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.
Being in Maryland, you’re close to lots of great resources thanks to the proximity of Washington DC. This means that finding a Ragdoll kitten from a responsible breeder is easier than it is in many other states and locations. You have multiple great options for Ragdoll breeders within Maryland, so here are the top breeders in the area to help you find the perfect, healthy kitten for you.
5 Ragdoll Kittens Breeders in Maryland
1. AngelGirl Ragdolls
- Maryland/Washington DC
Angel Girl Ragdolls is a DC area Ragdoll breeder who has carefully chosen their breeding stock from champion bloodlines and even has multiple Ragdoll champions in their home. All breeding cats are tested for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and any new bloodlines brought into their program are tested for FIV, FeLV, PKD, blood type, and color. All kittens come with a health guarantee and for the health of the queens, this breeder retires all females after just a few litters at the age of 5 years.
2. Coastal Kitties Ragdolls
- Salisbury, Maryland
Coastal Kitties Ragdolls raises all kittens in their home with their other cats, dogs, and rabbits. All parents are tested for color and health testing includes HCM and PKD. Kittens are only adopted to homes with an agreement to not declaw them and to keep them as indoor cats for safety. They are a closed cattery so there is no risk of diseases being brought into the breeding program.
3. Dazzling Ragdolls
- Mount Airy, Maryland
Dazzling Ragdolls is located 30 minutes from Baltimore and can transport kittens to most locations. They breed cats from champion pedigrees from Canada, Russia, and Europe. All breeding cats are tested for HCM, PKD, FeLV, and FIV. Kittens are raised in the home and are well socialized before being sent into new homes.
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4. Kittens for a Cure
- Germantown, Maryland
Kittens for a Cure is unique in that they make a donation in the name of each kitten’s adopter to the Hydrocephalus Association in honor of the cattery owner’s daughter. All queens at the cattery are from champion Russian bloodlines. Kittens are ready to go to new homes around 12 weeks of age and are sold with a health guarantee.
5. Castletopdolls Ragdoll Cattery
- Conowingo, Maryland
Castletopdolls Ragdoll Cattery has been breeding Ragdolls since 2002. They breed to breed standard pointed coats and breed for the healthiest cats. They are located near Baltimore and sell kittens to people in multiple areas, but do not ship kittens. All kittens are sold with a health guarantee. This breeder keeps most of their retired breeders and all kittens are raised in the home. Kittens come with a health guarantee, including a 2-year guarantee against HCM and PKD.
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