– Are they TICA or CFA (Cat Fanciers’ Association)? – 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?
To see if a cattery is actually a member of The International Cat Association (TICA), you can go to this website. Be patient, when adding the cattery name into the search engine, it can take a minute or two to respond. 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 Florida that did choose to advertise there.
RFCI is a great place to look also, 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, with any breeder, do your own research and homework.