Melodygarden American Shorthairs

2014 CFA Cattery of Distinction


Thank you for your interest in Melodygarden American Shorthairs. The Johnson family has been operating the Melodygarden cattery since 1991. Our lines have produced over 30 champions and 10 grand champions.

We breed only American Shorthairs, specializing in shaded silvers, cameos and smokes. We occasionally have classic silver tabbies. The shaded colors are among the rarest color patterns for American Shorthairs today, though historically one of the oldest and most popular. Melodygarden is one of the few US catteries to specialize in this elusive color pattern!

Melodygarden American Shorthairs are bred and raised to maximize the characteristics of the breed and to help ensure kittens will go into their new homes well socialized and healthy. Kittens generally spend the first 3 weeks upstairs in the kids' bedrooms where the neighborhood children visit and play with them regularly. While all kittens are individuals, this early interaction with people of all ages helps bring out the best in the American Shorthair disposition and starts them early on their jobs as companions. When children are involved, bold kittens may be key, while some retirees prefer a more introverted lapcat. Kittens mature at different rates. Kittens generally go out to owners by 12 to 16 weeks, though some kittens can go at earlier ages. Kittens are veterinarian raised and vaccinations are started at 4 to 6 weeks. Melodygarden cattery is FeLV, FIV and ringworm-free. Our cats and kittens carry a 3-year guarantee against congenital defects and FIP.

Carol W. Johnson is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Pathology, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology, and a board member of the National American Shorthair Club.

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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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