The other day on Facebook, I asked, “Do you think it’s bad karma for me to post a blog post about Ragdoll breeder that is notorious for adopting out sick cats?”
Thank you to those of you who responded.
I cannot recommend Ragdoll breeders, unfortunately there are too many things to take into account, so the best I can do is have a page on the site for Recommended Ragdoll Breeders and let the people (YOU!) with Ragdoll cats talk!
I get over 300 emails a day – from people asking advice to Ragdoll cat owners telling me horrible things about breeders. Of course, some of the time, I realize it is not the breeder’s fault or the person that adopted the cat – sometimes there are just bad circumstances. Let’s take FIP for example, my first cat, Skittles, died of FIP at 2 years old. It wasn’t the breeder’s fault – we know that now, that it’s a freak thing. Rags and Cosby came home together – Cosby died at 10 months old of FIP and Rags lived to be 19.5 years old – again, a freak thing that SUCKED.
Because I have not had a direct experience with the bad Ragdoll breeders I am told about – I cannot list them here. But, if you are wondering about a specific breeder, I can always tell you what I have heard if you contact me.
Ways to Find Out If a Ragdoll Breeder is Bad:
- Go to Google – search their cattery name plus the word, “bad” – for example, let’s say I am a breeder and my cattery name is “floppycats” – so you would enter, “floppycats bad” into Google
- Go to Google – search their cattery name plus the word, “sick”
- Go to Google – search their cattery name plus the word, “complaint”
- Go to Google – search the human owner’s name and the cattery
- Go to Google – search for just the cattery
- Go to the Better Business Bureau and search for their name or any derivatives of it – for example, I would search for, “floppycats”, “floppy” and “floppy cats” if I were searching for my site.
- Go to TICA’s site and search for the cattery name – if they are not registered there or CFA, it’s not a good sign.
- Go to CFA’s site and search for the cattery name – if they are not registered there or TICA, it’s not a good sign.
- Ask to speak to some of the people that have adopted from them
- Visit Complaint Boards and enter the human name of the breeder and also the name of the cattery
- Ask if people have had experience with a specific breeder on our Facebook page
- Ask in our Ragdoll cat forum
Category: Ragdoll Breeders
About the Author (Author Profile)Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,
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