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About Us

Location/Flying

Reserving a Kitten

Visits

Going Home

Prices & Terms

Recommendations

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Kittens lovingly raised & socialized underfoot in our home

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ABOUT KEEPURRS

 

We are a small 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.  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.  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 are negative.

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LOCATION

 

We are located 30 miles from of Cincinnati, Ohio south of the border into Northern Kentucky. We are in the Tri-state area (Kentucky / Ohio / Indiana).

City

Driving Time
Cincinnati, OH 35 Minutes
Dayton, OH 95 minutes
Columbus, OH 2 1/2 Hours
Louisville, KY 1 Hour
Indianapolis, IN 2 1/2 Hours
Toledo, OH 4 Hours
Fort Wayne, IN 4 Hours
Charleston, WV 4 Hours / 15 Minutes
Knoxville, TN 4 Hours / 15 Minutes
Nashville, TN 3 1/2 Hours
Detroit, MI 5 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. You can do this by filling out our Kitty Application.

 

We are a small cattery with a small number of babies available each year. If you are seriously interested in adopting one of our babies or a retired adult, please complete the kitty application. Once approved and we have a kitten to offer to you, at that time a deposit will be accepted to reserve that baby or retired adult. Deposits are non-transferable and are deducted from the balance due at time of pick up. Please keep in mind assessment periods can be up to 4 months of age. On average though, it is about 10 weeks. After the assessment period, we offer first to those waiting for show/breeders and second to those waiting for show alters. Pet quality kittens may be offered at any time during the assessment period depending on when the quality is determined. Kittens will be priced accordingly.

 

~ Also read Price & Terms below ~

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VISITS

 

***At this time we do not allow visits due to Covid.***

All visits are by appointment and only after your kitten has had his/her first set of vaccinations. 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 they were scheduled to go home.

 

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.  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 a couple months 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 10 weeks old.

 

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PRICE & TERMS

 

Included in price for Pet/Show Kitten:

Written contract w/two year genetic guarantee

Altering before leaving Keepurrs

Health checkup by our vet w/age appropriate vaccinations

Health record

Optimal Selection or UCDavis DNA Testing of Parentage

Registration papers in TICA and/or CFA

Copy of parents pedigree or breeder signed 3 generation pedigree

Kitten kit (Food & Toys)

Well socialized, healthy, registered purebred ragdoll kitten
 

Pet Quality: A kitten application is required as a first step of our adoption process. The link to the application can be found on the kitten page. Price varies plus sales tax.  Kittens are priced individually. The price does include the cost of spay or neuter surgery done by my vet before they leave for their new homes. 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 $300 is required to reserve an available pet quality kitten.
 

Show Quality Alter:  A kitten application is required as a first step of our adoption process. The link to the application can be found on the kitten page. 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 $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve an available show quality alter kitten.

 

If you decide on a show alter and need assistance, I do encourage showing.  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.


Show/Breeder:  Kittens are priced based on quality and only offered to approved small ethical catteries in good standing. Must be TICA and/or CFA registered.   A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a chosen show/breeder kitten.

 

Retired Adults:  An application is required as a first step of our adoption process. The link to the application can be found on the kitten page. Priced based on quality and age plus sales tax.  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.

 

Transportation:  Pet and show pet quality kittens must be picked up in person. Retired adults must be picked up in person. Occassionally we can meet within an hours drive for a small fee if time allows. We use a transporter for Show/Breeder kittens if you are unable to fly here. Our airport code is CVG.  We will not ship cargo. All transportation expenses are the responsibility of the new owner.

 

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

 

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RECOMMENDATIONS

 

We use pine pellet type litter for our babies. We may gradually change litters to Fresh Step scoop if 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 jingle balls, teaser wands and scratch posts with sisal rope. 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. Never use plastic dishes as they have been known to cause chin acne. All these items can be found at any of the pet store chains.

 

Item

 Suggestion for Kittens
Food Please contact us for current food
Litter Pine Pellet litter such as Feline Pine / Please contact us
Litter Box Large low & high-sided (1 per kitty plus 1 is the rule)
Scratch Post Large, wide base w/sisal rope no more than 4 feet tall
Toys Teaser wands, furry mice, laser lights, jingle balls
Bowls / Dishes Stainless steel or porcelain (no plastic)
Nail Clippers Groomax
Condo 4 foot tall or shorter condos are best for young kittens
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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