Floppycats’ Reader Recommended Ragdoll Breeders

Doctor Zulu as a kitten

I am often asked for recommendations of Ragdoll breeders.  I learned long ago not to recommend breeders!  So I let readers do it =).

If you love the breeder that you adopted your Ragdoll cat from, then please post your favorite breeder in the comments section and be sure to include:

  1. Cattery Name
  2. City, State
  3. Country
  4. Website
  5. When you adopted your kitty
  6. Adoption Story

#5 and #6 are important to show the validity of the comment/knowledge.  Otherwise, I think anyone could post the rest.  Thank you!

If you’re on the hunt for recommended breeders – you will also want to check out our page on Bad Ragdoll Breeders.

How to Know if a Cat Breeder is Reputable: An Interview with Bette Willette

Sharon Shulby of Magnadok Ragdolls shared the following with me:

“In looking for a Ragdoll, please advise people that, first off, Google the cattery and “complaints”. If they have a history of scamming people, keeping their money, not delivering the kitten on the agreed upon date, selling sick kittens, what in the world makes you think they’ll be any better with you? You MUST do due diligence!

Also, ascertain if the parents have been tested for FIV, FeLV and HCM. And the breeder can prove it to the prospective parents. That any breeder who wants to send your kitten home at under 12 weeks old, isn’t doing right by you or the kitten. They get 3 vaccines, at 8, 12, and 16 weeks. I prefer that my breedings are fully vaccinated before they leave here. Also, younger kittens don’t have that time with their parents and littermates to socialize. This is VERY important for the well being of your kitten.

If the parents aren’t registered with FIFe, CFA or TICA, your kitten can’t be registered either. And there’s no guarantee that the kitten is truly a purebred RD.

What I can tell your readers, again, that if they do their homework before buying a RD kitten, there shouldn’t be a problem. Good luck!”

BEWARE! Ragdoll Breeder Scams

Apart from just bad breeders, you have to watch out for scams too – people that pose as Ragdoll breeders or home raised ragdoll kittens, but really are just scam artists.  Here are a few times we have encountered them:

Discussion on Facebook about How to Figure Out if a Breeder is Good or Not

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  1. Suzette Cirigliano says:

    I highly recommend Jennifer Schartner of RoyalBluBeautys in Roseville, Michigan, USA. She is a TICA and CFA registered breeder. Her website is https://royalblubeautysragdolls.weebly.com/ On January 6, 2022, my family and I lost our beloved 9-year-old seal lynx mitted Ragdoll named Lovie, to cancer. My 14-year son had a strong bond with her. He is autistic and has anxiety. Holding Lovie always helped him feel better. We have two other Ragdoll cats that were 11 and 10.5 years old. They will allow my son to hold them, but they do not want him to hold them as much as my son needs. We decided to get another cat. We love Ragdoll cats and, of course, wanted to get another one. I was shocked by how much the price has gone up since we adopted Lovie. I considered getting a Persian. I had grown up owning Persian cats. My husband and I had a Persian cat that lived to be 17 years old. I love the personality, temperament, and minimal grooming of the Ragdoll cat, so we decided to adopt another Ragdoll despite the significant increase in cost. We now live a thousand miles away from where we adopted our Ragdoll cats.
    Thankfully I found RoyalBluBeautys. Jen checked everything that I was looking for in a good breeder. Jen does genetic and health testing. Her kittens and cats are incredibly well-socialized. She is very passionate about raising the best ragdoll cats. Jen has excellent communication skills and is easy to get in touch with. In my opinion, Jen is an exceptional breeder. I was looking for a social seal lynx boy who liked to be picked up and hugged. The kitten that I adopted from Jen (whose name is Milo) was a beautiful seal lynx boy that is sweet, playful, social and loves to be picked up and kissed. He loves everyone and gets along with my other cats. Since Milo is so much younger than my other two cats, we have recently decided to adopt another kitten from Jen so that Milo will have a buddy. In April, we will be adopting a beautiful male blue mitted lynx named Jupiter.

    1. Suzette Cirigliano says:

      Forgot to mention, that all of Jen’s pet kittens are fully vaccinated and altered (spayed/neutered) before they go to their new homes when they are 12-13 weeks old.

  2. Has anyone ever heard of MJs Ragdolls in Maine? This is the website: https://www.mjsragdolls.com. I reached out and got on the waitlist. The owner seems really nice, she said there are about 25 other people on the waitlist in front of me. There’s no deposit needed to be on the waitlist which I did find a bit surprising but maybe that’s just a courtesy thing? The price is based on color (but is at least $1,500 though). Their site mentions that they are on TICA but I have been unable to find them on there or on CFA’s site. I also cannot locate any bad reviews of any sort though so I’m unsure if they are just newer to the business? As much as I’d like to support a local business (assuming they are legitimate) I’m growing a little nervous now that I’m looking into what can be “red” flags.

    1. Upon a quick view – she looks to be a legitimate breeder – not a scammer. However, I do not know if she is reputable or not – as I don’t have a way to check that. So you have to do your due diligence. I do not like that she does not post the full names of her breeding cats – like their cattery names. But that’s just a personal preference.

      A small checklist when looking for a breeder:
      Are they TICA or CFA registered?
      Do they show their cats?
      Do they DNA test?
      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.

  3. Has anyone heard of Good Ragdoll cattery? In Ohio? Website is goodragdollskittens.com

    They seem nice enough but I cant tell if it is legitimate cattery or not. They’re asking for 400.00 which doesn’t seem bad but i’ve never owned a ragdoll before so I need some help please!

    1. I can tell from the name they are a scammer. No native English speaker would name their cattery, “Good Ragdoll Cattery”. Does that make sense? It’s an odd name and targeting a search term. And yes, just visited their site and they’re for sure a scam. I will add them to our ever growing Ragdoll Breeder Scams online page.

    2. Scam! Avoid it, I ran into the same one.

  4. Marcie E. says:

    Has any one head of Appledoll Ragdolls in Connecticut.
    They want to ship me a kitten for $500.00 (TICA certified (so they say, but
    I can’t find their name in TICA) all inclusive.
    Their website is not complete.

    1. That is a scam. The real Appledolls is in Korea. Please see the scam listed here – Ragdoll Breeder Scams. In general, reputable breeders are not going to be selling kittens for anything less than $1500.

  5. Cattery Name: Southern Starr Ragdolls
    Located in Florida (with ties to Maryland)
    Country: US
    Website: https://www.southernstarragdolls.com/
    When you adopted your kitty: I adopted my seal mink ragdoll (Minka) in June 2021, and couldn’t resist going back two months later for her half-sister (Grace) who is a blue point. They are the absolute sweetest girls. Excellent temperaments, great with all who meet them, healthy, so adaptable and affectionate. Lisa (owner of the cattery) has four cats that she breeds infrequently. She was such a pleasure to work with. She clearly loves her cats immensely and cares about the homes her babies are going to. We spoke for well over an hour on the phone when I was considering adopting Minka. I am not sure how much longer she plans on breeding, but if she continues, I really can’t recommend her enough. We keep in touch to this day!

  6. Hi! I am interested in adopting a ragdoll kitten and I was wondering if this breeder is legit or how I could tell? Thanks!

    1. I don’t know who “this breeder” is. What’s their website address?

  7. LuAnn Lewis says:

    Is Ragdoll cats and kittens Skye a scheme

  8. Bev Kelsey says:

    Breeder Ken Staples
    Woonsocket RI
    Kastledollragdolls /great breeder
    Cocoa is going to be 6 next month

  9. Has anyone had a good experience with a breeder in California (both Northern and Southern are fine, but preferably Southern) in recent years? I’m looking to adopt, but seeing a ton of mixed reviews for breeders here in SoCal on Yelp/Reddit/etc. 🙁 Right now, I’m looking at Cedar Cottage, 5 Star Rags, Ruby Ridge, CreekCats, and Fujipaws. None of them have a ton of reviews or info online though.

  10. Stephanie Rawlins of Moonseed Ragdolls says:

    I would like to recommend the following breeder:

    Breeder: Lisa Simione
    Cattery: HappyKatRags
    Location: Southern New Hampshire
    Email: HappyKatRags@gmail.com

    Experience:

    I would like to recommend HappyKatRags as I am a Ragdoll breeder myself, and I have had the privilege to work with Lisa.

    Lisa shows her cats in CFF, TICA, and CFA and dedicates herself to preserving and promoting the Ragdoll breed.

    She maintains a small in-home cattery where her kittens are raised under foot. She’s been kind to share photos and experiences with me about different litters this past year.

    I was honored that Lisa entrusted me with her award winning cat, Day Tripper, whom I have grown to adore. He is my treasure, and he is the reason why I write this personal testimonial.

    “Tripp” has achieved many awards in his show career. He’s gorgeous in all ways physically, but it is the ways that do not show up on photo that matter most – he is the biggest lover cat ever! As soon as look at him, he will immediately be in my arms and ready for a head bump, then a nose bump, or as I call it a “Tripp kiss”.

    A super lap cat, and a gorgeous king in my cattery that has sired fabulous kittens.

    Upon taking Tripp into my cattery he was thoroughly checked over by my vet and found healthy, scanned for infectious disease and found to be clear , he was thoroughly screened for 43 genetic carrier traits associated with feline disease and found negative for all.

    I received a very healthy, highly socialized, award winning Ragdoll from Lisa Simione and much more, I also received her kind hearted support.

    I enjoy her honesty and her integrity as a human being.

    I enjoy her professionalism and her support.

    My family and I also enjoy her gifts. If Tripp wasn’t already an enormous gift!

    She has a big heart, and she puts it into action with her cattery.

    I trust her.

    Therefore, I offer you this recommendation ❤️

  11. My name is Ace & I have almost fallen for 2 online scams. I’m looking for an all white Ragdoll cat with smart good disposition and trainable parents, it will not be let outside not declawed or breed. I live in Southg FL and will travel to other states to meet the redder & see the cats parents . I am willing to pay the going fare market price for the right cat .With anticipation Ace

    1. Ace, I removed your cell phone number. If you find a website of a breeder you’re interested in, please just send me a link and I can help identify if they are a legitimate breeder or a scam.

      1. Hi Jenny, have you heard anything about Broadway Rags? They are registered with TICA but they seem to have a lot of litters every year.
        https://broadwayrags.com/

    2. Silvia Artola says:

      If you live in South Florida, I can truly recommend Elle’s Ragdoll store in Miami Beach. My Zuki was bought from her three years ago and since today, she still asks me how is doing my cat. Elle is a lovely young woman, loves her job and meets all the requirements for her to assure the quality of her kittens.

  12. Carol Letzter says:

    I would like to recommend the following breeder of Ragdoll cats

    Denise Wolff
    Owner of New York Ragdolls
    Location Smithtown, NY
    Website http://www.newyorkragdolls.com
    Phone 631-336-6622
    This cattery breeds home-based stunning loving TICA registered purebred Ragdolls.
    I contacted Denise upon several referrals which were all positive. Denise is a pleasure to speak to and she is full of valuable information about the breed, health and care of her furbabies. She answers the phone herself and always makes you feel comfortable when calling. I am waiting for two little babies from New York Ragdolls and I know they will be healthy, happy, socialized kittens because they are raised by a loving dedicated full time reputable breeder.

    1. Thank you so much Carol!! I will call her in an hour. Let me as you have you meet her and seen her facility? Also about how much could I be possibly expecting to pay for one of her female kittens so when zI speak to her I wond be shy or caught off guard if her price is way out of my range? With kind anticipation Ace & Sindee Katz

  13. Julia Mattern says:

    Cattery Name: Blossom Ragdolls (Dana Pendergraph)
    City, State: Dallas, TX area
    Country: USA
    Website: http://www.blossomragdolls.com
    When you adopted your kitty: July 2021
    Adoption Story: Alika is our second Blossom Ragdoll and we are so in love with them both! We had done our research carefully before we got our first Blossom Ragdoll in 2018 and were so pleased the experience that we came back for another!

    Dana is a very experienced breeder who is actively involved in TICA and regularly shows her cats, ensuring they meet breed standards. She genetically tests her breeders and offers a 2-year health guarantee on her kittens. Dana showers all her cats and kittens with love and our two Blossom boys have the sweetest temperaments, plus they are gorgeous! Her house is spotless and the kittens grow up in a safe, well-socialized environment. Dana is really knowledgeable about ragdolls and is always there to answer questions. She is passionate about the breed and it shows!

    We highly recommend Dana and Blossom Ragdolls!

  14. Tiffany Post says:

    Cattery Name: Holmestead Ragdolls
    City, State: Holly, Colorado
    Country: United States
    Website: https://holmesteadragdolls.com/
    When you adopted your kitty: 11/28/2021
    Adoption Story: My boyfriend and I were looking into adopting a ragdoll cat to add to our family and had been looking into getting on a waitlist for kittens. That was until we heard back from Holmestead Ragdolls about a beautiful 3 year old named Delaney looking for a new forever home. I fell in love and I just brought her home this past Sunday. She has been a dream—she’s very gentle, friendly, affectionate and patient. Jan has been a huge help whenever I’ve had questions and always replied in a timely fashion. I highly recommend her as a breeder.

  15. Sherri Labuda says:

    Our family has adopted three Ragdoll kittens from Holmestead Ragdolls https://holmesteadragdolls.com/
    They are located in Holly Colorado. We have adopted two kittens and my adult son has adopted one.
    I had spent a lot of hours on the internet researching breeders and I could not be happier that I found Holmestead Ragdolls. Jan was fast to answer all my questions and ask me questions to make sure we were also a perfect fit. She sent us many updates and pictures until the adoption day for each kitten. We adopted our first sweet girl Bella in May of 2018. In December of 2020 my son decided he loved the breed so much he also adopted his sweet girl Fable from Holmestead Ragdolls. We decided in October to adopt a friend for Bella since she got a long so well with my sons kitten and seemed like she missed Fable when my son brought her back to his house. We then adopted Skye in October of 2021. All three cats are the most precious, sweetest, beautiful, and healthy cats. It all started from the love and care that they received from day one at Holmestead Ragdolls. They love each and every kitten that they raise and make sure they have the perfect home. I highly recommend them to anyone that is looking for a perfect breeder.

  16. Holmestead Ragdolls
    Holly, CO (USA)
    https://holmesteadragdolls.com/
    I adopted my Hugo in October of 2014. He is our not-so-little love! He has the epitome of the perfect Raggie temperament: sweet, mellow, patient, and tolerant. He became instant besties with the other feline family members and even the puppy who’d been adopted a couple of months prior. He’s hilarious- he loves to play fetch and to gather any long, thin objects- he will hide pens and makeup brushes under our covers and rugs! He’s 17 lbs but has the tiniest “mew?”. Seven years later he’s healthy and strong and still plays like a kitten. Jan is the best breeder there is.

  17. Hello,

    Cattery name: Holmstead Ragdolls
    City, State: Holly, Colorado
    Country: USA
    Website: https://holmesteadragdolls.com/

    When you adopted your kitty August 2020

    Adoption Story: we adopted our sweet kitten from Holmstead Ragdolls, and I have never loved a pet so much. He is the perfect mix of lazy companion and playful goofball. He is amazing with our kids, and other pets. My kids describe him as the most handsome gentleman. After our sweet Biscuit I could never have another cat from anywhere other than Holmstead Ragdolls. The owner is so nice and was great through the whole process. I can’t recommend them enough!

  18. Looking for a reputable breeder in the New England area, I see the only one with availability on their website is Bayridge Ragdolls in East Greenwich Rhode Island. Looks like their boys and girls come from Europe but they look gorgeous and look legit. Can anyone share any feedback on them? I know there’s a great review from 2017 on Willetterags but they have a year long wait list and I don’t want to wait that long. I’m not planning to breed them, just a pet for my family. Just want to make sure no health issues and so on. Being unable to visit the cattery due to Covid restrictions sucks so any advice would be helpful. Or if anyone can recommend a good one in the New England area and surrounds that would be great. I’m willing to drive up to 5-6 hours out of Boston for a good recommendation.

    1. Stephanie Rawlins of Moonseed Ragdolls says:

      HappyKatRags is a TICA, CFF, and CFA registered breeder that I highly recommended as I have one of her cats in my cattery. She raises them in home, as family, they are given proper veterinary preventative care, and tons of socialization, the owner is Lisa Simione. She shows her cats in CFA, TICA, and CFF. She is an honest, and ethical breeder and is located in NH which is up your way. I personally feel it is a privilege to work with such a heart centered breeder.

    2. Lottarags Ragdolls in Billerica has gorgeous Ragdolls and is close. IDK about current kitten availability. She helped us connect with two of her cats in 2016 when they needed to be rehomed. Both are beautiful and still going strong.

  19. Denice Fisher says:

    I highly recommend Upstate Ragdolls in Lauren’s,SC. Beth Parker is the breeder. We adopted 2 mitted seal point Ragdoll kittens from her in August, 2021. All of her cats live in her home & she has a special room for her kittens that is loaded with stimulating toys & cat trees.
    Beth was wonderful to work with & patiently & quickly answered all of our questions, pre & post adoption. Our kittens are beautiful & very healthy. I will definitely adopt from her again! Her prices were also less than what most breeders in my state charge.

  20. Judith Moon says:

    I just wanted to pass along a cattery I suspect is a scam..Happy Homr Ragdoll Cattery. I was suspicious of the site right away , they do not have queens or kings and no gallery of past litters. Asking price $850.00. I exchanged a few emails, she sent more pics, but then wanted the entire cost of cat plus money to ship cat. I said no, they came back with how about $500 ? I won’t be buying from them.

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