My husband and I started researching Maine Coon Cats when we found out our daughter was allergic to dogs. We decided that this breed of cat would be right for us. We spent hours researching and reaching out to catteries but none seemed right. Then I heard back from Nicole. She was wonderful throughout the process. The pictures every couple of weeks were really great for our slightly impatient daughter. I have had cats all my life but never a Maine Coon Cat. Roxie is the sweetest, gentlest and most social cat I have ever had. She loves being with the family and sleeps with our daughter every night. You can tell Nicole and her family love and care for these sweet kittens before they become members of your family. Thank you Nicole!
~~The Contessa family~~
In my quest to find a suitable Maine Coon cat, I spent endless hours on-line and on the phone trying to find a reputable breeder in my area. Then I found Ruff and Tufts Cattery. Nicole answered my questions promptly, and I embarked on a journey to acquire a kitten. She kept me informed during the process, and we arranged a meeting place where I was to pick up my kitten. My male Coon is a delight, and very friendly. As the kittens are raised in a family atmosphere, he was very sociable and took quickly to my household. He passed his first exam with flying colors, and has become an integral part of my home. I highly recommend Ruffs and Tufts if you want a quality Maine Coon.
~~The O'Brien Family~~
Never before did I ever think about buying a pedigree animal. However, after I got Nimbus, her kitty chow, toy and book on Maine Coon cats (that all came with my purchase), I was sold. Even as a small kitten you could tell she was nurtured and handled so nicely. She never bit either of my children hard, only in a soft and playful way. She is very sweet and loving. Even though we wanted to get her as soon as possible Nicole insisted that it is best for us to wait until she was fully weaned. The result was a well adapted, playful, sweet kitten whom my children and my husband and I adore. She is especially sweet with my little girls and let's them cradle her like a baby, and sleeps with them every night. She is extremely social and loves everyone who visits and is happy to be picked up and pet by anyone. I think her sweet demeanor is directly related to the care and nurturing she received as a young kitten. I would recommend Nicole and family to anyone looking for a furry companion!
~~The McGreevy Family~~
Dear Nicole, I just wanted to thank you for our handsome Maine Coon kitten, Alvin. He is the most amazing fur child. Not only is he smart but he is a lovebug. He purrs all the time and loves to cuddle. He follows us everywhere and is never scared or jumpy like most cats. He is so trusting of people, just like a dog in that respect. He was this way almost immediately after he got home and out of the carrier. Everyone loves him, he will go up to new people and nuzzle their face and purr. He loves being held like a baby and getting belly rubs. He is also very active and loves to play and jump and is so entertaining to watch play, you can't trick him, he is so smart. He comes when you call him. I just cannot say enough about him, everyone who has met him tells me that if they get a cat, they are getting one from you. Thank you, David and Carol.
~~The Kloth Family~~
We are so very happy we found Ruff & Tufts Cattery! Nicole and her family are wonderful caring people! Nicole is a very honorable breeder. She truly loves her kittens and runs a very honest and straightforward business! We love our sister kittens Samantha and Shelby who give us so much joy and we couldn’t imagine our lives without them. Patricia and Donald.
~~The Dwy Family~~
I got my kitten (now adult) Maine Coon "Tails" from here and had a great experience. They let me come visit him many times before he was old enough to go home. They were very welcoming so that I could spend some time with him, and it made such a difference to me. The cat is very naughty, mischievous, and energetic, but sweet as can be and loves to cuddle and seek out attention despite his mischievousness. He sleeps with me all night long and always makes me laugh despite his destructive antics. I got him after my long time companion passed away and have been so happy with him. I would love to get another Maine Coon from them someday if I decide to get one. Small breeder that really takes care of their cats and socializes them well. High recommended!
~~The Hill Family~~
Nicole and her husband were very accommodating with me and my adoption of (dipstick) Apollo. They offered delivery and when I decided to fly out and get him, my flight was delayed twice arriving me at the airport and 1:00 am. Nicole's husband was at the airport and then was super accommodating in giving me a lift to my hotel. I would definitely recommend if you are considering to purchase a kitten with Nicole you will be happy. And feel free to ask her any questions, she is very knowledgeable at about the Maine Coon breed. This is Apollo in the back laying with his son.
~~The Ives Family~~
This kitten is all the way around the best little bugger we’ve had join the family. He is equally playful and affectionate. A purr machine. You can tell how well taken care of and loved these kittens are before you scoop them up to bring them home. George W is our second kitten from Ruff and Tufts and we have been nothing but happy both times. Highly recommend.
~~The Deschaine Family~~
I found Ruff & Tufts when I was in search of a kitten to add to my family. I sent an email asking about the kittens. Nicole responded almost immediately, even though it was late at night. She was so gracious as to listen to the type of personality I was looking for, understanding the personality of my other 6 year old cat, and sending me a lot of pictures to look at. She patiently answered all of my questions and was willing to meet me on the day and time of day that worked best for my schedule…a little more than 2.5 hours from her home. Nicole brought me a box of food, toys, vaccination and vet records, and a book on Maine Coons. She explained all the paperwork in detail. Nicole followed up with me a few days later to see how everyone was adjusting.
I found Ruff & Tufts to be friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating.
~~The Duellman Family~~
When I received my boy “Django” I knew this was the right place for me. Very great communication, gorgeous pictures, and updates the whole way to know how my baby was growing. He is now 1 1/2 years old and have heard constantly from friends and family that he is the most well behaved cat they’ve ever seen. He’s a true saint and required almost no training and was the best kitty ever. Doesn’t hurt that he’s gorgeous!
~~The Parent Family~~
I must admit, I am more of a dog person but grew up with cats as well. After not having a cat in my life for twenty years I decided to make an exception - for a Maine Coon. I had read so much about the breed being friendly with people, naturally curious, smart, great with kids - I just had to have one in my life. Little did I realize at the time that they were in such high demand. I was looking specifically for a brown tabby as well and after much research located the Ruff and Tufts Cattery and found my match. We adopted Chief and he has become a fixture in our home. He comes as advertised for the breed - curious, playful, and very attached to my wife. We enjoyed his company so much a couple months later we purchased another Black Smoke kitten from another breeder (Sheriff). Nicole was a pleasure to work with, even meeting me nearby my home to drop off Chief. She was professional, the kitten was obviously well taken care of and used to people and we could not have asked for more. Chief is a fixture in our family now and we can't imagine life without him.
~~The Smith Family~~
We chose our Maine Coon kitten from Ruff and Tufts after researching the breed and as a result of the authentic communication, we had with the breeder. Our kitten is well socialized and healthy as a direct result of the home environment at Ruff and Tufts. Nicole is a thoughtful and ethical breeder who understands that temperament and bloodlines are an equal consideration when pairing her 'Kings and Queens'. Her integrity was expressed in her desire to put the health of the kittens first during the adoption process. We were able to communicate fully to organize the timing and consideration of what was best for our kitten. The exchange of pertinent paperwork was professionally provided and all my many questions were eagerly answered in a thoughtful and complete manner. I can highly recommend this breeder and our family looks forward to our next addition from Ruff and Tufts, soon!
~~The Bowman Family~~
Adopted a wonderful female kitten Valkyrie (Nov 2020). You can tell how much care and loving she got while she was at Ruff and Tufts before transitioning to her fur ever home. Very healthy, active and sociable little girl. Typical of all kittens she is very energetic, stubborn and mischievous, but so sweet and loving to the other fur babies in the house and to me too!! Loves to cuddle, be on zoom calls (when not occupied with zooming about the house), and loves to play with water in the form of "helping" to do the dishes, takes a bath in the communal water bowl, "helps" filling up water containers. She is a sweet loving riot and a blessing to our household.
~~The Christian Family~~