Baregenetics Sphynx Cattery
Hello, and welcome to Baregenetics, owning a Sphynx is an amazing, unforgettable, and truly magical experience. We are more than happy to answer any questions in helping you better understand the breed, and whether or not a Sphynx is a good match for you. All of our cats are our pets first and recieve all of the love and attention we can give. I am a member of the Hairless Hearts Organization (Hairless Hearts is making HCM scanning easier and more affordable across the country). Please take some time and visit our other pages to see our Sphynx cats, kittens, and other Sphynx information, thank you and ENJOY!!!!!!
We are a TICA and CFA registered Cattery.
We scan all of our cats yearly for HCM, with VetMED Cardiologist Dr. Church DVM,DACVIM.
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Testimonials from our wonderful Sphynx families!!!!
Ares is wonderful. He loves to sleep in the sun and dress up lol. He does however sneak into the toilet. I guess he doesn't know he is royalty. We are happy having him part of our family. He is great with my four kids. <3 Ares
I am so happy to add our sweet and silly kitty "Jazzy" from Baregenetics Sphynx Cattery. She has such a great personality and both of my 2 teens, myself, and our older sphynx just love Jazzy so much! I just want to thank you Vanessa for always making us feel welcome to come visit her and for always answering any and all of my questions before and after we brought Jazzy home. That means a lot to me. I would definitely recommend anyone who is interested in purchasing this lovely breed to Baregenetics Sphynx Cattery.
We fell in love with our sphynx the first time seeing her. Vanessa was more then helpful. She answered every question we had about the breed since we had never owned one. Since taking home Ursula we've had several questions about the care for her and she has always taken the time to talk to us about them. Our baby is about 5 months now and is doing amazing. We can't wait to get a companion for her from Vanessa in the near future. (THEY GOT THEIR NEW BABY BOY :)
I Love our new addition to our family, Berkley is a ball of energy and he loves to cuddle every night. Berkley gets along great with my two girls and loves my little dog, they are best friends. Vanessa was perfect during the whole process, letting us come over when ever so we could to bond with our little kitten and teaching us how to care for Berkley. She even answers my text late at night when I'm worried about Berkley. She truly cares for all of her kittens and she makes sure that each and every one of them goes home to a loving, caring home. I recommend her to all of my friends and family that fall in love with Berkley, I not only found an awesome Breeder but a Friend :-)!
Our girl "Pinky Tuscadero" fit right in and we could not be any happier!
I have never seen a cat that wasn't afraid of dogs. We have 2 Chihuahuas and Pinky and the dogs are great friends. Bath time is no big deal either. This cat amazes me and is constantly making me laugh. Thank you :)
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They just got a second baby girl!!!!!
Vanessa was extremely helpful when we were looking into buying a Sphynx. She let us see Lydia as much as we wanted before getting her and made sure all of our questions were answered. Even after having Lydia for 6 months I can still go to Vanessa with any questions or concerns I have. Lydia is such a joy in our home and I am so happy I chose Vanessa as our breeder!
Back in September of 2012, I was idly surfing the internet, looking at Hairless Sphynx cats. You see, I am a cat allergy sufferer with a love for cats. Ironic, I know. I was raised with cats and really always had a mild reaction to my cats, but after having moved away from home and not being exposed to kitties, being reintroduced to my allergy was tragic and my complete undoing. Itchy eyes (and I mean the type of feeling where you want to intentionally blind yourself by ripping the little orbs from your face), a sniffly, snuffly, runny nose, itchy hives, a heavy-headed headache...this was me after spending any time in my sister's house (cat owner) so my hopes of again having a cat were shot. Now please, do not just suggest I get a dog and call the case closed. Firstly, a dog is not a sufficient stand in for a cat. Sure, dogs are great for what they are, great companions, loyal, sweet. The first problem that I have with owning a dog, is their "kisses". I don't like drool. I don't want the doggie on my bed, or furniture, I'm not interested in having to go hunting around my backyard for doggie doo. The benefits don't outweigh the negatives, in my opinion. And besides, I get hives from petting dogs too.
So, back to my internet surfing. In my search for a Hairless Sphynx, I found a breeder in my general vicinity. Are there kittens available? Yes! Wait, seriously? Yes? Yes, there are kittens available! And she's where? In Glendale? Holy cow...okay that's a bit of a drive (I live in Gilbert), but that's doable. I wonder if I'd still be allergic...(every allergy sufferer is given fairly inconclusive explanations as to what specifically is causing their reaction, as in the cat allergy, it could be the fur, the dander (skin particulates), the saliva, a combination thereof, etc.). I contacted Vanessa from BareGenetics cattery and explained that I have allergies and would she entertain allowing visitors to her cattery to interact with the cats to see if it caused my allergies to go bonkers...she said yes! I immediately sent my husband a link to her website, screenshots of the kittens, and told him that we were allowed to go look and play with the cats to see if I could survive the experience without an allergy attack, and if so, maybe, pretty please, could we get a kitty? To my shock and surprise, my husband said yes. Just to be sure we were on the same wavelength, I reiterated the price tag of one of the kittens to him. To my sheer relief, he had seen the price tag for one of the kitties on the site. Thank goodness. There would be nothing worse that going to see these amazing animals, not having an allergy attack, and then having my husband choke on the fee.
The day finally came when my schedule permitted a drive to Glendale to look at the kitties (Vanessa was very accomodating when it came to scheduling a visit) and upon arrival we were welcommed into Vanessa's home and invited into the dedicated, upgraded space that she has her cats. My first observation, "Wow, it doesn't smell like animals". If you have ever been to a breeder's home, or even a pet shop...you know what I'm talking about (at least most of the time), that suffocating smell of chemical cleaners, animal waste, and animals that are generally not very clean. Walking into BareGenetics cattery was comforting...to see someone who very clearly loves animals, her animals, and before being a breeder, is a pet owner. Amazing. Ethical breeding, I like it.
My husband and I got involved immediately with the cats, picking them up, petting them. My second impression was that, "Holy cow...these kitties aren't shy!" as one of them sat itself on my husbands lap as he knealt on the ground, and another perched itself on his shoulder. I could hardly contain my laughter as I took a picture of these cats using my husband as a jungle gym. Hilarious! We sat on the floor and played with and cuddled these cats, they clearly have never met a stranger. And we played with the little girl that I had my heart set on. I was utterly speechless when I didn't have to persuade or ask my husband for one of the kittens...he brought it up and we discussed the purchase with Vanessa. The cats had done all of the persuading themselves. A few days later, we went to pick up Isis.
I have never owned an animal that I so quickly loved as much as I do my Isis. My cat is my companion who cuddles with me on the couch, sleeps with me in bed (no shedding fur!). She greets us whenever we get home, she is constantly under foot and follows us from room, to room, to room. She loves to play with us, with her toys. And unlike any cat I have ever seen, she happily plays with my children (ages 8 and 5), she greets our guests when they come over. These are the cats for cat people (allergies or not) and these are the cats for dog people. They are not meek, or timid. They are active, and loving, and sweet.
I highly advise you meet a Sphynx. Whether you are in search of a pet or not, meet one. No they aren't weird, not they don't feel weird. No the maintenance is not out of control. Do I have to give my cat a bath...kind of. I don't give her a bath, she takes a bath. Youtube videos of Sphynx cats, you'll be amazed and amused, but then go to BareGenetics and fall in love in person.
Isis has a new baby Sphynx sister, She is a white odd eye girl, and I am truly blessed too have my girls with such an amazing family!!!!!!!!!