map-marker Saint Charles, Illinois

I love Garys Cats!

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I have had 3 of them and they are wonderful A blue point , a mink mitted (posey ) and also a lilac lynx They are healthy and have nice medium coats and and quite friendly The earlier you get them , the better they fit into your household. Not every kitten is perfect but he stands behind his cats and he has been around a long time . That is the best kind of a breeder. He also raises them in his house which is better than a garage or a barn which some others do. People need to be reasonable in their expectations from a breeder
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map-marker San Diego, California

Love our Ragdoll....will get a second very soon!

We are in love with our beautiful boy, Mr. Minkie Ragdoll (who is famous on FB now). He is their current avatar and we've had him almost 3 years. Stunning cat with so much personality. The best part is that the breeder is always available to answer any questions or concerns and gets back to me via phone or e-mail. We'll surely be going back for another with his 3-year health guarantee. You don't see that everyday. He performs all of the proper testing on the adults and has all of the proper affiliations you would want from a reputable breeder.
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map-marker Murrieta, California

Ragmeister Ragdolls are the best!

I purchased 2 wonderful ragdolls from Gary in 1999 and they are both healthy and strong adults. They have never had a health problem and Hary was very kind and full of great information. He made the process of finding our kitties enjoyable. They are the best pets-sweet and loving. Everything rag dolls should be. I toured his facility in his home and got to see where all the cats are kept and it is a living environment. I highly recommend Ragmeister Ragdolls if you are considering buying a ragdoll cat. They are awesome and have the most beautiful cats you can imagine. They also offer a health guarantee.
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Becki Vno
map-marker Gulfport, Mississippi

100% Satisfied With Ragmeister Ragdolls

I purchased the most beautiful Lilac Ragdoll from Gary Strobel in May 2011. I had been talking to Gary for over six months before the purchase because I was so nervous about the kitten flying from San Diego to New Orleans. He assured me that the kitten would be fine. Well, he is fine and 100% purrfect. I named him Zephyr. He is the BEST present I have ever bought myself. I kind of felt guilty about "buying" a cat instead of adopting from the Humane Society but that guilt quickly went away as soon as I picked him up from the airport. The joy this kitten has already given me is priceless. He is the most beautiful cat I've ever seen in my life. He is 6 months old now and already 9 pounds so he's going to be big. He also loves water and jumps in the tub every day. He just loves bath time. Thank you Gary for the most beautiful baby in the world. I look forward to going home every day to see my new addition. He is a blessing and has definitely enhanced my life. I had a wonderful experience with Ragmeister Ragdolls and I love the book that Gary Strobel wrote. It was extremely helpful. Thanks for everything Gary. I want another Ragdoll already but I'm going to let Zephyr be an only child for a while.
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This is fake review, I don't trust it for a simple reason that happy customer would not go to PissedConsumer website to leave a grateful review here, unless to neutralize some previous negative reviews. You can tell anything, but this is not convincing to me. :grin

map-marker Los Angeles, California

Ragmeister Ragdoll Cats sells sick kittens

We recently purchased a blue mitted ragdoll kitten from Ragmeister Ragdoll Cats in San Diego, California. We wanted to take the "economical" route, so we found this guy who was much cheaper than the other breeders in the area. That should've been our first clue that this wasn't going to end well. We picked the kitten up (way too early if you ask the other breeders) at his home and did not see even one other cat. We noticed the kitten was coughing and sneezing on the way home. I immediately contacted the breeder via email and he wrote back a note saying "he wasn't coughing here." I was annoyed. We picked the kitten up on New Years Eve and couldn't get the poor little guy to the vet until after the holiday and he was quite sick by then. It ended up costing us an arm and a leg to get him well enough that we weren't worried he would die. You would think the breeder, who is supposed to be an animal lover, would've called to check in on him to make sure he was ok, right? Um no. I never heard from him again until we had to make numerous attempts to contact him for the initial shot records. DO NOT USE THIS BREEDER. It saves you money initially, but it's far too risky to choose a breeder who obviously does not care about the animals he's selling.
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I purchased a ragdoll kitten from Gary. I had owned a ragdoll once before and fell in love with the breed.

However, this kitten acted strange from day one. I called the breeder(Gary)who was very blase about the situation. Suddenly without warning, the kitten died. Again I called Gary, who was totally unconcerned.

I would not purchase from him again.

Ragdoll cats in my opinion are still the best!! Just be careful who you purchase from.


just looking thanks for the heads-up


I have dealt with Gary many times and found him to be one of the most trusted sellers..Yes I think there would be many more complaints if he was a bad person since he has been raising cats this long.I am not at all displeased, and I highly value his reputaion...But it always takes just one person to make negative remarks ..Cant please everyone I guess

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One complaint!!?? Do you know how to read?

This guy has a horrible reputation. It's all over the Internet.


I'm not anonymous at all, nor am I slandering. I merely shared my very accurate experience for other customers. If this breeder doesn't like that, perhaps he should change his practices.


The breeder mentioned above has been breeding Ragdolls for 21 years and I would think there would be many more complaints if he was so irresponsible and uncaring. The fact that "anon" people can slander a person and their long history of producing beautiful kittens is wrong and cowardly. Asking other breeders for opinions on their competition and expecting any thing other than jealousy and "caddiness" is a little naive!


I am so sorry! I was *about* to get a kitten from Ragmeister last summer, I had even placed a deposit.

He seemed too sketchy for me so I emailed some other breeders in the area asking about his reputation. What do you know...

no one had anything good to say about him! I heard that all his kittens are sick so I quickly backed out!

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I myself own the Ragdoll who is this breeder's FB avatar. I find these negative comments completely preposterous as Gary has and always will be my go to guy on anything Ragdoll.

His kittens are beautiful. I've been in his home where there are several kittens waiting to be adopted. He has ALWAYS been very responsive to any inquiries. I wouldn't dream about buying from any other breeder.

I've seen some of their homes. And, Gary gives a 3-year guarantee of health with each kitten. I have never seen any other breeder offer that. And, I will tell you there is a ring of breeders across the country who are trying to push inbred litters for 4 and 5 times the price of Ragmeister's.

Get your head out people. This guy is the real deal!

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