Melodygarden American Shorthairs

CFA Cattery of Distinction

"One small cat changes
coming home to an empty house
to coming home."
Pam Brown

Please contact us about our available kittens and cats: 805-375-4270.

At the moment, we currently have no kittens available, but do have a small number of retired champion or grand champion show cats, now spayed or neutered.

You are always welcome to contact us to see what's available, or to be placed on the waiting list. We ask for a $50 refundable deposit to hold your place in the list; it will be applied toward to the purchase price.  We will be happy to return the check to you uncashed if you request.

Rocky -

Rocky is a gorgeous 6 year old neutered male shaded silver champion American Shorthair cat. He is CFA registered, but decided that the shows just weren’t for him.

Rocky can be a little timid initially so ideally he is looking for a quiet new home where he won’t need to share his humans with other pets. Rocky has not had experience with small children but might do well with a quiet older child.

Rocky is food-motivated and easily trained. He is currently eating a moderately priced special dry-food diet available at pet stores without a prescription.

He is up to date on vaccinations. There is a rehoming fee.

"There are few things in life more heartwarming
than to be welcomed by a cat."
Tay Hohoff

Here are some of the kittens we have recently placed with owners.

Nutmeg and Eggnog

Nutmeg and Eggnog

Nutmeg and Eggnog are shaded cameo boys (born 9/11/2021) who have found a forever home.  Nutmeg is a little darker than Eggnog.  Both guys are confident and rambunctious (they are boys after all!) but love to cuddle in the evenings.   They are now enjoying an active family with children and dogs.




Shaded Cameo and White male ("Camo")


Shaded Cameo Female ("Ginger")

Shaded Cameo Female ("Elberta")


Bess is an outgoing spayed silver ticked tabby (born 5/10/2015) who has found a home that she can preside over. 
Although she gets along well with large cats, she is not always kind to kittens and would probably do best as a single cat.


Dahlia and Sage


Dahlia, the kitten on the left, was born August 6, 2016.  She is a silver ticked tabby and white female kitten.  She likes to stay out of trouble and promises to be a sweet quiet pet.  She is sweet, outgoing, and ready for adventure in a new home.

Sage, her brother, on the right, is a mischevious little scamp who pokes his nose into absolutely everything.  He is now enjoying life in a new home.


Retired shaded silver-tortie spay

Rose is a spayed 4 year old retired champion show cat. She has found a new home where she will be a Queen with her own family. She loves playing and people. She is well mannered using litterboxes and scratching posts reliably and gets along with other cats.


She is a lovely and very rare shaded silver tortoiseshell color (fewer than 10 currently registered).


Dark silver patched ticked tabby female kitten

This dark silver patch ticked tabby is a mixure of black and silver hairs with a little red thrown in.  She is a bit reserved and quite a princess.  She is turning out to be a sweetie, more people-oriented than we originally thought; she loves to cuddle and seeks out people for quiet games and to be petted.  She loves to play (she really chatters at feather toys!), but sometimes objects when her brother and cousins bite her too hard.



Silver ticked tabby female kitten

This is a silver ticked tabby, a mixure of gray and silver.  She's pretty, and though she's the smallest kitten in the house, she holds her own against the bigger kittens.  She's a cuddle-kitty, and when the other kittens aren't nosing her out of our laps, she seeks out people for stroking and interaction.



Blossom is a 4-year old silver mackerel tabby spay. She is confident, loves people and gets along well with other cats but decided that motherhood was not for her.

She has found a forever home where she can be queen of the house.



Ivy and Petunia are show quality shaded calicos born 7/15/2016.

They are sweet, outgoing, and ready for adventure in their new home.

"We humans are indeed fortunate
if we happen to be chosen to be owned by a cat."

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