Household Pet Recording Program

Program Overview

We are proud to offer the CFA Household Pet Recording to the owners of non-pedigreed cats! As the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats, it is CFA’s mission to enhance the well-being of all cats!

CFA registered Household pets from 1969 to 1989. After a twenty year hiatus, the CFA Board of Directors voted to bring back the CFA Household Pet Recording Program in 2011 to allow owners of Household Pets to have an official CFA Recording of their Household Pet.

While a CFA Household Pet Recording is not a requirement to show your Household Pet in a CFA-licensed show, it is a sign that you care just as much about your cat’s health and well-being as we do! We appreciate your taking this important step for your cat! Find out more information about showing your Household Pet at a CFA-licensed show.

Why Record Your Household Pet?

From proper nutrition and health to regular grooming techniques and appropriate play-time activities, you recognize that owning a cat is a responsibility that gets rewarded ten-fold!

Recording your Household Pet with CFA is proof that you take pride in your cat’s well-being and demonstrates that you are committed to serving as a responsible cat owner throughout your cat’s life span.


If you wish to mail your application, simply download the form, print and mail your application to us at the address listed on the bottom of the application.  You can also fax your completed application to us at (330) 680-4633.  Our staff will process your cat’s information and a CFA Certificate of Recording will be mailed to you within 10 working days.

If you would like to record your Household Pet online, you may sign up for a FREE eCat Online Services account, where you can keep all your new certificates in one easy-to-access location.

Or, if you prefer, you may use our the guest login form to record your household pet without creating an account – your certificates will simply be emailed to you in that case, rather than being saved for easy access later.