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Hi everyone. I’m a noob here, but my family and I have been researching to add a cat to or home and we’ve sort of fell in love with sphynx’s. We have read about the typical “quirks” regarding their health and the cleaning and upkeep and such. We are a rescue household... since we’ve been married we’ve rescued 4 dogs and a hedgehog! We feel there are enough out there that we don’t need to recreate the wheel. Anyway, we’ve had a rough go trying to find a little guy or gal to rehome.... most have been scams, or either we got no communication back.

So we are in the Houston area, but we are willing to travel up to a couple hundred miles to facilitate the rescue. If y’all hear of anything, please let me know! I’ll be checking daily! Lol!

Thanks!
 

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Welcome to sphynxlair. Hope members from your area will pm you. Good luck in your search!
 

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@Xsatc , welcome to the lair family!
Bless your heart for rescuing/adopting :)

I also have adoptees
Stay positive and active here and check often
- I adopted two Sphynx here from a member

Be sure to check out the fraud thread amd other great info in this link

Sphynx Cat Help Center


I wanted to pass on you can ask for a PM fo reputable breeders -
They often will adopt out retirees after they spay /neuter -
I didn't even know this was an option when I was looking to adopt so wanted to pass it on ;)

Bless your heart for opening up your hearts and home

Keep us updated often

All paws crossed the Sphynx stars align
 

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@Xsatc , I have 4 adoptees
My most expensive rehome was $600
She came with current HCM heart scan, paper registered , upto date on vet visit , shots and spayed amd lots of goodies .

My two male adoptees neutered no papers upto date on shots and neutered were $250
My 11 mos old Toby adoptee had no papers , not neutered , amd I asked her to please take him in for a wellness check , amd email me the copy to confirm - he was $500 but I wanted to neuter him ASAP so she rehomed him for $450 amd I had him neutered

You will see all price ranges from free amd up
Can you visit this kitty - never go alone
Or meet at her vets office ?
Be sure to make sure all is legit
@Xsatc
Here are some useful threads too
How to Detect fraud sphynx cat adoption ads

What to expect from a responsible sphynx breeder

He is gorgeous all paws crossed
 
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@Xsatc , I have 4 adoptees
My most expensive rehome was $600
She came with current HCM heart scan, paper registered , upto date on vet visit , shots and spayed amd lots of goodies .

My two male adoptees neutered no papers upto date on shots and neutered were $250
My 11 mos old Toby adoptee had no papers , not neutered , amd I asked her to please take him in for a wellness check , amd email me the copy to confirm - he was $500 but I wanted to neuter him ASAP so she rehomed him for $450 amd I had him neutered

You will see all price ranges from free amd up
Can you visit this kitty - never go alone
Or meet at her vets office ?
Be sure to make sure all is legit

He is gorgeous all paws crossed
That’s a huge help!!! Thanks! I didn’t even think to ask for the HCM report or wellness check notes. I just asked if they are willing to provide those.
 

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@Xsatc How far away is this kitty? Is it referral rehome ? Or off an ad?
Be sure to look for red flags too
You can ask to have them send you a pic with your name amd date on a piece of paper taken with the kitty
I hate to ask these things but there are folks that hijack photos and advertise and ask for western union -Red flag

I have 4 adoptees that all went well
Go with your gut

I always kindly ask for an email pic of the health records Etc

You can PM me anytime with more details
 
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It’s a local rehome... maybe 20 miles from where I live. It was a craigslist ad... yeah, I know, but I saw enough of the scam ads that this one looked and felt different so I co reacted and she’s been forthcoming with info, pics and video. She’s going to be forwarding me the HCM report from last year and the last wellness check.
 

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@Xsatc , Toby amd Macie came off ads - all worked out fine with all the pre info received

He is gorgeous! Did they say why he wasn't neutered yet ?
Sometimes it could be they decided not use in their breeding program for one reason or another


All I know is I am sending positive vibes to you ! Do you have first right of refusal ? Or is it pretty a rehome in the making ?
I would ask just because some will sell kitty if they get cash on the spot from the first person that can get there.
Others will work with you - all on the honor system I know -
It has worked for me over the years

What's his name?
I always ask what his worst habit is too!
Amd favs?
Amd why rehoming ? I was told my boy was getting picked on by the females in her cattery but it was the other way around -
Amd if he sprays makes pees? I have male adoptees so always ask
And have no issues with marking
I bought a bottle of mister max anti icky poo unscented just in case
I am trying to use it up now washing cat and dog beds

Keep us updated!
 
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Man... so much great info... I don’t think I have right of first refusal or anything like that. She said they are having a hard time affording then. It was this guy and a 7 year old female and in the video she sent to me, there is a 3rd. Just think they have too many cats and not enough resources, which is probably why he isn’t neutered. He was advertised on a neuter contract, but when I gave her the price we were willing to pay due to having to cover the cost of the neuter she said she’d call her vet and get an appointment. Guess she doesn’t want to move off her original asking price, but after reading the inputs above, it’s hard for me to say yes to $800.
 

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Go with your gut

Fwiw
I did turn down the first few kitties that came up after my Yoda girl passed


The right one will find you
Also - stay active here and check often
They do get posted here from members
Stay positive - years ago I adopted two Sphynx from a member for $250 each
Often they are free to good approved home
 
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Well, looks like it may have fallen through. Once I started asking questions about the HCM scan paperwork and who the breeder was (they brought it up, not me) they haven’t responded back. :(
 

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@Xsatc ,(((hugs)))
Go with your gut and remember ...
The right one will find you

All paws crossed the Sphynx stars align

It's not if .... It's when :)
 
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