Waiting for Kittens
When we have an available kitten or cat, or retired breeding cat, we will post that information on our website on the CURRENT LITTERS page (link above). There you will find information about availability.
We do not accept early deposits or early reservations. Our kittens and cats will only become available after they are ready. For kittens we will take deposits at approximately at 8 weeks and can go home after 12-14 weeks, after 3 vet visits, 2 vaccines, and the spay / neuter surgery. For cats and retired breeders, it will be after a veterinary exam, spay / neuter surgery, and update of their vaccinations (if applicable at the time of availability).
Once a kitten or cat is posted as available, the reservation process is relatively fast. As so we ask that you educate yourself as much as possible on kittens, particularly on Ragdolls. You'll find resources throughout our website and if you have any questions please contact us directly.
After reading the information on the kitten / cat posted on our Current Litters page, please fill out the adoption form on our website to help us get to know you better. Once the adoption application is received, we may follow-up with additional questions and can schedule a phone/FaceTime call to answer any questions you have. If we determine your home is a good fit, we will reach out to you to begin the adoption process. After that, we will draft the Adoption Agreement and email it to you for review and signature. If we do not receive a signed Agreement within 24 hours after sending it to you, we will move onto the next interested applicant.
A signed Adoption Agreement and nonrefundable $250 (pet quality), $450 (show quality) deposit is required to reserve the kitten or cat.
By the time you reserve your kitten or cat, they will be ready to come home to you within 4-6 weeks. Pick-up / delivery days must be scheduled and agreed to within 7 days of signing the Adoption Agreement. We realize it will take time to get their needed supplies and get everyone ready for the kitten or cat's arrival to their new home, but keep in mind that at the time the kitten is ready, they will need their third vaccine within 2 weeks, otherwise you risk having to restart their vaccine series all over again. It is mandatory that they stick to their vaccine schedule of receiving a booster FVRCP vaccine at 8 weeks, 11 weeks, and 14 weeks.
There are several ways to get your kitten home to you.
Option 1: You may pick-up your kitten from our home in Denver, Colorado.
Option 2: We can deliver your kitten to your home if you live no more than 35 miles away from zip code 80045 and maximum of 1 hour 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 3: You can fly to our nearest airport, Denver International Airport Denver, Colorado, and we can meet you at the airport with your kitten, and you can easily hop back on the plane back home. If you utilize this option, you may opt for a Veterinary Health Certificate which is a pre-flight exam to ensure the kitten is fit for traveling. This is an additional $80 charge and MUST be communicated to us early on to ensure we can get on my veterinarian's schedule.
Option 4: We can fly with your new kitten (IN CABIN) to your nearest airport and have you meet us at arrivals. We do not ship kittens by cargo. If you utilize this option, you may opt for a Veterinary Health Certificate which is a pre-flight exam to ensure the kitten is fit for traveling. This is an additional $80 charge and must be communicated to us early on to ensure we can get on my veterinarian's schedule.
Supplies. Start getting your kitten supplies together: toys, cat trees, etc. A list of our supplies can be found here --> Products/Supplies. There you can see individual supplies we use, you can also purchase a "New Kitten Kit" from us which has all the supplies you will need for your new furbaby. All our kittens come with a goodie bag, which has toys and treats.
Check with us on the kitten's food BEFORE you buy his / her food! They are not all fed the same thing. Also check with us on cat litter to find out what your kitten uses for litter. Not all of our cats use the same litter. Most use Dr. Elsey's Ultra Unscented, but sometimes I will use safer litters for kittens such as Pine Pellets, so it is IMPORTANT that you check with us before buying.
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 in order for any health guarantees to remain intact, NO EXCEPTIONS.
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 arrival of your new addition.
If you utilize Options 1 by picking up from our home, you may pay the balance before arrival or at the time of arrival. We prefer Cash as it is easier to verify its legitimacy. We do not accept personal checks, Western Union, or Money Gram.
If you utilize Option 2, 3, or 4 balances must be paid in full no later than 48 hours before scheduled travel / delivery. We realize the rise of online scams makes things especially nerve-racking for interested adopters. Do your research to make sure you are working with a real person. Request to speak with us on the phone, ask for a video having us state date / time with the kitten, look through our past social media posts, check our Facebook reviews, etc. Additionally, on the Adoption Agreement, will be my full legal name, address, phone number, and email.
Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Be sure to quarantine them 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 their 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 and thriving in their new homes.