Red, Flame and Cream Ragdolls

Red, Flame and Cream Ragdolls

What is the difference?

Red, Flame and Cream Ragdolls are beautiful cats.  What is the difference between these colors?

Red and Flame Ragdolls

Red and Flame Ragdolls are exactly the same thing. The only difference between the two is the origin of the color name. TICA (The International Cat Association) has laid claim to the term “Red” while CFA (Cat Fancier’s Association) uses “Flame” to describe the orange color in Ragdolls.

Depending on which registry the cat or kitten is registered with, your ragbaby will either be described as “Red” or “Flame”.

Cream Point Ragdoll Kitten Cat Color and Pattern. Copyright Riverside Rags, LLC

Cream Ragdolls

Cream is a dilute of the Red or Flame color and is lighter in appearance – much like a creamsicle. Use of the term “cream” appears to be permissible with both TICA and CFA.

Why is the deposit non-refundable?

Why is the deposit non-refundable?

We appreciate the opportunity to help you find the purebred ragdoll kitten of your dreams.  We are grateful to the many people over the years who have made a deposit and trusted us with this process.  When someone decides to reserve a kitten, they make a deposit that is non-refundable.

 

Why is the deposit non-refundable?

The deposit is a 2-way commitment

Our commitment to you:

  • When you make a non-refundable deposit for a specific kitten, we make a commitment to you to reserve that kitten for you.  She is no longer available for adoption by anyone else.  If for some reason your circumstances change and you later decide to not adopt that particular kitten, opportunities will have been lost for the kitten to be adopted by someone else during that time.
  • When you make a non-refundable deposit for a future kitten, we make a commitment to give you first choice of the gender and color/pattern that you are looking for before he or she becomes available to others.  We honor requests in order of deposits received.

Your commitment to us:

  • When you make a non-refundable deposit, you demonstrate that you are serious about working with us to adopt a ragdoll kitten.  It indicates that you are focused on the kitten’s best interests because it is also a commitment to the kitten.

The deposit is applied to the purchase

No worries!  When the adoption is finalized, the deposit gets applied directly to the purchase.

We work hard for you

There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to prepare for the adoption of your new kitten.  We spend a lot of time in the process.

  • We take photos and videos for you.
  • We consult with you and answer your questions.
  • We coordinate the pickup or delivery of your kitten.

In particular, air travel delivery requires many calls and actions:

  • Calls to the veterinarian to schedule an appointment for a healthy pet travel certificate.
  • Calls to the airline to find the best cost options and book the flight.  It is easy to find expensive flights, but it takes a lot of effort to find the least cost options.
  • Calls to you to coordinate the travel date and pickup arrangements.
  • Calls to our couriers to find someone available to hand carry the kitten.
  • Take the kitten to the veterinarian appointment.
  • Purchase a travel carrier (if the kitten will be safely traveling as cargo).
  • Take the kitten to the airport, which is frequently a pre-dawn departure.

The non-refundable deposit gives us confidence that you are committed to the adoption and that the time we spend with you on this process will be worthwhile.

Experience Riverside Rags

We are frequently told by people who adopt from Riverside Rags that their experience through this process was far better than they have had elsewhere.  They appreciate the clear, timely communication and the great service they receive.  

We are confident that your trust in Riverside Rags will be rewarded with an amazingly beautiful ragdoll kitten.

Blue mitted female ragdoll kitten lying down on back view of top of head and eyes with body stretched out

How do I get on the Waitlist?

How do I get on the Waitlist?

Thank you for your interest in our amazingly beautiful purebred ragdoll kittens!  You may be wondering: How do I get on the waitlist?

Blue bicolor male ragdoll kitten walking forward front left side view
Riverside Rags logo with ragdoll kitten

Get on the Waitlist

If you have looked through all of our available kittens and don’t see the gender or color/pattern combination you are looking for, never fear… other litters are coming just around the corner.  Just make a deposit for a future kitten, like this:

It is that easy!

When new litters become available, those who are on the waitlist will be served first if the color, pattern and gender they want are available.  The sooner you get on the waitlist, the sooner you will have first pick of new litters.

Check out this page also to read about the process of choosing a ragdoll kitten.

Let us help you find the kitten of your dreams!

Optional 10-Year Health Guarantee

Optional 10-Year Health Guarantee

In addition to the 3-Year Health Guarantee provided for all ragdoll kittens adopted from Riverside Rags, we also offer an OPTIONAL 10-Year Health Guarantee.

This is unprecedented.  We are not aware of any other breeder that offers a similar guarantee.  We can offer this optional guarantee because we provide extensive testing of our ragdoll cats, have superior veterinary care and provide an unparalleled quality environment for their healthy development from birth to adoption.

Here are the important details:

Optional 10-Year Health Guarantee

The cuddly little kitten you adopt will be conditionally guaranteed up to her tenth birthday to be free of any death-causing illness. There is no warranty for death due to injury, mistreatment or neglect.

Conditions:

  • Your kitty must be responsibly cared for, kept indoors, spayed/neutered, be fully vaccinated and be seen regularly by a veterinarian throughout his life.
  • Your ragdoll must be fed only Life’s Abundance cat food products purchased through the following weblink: https://www.lifesabundance.com/riversiderags

In the event of death before age ten, a report must be provided by a licensed veterinarian stating that the death was caused by a specific health condition. The veterinarian’s report must be sent to Riverside Rags to be reviewed by the our veterinarian. If our veterinarian concurs with your veterinarian’s diagnosis, Riverside Rags will offer a replacement kitten from the next litter with an available kitten of the same gender and equal value.

There are no cash refunds. The total value of this guarantee is the price of the kitten, not including shipping, medical or other costs.

Please note that this guarantee does not cover medical treatment for living kittens.  It also does not cover death due to injury or negligence (lack of proper food, water, environment, medical care, etc.).  It only covers the equal value replacement of a kitten that dies before age ten even though she received proper veterinary care throughout her life and was fed Life’s Abundance cat food products.  Due to the high nutrition quality of the Life’s Abundance cat food products, we offer this optional guarantee that your pet will live at least ten years if you take proper care of it.

This is an optional guarantee that applies if you care for your furbaby properly and feed him Life’s Abundance cat food products.  You are certainly welcome to use other quality cat food products if you prefer, however the 10-Year Health Guarantee would not apply.

We are confident that the beautiful kittens you adopt from Riverside Rags will be healthy and will give you many years of enjoyment.

Our 3-Year Health Guarantee

Our 3-Year Health Guarantee

All ragdoll kittens adopted from Riverside Rags, LLC receive a 3-Year Health Guarantee from date of birth.

Here are the important details:

Kitten Health

The health of your sweet kitten throughout his/her life is directly related to the every-day care you provide.  Proper food, clean water, a clean environment and regular veterinary care are essential for a long and healthy life.  We work very hard to keep each ragdoll free from infections and illness until they are adopted.  When you adopt a new kitten, you become responsible to continue caring for your indoor pet.

3-Year Health Guarantee

These loving kittens are guaranteed up to their third birthday to be free of any death-causing congenital diseases. In the event of death before age three, a report from a licensed veterinarian stating that the death was caused by a hereditary disease is required.  The veterinarian’s report must be sent to Riverside Rags to be reviewed by our veterinarian. If our veterinarian concurs with the diagnosis, Riverside Rags will offer a replacement kitten from the next litter with an available kitten of the same gender and equal value.

There are no cash refunds.  The total value of this guarantee is the price of the kitten, not including shipping, medical or other costs.

Please note that this guarantee does not cover medical treatment for living ragdolls.  It also does not cover death due to injury or negligence (lack of proper food, water, environment, medical care, etc.)  It only covers the equal value replacement of a kitten that dies due to a disease that it is born with (“congenital”).

This guarantee is on par with industry practice and even exceeds what many breeders offer.  The testing we perform, the cleanliness of our cattery, the top quality nutrition, and the outstanding veterinary services our kittens receive result in the healthy, beautiful ragdoll kittens available to you for adoption.

We are confident that the stunning kittens you adopt from Riverside Rags will be healthy and will give you many years of enjoyment.

Beware of scammers!

Beware of scammers!

We are grateful for the many new friends we have made throughout the years as our ragdoll family has grown.  There so many wonderful people who enjoy ragdoll kittens.

Unfortunately, we hear the sad experiences of people who were scammed while attempting to adopt a new ragdoll kitten.  Many times people are grieving the loss of a long-time pet.  Malicious, dishonest scammers cause them further hurt.

Too good to be true…

Please be aware!  If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Reputable Breeders

Your best bet is to work with a reputable breeder who is certified by CFA and TICA.  Catteries that work hard to meet the important requirements from TICA and CFA are going to treat people honestly.  Legitimate catteries will protect their reputation.

After their unfortunate scam experience we were able to help this wonderful couple to adopt a beautiful ragdoll kitten.  We appreciate their willingness to tell their story here.

Real Cat Scammer Story

Check out this story from a family who later adopted a kitten from us.  They have shared it, hoping that it might help someone else avoid getting ripped off.

“The gist of it was, they were offering Ragdolls for $650+$70 for shipping. They even offered to drive the kitten directly to my house for no extra charge. But then I got an email from the “shipping company” with a lot of misspelled words.  They said there was a complication, and I needed to “rent” a controlled air carrier for the kitten’s safety due to weather conditions. The rent charge was thousands of dollars, and they said they would refund 99% of the rent cost when I received the kitten.

Thankfully I got suspicious before sending them the extra thousands. I asked the seller to send a picture of the kitten with a sign with my name on it. Seller said they had already given the kitten to the shipping company. I called the “customer service” and gave them my tracking number, and the guy was saying the pet is safe, just send the extra money. Then I asked for a picture and he said it was a very big company, I couldn’t expect him to do anything specific about my one order. I asked for the contact number of the person at the company watching the kitten, and he just kept trying to tell me it was a really big company. 

Anyway, that was probably too ramble-y, but it’s what happened.  Suspiciously low price for a Ragdoll kitten, followed by a huge delivery cost that “would be mostly refunded.” When pressed, they couldn’t provide any evidence they actually had the kitten.  Finally, the seller started frantically saying I needed to “trust” him.

Tests to Identify a Cat Scammer

Here is a way you can test someone who you suspect might be a scammer: Ask them to write your name of a piece of paper and take a photo or video of it next to the kitten of your choice.

We are always willing to provide a “proof of legitimacy” picture for you.  Here is another similar option:  Take a selfie and email it to us.  We will print your picture and photograph the kitten you want with your printed picture.

Avoiding Cat Scammers

Here is a link to a page titled “Avoiding Cat Scammers”.  This has very detailed information about how to protect yourself, how to identify a cat scammer, and how to avoid being scammed.  We examined many scammer websites, communicated with the scammers and in the process we learned how to detect the fraudsters.  It isn’t casual reading.  We prepared the best suggestions and tools for evaluating whether someone is trying to scam you.  There is no better information on this topic anywhere.