I became infatuated with ragdolls when I stumbled across an ad. in the newspaper classifieds while staying with my grandparents one summer when I was 8 years old. I subsequently read everything I could about them in every cat book in the school library where my grandmama taught and knew that I would someday have one! Many years later, after and while attaining degrees in biology/zolology, pre-veterinary medicine, animal training and management, behavior modification, wildlife education, reproduction & endocrinology (masters) and animal behavior (masters), I established my breeding program for ragdolls in 2013.
My breeding cats are so much more than breeders, they are pets and family! My cats and kittens are raised freely in my home along with their European cream golden retriever pals! My breeders come from all over the world; I have sent my parents to carry kittens back from stellar show catteries in Italy, Greece, and Germany and have flown kittens in from New Zealand! The integration of international lines with those I have worked with from within the USA keeps genetic diversity high and that is known to improve offspring immune system function.
The solicitous dog-like personality of the breed is everything I had hoped for way back when I was 8! While ragdolls have an innate/genetic-basis for their relaxed, calm, and gentle nature, their rearing conditions absolutely play a significant role in shaping their personable loving behavior. Having the opportunity to experience all that living in a home brings early in life helps to create confidence and affiliative behavior which both set up your kitten to integrate into a new home environment and reduce stress in that and under any unique conditions which ultimately supports a healthy and strong immune system (because stress integrates with the immune system and can weaken it's ability to be responsive to minor pathogen exposure).
Our babies are adopted quickly, so reach out to reserve your furever friend or if you have any questions.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405, US