If you're on a search for Ragdoll kittens NC, you may be a bit confused on where to start so that you find a reputable and legitimate breeder. 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina, 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 North Carolina! 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 North Carolina. 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 North Carolina:
- 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 NC:
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 North Carolina that did choose to advertise there.
For CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) cattery names, you can check on their website as well. Know, however, that sepia and mink Ragdolls are not accepted into CFA right now, so a mink and sepia breeder might not be on there.
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 while you do your research.
Finding Ragdoll Kitten Breeders in North Carolina:
Ethical breeders can be difficult to find; we known how hard the process is firsthand. If you live in the state of North Carolina, 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. 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 North Carolina that our readers have reported having good experiences with. Please let us know if you find any worrying information regarding these Ragdoll breeders near North Carolina so we can avoid mentioning them in the future.
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 North Carolina. Most of them are close to the Raleigh or Charlotte area, but please reach out if you know of someone in the eastern North Carolina area. You can always search for Ragdoll breeders outside of NC, like in South Carolina or Florida, Alabama, West Virginia, New Jersey, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, etc.
AllStarRagdolls is a Ragdoll kitten breeder near Charlotte, North Carolina where you can get the perfect kitten for you. They have adorable, affectionate, playful ragdoll kittens for sale in NC that are bred from Supreme Grand Champion lines.
They are a Christian family ragdoll cattery registered with TICA (The International Cat Association) and CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) who focus on meeting Ragdoll breed standards. They also offer a 2 year genetic health guarantee. They strive to produce healthy, beautiful, and loving ragdoll kittens with that sweet floppy personality, and spay or neuter each kitten before sending them to their new homes.
The cats have the run of the home, are FELV/FIV negative, and they are litter trained by the breeder. They do seem like a reputable breeder, but their pricing is a bit higher than some other options. They also have a rule where you cannot declaw your kitten.
If you are interested in one of their available Ragdoll kittens, you can put a deposit down on their website. If you have questions, you can call Nicole at 704-771-9327 or email her at [email protected]
Raggymay is a small TICA-registered cattery in Burlington, NC that breeds traditional Ragdoll kittens. The owner Edie is dedicated to raising healthy, well-socialized kittens.
Raggymay is a more involved Ragdoll breeder than most Ragdoll cat breeders in the North Carolina area. Edie takes a lot of pictures of her kittens and sends regular updates to prospective owners. She even emails owners after their beautiful Ragdolls are spayed or neutered to let them know how the kitty is doing.
All her breeding adults test negative for HCM and come with a two-year health guarantee. Her kittens and their deposit are significantly cheaper than some other local breeders, but it is important to note that she does not ship kittens.
If you have any questions, you can call Edie at (336)570-1099 or email him at [email protected].
Soulmate Ragdolls is a TICA and CFA registered breeder in Salisbury, North Carolina that has bred Ragdoll cats for 25 years. They provide adorable kittens, whether they are seal, lilac, chocolate, lynx, fawn, etc. to owners who have lots of love to give.
They test all their kittens for genetic diseases like HCM, FELV, and FIV, and hope to match each one with a loving home. They have an email list you can subscribe to if you'd like to see their available kittens.
You can call Lora at (704)458-2171, or email her at [email protected] to learn more about an upcoming litter or join the waiting list.
Velvet Rags Cattery is a small cattery in Creedmoor, North Carolina. They are part of the RFCI (Ragdoll Fanciers Club International), and they concentrate on providing well-socialized, friendly kittens with good personalities who are used to children and noise. They believe in matching every kitten with a new family who is a perfect match.
Their kittens learn how to use the litter box and scratching post, eat solid food, have shots and a vet check-up, and get spayed or neutered before they go to their new homes, and they have a 2-year genetic health guarantee.
You can call Angela Reid at (919)528-2527 or email her at [email protected] to set up a visit or learn more about their Ragdoll babies.
Conclusion about Ragdoll Breeders in North Carolina
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!
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 North Carolina, 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!