Looking for a list of Ragdoll cat breeders in Iowa, or perhaps a fully grown Ragdoll or one in need of adopting?
I spent a lot of time (so you didn’t have to) putting together a list of breeders that were selling Ragdolls in the state of Iowa below.
I have also added some additional resources for online communities and shelters, just in case you don’t find an available litter or want to get deeper into the Ragdoll community.
Good luck, I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun choosing and bringing home a new addition to your home!
Ragdoll Cat Breeders in Iowa | Kittens & Cats for Sale
|Lil Darling Ragdolls||Greene County, Iowa||NA||https://darlingragdolls.weebly.com/|
|Celestrail Cats||Southeast Iowa||NA||http://www.celestrailcats.com/|
|Flower Baby Ragdolls||Iowa||NA||https://flowerbabyragdolls.com/|
|Rustic Ragdolls||Jefferson, Iowa||515-370-0971||https://rusticragdolls.com/|
|Ragdalore Ragdoll Cattery||Spencer, IA 51301||712-240-6565||https://www.ragdalore.com/|
|Brier Rose Ragdolls||Burlington, Iowa||319-572-1000||http://www.brieroserags.com/|
|Macushla Ragdolls||Waterloo, Iowa 50701||NA||https://macushlaragdolls.com/|
Lil Darling Ragdolls
Address – Greene County, Iowa
Phone – NA
Website – https://darlingragdolls.weebly.com/
Address – Southeast Iowa
Phone – NA
Website – http://www.celestrailcats.com/
Flower Baby Ragdolls
Address – Iowa
Phone – NA
Website – https://www.flowerbabyragdolls.com/
Address – Jefferson, Iowa
Phone – 515-370-0971
Website – https://rusticragdolls.com/
Ragdalore Ragdoll Cattery
Address – Spencer, IA 51301
Phone – 712-240-6565
Website – https://www.ragdalore.com/
Brier Rose Ragdolls
Address – Burlington, Iowa
Phone – 319-572-1000
Website – http://www.brieroserags.com/
Address – Waterloo, Iowa 50701
Phone – NA
Website – https://macushlaragdolls.com/
TICA and CFA Certifications
When looking for reassurance that a breeder or cattery is operating ethically and following the correct breeding protocols, there are a couple of certifications to look out for.
The International Cat Association – a club for all who have an interest in cats and their well-being. Not only does TICA sponsor educational opportunities, but it also offers registry services for purebred cats.
It’s one of the largest and most respected cat registries in the world because it’s open to everyone. All you need is an interest in domestic felines and a willingness to abide by TICA’s Code of Ethics.
The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) – an international organization of judges, cat show exhibitors, and enthusiasts devoted to the natural beauty and healthy breeding of pedigreed cats.
The CFA was founded in 1907 by Mrs. H.J. Willard and a small group of friends who wished to promote “the scientific breeding of pure-bred cats” according to the Standard Of Excellence (SOE) set forth by good breeders for many decades before them.
How Much Do Ragdoll Cats Cost?
It’s always difficult to give a rough estimation of how much you can expect to pay for a Ragdoll as the price can vary so much.
There are a number of factors that contribute to the cost, such as location, color, pedigree, breeder costs, etc.
That said, I’ve looked at the pricing for several breeders, and here is the best estimate I can give you:
|Type of Ragdoll||Approximate Price|
I thought I’d share some additional resources that I think will come in handy for some new or prospective Ragdoll parents:
AdoptaPet.com – AdoptaPet is an online resource that helps connect you with hundreds, maybe even thousands of rescues, shelters, and other places where there are cats in need of homes.
I’m not going to put any pressure on, but there is something rewarding about taking in an adult cat in need of a home.
Ragdolls on Reddit – There is a huge community (25k+ at the time of publishing) over on Reddit.
It’s a good place to make some friends, share cute pictures, and ask any specific questions you have.
Are Ragdoll Cats High Maintenance?
The main concern I hear about Ragdolls is that they’re high maintenance. The good news is that this really isn’t the case.
They do require regular brushing, typically 2-3 times a week. This will help prevent their fur matting and tangling and keep on top of shedding.
If you brush them from an early age – as I’m sure you will – brushing your Ragdoll is something they’ll enjoy, and something that will help you bond with them.
They also have a docile and easygoing nature, fit in well with other pets and kids. They do love to play, but that’s never a chore.
If you’re buying from a breeder, they’ll probably ask you about other pets and kids in your home. They’ll then explain how to best help them settle in.
Do Ragdolls Make Good Pets?
Ragdolls are excellent pets. I’m not biased, honest, and obviously, they are not perfectly suited to everyone.
If you’re after a large, cuddly, docile, cat, however – then Ragdolls might just be the perfect cat for you.
They are affectionate to people, and typically get on well with other animals so they fit into most households.
Despite being quite large, they are better off indoors than outdoors. They’re not the most active and agile of cats, and they don’t chase prey like some other breeds.
They do need a loving owner that’s going to give them plenty of attention. This is totally understandable and something we all sign up for as cat owners, right?
So, what are you waiting for? You should have been convinced by now, if you were not already, that a Ragdoll would make a perfect addition to your household.
Ragdoll Breeders Across the U.S.
If you didn’t find available Ragdolls that met your requirements from the breeders listed above, click any of the states below to see Ragdoll breeders in that state:
Image credits – Header Photo by Leonsa, Ragdoll photo by Kanashi on Unsplash