Kitten Adoption Information

 
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"Approved Adopters"

Moonseed Kittens are available for adoption to our Approved Adopters

Approved Adopters are those who have filled out a Reservation form and have placed a deposit to join our waitlist.

Here are the steps to become an Approved Adopter: 

 

1. Fill out a kitten Reservation Form >

2. Place a deposit to join our waitlist. 

Deposit fees are $450.00 per kitten.

This fee will be deducted from the purchase price.

Before filling out a Reservation Form & placing a deposit, I suggest reading about our 

Adoption Process below. 

 Waitlist deposits are non-refundable, but are transferrable from litter to litter. 

 

Adoption Process:

Once the Reservation Form and waitlist deposit are received, I will contact you.

I like to understand your needs and desires and the type of environment the kitten(s) will eventually transition to. 

During this time you may feel free to ask any questions that you may have.

I will send a Deposit Agreement form that we both will sign & then all we have to do is wait.

Many adopters find the waiting period to be a productive time for researching and purchasing supplies. 

I greatly admire the level of consideration, research, and preparation that Moonseed Adopters commit to before 

taking home their bundle of fluff. 

Once kittens are born, I will send our a litter announcement. 

Ragdolls are considered a "slow to mature breed" and so, there will be a degree of patience necessary

while kittens are growing up with mama and siblings before we will be able to choose your kitten.

 

The wait for a healthy, socialized Ragdoll kitten is always worth it!

Kittens receive their first veterinary exam and FVRCP vaccine.

The Veterinarian will examine each kitten and will auscultate the heart for murmurs, listen to lung sounds, palpate

the organs, feel the kitten over and inspect the body and skin condition. The ears, eyes, and the inside of the mouth are inspected. 

Our DVM and her assistants take their time with each kitten, and there are a lot of pauses for snuggles involved!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is another complete exam & vaccine series 3 weeks after! 

 

A complete medical history is provided to each adopter for each kitten which includes the review of body systems and 

any lab testing, procedures, or DVM notes. All vaccines are administered by DVM. 

Kittens are presented to Approved Adopters after they have passed their veterinary exams & found to be in good health. 

Generally, by the age of  7-9 weeks is Moonseed kittens are presented to Approved Adopters for consideration. 

 

I do my best to match kittens to adopters based upon which homes will be best suited for them. 

I keep in mind each kitten's unique personality traits and the Adopter's desires and preferences.

It is my intent to align the purrfect kitten with its ideal family. 

It is very important to place a kitten into a home where it will shine. 

For instance an outgoing and confident kitten with a gentle disposition and curious nature would do better 

in a home with children VS a reserved kitten that prefers the company of one person...

So far, this method has worked out well for adopters and their kittens. 

*All kittens will go home no earlier than 14 weeks of age and will be either spayed or neutered before leaving the cattery* 

 

After kittens receive their first exam and are found to be in good health, they are then evaluated,

and priced according to "quality". A "pet quality kitten"

 maybe one with a flaw in physical features such as pattern or type.

A "show quality kitten" is one who's color/pattern/type best meets the Ragdoll breed standard  

published by TICA . You can find the Ragdoll breed standard on the "About the Breed" tab.

In some cases, more time is necessary to evaluate a show quality kitten, so usually these kittens are presented for

consideration beyond the second exam by DVM. 

"Pet quality" kittens are still full of Ragdoll personality!

My breeding goals center around health and temperament at this time. 

I personally prefer the mellow, easy going, passive, floppy, playfully gentle, sweet, and affectionate style of Ragdoll. 

I look to Anne Baker's original franchised Ragdoll breed standard regarding "temperament" & I strive to breed that forward.

I personally am not a fan of the "busy" or "active" or "sassy" or "spunky" Ragdoll temperaments. 

Through selective breeding it is my goal to reach what Anne Baker describes as the ideal Ragdoll temperament

 

As I have found out in my research and experience,

the ideal Ragdoll temperament is not universal nor easily accessible in the Ragdoll breeding pool worldwide.

It takes an effort and a dedication to breed for it, and to preserve it.  

I place the importance of health and temperament above all else. 

Awaiting Your Kitten

After the kitten's adoption contract is signed, I will send you an informational PDF

The PDF is FULL of information that will help you prepare

before your kitten arrives:

 

A kitten supply list with click links (food, toys, litter, everything)

A  "Go home note", this is a kitten care PDF full of information on Ragdoll care 

 ​A reminder to schedule your required veterinary exam (within 72 hours post adoption)

A reference sheet with several resources and cool cat/kitten care links 

On pick up day, I specify how to solidify the bond with your Ragdoll

- the bond between you and your Ragdoll is very important, 

and I want to make sure you are fully prepared before you take your baby home. 

You can also visit the  Supplies Page  to help order supplies in advance of kitten's arrival.

Note to adopters: The kitten care PDF will have the most up to date info about what your kitten is eating, etc with click links

so that you can order several weeks in advance!

Because I have taken a lot of time to prepare my Moonseed documents for my adopters, 

I will only send these out after contract signing. Which does occur weeks in advance of your kittens

going home.

If you do not yet have an established veterinarian, I recommend finding one well before your kitten 

comes home.  Vets tend to book out 3-4 weeks in advance for wellness visits these days.

I do my best to time the adoption of the kittens around 7-10 weeks of age so that

owners have several weeks to prepare and schedule wellness exams. 

 You will have 72 hours upon receiving your kitten to have them examined

by a licensed DVM (VMD in some states), or else the health guarantee for your kitten will be void.

I am available for and support during the adoption process, and after!

I really appreciate the relationships that I have with my adopting families.

It means the world to me to be able to watch the kittens grow & enjoy their lives.

Transportation and Shipping

I will not ship kittens or cats.

I prefer to have kittens & cats picked up by their new owners or please use our family courier service.

This minimizes stress upon the kitten/cat & maximizes their chance for a healthy transition.

Stress = dis-ease in felines, which can manifest in several unwanted ways.

 

Courier Service: 

A family member is now offering courier service.

They are able to fly with your kitten (in cabin) to your local airport.

They are able to drive the kitten(s) to you, or even part way!

Transportation fees will apply

Pick up can work a couple of ways:

If driving: 

You may drive to my home in Athens, Ohio for pick up.

This invitation is for kitten owners at pick up only.

I do not offer visiting hours to my cattery (my home)  - no exceptions.

To reduce the risk of infectious disease entry, we keep a "closed cattery".

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we enforce protocol to keep everyone safe!

Details will be provided during "Gotcha Day Planning"

If not driving: 

You may fly into Ohio to pick up your kitten, we will meet you at the airport. or you may hire our courier. 

I can drive kittens to the following airports for pick up:

Columbus International Airport (CMH)

Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK)

This is a 3 hour drive for me round trip from Athens to Columbus & a transport fee will be applied. 

These are the only airports that I can travel to. 

Transportation via flight nanny will be arranged by owner & company.

CMH airport in Columbus has been very easy for our adopters to 

meet us for pick up of their kittens. 

It is not a large airport and it is very convenient 

 

 

 

 

Kitten Purchase Price

 

 

 
 
 

Pet Quality Kitten

$3000

Ohio sales tax will be applied to purchase of kitten.

 

"Pet quality" kittens differs from "show quality" due to disqualifying physical features, such as a flaw of pattern or type. These kittens still possess the puppy-like personality, soft fluff, and beauty that is standard with this remarkable breed.

Included w/ purchase of kitten :

  • Kittens will go home when they are at least 14 weeks of age.

  • 5 year genetic health guarantee - details found in contract.

  • 72 hour wellness guarantee

  • FELV & FIV disease free guarantee

  • Parents fully tested for genetic disease carrier traits, and infectious disease. 

  • 2-3 Physical exams by licensed DVM

    • 1st , 2cd, & 3rd FVRCP series vaccines 

    • Rabies vaccine & certificate

    • ​Spay or Neuter procedure​ preformed

    • Deworming 

    • Microchip 

    • 30 days free Trupanion pet insurance 

    • Kitten Revolution to protect kitten from external/internal parasites.

  • A baby blanket w/ familiar scent, and: 

  • Kitten Folder

    • Kitten's ​TICA or CFA pedigree registration form.

    • Complete medical history (vaccines, de-worming, procedures, etc) 

    • Microchip registration forms

    • Trupanion insurance information

    • Resource material & helpful information to help make the kitten's transition smooth.

  • Well-Being 

    • Kitten will be socialized to various adults, children, dog, and the common occurrences of house-hold life. 

    • Kitten will be introduced to grooming (nail trims, and brushing) while they grow with us.

    • Kitten will be litter trained & proficient before going home.

    • Kitten will be in good physical health upon adoption and shall not leave cattery if displaying any symptom of illness

    • Kitten shall receive a show bath and toe nail trim before being picked up.

Show Quality Kitten

$3500 and up

Ohio sales tax  will be applied to purchase of kitten.

Show quality kittens are those that closely match the breed standard in pattern, color, and other physical features. This price range will be applied to any kitten that does not express a physical flaw in pattern or phenotype. These kittens are those that adhere best to the Ragdoll Standard published by TICA. You are not required to Show your cat!

If you would like to show your kitten there will be a separate contract to sign for show rights (no additional costs).

Included w/ purchase of kitten :

  • Kittens will go home when they are at least 14 weeks of age.

  • 5 year genetic health guarantee - details found in contract.

  • 72 hour wellness guarantee

  • FELV & FIV disease free guarantee

  • Parents fully tested for genetic disease carrier traits, and infectious disease.

  • 2 -3 Physical exams by licensed DVM 

    • 1st, 2cd, and 3rd FVRCP series vaccines 

    • Rabies vaccine & certificate

    • Deworming 

    • Microchip 

    • 30 days pet insurance by Trupanion

    • Kitten Revolution to protect kitten from external/internal parasites. 

  •  A baby blanket with familiar scent, and: 

  • Kitten Packet

    • Kitten's ​TICA or CFA pedigree registration form.

    • Complete medical history (vaccines, de-worming, procedures, etc) 

    • Microchip Registration form

    • Trupanion Insurance Information

    • Resource material & helpful information to help make the kitten's transition smooth. 

  • Well-Being:

    • Kitten will be socialized to children, dogs, and the common occurrences of house-hold life. 

    • Kitten will be introduced to grooming (nail trims, and brushing) while they grow with us.

    • Kitten will be litter trained & proficient before going home.

    • Kitten will be in good physical health upon adoption and shall not leave cattery if displaying any symptom of illness

    • Kitten shall receive a show bath and toe nail trim before being picked up.

    • If you are planning to show your kitten, we will begin to help prepare them for show hall handling while they are with us.

Breeder Quality Kitten

I am currently not selling kittens with breeding rights. 

 

Established, registered, and ethical catteries my contact me for the opportunity to work with one another. 

 

I prefer to work with breeders dedicated to promoting & preserving the blue eyed-pointed Ragdoll breed standard, and who spay/neuter kittens before adoption.

 

 

If you plan to adopt 2 siblings from a litter

than a discount of $200.00 will be applied to the total cost for both kittens