Pricing, Deposits, Scheduling Interviews, etc.
Please feel free to compare our prices to any other
responsible breeder. Always do your homework when
interviewing a potential breeder.
Please note: If you plan on contacting us by phone, please do so
AFTER 2:00pm. We are simply too busy with kittens in the morning
to answer the phone. Thanks.
Do you require a down payment?
Most breeders will require some form of a down payment. WilletteRagdol requires a $300* non-refundable deposit per pet kitten and a $500 non-refundable deposit per breeder kitten. This deposit will be deducted from the original balance. Please note that the deposit for kittens in non-refundable. If you change your mind and decide against a kitten, after submitting your deposit, your deposit will not be returned to you.
Once I send in my down payment, how long is my rate locked in?
Once we receive your down payment, the price of your kitten is locked in for one year. If you decide to "pass" and wait for another kitten, and a year passes, you will be charged the current price.
How much do you charge for your kittens?
Currently, we charge $1800 for our pet kittens and $2000 for show quality pet kittens (kittens that have the same markings on the both the left and right.)* We charge $1800 for every pet kitten. This includes all necessary shots, spay/neuter, health certificate, an "Auntie Kim's Cat Beds" kitten size bed, TICA registration & weekly photos and monthly letters home from the viewpoint of your new kitten. (Your kitten will let you know when they get a shot, learn to use the litter box, etc.) We try to keep our parents 100% in the loop. This all helps with the bonding process between you and your new kitten. Our kittens are healthy, happy, well-socialized, and free of parasites. We also test all of our kitty parents to guarantee that our babies will not be subject to genetic diseases. We will also microchip upon request at the cost of the procedure.
* Pet quality kittens: $1800 (Seals, Blues, and Red Points).
All show quality kittens, including all Lynx and Bi-colors: $2000.
All parents will be informed when it comes time to choose their kitten as to whether the kitten qualifies as pet or show quality.
Please note that the deposit for kittens in non-refundable. If you change your mind and decide against a kitten after submitting your deposit, your deposit will not be returned to you, but it transferable to another kitten.
What should I bring with me when I pick up my kitten?
When picking up your new kitten, please bring a suitable carrier for the kitten to travel in safely, along with a soft towel or blanket inside. Also, we request that you bring any balance due (cash only for payment of final balance, please. We no longer accept checks of any kind for final balance payments.) We apologize, for the inconvenience, but we have been burned once or twice, so checks are now only accepted for initial deposits. Your final balance due on kitten pick up day must be cash. Your kitten will be washed, nails clipped, and smelling wonderful when you pick him/her up. All of our kittens are given a "kitty spa day" (bubble bath, nail trim and ears cleaned) before they leave us for their forever home. We spend hundreds of hours on every litter to make the kitten of a lifetime for each of our parents. We socialize a ton. We even sleep with our babies! We really do aim for perfection. There's one more thing you need to bring....a hug! We hug every parent. (You could say we have a hug collection. LOL!)
What constitutes a show quality pet kitten?
Kittens that are show quality are the exact same temperament and premium quality as our non-show quality kittens. The difference between a show quality kitten and a non-show quality kitten is that a show quality kitten meets and/or exceeds Ragdoll breed standards (markings, fur quality, etc.).
Why should I buy a Willetteragdol kitten? Is there anything included with the price of my kitten?
At Willetteragdol, we do not cut corners when it comes to our kittens. Our kittens and cats come first, plain and simple. Included in the cost of your kitten, you will not only receive a healthy, well-socialized, beautiful kitten, you will also receive the following:
• First two shots, administered by a licensed veterinarian who comes directly to our home. Many breeders will perform their own shots for their kittens.
We think it is safer to have a trained professional administer their shots.
• De-worming performed three times, at an age deemed appropriate by our vet.
• A show-quality bath and nail trim before you pick them up
• Microchipping (optional)
• A TICA registration. A three-generation laminated pedigree is also offered for an additional charge of $50 (optional)
• We fecal test every litter and will provide proof that your kitten is free of parasites.
• Once you have chosen your kitten, you will receive weekly photos and updates so you can follow along with your new baby's progress and growth.
• Weekly photos. An updated letter (email) will be sent home to every family just before your baby goes home.
• Our awesome Kitten Take-Home Gift!!! Each kitten receives a made-to-order, handmade, crocheted kitten bed made in your choice of color, courtesy of Auntie Kim's Cat Beds (auntiekimscatbeds.com). Auntie Kim also allows parents of Willetteragol kittens to upgrade the size of their kitten bed at a huge discount, as long as parents contact her before they pick up their kitten.
• Most importantly, we socialize our kittens. We believe in giving you not just a pet,
we want to give you a new member of the family.
When/how can I schedule my interview?
After a phone interview, if we feel that you would be a suitable parent-to-be for one of our kittens, we will schedule your interview with you. All interviews are conducted after 2:00pm. We never conduct interviews prior to 2:00pm as our mornings are spent cleaning and caring for our kitties. We apologize if this is inconvenient, but we simply do not have time in the mornings to conduct interviews.
What kind of guarantee do you offer with your kittens?
WilletteRagdol guarantees the health of our kittens for the first full year of it's life.
All of our cat parents are guaranteed to be free of hereditary defects. We guarantee healthy, happy well-adjusted purring machines!
I put down a deposit and am on the waiting list. If I pass on a kitten or two, and the price increases in the interim, do I still get my kitten for the original, lower price?
No. Please see our "Willetteragdol Deposit Agreement". The price of your kitten is the price that is in effect on the day you pick it up. We do not raise our prices often, and only when necessary to keep up with rising vet costs, etc. If you are put on our wait list and pass on an available kitten or two, that is your choice. However, we cannot guarantee pricing over 6 months.
Do you sell Breeder kittens?
Yes. We sell kittens to be used as breeders to approved family breeders who share our values. All of our breeder kittens will be sired by our very own Maurice. Any breeder who wishes to receive a Willetteragdol kitten must be interviewed thoroughly and be approved by Willetteragdol.
Do you give discounts?
No. We do not give discounts. We work very hard to ensure that our kittens are raised in an environment that is clean and conducive to raising healthy, happy, and well-adjusted babies. This takes more time, energy and money than you could ever imagine. Add in to that the cost for vet visits, proper nutritious food and shots, and you'd be shocked to find out how much money we, as breeders, do NOT make.