Ragdoll Cat Rescue: List of Resources to Help Find a Ragdoll Cat Rescue

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Ragdoll Cat Rescue

Hercules, a Ragdoll RescueFloppycats is not a Ragdoll Rescue – however, we know many people find this page needing help to locate a Ragdoll cat rescue.  This page is intended to list resources to help people looking for a Ragdoll cat in need of rescue.  If you know of additional resources, please do add them to the comments on this page.

Unfortunately, as with most pets, Ragdoll cats need to be rescued or rehomed. While there is no one Rescue Group for Ragdolls in the United States, 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 and sometimes breeders know of cats needing to be rehomed for a variety of reasons.

A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide

We do list Ragdolls needing rehoming on a regular basis on our Facebook page.

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

Below is a list of resources online that might have Ragdolls listed for adoption.  Make sure you check out all the Ragdoll cat rescues, because if there is a cat that you are interested in, but it is not in your area, sometimes arrangements can be made to get that feline to you through RESCUE AND TRANSPORTATION GROUPS.

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 AdoptaPet.com, Rescueme.org, 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! 

On Craig’s List, it is very important to be careful with the transaction.  You want to meet in a public place, exchange cash only and be very careful that you’re not being scammed or robbed.  There are Craig’s List success stories, though!

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

Pilots and Paws – They are a 501c3 organization wherein pilots volunteer their time and airplanes to fly animals in need from place to place. Sometimes it’s to rescue; sometimes it’s to their forever homes.

When the hurricane hit Houston a while back, pilots flew in en masse to empty the shelters to shelters further away so that animals displaced by the storm would have somewhere to go. Anyone can request a rescue flight.

Just register on the website and put the need up. Planes have much longer legs than cars, so even cross-country trips can be arranged. Because the time is so much less, the stress on the animals is much less too.

How to Find Ragdoll Rescues Online

Your search for Ragdoll rescue centers will most likely begin online. It is very important that you target your search because this will give you the most relevant results. One element you should always include in your search is your location.

For instance, googling “ragdoll rescue” will lead you to a long list of Ragdoll cat resources, most of which might be far away. Moreover, the ones in your area might be on the 3rd page in search, which you are probably not going to reach.

If you try “ragdoll rescue florida” instead, you will get all the rescue centers in Florida listed first. This will help you get the information you need and it will save you a lot of time sorting through data you do not need.

Ragdoll-Specific Centers Might Be More Difficult to Find

If you are looking for a Ragdoll cat to adopt, then you should absolutely start with Ragdoll-specific rescue centers, but you shouldn’t stop there. Due to the immense popularity of the breed, there are centers dedicated to rescuing Ragdolls alone.

However, these are not the only places where you can find a Ragdoll cat in need of a home. Take your time and look for Ragdolls in cat adoption centers as well because you might find Raggies there as well.

Take Your Time with the Search

There are a lot of Ragdoll cats in need of rescue out there, but adopting one is a long-term commitment. You should feel a connection to the cat, so keep looking until you find that cat with that story that triggers something in you.

You’ll know it when it happens, so take your time. Look at the pictures, read the stories, and, hopefully, you will find your Raggie.

Ad Analysis – How to Avoid Scams

Buying a Ragdoll cat is an investment. While this breed is very popular, it is also expensive. Rescuing a Ragdoll cat is possible and there are plenty of success stories out there.

However, there are also quite a few scams because some people try to make money in the process. If your search has led you to Craigslist, then you are dealing with individual ads and not shelters. You have to keep an eye out for scams when you look for Ragdoll cats to rescue on Craigslist or similar platforms.

But how can you tell if a rescue ad is a scam or not? While there is no foolproof method, there are a few key elements that might help.

Keep in mind that when people put in the effort of fostering a cat or helping it find a home, they become invested in the process. When they write about the cat, you can almost always tell that they care about the cat.

The pictures in the ad must be real. Try doing a Google image search on each of the images in the add. If you find them on other sites or connected to ads about another cat, then you might be dealing with a scam. If there are several pictures in the ad, look closely to see if all the pictures are of the same cat.

If the tone of the article is right, the pictures are unique, and the financial request is reasonable, then you can go to the next step, which is contacting the person who placed the ad.

Talking to a person might reveal more useful information. If everything seems right after this as well, then you should set a meeting. Make sure that this is in a public place, for your safety. If possible, take somebody with you to the meeting.

Keep in mind that going to a meeting to see a cat does not mean that you have an obligation to go through with the adoption. If fact, you should mention this when you talk to the person.

If they are truly invested in the cat’s wellbeing, they will understand why you need to see the cat before you can make a decision.

Caring for a Rescued Cat

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.

It might take the cat a bit to get used to the new name, but, in a few weeks, it will answer to it. Remember to be persistent with the new name. Try petting the cat and calling it by its new name. This way, it will associate the name with a pleasant experience. This will be a good way for it to ease into its new identity.

Also, a reader once told me about this book – Starting from Scratch – which offers great insight to strange cat behaviors.  When you don’t know the history of your cat (or even if you do), it’ll help you solve some of the troubling issues you might experience.

Socializing the Cat

Tips and Tricks for Grooming Ragdoll Cats

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.

The cat will need some time to get used to its new surroundings, so you should expect it to be a bit edgy for the first week or so. The first day will be the hardest, but then, it will get easier with each day.

An important milestone is when the cat finds a spot in the house where it feels safe and comfortable. When this happens, let the cat settle in on its own, and then, gradually, you can start connecting with it in the place of its choice.

As for the members of your family, the cat should meet them one by one. Everybody will be excited to meet the cat, but since this is a stressful situation for it, keep in mind that it is best to take turns in the beginning.

If everybody goes to pet the cat at the same time, then it might feel stressed out, which will make the adjustment process more difficult.

Rescued cats can be more difficult to socialize. Depending on where they came from and how they were treated by their previous owners, the cats might be dealing with stress or even traumas. Hopefully, you can get information about this from the person giving the cat up for adoption.

Be patient with rescued cats and it will pay off in the long run. Some of them might need a bit more time to adjust to their new surroundings, but when they do, you are sure to feel their gratitude. Cats are very resilient animals, so with the love and care that you provide, even those coming from a problematic background will thrive.

The Medical Checkup

A rescued cat is most likely not a kitten anymore. When you adopt an adult cat, you should get a clear idea about its health. Some illnesses may not be visible because there could be no symptoms to notice.

The very first you should do is take the cat to a veterinarian. It should get a detailed check-up and a general blood work panel. This will relay if there are any underlying issues you should be aware of.

For instance, a cat with kidney problems might not display symptoms, but it does need a special diet and close monitoring. If you have access to the cat’s medical history, then it is extremely important that you pass this information on to the doctor.

If the cat does have any issues, then the doctor will prescribe a treatment.
Another important aspect is the cat’s vaccinations. If you have access to the cat’s medical records, then the doctor can check when its last vaccination was. Based on this, the vet will determine when its next vaccination should be.

Together with the doctor, you can also find out what the cat’s diet should be. This must include all the nutrients that the cat needs and it should be adapted to the cat’s breed, age, and medical background.

Long-Term Cat Care

Caring for a Ragdoll cat means spending time with it, giving it affection, and giving it the right diet, but it also means grooming it. Long-haired cats must be groomed regularly to maintain a healthy coat. You have to get the right tools to groom your Ragdoll cat, and you have to put in the time. After a while, grooming will become bonding time between you and your new cat.

Did you rescue a Ragdoll cat? How or where did you find your Ragdoll cat in need? How is your relationship with the cat? Tell us all about your experience in the comments section below.

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    1. Please feel free to post you information as well as a photo of your kitty here:
      http://blog.floppycats.com/blog/landing-pages/0/0/ragdoll-cat-stories%20Save%20Page

      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/floppy-cats/0/0/ragdoll-rescue-ragdoll-cat-adoption-needed-ghandi-and-buddha-in-rochester-mn

      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

      1. Hey Jenny my family has been looking for some kittens since our cat Bear recently passed away do you know any places where I can get ragdoll 2 kittens for under 500 dollars in the chicago area or even a place that is willing to ship every where I look they are like 700 dollars a piece we are looking for 1 boy kitten and 1 girl kitten

  1. 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…

    1. Hi Connie,

      Please feel free to send me your information as well as a few photos of your kitty. 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 an incredibly well done write up of a Rescue in need – https://www.facebook.com/floppycats/posts/10153079694693038

      I highly recommend asking for an adoption fee and require you ask for one in order for your kitty to be listed on my site.

      Here’s why:

      When you have to pay for something, you tend to be more responsible with it
      it keeps your kitty from becoming food for a snake
      it keeps your kitty from becoming bait for another kind of animal
      if someone can afford $200 for your kitty, then they can afford all the other things that come with owning a cat – vet bills, litter costs, food costs, etc.

      Any true animal lover will have no problem paying an adoption fee. Someone that knows what it costs to take care of a cat, will understand why you are charging an adoption fee and someone who wants your kitty will pay it. You can always donate the adoption fee to a Ragdoll Rescue, a local shelter or to your vet clinic for strays that they receive in, if you aren’t comfortable keeping it.

      Once the kitty is adopted, we can remove your contact information from the site. 

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

    2. 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. Hi connie I live in Wisconsin . I live alone no other cats. My rescue Maine Coon I had passed away in Jan. He was a rescue kitten with special needs I had for 14 years. Miss him every day. I need a new fur baby to love.

  2. 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

    1. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    1. You can have mine. He is 12 weeks old. He isn’t very cuddly. Rather sleep on the floor then with me. I have had it with him.
      I miss my cats so much more now. He is nothing like them.
      He rejects me so I am giving him away.
      He is 12 weeks old, flamepoint, blue eyes, strong phenotype ragdoll. Just too independent for me.
      I don’t ever want another cat again. My babies can’t be replaced. I don’t love him. Thought I did but I don’t.
      Spent $2000.00 on his medical care, food, toys, countless hours playing. He doesn’t like me. I don’t like him either. We didn’t bond.

      1. this makes me so sad. he is a baby. give him a chance. we are given certain souls to learn and grow from – your energy of not embracing him certainly isn’t helping.

      2. Iam dear Hong for a rag doll to adopt. I live alone would love to have one to love and spoil. I had a rescue mainecoon for 14 years who had special needs and loved him so much. He passed away. Will someone help me please to give a Rag doll a rehome kitten or cat or a rescue. Thank you. I live in Wi.

      3. Where do you live? I in Tyler Texas. Would love to have the kitten. Lost mine of 16 years first of year. Can you send me picture? Have no other pets.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

    1. I have a beautiful male ragdoll that is in desperate need of a home – he is a flame 5 years old Also have his sister who is a seal point. I live in Northern Alabama – they are both purebred and wonderful pets! I simply can not afford to care for them any longer!

      1. Floppycats is an informational website – and our tag line is “Uniting Ragdoll Lovers Worldwide.”

        We are not a Ragdoll Rescue, but we do try to support and help all Ragdolls, so we allow owners and rescues to post their available kitties on our website here: http://blog.floppycats.com/blog/ragdoll-rehoming

        There is no one Ragdoll Rescue, so we have the following webpage to help you find a Ragdoll Rescue in your area:

        https://www.floppycats.com/ragdoll-rescue.html

        Thank you for reaching out!

        Good luck! Hope you’ll share your little one with us when you have she or he.
        Jenny

  9. 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!!

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

    1. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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!

    1. 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.

      1. 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

      2. 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

      3. 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

      4. 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

      5. 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

      6. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. No Ragdoll yet but I’ve been following you for years on YouTube. I’ve been longing for a Ragdoll since I saw my first one. I do cat rescue so I’m just putting it out in the cosmo. I do have a Maine coon mix and can’t imagine ever living without one. Since I want a rescue and don’t care if it’s a purebred I’m sure the shelters I deal with will eventually provide my special Ragdoll for me someday. And I will know how to take care of her from following you all these years. I also train service cats and a Ragdoll will be perfect.

      1. I wanted a Birman. My friends Himalayan somehow got pregnant by the neighborhood Birman and I midwived the only litter that ever survived. I wanted a Maine Coon. A rescue kitty had kittens two of which looked and acted like purebred Maine Coons. Daughter kept the mamma, I kept most of the litter, wonderful experience and one of them is sleeping on my hip as I type. My last rescue mommy seemed like a cross between an Abyssinian and a Maine Coon. My oldest kitty, a purebred Cymrk, died while I was fostering the kittens and little Jett, who has his mom’s adorable personality and a magical color changing coat is curled up by my knee. I had no plans to adopt another cat, certainly not a kitten, yet here he is. I was even given a rescue African serval when my beautiful black cat was dying of renal failure. My serval was a very sick kitten and not expected to live long but blessed my life for 14 wonderful years. I look after the cats, the cosmos looks after me, and I’m sure there is a Ragdoll in my future.

  20. My first Ragdoll was a $350 rehome I named Reggie. He came with papers and was a gorgeous bi-color seal with perfect markings. He was only 1.5 yr. old. What a deal. His personality equaled his beauty. We had him for 2 yrs.
    Unfortunately, he developed (or was born with) a rare aneurysm in his gallbladder duct which had begun to leak. He had to have emergency surgery. He never woke up. I was devastated and for months I couldn’t even talk about him without crying. Finally, I began a search on my laptop. I knew he couldn’t be replaced but I wanted another one. I then found a breeder who had a pregnant queen. All of her kittens cost $750 and she showed me photos of the mom & dad. I didn’t care what I got, I just wanted one and waited 4 weeks for the birth and got first choice. At 6 weeks I picked out a blue mitted male. Then, I had a long wait until he was old enough to come home with me. He is fabulous and I named him Tommy (Twinkle Toes). He is now 1.5 yrs. old and seems healthy except for crystals in his urine. My vet put him on Canin Urinary SO (dry) and we’ve had no more problems.
    Do you think Raggies have more health problems than run of the mill domestic cats?

    1. Thank you for sharing – usually purebreds will have more health problems than non-purebreds – that’s true for dogs too. But crystals is usually because of dry food. Have you read catinfo.org? Hope you’ll share Tommy as Ragdoll of the Week!

  21. I’m a 77 year old disabled widow. I live alone and was adopted by a 3 year old male rag doll years ago. I had gone to a breeder, looking for a kitten, but Milo approached me and immediately I knew he was the one. The owner said he had been unadoptable and was standoffish. She offered him at a decent price and off went. We had 11 years together. Now I’m looking for another, preferably another male. I live near Raleigh, NC, and anxious to provide a loving home to another.

  22. Hi ! I am71 years old and a lifetime animal lover. I have a sweet 9 yr old med hair calico who seems to be lonely / bored. I also have a 10 yr old Norfolk terrier with a bad heart. I live in an apartment and it’s fairly quiet. I am looking for a rag doll kitty to be a friend for Buttons.I know I could get just any kitten but I figure I might as well get what I have wanted for a long time -a blue eyed cat with long hair. I’m on a limited budget so health problems are not an option as Pipers heart problems are expensive. As a former groomer I can handle the hair. I live in Lakewood Co. I would love to hear from someone that can help me.
    By the way why are Ragdolls so expensive?I have looked at Colorado breeders and the prices are 1300 up! I saw one for $600 but didn’t list where they were and suspect a fraud,
    Thanks
    Lynn

  23. Hi, I just lost my beloved male rag doll. I am in R.I. and would like to adopt an older rag doll rather than a kitten. I contacted RI International which is located in RI, but, have not hard back yet. I have a small female who is beautiful and sweet but the male I had was a big boy with a big personality, I really would like to have another like him. Are there any rescues in New England that might have a waiting list I could get on, Thank you, Linda

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