This was a dream come true

This was a dream come true experience for me! I even got emotional when I picked up my new baby! The entire process was professional and easy. Every question I asked got answered and made me feel at ease. I have to say you can definitely tell Elke (Ava) was raised around the best setting you could hope for. If I ever adopt another MC, it will be with this cattery! Thank you so much for this experience!


Ansleigh and Ava

Ansleigh Parrish

I found my dream kitten

I just wanted to thank Suzanne of Bena Vida Maines for an awesome experience finding my dream kitten, Aurora.
She is everything I have hoped for and more. Her calm social personality and demeanor are proof that Suzanne is a very hands on breeder. Suzanne is extremely knowledgeable of the breed and thorough in sharing information. She made me feel very confident in her cattery throughout the process.
I had a vacation planned right after purchasing Aurora and Suzanne graciously agreed to keep her an extra two weeks for me until I returned. I had a 4 hour drive home to Nevada and she was so good and traveled so well.
Suzanne sent me home with a generous care package and has stayed in touch with me since bringing Aurora home.
I could not be happier with my new baby.
Thank You Suzanne and
Bena Vida Maines!

Jean Martin Lawson

Bena Vida Maines are wonderful.

Bena Vida Maines are wonderful. Allie is the most beautiful and easy going kitten. Suzanne and her family were incredible. They provided us with lots of information on our kitten. We got to meet the parents of Allie. I would recommend Bena Vida Maines. When it’s time to get another kitten, I will be only going to her from now on. It was an incredible experience. She also keeps in contact in case you have questions or issues.

Barbara Barbour

We had a wonderful experience

We had a wonderful experience with Bena Vida Maines when looking for our second cat. Suzanne and her family are kind and friendly and it’s clear to see the love and quality they put into their care for their cats! She was very patient and available to answer any questions we had. We adopted the sweetest and friendliest kitten we’ve ever seen and we are very glad we found Bena Vida Maines!

Anjali Suthar

Bena Vida Maines was wonderful

Bena Vida Maines was wonderful, professional and trustworthy. I am a Certified Feline Behaviorist and I was looking for a kitten to add to my family and to use in my business. I picked a Maine Coon because of their amazing personalities and the ability to learn. I also needed one for my son who needed a therapy cat. I searched for over a year and spoke to many breeders. Bena Vida Maines was the one breeder that I felt that I could trust the best. She also answered all my questions and never pushed me to purchase any of her kittens. She does all the heath checks that a breeder should do and I was totally comfortable choosing her. I was looking for a male and when one came available I was so excited. I flew across the country from New Jersey to California to pick up our new kitten. Her hospitality was wonderful and I was able to visit her home and meet all the kittens and other family members. I now have our kitten and he is everything we wanted and more. His personality is amazing. He is not shy, he is a happy kitten and loves our other cats in the house. He brings us joy and laughter and we look forward to training him for a therapy and service cat along with being a mascot for my business. He goes everywhere with us and is the most confident kitten we have ever had. I am so happy with our decision to purchase this beautiful baby from Bena Vida Maines. I highly recommend them if you are in search for a new kitten Maine Coon. They are also always there for you in the future if you have any questions about the breed. She is a hands on Breeder! Thank you again for our amazing kitten , Mutzzie! My son is in heaven and has a new best friend. thank you again!

Camille Re

Suzanne is very knowledgeable

Suzanne is very knowledgeable and friendly. She made everything easy. and all her cats and kittens are awesome.

Dennid Herndon

Such a great experience

I had such a great experience with “Bena Vida Maines”. I had been looking for a while and was almost scammed using Facebook. I searched the TICA website and imagine my surprise that I found a cattery in my city. I immediately reached out and Suzanne was prompt in her responses. She invited me to stop by since I was in town to see the kittens in person. I took her up on that offer the next day… lol. I was able to choose my precious “Miki” after sitting on the floor and playing with them all. Suzanne sent pictures to keep me posted . I picked my little one up on 2/18 right after her last vet appointment. It has been a great experience and I have shared some pics of the little one with Suzanne.

I met Suzanne’s family and it was obvious that their kittens are part of their family. I was able to meet both of “Miki’s” parents.

If I decide to add to my family I would without hesitation go to Bena Vida. Thank you for making my experience a pleasure.

Michele Stewart

Wonderful small breeder. Kittens

Wonderful small breeder. Kittens are well cared for and have lots of human contact. Suzanne is always there to helps you after your purchase with questions, etc. We have so far purchased 3 kittens from her. I would recommend this breeder.

Bonnie Adcox

I got my dream black smoke

I got my dream black smoke Maine Coon at Bena Vida Maines. It was amazing — love at first sight! You will not regret buying your cat from this cattery. First of all, Suzanne was not only pleasant to work with, she’s also professional. She answered all my questions and concerns and she even shared more info that I didn’t know about. She was very knowledgeable and organized with everything.  What I love the most is her house is immaculate, meaning you will receive a healthy cat 100 percent guarantee. Her husband is also very nice and friendly. I highly recommend Bena Vida Maines and I will definitely come back if I decide to get another kitten in the future.

Eloisa Sigua

Suzanne and Oscar have an exceptional cattery.

Suzanne and Oscar have an exceptional cattery. All of their cats are well loved, socialized and their home is a Maine Coon resort. They truly love Maine Coons and their cats exemplify the breed. They kept me educated and well informed throughout the process of adding Delilah to my family. My kitten is a love, cuddle bug and sleeps with me every night. I hope I have an opportunity in the future to add another kitten or cat from Bena Vida Maines to my family.

Clifton Cartwright