Purchasing a House of Steward Ragdoll Kitten

Prices


Our Ragdoll kitten pet price is $1350.00 which includes altering fee and vaccinations.  We require a $200.00, non-refundable, holding fee to reserve a kitten as a pet which is deducted from the total cost.  The remaining cost of the kitten, plus sales tax on total, will made at the time they are to be released to their new homes or is due 3 weeks before shipping.   We offer a $50 discount if you pick up your kitten.  Please contact us if interested in a show or breeder Ragdoll.  If you will require shipping for your kitten please see our Shipping Details.  Shipping costs are extra and will be added to your final payment. 

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Deposits for a Ragdoll Kitten

Our kittens are reserved quickly and we normally have a waiting list for future kittens. The choice of kitten is according to time holding fee was made; ie. first to place holding fee gets first choice of kitten. If we do not have a kitten of your liking you may transfer it to a kitten out of the next upcoming litter.

No kitten will be held without holding fee being received by House of Steward Ragdolls.  Holding fees are nonrefundable. In the event the Buyer changes their mind for any reason, and/or become unable to purchase the kitten or fails to pay remainder owed on pick up date, this fee is forfeited.  The only exception is if we feel the kitten is not healthy enough, death occurs to reserved kitten, or extreme circumstances surrounding the buyer.  No kitten will leave the cattery unless paid in full.



This kitten cost THAT much?????

Yes, Ragdolls are expensive to buy and they are increasing in price because of the rising veterinarian costs, and everything it takes to raise cats.  Contrary to popular opinion, reputable Pedigree Cat breeders are not in it for the money.  They do it because cats bring joy to them.   There are those who breed cats similar to breeding puppies in a puppy mill, they are in it for the money.  The cats are constantly kept in cages and many times are not given adequate health care and nurturing.  The cost may be less expensive but you may also receive an unhealthy kitten which has not been socialized.

Consider the cost of breeding cats.  Breeder cats will cost anywhere from approximately $1600 up to $5000 for one breeder cat.  If you are going to breed you need to either purchase 2 cats or pay for stud service.  After purchasing breeder cats you always run the risk of one dying, not being able to conceive, or losing kittens. 

Competent breeders do everything they can to ensure their cats are healthy.  This means regular veterinarian check ups, vaccinations, dental care, monthly de-wormers and flea control, and not just any cat food will do.  In order to keep cats healthy you also need lots of cat litter, scooped at least once a day, and keep surrounding areas clean so this means added cleaning supplies.  Add to this cat trees, toys, carriers, and other necessary items to keep your cats active and stress free as possible.  Other costs include yearly registrations with TICA, CFA, RFCI, RI, membership fees in clubs, internet fees for website, and a host of incidentals.    As expenses rise, so will the price of our Ragdolls.  It is the only way we can guarantee you will receive a healthy Ragdoll kitten.   So, yes, Ragdoll cats are expensive to buy.   Here are a few links which further explain why the price of buying Ragdoll cats can be expensive.

 http://rfwclub.org/fbargain.htm
http://www.mcbfa.org/breedcats.html
http://www.littleappleragdolls.com/library/kittenprice.php

Shipping

The new owner is responsible for all shipping costs. This includes Flight ticket, Health Certificate - $60.00, Insurance - $20, Airline approved carrier - $55.00, Transportation cost to and from airport - $50.00. The airline cost will vary depending upon the season of the flight. The cost for shipping is a higher in the summer because of special care of
the kittens which is needed because of extreme temperatures. The average cost of shipping: American Airlines (usually $400 but has temperature restrictions) or Delta (usually around $450 for regular and $480 for dash with no temperature restriction). Delta is a little more expensive, but needed in the summer months because of their summer pet program that keeps the kittens in air-conditioned areas throughout their trip and allows them to ship regardless of the temperature. However, not all airports are participants in Delta's summer program. If your chosen airport does not participate and your temperature is over 85 degrees or there is not an airport within driving distance that does then you will have to fly here to pick up your kitten. If this is necessary, we will take your kitten to the airport but all costs and flight arrangements are your responsibility. If the airlines increase the cost of flying your pet, you will be charged for the increase. We can ship two kittens in the same carrier. Cost of shipping is added to your final payment which needs to be received 3 weeks before flight. Our contract also needs to be signed and sent to us 3 weeks prior to flight. If you can drive to Clay Center, KS. to pick up your kitten/s we offer a $50.00 discount. This discount does not apply if the kitten has been reduced from the original pricing.

If shipping, your kitten will be shipped two weeks after spay/neuter. This will be on a Monday. Please make sure you have made appropriate arrangements to pick your kitten up on this date. The only exception to this date will be if we decide your kitten is not ready due to an infection or other emergency. If you wish to reserve a kitten please email steward.ragdolls@gmail.com or call 785-632-2712. We only take Paypal payments for deposits. For final payment we require cash, money order, or cashiers check if paying when picking up your kitten. You may send a personal check if received 3 weeks prior to shipping or pick up.  For more information, please see our shipping page.

Our Location


503 Clarke St., Clay Center, KS 67432
Phone:  786-632-2712

To Reserve a Ragdoll Kitten, please contact us.

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