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Abyssinians are curious and high-spirited with a generous dose of energy. They don't typically enjoy cuddling with their owners, but they do appreciate being involved in their everday life.

american_shorthair American Shorthair

The American Shorthair is a great overall breed, with average energy, affection, and intelligence levels. Quick to adapt in many environments, this cat is great for families with busy lives.
American_Wirehair American Wirehair

The American Wirehair is a curious breed that loves people. They tend to be active without being overly hyper, making them great for kitty therapy.
Bombay_cat Bombay

The Bombay is one of the best breeds for children as they love their families, almost too much at times. No matter where in your house you go, they'll follow you.
british_shorthair British Shorthair

The British Shorthair embodies the calm and reserved British sensibilities that its name suggests. Very faithful and independent, they're a good choice for a cat owner that needs to be gone a lot.


The Burmese is an active and curious breed, as well as smart, making them a wonderful breed to just sit and watch playing when you need a pick-me-up.

chartreux Chartreux

The Chartreux is a breed with a sense of humor that stays well into adulthood, though they are also known as sweet, quiet cats that love to be around friends and family.
 Colorpoint-Shorthair_.JPG Colorpoint Shorthair  

The Colorpoint Shorthair is a breed that's very in-touch with its owners needs, seeking them out when it feels they need some cheering up, or when they'd like an extended pampering session.
Cornish_Rex Cornish Rex

The Cornish Rex is the sort of breed that will not leave you alone, ever, especially when you're eating. They're playful cats who will even play fetch when they're in the right mood.
Devon_Rex Devon Rex

The Devon Rex is a loyal breed that shows endless affection towards its owner. Known as the "poodle-cat," their coats shed much less than other breeds, helping them to be cleaner around the house.
Egyptian_Mau Egyptian Mau

The Egyptian Mau is a breed that prefers its owners over strangers once it's made a strong connection. It loves to play games of fetch and is a fabulous hunting cat.

Havana Brown

The Havana Brown is a smart, playful, and above all quiet cat that needs human affection to live a happy life. They can adapt to most environments but need attention to thrive.

Japanese_Bobtail_.jpg Japanese Bobtail 

The Japanese Bobtail is a highly intelligent, curious, and adaptable cat that has a voice breeders refer to as "singing." They are active cats without being a bother and make good family pets.


The Korat is a playful cat that isn't overly vocal unless you've forgotten to feed it. They are highly intelligent and will stop at nothing to steal your dinner or get your attention when they want petted.



The Manx is a fantastic breed for families with children and even dogs as they get along well with everyone. They are affectionate and unique cats thanks to their lack of tail and rabbit-like strut.

Ocicat Ocicat

The Ocicat may look wild but is rather friendly and will typically bond with only one person, though the bond is incredibly strong. They're adventurous and playful as well as being rather smart.
Oriental_Cat Oriental

The Oriental is a breed that demands your attention and will do anything to get it. They are very talkative but have a softer tone than that of a Siamese. Great for someone looking for a lifetime snuggle buddy.
Russian_Blue_Cat Russian Blue

The Russian Blue is a gentle breed that loves to follow you around but won't become a bother. They are shy around strangers but will listen to you when you tell them "No," though they won't forget it.
Scottish_Fold_Cat Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold is a good-natured docile cat that will show its loyalty but will prefer to sit next to its owner rather than on its lap. They are playful and stay so well into adulthood.
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The Serengeti is bred from wildcats into a domesticated version that's very friendly after an initial period of shyness. They have legs strong enough to let them leap 7 feet straight up if they so choose.

Siamese_Cat Siamese 

The Siamese is one of the most vocal breeds, talking away whether you respond or not. They can be aloof at times, though that's just an act to get you to play with them more.
Singapura Singapura 

The Singapura is a breed that loves to be in the center of every crowd, stranger or otherwise. They are playful throughout their lives and too intelligent for their own curious selves sometimes.
sokoke header Sokoke 

The Sokoke is a breed that you'll have a very hard time rehoming as they do not like to be seperated from their families. Immensely smart, they have an apparent ability to sense their owner's emotions and act accordingly.
Sphynx_Cat Sphynx 

The Sphynx is a breed that reminds people more of monkies or children at times than actual cats as they're very acrobatic and mischievous. Though, despite their odd look, they are very loving and affectionate.
Tonkinese_Cat Tonkinese 

The Tonkinese is one of the most active breeds out there, always ready to play and tell you about its day. They adapt to anyone or anything, so they make great additions to houses with children or dogs.