ADOPTIONPROCESS

  • do not take early deposits before kittens are born or when they are newborns.

  • do not do pick lists by deposits received.

  • do not do pick lists by order of joining the waitlist.

  • do not negotiate pricing for the highest bidder on kittens.

  • I do not send out individual videos & photos to every person asking for "more pics and videos." I do not have time to respond to every request for more videos & photos due to the high volume of emails and messages I receive. All updated pictures and videos are posted in one place for all to see which you may view by visiting our Instagram or Facebook page
     

So how do I reserve a kitten from you then?

STEPONE

Follow Us On Social Media

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Photos and videos of our current kittens are posted to our Facebook and Instagram weekly so that everyone can track their progress and development. You can follow a particular kitten by remembering that kitten's name and litter name, and keeping an eye out for photos and videos identifying that kitten.

STEPTWO

Join the Waitlist

Join the Email Waitlist here. Anyone interested in adopting one of our kittens can join our Email Waitlist for updates on kitten availability. Once a kitten litter reaches the age of approximately 8 weeks old, we will send a litter update email to our Email Waitlist subscribers inviting interested prospective adopters to submit an application to join that litter's Serious Interest List. 

STEPTHREE

Join the Serious Interest List, Submit An Adoption Application & Pay Deposit

When our Serious Interest List opens up for a litter, we will ask that you respond to the email with a short introduction of yourself / household and what you are looking for in your journey to bring home a new forever kitten. We will only invite a limited amount of interested adopters to fill out an adoption application for that litter. That amount is determined by how many kittens will be available as pets + one back-up application in case someone changes their mind about adopting. For example, if I have a litter of 5 kittens, and I know all 5 will be available as pets, I will invite a maximum of 6 interested adopters to submit an adoption application; 5 applications + 1 back-up application.

 

Invitation to a litter's Serious Interest List is on a first come, first serve basis, so long as I am able to match you with a kitten in that litter. You may express your priority list of the kittens in the litter, however I will match you with the right kitten.

After you submit the adoption application, I will run a public records background search to check for any animal welfare violations. Once you pass that, I will send you a Deposit Agreement to review and sign. You will have 24 hours to return the signed Deposit Agreement. A $500 nonrefundable deposit is required to be on a litter's Serious Interest List. The back-up applicant will not be required to submit a deposit or sign a Deposit Agreement.

In summary, in order to join a litter's Serious Interest List:

  • receive an invitation to submit an application for a litter's Serious Interest List;

  • submit an adoption application;

  • pass public records background check;

  • sign the Deposit Agreement; and

  • pay a nonrefundable $500 deposit.

STEPFOUR

Sign the Adoption Agreement

When a litter reaches the age of approximately 10-11 weeks old, we will begin making offers and matching kittens to those on our Serious Interest List with kittens in that litter. We will do our best to match you with a kitten of your choosing, but compatibility takes precedence.

Once a kitten is accepted, we will send the Adoption Agreement for review and signing. After the Adoption Agreement is sent to you, you have 72 hours to review it and return a signed copy (via e-mail) to officially *reserve* the kitten.

If you reject the kitten that is offered to you, you may transfer your deposit to the next litter. The deposit is transferrable ONE time only. 

By adopting one of our kittens, you are agreeing to our policies set forth here: Adoption Policies. PLEASE READ THE ADOPTION AGREEMENT. Adopting one of our kittens means that you are promising to provide a forever home, that you will not re-home this kitten to a pet broker, kitten mill, laboratory, shelter, rescue, etc., that this kitten will be an indoor-only cat, that you will provide for the necessary care and maintenance of this kitten for his or her life, and practice responsible pet ownership, that you will quarantine the kitten immediately, take the kitten in for an exam, that you will not declaw this kitten / cat or subject him or her to unnecessary medical procedures, etc. All of our contract provisions are there to provide maximum protection for our cats in ensuring that they go to responsible and loving homes. Additionally, the contract sets forth the shipping terms, payment terms, etc.

STEPFIVE

Prepare for the Kitten's Arrival

  • By the time you join the Serious Interest List, your kitten will be ready to come home to you in about 4-5 weeks (at a minimum of 12 weeks of age). This gives you approximately 4-5 weeks to get ready for the arrival of your new family member. However, you will not know which kitten will be coming home with you until they are about 10-11 weeks old, so you may end up opting to wait until you know which gender kitten you will be receiving before shopping for kitten supplies.
     

  • Shipping / Delivery. Start thinking about how you want the kitten to arrive to you. 

    • Option 1: You may pick-up the kitten from our home in Chesapeake, Virginia.​
       

    • Option 2: We can deliver the kitten to your home if you live no more than 30 miles away from zip code 23322.
       

    • Option 3: We can drive a maximum of 2 hours to meet you and deliver the kitten to you. The delivery fee under this option is $30.00/hour assessed on a round trip basis (e.g., 1 hour there to meet you is $30 and 1 hour back is an additional $30).
       

    • Option 4: Utilize a pet courier delivery service. I have used pet couriers frequently when delivering or importing cats from all over the world. The couriers I will work with will fly with the kittens in-cabin with them. I do not ship kittens by cargo. There are many couriers out there that may be able to deliver to your nearest airport, subject to their availability. Their fee is typically around $550 +/- for domestic deliveries. If you are utilizing this option, you will need to choose your own pet courier. I can assist by providing a list of pet flight nannies I have worked with in the past. Many pet flight nannies can be found on Facebook searching for "pet flight nanny." It is preferable to use one that is USDA licensed, or someone who has good references/reviews.
       

  • Supplies. Start getting your kitten supplies together: toys, cat trees, etc. A list of our supplies can be found --> HERE.

  • Find a Veterinarian. Veterinarians tend to book up weeks in advance. Start looking for the veterinary that you want your kitten to be seen at. Our contract requires that the kitten be seen by a vet within 72 hours of you taking possession of the kitten. Anticipate a delivery date at 12 weeks of age, and make your appointment around then.
     

  • Prepare the Quarantine Area. The contract requires that the kitten be quarantined for no less than 72 hours after you take possession of the kitten. The quarantine area may be a place such as a bathroom and should be a well ventilated area. It should be big enough that the kitten has a litterbox, food and water bowls, bed, and some toys in the area, but small enough that the kitten can't run all over the place and 'get lost' trying to find their new litterbox. 
     

  • Research Local and State Rules. Different states and localities have different rules on vaccination requirements and whether or not a cat must be registered aka "licensed" in that jurisdiction.
     

  • Final considerations. Think about what you want to name your kitten. Once you register your kitten, you cannot change the name with the registry. Also, be sure to prepare all household members on the incoming of your new addition. 

STEPSIX

Pay the Balance

  • Pay balance

    • If you utilize Options 1-3, you may pay the balance before arrival or at the time of arrival. We accept PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, Cashier's Check or Cash. We do not accept personal checks, Western Union, or Money Gram.
       

    • If you utilize Option 4 (pet courier), balances must be paid in full no later then 48 hours prior to flying. We do not enter into agreements with pet couriers. We may assist you in getting quotes from pet couriers, but the final decision is up to you to contact the pet courier, pay their deposit and sign their agreement, and notify us of the date and time that you and the pet courier have agreed to, to have the kitten transported. 
       

  • Arrange delivery day

    • Coordinate with your family members, jobs, etc. It is best to be able to be at home all day the day the kitten arrives.

STEPSEVEN

Bring Your New Kitten Home

Congratulations on the new addition to your family!​ Be sure to quarantine him or her right away. The calm environment will help ease some of the stress your new kitten is under due to travel and the transition to a new home.

Bring your kitten in to his / her first exam.

Register your kitten with TICA or CFA using the registration form in the kitten's folder.

Send us an update on how he / she is doing! We love hearing from our adopters and seeing pictures of how our kittens are doing!

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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