My adventure into Maine Cat ownership was a long one. I was looking for very specific features (Orange and White) and was almost conned by the usual fake suspects looking for the “cheaper” solution. Realizing all the potential pit-falls of trying to save a buck on something I was so specifically looking for, I went to the TICA website and just started at the top of the Registry, going state by state, looking for my ideal kitten. I found him at Sassy Koonz and instantly fell in love with “Orange Man”. Without getting into politics at all – I will say that it was instant Karma! I followed the application process and crossed my fingers. When I was approved, I was beyond excited. Tracy fed my impatience with regular updates and photos. Sent me all his vet records and proof of registry. When my husband and I flew from Texas to Florida to pick up Orange Man, it was on my birthday. It was great to sit down with Tracy in her wonderful home and see their cattery. I really felt like I was given a gift rather than engaging in a transaction. After 2020 crazy, getting Orange Man was just a wonderful blessing to our family. I had read that Maine Coons are different, but I don’t really think I appreciated just how much. He is such a chill little wack job of a kitty. To say he is a clown in an understatement. My sister decided that a kitten needs a friend and gave me another little regular kitty at Christmas. I have to say, I don’t think the experience of ownership would be the same without having the pair. They have bonded completely and offer us endless hours of amusement as they wrestle, chase balls of paper, climb every surface they can find and scoff at our two Corgi dogs. Orange Man Bad and Melania will continue to bring joy everyday to my life and I have Sassy Koonz and her utter empathy to my emotional need for this cat. Thank you!
We absolutely love our beautiful boy! Tracy was great! She kept us updated and sent photos throughout the process. She even arranged a flight nanny to accompany him to the airport, where we met our Kifaru for the first time! He’s sweet and playful, and just a bundle of fluff and joy! He has also transitioned very well, bonding with our other kitten Nara. They’re inseparable now!
Thank you, Tracy!
Tracy Is absolutely wonderful to work with. Her cats are extremely good-natured and absolutely beautiful. I would definitely purchase another kitten or cat from her again. Thank you Tracy for all the work that you do and keeping this wonderful breed of Maine Coons going!
I cannot express how elated I am for becoming a guardian of a Sassy Koonz kitten. I am so thankful for Tracy and how she was able to guide me throughout this entire process. I was informed and educated every step of the way. I was provided with updates and pictures. I was always able to contact her and ask any question. As I write this review, I have the most handsome, wonderful, funny, socialized and intelligent little kitten sleeping on my side. I have never been more in love and happy with such an important decision. I would highly recommend Tracy and Sassy Koonz. I truly believe for the quality of what you are receiving, it is worth every penny! Thank you Tracy and I am sure I’ll be getting my kitten Trumpy Bear aka Branzino a brother or sister in the future from you!
We are new to obtaining a kitten through a breeder/cattery so some of the process was a bit overwhelming, but we could not be happier with our decision to become a guardian. Our new kitten is so beautiful and well socialized. Tracy has been very helpful and communicates so well. We are very satisfied!
I spent weeks researching main coon cats and kittens before deciding on Sassy Koonz. My experience with Tracy, Sassy Koonz, and ultimately my really kool new friend Innuendo AKA Elvis was and is amazing. Elvis is extremely even tempered. When he landed here in Greensboro NC the travel nanny opened the carrier. I was freaked thinking “What cat would not jump out and run away?”
Elvis sat happily in his carrier cool as a cucumber.
I have 5 dogs ranging in size from a 11 lb Shitzu to a 125 lb Golden. Elvis is, after 3 days, in control. He simply completes my family with his charm and intelligence. Tracy is supportive, responsible, and funny. She answered every question within minutes and continues to lend her expertise and friendship to me and my family. Kudos to anyone for choosing Sassy Koonz. This experience has enriched our lives.
From the initial contact until delivery the entire adoption experience was perfect. Our new baby is more than we could have hoped for – healthy, extremely social and playful. We highly recommend Sassy Koonz if you’re searching for your new family member!
We are SO happy with our girl. She is everything you would want from a kitten. She is our first Maine Coon but fits exactly to the standard of what I expected as far as temperament and looks. She is confident, stable and STUNNING! She has fit right in with our other pets. We love her and the experience with Sassy Koonz was PURRFECT. We got plenty of pics and communication. The transport was smooth and she arrived healthy and happy. Thank you so much for our new baby and making it such a great experience.
I am a first time Maine Coon owner. Working wth Tracy was easy. She is so knowledgeable about Maine Coons. She answered all of my questions in a timely manner. She pointed me to websites that would give me more information. I recommend Tracy 100%. I intend to adopt another in a year or so for a pet only and I will be adopting it from Tracy.
Honestly I’ve never bought from a breeder but I reached out about a year ago and she finally helped my dream come true! She made everything so simple and so helpful! She always answered questions even when I asked the most ridiculous ones! Even after I got my little boy kitten she still checks up and ask how he’s doing! I highly recommend buying from here the best hands down! I will be back for his brother or sister hahah
My husband and I knew we wanted a Maine Coon, and we’re more than thrilled with the experience we had with Sassy Koonz. Tracy was very open and honest throughout the entire process. Even once Cosmo was ours, we knew we could count on her for additional support. Our new addition to the family is now 5 months old. She’s full of personality and continues to surprise us! We can’t recommend Sassy Koonz enough.
From birth to the time we picked Harley up was a great experience with Sassy Koonz. Tracy took pictures weekly of the kitties and sent us our own every Friday. Sassy Koonz’ website is chuck full of information regarding the Maine Coon breed and how to care for your new kitten. Tracy gives you a list of things that will make transitioning to your home simple. Our girl is a beautiful, healthy, bright-eyed intelligent kitty who fits perfectly within our family.
We researched potential breeders for quite some time and were immediately impressed with Sassy Koonz’s informative website. Tracy’s blog posts are excellent and provide invaluable information on all topics related to obtaining and raising a Maine Coon kitten. I seriously doubt you’ll find a more informative site, and I’m confident you won’t fine better pictures 🙂 Once we were approved and had reserved a kitten, Tracy did an outstanding job of keeping us posted on our kitten’s development and always provided us with photos/videos of our kitten during his first 10 weeks. I highly recommend her as a breeder of healthy and beautiful Maine Coons.
My husband and I decided to expand our furry family, and were anxious to find a breeder we felt comfortable finding our next baby from. We chose Sassy Koonz because they went above and beyond for their cats and you could just tell how loved and cared for they were. We picked Clover, aka Stella, to join our home and Tracey kept us posted along the way as she grew. Even with all the chaos of COVID-19, she worked with us to ensure our kitten came home safely and had everything she needed. Stella is the sweetest kitten – she snuggles and coos as she runs around with her brother dog and cat siblings. She fits into our life perfectly – and we cannot say “thank you” enough to Tracey for helping us grow this loving family! #catsdogschaos @abbottlovesstella
Sassy Koonz was great to deal with and I highly recommend them. Tracy was great and the kitten fantastic. It was handled very professionally and you can buy with confidence from Sassy Koonz!
We have owned (2) Maine Coons previously. One was a rescue that found us and one we bought from a breeder in Texas. Our Max we purchased died last year in front of us . He was 6 days shy of being 9 years old from Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. That is why we chose Sassy Koonz. I looked around and found that Tracey was meticulous in every aspect of our future kitten. I had to make certain that we did not loose another so tragically. Tracey does everything right. The genetic testing of the parents is posted for all to see. If you are a first time owner of a Maine Coon this probably is not that important to you, but trust me it is the most important part of selecting a breeder. We were going to drive to Jacksonville Beach, Florida to pick up our kitten because I was afraid of him flying. Tracey was so sympathetic and had her son , Derek personally fly with him to Houston and met us at the airport. Tracey kept us informed always. Sending pictures and also our Cowboy’s health certificate, what food , litter, toys, water fountain, etc. he was use to so he would feel right at home when he came home to Houston. It was ironic that Tracey had name our boy “Cowboy” and he ended up in Houston , Texas. We kept the name . Cowboy was worth the price. You might find some cheaper , but not better. I know beyond a doubt that our kitten is the best and healthiest kitten to be had because of Tracey diligence and care. We are so fortunate to have found Sassykoonz. You will not be disappointed with her.❤️
Such a pleasure working with Tracey! Sassy Koonz Cattery is a reputable operation and a pleasant environment for her maine coons and new guardians. Tracey is very knowledgeable, communicative, and concerned with genetics in advancing the breed. We couldn’t be more pleased with our new little guy. He is affectionate and well socialized thanks to Tracey’s care and efforts. We have had maine coons as pets for over 30 years and we highly recommend Tracey to provide kittens with the best health and personality we have seen. Can’t thank her enough for our new #furbaby.
We had an amazing experience with Tracy. She was very clear about the process, she provided tons of information about health backgrounds of the cats, and posted plenty of photos to the group and on her blog that showed all the cats were living in a wonderful home and being treated very well. These were all extremely important things to us. Having had a very bad experience with another breeder in the past, it meant so much that she clearly knows a lot about her cats and was more than happy to answer all our questions both before and after our kitten came home. She sent us regular photo updates of our boy, and provided input on his personality as well. And our kitten is SUPER friendly and affectionate, a testament to how much work she put in to socializing him. I can’t say enough good things about Sassy Koonz!
I adopted Wabi Sabi from Sassy Knoonz. Tracy has been wonderful, answered every question I have asked. Kept me updated on Wabi Sabi. Wabi Sabi was 10 months old when I got her, she is the sweetest loving kitty I have ever met. You can tell Tracy loves her kitty’s. So glad I was able to get Wabi Sabi. When I get another kitty it will definitely be from Sassy Koonz.
Barrett is now known as “Simba”. Simba is a complete love bug…very vocal, and never quits purring! His vet appt went great…Vet was impressed with him and his size. He shares his love with me and Gary and our grandkids. He’s also a great traveler!
Working with Tracy was great. She’s extremely knowledgeable and caring for all of her cats. The process was seamless from the time we got on the waiting list until our kitten got home. Very professional and on point for every step of the process. There are so many breeders and options out there. I would highly recommend Sassy Koonz for your next kitten!!
Our experience with Sassy Koonz was more than we could imagine! Tracy choses the most beautiful cats and produces these amazing kittens. She generously shared her enthusiasm and knowledge of the breed. She answered all our questions. She cared for each kitten with love and attention. Our boy came to us clean, healthy and very well socialized. He melted into our family like he was meant to be. We can’t be more grateful to Tracy for introducing us to this fantastic kitten! Our little guy is now awaiting a little brother, only from Sassy Koonz of course. Thank you Tracy!
Couldn’t be happier. We went with a gut instinct to work with Tracy and Sassy Koonz despite it requiring a flight to Florida. We made the right choice though. These kittens are all so well adjusted and ready to bond immediately. No hang ups of any kind. The personality of our kitten is a joy to watch for hours (seriously) even if that sounds a little crazy mark my words you will too!
Tracy has been fantastic to work with!! She loves her kitties and all the babies which it obvious from the start! It’s been four days since we brought Torry home and she hasn’t missed a beat!! Never shy or uneasy about anything! Busy?? YES I highly recommend Sassy Koonz to anyone looks for a new family member!! Thanks Tracy
Tracy was amazing to work with! We have only had one other Maine Coon and he was local. Once we knew Walter was ours she sent weekly photos, kept us up to date with his weight and we even FaceTimed a couple of times!
I would highly recommend Sassy Koonz to anyone interested in Maine Coons!
My sister Jody and I purchased “Dio” , a black and white male Maine Coon from Tracy at Sassy Koonz and our experience could not have been more pleasant. Tracy’s professionalism in every aspect of the process – administratively, communication, her warmth and humor in answering our questions promptly, and sending us weekly professional photos of Dio, just one more fabulous talent Tracy has! Dio has every trait and characteristic we expected in him and more. We adore Dio and Tracy and highly recommend her as a breeder to anyone looking to fine a high quality Maine Coon kitten. Thanks Tracy and Sassy Koonz!!
Cris and Jody
We are very happy with our decision to adopt a kitten from Tracy. She is extremely open and honest about everything. Her home was very clean and all the cats and kittens where in very good health! She’s extremely friendly and quick to answer any questions or concerns. We feel honored to be able to adopt one of her amazing kittens. Freddie is everything we wanted in our new fur baby we love him to pieces and couldn’t be happier!
My husband and I are grateful to Tracy Caywood of Sassy Koonz. We searched a long time for a caring and knowledgeable breeder, and we are so happy to now have two perfect, healthy, and happy fur balls—12 week old, sweet ‘Gilmour’ and 11 month old, elegant Delilah. Tracy’s experience and passion for Maine Coons can be seen in Gilmour and Delilah. They are a bundle of love, play and personality. They transitioned well into our home, too, because of how Tracy educated us and also socialized and prepared the kittens. I also can’t say enough about the excellent communication Tracy provides future guardians. From the beginning, Tracy informed us of an anticipated new litter of kittens and at birth, that Gilmour would be ours. She then followed the announcement with weekly ‘endearing’ photos and videos, and weight updates. It was a wonderful and exciting twelve-week journey. We feel we not only gained a kitten (plus Delilah) but a new friend in Tracy.
I do not even know where to start here. Tracy not only has provided myself with an OUSTANDING kitty but all the support I needed as well. I cannot recommend her, and her Maine Coons, enough!
Julia is simply AMAZING! Beautiful, so gentle and so very well mannered. It is easy to see that it was well raised from day one. Words cannot express how much of an amazing kitten than she is. Tracy did an amazing job. She genuinely love her Coons and that is why you should trust her if you decide to adopt one.
I bought Mystic, a Queen they were retiring. Tracy spent a lot of time talking me through the potential pro’s and con’s of getting one of her kittens (my original plan) or an adult cat and how the adjustment might work with my existing 2 year old Coon. She was very helpful and informative with no pressure. She sent me pictures and videos of her interacting with mystic so I could see her personality. I decided to get the adult cat and she was exactly as Tracy described her. She is the sweetest cat, adjusted extremely well and quickly with my current cat and the whole family adores her. She is very comfortable around guests and is a well-adjusted cat with a cool personality. Tracy’s home was impeccably clean and it is obvious all her cats are treated as loved family members. After researching breeders for several months I am extremely happy with the decision to use sassy Koonz and would use them again.
absolutely love love my Clare her personality and looks are truly amazing
Tracy is wonderful and informative about her cats and kittens. I love her set up for this breed. I love my kitten. I would put a 10 recommendation on Sassy Koonz Maine Coon Cattery.