ADOPTIONINFO

About Us

Who are you?


We are a husband and wife team (Tony & Kim), living the dream in being able to raise and work with these adorable and lovable cats. We are also working professionals by day with Tony serving active-duty in the armed forces, and Kim who is a licensed attorney in Virginia. Together, we pursued our interests in the cat fancy world, and KimuraDolls was created. We are dual registered with The International Cat Association "TICA" & the Cat Fanciers' Association "CFA." We ♥ the Ragdoll breed and we strive to promote and maintain the Ragdoll breed standards.




Where are you located?


We are currently located in the Hampton Roads area of Southeastern Virginia (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, etc.), about 20 minutes from the North Carolina border. We will be in this area until Spring 2023 at which point we will be relocated to a new area again. Prior to this, we were in the Northeast Ohio area from 2017-2020.




Can I come to your house to see your cats and kittens?


We live in a beautiful cape cod style home in Chesapeake, Virginia, with over 4000+ square feet, and areas of our home dedicated exclusively to the cats (their play room, nursery room, kitten room, etc.). We're thrilled that you want to come visit us and our cats and home. But please keep in mind, we are home based breeders who raise our cats and kittens in our home with us. It would be very disruptive if people were coming in and out of our home just to look around, and would make us an "open to the public" business -- which we are not. Please keep in mind that if you want your kitten / cat to come with a background of being home-raised, you'll need to understand and respect why we don't operate as an open to the public business. While it's not an absolute prohibited rule as we have allowed selected families to come over before reserving, the answer will almost always be 'no' when a complete stranger just randomnly sends us a message and asks if they can come over our home to see our home and all of our cats and kittens before they reserve a kitten. We do not have "business hours," and we do not have staff on hand. We do not have a "facility" for you to see or visit. Our home is not a pet shop to window shop for a kitten. Our cats and kittens are raised in our home with us and our pet German Shepherds as part of our family.




Are you a registered breeder?


Yes, we are dual registered with The International Cat Association ("TICA") as well as the Cat Fanciers' Associate (CFA). You can search for our registered cattery in the TICA database by searching for "KIMURADOLLS" in the search bar: https://tica.org/owners-breeders/catteries/registered-catteries You can search for our registered cattery in the CFA cattery name index by clicking on "K" and scrolling down until you see our cattery KIMURADOLLS: https://cfa.org/cattery-name-index/ Note: We own KimuraDolls, KimuraRags, and KimuraRagdolls but operate only under the name KimuraDolls. The other variations were registered to prevent copycats.





Breeding Program

Who are your breeding cats?


Our breeding cats can be found on our " Ragdoll Family" page. Our breeding program is comprised of high quality cats with superior genetics and bloodlines, championship lines, and outstanding pedigrees. Before we make a decision to bring in any new cat, pedigrees are thoroughly examined to ensure they comply with our high standards of breeding. We work with only a limited number of breeders whom we have developed trusted relationships with, and whose breeding practices we are familiar with.




Do you health test your breeding cats?


Absolutely. Every new cat we bring in from another breeder, including kitten offspring we hold back, are fully vetted and genetically tested. We genetically screen all of our breeder Ragdoll cats against a multitude of genetic diseases and disorders including HCM, MPSVI, PKD1, PK, etc. We also run routine veterinary testing including FeLV/FIV testing, fecal testing, respiratory testing, etc. Our cats receive routine deworming and topical flea preventatives, as routine preventatives in their healthcare. They receive their annual examinations and vaccinations from a licensed vet.




Do you compete your cats in cat shows?


Yes, we are show-breeders who show our cats in competitive cat show halls. We are slowly working on developing our own championship bloodline.





Kittens

How much do your Ragdoll kittens cost?


Pet quality (Starts at 2500.00): The adoption fee for one of our pet quality Ragdoll kittens that are less than perfectly marked includes the spay / neuter, age appropriate vaccinations, deworming, veterinarian exams (all veterinarian paperwork will accompany your kitten), TICA or CFA registration papers, a copy of the kitten's unofficial pedigree, food samples to help you transition (if you choose a different food), and a kitten care package. Show-alter quality (Starts at 3500.00): The adoption fee for one of our show-alter quality Ragdoll kittens that conforms to show standards includes the spay / neuter, age appropriate vaccinations, deworming, veterinarian exams (all veterinarian paperwork will accompany your kitten), TICA or CFA registration papers, a copy of the kitten's unofficial pedigree, food samples to help you transition (if you choose a different food), and a kitten care package. Retired Adults (Starts at 500.00): The adoption fee for one of our retired breeding Ragdoll cats includes the spay / neuter, updated vaccinations, deworming, veterinarian exam, TICA or CFA transfer registration papers, the cat's official pedigree, and the genetic test reports. Breeder quality (Varies): The adoption fee for one of our breeder quality Ragdoll kittens that are either less than perfectly marked or meets show standards includes age appropriate vaccinations, deworming, veterinarian exams (all veterinarian paperwork will accompany your kitten), TICA or CFA breeder registration papers, a copy of the kitten's unofficial pedigree, food samples to help you transition (if you choose a different food), and a kitten care package.




What is your deposit policy?


Please view our "Adoption Process" page to learn more about our adoption process. Once a deposit is paid for a kitten, it is nonrefundable, no exceptions.




How can I get my kitten to me if I don't live in the same state as you?


There are a variety of methods of transportation. All delivery / transportation fees are the responsibility of the adopter and are not included in the adoption fee. 1. Picking up from our home: No delivery fee
2. Delivery to your home within 30 miles of 23322: No delivery fee
3. Delivery to an agreed upon location within 1 hour driving distance from 23322: $30/hour on a roundtrip basis (eg. 1 hour drive to meet you is $60 -- $30 there and $30 back). 4. Delivery to the Norfolk International Airport to meet you in person: No delivery fee
4. Pet courier (travels with the kitten in-cabin to your nearest airport). The courier sets the price and you enter into a separate agreement with the pet courier.




What steps do I have to take to adopt one of your kittens?


To read about the entire process, please review our "Adoption Process" page.




How should I prepare for my kitten's arrival?


You should start getting prepared by:

  • Scheduling the kitten's first exam appointment (since most vets are booked up weeks in advance). Kittens are ready by 12 weeks of age, and you are required to have the kitten examined within 72 hours of pick-up, so plan your exam appointment accordingly.
  • Visit our Supplies page and purchase necessary supplies (be sure to check with us on which food / litter your kitten is using).
  • Plan accordingly on how you plan to pick-up your kitten (either drive to our home, ask us to deliver, meet you halfway, meet you at the airport, use a pet flight nanny, etc.) and keep us updated on these plans.
  • Prepare the quarantine space in your home of where the kitten will be staying per the mandatory 3 day quarantine requirement in the contract. It should be a well ventilated space, not too large, equipped with a litter box, food and water bowl, bedding, and some toys.
  • Prepare household members on the kitten's new arrival. If you have other pets, figure out how to keep them away from the kitten's quarantine space (including away from the door -- avoid pawing at or underneath the door or a dog being able to walk up to the door and bark, etc.). If you have children, start teaching them appropriate handling of young kittens. If you have children (or even a spouse) with a bad habit of opening the front / back door and leaving it open, start teaching them to close the door behind them. If you have motorized reclining furniture, get in the habit (and your household) in checking surroundings and where the kitten is BEFORE you recline as well as after.





Adopting

How much do your Ragdoll kittens cost?


Pet quality (Starts at 2500.00): The adoption fee for one of our pet quality Ragdoll kittens that are less than perfectly marked includes the spay / neuter, age appropriate vaccinations, deworming, veterinarian exams (all veterinarian paperwork will accompany your kitten), TICA or CFA registration papers, a copy of the kitten's unofficial pedigree, food samples to help you transition (if you choose a different food), and a kitten care package. Show-alter quality (Starts at 3500.00): The adoption fee for one of our show-alter quality Ragdoll kittens that conforms to show standards includes the spay / neuter, age appropriate vaccinations, deworming, veterinarian exams (all veterinarian paperwork will accompany your kitten), TICA or CFA registration papers, a copy of the kitten's unofficial pedigree, food samples to help you transition (if you choose a different food), and a kitten care package. Retired Adults (Starts at 500.00): The adoption fee for one of our retired breeding Ragdoll cats includes the spay / neuter, updated vaccinations, deworming, veterinarian exam, TICA or CFA transfer registration papers, the cat's official pedigree, and the genetic test reports. Breeder quality (Varies): The adoption fee for one of our breeder quality Ragdoll kittens that are either less than perfectly marked or meets show standards includes age appropriate vaccinations, deworming, veterinarian exams (all veterinarian paperwork will accompany your kitten), TICA or CFA breeder registration papers, a copy of the kitten's unofficial pedigree, food samples to help you transition (if you choose a different food), and a kitten care package.




What is your deposit policy?


Please view our "Adoption Process" page to learn more about our adoption process. Once a deposit is paid for a kitten, it is nonrefundable, no exceptions.




How can I get my kitten to me if I don't live in the same state as you?


There are a variety of methods of transportation. All delivery / transportation fees are the responsibility of the adopter and are not included in the adoption fee. 1. Picking up from our home: No delivery fee
2. Delivery to your home within 30 miles of 23322: No delivery fee
3. Delivery to an agreed upon location within 1 hour driving distance from 23322: $30/hour on a roundtrip basis (eg. 1 hour drive to meet you is $60 -- $30 there and $30 back). 4. Delivery to the Norfolk International Airport to meet you in person: No delivery fee
4. Pet courier (travels with the kitten in-cabin to your nearest airport). The courier sets the price and you enter into a separate agreement with the pet courier.




What steps do I have to take to adopt one of your kittens?


To read about the entire process, please review our "Adoption Process" page.




How should I prepare for my kitten's arrival?


You should start getting prepared by:

  • Scheduling the kitten's first exam appointment (since most vets are booked up weeks in advance). Kittens are ready by 12 weeks of age, and you are required to have the kitten examined within 72 hours of pick-up, so plan your exam appointment accordingly.
  • Visit our Supplies page and purchase necessary supplies (be sure to check with us on which food / litter your kitten is using).
  • Plan accordingly on how you plan to pick-up your kitten (either drive to our home, ask us to deliver, meet you halfway, meet you at the airport, use a pet flight nanny, etc.) and keep us updated on these plans.
  • Prepare the quarantine space in your home of where the kitten will be staying per the mandatory 3 day quarantine requirement in the contract. It should be a well ventilated space, not too large, equipped with a litter box, food and water bowl, bedding, and some toys.
  • Prepare household members on the kitten's new arrival. If you have other pets, figure out how to keep them away from the kitten's quarantine space (including away from the door -- avoid pawing at or underneath the door or a dog being able to walk up to the door and bark, etc.). If you have children, start teaching them appropriate handling of young kittens. If you have children (or even a spouse) with a bad habit of opening the front / back door and leaving it open, start teaching them to close the door behind them. If you have motorized reclining furniture, get in the habit (and your household) in checking surroundings and where the kitten is BEFORE you recline as well as after.





Adoption Contract

Do you require a contract when adopting one of your kittens?


Absolutely! Every kitten that we produce and place as either a pet, with breeding rights, or even with a nominal adoption fee, is placed under a strict adoption contract. Placing our kitten is not something we take lightly. We feel strongly about responsible pet ownership, and breeding. Our contract protects us (the breeder), you (the adopter), and especially, the kitten. If you are not able to agree to the terms of our contract, we are not able to place one of our kittens with you in your care.




Can I declaw my kitten?


We respect your right to raise your kitten as you see fit, however we have a strict contract restriction against declawing. This is also industry standard for any responsible and ethical breeder. We strive to prevent unnecessary surgery on all of our felines, including declawing. None of our Ragdolls are declawed, and due to the docile nature of these cats, there has never been a reason to declaw them. We trim their nails weekly to make sure they stay short and we also trim our kittens' nails to get them used to nail clipping. Scratching is a natural behavior and characteristics of cats, and if you refuse to accept that, perhaps a cat may not be the appropriate fit for your lifestyle. Cats can be taught to utilize scratching posts. Please visit the Humane Society's website (http://m.humanesociety.org/animals/cats/tips/declawing.html) and read the article about declawing. Please note: declawing your cat will void any and all warranties in the adoption agreement.




What if my cat/kitten is not working out? Can I rehome him/her?


Absolutely not. We adopt our kittens to individuals and families who have the intent of providing a forever home to one of our kittens. Too many pets / animals end up in animal shelters, and we strive to ensure that one of our kittens does not end up homeless. I am a military spouse and have moved state-to-state every 3-4 years. I understand the struggle of having to find new housing where pets are accepted (I’ve dealt with this), I understand the stress of moving with a pet (I bought a truck and drive my pets to my new home state each move because they are my family members and family means no one gets left behind), and I understand the hardship and stress of continuing to care for a pet for his/her natural life (I once had to send my dog back to his breeder to live with her for a whole month for intense obedience training – it cost me $2,000, but I did not give up on him). Do you see my point here? I’ve dealt with every stress and hardship, but my animals are my family. We don’t give up on family and we don’t forget about them either. So our contract prohibits you from re-homing a KimuraDolls kitten without our permission. This kitten cannot be rehomed, re-sold, leased, or surrendered to any one, any animal shelter, rescue, pet shop, laboratory, etc. However, we do understand that things can happen, we’re only human after all. In the event you can no longer keep this kitten/cat, so long as you remain honest and open with us, we will work to make sure this kitten is given a new loving and safe home, because that is the most important thing that this contract clause protects.




Do you have a return/refund policy?


Yes. If for some unfortunate reasons, things do not work out, you have 7 days starting from the date you take possession of the kitten to return the kitten for a refund of the Balance. The Balance does NOT include the deposit, the deposit stays nonrefundable even under a return. If you register the kitten during the 7 days with the registry organization, this will void the return policy option. Additionally, cat allergies are exempted from the return policy. DO NOT adopt a kitten if you are not 100% absolutely sure that you and anyone in your household is NOT allergic to cats. Returning a kitten is a highly stressful process, and even more stressful on the baby kitten that went from a shock of leaving their home / siblings / mom, to going to a new home with new sights / scents / environement, to then suddenly back in their normal home, to then another new home / environment, etc.




What is your health guarantee?


No breeder can promise with certainty that any kitten will be completely and 100% free of a genetic defect and grow up 100% healthy his or her entire life, including guaranteed free from any congenital defect (something that causes a birth defect). However, we take all necessary precautions to reduce the odds of producing a genetically defective kitten by genetically test and screening all of our breeder Ragdolls for hereditary diseases and disorders prior to breeding. Kittens are negative for hereditary diseases and disorders through parentage. Hereditary diseases and disorders are genetic defects that transmit from parents to children through their genes. Congenital diseases and disorders are birth defects and are related to things that happened while the kitten was in utero. Our genetic warranty covers hereditary and congenital defects for two years.