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Account / Billing FAQ
How do I upgrade or downgrade my subscription?
Edit your listing and select the new package that you’d like.
Are package upgrades prorated?
Annual packages will be manually prorated. For example, if you had just recently paid for an Annual Full Featured Listing, and you now want a TBC Certified Listing, you will be refunded the unused portion of your first Annual package after the Certification is approved.
Monthly packages will not be prorated. For example, if you just spend $10 on a monthly subscription and then later that week, decided to upgrade to an Annual listing, you would not be refunded any portion of that first $10.
Are there any refunds if I downgrade?
No; payments are final. Your listing will maintain the features of the paid listing for the full paid period, and will then downgrade to the default Free Listing.
How can I update the credit card on my account?
This feature is coming soon! For now, contact us and indicate that you’d like to update your card on file. Let us know if it will be a completely new card or just a expiration date change so we can better help you.
How do I cancel my subscription?
Visit the Subscriptions page. Find the subscription you’d like to cancel and scroll over to the right. Click the “Cancel” button.
How can I update my account email address or password?
Click the pencil icon next to your name at the top of this page to edit your account details.
I don’t see my cattery in the Directory! How do I add a new listing?
Click here to add a new listing. Once the form is submitted, your listing will be manually reviewed and once approved, will show up in the directory.
Note that we reserve the right to not list or remove any site or cattery which we find questionable in any way.
My listing has inaccurate information. How do I fix it?
Once you claim your listing, you’ll be able to edit it. See below on how to claim your listing and how to edit your listing.
How do I claim my listing?
- Find your cattery in the directory and click it to view your page.
- Click the “Claim this Listing” button
- Fill out the form with your information and submit the form
At this point, your claim request will be reviewed. You will be emailed once it’s been approved.
How do I add more information to my listing?
What information you can add to your listing will be determined by what your subscription level is. Click here to compare all breeder listing options. With a free listing, you can update your name and location, add an “about” paragraph, website link, transport type, additional adoption info, and colors and patterns.
How much does it cost to upgrade my listing?
Plans start at $12.97/month and can be cancelled any time. Click here to compare all breeder listing packages.
How can I provide feedback on the Directory?
We’re always looking for ways to improve and are open to feedback! Use this form to provide your suggestions.
TBC Certification FAQ
What is TBC Certification?
The TBC Certification program is an organized effort to recognize the breeders who are proactively health testing their cats and who have demonstrated their desire to put their cats’ well-beings first. These breeders will show at the top of search results in our directory, giving them greater exposure. This also helps to educate customers about the importance of choosing a breeder who is not cutting corners. Click here to learn more about the program.
How do I get “certified?”
You will have to upgrade your listing to the $249/year package and submit the appropriate documentation. Please review the full instructions on this page.
What do you check for?
In short, verification that the breeder does the following:
- Registers their cats and kittens
- Takes measures to protect their lines from HCM
- Tests for P/K Deficiency
- Tests for PRA-b
- Doesn’t let their kittens go home too early
- Strives to keep their cats in a good environment
- Agrees to the TBC Code of Ethics, the first point being this: In all things, I strive to put my cats’ well-being at the forefront of my program.
For a more comprehensive list of the TBC certification process, click here.
Why should I get certified?
The main purpose of our Certification efforts is to show prospective buyers what a great breeder looks like. I can’t replace the work of a diligent buyer, but I can at least help make their scouting job a little easier and make sure you have plenty of amazing kitten families to pick from. If you support us here and want to set a good example to other breeders while gaining positive exposure for your cattery, we hope you’ll find it well worth the cost and effort to get certified.
I do all of those health tests! Can’t you show that on my listing without me having to pay the upgraded rate?
Sorry, but to receive the benefits of certification, including top placement and greater exposure within the directory, the annual fee applies.
If you want to stick with a free listing but want to share with buyers that you complete essential testing, you can include this in your “About” paragraph and have additional info available on your own website.
You could also upgrade to a regular paid listing, which gives you the options to select which health tests you complete, but this is not the same as Certification, which is only granted after manual verification of your health testing.
As a side note, if you are able to set aside some funds for a “marketing” budget, you will likely find that the increase in exposure will provide you with increased demand. This will allow you to raise your kitten prices accordingly and will allow you to be more selective with the families your kittens go to ?
Who writes the articles on this website?
All articles are written by myself, from research and experience with Bengal breeding. I always welcome feedback, which you can provide here. Our goal is to have accurate and quality content.
Is this website associated with any official cat registry or organization?
No, we are completely independent from TICA, TIBCS, and any other similar organization. We saw a need for additional buyer education and a better breeder directory and created it.
What if I don’t agree with an article?
We hope you can appreciate the efforts of this site even if you don’t agree with every statement it contains. However, we always value additional opinions and welcome constructive feedback, which you can provide here.
Can I add my own article to be featured?
Yes, we love to have guest authors! See submitting an article for more information.
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