Everything you want to know

Bena Vida Maines is a small cattery in beautiful Northern California breeding both American and
European type Maine Coons. These gentle giants have become the obsession of our family. They are
known to be big, friendly, loving, intelligent and often silly cats. These “dogs of the cat world” are one of the most family-friendly breeds around. Raising our Maine Coons is not a business but a passion for us.

All of our breeding cats are DNA tested through Optimal Selection for the following diseases:

  • HCM
  • PKD
  • SMA
  • PKDef

and 46 other possible diseases. They are vaccinated annually and screened for HD and HCM.


Cases of HCM


Cases of SMA


Cases of PKD


Cases of PKDef


Cases of FIP


Cases of FeLV


Cases of Hip Dysplasia


Healthy Kittens

All of our cats and kittens are registered with both CFA and TICA. Most of our breeding cats are also registered with WCF as they were imported from Europe.

Our kittens

Friendly, healthy Maine Coon kittens

All of our kittens come with a one year health guarantee, are FeLV/FIV tested, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and desexed before they leave our cattery for their forever home. They are raised as pets in our home (they are never caged), handled often and surrounded by kids and large dogs. This is what creates their sweet, loving and well-socialized temperaments.

Our Qualifications

We are certified through TICA and CFA. These are the most well known registries for pedigreed cats. Being registered through these associations mean we take care in being a responsible cattery that provides the closest to breed standard that we are able to produce.

We believe that continuing to learn is one of the best things you can do a reputable breeder. We have completed the educational courses listed below. PawPeds Course G1 teaches the basics about cats as a species, and how to care for them the best you can. Cat Breeder Sensei’s course teaches the fundamentals of breeding pedigree cats, and how to use the best practices in your cattery.

Meet our breeding tribe

Thank you for your interest in a Bena Vida Maines cat or kitten. Please reach out to me to find your new FURever family member.