You could probally find a breeder online. I personally dont think it would be a good idea to get one but if you really want one my opinion wont change that. I say lok online and you should be able to find one. I would check with your local town hall and see what their rules are for exotic animals.
Do you seriously mean a tiger as in big cat? If so you better do some more research. Tigers are not pets no matter what any one may tell you. They require a ton of special care. Not to mention do you realize how big a tiger gets when fully grown? They are giant we are probaly talking 600 pounds or better, with teeth and claws attached. They would have to have a huge enclosure and play area so you would need acreage. But the big thing is unless you are a wildlife rehabilitator it is against the law to own one! If you are serious you should really think this over, do you have all day to spend caring for an animal that requires constant and special care, do you have a ton of money to pay for it's up keep and enclosure, and most of all do you really love tigers, because if you do you are definatly better off with out one, because any time you buy an wild animal (this includes tigers) you are promoting caputre of more animals in the wild and more back yard breeders of exotic animals. I don't think a real tiger lover would ever own one! I know I have always wanted a Capuchin monkey, but I know in my heart that if I couldn't give it the special care it would need and buying one would promote the capture of more monkeys from their natural habitat. Sorry to preach, but I just think wild animals are better off in the wild unless you are a trained professional!
Seriously, not a good idea. I have always thought it would be cool to own one too, but like Boston said they are a wild animal best left in the wild. I would hate to see you end up on Animal Precinct or one of the Animal Planet Heroes shows because you thought you could handle it and you really couldn't. So you ended up feeding it as little as possible and keeping it in an enclosure that's much too small for it. I even hate seeing them when they come to the fair in a neighboring town. I know that when you bond with it is special but just look at what happened to Roy from Sigfried and Roy. He had been with that tiger for years and look what happened. He nearly died. Just a couple happy reminders for you to think about. Hope you change your mind.
Something about this post screams troll to me, but if by chance it is not, I will give you my answer. I attended and graduated the Moorpark Exotic Animal Training and Management Program. Fot those unfamiliar with it, it is essentially bootcamp for people wishing to be involved in the animal feild. During that time I worked at Los Angeles Zoo and Santa Barbera Zoo, as well as interned at friends of the Sea Lion in Laguna Beach (marine mammal rescue and rehab center) and Zoo to You a wildlife education and rehabilitation center. After graduation, I came to work and live full time at Zoo to You. I have worked with a variety of animals, with a soft spot for large cats. I have had my hand in raising and training 4 Cougars (Mountain Lions) and 2 Tigers (as well as worked with many different leaopards, cheetas, bobcats, etc.)
I can assure you, that no matter how much time and training spent with these animals, they are still wild. They do not and never will make good pets. Sure they are cute as babies (as is most anything) but eventually, you are going to have an animal that it 3 to 4 times your size that has the capapbilities of killing you. I have known many people who raised these cats in the house to one day lose a limb or thier life due to a "play" response from the cat. I myself have permanent scars from play bites and scratches. These cats see you run (or your child or neighbor, friend....) and thier instinct to chase prey and catch it instintly clicks on. They will not discrininate between you or what they may percieve as a meal. It is policy to have at least two, but preferably three people with a big cat at one time (such as walks, training sessions, etc.) in case something were to happen, they can help get the cat off of you.
Beyond how dangerous they can be, you have an enormous responsiblity for thier nutritional needs. They need a varied meat diet with proper supplementation in order to remain healthy. You can not feed them cat chow or hot dogs (which is what someone was feeding thier malnourished pet tiger when we rescued her) They need whole chickens, beef, rabbit, horse, you name it in large quantities. Also, thier feces is some of the stinkiest I have ever smelled and had the pleasure of picking up. They constantly spray thier territory (even if that happens to be you!) and love to swim... a pool that can be drained and cleaned daily is a must.
Contrary to what everyone thinks, you can actually buy these animals cheaper than most dogs. They are illegal in many states, but not all. The states they are illegal in, you must have 2 years paid experience working with them before you can even apply to get a permit to house one. Once you have a permit, you must build your enclosure to fit the requirements of both Fish and Game, and the Dept of Agriculture.(who do not always see eye to eye) When you build, you need two perimiter fences around the one enclosure just in case the cat escapes through one, or a person is stupid enough to try and sneak in at another. Believe me, you do not want someone to get mauled by your tiger....
It is a huge responsibility as well as liability, and I would never recommend that anybody try a tiger as a pet.
Me and my son just finished a project on tigers. Did you know that they can eat upto 60 pounds of meat in one sitting? lol. That is a huge grocery bill. Ok that is the extream of what they can eat but a zoo tiger has to eat 10 to 12 pounds a day! still a lot in my opinion.
Also, they do turn on you. Oh yes they can!
It is a cool thought they are a beautiful animal but leave them in the wild where they belong.
I am assuming this is kind of a troll since he never posted again on here but did you(the OP) seem to forget about Roy? From Siegfried and Roy? He was a trainer and loved his tigers very much and he got attacked.