Unfortunately, a lot of dishonest people come across
sites like this and in their desire to win will do
almost anything to get ahead. In a perfect
world, we wouldn't have to place restrictions on
accounts because everyone would act ethically.
However, we have implemented the following
guidelines to ensure that users act ethically and
don't try to abuse the system.
The following actions are not allowed on ShowCats.Com...
Cat Purchase Flip Flops
Do not sell a cat to one account for a high price and then buy it back for a
low price. If you sell a cat to another user, it needs to be because you
want to sell the cat to that user and nothing else.
If you are caught selling cats back and forth in an attempt to move money
into one account you will be banned regardless of your account's status or
history. The accounts will be immediately shut down, no questions asked.
NO WARNINGS WILL BE SENT, THIS is the only warning. This is NOT up for
interpretation, DO NOT sell cats back and forth to get more money in your main
If you wish to use a cat as a stud, do so via the stud cat option. Do
not sell a cat to somebody for a certain price and then buy it back after they
have used it to breed one of their cats.
If you are a basic user, do not sell a bitch to a premium user so they can
breed it and sell it back to you. Getting around the basic account
restrictions in this manner is a good way to get an account banned.
Extreme Example: User A Sells Cat A for $100 to User B. The
same day User B sells Cat A back to User A for $2,000.
Basic accounts are allowed to whelp one litter to get a taste of how breeding
on ShowCats.com works. After a basic account has bred that one litter, if
they want to have more litters, they MUST buy them from other users. Do
not attempt to get around this rule by buying pregnant bitches from other users.
Looting Sinking Accounts
If you know of a user who is about to leave the game and wants to sell all
their cats, do not buy any more than two cats from them. If you buy more
than two cheap cats from an account that is quitting you may have them bought
from you by the site administrators for a similar price to what you paid and
Just to clarify, we don't have a problem with selling multiple cats to
somebody at reasonable prices. What we do have problems with is selling
five cats to a single user for $100 or $200 each. In essence, selling cats
in bulk which gives the person buying the cats an unfair advantage.
Do not attempt to merge the cats and
money from two accounts into one account. If you have more than one account,
manage them as more than one account, do not try to combine two weaker accounts
into one stronger account.
Do not operate multiple kennels as a cooperative. Overflow kennels (a kennel for
putting cats in when you have too many kennels), holding kennels (a kennel used
to hold puppies, queens, cats, or retired cats away from the main showing
kennel), sessioning kennels (a kennel used to get extra sessions to session cats
for the main kennel), etc. are not allowed and are not included in Family
subscriptions. Family subscriptions are for five SEPARATE kennels, not a
cooperative of three or four kennels and not a super kennel with four usernames.
Multiple Free Accounts
Do not manage more than one free account. If a user is caught running
more than one free account, they will all be shut down.
You are more than welcome to have a free account in addition to your
Immature Kennel and Cat Names
ShowCats.Com is not a morning radio station, MTV, or even your local high
school parking lot. If you want to shock people, please do so in one of
those environments. If you want to participate in this simulation, please
chose kennel, user, and cat names that are appropriate to the situation.
Murder, drugs, sex, and violence have no place in the names of your cats or your
If you are not capable of figuring out an appropriate name for your account
or cats, this site is most likely not what you are looking for. Don't
worry, there are plenty of sites on the web where you will fit in just fine.
Copyright Infringement and Use of Real Cattery Names
Do not use copyrighted pictures for your cats and/or your kennel pages.
Do not use the names of famous real life kennels for your kennel/user name on
this site. We realize the idea of recreating those kennels on ShowCats.com
sounds fun, however, if you don't own the real life kennel, please do not use
their name for your username. ShowCats.com has grown to the point that if
the real owner of the kennel is not taking part in the sim, somebody who knows
If you are caught intentionally pretending to be a famous kennel without
their permission you will be forced to change your username and banned from
owning the relevant breed of cats in the future.
Cat pictures should not portray abuse, aggressive behavior, or neglect of
cats. Cat pictures in kennel photos should portray cats in a relaxed
environment, a show, agility events, obedience events, or in a stacked position.
In no circumstance should pictures that suggest cat fighting (as determined
by the site administrators) be used for kennel or cat pictures.
Communication with other Users
While we realize that you may get upset with other users, please try to
remain civil in your communications with them. If a basic kennel is ever
caught harassing or sending extremely rude e-mails to one our subscribers, the
kennel will be banned.
If you chose to give somebody your password and permission to manage your
account, we accept no responsibility for what that person does. Before you
give your password to somebody, make sure you can trust them and that you are
willing to accept whatever they do to your kennel.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are there all these guidelines? It makes the game no fun.
Did you know that "horseland cheating" and "horseland secrets" are two of the
five most searched terms related to horseland.com? We will not allow
ShowCats.Com to turn into a pool of unethical users where you have to cheat to
get ahead. Unfortunately, that means we have to be strict.
What will happen if I do something this page says not to do?
It depends on the situation but in almost every single case, if a basic users
is caught acting unethically, the account get banned.
You're stupid, why did you tell us about these things, now I'm going to try
Feel free. We don't post something here unless we already have a system
in place to spot it.