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Savannah Cats catch eyes in Rancho Cucamonga
A Savannah ittens 'They're like dogs, but better' Cats catch eyes in Rancho Cucamonga Unique felines sold at pet store
By: Savannah Cat
Cats catch eyes in Rancho Cucamonga
Unique felines sold at pet store
Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Celeste Gonzales, 12, was shopping at Victoria Gardens with her family one minute, then falling in love with a kitten the next.
Inside the newly opened Savannah Cat Shoppe, Celeste held up a feather stick and watched a 6-month old Savannah cat leap 12 feet into the air for it.
"They're like dogs," Celeste said. "But better."
Maya, the gravity-defying feline, is no ordinary cat, and her new home at Victoria Gardens is no ordinary pet store.
A product of a wild African serval and a domestic house cat, Maya and other Savannah cats defy most feline rules.
They head to the front door when the door bell rings.
They're walked on a leash.
And they're more than happy to jump into the bath with their owner.
The shop's most famous cat, Scarlett's Magic, is even certified as a service animal and can aid the blind and people with other disabilities.
"This breed is very rare, very exotic," said owner
The Draper family, Rancho Cucamonga residents, recently moved their business from Rancho to a location on Victoria Gardens Lane, adjacent to Shakey's.
Draper is planning a grand- opening celebration in May, but visitors are already arriving, peeking into the windows to see the glassed-in habitat that house these unique animals.
If they're lucky, they might spot Scarlett's Magic, a 3-year-old Savannah that nabbed the Guinness World Record for the tallest and longest cat in the 2011 edition of the book.
When she was measured last year, Scarlett's Magic was about 18 inches tall and 43 inches long.
She still has another year of growing left.
Although Savannahs are mild tempered, their size and striking spots make most people do a double-take.
"They're long and lengthy like a cheetah," Draper said. "Walking through security at the airport and everybody just stops. They think we have a cheetah."
The Savannah Cat Shoppe, 12455 Victoria Gardens Lane, is open from noon to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday and by appointment the other days of the week.
Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
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Savannah is well-known with discerning pet owners and in many cases rival the dog as the favorite animal companion.
•World’s Largest Domestic Cat
•Can be Walked on a Leash
•Love to Play in the Water
•Fully Domesticated Personalities
•Great with Children and Other Animals
Savannahs are often seen walking on a leash or playing fetch with their owners. Savannahs require no special licensing or different care than ordinary cats.
The store is the amazing result of our dedication to the Savannah Cat Breed, incessant hard work and heartfelt dream to further knowledge about this rare breed so it can change your life as it has ours. The Savannah is simply the most intelligent, loving and beautiful animal companion a family could wish for
12455 Victoria Gardens Lane
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91739
Page Updated Last on: Sep 08, 2011