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About Us

How are your kittens raised?


We handraise our kittens from birth. When momma cats are in labor, we stay by her side throughout the entire process, assisting when needed, especially if mom needs a break, so we may help her clean kittens and keep her birthing area clean. Our kittens are hand-handled from birth until they go home with you. As newborns, we weigh them twice a day to ensure they are gaining weight appropriately. This helps us to stay on top of their health and make sure they are healthy and strong. Sometimes we may have to supplement feed kittens, in which case they are handfed. We begin 'hanging out' with our kittens around 4 weeks, right around the time they are beginning to move around on their own with curiosity. At 4-5 weeks, they begin climbing out of the nursing boxes, and between 5-6 weeks, they are climbing all over us, curious with our toes, fingers, shirts, hair, etc. We expose our kittens to daily household routines such as loud vacuuming, mopping, cooking, watching TV, as well as get them used to car rides back-and-forth to/from the vet. We bathe our kittens at 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, and 12 weeks. We drive them to our vet at 8 weeks, 10.5 weeks, and 12 weeks. And they usually meet our dogs around 8 weeks of age after they have received their first FVRCP vaccine.




At what age do your Ragdoll kittens leave you?


Our Ragdoll kittens will be available to go home with their new families between 12-14 weeks, depending on assessment. The idea of waiting until the kitten is 3 months is daunting on families who may be impatient and are struggling with the excitement of adding a new furry member into their family household (we know). But this age requirement is not only industry standard, it is in the best interest of the kitten. During the first 3 months of their lives, they are still developing emotionally, mentally, and physically. By waiting until they are ready to leave the nest, you are avoiding any potential problems that typically associate with an early separated kitten. But rest assured, we will do our best to take lots of pictures and videos so you can still be a part of their growing lives while you wait!




Will I receive my kitten unaltered (whole) or altered (spayed/neutered)?


We have a strict policy on practicing early spay / neuter on our Ragdolls before they go home to their new families. This means that your Ragdoll will have already been spayed / neutered by a licensed veterinarian, prior to coming home with you. We not only want to prevent irresponsible breeding, but we also want to make sure that your kitten comes home and is ready to come home and be a kitten without the burden of you having to take time off of work / school / etc. for the kitten's spay / neuter procedure and healing time. If you are concerned about early spay / neuter, I encourage you to read this article (http://cfa.org/Owners/CatCare/SpayNeuter/EarlySpayNeuter.aspx) about a study done on early spay / neuter. Early spay / neuter has no negative effects on the kitten's development.





Breeding Program

How much do your Ragdoll kittens cost?


Pet quality ($1600 - $2500): 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 ($2500 - $4000): 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 ($350 - $1200): 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. We begin accepting deposits from adopters who join our Serious Interest List for a particular litter. By the time an adopter is invited to join our Serious Interest List, kittens in that litter will be approximately 8 weeks old, and ready to go to their new homes in about a month. The deposit is $500 and is nonrefundable.




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 2 hours 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. 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?


The first step is to join our waitlist and follow our social media pages to stay updated on our upcoming litters and kitten availability. When we are ready to begin filling our Serious Interest List for a litter of kittens (typically around 8 weeks old), we will send an email to everyone who joined our email waitlist with the announcement. Requests to join our Serious Interest List is on a first come, first serve basis so long as I can match you with a kitten in that litter. To read about the entire process, please review our "Adoption Process" page.




How do I know which kitten I will get?


After joining our Serious Interest List for a particular litter, you may let us know your preference of kittens in order. We will do our best to match you with the kitten you pick, but ultimately compatibility takes precendece and we will match you with the kitten we feel would be best for you and your family. If you reject the kitten, you may move your deposit to the next litter, but the same method of selection still applies.




How do I stay updated on my kitten?


We post all of our kitten updates (pictures and videos) on our social media pages. I recommend you follow our pages so that you can follow along their growth and development.




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, use a pet flight nanny, etc.) and keep us updates 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.





Kittens

How are your kittens raised?


We handraise our kittens from birth. When momma cats are in labor, we stay by her side throughout the entire process, assisting when needed, especially if mom needs a break, so we may help her clean kittens and keep her birthing area clean. Our kittens are hand-handled from birth until they go home with you. As newborns, we weigh them twice a day to ensure they are gaining weight appropriately. This helps us to stay on top of their health and make sure they are healthy and strong. Sometimes we may have to supplement feed kittens, in which case they are handfed. We begin 'hanging out' with our kittens around 4 weeks, right around the time they are beginning to move around on their own with curiosity. At 4-5 weeks, they begin climbing out of the nursing boxes, and between 5-6 weeks, they are climbing all over us, curious with our toes, fingers, shirts, hair, etc. We expose our kittens to daily household routines such as loud vacuuming, mopping, cooking, watching TV, as well as get them used to car rides back-and-forth to/from the vet. We bathe our kittens at 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, and 12 weeks. We drive them to our vet at 8 weeks, 10.5 weeks, and 12 weeks. And they usually meet our dogs around 8 weeks of age after they have received their first FVRCP vaccine.




At what age do your Ragdoll kittens leave you?


Our Ragdoll kittens will be available to go home with their new families between 12-14 weeks, depending on assessment. The idea of waiting until the kitten is 3 months is daunting on families who may be impatient and are struggling with the excitement of adding a new furry member into their family household (we know). But this age requirement is not only industry standard, it is in the best interest of the kitten. During the first 3 months of their lives, they are still developing emotionally, mentally, and physically. By waiting until they are ready to leave the nest, you are avoiding any potential problems that typically associate with an early separated kitten. But rest assured, we will do our best to take lots of pictures and videos so you can still be a part of their growing lives while you wait!




Will I receive my kitten unaltered (whole) or altered (spayed/neutered)?


We have a strict policy on practicing early spay / neuter on our Ragdolls before they go home to their new families. This means that your Ragdoll will have already been spayed / neutered by a licensed veterinarian, prior to coming home with you. We not only want to prevent irresponsible breeding, but we also want to make sure that your kitten comes home and is ready to come home and be a kitten without the burden of you having to take time off of work / school / etc. for the kitten's spay / neuter procedure and healing time. If you are concerned about early spay / neuter, I encourage you to read this article (http://cfa.org/Owners/CatCare/SpayNeuter/EarlySpayNeuter.aspx) about a study done on early spay / neuter. Early spay / neuter has no negative effects on the kitten's development.





Adopting

How much do your Ragdoll kittens cost?


Pet quality ($1600 - $2500): 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 ($2500 - $4000): 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 ($350 - $1200): 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. We begin accepting deposits from adopters who join our Serious Interest List for a particular litter. By the time an adopter is invited to join our Serious Interest List, kittens in that litter will be approximately 8 weeks old, and ready to go to their new homes in about a month. The deposit is $500 and is nonrefundable.




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 2 hours 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. 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?


The first step is to join our waitlist and follow our social media pages to stay updated on our upcoming litters and kitten availability. When we are ready to begin filling our Serious Interest List for a litter of kittens (typically around 8 weeks old), we will send an email to everyone who joined our email waitlist with the announcement. Requests to join our Serious Interest List is on a first come, first serve basis so long as I can match you with a kitten in that litter. To read about the entire process, please review our "Adoption Process" page.




How do I know which kitten I will get?


After joining our Serious Interest List for a particular litter, you may let us know your preference of kittens in order. We will do our best to match you with the kitten you pick, but ultimately compatibility takes precendece and we will match you with the kitten we feel would be best for you and your family. If you reject the kitten, you may move your deposit to the next litter, but the same method of selection still applies.




How do I stay updated on my kitten?


We post all of our kitten updates (pictures and videos) on our social media pages. I recommend you follow our pages so that you can follow along their growth and development.




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, use a pet flight nanny, etc.) and keep us updates 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

How much do your Ragdoll kittens cost?


Pet quality ($1600 - $2500): 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 ($2500 - $4000): 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 ($350 - $1200): 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. We begin accepting deposits from adopters who join our Serious Interest List for a particular litter. By the time an adopter is invited to join our Serious Interest List, kittens in that litter will be approximately 8 weeks old, and ready to go to their new homes in about a month. The deposit is $500 and is nonrefundable.




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 2 hours 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. 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?


The first step is to join our waitlist and follow our social media pages to stay updated on our upcoming litters and kitten availability. When we are ready to begin filling our Serious Interest List for a litter of kittens (typically around 8 weeks old), we will send an email to everyone who joined our email waitlist with the announcement. Requests to join our Serious Interest List is on a first come, first serve basis so long as I can match you with a kitten in that litter. To read about the entire process, please review our "Adoption Process" page.




How do I know which kitten I will get?


After joining our Serious Interest List for a particular litter, you may let us know your preference of kittens in order. We will do our best to match you with the kitten you pick, but ultimately compatibility takes precendece and we will match you with the kitten we feel would be best for you and your family. If you reject the kitten, you may move your deposit to the next litter, but the same method of selection still applies.




How do I stay updated on my kitten?


We post all of our kitten updates (pictures and videos) on our social media pages. I recommend you follow our pages so that you can follow along their growth and development.




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, use a pet flight nanny, etc.) and keep us updates 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.





KIMURADOLLS RAGDOLLS

Hampton Roads, Virginia

(Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach)

20 minutes from Moyock, North Carolina

Phone / Text: 510.427.6650

Email: hello@kimuradolls.com

Note: You may see "Rustic Kittens Ragdolls" throughout our site and pictures. We are now Kimuradolls Ragdolls, formerly Rustic Kittens Ragdolls. We have changed our cattery name to avoid confusion out there with the three registered Ragdoll catteries that use "Rustic" in the various cattery names. We still own the "RusticKittens" name + cattery registration. Read more here.

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