Adoption Information

Learn more about how to adopt your own loving Ragdoll

Adoption Process

STEP ONE:

Find the Right Kitten for You

At Pearl’s Ragdolls, I separate my kittens into three categories based on the quality of the kitten. When looking for a new kitten, you must first decide if you are looking for a pet, show, or breeder quality kitten. I have my pricing based on kitten quality listed below with what’s included.

First check my Available Kittens page to see if I have the type of kitten you are looking for already available on my website. This page is always up to date. If you do not see the kitten you are looking for, please fill out my waitlist form below. You can also your spot for a kitten from my upcoming litters by paying an early deposit. Please contact me at pearl@pearlsragdolls.com for more information.

I create my waitlist based on the order of when you join except for breeders. Breeders looking for a breeding cat will go to the top of the list. As soon as I have a new litter born, I will contact you with a few questions regarding whether or not you are still interested in adopting a kitten at that time. I will ask if you wish to remain on the waitlist for future litters. A response is required to be considered for adoption or to remain on the waitlist.

 

STEP TWO:

Reserve Your Perfect Kitten

If you find the right kitten for you on my Available Kittens page, please contact me with the details of the kitten you are interested in. In order to reserve a kitten, a $500 deposit is required. This deposit will be deducted from the final kitten cost. Deposits are non-refundable, but they can be transferred to future litters. All money towards the kitten cost must be paid at least 10 days prior to the kitten’s go home date. Acceptable forms of payment are PayPal or Venmo.

Note: I am required by the State of Texas law to collect sales tax on all kittens sold to Texas residents only.

 

STEP THREE:

Sign the Adoption Agreement

After you reserve and select your kitten, I will send an adoption contract to be electronically signed by myself and the kitten purchaser. This contract must be signed at least 10 days prior to the kitten’s go home date. This contract includes my 2 year health guarantee against genetic diseases as well as other conditions of sale. Please read our conditions of sale before you purchase a kitten.

 

STEP FOUR:

Prepare for Your New Kitten’s Arrival

By the time you select your kitten, he or she will be ready to come home to you in about 7-8 weeks (at a minimum of 14 weeks of age). This gives you approximately two months to get ready for the arrival of your new kitten.

Make sure you are ready for the pick-up or delivery of your kitten. I have three pick-up/delivery options.

  • Option 1: You may pick-up the kitten from my home in Fort Worth, Texas.​ Please bring a pet carrier to transport the kitten safely back to your home.
  • Option 2: I can meet you at an agreed upon location with the kitten within 35 miles from zip code 76116. Please bring a pet carrier to transport the kitten safely back to your home.
  • Option 3: Kitten will be shipped to your nearest airport via United PetSafe. Available to anyone within the continental United States at a $300 cost which includes the pre-flight vet check required by the airline. Kittens that are shipped will arrive in a new carrier with a cat bed that is yours to keep. Please select “Add Shipping” at checkout if you would like to choose this option.
    • COVID update: Due to covid, United has suspended their PetSafe service. If you would like to have a kitten transported from DFW to your nearest airport, you will need to hire a pet flight nanny. A company I have used before is PetJetPals on Facebook.

Start getting all your kitten supplies ready for when your kitten comes home. Please check out my Ragdoll Cat Breed page for information about caring for your kitten and check out my Products We Love page for what supplies you will need: toys, cat tree, food, litter box, etc.

Book an appointment with a veterinarian. Start looking for a veterinary to take your new kitten to for a health exam. Many veterinarians have busy schedules, so I suggest booking an appointment at least 10 days before your kitten’s go home date which is at 14 weeks of age. Your kitten must be seen by a veterinarian within 72 hours of you taking possession of the kitten. 

I recommend also setting up an appoint with your veterinarian to give your kitten the Rabies vaccine and 3rd FVRCP. Your kitten will not receive these vaccines before they go to their new home, because your kitten will be to young to be given this vaccine.

Lastly, think about what name you want to give your kitten. Once you register your kitten with TICA, you will not be able to change the name within the registry.

 

STEP FIVE:

Add Your New Ragdoll to the Family

Congratulations on adding a new kitten to your family!​ Get ready for a playful little fluff ball that will bring you endless joy and love! Be sure to place your kitten in a bathroom or small area with its food, water, and litter box ready when they first arrive. A calm environment will help ease the kitten’s stress from traveling.

 

Pricing

Pricing of each kitten is determined by the quality of the kitten’s color and pattern in accordance with the standard set by TICA. Pricing is not dependent on a kitten’s gender or personality.

Pet Quality Kitten $1500 - $1750

What’s included with your kitten:

  • A 2 year health guarantee in the form of a contract to be signed by both myself and kitten purchaser.
  • Kitten will be neutered or spayed before go home date.
  • Kitten will receive its first and second FVRCP vaccines.
  • Kitten will be dewormed.
  • Kitten will be microchipped. Microchip must be updated with your name which costs $19.
  • A welcome bag from Pearl’s Ragdolls that includes food samples, toys, and kitten information.
  • TICA registration form will be provided.
  • If requested, CFA registration form will be provided.

Show Quality Kitten $1750 - $2000

What’s included with your kitten:

  • Show rights will be included.
  • A 2 year health guarantee in the form of a contract to be signed by both myself and kitten purchaser.
  • Kitten will be neutered or spayed before go home date.
  • Kitten will receive its first and second FVRCP vaccines.
  • Kitten will be dewormed.
  • Kitten will be microchipped. Microchip must be updated with your name which costs $19.
  • A welcome bag from Pearl’s Ragdolls that includes food samples, toys, and kitten information.
  • TICA registration form will be provided.
  • If requested, CFA registration form will be provided.

Breeder Quality Kitten $2750 - $3000

What’s included with your kitten:

  • Show and breeding rights will be included.
  • A 2 year health guarantee in the form of a contract to be signed by both myself and kitten purchaser.
  • Kitten will receive its first and second FVRCP vaccines.
  • Kitten will be dewormed.
  • Kitten will be microchipped. Microchip must be updated with your name which costs $19.
  • A welcome bag from Pearl’s Ragdolls that includes food samples, toys, and kitten information.
  • TICA registration form will be provided.
  • If requested, CFA registration form will be provided.

Waitlist

October 2020 Update: All kittens have been reserved for Pearl’s fall 2020 litters. Signup below if you are interested in adopting a kitten from Pearl’s summer 2021 litters. Pearl also accepts early deposits if you would like to secure your spot for a kitten from Pearl’s summer 2021 litters. Please email pearl@pearlsragdolls.com for more information.

STRIVING TO MAINTAIN THE RAGDOLL STANDARD

Check out Pearl’s previously adopted kittens

Conditions of Sale

Refund Policy

“All monies paid are non-refundable including shipping fees and any money paid beyond the deposit amount toward kitten purchase price or for other related services or supplies. All money paid toward a non-delivered kitten can be applied to another kitten at any time now or in the future up to 5 business days prior to scheduled shipping date. If client cancels kitten purchase within 5 days of the scheduled shipping date a $50.00 fee to cover the veterinarian health exam and health certificate will be deducted from this credit toward another kitten. If a kitten is returned for any reason, all money paid for deposit and toward the purchase price of the kitten can be applied toward another kitten now or in the future. On returned kittens, all shipping fees, medical costs and service costs (including but not limited to additional delivery fees) are the responsibility of the Purchaser and will not be credited toward the new kitten selected. Notification of intention to return the kitten must be received in writing within 72 hours of receipt and kitten must be returned to Seller within ten (10) calendar days or receipt or no credit toward replacement kitten will be given and Purchaser waives Seller of all responsibility to replace kitten unless a genetic issue is identified by Purchaser’s veterinarian within 2 years (730 days) of the date of this contract.”

At this time, I do not offer any sort of refunds. Please read this policy carefully before paying a deposit.

Health Guarantee

“If this kitten dies within 2 years of date of sale/delivery due to an inherited genetic disease, Purchaser must inform Seller in writing and provide a necropsy report from a licensed veterinarian. Seller will replace said kitten with another kitten of equal or lesser value selected by the Purchaser. No price difference(s) will be refunded or applied to kitten shipping or toward another kitten. All shipping costs and medical costs are the responsibility of the Purchaser. No refunds, discounts or credits will be given.

Seller guarantees that this cat/kitten is healthy to the best of her knowledge. This cat/kitten is guaranteed for 72 hours against but not limited to the following ailments: upper respiratory infection, internal and external parasites, and against FELV / FiV.

Purchaser has 72 hours to take the kitten to the veterinarian for a health exam. If any health concerns are found, the veterinarian’s documentation must be provided, and the Purchaser can return the kitten to the Seller within seven (7) calendar days of the examination of the kitten. No medical or travel expenses will be refunded or credited on returned kittens and replacement kitten shipping is the responsibility of the Purchaser.

This outlines my 2 year health guarantee against inherited genetic diseases. This also details my 72 hour health guarantee against other ailments. Make sure to take your cat/kitten to the vet within the 72 hour period.

My goal is continually produce healthy kittens. Please inform me if your cat/kitten develops any health issues. I will try to be as helpful and accommodating as possible.   

Other Pets Policy

“The seller is not responsible for any injury or illness to other pets caused by exposure to it.”

If you have other pets, I suggest slowly introducing your new kitten to them. Keep a watchful eye to make sure they don’t harm each other.

Re-homing Policy

“Under no circumstances will this cat/kitten be sold, leased, or given away to any pet store, animal shelter, research laboratory, breeding mill, or similar facility.”

This policy is very important. DO NOT resell or give away your Ragdoll to any of these facilities. When you adopt a Ragdoll, you are adopting a forever friend. I do understand sometimes circumstances change and people must re-home their Ragdoll. Please contact me if you cannot find a good home. I will gladly help you find them a good home or take them myself.

Indoor Only Requirement

“This cat/kitten will be kept indoors and will not be allowed to roam freely outdoors.”

Ragdolls are typically not fighters. They should not be allowed outside unless supervised.

Pet vs. Breeder Cat Policy

“If this cat/kitten is purchased as a pet, it is agreed that the seller will have the kitten altered before the take home date.

If this cat/kitten is sold with the understanding that it will be used breeding purposes. Seller guarantees that said animal is fertile and will produce at least 2 viable kittens before the age of three years. If after 3 breeding attempts with at least two different proven breeder cats, no pregnancy occurs, then said animal will be replaced by the seller.”

All kittens will be neutered/spayed before leaving my home unless they are bought for breeding purposes.

Declaw Policy

“The Purchaser agrees this kitten is not to be declawed or all health guarantees are voided. This cattery feels this surgery is very inhumane and does not agree with this practice.”

DO NOT declaw you cat/kitten. If you do, all health guarantees outlined above will be voided.

Concerns/Complaints Policy

“Purchaser understands that if there are any issues with this kitten, the Seller should be immediately notified in writing by email. Purchaser should make every effort to keep Seller informed of issues and work with the Seller to resolve any issue. Purchaser agrees to abide by this contract and not post negative comments in any public forum and/or file credit-card charge-backs or PayPal disputes so long as the Seller stands behind and honors Seller’s obligations under the terms of this contract.”

If you ever have any concerns or complaints, please reach out to me via email. I truly want to help resolve any issues you may have.