Persian Paws And Hearts

Dearheart Persian Kittens

Paws & Hearts is a small in home CFA registered cattery located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Our Mission is to continue this beautiful, special Persian bloodline, and to place them in loving, stable homes. Our Kittens have a sweet, playful, and very loving personality that will touch your heart the minute you hold one of them. They come from the famous Dearhreart Persian bloodline featured on the Fancy Feast commercials, and in fact, our kittens are the Grandchildren of one of the featured Cats in “The Engagement” Fancy Feast commercial. Paws & Hearts Cattery produces genetically sound, healthy, and well-socialized kittens, which come from Champion Blood lines. We specialize in Chinchilla Silver and Shaded Silver Persian Kittens. They are raised as part of our family and have the run of the house. We never use cages. Each kitten is held often, played with, and receives focused training - which helps them become great life long companions. We produce only a few litters each year, and are very selective in finding our kittens the best homes. They each are immunized and checked for their wellness by our Veterinarian before leaving to their new home. Dearhreart Persians are adored for their elegant full coats, expressive faces, gorgeous bright brilliant eyes, and sweet personalities. Silver Persians are special companions unlike any other breed of cat. They thrive on having a close, loving relationship with you. Paws & Hearts Cattery would be pleased if you would consider making a new home for one of our special little ones.


Precious Jade, One of our Queens


More About Dearheart Persian Cats

The Dearheart story is truly a fascinating one! It all started with a woman named Jeanne Ramsdale, who is considered by many to be the authority of her time on the Persian breed. Jeanne Ramsdale was a famous American breeder of Chinchilla Persians (Also called Silver Persians) under the prefix-or cattery name- Dearheart.

Her cats were magnificent and stand out to this day for their exceptional beauty and elegance. She was married to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Philip N. Ramsdale. Jeanne Ramsdale and her husband lived in Long Beach, California where she authored many books in which she detailed the proper care and breeding of the Persian breed. Probably her best, and well known book in my opinion is "Persian Cats & Other Long Hairs" from 1976. Unrivaled in its wealth of information, anything you could want to learn about Persians is in this book.

The Dearheart variety has many unique traits that are specific to this bloodline. Some of which include striking emerald green, to a turqoise blue eye color with black lining that looks like eye liner or mascara. In fact Silvers, and Goldens have the only blue-green eyes in the Persian cat world. They look as if they are always smiling in contrast to the flatter faced (extreme face) modern Persians. Their noses have a black lining, with a brick red center looking almost like a heart shape. The padding on their feet is a solid black coloring as well. They possess a unique mixture of Angora and Persian hair that gives a silky, translucent quality to the coat. They also have a very distinctive meow unlike the typical feline sound. It could be described as between a raspy purr, and the sound a Racoon would make.

Yet another special trait that differentiates them from the more modern Persians is that they don't have nearly the problems with tearing, staining, nasal, and breathing problems that afflict the flatter faced Persians that occurs from over breeding.

Dearheart Persians have among the most social, loving, and attention seeking personalities. They have more of a "puppy personality" in that when they see you arrive home many times they will  greet you at the door. And don't be too surprised if they take up a spot in your bed at night.

Arguably the biggest claim to fame for the Dearheart bloodline is that they are now used in the newest Fancy Feast commercials on television around the world. Thanks to Diane & Firenza Amble the Dearheart Bloodline has truly reached its pinnacle. We too are honored to join in this journey to help preserve the beautiful and rare Dearheart bloodline.

More About Perisan Paws And Hearts Cattery

Paws & Hearts is a small in Home Cattery in Monument, Colorado; a suburb of of Colorado Springs. The owners of the cattery are Lisa & Bradley Holder. I am a Dr. of Psychology in Private practice. And Bradley, my husband, is an Electrical Engineer that teleworks from home.

We purchased our first Persian almost 20 years ago. From the moment we brought her home, we were interested in breeding her. However, circumstances and time didn’t allow for it then. After she passed away, our hearts were broken. We longed for another sweet, loving Persian. And this time we did have the circumstances to breed the special Kittens. Since Bradley works from home, he can be readily available. And I can adjust my schedule to accommodate our Kittens!

After researching and studying the various Persian types, we fell in love with the Dearheart Persian. We first purchased two females: Princess Jasmine, and then soon after, Precious Jade. Then we purchased our Male: Prince Jasper. Our mentors and friends, Diane & Firenza Amble have coached and taught us along the way. We love sharing the Dearheart story and passing on the beautiful, special Persian babies. We dedicate our Cattery to our first Persian, our beloved Princess!