At Hepper, we advocate for adopting before shopping, but we understand there are many reasons for seeking a breeder, so we encourage it to be done the right way. We’ve put the top-recommended breeders here for you to get in touch with and ask all the right questions. We have not personally investigated each breeder ourselves.
The Ragdoll is one of the most popular cat breeds in the United States. Not a surprise, given this cat’s sweet, gentle personality, soft, silky coat, and beautiful blue eyes.
Because the Ragdoll is so popular, you may see Ragdoll kittens offered for sale in online ads or retail pet stores. Be careful, because just like puppies, kittens can come from mill breeders too.
To make sure that your Ragdoll is as healthy and well-socialized as possible, always look for reputable Ragdoll breeders. We’ve found some of the best in Connecticut and the surrounding states in our list below.
8 Ragdoll Kitten Breeders in Connecticut
Here are several Ragdoll breeders in the Connecticut area to check out when you are searching for a responsibly bred Ragdoll kitten. Keep in mind that you may have to travel a bit and put your name on a waiting list to acquire a kitten from a quality small breeder.
1. NY Divine Dolls
- Nesconset, NY (Long Island)
A Ragdoll cattery that was founded in 2008. All cats are registered with TICA (The International Cat Association). NY Divine Dolls is a TICA Outstanding Cattery. The kittens are raised in a home with a family dog. Kittens are spayed/neutered before going to their new homes between 12 and 16 weeks of age.
2. Bella Palazzo Ragdoll Cats
- New Milford, CT
This is a home hobby cattery in western Connecticut that has been breeding Ragdolls since 1995. Kittens are altered before going to their new homes at between 13 and 16 weeks of age and must be picked up in person by their new owners.
3. Bayridgerags Ragdolls
- Warwick, RI
A small TICA-registered cattery in Rhode Island, near Connecticut. This breeder’s cats are descended from European pedigreed Ragdolls. Kittens are tested for genetic health conditions and come with a 2-year genetic health guarantee.
4. Piper Brook Ragdolls
- Newington, CT
A TICA and CFA (Cat Fanciers’ Association) registered cattery in central Connecticut. Piper Brook is a small hobby breeder specializing in traditional Ragdolls. Kittens come with a 1-year health guarantee and are spayed/neutered before going to their new homes.
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5. Buttercup Rags
- College Point, NY (Queens)
This Ragdoll breeder specializes in traditional blue-eyed, color-pointed Ragdolls. Kittens are raised in a house with children and other cats. Kittens are registered with TICA and come with a 3-year genetic health guarantee. They are also spayed/neutered before going to their new homes.
- Raynham, MA
A Ragdoll breeder in southeast Massachusetts. Kittens are raised underfoot in a family home with children and a dog. Breeding adults are tested for genetic health conditions and kittens come with a 1-year health guarantee.
7. Sunshine Ragdolls
- Westbury, NY (Long Island)
A TICA-registered Ragdoll breeder specializing in traditional Ragdolls: seal color point, blue color point/mitted, and bicolor. Kittens have a 3-year genetic health guarantee. They are raised and socialized in a cage-free home.
8. Regalia Dolls
- Millville, MA
A small hobby Ragdoll breeder in Massachusetts. The owner is a second-generation Ragdoll breeder. They offer door-to-door courier service to Connecticut and other nearby states if you can’t pick your kitten up. Kittens come with a 5-year hereditary health guarantee.
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