We have British Shorthair kittens for sale. Fill in our waiting list to adopt kittens from our spring/autumn 2024 litters. Kittens usually arrive around spring and autumn each year. We work on a first come first served basis, so it is important to get your name on our waiting list as soon as possible. Please note that most people decide to pay their deposit straight away, therefore, the only way to secure a kitten is by filling in our Adoption Form. Deposits are non-refundable. By filling in the Adoption Form you will need to fully understand and agree that to secure a kitten you will be given two dates in the year – spring and autumn. This is to prevent disappointment in case we have fewer kittens than usual.
We also have a paw-picked selection of high-quality British sheepskins for the kittens to leave with a bed familiar to them. Please visit our shop as new elegant items are added regularly. Our kittens are reared in our home. For more information please refer to our FAQ page.
In-depth information about your British Shorthair can also be found in our brand-new book The Ultimate British Shorthair Guide.
“This book gives clear guidance , explanation and interesting facts about the breed and all you need to know to prepare for your British Shorthair cat to your family . It’s clear the author , Eric is an expert breeder and has a great fondness for the breed . We feel completely prepared to receive our fluffy bundle in December. Thank you Eric and family !”
(Amazon review October 2023)
“We were fortunate to get a British Shorthair kitten from Eric and he has brought together his Breeder experience and knowledge to produce this guide to the iconic British Shorthair. It is informative and covers all aspects of your cat’s life with useful tips and detailed information- a must for British Shorthair owners.”
E W Parker
(Amazon review October 2022)
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Reserve a Kitten
How to reserve a kitten
If you don’t want to wait you can reserve your kitten immediately by paying a deposit. Please note that a waiting time of 6-9 months until kittens are born is very common. The details you need for this can be found in the Adoption Form below. We will then contact you as soon as the kittens are ready for viewing. You can also request a viewing date before or after your booking.
- Arrange a viewing date in Cheltenham or Worcester and wait for an email confirmation of your booking. Please book viewing only after the kittens are born. Both locations are the homes of ‘crazy cat parents’ who love their cats and spoil their kittens rotten. The environment is always clean and safe for kittens to grow happy and healthy.
- Fill in our Adoption Form for the kitten of your choice.
Things you must do BEFORE collection (Please note that kittens will not be able to leave without these!)
- Full payment must be cleared before collection by online transfer only.
- Muffin & Poppy’s Spaying/Neutering Agreement must be completed before collection.
Information you need BEFORE collection
- Muffin & Poppy’s Kitten Care Guide to find out about your pet’s preferences. Our FAQ page can also be helpful.
- Please download and fill in the Transfer of Keepership form (no Petlog transfer code needed) to record a microchipped pet on the Petlog database to your name. You will need to post the filled-in form to Petlog. Please check the Petlog website for the current transfer price.
- Make sure that you’ve read Petplan’s Pre-Activation Documentation and Terms of Service.
- There is plenty of street parking available near the premises.
Chances are your kitten will be shy at first. Sometimes it might take 1-2 weeks for them to adapt to their new environment. Here are some things you can do to make sure your kitten feels comfortable upon arrival.
- Ensure your kitten has a safe place with toys, a scratching post, litter, fresh water and dry and wet food available. Feeding routine: water and dry food throughout the day and wet food in the mornings and evenings. Water can be added to the wet food for extra hydration.
- Introduce them to a small part of their house at first and show them where everything they need is. Your kitten is fully litter trained and loves eating and playing.
- Download and fill in the Transfer of Keepership form (no Petlog transfer code needed) to record a microchipped pet on the Petlog database to your name.
- Fill the back of the GCCF registration certificate and send it back to them to transfer your kitten to your name and address.
- Spend some time playing with your kitten when he has rested from the journey and feels up to it. This is a great way to bond with your new companion.
A home with a British Shorthair is a happier home. Muffin & Poppy would love every loving home in the UK to have one of their gorgeous kittens. We take the well-being of our kittens very seriously so we might also ask you some questions. Here are some basic questions we might ask you. We will then proceed with your adoption application.
All our British Shorthair kittens are reared in a loving home with children. They leave GCCF Registered (non-active unless previously agreed), fully vaccinated, microchipped, health checked, dewormed, defleaed, insured for 4 weeks with Petplan, weaned, litter trained and with full pedigrees. All our kittens are fed on Royal Canin Baby Cat.
Thank you for choosing Muffin & Poppy.
What people are saying:
“A good responsible breeder is essential. My BSH came from Muffin & Poppy . Beautiful cats and lovely people . My kitten was properly weaned , wormed , vaccinated and chipped and is a beautiful playful loving little soul ”
“We can highly recommend having one of these kittens. We had one earlier this year and she is the sweetest, most loving and fun kitten we’ve ever had. A fantastic breeder ”
“We are so so happy with our little British shorthair kitten. Eric was incredibly helpful and kept us updated – the entire process was seamless. Great breeder who takes pride and care in looking after each litter of kittens. Highly recommend Eric and the British shorthair as a breed. We have a beautiful, happy and very affectionate little kitty.”
Sandy Neisig Moller
“We are thrilled with our kitten who is confident, cuddly and perfect in every way. She’s not had a single litter box accident in the three months we’ve had her. The kittens are expensive but worth every penny to know they have had the very best start in life. The whole process was great and I would highly recommend Muffin & Poppy.”
“Family business with really great cats. Highly recommended for British Shorthair cats.”
“We are absolutely delighted with our little British Shorthair boy. Muffin and Poppy is a family run business, and they really do love their cats! The Queens and kittens live with them and are happy, inquisitive and well trained. Buddy came home, immediately started investigating his new home, used his litter box and cuddled up to us from the first night. He is clearly happy to be around people and that is down to how well he was cared for by Jordan from Muffin and Poppy. He’s a wonderful addition to our little family.”
Muffin and Poppy provide an exceptionally wonderful nursery for British Shorthairs. Communication was always exceptional, from our first inquiries through to our follow-ups post relocation to their new home. This business is family run and operated. The Queens are loved family pets, and the litters are raised in the breeder’s homes. We received regular photos and updates as our Kits grew up. Muffin and Poppy were entirely helpful with us supplying beds and other things to help with the eventual transition to their homes. We (my wife and I) have had many cats and kittens, and we have never encountered such well adjusted, happy, well trained kittens. Seriously, we had a complex week-long plan of introducing anxious and scared kittens into a new strange space. Within 30 minutes of them arriving in their home, they had used their litter box, shown intense curiosity about their new homes, and most importantly, both slept with us on the first night with their little purr engines running at 100%. Muffin and Poppy have given us the greatest gift we could have imagined, two wonderful, gorgeous, well adjusted and trained British Shorthair girls. Worth every cent. We are so thankful.
“We had Bear from you last year he’s definitely settled in and is a part of our family. I can’t imagine not having him around”
“We had Willow who will also be 5 in August, the most gorgeous perfect cat ”
“We had Bertie from you he will be 5 in August and he is a beautiful boy. He is a big part of the family and very much loved. I would recommend your kittens.”
“We bought Earl from you last August; he is simply amazing and I would love for him to have a playmate and companion. He is adored and we wouldn’t want a kitten from any other breeder.”
“Got beautiful little bobbles 6 months ago from Muffin & Poppy. All I can I say from the moment I made an inquiry to the time bobbles came home during whole process we were kept updated and my concerns and questions answered promptly. Bobbles has been at home for 3 months now and he has settled in and has become part of the family. He is well trained, very loving family cat. He can be mischief now and then ( helps himself to the muffins) The breeders have to be commended on doing such a brilliant job. I would highly recommend them if you are looking for a British Blue .”
“We brought home our kitten Ernest from Muffin & Poppy in August 2021. He is an extremely happy healthy playful and good-natured fellow. Eric has been on hand to answer all our questions and the whole process from reserving a kitten which we did in January 2021 to selecting and then collecting him was transparent and reliable. Eric’s kittens are gorgeous and we would highly recommend Muffin and Poppy to others. They are worth the wait!”
“Beautiful kittens, growing into healthy and loving pets. Muffin &Poppy are one of the most responsible breeders I ever come across, clearly loving and caring for their pet’s welfare. we can’t thank them enough for our Molly, we can’t imagine our house without her, she is truly the most loyal and entertaining cat we have ever had. 😀😀”
“We collected our girls a couple of days ago and really cannot fault the process from start to finish with Muffin and Poppy. Eric has been on hand to answer lots and lots of my questions. Thank you for giving us two very precious cats that we are totally in love with already 💜💜”
“Our family absolutely adore our Muffin and Poppy kittens. We came across the website whilst looking for a good breeder. I liked the look and feel of the website and the care received from the breeders. We wanted to have two cats but were unsure of which sex to go for. We now have two beautiful male kittens which we picked up in December & February. Bear (Lilic) and Beau (Blue) who have the same dad but different mums.
Eric is on hand for any questions or concerns and takes excellent care of his cats/kittens. I found their website thorough in terms of helping me prepare to bring them home. It was a straight cut and paste into google and I was kitted out within 7 days.
I need to find a way of introducing a third kitten to the home without my husband finding out. He calls me the crazy cat lady and I am ok with that ☺
You won’t be disappointed with a Muffin and Poppy cat. ”
“Investing in a British Shorthair was the best thing we ever did. I would recommend getting one from muffin and poppy any day they were helpful and looked after the kittens so well ”
“Beautiful kittens, amazing and responsible breeders. Cats and kittens are very well looked after ”
“No doubt they love and care for these cats. 100% stunning kittens!! Our Bluebell came back to its new home litter trained and so well behaved and settled in and can not imagine her not part of our family ”
Muffin & Poppy is a Work For Good partner
giving 10% of its proceeds to charity.