If you live in Michigan and you’re looking for a Ragdoll cat to add to your family, you’re in the right place! Whether you already own a Ragdoll cat or you’re brand new to this experience, we’re here to help you find Ragdoll breeders in Michigan. Floppycats is an informational website – and our tagline is “Uniting Ragdoll Lovers Worldwide.” While we can’t tell you exactly what to do to find a Ragdoll cat, we want to be a resource to you in your search.
We love to see families who have lots of love to give finding the perfect match to bring into a loving home, and we want to help you find your own match. We are not a Ragdoll breeder, but we do try to help facilitate and improve our readers’ relationships with their cats, whether they’re kittens or adult cats. Part of that is finding the right one for you!
Ragdolls are a very popular breed because of their reputation for being one of the largest cat breeds and having an affectionate temperament, beautiful traditional colors, plush coats, and beautiful blue eyes. However, keep in mind that each individual cat is a living, breathing soul, who might not meet these exact expectations.
Even cats of the same breed can look different and have different personalities, especially due to all the different colorations and temperaments they can inherit from their ancestors. Even cats with the same color patterns can develop those colors differently. If you’d like to learn more about this, check out our post about Ragdolls’ colors and patterns.
We would like to help you find the right kitten for yourself in Michigan. We want all of our readers to find amazing cats, and we hope we can be a resource to help you as you search for reputable breeders.
Disclaimer about Scams
Although I would love to be able to help every person find a kitten that will make their family complete, I learned long ago not to recommend specific Ragdoll breeders in Michigan! I want to help each of my readers do their homework on reputable breeding practices and decide for themselves, to make sure they don’t have any less-than-amazing experiences.
Not only do we know general tips and tricks about how to narrow down breeders, we also get a lot of input from some of our readers when it comes to their experiences with Ragdoll breeders in Michigan. We wanted to present some readers’ recommendations, paired with information on how to vet any breeders you might come across, so you can make your own personal decision and avoid getting scammed.
Before purchasing your beloved companion, please do your due diligence in researching the breeder you choose including, but not limited to, getting recommendations, seeing how they interact with their cats, and more. Please note that Floppycats does not recommend any Ragdoll breeders.
Any breeders you may see listed on this site have been submitted to us from readers. Remember – this could be at least a 15-20 year decision, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. To learn how not to get scammed, check out our Ragdoll kitten scams’ post and our Ragdoll breeder scams’ video.
A small checklist to use while evaluating Ragdoll breeders in Michigan:
- Are they TICA or CFA (Cat Fanciers’ Association)?
- Do they show their cats?
- Do they conduct genetic testing?
- Do they keep kittens at least 12 weeks of age?
- Do they provide a health guarantee?
- Do the kittens come to you already spayed/neutered?
- Do you feel comfortable with the communication with the breeder? You want to be able to contact your breeder months or years down the road with questions.
- How long is their waiting list? Do they seem to always have available kittens, or do they space out each litter?
- Is your overall impression that they are trustworthy, or that there’s something off about them?
- Do they breed within the written standard of pointed, traditional blue eyed only? Do you care if they do not?
Member of TICA
To see if a cattery is actually a member of The International Cat Association (TICA), you can look at their online list of breeders. Be patient, when adding the cattery name into the search engine, it can take a minute or two to respond.
It is important to keep in mind, the TICA online list is only a list of TICA catteries that decided to pay an extra fee to be listed. It is actually a very small percentage of Ragdoll breeders in Michigan that did choose to advertise there.
RFCI is another great place to look to figure out if a potential breeder is trustworthy. The catteries listed there have been checked thoroughly to ensure they are registered with one or more of the major cat associations. They do sign a code of ethics as well, however, with any breeder, do your own research and homework.
We have a lot more information on Ragdoll breeder scams, if you want to get a lot of information on how to avoid them.
If you’re more interested in rescuing a Ragdoll cat, we have the following webpage to help you find a Ragdoll Rescue in your area.
If you find someone you like, you can always send me a link to their website and if I see any red flags, I will let you know – that’s the best I can do. Nothing is truly guaranteed, but I can help you do your own research.
Finding Ragdoll Breeders in Michigan:
We know it can take a lot of hard work to find someone who is ethically breeding quality Ragdoll cats. If you live in the state of Michigan, you might appreciate some extra direction on how to find a breeder who treats animals well, and will provide you the quality of service you’re looking for.
Our readers have recommended Ragdoll breeders in Michigan whose cats meet the breed standard, exhibit good temperaments and have had few health problems in their new homes. These are only our readers’ subjective reports, though, and it is very important that you do your own research to prevent a negative experience with any of them.
Each of these reader recommendations are not endorsements from our site, we are merely sharing the Ragdoll breeders in Michigan that our readers have reported having good experiences with. Please let us know if you find any worrying information regarding these Ragdoll breeders in Michigan so we can avoid mentioning them in the future.
Keep in mind that just because a breeder is reputable, you can still have a negative experience with them. Breeders are not perfect, and different prospective pet owners may have differing values and expectations, so please keep that in mind as you look for a new best friend.
To learn how to protect yourself against scams, check out Ragdoll Reputable Breeders guidelines here and our Ragdoll Breeder Scams here. All that being said, here is our list of reader-recommended Ragdoll breeders in Michigan.
Reader-Recommended Michigan Ragdoll Cat Breeders:
Mittenstar Ragdolls is a TICA registered cattery in Lansing, Michigan. They raise their cats in their home among their family, and they offer both in-person and virtual visits. Their website is very professional-looking and easy to use!
Their website says, “All of our cats are tested and guaranteed negative against genetic disorders and HCM – and we are proud to be an FIV free cattery. Our little starlings are vaccinated, de-wormed, and healed from their spay/neuter when they are ready to go home to you. Each kitten comes with a 2 year health guarantee in their contract.”
It is important to note that they are new breeders, they began in 2021. That doesn’t mean anything about their quality, and they have more information and references available upon request.
Ohemgee Cattery is actually in Ontario, Canada, but they are 10 minutes from the Detroit, Michigan border. They free-roam in the house with a dog and children, and are trained not to scratch on furniture (although, you will still need to continue training with your kitten). They especially focus on health and temperament.
They breed blue, seal, cream, and flame Ragdolls, and you can get one that’s registered show quality if that’s what you’re hoping for.
You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out their contact form.
RoyalBluBeauties Ragdoll Cattery
RoyalBluBeauties is a breeder in Roseville, Michigan. They are TICA and CFA certified, and they raise all their litters in their home with children, which helps the kittens be family-friendly. If you have kids, this could be a great option for your family!
Jen has bred Ragdolls since 2015, and the site says that all their cats are “proven negative for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA).”
You can email Jen at email@example.com or call or text her at (586)-237-7862.
Conclusion about Ragdoll Breeders in Michigan
Before you adopt a kitten from any breeder, please remember to do your own research and check into each Michigan Ragdoll breeder yourself. You can use the guide included above to make an informed choice that is best for your family.
Although we have been told by our readers that each one is a reputable breeder, we do not have personal experience with them, and cannot vouch for them ourselves. It is your responsibility to make sure the breeder you select is not scamming people, breeding poorly for health or temperament, or mistreating the cats.
We hope this article could be a helpful resource as you try to make the best choice for your family. One of our main goals is to help you build amazing relationships with your kitties.
We know we’re a little biased, but Ragdolls are our favorite breed of cat, and we’d love to hear success stories of how any new household pets adjust to and bond with your family. Please share pictures of your new kitten with us on Facebook!
If you would like some recommendations of items to purchase before bringing in your new family member, please check out all of the wonderful Ragdoll product reviews on our site. We only give honest reviews and share how our cats personally interacted with the products. Every cat is different, but we like to give you some good places to start!
Have you had a good experience with one of the Ragdoll breeders in Michigan? Please share it in the comments below.
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,