Having a Ragdoll in your home is truly a wonderful new addition to your family! In a very short time, you will realize exactly how special these cats really are. You will wonder why more people do not know about them. They are a wonderful addition to any household; your life will be filled with a special warmth because of their presence
We at AWESOME PAWS emphasize health, size and temperament as our main priorities with all our Ragdolls. They are born into a loving family environment, surrounded by children and puppies, and raised ("spoiled") and nurtured until they are ready to go to their new home. We keep our kittens until they are 10-12 weeks old to ensure that they are mentally and physically ready to go home. We adhere to a strict feeding program to ensure that your kitten(s) comes to you in the best of health and kittens receive all age-appropriate vaccines before placement. All cats will come with a vet check and 5-year genetic health guarantee. Should, at any time, you be unable to keep them, my contract requires that they be returned to me.
This page includes a section explaining what Ragdolls are all about, photos of available kittens, a slideshow of kittens from previous litters, and a video compilation including puppies and kittens.
Once you've had a look around, please don't hesitate to contact me at 815-527-5352/tel or 224-639-6601/cell with any questions that you might have.
Ragdolls thrive on human companionship, and, unlike some other felines, love being held. In fact, the breed supposedly got its name because early litters of the docile, friendly cat became limp and floppy like rag dolls when they were picked up.
Aside from its plush fur and large body, the Ragdoll is known for its bright blue eyes and color-pointed coat. Ragdolls also come in a variety of shades, ranging from seal (brown) and blue to red and cream. Variations like tortoiseshell and tabby markings are also common. Ragdolls come in several patterns, including colorpoint (no white on their coat), bicolor, and mitted (meaning they have white “mittens” on their paws). They're born pale, and their coats gradually darken into their permanent hues as they grow older.
According to the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), male Ragdolls typically weigh between 15 and 20 pounds, and females between 10 and 15 pounds. That makes them slightly larger than other feline heavyweights like the Maine Coon, which can weigh up to 18 pounds, and the Norwegian Forest Cat, which can weigh up to 16 pounds.
Ever wanted a pet that will play fetch with you, follow you from room to room, and sleep with you in your bed? If you’re allergic to dogs (or you’re just partial to cats), consider a Ragdoll. "They can be more like dogs than cats sometimes," one Quora user writes. "My cats greet me at the door, follow me from room to room, cuddle up next to me on the couch and in bed, wait outside while I take a shower, etc. They love stuffed animals and little toys which they will carry from room to room. One of them even plays fetch. If you are looking for a more independent animal, the ragdoll is not for you; they demand and need a LOT of attention and play."
Ragdolls’ docile personalities make them a perfect breed for families with children. They also get along well with other cats and cat-friendly dogs. Ragdolls are even sometimes called “puppy cats” because they like to follow people around and even play fetch.
Ragdolls are intrigued by the sound of running water (although they enjoy all forms of water). When you turn on the shower, bath or tap, your Ragdoll may come running.
Images in the slide show below are not available for sale. These are examples of our past litters as examples of the many different colors/patterns available.