
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I just adopted a 7 month old Sphynx from a Breeder in Utah that was trying to rehome him after he had a bad experience with a the first person who purchased him. He isn't coming home with me until the 29th (SO EXCITED) but he still cost 500 as well. she has another cat that is 500 she is trying to home, and she is in Logan Utah (Not to far) . I can give you a link if you might be interested
Good day, and thank you for sharing. Unfortunately, I don't have any means to purchase a cat at this moment . Ive contacted a few local breeders in hope that there might be a cat which really needs a new home but no luck. Im wondering what happens with those cats that have no buyer? May be Im overreacting , but what happens when the stores can't sell their products? As a retail store worker, I know the stores don't put the merchandise outside with the sing "free". In this case, we talking about other living beings. Its sad if its really happening...
 

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Sphynx are in high demand, so I doubt there are too many that are in that situation. Breeders have a spay/neuter clause in their contracts, most fix before the kitten leaves. This cuts out of a lot of unwanted sphynxies. If you see a Sphynx looking to be re homed, they are snapped up quickly. I don't know if your aware but the up keep on these cats can be expensive. Vet bills, they require a high quality food, they eat more due to their metabolism. They are also known to have health issues, that's why it's so important to get your kitten from a reputable breeder or at least be able to check on its background. If you look on here, you will read heartbreaking stories of people acquiring sick kittens. Once they touch your life, the heartbreak is horrible if anything should be wrong. These cats are not normal cats. They require a lot of special attention. Don't give up on your search, it may not come immediately but keep looking at the cat of your dreams will be there. Good luck!
 

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They are definitely out there. In our area they are few and far between. I have rescued two in the last 6 years and they are the only ones I have seen.

Theyes are out there. Stay positive!
 
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