Welcome to Kootenay Ragdolls


Updated Available kitten page – May 28th, 2023

About Kootenay Ragdolls, we are a cageless cattery called   KootenayRagdoll 

Anyone who has ever been lucky enough to own a Kootenay ragdoll cat has probably come away singing the breed’s praises.  Indeed, a ragdoll kitten is equal parts fluffiness and sweetness, making them almost a perfect pet.  Even die-hard dog partisans cannot help but be charmed be the ragdoll kitten’s affectionate temperament and luminous eyes. Ragdolls are also larger than many other breeds of house cat, and their average weight ranges between 12-22 lbs.


Our History and where we are located   

We are located in Jaffray B.C. With Little Sand Creek running through the middle of our farm. Jaffray is halfway between Cranbrook and Fernie of the East Kootenays. I fell in love with the Ragdoll Breed when we purchased our first Flame point female. Her personality is so different from the barn cats we have. She loves attention, wants to be apart of whatever we are doing in the house. She loves to play fetch with her favorite play mouse. Sassy became my companion in the house. I did a lot of research and decided I would become a breeder to protect, preserve and promote this wonderful breed.   (Kootenay Ragdolls)

My research included health concerns as well.

All our cats are negative for FIV, FeLv, and HCM, as well as PDK1.

Wisdom Panel has Optimal Selection DNA Tests that I can share.

We are Registered with The International Cat Association (TICA).

For loads of info on the Ragdoll Breed, go to this website:  https://ragdollcatsworld.com/

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We could not be happier with our kittens from Loralie. From day 1 Loralie was extremely helpful and the care she takes with her cats is evident right down to the details. The process of getting our kittens ensured we were a good fit which I think is crucial for both the cat and guardians. I felt so confident about the health of our kittens and our vet was very happy with the information Loralie provided. Our kittens are warm and friendly and so trusting. They are extremely playful and already answer and come when they are called. They are best friends to my young children and bring so much laughter to our house. We now understand why Ragdolls are such a revered breed -they truly stand apart from other cats in their temperament and beauty and I would only go to Loralie for a Ragdoll. The care and attention she gives them helps set them up for a lifetime of love. Thank you so much for everything Loralie.  – Lisa

Cookie & Kaya

Lisa G

November 9, 2021 at 1:30 PM
Justin Derot
Loralie clearly cares about her ragdolls and making sure each of them goes to a good and caring home! Squeegie has been affectionate, playful, and a little bit of trouble every day and we love her entirely! Communication was always quick and easy and Loralie answered every question we had. The kitten care kit we got with Squeegie was full of lots of useful items including food for the kittens first few nights! Very pleased with Kootenay ragdolls and I would definitely recommend them, and will be getting any other ragdolls from them, in the future as well!
Justin Derot
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Thank you so much, what a beautiful review. I will see if I can share or copy and paste it to my page.🤩
November 11, 2021 at 7:12pm
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Kim Petryshyn
Highly recommend Kootenay Ragdolls! The love, the caring, the time and attention that Loralie spent with Willow was highly evident. Willow is healthy, well socialized, super sweet & affectionate, and adapted so well to my home. No detail was overlooked to support a smooth transition…a take home bundle with everything you may need, health records & information, and even trimmed kitty nails. So pleased, a wonderful experience…thank you
Kim Petryshyn
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Thank you so much kim I will. The review page isn’t very user friendly. 🙂
Our house now feels like a home 🙂
Luna has been an amazing addition to the family. She has the loudest purrs and always seeks out cuddles pre and post napping from her humans or any nearby floof companion she may happen across! We have the amazing honor of also caring for Baby Girl who came to us at the same time as Luna. The two have grown so close in their first few weeks with us now. They adjusted very quickly and well as was our experience with Flurry who is Baby Girls brother.
Lori is always a pleasure to speak with and her care and attention to her kittens and cats comes across in every conversation. The package received with the kitten (and cat in our case) was well put together and organized. The vet office was impressed with the file and attention to the information and detail. Our vet is enamoured with our Ragdolls for their excellent health and for being a shining representation of the breed. The care package sent home with each was perfect and each loved their toys, blankets and food.
I wouldn’t hesitate one moment to recommend Kootenay Ragdolls to anyone in search.
It is an absolute privilege to help protect and promote the breed and Lori’s Ragdolls are a stunning representation and her cattery is a shining example that all others should follow.
I found Loralie very easy to work with and incredibly quick to respond to all my questions in regard to getting a male king (Moca) from her. She is always easy to get in touch with. She was upfront and honest about the time it may take for Moca to be able to trust me and settle in. She also put up with all my picture texts about foods and toys which he may enjoy. You don’t find this quality of attention in other cattery owners where you always feel like your pestering them with your questions. She vetted me very well, which gave me a reassurance she that she cared about her cats and kittens as much as she cared about me. My experience with her is one in which I am confident to say she is completely reliable and trustworthy. Moca has now settled is the most adorable soft bundle of energy, cuddles and joy. I’d get another kitty from her in a heartbeat. Thanks Loralie!
I got Claire when she was 11.5 weeks old and I felt in love with her instantly!! 😻 I could see as soon as I laid my eyes on her that she has been well taken care of by Loralie.
Loralie gave me the sense of security I needed when I was looking for a Ragdoll kitten for the longest time. We FaceTimed each other so I could meet all the kittens, and she explained to me in all details about the procedures involving adoption as well as vet checks, spaying, microchipping, registration and paperwork that was part of the package. I appreciate the fact that Loralie is very knowledgeable about her business and that she provided me with all the necessary documents when adopting a kitten, putting my mind at ease.
Claire is the most loving and caring kitten I have ever had! After 2 weeks, she was already very used to her new home, surroundings and to her new mommy 😻 She follows me around the house and loves to cuddle with me. She’s also very active and playful especially in the morning and at night. Overall, she’s growing beautifully.
I thank Loralie for giving me such blessing in my life! She’s perfect!
Thank you!

Emily Sarah recommends Kootenayragdolls.ca.
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I have had the most wonderful experience getting to know the breeder and having her FaceTime me multiple times with updates on my kitten as well as her caring manner in making sure I can be a responsible loving owner as well. My Ragdoll Anubis is the sweetest, most relaxed boy and I couldn’t be happier! He loves adventures and enjoys relaxing with his family too 🥰 very much would recommend !

Oct 30th,2020  Tracy sent this text to me and approved me sharing on my website.  Tiby is 17.5 weeks old.

“Tiby had her vet check appointment today, they had nothing but amazing things to say about her and your organized binder. They also checked her ears and saw nothing of concern and we microchipped her too. No way we want to loose this precious kitty. 💕 thank you again for trusting and choosing Tiby for us. You did an amazing job!
She’s already 5.6 lbs…she’s going to be so big!”

I love this part, receiving these messages randomly.

Michele Boss recommends Kootenayragdolls.ca.

We could not be happier with the newest addition to our family! Lori was so responsive and helpful throughout the whole process. She was even able to FaceTime with us so that we could meet the kitten from afar, which we really appreciated. She would keep us updated on his progress and provided a lot of adorable pictures. She ensured that the kittens were looked after both socially and medically (with regular vet checks), which was really important to us. Thank you so much!

Loralie is an amazing breeder. She really cares for her kittens and is wonderful to talk to. We purchased a sweet little girl from her and she’s absolutely beautiful. Loralie even went the extra mile to deliver our girl to us, which we are extremely grateful for.
We definitely recommend this breeder to anyone who really cares for their animals, because Loralie is a breeder who expresses much love and compassion for her animals.

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Loralie Meeuwsen Thank you Anna, she looks so happy.

Lori is a kind, caring and knowledgeable breeder who has assisted us through out the process of setting up a home for our new family member.
As a person who only grew up around dogs it has been a wonderful reassurance having Lori help with all the stages of helping raise a well adjusted, well trained and happy healthy kitty.

Ilana Coetzee, Kimberley, BC

We got such a sweet baby girl from Lori! I totally recommend anyone looking for a sweet tempered kitten, to contact Kootenay Ragdolls. Lori is a wonderful breeder, and babies her kittens until it’s time to send them to their new homes. She delivered our kitten right to our home when I wasn’t able to drive to get her. Getting one of her rag doll kittens was one of the best decisions I have ever made!

Kootenayragdolls.ca Thank You Elaine, I couldn’t be happier knowing she has a great family. This is the best part of being a Ragdoll breeder, knowing I am preserving, protecting and promoting a beautiful breed.

Michael Ramos  recommends Kootenayragdolls.ca.

January 8,2020

We can’t say enough about how wonderful a breeder Lori is! Right from the get-go we could see how kind and caring she was towards her cats and also very knowledgeable about the ragdoll breed. From FaceTimes, to pictures, to updates about vet visits, we had full trust that our kitten was getting the best care and was in a great environment. Lori answered all of our questions and went above and beyond preparing all the necessary paperwork we would need, as well as extra information and tips. We absolutely love our kitten! She is so sweet, curious, and gentle. We could not be happier with the whole experience and would highly recommend!

Kootenayragdolls.ca Your recommendation gave me goosebumps 😍 I am so proud of my Ragdolls. 😍 thank you Michael

We just got our beautiful ragdoll kitten. Lori was so wonderful to deal with. She sent lots of photos and updates and clearly loves them so much. She really went out of her way to bring our beloved new kitty to us. I couldn’t recommend Kootenay Ragdolls and Lori more.

Kootenayragdolls.ca Thanks Suzy I love getting pictures of her playing with her family

In Love with our new baby 😍😍🥰💕❤️💕❤️ I may be a little bit prejudice when I say” Lori is an amazing crazy cat momma”, being that she is my sister. But I have seen first hand how she cares for all her furry friends. The time and love she puts into all of them is amazing. Her records for each one are immaculately in order. Anyone who purchases a furbaby from her will not be disappointed.

Kootenayragdolls.ca Thanks Sis, I know he has a wonderful home and I get to see him anytime.