We found Exotic Legends after doing a lot of research on adding another bengal to our family and were very impressed with the care Heather takes with her cats and kittens along with all of the extensive testing to ensure a healthy kitten. We waited patiently for the right litter to be born and Richie was born on my son‘s birthday, March 5 of 2020. The process was very easy and transparent. We received photos and videos and updates from when he was born until the day we picked him up. We got instructions on food, litter and other items to have prepared and ready to bring him home as well as favorite toys to have ready to welcome him to the family and were given all of our important information in an organized binder on the day we took him home.
From the very day we brought him home, Richie has fit right into our family and we couldn’t imagine the family without him! He has such a hilarious personality that keeps all of us laughing. He always wants to be a part of anything we’re doing and thinks he’s one of the ‘kids.’ He’s a curious little guy and has been an amazing little brother to our other 5 year old Bengal. His coat is the most amazing glittering silver and anyone who visits comments on his stunning beauty.
We highly recommend Exotic Bengals for anyone looking for a beautiful, healthy, social, well-trained and loved Bengal Kitten. ❤️
“Well it’s been a whole week since we’ve brought our sweet Nala home, and let me tell you she was SO worth the wait! She’s settled right in and become one of the family. We’re all in LOVE. Here’s our story of her arrival in our home. We were on the waiting list for just under a year but we knew we wanted a Bengal. We haven't been able to have a kitty in our home for several years due allergies. The last kitty we had we actually had to return to the animal shelter due to the allergic reactions one of my children had (severe bloody noses). It was so sad, especially since the kids really bonded with the kitty. It got me reading about cat breeds that are more hypoallergenic and we discovered Bengals. I was delighted to find Exotic Legends and Heather Lewis within a close proximity to our home and even more excited after I spoke with Heather and quickly became aware of her extensive knowledge and love of this breed. 10 months after placing our deposit we brought our sweet kitty home. Despite my understanding of the breed being hypoallergenic I was still a little nervous about what to expect and here we are a week into her in our home and we've had ZERO allergy issues. The big adjustment is getting used to her energy! She's so fun, sweet and loving. It's obvious she was well loved and handled often before she came to us. We're so thankful to have found her and for the many hours of love and dedication Heather pours into her animals. Without hesitation, I'd recommend Exotic Legends to anyone looking to have a Bengal Kitty join their family. “"
Heather, thank you for providing us with the sweetest Kitten named Priya. We have enjoyed her so much, She sits and sleeps on my husband, Gary's lap along with our 8 lb. Shut Su dog. The are really bonded and play, roll over each other and just have a good time day and night. They snuggle up to each other to sleep, in the cat bed. Neither one is the aggressor, they take turn.
Our experience with Heather was Great. She was able to deal with my very impatient husband. Explained what she does before turning your kitten over to you. Which is taking them to the Vet several times for many many test, regarding her heart, illness she might have, etc. Providing her with two separate shots, getting her spaded, getting her Micro-chipped, I know I have left somethings out however Heather provides you with a nice notebook with all results when you pick up your kitten. Our Vet was impress with all the tests done and the results. Heather and her daughter handle's them so that they aren't afraid of people.
If you are looking for a Bengal cat, Exotic Legends is the place to go. I highly recommend Exotic Legends and Heather. Be Patent, Heather has been in the Business for many years and a lot of people are on her list to receive a beautiful kitten, Her reputation as a breeder and knowledge about Bengal cats proceeds her and is outstanding. I was impressed. We waited several months but it is worth the wait. PRIYA IS BEAUTIFUL.
Thank you again, Gary and Linda Goodburn"
Gary and Linda Goodburn
"Ms.Heather is wonderful! First off I want to say that the long wait is worth while! You won't regret getting a Kitty from her! She cares about the Cats and kittens with her soul it's not about the money for her. She is well knowledgeable about the cats. She will answer all your questions and also give you advice. Ms.Heather and her daughter took really good care of our Little Boy Mufasa. She would send us pictures and video updates on how he was doing. She also had all Mufasa's papers neatly organized in a binder. When we picked him up he barely meowed during the long car ride back home. He is doing great adjusting with our family. He likes to sleep with us. Mufasa is really active and loves to play. Again you will not regret the long wait or getting a Purrfect Kitty from Ms.Heather! Thank you so much for taking good care of him."
It's been almost two weeks now since we brought home sweet little Coco Chanel (Coco) & let me just say what a little sweetheart she is!!! Coco has been the BEST addition to our family. Working with Heather & waiting for about a year and a half for her was well worth it! Coco is social, playful, fearless & stunningly beautiful! Coco is becoming best friends with the dogs, which was quite the shock to us, but it just goes to show how well these kittens are raised and taken care of while still with their mom and Heather.
The attention to detail, information and care that Heather puts into her Bengal's is incredible, I would (and already have!) recommend her cattery to anyone looking for a Bengal. We can't thank you enough for the perfect little princess, she is SO LOVED!
The Close Family"
The Close Family
I have had my sweet darling Toast for about a month and a half now and I can’t imagine life without her! She is curious, beautiful, and so soft. She is easy to train, learning to walk on a leash, follows me around, and sits by my side all the time. Thanks to Heather at Exotic Legends Bengals for raising such a perfect kitten, I am able to have such a lovely Bengal join my family! Besides Toast's stunning exterior, I am reassured that she is also a healthy kitten with the meticulous testing and knowledge that Heather has. Heather is very communicative from before the kitten is born, while the kittens are growing up with her litter mates (we even FaceTimed them!), to now, while she shares important information about bengals on social media and answers any questions I have about what's the best way to raise little Toast. Looking for the right breeder is a big decision to make that impacts your Bengals whole life. I am so glad I decided to go with Heather who lives on the other Coast. From the first email I sent her 2 years ago to now, I have never regretted anything! Thank you Heather for your devotion and passion to breeding the best and healthiest Bengal companions we can get. You can watch an amazing Exotic Legends kitten grow up on Toast's instagram: @toast_the_bengal"
I don’t know how to put in words how grateful I am to Heather Lewis, for all her knowledge with Bengal cats and helping me make my decision in getting my Beautiful little girl Erza. I did a lot of online research on how to find a Bengal breeder and came across several breeders, after many phone calls to the different Catteries there was know doubt my decision was to go with Exotic Legends. After being on the waiting list for 3 months I finally got the call from Heather that there was a little girl awaiting for a new home, when I took one look at her i know doubt she was going to be mine. Heather was in on constant contact with me, posting pictures and videos of Erza's first 3 months. When the time came to pick her up I was able to get on the next available flight from Boston to Washington to final meet her and bring Erza to her new home. Erza is doing amazing and has adjusted so well to our family. She is very determined, so mischievous and a whole lot of fun and laughs. Erza has brought so much joy to our family and she is so so loved.
If you are reading all these wonderful recommendations and are at the point of making a decision, I can honestly say you won't be disappointed. My family and I are considering on getting a second Bengal and will definitely be getting the cat from Exotic Legends.
Thank you Heather
You are such a joyful person to work with. May God richly bless you and your catter
Robin, Jessie, Josiah, Jesse and
Robin, Jessie, Josiah, Jesse and Erza B.
Thank you for all that you have done to unite us with our baby, Kobe. He is a sweet boy who is smart, loving, and affectionate.
Kobe has adapted very well into this family. He loves to play and knows how to sense the mood. At night when we go to sleep, when both my husband and I are in bed, Kobe knows it’s his bedtime too. He comes says good night, sneaks behind the curtain and jumps onto his balcony and sleeps.
I would definitely recommend adopting your new family member from Heather. She would send us photo and video updates while Kobe was in her care and happily answers all of our questions. Kobe is just the perfect member for our family."
We are so grateful to Heather for bringing Ares into our life. He's beautiful, loving, full of energy and we fell in love with him right away. He jumps super high, fetches a ball but also has chill moments when he just cuddles with us binge-watching The Walking Dead. Heather did an amazing job of socializing him since he was pretty much a sweetheart from day one.
I did a lot of research into Bengal breeders, and Heather's integrity and commitment to testing and professionalism are far beyond what others were doing. She was the only one I found that detailed out exactly all the DNA testing she did and the results on her website. As a detail-oriented person, I loved that! It can take a while to get a Bengal, but it's totally worth the wait. Plus, Heather makes the process easy, she's always available for questions or concerns and is someone you can really trust.
We're thinking about getting another Bengal and we'd definitely contact Heather to help us. Thank you Heather!"
I couldn’t be happier with Heather’s program. I’m allergic to cats and spent a lot of time researching catteries specializing in low-allergen breeds; Exotic Legends was by far the most reputable, transparent, and fairly-priced.
Catalina, aka Cat, is the first cat I have owned. I’m very glad for the testing conducted by Heather, as I know she doesn’t have any genetic issues. I’m also thankful for her help throughout the entire process, from first reaching out to after I brought Cat home. As a new cat owner, her supportive was very helpful and made me feel much more relaxed.
Cat adjusted quickly to her new home, and is a happy, playful girl who loves being around people. She was litter-box trained when I got her and hasn’t had any behavioral or health issues. She’s very smart; my dad has her trained to climb in a cardboard box whenever he says “box ride” so he can take her on “flights” around the room. I have a large crate with her bed and blanket in it and she puts herself to bed at night.
I couldn’t recommend Exotic Legends more!"
My name is Kristina Tanis and I write this letter with high regards for Heather Lewis of Exotic Legends cattery.
After the loss of our Siamese, Kiki, my husband and I began researching a wide variety of breeds to see which would be the best fit for us. We were both quickly drawn to Bengals because of their gorgeous markings and reputation for being very adventurous and social. From there, our search led us to the website and Facebook page for Exotic Legends where we found posts, photos, and videos of a variety of adorable Bengal cats and kittens.
As luck would have it, there was a precious silver female (we named her Ash) in want of a home. Neither or us had ever dealt with a cattery before so we were not sure what to expect. Thankfully, Heather was easy to reach via Facebook Messenger and quick to answer all of our questions and set up a meeting. Within a few days, we were able to officially make little Ash part of our family.
Just two months later, we could not be more in love with Ash. She has a very extroverted personality. More often than not, she is waiting by the door when we get home from work and refuses to leave our side—if we are showering, cooking, or just sitting on the sofa watching TV, she wants to be part of it! In between cuddle sessions, she also enjoys rampaging around our apartment—playing with her toys, climbing and jumping from surface to surface, and getting into a bit of mischief when we aren’t looking. My husband and I can’t wait for spring and summer so we can take her outside for adventures around the city, hikes in the mountains, and long walks along the beach. 😊
Ash is not only a delight at home, but she travels very well and is quick to warm up to new people. For example, we recently took her to Urban Animal for her check-up. The staff was pleasantly surprised and complimentary of her demeanor while being examined and receiving her shots, commenting that she is much more relaxed and cooperative than most other Bengals they have seen.
Although owning a Bengal has been a new experience for us, we feel incredibly lucky to have found Exotic Legends. The care and concern Heather shows for her cats and kittens is what sets her apart from other catteries in the area. When she welcomes you to the Exotic Legends family, she means it. Just this Christmas, Heather hosted a Facebook photo contest on her page offering a prize to the winner. When little Ash won, we were blown away when we received a cat tree in the mail. She will undoubtedly spend countless hours playing and lounging on the tree, all thanks to Heather’s generosity!
We absolutely love our little Ash and are thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Exotic Legends family!"
FIRST off, we highly recommend Heather “Exotic Legends Bengals” as your
Bengal cattery! After several searches for a Bengal cattery and
several calls around the state, we came across Heathers website. We
gave her a call around Christmas and her enthusiastic conversation was
very refreshing! She had a litter that was born on the 22nd and was
open for us to see them; Though we couldn't hold them which we totally
understood and respected. Heather explained her love, care and
socializing of her Bengals. We just loved the entire straight forward
experience. Over the next 8 weeks - weekly, we sent Heather a text for a
picture of our baby. Like clockwork, we received several pictures as
he grew! Finally the day came and Gatsby became a member of our
family! Fully potty trained and not the least bit nervous of his new
surroundings. It was obvious Gatsby was beautify socialized by Heathers
utmost care and love. As I write this, Gatsby has been with us now for
4 weeks. His markings are coming is just spectacular while his
disposition is very sweet along with tremendous fun energy! He begs to
get in the shower, loves the sinks and even attempts the human bathroom.
He runs, chases and plays well with our two small dogs and it’s obvious
who now runs the roost! He loves to hang-out with me in my office all
day and even tries to surf the web with the mouse… LOL! To be honest,
we think he is a well-trained dog disguised in a cat body! He is
awesome! And since the first day home he sleeps with us all night long.
Thank you Heather and to your family for the love you give to your Bengals!"
Mark & AnneGig Harbor
Having worked in pet rescue and kitten fostering for almost 20 years I was a bit hesitant to buy from a breeder having heard some pretty bad stories, but my fiance and I really wanted a baby bengal. I spent a long time researching catteries and really liked what I discovered about Heather and Exotic Legends. I wanted a small in-home breeder that spends qualty time with not only the kittens, but parents as well. Heather welcomed me to her home to meet the mother and babies and I was amazed by the friendliness of the mother cat, Bella. I was able to walk right up and pet her as she talked and talked to me. Holding my boy for the first time at that meeting I found him to be plump, fluffy, clean and calm and decided to reserve him.
Heather sent us pictures as we anxiously waited for him to be old enough to come home. When she was confident he was eating dry food, drinking and using the litter box she took him in for a wellness check/1st vacines etc. As he and his litter mates were healthy Heather delivered him to our home that weekend as we'd requested. As she pulled him out of his carrier and plopped him in my fiance's hands our new baby immediately started to purr. It seems like he's barely stopped purring since. He is the happiest most relaxed kitten I have ever come across. No hiding under the bed, startling at loud noises or any of the other typical frightened reactions you often see from kittens in a new environment. Heather did such a great job raising a very self-confident, sweet, loving, happy little guy. We highly recommend Heather and her kittens. Already passed along her card to our family Dr."
I looked for a long time and did a ton of research to find an excellent breeder in Washington State. Heather was amazing to work with. She was responsive to all my questions and kept in close contact with me. She provided me with documentation regarding PRA and PK negative results (not even carriers of course)! She also gave me genetic results on possible color combinations that might result from pairings. Her contract was well written protecting the buyer, the breeder and the kitten. My kitten (Nebit) is gorgeous and more than I could have hoped for. He is a stunning snow Bengal with beautiful markings and rosettes. Nebit is a calm, friendly, healthy, confident kitten. I highly recommend Exotic Legends Bengals for anyone looking to welcome this enchanting breed of cat into your home."
“Having never owned a Bengal before and being aware of typical Bengal
traits, we weren’t exactly sure what to expect behavior-wise. Our
gold Sophie is only 14 weeks, but she has already developed a very
loving personality. She loves sit on our lap and snuggle after
breakfast (she’d do that all day if we let her!). She purrs every
time you pick her up or even just walk by. Our biggest surprise was to
find out that she loves sleeping under the covers right next to you!
She loves people and we are thrilled to have such a loving and smart
cat in our family! If you are looking for an intelligent and loving
Bengal, we highly recommend Exotic Legends Bengals!”"
I purchased my Bengal kitten from Exotic Legends on December 30th. I couldn’t be more pleased with him. It was very important to me to have a kitten that was well socialized and adaptable. I have three very busy Corgis and I didn’t want a cat that would be fearful and routinely hide. My little Finnegan is bold and friendly to the dogs and sweet and loving to me. He spends a lot of time playing with my youngest Corgi. I couldn’t be more pleased. Adapting to my household was nearly seamless. If you are considering adding a Bengal kitten to your household I highly recommend Exotic Legends."
After looking through numerous websites and contacting numerous breeders I came across Exotic Legends website! From the first conversation I had with Heather, I knew this was going to be a good fit; she answered every question (which was quite a few since my family is a first time Bengal owner) and was so attentive throughout the process. You could tell she really cares about her cats and kittens! Our kitten, Penny, is AMAZING! She is loving, playful, and of course GORGEOUS. I would highly recommend Exotic Legends if you are looking for a Bengal kitten."
My Husband takes Hunter to work with him, on the days that I am working. He's a wonderful Traveler. Sleeps all night, never wakes up. he is a good boy. He fetches. He sits when I give him a treat - before I give him the command. Smart kitty. Gets "off" when told - loves tag and peek-a-boo. Wonderful beautiful additional to our family. I'm so happy I found you"
Nancy HNampa Idaho
Wonderful Bengals and Breeder, very professional, great communication and support to any of your Bengal related questions. The kittens themselves have beautiful patterns and great temperament. I highly recommend Exoticlegends to anyone looking for quality Bengal to add to their family"
She's Gorgeous!!! She is absolutely amazing. Loves to cuddle, cannot stay out of the sink (when she hears water she comes running), and will steal and play with every straw she can find (even if that means getting it out of the sink) lol"
We loved working with Heather and exotic legends cattery. My son is high functioning autistic and suffers from depression. Titan was the answer to our prayers. Heather has been so helpful answering questions she is on her way to being a veterinarian. Her responsiveness has been such a gift. We highly recommend Heather and we know you will be as thrilled as we are with your bengal. Knowing the parents did not have 50 genetic diseases puts our concerns to rest that Titan will live a long and healthy life in our care. Thank you so much heather!!"
Not the best picture of Teddy, but it shows how big he is. His tail is my favorite part of him and the biggest reason I decided to get Bengal cats. Thank you Heather Lewis for breeding such amazing cats."
We are happy with Leo, he is playful and healthy. We are also happy with Exotic Bengal. Heather is very helpful and informative. We highly recommend Exotic Legends Bengals, if you are looking for Bengal cat. We love our Bengal and would love to go back to Exotic Legends Bengal if we decide to get more."
"Hi Heather! Just to say, Thank you for raising such beautiful and smart Bengals. Hazel loves our little men, she is always near by every time Oscar plays with his toys and let Oscar kiss her and carry her"..
Oscar is Autistic - We raise our Bengals to be loving and caring animals. Check out the video our client posted - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYyjL6u-xwI"
When my family and I decided to get a bengal kitten we started searching and found tons of ‘breeders’ all claiming to be the best. Luckily we found Exotic Legends Through the Facebook page and then we saw the website with tons of information that Heather has provided about what to look for when searching for a bengal kitty. It was a true education …. She does the full DNA testing on all her Kings and Queens (moms and dads) to ensure you’ll have a happy healthy pet that won’t get chronically ill in her life.
The experience was awesome…. From the time we decided to adopt from exotic legends till the day we picked our Zahrra up Heather was very transparent about everything and provided updated pics and videos along the way. When you get your kitten you get all the information in a tabbed binder. Heather does an excellent job of socializing and litter box training the kitties and we were really set up for success from day 1. The first day home we showed Zahrra her litter box once and haven’t had an accident since. I’ve had many cats in the past and the litter box is always a challenge so was very happy .
I highly recommend Exotic Legends … Heather puts a lot of thought, care and love into all the exotic legends kittens because she treats them as her own pets from the day they’re born."