Welcome to Valinor Somalis.  We are breeders of top show quality Somalis.  We breed both silvers and non-silvers, however we do not have chocolate and lilac in our program.

It all started in the year 2000, when a work collegue of mine, Melanie Askeland, convinced me to buy a kitten from her.  At the time, she bred silver Somalis.  I bought a kitten from her(Askecat Galadriel DuCati) and a Somali cross African Wild Cat (Xena), from Angie Lottering, and immediately was consumed by the fabulous temperament and beauty of them both.  She convinced me to take the 2 cats to a show and everyone kept asking me whether I would begin breeding with Galadriel.  To be honest, until that moment that idea hadn’t crossed my mind, but it slowly crept in and eventually I decided to have a go.  The rest is history.  Over the next 19 years, we have slowly improved the quality of our cats’ type and temperament with the assistance of Abymoon Cattery and importing cats from Europe.  

We hope you enjoy your visit to our page and looking at our cats.  If you would like to visit the cats, and us, please give us a shout.

Vanillapod and one of his silver kittens taken by Graham Kearney

Latest News

We have moved!!

As of the 1st of March 2023, Valinor Somalis has moved to the Netherlands.  The cats are joining us, of course, so The Netherlands will be seeing us on their show circuit soon. We will continue to support the breeders in South Africa (Maverick Somalis and DreamGiver Cattery) and will be liaising with them regularly.


We have some kittens still available from Tr Sp Ch Abymoon Ronald Weasley NQ RQ and Somalissa Nymeria and Abymoon Varda.  We are also expecting the first kittens from Mojoko’s Hamilton and Abymoon Varda soon.  Give us a shout if you are interested in having one of these stunners join your family.

Contact Us

You’re welcome to give us a call or email us to organise a visit anytime.  You can view our Facebook Page and chat with us using Facebook Chat too.


Our email address is valinorstud@gmail.com

Our phone number is +31 (0)62 693 3312

We are situated in Maarssen, on Herenweg.