Mon Chéri Cattery

Mon Cheri Cattery

About Our Breeding Program

Our Clean Cattery
We change water and food dishes daily!
Mon Cheri Cattery
Lots of play space and natural sunlight!

Mon Chéri Cattery is a CFA Cattery of ExcellenceWe have been breeding pet and show quality Exotic Shorthair kittens for sale and Exotic Longhair kittens for sale for over 20 years according to CFA standards. We want our Exotic Shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kittens to be healthy, beautiful, well-socialized and smart.

We consider ourselves as a “boutique breeder”, meaning we only raise a small number of liters per year with a limited number of Exotic Shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kittens for sale. Our breeding program focuses on quality, not quantity. We are committed to raising exceptional Exotic Shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kittens in a loving, environment. It is extremely important to us that each and every kitten is properly socialized and given the love and individual attention that they deserve.

What is a CFA Cattery of Excellence?

CFA Cattery of Excellence
Mon Chéri Cattery is a CFA Cattery of Excellence!

The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) has a program whereby a cattery may obtain certification from the CFA for adhering to a higher standard of care for their cats and passes onsite inspections by a licensed veterinarian. We are proud to say, we have received the distinction of “CFA Cattery of Excellence” 

What is CFA or The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc.?  CFA or The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc. is currently the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats and known as the most prestigious pedigreed cat registering association in North America. See Mon Chéri Cattery on CFA.

Bred with Care

Our Exotic kittens and cats enjoy lots of play space and natural sunlight. Cleanliness and sanitation are very important to us, water and food dishes are cleaned daily. The health of our kittens is of the utmost importance to us. Meticulous record-keeping ensure that our Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair cats are bred with care. Daily attention and a lot of love and care is put into our Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair cattery and breeding program. 

 Mon Chéri Cattery is:

  • CFA Registered
  • CFA Cattery of Excellence
  • PKD Negative by DNA testing
  • FeLV Negative by DNA testing
  • FIV negative by DNA testing
  • Fungus Free 
  • Flea & Tick Free
  • Ear Mite Free
  • Parasite Free
Show Quality Exotic Kittens

Pet & Show

Health Guarantee


World wide shipping


rare colors kittens


Outstanding Pedigrees

Queen Violet caring for her babies
 Queen Violet caring for her newborn  chocolate Exotic Shorthair kittens.

Our Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair kittens are from outstanding pedigrees including champions, which trace to Kings and Queens from Russia, Germany, European imports, and carefully chosen domestic bloodlines.

And to us, personality is just as important as appearance… All of our Mon Chéri king cats are sweet and loving that pass down their gentle nature to their kittens. Mon Chéri king cats give us exquisitely beautiful Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair kittens that are also gentle and playful. 

Our Mon Chéri queen cats have beautiful, friendly, and healthy Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair kittens. Our moms are incredibly special and get treated like the queens they are! All of our queens absolutely adore their babies and you can see their love in how they care for them. 

Our Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair kittens for sale are available in the most desired shades of chocolate (brown), tortoiseshell, lilac (may also be called blue, silver or gray), calico, tabby, red, bicolor, solid, cream, colorpoint and black smoke. 

Visit our YouTube channel for our “Inside Our Cattery” playlist. The videos are too big and the page does not load well when I add them here.

What Does Mon Chéri Mean?

Many ask us, what does Mon Chéri mean? Mon Chéri is French for “My Darling”. Our adorable Exotic Shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kittens have been our darlings and we promise they will be your darlings too! 

Where is Mon Chéri Located?

Our farm is located just outside of Booneville, Arkansas. FSM and XNA airports are nearby and serviced by Air Tran, Allegiant, American, Delta, or United Airlines. Pet nanny’s are available for safe transport. If you would like to pick up in person, we are near Magazine Mountain in the heart of the beautiful Ouchita Mountain region of Southwest Arkansas. Because this is one of the nation’s most popular vacation destinations, some may want to combine their visit with a getaway weekend nearby. NOTE: Shipping arrangements and costs are solely the buyers responsibility. Learn How to buy a Mon Chéri Cattery kitten

What Our Customer Say

Kathleen Strodtbeck with Mon Cheri Tortoiseshell Exotic Shorthair Kitten
Kathleen with a surprise gift from her husband Doug, a Mon Chéri Cattery tortoiseshell Exotic Shorthair kitten!

Don’t take our work for it, learn what our customers have to say in our reviews with customer photos and reviews with customer videos! See photos of our repeat customers and why one might not be enough. 

See customer photos of Mon Chéri kittens in their furever homes. Do you like to dress your cat in clothes? Our customers do… see them all dressed up. See baby vs adult photos of our adorable kittens who have grown up to be gorgeous cats.

Have you thought about surprising your loved one with a Exotic Shorthair or Exotic Longhair kitten? Watch video of Kathleen’s reaction after her husband Doug surprises her with a Mon Chéri kitten! 

Is shipping safe? See video of Brenda Lecocq explaining her experience when her Mon Chéri Exotic Shorthair kitten was shipped to Virginia from Arkansas.

Sally Deeb of Springfield, Iowa submitted a video review… her Mon Chéri Exotic Shorthair kitten, Marvin has something to say also.

On Social Media! Mon Chéri Lucille is a shining star on TikTok with almost half a million likes and we are a little jealous. Follow this starlet’s glamorous life with Dylan P. of Cohasset, Massachusetts! Mon Chéri Beau just got his own Facebook page thanks to his mom Brenda Lecocq of Virginia!


Should you buy from a Breeder or a Cattery?

We understand there are questionable breeders and scams out there. Whether you purchase from us or another cattery, we urge you to verify legitimacy on CFA which stands for The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc. and is currently the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats and known as the most prestigious pedigreed cat registering association in North America. We would also be happy to provide a video conference call. 

A reputable Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair cattery or breeder take a lot of time and effort to make sure your kitten is just right for you and the healthiest kitten possible. “Back yard” breeders will sell kittens too early, barely weaned without shots and don’t care if you don’t get your kitten spayed or neutered. They also don’t care if you declaw. “Back yard breeders” won’t be there to help you through the process of bringing the kitten home, getting it used to you, your home, your family and your other pets. 

If you should need help after the purchase, a reputable breeder will be there for you, for the life of your Exotic Shorthair or Exotic Longhair kitten. Buying from a cattery will also help protect your investment from the scams online, such as buying what you think is a “cheap Exotic Shorthair kitten for sale” and it turns out to be an older Exotic Shorthair cat with health issues, inbred or not really even a Exotic Shorthair kitten.

About the Owners

My husband and I are both currently semi-retired. We are animal lovers. Breeding and caring for Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair kittens in our cattery is how we LOVE spending our time and have enjoyed this for the last 20 years. We also love photography, flowers, gardening and raising Paint and Pintabian horses on our farm. We love our cats and kittens and take pride in our Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair cattery. 

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