Had a wonderful experience breeder is very knowledgeable easy to talk to. Cats a big beautiful and healthy very sweet quality rags
Authentic RAGDOLLS !
This has been an extremely pleasurable experience from the start! I was looking for a cattery that knew its stuff and Kathleen Definitely puts pride in her cats! She let and encouraged my family to met mom’s and dad to make sure this is the breed we wanted and to answer any questions we had. She educated us more on the breed that we didn’t know. I needed a cat that was going to be Specifically for my child with autism and she helped us find one out of the bunch that would be perfect for him. She takes the time to socialize them with handling at such a small age, So they’ll be a custom to their new people and homes. She even wanted us to bring a unwashed shirt of my sons so the kitten got used to him smell! I love the family atmosphere there would be no other Cattery I’d ever go to get a ragdoll then here!!
We have just recently put a deposit down on one of Kathleen’s beautiful rag doll kittens to claim him as our own. Working with Kathleen (the owner) has been such a joy. She is a lovely, kind woman who clearly holds the Ragdoll breed near and dear to her heart. She was very quick to respond to our initial inquiry and equally quick to invite us to come to her home and meet all of her beautiful cats and kittens. Upon arrival we were welcomed warmly into her home which, by the way, is clean, comfortable and beautiful. The cats and babies are treated like kings and queens! All were very social and curious, allowing us to interact freely to our hearts content. Kathleen’s home is very open and airy which gives all of her pets a lot of room to move. She has a few doggy friends too and all of the animals live together in fun, active harmony! Kathleen is very knowledgeable, answering all of our questions, big and small. Her cats are all certified and healthy which is of utmost importance when choosing a new pet. Kathleen has kept a line of communication open with me from the getgo - sending me pictures (and videos) as the kitties mature, and also pictures of my new baby’s parents. We are encouraged to come and visit frequently while our little guy is growing. We just can’t wait until he is old enough to take home! I can’t say enough about our experience - if you are interested in this beautiful breed, please don’t hesitate to contact Kathleen - you will not be disappointed!
So nice to visit this cattery in Waddell. Kat (owner) offers a nice assortment of Rag Doll babies, and has been so wonderful and knowledgeable with assisting me in my adopting one of her kits. I would highly recommend this cattery and breed to anyone desiring a lovely family pet!
We have been very pleased with Kathleen, and are so excited to bring home our baby boy in Aug. 2018. She truly loves what she does, and it shows! The cats are very happy, and in a fun, safe, clean home! We couldn't have asked for more, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Ragdoll!
My husband and I have been to 4-5 breeders’ houses before we decided on getting a baby from AZ House of Rags. Kathleen breeds ragdolls with love. She has a beautiful house and all the animals live happily together. I am so so so happy with the ragdoll baby I purchased from Kathleen. The kitten is very healthy, well socialized and abusolutely loving. I would get another kitten from her again if I don’t already have 4 cats at home. ;)
Kathleen is wonderful! She breeds the most loving, sweet, playful cats and helped us pick our perfect kitten. Our new girl, Chiyo, is everything I ever wanted in a ragdoll! Cannot recommend this breeder enough!
This is the first time we have ever purchased a pet from a breeder and we have had a wonderful experience with Kathi with AZ House of Rags. She has been incredibly accommodating to our schedule for visits with our kitten and sends photos whenever she can. We travel to her home weekly and she is always pleasant and answers all of the questions we have with ease. We are so excited to take our kitten home next month and would definitely recommend her to others looking for a professional and helpful breeder in the future. Her home is spacious, beautiful, and clean! The kittens are well taken care of, happy, and get along great with her other animals. Thank you Kathi!
Highly recommend AZ House of Rags. We got our kitten early January. He is so sweet and adorable. My husband and I visited 4 different breeders in Arizona and decided on buying from Kathleen. She raises these cats with care and love. All the cats are well socialized by the time they are ready for the new homes. If you are looking for a ragdoll, you need to contact Kathleen.
This could possibly be the best Rag breeder in the west....if not the country!! These little fuzz balls are happy and healthy, when they get on the move they are like kids on the first day of summer. Without a doubt Kathy shows a true love and almost Zen-like connection and care for her Rags. House of Rags is the go to breeder for honest pure bred and registered kittens.
Having rescued five cats (me) and ten (Frank) over our respective adult live, we decided to pick what we wanted this time. Our choice was a Ragdoll; we reseached and found Arizona's House of Rags and Kathleen Nickeson on the web. We reached out and she responded, where upon we made our first visit to her "facility". Making use of a breeder was a new and scary proposition for us, we should'nt have worried. Her home in Waddell is open, airy, and clean-very pleasant to visit. Choosing a favorite from all the white fluffy adorables was hard but we did it and will be picking up our new baby on Jan. 11.
Nicole K ***** 03/01/2020
I went through a terrible situation with another breeder recently that left me and my family feeling very distrustful and emotionally fragile.
I put my deposit down with Arizona's House of Rags with low expectations.
After making arrangements with Kathleen, my husband and I went to meet our kitten. Kathleen's home is large, clean and well-ordered. Beautiful, friendly white fluffy cats roam freely. It's an absolute kitty paradise!
Because of the recent heartache, I went into the situation with tons of questions and concerns. Kathleen took the time to listen and patiently answer them all. As well as being encouraged to visit my kittens, (I was so impressed I decided to get 2!) I am also able to text Kathleen to ask for photos or how my kittens are, any time. She wants you to feel as involved as possible with your kittens development which helps to foster a bond as you wait for your kitten to mature.
Kathleen has been so warm, helpful and emotionally generous that I can't recommend this cattery enough! She breeds these wonderful cats for an absolute love of the breed. She's gone above and beyond to make sure my family is having a wonderful experience.
Arizona's House of Rags is no backyard breeder. You pay for a quality cat and a wonderful experience and that is exactly what you get!
Emily Gallina *****05/18/2020
Kathleen never pressured us in any way when it came to making a decision on whether or not we wanted to get a ragdoll kitten from her. We ended up choosing a ragdoll from her safe environment where the cats are genuinely happy. She keeps her cats clean, healthy, and all up-to-date on shots. Kathleen was also great at communicating hour our kitten was doing and answering any questions we had along the process. We would definitely recommend the Arizona's House of Rags. Google
Shirley Gibbs *****05/17/2020
Upon walking through the door ... the first thing you notice when Kathleen Nickeson greets you is that it is such a happy home and you can tell that Kathleen absolutely loves all of her animals.
It has to be the happiest place on earth for all of her kittens ... plenty of room to run around, which is full of cat toys and places to hide! Having said that, her house is beautiful and immaculately clean - and her cats and kittens are absolutely adorable.
She’s not just a breeder ... this is truly her passion .... and it certainly shows. Her kittens are raised in an open and friendly family atmosphere together with other dogs and cats and are socially ready for any family situation they will encounter in their new homes.
Kathleen’s attention to detail is unsurpassed - she spends the whole time during the births making sure the newborn kittens are safe and warm and sends you photos of the happy event as it happens.
She makes sure you are fully informed with videos and photos during the whole time you are waiting to take your new baby home. If you are missing your baby kitty, she makes you feel welcome to go and visit.
I have been so impressed by the whole process that I have put my name down for a 2nd fur baby due in the Fall + I am picking up my baby boy this coming Saturday ..... so excited Google
Becca B *****1 year ago
I’ve worked with house of rags and I couldn’t be more happier to be a proud owner of one of Kathleen’s babies! She runs the most attentive and caring cattery I have ever seen! She’s specific on who will be the right fit with her kittens, it’s never about money it’s about who’s going to the best for her babies! I love the fact the mamas and dad are free range the house is clean and she requests weekly visits after you pick out your kitten! Her cats are Healthy and happy, the kittens are happy and healthy! Not to mention a soul it’ll beautiful!
Are rag doll is specifically for Our son with autism he is his assistive therapy pet, and let me tell you are little man has been The sprinkles to the therapy cupcake in our house! He’s completely minimized my sons negative behaviors, he senses when he or any of my children are upset and runs to them, if my son cries he comes running and rolls over till my son pets him! He follows directions! Will literally bring a toy over to my son to play!
I just can’t say enough what a pleasure it was to work with this cattery and I will never get a cat anywhere else but AZ HOUSE OF RAGS! Google
Josette Young *****9 months ago
Love House of Rags! Got my amazing, sweet beautiful and clever baby from them. My children, husband and I spoil Puff McCuddles everyday because of the joy he brings to our lives. Google
Chad K. ***** 5 months ago
Most wonderful place in all the land! Google
Gayle Murnane ***** a year ago
Calling Kathleen at AZ House of Rags a breeder is a huge misnomer. A better term would be “Ragdoll Stepmom”. From the time the kittens are born until the day they are picked up by their forever parents, they are treated with love and care. This creates outgoing personalities in all the kittens which allows them to bond easily with their new families.
Not only are they not born in a kennel when starting their lives, they are allowed the freedom of the entire house to discover new things at their own pace. This includes both other cats as well as dogs since Kathleen has quite a few of each. Nothing could prepare them for their new lives any easier while making the change to a new home seamless for them.
I have had my kitten Drago for 8 weeks and it feels like he was made specifically for my family. He has no fear of anything and absolutely loves both of my pugs, Stoli and Satan. He and Satan are truly best friends, so much so that it’s almost like they are littermates. They play all the time and when they finally take a break, they sleep curled up on top of each other. It’s a match made in heaven and neither one has any idea they are not from the same mom and dad.
If you are looking to adopt a purebred Ragdoll, look no further because you cannot find a better home from which to get one! Google
Gina C.***** 05/16/2019
We just brought home two beautiful kittens from AZ House of Rags on 5/11/1. From the moment we opened the carrier at our home, Abbott and Lucy have acted like they own the place. They are very social and sweet kittens. They don't run when you pick them up and they follow us all around the house. This is all thanks to Kat and her hands-on care of all of her kittens. She even let me come and visit my new babies as we waited for the day we would take them home. This whole experience was just wonderful. I highly recommend AZ House of Rags. Yelp