We return emails promptly and will be glad to answer any questions that you may have. Kitten viewings are available by appointment only. I work full time as a registered nurse and I am also a mom and kitty maid/midwife/kitten charmer so my schedule can be a bit hectic but I will try to accommodate your request as best as possible.
This is a cell phone number for better accessibility. I am generally unavailable by phone after 8pm. I will return messages as soon as I can but in all honesty emails are a better way to reach me.
Thanks for visiting Summit Bengals! We hope you have enjoyed our babies!
Please read the F1 care document below for more information on these special babies before inquiring about a kitten. We have also included 'Bringing Home Your F1 Baby' for more info. These babies are not for everyone and we want potential buyers to know what to expect to ensure that an F1 is a good fit for your home. Re-homing an adult F1 is very difficult and traumatic for the cat. Many times they will never bond as adults when rehomed so we want the first home to be their only home. They bond to people when they are young and can be super loving but it is a completely different story as an adult. F1's are the product of breeding an Asian Leopard Cat to a Bengal. Their father is ALC Lews Therin who can be seen on our Studs page.
Pets come already spayed/neutered, microchipped, with first vacination, dewormings, and vet check. They also come home with a health record for your vet and TICA registration papers. We only place breeding females with established TICA registered Bengal catteries. We spend LOTS of time socializing our F1 babies so they come to you with a sweet and loving personality!!
The babies below are some of our past F1 babies who are now in forever homes. They are not available for adoption.
F1-F3 Waiting List Information
We do our early generation waiting lists a little differently because of the demand for these babies and because we plan these litters out in advance based on the waiting list. To be on one of the waiting lists (F1-F3) a nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your place for upcoming litters (1st pick, 2nd pick, etc). At the time of your waiting list deposit we would let you know how many others are on the waiting list so you know where you are in line. We send updates along the way with info about expected due dates. Once the babies arrive and are a few weeks old we send photos to the 1st pick person. They choose their baby and we then send photos to the 2nd pick person and so on. Once you pick your baby the remainder of the deposit is due. If we have a small litter and there are not enough babies to provide for the waiting list then the deposit would roll over to the following litter. Example: If we have 3 on the waiting list but only have 2 babies available then the 3rd pick person would get 1st pick on the following litter. This is totally out of our hands and up to Mother Nature, we could have a litter of 2 or a litter of 6.
Waiting list customers can choose to "pass" on a litter if needed and roll to the next litter. Many times this happens if we don't have the gender that you are looking for available. We do reserve the right to hold a female back from the litter for our own breeding program or if there is a breeder on our breeder waiting list. The breeder waiting list is separate because only the early generation females can go on to further the breed. If you are specifically looking for a female pet please be sure to let us know when you place your waiting list deposit. We want to be sure you are getting exactly what you are looking for and will be 100% happy with your new addition.
If everyone from the waiting list has picked a baby and we still have kittens available then we send that information on to our notification list (no deposit required) and then on to this website to be posted as available.
If you are 100% sure that you want a baby from us then I would advise getting on the waiting list. We have remained a small in home cattery so that we can provide the absolute best care, attention, and love to our cats and babies. This means that we do not mass produce kittens. We produce a smaller number of kittens but focus on the health, quality, and temperment of our babies. Due to the smaller number of kittens produced the babies do tend to get "scooped up" quickly as we usually have a few on the waiting list already.
F1-F3 Notification List
We do offer a early generation notification list for those that are not quiet ready to commit to sending a deposit. This is also used if the waiting list is full (we limit the number of people on the waiting list to a number that we feel we can provide for in a reasonable amount of time).
Folks on the notification list would be sent emails if a baby becomes available after the waiting list has chosen.
***If you have any questions about the waiting list or notification list please feel free to ask! ***
Updated 1/30/19: All of our current babies have been sold. We hope to have litters this Spring. Feel free to inquire about the waiting list (deposit required).