Searching for Ragdoll kittens Texas can be a daunting task, if you don’t know where to start. 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 Texas 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 Texas, 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 Texas! 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 Texas. 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 Texas:
- 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
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 Texas that did choose to advertise there.
For CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) cattery names, you can check on their website as well.
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.
Ragdoll Kittens Texas: Finding Ragdoll Breeders in Texas
Ethical breeders can be difficult to find; we known how hard the process is firsthand. If you live in the state of Texas, 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 Texas that our readers have reported having good experiences with. Please let us know if you find any worrying information regarding these Ragdoll breeders near Texas 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 Texas.
Reader-Recommended Texas Ragdoll Kittens for Sale:
If you’re looking for Ragdoll kittens for sale in Houston, Texas (or any of the other metropolitan areas in Texas), you may feel at a loss of where to find happy Ragdolls who have been bred ethically. While we cannot personally recommend specific breeders, we can pass along suggestions from our readers. There are many breeders available for Houston, Texas Ragdoll owners, even if you have to travel a bit to get to them.
We’ve sourced a list of places where you can get Ragdoll kittens for sale in your area, no matter what region of Texas you live in. These Texas Ragdoll kittens are not guaranteed to be bred ethically, so it is important to do your own research and check if they are truly reputable breeders before making a final decision. We hope these suggestions will help you avoid finding unhealthy cats, like those that have PKD, FIV, FELV or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (they should be breeding against the HCM mutation).
That being said, these may well be the best Texas Ragdoll breeder choices available for ethical breeding. Please use our checklist of resources to narrow down the cat breeders that may be the best fit for you and your family. Each of the individual breeders’ contact information is listed so you can ask them any questions you may have. Be sure to ask what colors they breed, if you’re interested in a specific color like flame, lilac, fawn, cinnamon, chocolate, seal, blue, creams. Or if you want a specific pattern like tortie, torbie, mitted, bicolor, lynx.
If you love kitties with dog-like personalities, blue eyes, and a pointed coat color, look no further.
Badger Rags is a Ragdoll cat breeder located between Denton and Sanger Texas, 35 minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth to the south and 40 minutes from Frisco and Plano Texas. So, if you are looking for Ragdoll kittens in Dallas TX, they might be a good option for you.
They are registered with The International Cat Association and the Cat Fanciers Association. They allow potential adoptive families to visit with an appointment.
If you’re interested, you can call Vana Bailes at (417)531-1191 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep in mind that you will have to pay a holding fee if you’d like to adopt one of these Texas Ragdolls.
Blossom Ragdolls is an in-home, small cattery in the state of Texas. If you’re searching for Ragdoll kittens for sale in Dallas, this is another great option. The owner has served several years on the TICA Ragdoll Breed Committee, which shows her dedication to the beautiful babies. The owner, Dana, has shown her Ragdolls for over 15 years.
If you’d like to see her home, where her Ragdolls are raised as part of the family, you can see photos on the website to get an idea of what their environment is like.
You can call Dana at (214)914-8600 or email her at email@example.com to find out more about her breeding program.
Texas Blue Rags is a small TICA registered family cattery near Dallas. If you’d like to make sure that the perfect Ragdoll kitten you’re considering actually exists, you can FaceTime or Zoom call the owners, or you can also visit them in person from an early age (8 weeks), once they have their appropriate vaccinations.
They only breed traditional color point Ragdolls with acceptable colors for the breed standards, and they show their cats. Two of them have won Supreme Grand Champion in TICA competitions! They DNA test their breeding cats to make sure their kittens are in excellent health.
Their website is very organized and informative, which is a good sign. If you are interested, you can contact Vikki and Amy by calling them at (214)808-3320 or emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although KrystalBlue Ragdolls is near the Dallas region as well, it is within easy driving distance of the Austin, TX area. They are looking for adoptive families who have lots of love to give!
Their kittens come with a health guarantee, and you can inquire about available kittens that are pet, show, or breeder quality. They also conveniently offer services where they can drive to meet up with you if you’re picking up your kitten, and they also ship some kittens to their new homes for an additional fee, so they’re our top recommendation for Ragdoll kittens in Austin, Texas.
You can text Bonita and Jamie at (346)313-2470 to get the quickest response, email them at email@example.com, or fill out their inquiry form on their website, to find the perfect kitten for you and your family.
Here are some past posts on our site that you might find helpful:
If you’re looking for a new kitten, you can check out Ragnificent Dolls in Northeast Texas. They are a cageless cattery that’s a bit more affordable than other breeders on the list. They have a long history of showing their breeding males and females, and they raise each kitten in their loving home.
They spay and neuter their kittens at a young age, and want to make sure all prospective owners know that the cats are not to be declawed, and are to remain indoor cats.
If you’d like to know more, you can call Emma at (903)762-1855, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out their kitten questionnaire on their website. As always, just make sure to do your due diligence in making sure this is the right place for you to get your kitten if you’re interested.
Conclusion about Ragdoll Breeders in Texas
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 Texas, 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!
If you have more suggestions of places to get Ragdoll kittens in Houston, Ragdoll kittens in Austin, or Ragdoll kittens in Fort Worth, comment below to let us know which breeders are trustworthy.
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,