Ragdoll Rescue

| February 19, 2010 | 59 Comments

If You Want To Adopt A Ragdoll Rescue – Visit Our Ragdoll Rescue List On Our Blog.  Be sure to scroll through to see all the kitties available!

Unfortunately, as with most pure bred animals, Ragdoll cats need to be rescued! This is no one Rescue Group for Ragdolls in the United States. However, there are several Ragdoll Cat Rescue groups (please see the links to them below), but you can always check with breeders to see if they have any retired breeder Ragdolls that need to find a permanent forever home. If you are a breeder and would like to add your retired breeders on this site, please list them here.

Make sure you check out all the Ragdoll cat rescues, because if there is a cat that you are interested in, but is not in your area, sometimes arrangements can be made to get that feline to you!

Also, please be aware that most shelters list Ragdolls erroneously under Himalayan and/or Siamese, since Ragdolls are still not a very well-known breed of cat.

Another great resource for finding a Ragdoll is to do a search on Petfinder.com or Craigslist.com in your home town or surrounding areas. There are a lot of Ragdolls out there that have been called a Himalayan or Siamese, so be sure to check them all!

Finding a Ragdoll Rescue can be a lot of work, but it will be well worth your effort!

Rescueme.org

Purebreds Plus Rescue

Ragdoll Rescue USA South

Ragdoll Rescue USA North

Merlin’s Hope: A Ragdoll and Maine Coon Rescue – Located in Ennis, TX and serving TX and nearby states if you come to them!

Ragdoll Rescue – Yahoo! Group

The Rescue Siamese Email List

Ragdoll Rescue on Rescueme.org – Search for Ragdolls in Need in your state. Phone (rescue emergencies only please): (888) 303-9454 [toll free]

Ragdoll International Rescue

Yahoo! Group Rescue – If you sign up for the Yahoo! Group (just requires a free Yahoo! ID), then you can get daily notices of Ragdolls or Ragdoll wannabes (cats that look like Ragdolls but probably have no “Ragdoll genes”)across the country. Or go to Google (see search box below) and type in (your area) shelter OR (your area) cat rescue.

Rescue USA

Rescue for Purebreds and Wannabees

Spot Society

Pet Finder

Craigslist.com

Need help getting your kitty to you?  Or want to help transport a kitty?  Here’s an extensive list of RESCUE AND TRANSPORTATION GROUPS

Would you like to help rescue a Ragdoll, but cannot afford another cat? Then, you can always donate to Floppycats.com and mention that the donation is for Rescue. In turn, Floppycats.com will pass it onto the Rescue in the most need at the time. Simply click on the “Donate” button in the bottom right and mention your donation for the Ragdoll Rescue effort when finalizing the payment. This donation is through PayPal.

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Once you’ve found the Ragdoll that you were looking for, you might check out a list of names for your kitty, if you don’t think the name she or he was given at the shelter was appropriate for her or his personality.If you currently have a resident kitty who you are thinking about finding a friend for, be sure to read our How to Introduce New Cats to Your Household Page.Read Ms. Trinity’s and Mr. Tyler’s Ragdoll Rescue Story
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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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  1. matthew lee says:

    i have 2 four year old females in need of a home by september 1st please help.

  2. Connie says:

    I have a beautiful female ragdoll, 12 years and still as beautiful and playful as a kitten… we lost our jobs and our homes last year. Maggie has lived with a friend of ours for over a year now (my husband to Florida for a job oppt’y and I am in WI for same). Living apart is hard enough on our family, but NEITHER rental landlord will accept our Maggie. Please help; our friend has been a wonderful foster home for Mags, but she needs a permanent home. We are heartbroken… she was a birthday gift for my daughter. Maggie is fostered just northwest of Mpls. Thank you…

    • admin says:

      Hi Connie,

      My site is purely informational about Ragdoll cats but I would be happy to add your kitty to my site for free – that way, you will be more exposed to Ragdoll people.

      Please feel free to post your information as well as a photo of your kitty here:
      http://blog.floppycats.com/blog/landing-pages/0/0/ragdoll-rehoming

      Be sure to include a description of the cat with a reason for the rehoming as well as your contact information – age of the cat, whether or not s/he is declawed, neutered, etc. all helps.

      Here is an example of a posting: http://blog.floppycats.com/blog/ragdoll-cat-adoption/0/0/ragdoll-cat-adoption-needed-angus-and-gunnar-thick-as-thieves

      Once the kitty is adopted, we can remove your contact information from the site. The site gets about 10,000 visitors a month and Ragdoll Rescue is one of the biggest pages hit.

      I have helped adopt out several Ragdoll rescues through my site.

      Thanks,
      Jenny
      913-400-3888
      http://www.floppycats.com

    • nancy says:

      I have had two Ragdolls and loved them very much. Did you find a home for Maggie? I’m in El Paso, Texas and do have a rescue kitty, a little calico-not sure how she would interect, but Maggie would probably be a good companion for her if Josie would become used to another kitty. I also have a college friend on FB who loves my stories about Murphy, my ragdoll who is with my ex-boyfriend. He commented that he would like to have a ragdoll, they are a very nice family.
      Regards,
      Nancy 214-402-1251

  3. Joyce says:

    I am looking for a ragdoll kitten or young cat in Florida near Daytona Beach I want to adopt one for my husband as a therapy cat or kitten he has Parkinsons and loves to watch them we had to send out persian who was almost 19 yrs old to cat heaven a year ago, and our hearts are still broken, so we have alot of love to give a new family member. Please notify me if you have one or know of someone who may have one that is in need of a good loving home? Thanks

    • Marilyn Dickson says:

      Hello, did you find a ragdoll kitten? I am trying to find a good home for two ragdoll cats, 9 years old, have been together since kittens and are wonderful companions. They are the “children”of my friend who just had cancer surgery and has to relocate from his home to a home where cats are not allowed. He is heartbroken that he has to give away his companions. They are in Davenport Fl so not too far from you. My friend is 69 years old, the cats are very docile and loving. Please e-mail me if you are interested. thanks

  4. Sheryl Petrovich says:

    I have a beautiful petite female ragdoll that I got from a woman who went overseas to do missionary work. Unfortunately, Maddie is not happy in my home as I have one other cat and two dogs, one of which is a puppy and agrivates Maddie to no end. She needs a calm, quiet home. Can you help or point me in the right direction to find a home for her? Thank you!

  5. Joyce Annese says:

    I found just the right kitten from a breeder in Port Canaveral Fl and she was kind enough to give me a 5 mo old kitten her name is Muffin and she is a blue point ragdoll, love her. She has brought many hours to my husband of love and laughter. If ever you want to get a ragdoll or need info about a ragdoll contact emilysragdolls.com she will be happy to help anyone with any questions you might have they are very hard to care for properly and should not be given just anything to eat or any parvo virus, she is a world of info, and after 25 yrs of breeding and losing some she knows what works, and even to the proper food if you are going to have a ragdoll then make sure you know how to care for them.

  6. Joyce Annese says:

    I have just received another ragdoll kitten he is 6 month old and his name is rags, I now have 2 a boy and a girl, and enjoy them both. I will say that they are not a docile cat they are full of life running like a freight train through the house chasing each other, and jumping up on counters, table, and anything that they can. They are a very energenic cat so if you are considering getting one remember that they are a handful, and are not lap cats, they are very independant and want to be with each other or left alone, and they can be very shy if they are the only one. They cannot eat just any food, and cannot have parvo shots, they could die from it. They are beautiful, but need alot of care to care for them right or you could have problems with their health, so think hard about getting one.

  7. Roseanne says:

    Hi Jenny….i am attempting to adopt a ragdoll female kitten and to no avail….would you help me to find one in a shelter that needs my love? Thanks so much, Roseanne

  8. MeLinda says:

    Roseanne:
    Where are you located? I might be able to recommend local shelters and rescues.

    MeLinda of Merlin’s Hope Ragdoll Rescue

  9. Deborah says:

    I’m in the San Francisco Bay area (Fremont). I’m looking to adopt a friendly kitten to young adult Ragdoll cat (or pair).

    Thanks
    Deborah
    deborahsaho@yahoo.com

  10. Leslie says:

    Hi MeLinda,

    I’m looking to adopt a ragdoll kitten for my family near the Wilmington, North Carolina area, but have been unable to locate a cat. Do you know of any local shelters or rescuses I could look into? Traveling to rescue a kitten would be no problem so any help in the area or beyond would be much appreciated!

  11. Judy says:

    My best friend is looking for a new home for her 9 yr old male Ragdoll. He is beautiful and loving. He is partially blind. He has been neutered but not declawed…easy to clip his nails.

  12. Judy says:

    And we are in Bloomington, MN.

  13. sharon says:

    I recently lost my 17 year old male ragdoll
    Kasper and want to give a home to another male ragdoll. I don’t have any other pets. Kasper was my companion and I miss him dearly. If you hear of a male ragdoll that needs a home please let me know.

  14. Summer says:

    Hi there! Looking to adopt a rescue or young adult ragdoll in November when we move to a 3 story house and my husband will be away on a work contract. I am in Green Bay, WI and am trying to find a local rescue. I hate to sound like I’m concerned about the cost, but I am hoping to not have to spend much. I had originally wanted to rescue a kitty from our local humane society so it wouldn’t be destroyed, so I hadn’t planned to budget a couple hundred dollars. I want a furry companion to be part of our family and help keep me company while my husband goes out of town for work. Thank you so much! Ragdolls look so sweet and cuddly!!

  15. Joyce Paul says:

    Hello, I’m looking for a Ragdoll Kitten but cannot afford to pay 700-1000 for it. I love kittens and cats and just lost 2 of them. Is there anywhere in Maryland/PA that I can adopt? I’m looking to spend no more than 200.00 since I am unemployed. I would be forever grateful to you. Thanks so much. Joyce

  16. Jaime Holmes says:

    Hello,
    I am looking to rescue a young female ragdoll or even maine coon. I have a 3 year old ragdoll male (fixed of course) and he is a bear but I love the breed so much that I would like to rescue one. My Loki would be socialized apprpropriately to her because he is totally an indoor cat. I just think he needs a friend but would like her to already be fixed but not a kitten. I live in Huntsville, Alabama w/ my husband. If anyone hears of a rescue that I might could help..please feel free to contact me anytime.
    Thanks,
    Jaime

  17. Megan says:

    Hello-
    We are looking for a Ragdoll to rescue. We lost our beloved blue point last year, and just lost his brother a beautiful seal point today. I have two boys who are beside themselves and want another one to love. We are located in southern WI if you are able to help us. Thank you.

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Megan,

      Floppycats.com is an informational website.

      This page/post where you left your comment is aimed at giving you more tips and tricks to find a Ragdoll in need in your area.

      We are not a rescue and therefore cannot help you locate one more than what we already do by posting Ragdolls that need to be rehomed on our blog or on our Facebook page.

      Thanks,
      Jenny

  18. sheila schroeder says:

    We are looking for a Ragdoll to rescue. We love cats and to care for them.I live in Woodhaven MI My number is 734-925-0328. We can not afford to pay 400-800 for one.

  19. Kathryn says:

    Looking for one or two (sisters/brothers/combos)Ragdoll’s near Alaska (lol). I lost my dear old “Cooney (the Ragdoll) Cat” a couple of years ago and am now ready to start a 2nd family. My other is 14 and sadly has Cancer. I have Schnauzers’ but they are afraid of cats and keep out of striking distance. (My Cooney Cat used to sit on the chair by the kitchen and whack them for sport! if they weren’t on the far side.) So he has trained the dogs well :) We are early senior citz and still have a lot more love to give.

  20. maruana says:

    Hello!!my name its mariana and i watch animal planet a lot abd i love these types of kittens iv’e looked on internet a lot of places for kittwns for sale but they are way to expensive i just want to adopt one but i cant pay that much for it so im looking for aperson thats giving them out for free i want a small one for about 2months old and preferly a boy if any of you guys know were to get one please comment i love kittens i just really wabt one

  21. Bettie says:

    I lost my “Buddy” to cancer a few weeks ago and although husband and I
    (both professional animal people) know we will never have another exactly like him we are trying to find one as close as possible.
    There are sooo many deserving homeless cats , I am sure it is just a matter of time. We are both retired and have one 12 year old dog
    who is showing his age so if he arrives after the passing of my other buddy that would be one less stress factor for them both. Sometimes
    on Ragdoll Rescue I see a “possible” in California, Canada,etc.(I live on the East Coast)
    Are there ways to connect other than arrange transport – groups that do this? Any other means of connection.?
    I usually just pass those by that are too far away!
    (PS for your readers- a greatly DETAILED description is most helpful
    for people in our situation)
    Thank you for what you do!

    • Kelly says:

      Hi Bettie, I was just wondering if you have found a new fur buddy yet? If not my Mom lives in east TN and is looking to re-home their Ragdoll “Hogan” he is about 7 or 8 and is registered. He is just not happy being around the other 3 cats and his girl went off to collage and can not take him with ; ( . My Mom is very worried about him and would love to find him a forever home where he will be Happy, Happy, Happy! Hope to hear from you, Kelly.

      • Bettie says:

        Hi Kelly
        Thank you for considering us for “Hogan”
        I have not found my new “Buddy” yet
        however tomorrow & Sunday I am
        “investigating” 2 separate prospects.
        You never know how this may or may not turn out,
        so, I would like to see a pic and more info
        if I am unsuccessful this weekend.

        Thanks again for considering us for Hogan.

        Bettie

        • Linda says:

          Bettie, Did you find your ragdoll yet? I have a 5-year-old male that I want to find a new home for since I am now working and he is very unhappy that he can’t be outside. I live in the mid-Atlantic. I can give more information if you are interested.
          Linda

          • Bettie Holloway says:

            Hi Linda

            I am still looking
            YES- SEND MORE INFO !
            Pics also

            Bettie 717-235-6966
            davebettieholloway@gmail.com

            Thanks for contacting US

            Can’t wait to hear more
            I can assure you a great home
            for him if we are a match.

            Have a great day

            BETTIE hOLLOWAY

      • Bettie Holloway says:

        Hi Kelly

        I am still looking after weekend
        Please send pics and more info

        Thanks again for considering us for Hogan!

        Bettie

        717-235-6966 davebettieholloway@gmail.com

        • Loril Hawk says:

          Bette I am in MD and have a healthy 7 year old male seal point that needs a new home. He is a beautiful boy who would love to be the only cat. I’ve had him since he was a baby. Got him from a breeder I’m Oregon.
          Loril

          • Bettie Holloway says:

            Thank you so much for considering me for those two Ragdollls
            however I am in the process of beimg “considered” for another adoption
            My husband is tepid about adopting an older cat/s.
            I too am hearthbroken to hear of the circumstances of both owner and kittys!!!!
            I am not saying I am absolutely a gainst these two homeless but another factor
            is how I would get these to the Md. /Pa line (I-83).

            So if its not much of a problem could your e-mail me w/ more info
            re:personalities, colors size, health , etc. I have been looking for months and
            still haven’t found my new guy/s.
            Best wishes to all and you must be a dear friend to help these have the quality of
            life for the rest of their lives.

            Bettie

          • Cheryl Rosenberry says:

            Hi Loril,
            I saw your post and am also looking for a kitty to give a forever home to. I am in MD and he/she would be very loved. I lost my 14 year old girl a year ago due to kidney failure and would love to give a home to another. If you or someone else would know of someone looking for a home for an older kitty I would love to know, thanks.

  22. Amber says:

    Hi, a few months back I rescued a mail ragdoll that was being seriously neglected. I nurture him back to health and now I am looking for his forever home. He is not a giant by any means, but he is as sweet as any ragdoll. I think because he was seriously malnourished his coat will never be super fluffy, but you couldn’t ask for a more affectionate little guy. He is only about eight months old now and looking for a home in the Southern California area :-) if you can spread the word for me I would be greatly appreciative. His name is Gideon. I can be reached at 818-439-7250

  23. gina rubio says:

    Did you find a home for Gideon? Super interested if you haven’t. IM in Las Vegas but would gladly drive to so.cal

  24. marye harris says:

    Desperately seeking young ragdoll. Hoping to find a rescue but will consider a breeder. My yellow lab is 12 and misses having a kittycat around the house. Me too! Wisc., Mn., area.

  25. Marilyn says:

    Looking for a ragdoll kitty . My golden and I miss our our ragdoll Hemi. We are in northern california.

  26. Steve says:

    A cute little ragdoll kitten, I think a girl of about three months, has taken up residence in my furniture warehouse in Los Angeles. She’s afraid of people at this point, but is litter box trained, so apparently not feral. Eats dry food and talks a lot.

    If you’d like to give her a good home, please contact me at labreaantiques@gmail.com

    I can send pix as well.

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