Located in Greater Boston
Specializing in extremely low allergen kittens, backed up by lab testing!
We've both loved animals all our lives, and have had dogs, cats, birds (including our macaw of 38 years, Mac), mice, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs and a rabbit. Now, leading clinical research for a company, I bring that data driven mentality to our breeding program, resulting in extremely low allergen Siberian kittens, basically hypoallergenic Siberian kittens, raised to be the most delightful and loving additions to your family. We are also a member of CFA's Siberian Breed Council.
Angara's Siberians started by exhaustively researching Siberian lines for almost a year to identify those who had generations of cats without genetic disorders, who were show quality and lowest 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 cluster between 0.3 to 0.8 (exceptionally 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, occasionally, our 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 offices 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 has been our "forever" cat. His kittens have always been "mini Tangos" and well tolerated by those with cat allergies. His Fel-d1 level is in the very low range. Many thanks to Irina for trusting us with this boy and helping us to begin our journey in the Siberian world! And we'll always be grateful to Tango for his love and helping to create Angara Siberians!
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 has been our traditional king since Molochnik retired from breeding. Harold has an ultra low Fel-d1 allergen level of 0.3 as well as the sweetest disposition. We are so happy to have him as part of our family and just love his kittens! And if have a chance to meet Harold, don't be surprised if he "hugs" you as he loves people. Harold will be retiring once Rocky can take over and then he'll be looking for his "furever" home.
Patch is Puff and Harold's daughter, and inherited her mother and father's gentle yet mischevious 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. Patch has a litter due Fall 2022.
Ruth is Petunia and Harold sweet girl. Like some kittens, she was terribly shy when she was young and we didn't feel we could place her. But just as often happens with these shy ones, once her siblings went home she started to come out of her shell and she is now full of personality. Ruth has become so loving and outgoing and hasn't met a stranger. Her allergen level is at the lowest end of the extremely low range, and she has been well tolerated by those with significant cat allergies. Here she is, covered by her kittens!
CFA Champion Angara Rocky Balboa is Ruth's flame point son, and like her he is sweet and playful plus completely fearless. He got his name when he was only 4 pounds and wasn't going to put up with a 60 pound Great Pyrennes pup's antics and, without using his claws, landed many swats on Charlie's nose and head, yet they've become best friends ever since! He is 2 years old and almost 14 pounds with the perfect Siberian body; his photo doesn't do him justice. His allergen level is at the lowest end of the extremely low range, and we look forward to his kittens sharing both his great disposition and extremely low Fel-d1 levels.
Retired Show Cats
The majority of our breeding cats have been TICA or CFA Champions or Grand Champions, but in the past several years I've had limited time to show.
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 Champion, 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.
Harold is a CFA Grand Champion and remains a cherished member of our family and a legendary king.
Sadie is a CFA Grand Champion, a golden Siberian, who has passed along her sweet disposition to her kittens.
Velma is a CFA Grand Champion and 3rd Best Siberian globally. She is gorgeous with great type and she enjoys the show hall! She has gone to a new home where she will produce wonderful kittens and continue to compete in the future.
Slava Billy Flynn was the #1 Siberian in all of CFA for the 2021-2022 show season and became a SUPREME GRAND CHAMPION with TICA in September 2022, he is Velma's father. I am so proud to co-own him!
We already mentioned CFA Champion Angara Rocky above, and he will be shown in Fall 2022 with expectations of his becoming a Grand Champion in the coming months.
While we focus 95% 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. I joined the CFA Siberian Breed Council because we have tirelessly worked to better the breed and have met the stringent qualifications required to do so. My original mentor told me years ago, that "just because a cat has reproductive organs does not mean they should be part of a breeding program", while another mentor shared " if you show, you know the standard, and if you don't show you don't know." With 7 CFA or TICA Grand Champions who have been part of our program, we've combined health, low allergen levels and the breed standard into our program seamlessly.
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 and currently part of the CFA Siberian Breed Council.
"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 50% of Siberians have low Fel-d1 allergen levels and only 15% are in the exceptionally low range. 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. We also now test most of our litters to obtain their Fel-d1 levels. 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"
**We expect to have a litter in October that will be available in January 2023**
WE WILL BE TESTING ALL KITTENS AND EXPECT THEM TO BE IN THE VERY LOW AND EXTREMELY LOW RANGE.
We are the ONLY Siberian breeding program in the Eastern US to offer the validated saliva testing method for FEL-D1 in kittens for all of our litters. We also focus on breeding and placing only the lowest allergen Siberian kittens for those who require very low and exceptionally low levels of the Fel-d1 allergens, and these kittens are rare. I advise you to check out www.kittentesting.com and www.lundbergsiberians.com for additional Fel-d1 information.
Please be aware that our kittens will almost always test in the extremely low and very low ranges for Fel-d1. If you do not want to consider a tested kitten and the related investment, there are many Siberian breeders who do not test their kings, queens and kittens and they may be a better fit for you if you have no allergy concerns, and they be able to assist you much more quickly as the lowest allergen cats have both fewer kittens and fewer litters.
Also, we are a small breeder, we work full time and volunteer in the community and have a special needs rescue dog (our Great Pyrenees Charlie) so there are times that we don't check email. Let me apologize in advance for the fact we may not return your initial inquiry right away but we will respond.
We continue to be careful given the presence of coronavirus variants. We created a social-distancing testing protocol that has worked very well to allow folks to test safely. We ask that you to be asymptomatic for Covid, if not feeling well have a negative Covid test the day of visiting, and confirm that you have not been in known contact with anyone with the coronavirus within 10 days. We will have hand sanitizer and a mask available. We appreciate your understanding as we work to be sure all of us, including our cats and kittens, stay healthy.
When we allergen test an entire litter, which is almost all of our litters, we will not determine placements until kittens are 13.5 to 14 weeks old, once the lab results are available. Kitten fees will vary based upon allergen level, with those in the exceptionally low and very low range placed with extended allergen testing periods and full refunds should it be necessary. These extremely low and very low allergen kittens are an investment, no doubt about it. We have spent many years and a tremendous amount of money to develop, refine and maintain our breeding program to allow those with moderate to severe cat allergies to successfully adopt a feline companion, and our costs have increased by 35-40% in the past two years from acquisition of new lines (and placing those kittens/cats that don't meet our strict standard) to foods and veterinary expenses, and our fees to adopt one of these very or extremely low Siberian kittens reflect that reality.
If someone has significant cat and dog allergies, our experience is that there is a 50-75% chance of tolerating an extremely low allergen kitten, on the higher end of the range if the allergies are mild to moderate. If someone has significant allergies to rabbits, horses, guinea pigs or eggs in addition to a moderate to severe cat allergies, an extremely low allergen kitten may still not be tolerated. And if there are seasonal allergies to grass, trees and ragweed, we find there is a tipping point where allergies to a kitten may be more significant during that season but otherwise well tolerated with our very low and extremely low allergen kittens, so please consider how the overall allergies symptoms will be managed during those seasons.
For the very few litters that are not allergy tested, selection will be at 8-10 weeks with placement at 12-14 weeks. There is an allergy symptom return policy, and we do require that you allergy test with us before bringing home your kitten, even if only on day of pick-up, to prevent you needing to return a kitten later. These kittens are always bred from parents who tested in the exceptionally low range, or on the border between extremely low and very low for the Fel-d1 allergen, but that does not guarantee that their kittens will be in the extremely low range.
We have invested years of extensive time, effort and expense to obtain, breed and then maintain the healthiest lowest allergen Siberians in the Eastern US. An Angara Siberian is an investment in a very low to exceptionally low allergen pet with a multiyear genetic health guarantee and an allergy symptom return and refund policy, and thankfully, only a few times have these been necessary over the years.
NEW: We have partnered with Trupanion! Because of this, your pet is eligible to have a Trupanion policy that will provide immediate medical coverage. This limited-time offer provides you with 90% coverage with no payout limits so you can have peace of mind knowing that your pet will be protected in case anything unexpected occurs. The best part – your pet’s current health status is locked in from day one! This means if any unexpected accidents or injuries occur after activation, you’re covered! All it takes is a quick call to activate on the day of or within 24 hours of bringing your new kitten home! (We receive no compensation or any benefit from the company if you register your kitten with Trupanion except for knowing that you will have limited out of pocket costs if your pet is insured.)
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.