We've both loved animals all our lives, and have had dogs, cats, birds (including our macaw Mac), mice, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs and a rabbit. My mother always said that I should have been a vet, and she was probably right, but caring for our dog, our macaw, and our breeding Siberians and their kittens certainly gives us plenty of animal tending daily!
Angara's Siberians started by exhaustively researching Siberian lines for almost a year to identify those who had generations of cats without genetic disorders, those who were show quality and those who were low allergen. Now as one of the three longest breeders of Siberians in New England, our ultra low-allergen breeding cats and their kittens have never had HCM, PKD, genetic diseases or FIP in our history. Our breeding cats' Fel-d1 levels have clustered between 0.3 to 2 (low to ultra low).
Our Siberians meet us at the door when we come home, follow us from room to room and settle in next to us, whether it is on the couch, at the computer, in the kitchen, in the laundry area or in bed for the night. Siberians often communicate with sweet mews, trills, chirps and lots of purring. Siberians love toys and they'll play readily, even with balled-up pieces of paper. Siberians get along well with children and other animals. Our cats even enjoy the company of our large dog and macaw!
Animal Planet's film crew spent almost 6 hours at our home filming our cats and kittens to yield just several minutes of footage that includes two cats on this website, Tango and Keeper (as a young kitten), former breeders Rina and Snowball plus a segment on our Max, also a foundation cat. We hope you enjoy this CATS 101 segment!
Angara Siberians imported our foundation cats from St. Petersburg, Russia and Oregon, selecting cats for outstanding health, temperament, low allergen properties and show quality features. We raise our cats as beloved members of our family, sharing our living space, home office and beds with them. We have shown in TICA, CFA and CFF. In addition, Angara Siberians is registered with TICA and CFA. We have been a cattery member of TAIGA, Siberian Research Inc. and have supported Siberian Cat Research Funding.
Tango came to us from St. Petersburg at 6 months old, and he is our "forever" cat. Smart, engaging, playful and sweet, we are so grateful to Irina for trusting us with him so many years ago. His kittens are always "mini Tangos" and well tolerated by those with cat allergies. His Fel-d1 level is in the low range. Many thanks to Irina for trusting us with this boy and helping us to begin our journey in the Siberian world!
Double Grand Champion Sibirskoe Chudo Tango of Angara was not happy having his photo taken at a show in Providence when it was 90 degrees at 8:30 AM, and his displeasure shows! Tango is otherwise an incredibly happy and sweet and loving boy that wants nothing more than to be with us!
Harold is our traditional king now that Molochnik has been retired from breeding. Harold has an ultra low Fel-d1 allergen level of 0.3 as well as a sweet disposition. We are so happy to welcome him to Angara and love his kittens! And if have a chance to meet Harold, don't be surprised if he "hugs" you as he loves people.
Nahla is Sassy and Tango's daughter, from Sassy's final litter. She has inherited her parents' good looks and personalities and we look forward to kittens from her. Her allergen level is in the low range, and while she has the highest allergen level of our cats, she has been well tolerated by those with mild to moderate cat allergies. When not being pet by us, she can be found hanging out with her best friend, our 75 pound dog, Coco, and trying to her Coco's dog food!
Petunia, Sassy and Molochnik's daughter, inherited her mother and father's gentle nature and flashy markings. She is a joy and with her extremely low allergen level she is well tolerated by those with significant cat allergies. Petunia is so much lovelier than my photo would suggest! You can see how much she loves our dog Coco. Actually, all the cats love Coco and she is a tremendous help in socializing our kittens to dogs. I hope to upload a nicer photo of Petunia someday as this one does not do her justice!
Puff is one of Sassy's daughters, and I struggle to get a complimentary photo of this gorgeous flame point, and it is a shame. She is so loving and practically floats as she prances over to see us. Puff also has a lovely trill when she "speaks" to us. Her allergen level is in the extremely low range, and she has been well tolerated by those with significant cat allergies.
Elusha was to have been a future "king" for us, and weren't we surprised after we picked "him" up at the airport to see that our "boy" (who had been to the vet the day before the flight to Boston and listed as a boy) was actually a little girl. Her terrific personality won us over within minutes however, and her Fel-d1 level is very low. We hope that she will be a queen for us in late 2017 and look forward to her babies!
Molochnik, a CFA Grand Champion, has been retired and is now living with one of his sons with a wonderful family. Molochnik's gentle spirit and delightful nature are missed, but we are thankful that we have his daughter, Petunia, as one of our queens.
Tango became a TICA Double Grand Champ in only several shows and was the best Blue Lynx Point with white globally for three straight years.
Molochnik, Tango's son, became a CFA Grand Champ, and our current sire is CFA Grand Champion Folie a Deux Harold Hill.
Angara's Keeper, on the top of this website, was a show champion and absolutely stunning. She is now living as a cherished girl in Natick.
Angara Desiree is a CFA Champion who also competes in agility and I enjoyed showing her recently. She is a lovely tortie with great type and she enjoys the show hall!
Slava Billy Flynn is a kitten I co-own and who just finaled in 9 out of 10 CFA show rings and he has an incredible future show career as he grows up! At some point we will test Billy's allergen level and decide if he will become part of Angara.
While we focus 98% of our attention on breeding and raising the healthiest and lowest allergen Siberians, the best way to be sure that we select show quality cats for our breeding program means being objective in assuring that they meet the breed standard. And while you'll not often catch me showing, you'll find me at the annual NEMO show and at an occasional CFA show in New England.
Siberians are very personable, affectionate and engaging cats who want to be near their owners; some refer to Siberians as "dog-like", but we think of them simply as Siberians. Siberians often communicate with sweet mews, trills, chirps and lots of purring. Siberians love toys and they'll play readily, even with balled-up pieces of paper.
We have shown our Siberians in TICA, CFA and CFF. In addition, Angara Siberians is registered with TICA and CFA. We have been a cattery member of Siberian Research Inc. and have supported Siberian Cat Research Funding.
"I just wanted to give you a little update on little Saki! She seems to be adjusting quite well to life with us, and you are right--she's such a cuddlebug! Anyway, we just wanted to extend our thanks again!"
"We just wanted to thank you again for bringing Pippin into our lives. He has been an absolute delight. And Jennifer has had absolutely no problems with her cat allergies! We are thrilled!!"
Our Siberians meet us at the door when we come home, follow us from room to room and settle in next to us whenever we sit down. Our Siberians get along well with children and other animals - mine have even enjoyed the company of our dog, macaw and rabbit! Siberians tend to be easygoing, and ours are rarely disturbed by anything, not even the vacuum!
Research has shown that less than 25% of Siberians have low Fel-d1 allergen levels. If you have any concerns about allergies, please visit us to test with our Siberians to gauge your response to our low allergen cats and evaluate the potential suitability for one of our kittens. We have 100% success placing kittens when someone has allergy tested with us and not developed symptoms within 2 hours. For additional information, go to www.kittentesting.com.
" I just wanted to thank you again. The kitten could not be doing better. I am amazed at how well socialized he is -- he is so snuggly and playful. I brought him to my grandparents house with a few other family members, and he could not wait to play and cuddle with everyone...he seemed to really enjoy it so I brought him to his first ever (Harvard) law school class and he was equally friendly. If you ever need someone as a reference for your kitties,I'd be thrilled to. Love, Cassie and Rafa"
KITTENS AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2017 PLACEMENTS
Because we are a small breeder, it could be 3-6 months before a kitten may become available to you but we will contact you shortly to learn more about your needs and being on our waiting list.
When we allergen test an entire litter we will not determine placements until kittens are 13-14 weeks old. Kitten fees will vary based upon allergen level, with those in the extremely low to low range being placed with extended allergen testing periods and full refunds should it be necessary.
For litters that are not allergy tested, selection will be at 8-10 weeks. Our kittens have been beautifully tolerated by those with moderate to severe cat allergies, and there is a 30 day allergy symptom return policy (which hasn't needed to be used in over 5 years).
We have invested years of time and effort and expense to obtain and then maintain the healthiest low allergen Siberians in the Northeast. An Angara Siberian is an investment in a low to ultra low allergen pet with a 3-year genetic health guarantee and an allergen return and refund policy, and thankfully, only once has either been necessary in years!
Just wanted to give you an update on Smokey! Smokey is settling in well and getting used to his surroundings. He loves to be right next to either Chris or I, and purrs all the time. We love him more than words can describe and he is such a good boy!! We are so happy to have found you guys! He is so happy and playful. He's the absolute love of our lives & the BEST companion. He has the funniest personality and loves to be around people. He's curious and energetic but loves his nap times :) he's so happy to see me when I come home from work and follows me around 247. He's growing up too fast - he's almost ten pounds ! He LOVES the vet oddly enough and is so laid back. I just wanted to let you guys know how grateful we are to have such a sweet companion, we are so glad we found you. Did I mention he's so handsome?
Thank you again,
Lindsay & Chris
Everything is going well here. Findlay has firmly created his niche in the family! We just love him. He is doing so well and adapting. I feel like we got the best cat ever! Thank you again.
We have absolutely loved having Sunny in our home. He is so sweet and loving and as you mentioned, gorgeous. We really feel that we have the most perfect cat!
Buu and Ryan
I just wanted to share some photos of Yoko, she is growing into a beautiful cat with the best personality. We just love her to pieces. Very affectionate, very smart, not shy or skittish at all again!!!
I just wanted to follow up with you on our cat Talisker, who comes from you (via Petunia and Harold Hill). We named him after a smoky flavored scotch whisky for obvious reasons. We usually call him "Talie" (rhymes with Sally). He is the most well-adjusted cat that I have ever seen, which is a great testimony to your breeding program and socialization practices for the kittens. He is very confident and fears nothing, but is also very loving and playful. He stands his ground with obnoxious cats and dogs. Due to his low allergen level, I react much less to him than our other siberian, but I do fine in general. If we ever get another kitty, we will definitely come to you. I think my wife would like one of the sealpoints.