Find A Member Registered Cat Breeder
Our goal is to ensure the health and welfare of all breeding cats and kittens owned and sold by RPBA members. Our breeders are committed to providing their animals with hygienic housing, plenty of space to move, social stimulation, an excellent diet, grooming, and prompt medical attention when required. All RPBA members abide by a strict set of ethical guidelines, which you can read about on our About Us page.
Before purchasing a kitten, please note that we have a two-tiered member program.
- Probationary Members cat breeder must adhere to our strict Code Of Ethics, but they haven’t yet had a vet assess and approve their property. They have three months to do so at the end of the first full year. Our Probationary Members List can be used to verify the breeder’s name and phone number with a valid membership number. We must advise that you take precautions when purchasing a kitten/cat. At the end of the full 12 months, probationary members will have three months to submit an audit of their premises by a practising veterinarian, who will ensure the conditions their animals are kept in adhere to our rules and to for them to become a full member. If they fail to submit their audit within three months, their probationary membership will be revoked until their audit is submitted and approved. Note our probationary members have not been audited and members will be suspended if they do not meet our Code of Ethics and Standards.
- Full Members cat breeders have had their property inspected/audited by a veterinarian, follow and understand best practices and abide by the same rules above and uphold our code of ethics and standard.
If you’ve got any questions or concerns when dealing with either a probationary member or a full RPBA member, contact us via our Contact Us page.
Remember, for all animals purchased from an RPBA member, there’s a mandatory three-day cooling off period, in which you can return your pet and receive a refund. Also, our breeders commit to a lifetime rehoming guarantee, which means that if for any reason you can’t continue to care for your cat in years to come, your breeder will help you rehome them.
We recommend that our breeders never mate a female under ten months of age and that she has no more than two litters every twelve months, allowing the mother time to heal. Our members must ensure that breeding cats are kept in the best health possible, fully recovered and that they’ll cease breeding with a cat if it becomes apparent that he or she has genetic defects that may affect kittens.
When purchasing a kitten, please note that your kitten should be at least 8 weeks of age, and must be vaccinated and microchipped. We recommend that all kittens be desexed once they reach 1kg in weight, or otherwise when their vet decides they’re ready. Kittens that have an infectious disease cannot be sold until that disease is cured, and any health defects must be brought to the attention of owners prior to sale.
Our code of ethics and further details can be found on our About Us page. Remember, it’s important that you meet with the breeder and meet the parents of your kitten whenever possible. It’s the best way to tell what sort of size and temperament your adult cat will have in the future.
We at the RPBA wish you the very best of luck as you search for your new feline family member. Thank you!