Formal Waitlist Terms
for prospective waitlist members only
Masterpiece Ragdolls offers a comprehensive health guarantee. Our kittens are guaranteed to be negative for FIV/FeLV at the time of leaving the cattery and guaranteed for one year against FIP and five years against HCM, PKD and a host of other testable genetic defects by Optimal Selection. A replacement kitten is the typical compensation. We encourage you to research the risks associated with any breed. UC Davis is a reputable source to start with.
Right to kitten selection is based on client preferences expressed via email AND the order in which a deposit is placed. We strive to be fair and transparent. Please be aware that Masterpiece Cattery has the first right to any kittens born in her cattery to maintain the breeding program.
Kitten(s) will go home at 12-14 weeks of age with age-appropriate vaccines, dewormed, spay/neutered, and vet exam records. Buyer agrees to schedule a veterinarian appointment within seven days of the kitten’s homecoming for follow-up care.
TICA registration (“blue slip”) will be provided to the buyer at the time of acquisition. The new family will be responsible for registration online at www.tica.org. At that time, you may officially name your kitten. TICA charges a nominal fee for registration (currently $12).
Buyer agrees that declawing is prohibited and that there are more suitable alternatives to such the procedure. Masterpiece Ragdolls is more than happy to provide support for behavioral concerns.
Delivery is available within a 30-mile radius with no fees. We encourage you to pick-up at our cattery as it provides you with the peace of mind that your kitten is coming from a cat-happy environment. Our charge to drive to Seattle or Portland is $125 and is paid directly to our courier.
Communication is golden. Seller agrees to provide timely updates on breeding, litter delivery, and the health of mom and kittens. Seller posts regularly on social media; expecting ragdoll parents are encouraged to follow to see updates. Buyer can expect to receive text communications and photos occasionally as well.
Seller agrees to make reasonable accommodations requested by the buyer.
Purchase price for a pet-quality, altered, pedigreed ragdoll generally ranges from $2100-2500. Show quality ragdolls (also altered) range from $2500 – $3,000. Breeder quality ranges from $3,000-5,000. Breeders are only sold to established, approved catteries.
Quality is determined by several factors, mainly adherence to the breed standard found here: https://cfa.org/ragdoll/ragdoll-breed-standard/ OR https://www.tica.org/phocadownload/rd.pdf
Deposit of $400 is nonrefundable & is applicable to the final purchase price. Deposit is deferrable and never expires. It can be used towards an adult cat if one comes available. Deposits are accepted via Venmo, Paypal, Zelle, or personal check. Please note that Zelle and personal check options do not provide payment protection. As a buyer ourselves, we understand the confidence that deposit protection allows.
Final balance is due at the time of acquisition in the form of Zelle or cash only. There are myriad ways in which other electronic payments are problematic for small catteries so please ensure that any hindrances are removed, i.e. limits lifted through Zelle.
Why $400? Four hundred dollars is approximately ¾ of what the breeder stands to lose if a buyer backs out of a transaction. The breeder is also shouldered with the responsibility of locating another quality home.
Our Contract is brief. Check it out here. https://www.masterpieceragdolls.com/masterpiece-ragdolls-contract/
Terms: If these terms are acceptable to you, you may submit a deposit. To secure your spot on the waitlist, you can PayPal a $400 deposit using this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or if using Venmo, @Elizabeth-Boatwright-5. If mailing a check, please make payable to:
3210 South Bay RD NE
Olympia, WA 98506
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call, text, or email. Thank you again for the opportunity to pair you with a ragdoll kitten. It is my pleasure.