There are currently 2 people on my waiting list who are waiting for future kittens who are too young to be posted on my website or are not even born yet. They get first choice on newly posted kittens: #1 Charles of Oklahoma #2 Jeff & Melanie of Kansas #3 AVAILABLE
Here is how my Waiting List works:
I keep my waiting list posted on my website so that any interested party can see exactly how things stand. To get on my waiting list for upcoming babies, first you would need to fill out the Kitten Application and contact me so we can discuss kittens and ensure we would be a good match working together to add a bengal to your family. If I feel you would provide a loving home for a bengal, then you may send your $100 NON-refundable waiting list deposit (via PayPal using my email address: LeopardMagicBengals@gmail.com or in person or by mailing a check). (And, yes, I have declined to accept a deposit/sale a kitten to people for various reasons when I felt that the situation was not in the best interest of the kitten.) The waiting list deposit secures your place in line for choosing a kitten as babies become available and are priced when they reach 4 - 5 weeks of age (although they cannot go to their homes until they reach 12 weeks of age). Once prices have been posted, I contact each of my waiting list clients, in order, to find out if they want to choose a particular kitten or pass on the current litter and wait for future babies. Each person/family on the waiting list gets 2 days (with some flexibility to schedule an in-person visit) to make their decision. Most local families visit to see the babies in person to choose their favorite, but people living far away normally choose based on photos/videos/talking with me. After they have chosen a kitten or passed, then the next person/family on the list gets 2 days to make their selection or pass from remaining available kittens. Anyone choosing to pass will NOT lose their place in line, they will only move up the list as people above them in line leave the list by choosing a kitten. I normally set up an email group of all current waiting list clients and send emails out to everyone at once so that everyone stays current at all times about the up-to-date availability of the kittens. Once everyone on the waiting list has either chosen a kitten or passed for the current litter, then the remaining kittens become available "to the public", so to say. Of course, as the breeder, I always have first choice on all babies, to select ones to keep back for my breeding program, but I rarely keep babies. I also, extremely rarely, will decide to make a baby available with breeding rights, but I am very selective about who I will sell a breeding kitten/cat to.