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About Us

Location/Flying

Reserving a Kitten

Visits

Going Home

Prices & Terms

Recommendations

Contact Us

 

Kittens lovingly raised & socialized underfoot in our home

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ABOUT KEEPURRS

 

We are a small in home cattery dedicated to raising ragdoll kittens underfoot.  Kittens are loved and adored from the time they are born until the time that they go home at approximately 12 weeks of age.  My children play a very important role in socializing our kittens.  We breed firstly for health and then strive for the "sweet softer" look, docile affectionate temperaments, large size and deep blue eye color.  Our main objective is to provide healthy babies with "purrsonality" to forever pet homes with families that will love and cherish them all their lives.  All our kittens come from Supreme Grand Champion lines.
 

To be a responsible breeder, I feel it is very important that every kitten is early altered before leaving for pet homes.  There is never an exception to this rule.  Also our cats are all negative for the HCM DNA Ragdoll gene.  Dedication and donations from the cat fancy made it possible for our breed to be researched and a gene identified.  I am proud to announce, that we do NOT work with positives and all our cats and kittens are negative for this gene.  We also test for FELV (Feline Leukemia) & FIV (Feline Aids) and all kitties in our home are negative.  The well being of our cats and kittens is very important, therefore, we are a closed cattery and do not provide stud service or have visits when we have expectant moms or young unvaccinated kittens.

 

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LOCATION

 

We are located 10 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio just over the border into Northern Kentucky. We are in the Tri-state area (Kentucky / Ohio / Indiana). We do fly breeder quality kittens via Delta Pet First or US Airways from Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) on non-stop flights when weather permits.  Shipping and related expenses (carrier, health certificate) are additional. See Price & Terms for more info on shipping. (Retired adults, pet and show alter kittens must be picked up in person if other arrangements have not been made.)

 

 

City

Driving Time
Cincinnati, OH 10 Minutes
Dayton, OH 1 Hour
Columbus, OH 1 Hour / 45 Minutes
Louisville, KY 90 Minutes
Indianapolis, IN 2 Hours
Toledo, OH 3 1/2 Hours
Fort Wayne, IN 3 1/2 Hours
Charleston, WV 3 Hours / 45 Minutes
Knoxville, TN 3 Hours / 45 Minutes
Nashville, TN 4 Hours
Detroit, MI 4 1/2 Hours

 

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KITTEN RESERVATION

Please tell us about yourself, your family and your current pets.  It's important for us to know that our babies will be going to loving homes.  Also please let us know if you have a color, pattern and gender preference or have questions to make that decision.

 

We are a small cattery with only a small number of litters per year and so most of our kittens are reserved before they are even born sight unseen. To reserve next available pet quality kitten we require a $200 non-refundable deposit. Deposits are only transferable to our next litter for up to one year as long as you have not chosen a kitten. How our deposit list works is that we first notify those that have sent deposits as soon as we have available kittens. After the assessment period (up to 10 weeks), we offer first to those waiting for show/breeders, second to those waiting for show alters and third to those waiting for pet quality. Kittens will be priced accordingly. We go by the postmark date on the envelope to determine who will have next pick. Deposits are credited towards the balance when full payment is received.

 

~ Also read Price & Terms below ~

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VISITS

 

All visits are by appointment and only after your kitten has had his/her first set of vaccinations.  Sorry to say that we are not able to open our doors for everyone that would like to see and hold a ragdoll. Although I am sure this would be much appreciated, however, if this were the case, then there would be little time left for my two legged family.

 

**Upon request, an update with pictures on your kitten will be sent via email. Or you can view your kitten on the Nursery page.**

 

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GO HOME DAY

 

Kittens leave us at approximately 12 weeks of age.  The time they leave usually always depends on how they are recovering after alter surgery.  Since altering is done prior to kittens leaving, it may affect the time for a visit and the time they go home.  Girls take a little longer to recover than the boys. 

 

In most cases when prior arrangements have not been made, kittens need to be picked up within the week that they are ready. We will hold kittens for up to one week.  Scheduled pickup is usually made on the weekend, but we are flexible whenever possible.  We can and have met families within one hour from our home at no additional cost.  But please keep in mind if gas prices go up in the $4 a gallon range again, there may be a small fee.  Just ask as we would like to make the transition for the family and the kitten as simple as possible.

 

If you have vacation plans, please be sure to time it when the kitten has been home for at least a month if at all possible.  It's better to bring the kitten home when you can devote time to him or her to get them accustomed to their new environment before long trips. Otherwise waiting for another litter is highly advisable when the timing is more suitable.

 

Lastly, please don't forget to bring a carrier and the balance in cash only. We do not accept any other form of payment on day of pickup.  If you would rather pay via check or money order, payment must be received by the time your kitten is 9 weeks old.

 

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PRICE & TERMS

 

Included in price for Pet/Show:

Written contract w/one year genetic guarantee

Altering before leaving Keepurrs

Health checkup by our vet w/age appropriate vaccinations

Health record

HCM DNA reports from UCDAVIS, WSU or NCU

Felv/FIV  letter from our vet stating parent's test results

Registration papers in TICA and/or CFA

Breeder signed 3 generation pedigree

Kitten kit (Food & Toys)

Well socialized, healthy, registered purebred ragdoll kitten
 

Pet Quality: Priced depending on gender and pattern plus sales tax.  The price does include the cost of spay or neuter surgery done by my vet before they leave for their new homes. Kittens are priced individually. Pet quality means that they may have a mismark or other flaw that would penalize or disqualify them in the show ring. A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to reserve next available pet quality kitten. We do not ship pet quality kittens, however, you are more than welcome to fly here and take him or her back with you on the plane via cabin/under your seat. It may be possible to meet within an hours drive for no charge.
 

Show Quality Alter:  Priced depending on quality plus sales tax.  The price does include the cost of spay or neuter done by my vet before they leave our home.  Show quality means that they will also have show rights and be as close to the Ragdoll Standard as possible with near or perfect markings and no disqualifying faults.  A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the next available show quality alter kitten. We do not ship show alter quality kittens, however, you are more than welcome to fly here and take him or her back with you on the plane via cabin/under your seat. We also can meet up at a show for the cost of gas.

 

If you decide on a show alter and need assistance, I do encourage showing Keepurrs kittens.  I have found showing to be fun, exciting and rewarding.  It is a quick way to make new friends in the cat fancy that have similar interests.  If this interests you, visit TICA and CFA for cat show information.


Breed & Show:  Kittens are priced based on quality and only offered to TICA registered catteries in good standing.  An excellent reference from a reputatable well known breeder is required if I do not know you personally. If you are unable to pickup the kitten in person then they must be placed on non-stop flights or fly via cabin under seat using a hired escort.  All shipping expenses are the responsibility of the new owner.  A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the next available breeder quality kitten.

 

Retired Adults:  Priced based on quality and age plus sales tax.  Our retired adults must be picked up in person.  You are more than welcome to fly here and take him or her back with you on the plane via cabin/under your seat. They will be up to date on shots and spayed or neutered before leaving us.  A non-refundable deposit will be accepted to hold an adult until he/she is altered and ready to go home.  Once adults are altered for their new home, deposits are not transferable to another adult or kitten.

 

We reserve the right to refuse sale for any reason and at any time.

 

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RECOMMENDATIONS

 

We use Feline Pine or Fresh Step scoop for our babies. We gradually change litters to Fresh Step scoop once we feel the kittens are mature enough. A large high-sided litter box and a low-sided one are suggested. And if you end up buying one with a top, take the top off for the first couple weeks. Having one litter box per kitty plus one is the rule. Our kittens are accustomed to scratch posts with sisal rope, furry mice and teaser wands. When purchasing a carrier, purchase an intermediate size big enough for the kitten as an adult. Kittens love the large condos/climbers with many perches, but buy a 4 foot or smaller one and save the taller ones for when kittens are older. Other items to purchase are nail clippers, grooming comb or slicker brush and stainless steel or porcelain bowls. All these items can be found at any of the pet store chains.

 

Item

 Suggestion
Food Royal Canin Kitten & Blue Ridge Beef
Litter Fresh Step Scoop / Feline Pine
Litter Box Large low & high-sided (1 per kitty plus 1 is the rule)
Scratch Post Large, wide base w/sisal rope
Toys Teaser wands, furry mice, laser lights
Bowls / Dishes Stainless steel or porcelain
Nail Clippers Groomax
Condo Tall ones are perfect for older kitties
Comb Easy Groom Comb
Brush Slicker
Toothbrush/Paste Denta Clean or Petrodex
Shampoo DermCare
Lint Roller Any kind, I use Scotch

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