THE FIGG&PROWLE WAY

Our Vision

Our cats – and the way we raise them – are truly unique. We are not just owners or breeders; we are committed to optimizing the life and happiness of the amazing Siberian cat breed, and to cats in need around the world.

It is very much a labor of love: we have dedicated a huge chunk of our lives to these amazing, joyful cats. We wouldn’t have it any other way, and we are confident that your cat from Figg&Prowle will be a beloved, beautiful addition to your family. 

Our mission and philosophy

We chose the Siberian cat very deliberately

 For its versatility and health – from home to barn and back again, Siberians should be a cat with tremendous functionality, health, and longevity

 For its handsome and harmonious moderate and balanced appearance

For its perfect companionship in the home and the family

This insistence on always delivering those three qualities is at the core of every decision we make while breeding. 

Unique

We do things a little differently

When we decided to deliberately breed Siberian cats, we knew that there had to be a very special reason – and our approach had to be completely different than anything we’d seen before.

We decided to raise our Siberian kittens like we’d been raising show, agility, and working dogs for twenty years – with targeted socialization, research-based care, and the best enrichment and exposure we could come up with. And wow, it works.

You’re about to go on the most amazing journey! Our Siberian kittens are a very, very special experience, and they’ll change your life for the better.

Socialized

Built for your home and your arms

We developed a deliberate, comprehensive socialization program for our Siberian kittens – we go so much further than “raised underfoot.” The kittens are born in our family game room and are handled lovingly many times a day. They begin exploring human spaces as soon as they can walk. At six weeks, we begin exposing them to at least one new thing every day. By thirteen weeks, when the kittens go home, they’re eager for human contact and worried by very little – they’re pushy and brave. They love toys and wands and gently batting human hands, and they’re ready to participate in whatever your family loves.

Healthy

We are evidence-based breeders

 

We spend far more time reading research papers than we do reading show catalogs!

 

Every Siberian cat we even consider breeding goes through genetic testing and analysis of its individual diversity and inbreeding. We test for dozens of traits and utilize x-rays and ultrasounds as well. We work toward the development and sharing of evidence-based breeding findings that are of value to the entire breeding community; our dogs and cats have been participants in multiple research studies.

Prepared

And perhaps most important of all: We plan how to fail

Every breeder is working toward a certain goal – most often, we keep the kitten who best personifies progress toward that goal. But that means that every breeder fails to meet that goal in the rest of the kittens in the litter. Those “failures” are the kittens that we place in your homes – the pets and companions – so you must be comfortable with how a breeder fails, and what that means for you. We can compromise on the perfect face, the thickest coat, the flashiest color; those “failures” are nothing to be ashamed of. But we must never compromise on health, balance, or temperament in our Siberian kittens.

Why buy a kitten from Figg&Prowle?

Experience and expertise

We've been breeding (first dogs, and then cats) for more than 20 years. We push ourselves to excel not just in terms of producing awesome cats, but in the very best health care, enrichment, knowledge, and honesty and transparency with owners.

The right Siberian kitten for the right family

Our priority is putting the right kitten in the right home - taking into account the personality of the kitten and the dreams of the prospective family.

We welcome and respect all abilities and disabilities

The right kitten can encourage individuals and families to thrive beyond their expectations. We place a few special kittens each year in families in transition (due to divorce, loss, or trauma) and as emotional support animals and for animal-assisted therapy.

Our Siberian cats and kittens have human company round the clock

We've rearranged our lives and prioritized our time so our cats are never alone, even during working hours. Kittens are handled many times a day, and are never away from the loving hustle and bustle of a happy family. Raising kittens properly is a 24/7 operation, and we are committed to doing things the way they should be done.