Are you on a search for Ragdoll kittens Georgia? It can be hard to know where to start - who to trust and what to look for. If this is you, you're in the right place! Whether your family already has a furry friend or you're looking for your first pet, our list of reader-recommended breeders that are near to Georgia is the right post for you.
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 kitten from our favorite breed of cats, we want to be a resource to you in your search.
There is so much that goes into finding the right breeder for you and your family, and we want to make that process easier for you. 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 captured our hearts with their affectionate temperament, beautiful traditional colors, silky fur, and beautiful blue eyes. If you are in love with those features as well, we would love to help you find your match. However, it is important to keep in mind that each individual cat is a living, breathing soul, who might not meet your exact expectations.
Because all Ragdoll cats have different ancestors, they can develop different colorations and temperaments. Being the same breed doesn't mean they're all the same! Even cats with the same color patterns can develop those colors differently. If you'd like to learn more about how this can happen, check out our post about Ragdolls' colors and patterns.
If you are in Georgia, we have some resources that can be helpful as you search for your ideal companion. We want all of our readers to find amazing cats, and we hope we can help make the search for reputable breeders more palatable.
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 Georgia! It hurts my heart to see families who have lots of love to give running into scams, disreputable backyard breeders, lack of healthy ragdoll cats, and other negative interactions. 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 to find your own beautiful kittens, we also get a lot of input from some of our readers when it comes to their experiences with Ragdoll breeders near Georgia. 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.
A small checklist to use while evaluating Ragdoll breeders near Georgia:
- Are they TICA or CFA (Cat Fanciers’ Association) registered?
- 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 and/or CFA for Ragdoll Kittens Georgia
The International Cat Association (TICA) has their entire registry of catteries available to the public on their website, so you can check if they are being honest about being TICA registered. 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 Georgia that did choose to advertise there.
For CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) cattery names, you can check on their website as well. Please note that CFA does not include mink, solid or sepia Ragdolls as being Ragdolls - so if a breeder breeds one of those, then they probably won't be listed with CFA.
RFCI is another trustworthy database where you can check if your breeder is legitimate. 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, it is very important to do your own research and homework to make sure that they are truly living out those values.
There are unfortunately a lot of scams online, and it's important for you to make sure you avoid them. We have a lot more information on Ragdoll breeder scams in a separate post to help you discern real from fake.
If you're more interested in rescuing a Ragdoll cat than getting one from a breeder, 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 Georgia:
Ethical breeders can be difficult to find; we known how hard the process is firsthand. If you live in the state of Georgia, 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 the United States whose cats meet the breed standard, exhibit good temperaments, and have had few health problems in their new homes. These breeders should have a genetic guarantee, offer CFA or TICA registration papers, at least a two-year health guarantee, etc. The ones we're sharing in these articles 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 near Georgia that our readers have reported having good experiences with. Please let us know if you find any worrying information regarding these Ragdoll breeders near Georgia so we can avoid mentioning them in the future.
Ragdoll cats come in a variety of colors, including seal, lilac, chocolate, cream, cinnamon, fawn. And also a number of patterns, including: tortie, mitteds, colorpoints and lynx patterns.
Keep in mind that it is still possible for you to have a negative experience with a responsible breeder. Think of it like restaurants or any other business you might interact with: people have different preferences, values, and expectations that guide how they choose their favorites. Breeders are not perfect, 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 near Georgia.
List of Breeders
Blue Gem Ragdolls is a small CFA (cat fanciers’ association) and TICA registered cattery in Savannah, Georgia. Their owner, Mary, has bred Ragdolls for over 30 years, and is a very prestigious breeder of Ragdoll cats. Their kitties have even been featured on Animal Planet!
Mary has been breeding kittens since 1990, and the site says that all their cats are "tested negative for HCM, FELV, and FIV and are sold with a written health guarantee." She breeds pet, show, and therapy cats.
If you have lots of love to give and want to find the perfect kitten for your family, you can email Mary at [email protected] to adopt a new kitten!
Heaven's Ragdolls is a small cattery who is a member of TICA (The International Cat Association) in Gainesville, Georgia. If you are looking for a reputable breeder of purebred cats, they might be a good option for adopting a TICA Ragdoll kitten. They are also State Licensed by The Georgia Department of Agriculture.
Like many Ragdoll breeders, they get their cats checked for HCM and other illnesses. As an in-home breeder, they allow their kittens to be handled every day, and get experience with family members and children. If you have kids, one of Heaven's Ragdolls' available kittens could make a great pet for you and your family.
To learn more, you can call Susan at (678)677-5505 or email her at [email protected]
Redi Freddie’s Ragdolls is a comparatively new addition to the Ragdoll cat breeders in Georgia. It is a small TICA registered Ragdoll cattery in Americus, Georgia that was somewhat recently purchased by a new owner.
The owner Beth's top priority is producing purebred Ragdoll kittens that are bred to the Ragdoll breed's high standard, that are healthy and that have the typical sweet nature that is a characteristic of the Ragdoll. She gets her breeding cats DNA tested to make sure they produce healthy kittens, and each of the kittens are spayed or neutered before they go to their new homes.
If you'd like to give one of these exquisite cats a good home, you can call Beth at (229)938-7477 or email her at [email protected]
Conclusion about Ragdoll Breeders in Georgia
Please remember that new owners and experienced owners alike have to do their own research and check into each of these breeders before they adopt a kitten from them. The guide included above can help you make an informed choice and find the perfect kitten or your family.
Although we have been told by our readers that each one is a reputable breeder, we cannot vouch for them ourselves, because we do not have personal experience with them. It is your responsibility to make sure the breeder you select is not scamming people, breeding poorly for health or temperament, or mistreating the kittens and cats. We hope this article could be a helpful resource as you try to make the best choice for your family.
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 page!
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 these Ragdoll breeders near Georgia, or one that isn't listed? We're looking for more Ragdoll cat breeder recommendations across North America. If you have one, please share it in the comments below. Breeders with healthy kittens in a variety of colors are the best!