Maine Coon Cat

Want a large cat with a large following? I’m 12 to 18 pounds of loving devotion that’s made me the country’s second most popular breed. I was raised as a farm mouser, so your home will be free of pests. When not in hunting mode, I’m sweet, friendly, and mellow. I’ll watch you at work and enjoy some attention, but if you want privacy I’ll easily entertain myself—or nap.

My philosophy is that everyone’s a friend, including dogs. I love playing games and will act like a kitten into adulthood, though males are sillier.

My thick coat resists Maine winters and may be various colors and patterns—although brown tabby is classic. Round, tufted paws serve as my snowshoes! A weekly combing will control hair.

Despite my muscular build, I’m prone to heart disease, hip dysplasia, and spinal muscular atrophy. With proper care I’ll be a devout home companion for 9 to 15 years.