Savannah Cat Shoppe. Pic in public domain.
Update May 27, 2022: it has been a long time since I visited this page. It was written about 12-13 years ago; I forget precisely when. This outlet has a Facebook page. It still exists but the last entry is February 14, 2014. Therefore, I must conclude that they have closed. In fact, they probably closed some time ago. If you can tell me otherwise, I would be pleased to hear from you.
2012 a breeding queen. Photo: A1 Savannahs.
The Savannah Cat Shoppe is a first because it is selling a purebred cat from a shop in the high street (as we call it in the UK). The reason for its creation and purpose couldn’t be further from the traditional pet store. This store will allow people to interact with probably the most glamorous domestic cat in the world, the Savannah cat. It will be a fine store with fine cats, all from A1 Savannah lines. As you probably know A1 Savannahs is run by Martin and Kathrin Stucki. It is a highly professional business producing superb quality cats that are thoroughly well socialised. Kathrin, by the way, provided almost all the photographs for the new store. She is a talented photographer.
The store opened on September 4th 2009. The Savannah Cat Shoppe is the interface between the breeder’s operation and the public. And as there is easy access, much easier than is usually the case, the public can get to know and no doubt play with Savannah cats and I can guarantee that that will be a pleasurable and fascinating experience.
The owners of the store are Lee and Kimberly Draper, the founders of Bella Gattini Cattery (new window). They will be selling their few own F2 kittens in the store. As I understand it, Lee and Kimberly Draper will be in the store themselves as much as possible and sometimes with their children when they are out of school. It is going to be a fun place to visit.
See the shoppe in pictures and videos on this page
I also believe that you can see F1 Savannah cat Scarlett’s Magic at the shoppe but please check. MAGIC is now with the Bella Gattini Cattery. This is an awesome cat from A1 Savannahs. Update May 27, 2022: as mentioned above, it appears that this business as a whole has shut down because their website appears no longer to exist. Their Facebook page is dormant and has been for a long time it seems. I don’t know why they have maintained their Facebook page when it has been so quiet for so long (mistaken?).
Here she is:
The new store also makes it much easier to meet the breeders and ask questions about this glamorous cat. This is always the best way to do business when adopting a companion that will change your life for a considerable time. I guess, too, that it will allow Lee and Kimberly Draper to check out the clients as I am sure they will only sell to the best!
They are a TICA registered Savannah breeder and they say that they have the most prestigious Savannahs. Their clients are expected to be very discerning people demanding the highest standards.
So where is this super shop? They have recently (Feb 2011) moved, incidentally and the address is: 12455 Victoria Gardens Lane, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91739 — Tel: 800.881.0006. The cats are bred at A1 savannahs. This is a linkup between A1 savannahs and the Drapers.
From The Savannah Shoppe to Savannah Cat
I bought a cat from A1 savannah that also died of FIP!
Thanks for sharing NIKKI.
It’s not just fun, but good for memory to go back and look at Michael’s older pages, esp. when he inserts the links into current pages. I like that. (That’s why I always make a point of commenting on them, hoping that some soul might go take a peek to see what the h*ll was she talking about.)
The photo below Magic up at the top is of Kathrin’s F2 Supreme male. Notice the pure gold eyes. (I like them all, but green is the usual Serval colour.) Beautiful teeth, thanks to the raw chicken and bone.(only raw chicken bones for any cat) Not too happy with the photo being taken, is he?
Michael, even though I adopt Moggies, and love each w/all my heart, I still dream of adopting one of the Stucki’s cats/kittens to replace my spotted-bellied Michael. I don’t own a car, and I’d much rather spend my few dollars on a cat that needs rescuing, if you get my drift. (I really am uncomfortable w/the current situation in Ponca City. 🙁 )
The best part of all, though, is when some catlover comes in to peruse the archives, maybe searching for some solid cat info. Well, you’ll find it all here! <3
As you know Cal, I spent ten days on the Stucki A1 Savannahs farm a few years ago and played with the F2 and F1 kittens in their living room (they were being socialised). You’re right. They are gorgeous, stunning and special cats. Absolutely adorable and the F1s have special way of vocalising and behaving.
Here is FOCUS: https://pictures-of-cats.org/f1-savannah-kitten-focus.html
Amazing, I bought a cat from A1 and it died from FIP. Looks like an investigation is in order.
You had better be telling the truth because if not you might be open to a claim in damages for defamation or some other civil court case.
I truly doubt that is true.
As for the Savannah Cat Shoppe, they do in fact steal photos for their own use without consent, they did of my cat Motzie. I informed my breeder of this and informed him Motzie is MY cat no longer theirs and any photos I rule that are taken of him. They agreed and Lee was informed to remove any and all photos of Motzie in their shoppe, they don’t my informants will tell me. I DON’T want my cat associated with this place what so ever.
Yes, regrettably I have heard things about the Savannah Cat Shoppe that are slightly dubious.
Deborah-Ann, you are remembered well, for the work that you have done with your therapy cat, Motzie, from A1, by blood and legally. Please come back and comment on this. (I miss you! as we all do. Where is Motzie and what is he doing??
I doubt that he is pushing up daisies (or Feverfew, for Sarah). What are you and precious Motzie up to? He was the cat’s meow AND pajamas, wasn’t he?
A1Savannahs has NOT had any cases of FIP. They are not only state and USDA inspected but they are also inspected by USFW. I have NEVER heard of anyone having a problem with FIP except one lady who was given strict rules upon receiving her cat NOT to over stimulate and bombard it with human interaction for the first month. What did she so, she had a crowd at the airport, and proceeded to bring the cat everywhere for two weeks straight. FIP IS CAUSED from stress in kittens and elderly cats. Gee, do ya think the kitten was stressed out? I know she brought them to court and guess what, she lost, in spite of the fact A1 offered to return her money.
People love to bash A1 and me and ask me if I care anymore. Our actions speak louder than the false accusations.
Thanks Debbie for your comment. I know A1 Savannahs very well. I have stayed there for ten days on one occasion. Beautiful place and Martin and Kathrin are great people. Although recently they are less a bit less having sold part of the business.
funny, I bought a cat from A1 and it died from FIP. It was not stressed out. I have an autopsy to prove it.
I am disappointed to hear that.