Testimonials


"Last October, we lost our beloved sphynx named Mochi to HCM. To say that we were shocked and devastated would be an understatement. For a while, we were unsure if we had room in our hearts for another kitty, but it didn't take long for our family to realize that our lives were incomplete without a sphynx in it. This time, we spent several months researching and reaching out to breeders with many questions about their breeding practice and their cats health. Shauntay Burris of Scantily Clad Sphynx immediately impressed us with her responsiveness and transparency. Her knowledge is amazing and it was evident from the beginning how passionate she is about her cats and her breeding program. Her cats are gorgeous and the fact that she regularly scans them for HCM sealed the deal for us. Shauntay invited us to come visit her and the kitties in her home and we were blown away by the cleanliness of the environment and how well cared for everyone was. She is meticulous in every way, and we could feel the love that she pours into every cat there. We were blessed to bring home our handsome cream point boy named Finn. He came to us incredibly healthy, happy and very well adjusted. Finn is fabulous with our young children! We are beyond happy with our experience and are already talking about adding another Scantily Clad Sphynx to our family! Thank you Shauntay!"

Finn and Molly

The Mitchelson Family (Lincoln, Ca)

Shauntay is an excellent breeder! I bought my first Sphynx, Grandpa, from another breeder in the Winters, California area. When I decided I wanted another Sphynx, I decided to look for a different breeder and I found Shauntay. Unlike the previous breeder I dealt with, Shauntay immediately responded to my inquiry about available kittens, answered all my questions openly and honestly, and regularly sent professional looking pictures of the kitten that I would be buying. I named my new kitten Yodie. Yodie and Grandpa are good friends.

 
Shauntay is extremely knowledgeable about the Sphynx breed, and it was apparent when I met her that she has a true love and passion for Sphynx. Shauntay informed me that she feeds all her cats a raw diet and explained the benefits in doing so. After conducting my own research about raw diet, I knew feeding both Grandpa and Yodie a raw diet would be the healthiest option for them. I changed Grandpa's food from Science Diet kibble to raw. I buy all my raw food from Shauntay, and she's always available and always able to provide me with the amount of food I ask for.
 
When I first brought Yodie home, it was like he had been a part of the family forever. I love my sweet Grandpa, but there were noticeable differences between bringing Grandpa home and bringing Yodie home. I attribute most of the differences with the breeder.
 
Yodie was not at all fazed when I first brought him home. Grandpa hid behind my washer and dryer for several hours.
 
Yodie snuggled against me and purred. Grandpa was frightened. Although Grandpa let me pet him, it was obvious he was very uncomfortable and fearful.
 
Yodie went potty in his litter box with no direction, whereas I had to correct Grandpa from soiling on the living room carpet.
 
Yodie fits in so well with my family and has since the day I brought him home. He is so loving and sweet. Yodie is like a dog in a cat's costume. Both Grandpa and Yodie are my best friends and I couldn't imagine my life without them. Grandpa is a very loving cat, but he does not cuddle and purr like Yodie does.
 
If I ever adopt another Sphynx, I will go to Shauntay. Her professionalism, passion, and love for the breed is admirable, and her hard work and love of the breed is visible in the cats she breeds and sells. I'd highly recommend Shauntay as the breeder to purchase your Sphynx from.
 
Kristina Hampton

Kristina and Yodie

Our experience with Scantily Clad Sphynx was everything that we could have hoped for.  We found out about the cattery through the Internet when I was searching for reputable sphynx breeders. Not only was the cattery in the same city as us, but I don't think we could have found a more knowledgeable, dedicated breeder.  Shauntay's love for the breed resonated with every word. There was no question asked by us that she did not have an answer for, not only that, but the answers were always at a scientific level that showed just how much research she has gone through to reduce the chance of genetic illnesses common with the sphynx breed. When we finally went to visit our kitten, we were greeted by several friendly, loving sphynx. All of the cats at her home are well-socialized and truly beautiful cats--everything you would want in a sphynx. Our kitten was a birthday gift to our daughter and when we brought him home, it was evident how much human contact he had been exposed to in his first weeks of life.  He starts purring immediately when seeing a human and loves to be held.  He cuddles with my daughter every night and perches on her shoulder during the day.  If you are in the market for a sphynx kitten, look no further; you could not find a more reputable, devoted breeder. 

 

Smeagol

Falon Gallipeau

"I fell in love with Raz from the moment I laid eyes on him and he continues to be a complete joy. He's so smart, continues to be healthy, and is very interactive. Even my friends who don't like cats or hairless cats fall in love with him when they visit."

 

Raz and Pants

Sarala

"Thank you Shauntay for you devotion and passion to the Sphynx breed so that some may have the privelege of having of these magnificent felines in our lives. Breeding is no easy task and it comes with a rollercoaster of emotions. Everyone who is looking to own a Sphynx should definitely get in touch with Shauntay because her knowledge and work ethic are hard to find. This is Dexter my little dark passenger, he is a wonderful, healthy boy "

 

Dexter

Sean

"Shes a sweetheart seriously shes everything i could have ever asked for!  She likes coming for car rides and she likes being in my purse!  We are best friends haha always together.  She loves all dogs and cats and people!  I can do everything i want ! She lets me clean her ears, cut her claws, wash her! Shes perfection! Shes affectionate, hyper, smart, pretty and the way she sleeps and crosses her paws when she sleeps, So cute. She even sleeps on her back!"

 

Sassy

Jasmine

"I had a wonderful experience with scantilycladsphynx cattery. I had the chance to see Morticia and Karmina grow up every week with videos and pictures. Since the first day i fell in love with them. They were already social, not shy or scared at all. I can do the grooming easily because they were used to it  they re just perfect! They re like my little dogs, following me everywhere and always looking for affection. I suggest anyone who wants a sphynx to buy it from shauntay for her knowledge and devotion. You can see she's passionate and do all her best for the kitten. Thank you so much!♡ Im totally in love!"

 

Karmina and Morticia

Roxanne

"I could not be more pleased about my experience with Shauntay from Scantily Clad Sphynx. She is very knowledgeable about the breed and enthusiastically answered all of the questions I had regarding my 2 boys. I received many photos and videos of my kittens prior to meeting them for the first time. She provided me with a well-organized binder of their records, photos on a USB and a special new kitten package for each one. Both boys are very well socialized, even vacuuming does not send them running for cover! It is obvious they are used to being handled and pre-spoiled! Thank you, Shauntay! We love our boys, Kojak and Cairo!"

 

Kojak and Cairo

Richell

 

"We got Rory after several years of waiting for the right time, place, and breeder. Both he, and our experience with Shauntay, were worth the seven year wait! Rory is the perfect example of everything a Sphynx should be. Not only is he structurally sound, but he's the perfect blend of sugar and spice. He's bold, unafraid, incredibly affectionate. I take him everywhere with me. He's very well mannered in the car, on his harness, and in new situations. We plan for Rory to become registered as an assisted therapy animal so that we can become a Pet Partner team. I have no doubt that Shauntay raised the perfect cat for the role! Shauntay was very attentive, answered all of our (very many) questions, and sent us plenty of pictures and videos from day one of Rory's life until we brought him home. Our experience was so positive that we are looking to add a second Sphynx from Shauntay next year." 

 

Rory

Janee and Forrest

``I’ve wanted a Sphynx since I first saw a picture of them as a child. I was always very hesitant about going to a breeder since there are so many negative connotations surrounding breeding. So after much searching I found Scantly Clad Sphynx and realized that what I once attributed to all breeders was definitely ignorance on my behalf. Shauntay cares so much for her cats. She goes above and beyond when it comes to the quality of the kitten’s lives. And it definitely shows in Gaia’s personality. She is the most acquiescent, trusting, and loving kitten I’ve ever seen.``

 

Gaia

Ares

Hope you are having a great week! I just wanted to write to you and say THANK YOU very much for my baby Dior. I first came accross your website in January 2014 and contacted you then. You answered every question I had regarding the Sphynx breed and kept me well informed as to when you will have kittens available. It was very well worth the wait :) You are extreamly knowledgeable about the breed and always available to answer any questions I might have. Once the kittens were born you posted lots of pictures and videos and always keeping me informed on how Dior is doing.

 

July 27th finally arrived and it was time to pick up Dior; and it was lovely meeting you and all your "children". Dior loved his gift bag with all of his favorite toys, blanket and food! Thank you so much for putting a binder together with everything I needed to know and also thank you for the USB drive with all his baby pictures! 

 

Dior has adjusted very well in his new home. Our morning routine starts with brusing of the teeth; or should I say biting the toothbrush and eating the chicken flavored tooth paste off the brush! Then he lets me clean his ears and after all that he is ready for breakfast! He has quite an appetite and he knows that if I open the fridge, that means FOOD is coming! After breakfast it is playtime! He carries his catnip toy everywhere around with him and then he chases the red laser light all around the living room :) By 9am I leave for work and then Dior goes back to bed and cuddles with "daddy". By the time I get home from work, Dior is usually in his favorite "palace" aka his Kitty Condo. He is always super excited to see "Mommy", because he knows that means dinner time!! After dinner we watch TV on the couch while Dior snuggle's up in my neck. He is such a cuddle bug and loves to sleep in bed under the blankets, or if he gets too warm he will crawl out and sleep right next to my head.

 

I love my baby, Dior, so much and it is so comforting to know that I can always call you if I have any questions!

 

Thank you very much,

 

 Simone"

 

Chanel and Dior

Simone

"I was fortunate to find Shauntay via internet. We visited her beautiful home and met our kitten. Shauntay was keeping us updated with photos and videos until it was time to pick him up. Our kitten grew up to be a strong and beautiful cat; friendly and a great companion."

 

Platon

Julia and Ted

Shauntay is always there to answer any questions or concerns I may have, even when they are not in regards to the sphynx I adopted from her.  She is always available to support and help me, and does everything she can to produce healthy, quality, sociable kittens.  

Cairo

Julie

After living with HCM and losing a cat, we was scared to get another Sphynx cat. And after having a bad breeder experience in the past, we were stressed about working with another breeder, it can be scary knowing who to trust. Shannon searched for San Francisco Bay Area local Sphynx breeders for months and asked lots of questions before we decided to reach out to Shauntay. She clearly devoted to the breed, has a strong passion for Sphynx cats and is concerned with the betterment of the breed. She has gone above and beyond, she is attentive, answers questions, and stays in touch. We received many photos, videos and cute anecdotal information about our kitten and his personality as we waited to adopt him. And when it was time to pick him up to come home, we were provided with a binder full of his details and a USB drive with photos of him as a baby up until the day of pick up. Neon is a wonderful cat, he is easy going and loves to sleep and eat, very healthy and came to us very well socialized. Each day that goes by, we realize what a life changing difference having Neon in our lives has been and we love him more and more. We have no regrets in joining Scantily Clad Sphynx Cattery into our family.

 

Neon

Shannon, Jared, Carbon and Neon

After weeks of scouring the internet, I found Scantily Clad Sphynx and I just knew I needed one of her kittens. Her sense of responsibility to making the breed better and safe breeding practices is simply unmatched. If doens't hurt that her kittens are beautiful and playful too! I was put on the waiting list and patiently awaited the email saying my kitten was born! I was so excited when the day came for me to choose my pick of the litter. I asked for a cute-and-cuddly, sassy and playful kitten and Shauntay absolutely delivered. Khaleesi (named after the famed GoT queen!) is everything you would want in a pet and more. She greets me everyday when I come home from work and insists on sleeping as close to me as possible every night. She loves participating in lazy Sundays and is as talkative as they come. I (and everyone she meets) absolutely love my Sphynx.

Kelli

Shauntay,
Just wanted to update you on Herman!
He is doing so well, amazing actually. He does great on planes with me, loves walks outside on his leash, and loves showers and snuggling. He still talks and purrs non stop, and I'm convinced he is actually a dog because he acts just like a puppy. 

He also loves this little space heater I got him, and gets grumpy at me when I turn it down or off if I am worried it is too hot on him.

He is incredibly well behaved all the time. I havnt had issues with him scratching anything, or going to the bathroom anywhere except his litter box. The only issue has been him begging for food when I am eating, and trying to steal my food. But he is starting to learn the word no, and is getting good at not bugging me about my food when I tell him no. He also is started to fetch if I throw toys and tell him to fetch, and will give me a kiss if I pucker my lips and ask for one. I did not know you could train cats like dogs and it is amazing! He is an absolute sweetheart.

Just wanted to send you an email thanking you again for everything you have done, and for intruding him to my life. He is everything I could have dreamed of and more, and has completely  changed my life.


Thank you again!

-Kylie Cooney and Herman

Kylie

Korra my sphynx princess unexpectedly left taking my soul and heart with her

I am a veterinarian technician, we see several kinds of little ones, too often greedy breeders come along. Korra came to me as she was bred but unattended as was her infected little right eye. The breeder bartered her to me for surgery, Korra lost the injured eye but she came home with me.  

She was always fun, active, loved me above all. I loved that we snuggled for she was always cold, my house dressed in blanket for her to find and rest while I was away. One evening three years later, her equilibrium seemed off, she fell off her cat tree earlier in the day. This evening she was unusually tired, suddenly was short of breath but my sister a doctor treated her managing to help her for a several hours, Korra begun panting, her bluish tongue urged me to call work. My daughter and I drove there in a matter of minutes she had left me. Stunned, not accepting reality I was lost in despair, we research why, how, what went wrong. I blamed myself for I of all people should have known, with research we learned of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy that this sphynx breed is known for, also that her body was cold and her legs stopped functioning because of embolism. 

Feeling despair and loss, kept informing myself of this stealth disease. This time I found the most information at this website, immediately felt my search had ended. I found Shauntay, her sphynx are her babies for she finds them the perfect home. She makes sure  All homes are vetted, and filled with lots of love. The health and wellbeing of the babies are her priority.

My search for other breeders circled me back to Shauntay for she seemed a good human, caring for her babies, selective in her breeding. All her adult cats get a bi yearly echocardiogram.

  Fortunately, my sister had job interviews near Shauntay so we made the extra trip to see her kittens and parents. It was a most exciting time.  From the moment I saw her kittens I just knew I had to adopt one of her babies

Tally Hope, Pequis as my sister calls her, came home to me, so beautiful, so perfect. Clearly to me, my Korra was not healthy from the start. Tally unconditionally loves me, we have a routine she is so beautiful hairless. She could not be more beautiful.  warm, all the blankets have to circulate air or she brings a foot out. I felt compelled to get a sister for her, all my old fart kitties seemed not interested to play and so a year later my round eye, her zorro mask Simi or minis as we call her, came to my life from Shauntay again.  

My family is complete my scarred heart raw but hopeful and it is often that I forget to hurt. My sphynx with all nails intact as an agreement with Shauntay, early days fed with raw diet, child proof home, and a new sort of energy and happiness I did not think ever would regain. Tali passed her first echocardiogram with perfect results.

These little ones today, are running around chasing each other all over the house filling the air with sounds of happiness that fill my heart. 

  Thank you Shauntay  for breeding such perfect little babies.

                                                                          Tali Hope & Simi              

                                                                           Liz Rodriguez

Liz, Tali and Simi

The first time I saw a sphynx was in the pages of a LIFE Magazine around 1980. Since then this beautiful breed has captured my imagination and my heart. Around 2014 I began my dream search for a sphynx cat and found Scantily Clad Sphynx. I found Shauntay's website very informative, educational and devoted to the well being of sphynx breed.. After filling out the questionnaire and forms from Shauntay's website, I was going to have my dream of bringing home a sphynx cat soon. As soon as my kitten was born, Shauntay kept me informed with wonderful pictures from Facebook and videos on his progress. As soon as he was 3 months old, I was invited to see my little "Tatsu" (beautiful dragon in Japanese). Shauntay really cares for her cats and kittens. They are healthy, have free roam of her house and wonderful to hold. At 4 months, I brought my adorable kitten home with a binder and a flash drive with all his baby pictures. Shauntay is available to answer any questions or concerns that you might have about your sphynx cat. She is either a phone call or text message away. Scantily Clad Sphynx brings integrity and transparency to the breeder profession. If your are looking to bring a sphynx cat love into your home, I recommend Scantily Clad Sphynx.

 

Tatsu

Robin

She's the greatest, She is a little ball of energy and is just lovely.  

 

Ellie

Maddie

Apollo is doing very well and feels very much at home ( he is not afraid to go straight for my food if given a chance).

He is also quite heavy even if he looks lean ;-) He is a very cuddling and purring cat.

Mylene

Lews is the greatest, most mischievous boy I could have ever hoped for.  Not only is he absolutely beautiful, but he has never been sick a day in his life.  I was able to visit him many times throughout his development, and I always got a photo or video the moment I asked for it (which was often to say the least hehe).  When I would visit, all of Shauntay's cats were so happy, clean and healthy.  You can tell they are very well cared for and get t roam freely in the house like pets should.  I was given a tour throughout her entire home many times, it was always very clean and lovely, with lots of cat toys and cat trees all over :)  Anytime I have ever had a question about the breed, she has always been right there to answer anything for me.  She has continuously updated me on the health of my kitties parents and siblings and is very honest and transparent in her breeding program.  She is the only sphynx breeder I would ever recommend and is definitely a shining example of ethics.

Shannon

Our experience with our purchase of Egypt from Scantily Clad Sphinx Cattery was phenomenal!!! 
We started out on a sphynx search and ended up allowing our emotions to open us up to be scammed ��. 
Then we met Shauntay and she helped us put a plan in place to get the perfect kitten ever!! It was a long process but well worth the wait.  We visit her cattery and knew it was a fit.
If you are looking for well loved and adjusted kittens look no further than this cattery!!! 
Thanks so much Shauntay!!!!

Cynthia and Zakia

Our experience with Shauntay was awesome..She is so knowledgeable and devoted to these precious babies...We received constant updates throughout the process.. Emails, pictures,videos...And when it was time to bring Olive home..It was such a special day..Olive is the light of our lives..She is loving and playful and just the most perfect, beautiful princess....Thank you Shauntay!!

 

Olive

Rafael and Sara

After losing my first Sphynx at the tender age of six months to a preventable illness that wasn't disclosed to me prior to purchase, from a relatively new and inexperienced breeder, I knew my next baby would have to come from someone with plenty of experience and exceptional morals. I found both in Shauntay Burris, who has raised the bar for breeding standards after experiencing her own heartache. I've learned that simply screening for HCM, while an absolute must in this breed, is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ensuring a healthy kitten that will live a long, happy life. Shauntay is relentless when it comes to testing her cats every few months for a wide array of communicable diseases so she knows full well what might be lurking in her cattery and she can take the necessary steps should something come up. This is essential. The LAST thing you want after spending a small fortune on a cat you instantly bond souls with is to find out this cat is sick with something that quite possibly could be transferred to the pets already in your home. The second to last thing you want is to have suspicion and blame placed on you when this happens, suggesting your previously healthy established pets are who infected this newcomer. With Shauntay, you have months worth of clean bills of health, verifiable via PCR testing and other veterinary records which show the kitten came from a healthy home, and years upon years of favorable HCM scans which alleviate the fear that your kitten may develop this condition. Shauntay's ethics are top notch, she's highly revered amongst her peers, and kindly shares her wealth of knowledge with anyone willing to listen. I love her like family, and look forward to getting another kitten from her, because one Scantily Clad kitten isn't enough for anyone!
 
Riot

Erica

Thanks for everything!!! ?

We are so lucky to have found Scantily Clad and Shauntay! We were set to find a Sphynx who was well socialized, had good genes, and was spoiled from day 1 as they deserve to be! We found all of that with Shauntay's kitties. She is dedicated to their health, is very aware and is an advocate for HCM, and responds promptly when any questions or concerns arise. The pictures and videos you get to see while you're waiting for your little one are so cute and capturing! Just keep in touch through Facebook and it's like you didn't miss out on anything ??
We were initially nervous to bring home a little brother to our then only-child Sphynx; we expected the transition and introduction to be very tough but it was even more smooth and adorable than I could have imagined! Our new Scantily Clad kitty fit right in with his big brother and they've been so tight ever since ? Shauntay is even kind enough to send you home with goodies, microchip, and a binder full of good information to keep. At this point, I wouldn't think of getting a Sphynx from anywhere other than Scantily Clad.
Thank you for our little man, Shauntay, he has completed our family!

Em & Russ

We've had Sphynx cats for almost 15 years, and in that time met and worked with a handful of different breeders. While all were competent and cared about their cats, none even comes close to Shauntay for sheer physical, intellectual, and emotional investment in her animals.  These cats are her life, and she is by far the most educated, careful, honest, and ethical breeder I've ever met.  Despite us having had our cats for more than 2 years, she is still constantly available with advice and suggestions if we need them.  She was direct and absolutely transparent every step of the adoption process, and she let us come to the house and meet all of the resident cats and dogs.  Everything is spotless and all the critters are healthy, playful, and content.
 
Newt and Hudson
 
(I also admire Shauntay's commitment to stopping HCM, which has devastatingly taken two of our previous Sphynx in years past.)

Our cats, two of whom we adopted from Shauntay, are the mischievous lights of our lives. They have wonderful (although completely distinct) personalities, and they make every day an adventure.  They are indefatigable cuddlers and always want to be where we are, doing what we're doing.  One of them has even decided that he loves baths, and now I have to shut the bathroom door in order to take a bath without a delighted Sphynx beating me into the tub.  I cannot overstate what a joy it is to share our lives with these guys.
 
I would recommend Scantily Clad to any potential Sphynx owner.

Jude

Apollo is a member of our family first and a cat second. Having no experience with these animals, Shauntay made it very easy for us to learn how to take care of him. Once we had picked out a name, she began calling him by name to familiarize him with his name before he was old enough to come home to us. She is a very caring breeder with a loving and healthy environment for her animals. We've kept in touch and I keep her updated on how Apollo is and how much he is loved and loving life. Eventually I will be acquiring another one of these wonderful creatures from her. 

Bryan

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