Maine Coons were popular competitors at early cat shows in Boston and New York. 'Cosie' a brown tabby female won Best Cat at the 1895 Madison Square Garden Show. Their popularity as show cats declined with the arrival in 1900 of the Persians. Although the Maine Coon remained a favorite cat in New England, the breed did not begin to regain its former popularity until 50's. MCBFA membership includes over 1000 fanciers and 200 breeders today.
Everything about the Maine Coon is designed to survive a harsh climate. Its coat, heavy and water-resistant, is like that of no other breed. The coat falls smoothly, and is almost maintenance-free: a weekly combing is all that is usually required to keep it in top condition. The long, bushy tail which the cat wraps around himself when he curls up to sleep can protect him from cold winters. His ears are heavily furred for protection from the cold. With their round, tufted feet are able to walk on snow. The relatively long muzzle facilitates lapping water from streams and puddles.
Maine Coons are muscular, tall cats; males can reach 13 to 18 pounds, females weigh about 9 to 12 pounds.
Maine Coons take time to develop, achieving their full size when they are 3 to 5 years old. Their character remains kittenish throughout their lives; they are big, gentle and good-natured.
The Maine Coon is a popular breed in New York. Kitty in NY has many clients who need a temporary home for their Maine Coon: relocations, renovations, moving to a new apartment, a dream vacation or an important business trip. Kitty in NY is the perfect solution for all those occasions. Your cat will enjoy a temporary loving home until you return to the city. You will receive periodic updates. We have great options in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens. Contact us to book your next boarding service with us.