Its best to reserve a kitten: Ragdolls are highly coveted so 95% of our kittens are sold by reservation with a deposit before birth. Only 5% are sold to people on the Call list since Depositors take most of the kittens. If a kitten does make it to the Call List, it usually sells to the first person on the list and within 3 hours.
If you genuinely want a Ragdoll kitten from a reputable breeder get on somebody’s waitlist NOW, and place a deposit. If after reading this you decide you do not want one of our kittens, we do not mind if you run that information by us about other kittens being sold. We do not mind giving you feedback.
Be Careful. Know your Breeder. Scammers and Cat Mills are everywhere.
NEVER buy a kitten on impulse or from someone you have not investigated.
Placing a deposit reserves a kitten for you. Your deposit is guaranteed to get you a kitten. You may pass on a litter and wait for another litter to get the kitten you want.
Before placing your deposit, ALL adoptees after they have made the decision to place a deposit-must read through this website again. This is because:
1. the deposit is non refundable.
2. your adoption agreement follows what you read on this website (for example no declawing).
Your agreement follows Tica Standards for Ethical Breeders.
Why are deposits so much?
Simple, it shows who is serious about getting a kitten.
Your deposit freezes your kitten price for 1 year.
Due to inflation of increasing costs of genetic testing, veterinary care and etc., our prices need to reflect that. If you have not picked a kitten within 1 year, then your price is subject to change. If for a serious reason you cannot take a kitten within 1 year (for example you got cancer, or the litters are late) we can return your deposit or continue to freeze your price.
You may change your mind about what kitten type you prefer!
Depositors may change their mind about sex, color, coat, or markings they want. It is quite frequent a kitten chooses you instead of the other way around lol.
The earlier you place a deposit, the higher up the line you are for choosing a kitten!
Our kittens are offered to people in the order deposits are received; Depositors may pick or pass on any litter. Once chosen, that kitten is now reserved. When a Depositor picks or passes , the next person in line then makes their pick or pass and so on. This is the only fair way we know how to do it.
Payment Plans are available to approved homes to those adopting second kittens.
After the deposit has been paid, but before the Buyer has picked up their kitten:
A 2 year genetic health guarantee
A replacement kitten should a serious genetic defect occur
Spayed / Neutered
3 full veterinary health examinations by a licenced veterinarian
Complete Veterinary Health Record booklet for your kitten
Contact information for our veterinarian
ALL Core Vaccines; The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd FVRCP vaccines
Feline leukemia vaccination x 2
Fully litter trained
Completely weaned onto dry and wet foods
Kitten raised with two dogs
Familiarized to travel crate which is important for the ride home!
Handled daily, extensively socialized and exposed to normal household sights and sounds.
Dewormed a minimum 3x with coverage for round, heart AND tape worms.
Anti flea tick and mite treatment (prevention) prior to going home
“Going Home Tips for Forever Homes” info email that has many tips and tricks to make your kittens transition to your home easier
Litter registered to TICA
Kitten's unique TICA identification code
Kittens TICA Registered
72 hour supply of current dry and wet food
1 month supply of Probiotic and nutrient supplements
1 month supply of Hairball prevention capsules
Lifetime Breeder Support for the life of your cat; call us any time!
A donation will be made from the proceeds of each kitten to a local cat rescue from each kitten sale
30% discount on second kitten
Clear legal adoption agreement following TICA Standards for Ethical Breeders.
All our kittens are examined thoroughly a minimum of 3x by our veterinarians. Kind, caring and truly knowledgeable; we are extremely glad to have them.
Most other catteries send kittens home with perhaps one worming and one set of vaccines. Kittens have little defense against the viruses they will encounter if they have only 1 vaccination. .
Deworming at week 6, week 8 and week 12 based on their weight:
All kittens need worming at least twice to cover all life cycle phases of worms. All should have protection against round, tape AND heart worms . Most other breeders provide 1 worming and only against round worms.
Even though your cat is an indoor cat, they still require worming as worm eggs can be brought into the house on owners’ shoes or other pet’s feet. Always follow your veterinarian’s advice and we recommend purchasing your at home wormers from your vet. They tend to cover more types of worms, and be more effective. Wormers, flea, and tick medication can be lethal if administered incorrectly so always weigh your kitten first and follow your veterinary staff directions.
Flea, Tick Mite Protection:
Prior to going home kittens are also given protective anti flea, anti tick and anti mite protection. This is especially important for kittens going to the coast.
1st set of vaccines FVRCP @ 8 weeks (feline rhinotracheitis, calcivirus and panleukopenia) with a veterinary health check, paid by us.
2nd set of vaccines FVRCP AND initial leukemia @ 12 weeks (FRCVP booster and initial leukemia vaccine) with a veterinary health check. Paid by us also. All kittens may react strongly to this set because they now have antibodies.
3rd set of vaccines FVRCP, Leukemia booster AND Rabies vaccines @ 16 weeks (Leukemia Booster) with a veterinary health check, paid by us.
Current practices recommend redoing all vaccines in 1 year and then every 3 years.
We do not crate train your kitten, but we do make them comfortable being in their crate. All kittens are introduced to sleeping and playing in a crate starting from the first month. That way your kitten has its own safe spot when it goes home AND the trip home will be much easier.
You may buy one of our gently used crates for your kitten if you need.
Your kitten is gradually transitioned from all nursing to nursing and wet food and then onto a mix of dry and wet (canned) food. We initially feed the kittens 6x a day and then gradually bring it down to 4x a day and a 50/50 mix of canned food mushed into high quality dry food. We use a mix of either Accana, First Mate or Orijen Kitten Chow.
High quality dry kitten food is ALWAYS available; free fed to ALL cats here...queens, kings and babies.
Lactose Free Formula that has extra calcium and probiotics in it when they are being weaned.
Friskies canned; any flavor
Canned water pack Sardines
All our kittens will be spayed/neutered prior to going home. We get that out of the way for you. There will be no kitty feeling poorly and hating its cone in your home. We do it all for you and we do it well. As an ex critical care ICU nurse, your kitten is in good hands.
Since our kittens are part of our home, they are socialized to all the strange noises and sights that most homes have. They are also socialized to living with dogs. Sophia (head nanny), and Bear (assistant nanny) of course are constantly “on the job”.
The socialization that we do is extremely important to having a well- balanced, happy kitten later that transitions smoothly into your home and with the least stress.
Very important learning and socialization goes on between week 8 to 16. Because we only release kittens to to our Forever homes later than other catteries, they get to stay with mom longer AND spend time with dad longer (something most kittens do not get). During this time they are learning how to be a "proper" cat; in other words cat "etiquette" so they know how to get along with cats not in their immediate family better. They are handled daily and played with. We change out their toys to keep them mentally stimulated; adding new ones daily, and they are very happy kittens.
All kittens are completely litter trained before they go home.
As you wait for your kitten to come home, we keep you updated on the progress of your kitten. You may set up live audiovisual visits with your kitten once your choose it or visits to choose your kitten. We appreciate your patience in not taking the kittens too early, but we understand you do not want to miss out on any of their babyhood.
To protect our vulnerable kittens and mommas we operate a closed cattery. This means no on site visits are allowed, but you can "visit" as many times as you like by live audio visual calls. This protects our vulnerable mommas and kittens. It also meets Kamloops city business bylaws for our business licence and our small business insurance rules. Our regular home insurance is void if we do not do this so it is kind of important, but we would do it anyways to protect our mommas and babies. We do however appreciate your willingness to keep the babies safe.
If your are picking up
When its time for you to take your kitten home, we arrange a mutually agreeable pick-up time, date, and place. If you live in Kamloops we will deliver your kitten.
We can connect owners who live in the Lower Mainland, Okanagan or Calgary with other adopters going the same direction for Kitten Pooling. This save owners time, money, and is less stressful for the kitten as it is traveling with a sibling, one person drives and the other share the gas costs.
If you needed, we can refer you to a reliable "for a fee" kitten transporter who will transport your kitten either to the lower mainland or to Calgary very cheaply; usually around 150$. We know these people well because they own an azure sky kitten already. They are completely trustworthy and will take good care of your kitten.
Kittens flying across Canada or out of country require a veterinary health check and rabies vaccination within 10 days of going home and must fly out of Kelowna Airport and be 3 months old. If needed to be shipped internationally out of Kelowna, we will deliver your kitten to its flight in Kelowna for the cost of the gas.
Kittens travelling "in cabin" can be flown out of the Kamloops Airport.
For any kittens flying we will arrange with you for a cheap but gently used airline approved hard crate for your kitten to go home with in cargo or soft shell crate for your kitty to go "in cabin".
All Forever Homes are supported right from reservation placement through the transition to home for their kitten and beyond.
Upon receipt of your reservation deposit, we send you extensive information email covering what you can expect from us from reservation to going home.
All homes are prepared for go home with an extensive information emails that goes over kitten needs up to one year old. We try to support even those homes that have never had a pet before. Depending on your needs, we send you information on helping you choose crates, arrange your veterinary care, arrange transportation, how to best travel, introducing kids and pets and many other helpful information articles designed to make life with your kitten successful.
When your kitten goes home, we will put your number on our favorites list so you can get hold of us anytime 24/7during the first two weeks. We also do this anytime you are worried about your kitten or there is an emergency. Often we can save you time, money, and worry by helping you decide if something is a "must see the vet" or "can we deal with it at home" situation.
If you are unsure of something such as introducing your kitten to other pets in your household just call us. We love to know how our kittens are doing and give any help we can.
Breeder support is for the life of your cat. We do not disappear when your kitten goes home!
If you are interested in adopting one of our kittens please fill out Contact Us form.
All adopters need to fill one out so we can start your file, but it does not commit you to adopting a kitten. Only a reservation does that. Only people who have filled out this form with their full contact information ; name, complete address, telephone number and email will be called contacted. Due to the prevalence of scammers pretending to be adopters we do not generally reply unless you identify yourself clearly and we can confirm you are a real person.
You may email us at email@example.com with any questions.
Instagram has our most current videos and most amusing videos.
Our Facebook page is mostly for our homes as we post information on their we think would be helpful for our homes and updates on litters to our Forever Homes. It also has a zillion silly cat pics and memes on it.
Generally, because we are old we get up early and go to bed early.
All audiovisual visits must be booked ahead. Kitten "visits" are best arranged around 10 to 11 am and calls between 7 am and 2 pm.
After 6 pm, unless its an emergency or you have recently taken your kitten home, all calls, emails and messages are answered the next day.
If its not on the list, feel free to email us!
What color or markings should I get?
Whoever you fall in love with!
Do ragdolls shed a lot?
The Ragdoll cat is a long haired cat and long haired cats shed, but Ragdolls shed less because they do not have the heavy undercoat that other long haired breeds have. Their coats are actually quite easy care.
What is your Breeding Program?
We follow Tica's Ragdoll Standards for Ethical Breeders in our breeding program. To constantly improve our cats.
What are the ongoing costs of a cat?
Approx. around $800 -$1000 a year. Check out this for more information: https://www.calgaryhumane.ca/adopt/pet-budget/
When can my kitten go home?
Kittens can go home after they are spayed/neutered, microchipped and their 3 sets of vaccines are complete. We ask you to wait 3 days after neuter for boys, and 7 days after spay for girls because spaying is a more invasive surgery.
What is a ragdolls personality like?
Ragdoll cats are known to be gentle, loving and sociable.
Do you adopt out retired kings or queens?
Yes we do and we usually retire them when they are about 3 years old so they are still young and can have a nice long life as a pet with their Forever Home.
Can I breed my Ragdoll?
Unless sold as a breeder to another ethical breeder, all kittens come spayed/neutered.
Are your cats tested for diseases?
Tica mandates the breeder to strictly follow certain rules. We never want to breaks some ones heart and sell you unhealthy cat. We DNA test all parents for 40 different genetic defects and as negative for feline aids or leukemia before they are allowed to breed.
Should we get a male or a Female?
We have truly found no difference between how social or loving they can be. If you prefer a specific sex, we can hold one from the upcoming litters if one currently isn't available.
How long do ragdolls live for?
Ragdolls are actually one of the longest living cat breeds, they generally live between 15-20 years.
What is Tica
The International Cat Association the world's largest genetic registry of purebred and domestic cats. You may look up all Breeds of cats, how to choose your kitten and how to choose a breeder at tica.org.
Are Ragdolls good around dogs?
Ragdoll cats are the perfect breed to introduce into a home with a dog. They have a mild temperament and personality traits similar to a dog’s.
Indoor or Outdoor cat?
All adopted kittens must be kept indoors except on a leash or in a carrier. Indoor cats live on average 10-15 years, while outdoor cats live on average 2-5 years.
Purebred, or rescue?
By buying a purebred you get genetic health guarantee. With a rescue you don't have health guarantee.
Do the kittens come litter trained?
Yes, they do!
Are ragdolls hypoallergenic?
No, this myth comes from their lack of an undercoat. Shedding this undercoat is what causes many allergies. So Ragdolls cause less allergic reactions.