Erica L.
I got my blue Bi-color Ragdoll from Gary in 2009 and I couldn’t be happier! Before picking up my Sadie I emailed and called Gary with many questions and he was very patient and always answered in a timely manner. The day I drove down to SD I decided to take my kids to the zoo first and had to change times with Gary twice and he was very understanding. My sweet girl is so very smart, she was fetching a ball within weeks of being home with me (I hope Gary gets to post the youtube video of her that I sent him). She has been in the best of health and adjusted so very well to all the changes in my life (two other cats, move to Hawaii).
Erica L. Kailua-Kona, HI
I was fortunate to find this website about a year and a half ago. I researched this breeder and compared what he offered to other breeders located closer to my home. I was impressed with his three-year genetic health guarantee; as someone new to purchasing an animal from a breeder I had lots of questions and concerns, which he patiently answered and addressed. I found this breeder to be very kind and helpful to a “newbie”, and once I found two beautiful flamepoint female kittens I just had to have, he walked me through the process of adopting my fur-people. He spent quite a bit of time explaining how to care for them and by the time they were ready to be picked up I was confident I was walking away with wonderfully healthy kittens. I have had absolutely no problems with my kittens who are now eight months old. They are growing into their beautiful coats and are extraordinarily sweet-tempered. I’m grateful to Gary for the care he gave my girls while they were waiting for their forever-home, and so glad I found him! I highly recommend this company to anyone interested in adopting Ragdolls – they are raised in a healthy home environment with great care. I would definitely go to him in the future if I ever want to expand my little family.
Jeni R. Costa Mesa, CA
Sandie Miller
My husband and I purchased a Ragdoll kitten from this breeder in September of 2011 and we couldn’t be more thrilled! BRAVO is a healthy, wonderfully friendly Seal Mitten Ragdoll kitten who kisses us “good morning”, plays energetically during the day, and then sleeps the night through next to our heads, often purring contentedly. He is amazingly social and possesses a curiosity that brightens our day. Over our 59 years of living, we’ve owned many wonderful pets from sheepdogs and iguanas to cats and cockatoos, but we’ve never experienced anything like a Ragdoll kitten. We absolutely loved working with Gary Strobel. A breeder of Ragdolls since 1991, he provides a loving environment for all the kittens and has exceptional knowledge about this lovable breed. He has been very generously supportive and no question has ever gone unanswered. It is obvious from the time you begin talking to him that the Ragdoll cats and kittens are truly treasured – he is not just a “breeder” but passionate about the Ragdolls. Plus all of his Ragdoll kittens come with a 100% health guarantee. We highly recommend this breeder to anyone seeking a professional, caring, experienced breeder.
Sandie Miller Royal Oak, MI
Becki Zschiedrich
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 this breeder 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.
Becki Zschiedrich Biloxi, MS
We have now had two cats from Gary. The breeder is fabulous. Our first cat, Oscar lived 14 wonderful years. We were shattered when he passed away. Our new kitty, Ivan, is a terrorist! He chases our two dogs, jumps around playfully and gives us so many smiles I cannot count them all. Ivan came to us totally socialized, and joined our dogs without a hitch. He travels with us all over in our RV and loves the ride. He is gorgeous to look at, but more importantly, he is gorgeous in his spirit. He is spicy, spunky, and a real humorist. We love him, and so do our two dogs, a dachshund and a black lab. I couldn’t recommend a breeder more highly!!
Ellen Gould Carbondale, CO
Angela Burns
We purchased our Ragdoll, Dallas in December of 2009 and had the most wonderful experience. We found Gary because of a close family friend had purchased their Ragdoll, Jackson a few years prior. Upon deciding we wanted a Ragdoll, we contacted Gary and went to “meet” our new family member the day after Thanksgiving! We fell in love, but were going on vacation in early December & Gary said he’d hold on to Dallas for us until we returned. Upon returning we picked Dallas up the next day and took him home. We’ve had absolutely NO ISSUES (health or personality) with Dallas since we purchased him and he blossomed into the best cat ever. We would bring him to bed with us every night and he would stay tucked under the covers or sleep over my head on my pillow. We would actually travel with him frequently and he made the trek with us from San Diego to Rhode Island in the backseat of our car and he just loves to go! We now adopted a kitten from a shelter back in October and they are the best of friends… Dallas and Lola Bug chase one another, snuggle, and wrestle! They even play “Treat Patrol” where they fetch treats down the hall… I have to say, he’s most certainly my little Baby! Six months ago I had a baby, and whenever I feed her, Dallas hops on the couch and lays in my lap while I’m feeding the baby. He lays there while she holds his tail while eating her bottle – he’s so good with Sophia and never experienced “the jealousy issue”. We would not hesitate to purchase another cat from Gary. If you should have any questions about using Gary as a breeder for your Ragdoll – please feel free to contact me at
Angela Burns Cranston, RI
The breeder is a fantastic cattery. We adopted a Ragdoll from Gary last year. We live in Idaho and Gary shipped this little tiny kitten to us. Charley arrived on time at our airport. We promptly took him to our veterinarian who gave him a complete physical and found him very healthy. It is also good to know that Charley’s health has been guaranteed for 3 years. Charley is a wonderful, spirited, healthy and inquisitive boy. I cannot imagine a sweeter breed of cat highly enough. My experience with Gary was top-notch and would be happy to recommend him to my friends.
Cindy Lombard Meridian, Idaho
Chantel Lamberto Ceryak
We bought three WONDERFUL kittens from Gary (one male and one female and another male for my parents a year later.) They were all huge additions to our life and our family and I feel so fortunate to have had them in our lives. Henry and Harold were the two males and they were the sweetest most personable cats I have ever met. They were angels and true members of our family. Bob is the girl and she’s wonderful in a different way – she had the clever ability of somehow making my husband a cat person and they have an ongoing love affair that’s just between them. Henry and Harold lived full lives and we miss them dearly. Gary’s cats are special and unique and any family who is lucky enough to share their lives with one of Gary’s ragdolls is truly blessed.
Chantel Lamberto Ceryak San Francisco, CA
Johnnny Stewart
We bought one Ragdoll kitten. We loved it so much we went back and bought another. Gary was very professional and knowledgeable. His cattery is very clean. I have asked him questions over the phone about cats and he has been very helpful.
Johnnny Stewart Los Angeles, CA
I bought a cat from this breeder in June of 2011. I have nothing to say but wonderfully professional and helpful. I have never bought a cat from a breeder before so I did my research. I talked to many breeders and had settled on 2. I chose this breeder for several reasons. He had a kitten I was looking for, the price was comparable to other breeders and he was also in a location easier for me to get too. The transaction for the kitten was cut and dry and very easy. He was always available when I needed to reach him and he always returned my calls. I receive my kitten in perfect health and temperament. It has been more than 2 months now and my bundle of fluff is happy, healthy and brings us all the joy we had anticipated. I would be more than happy to recommend this breeder to anyone looking to adopt a Ragdoll. I would also go as far to talk with you personally. I have given this breeder my phone number and you may contact him if you would like to speak to me. I have no relation to this breeder or have I ever known him before my adoption. I am just a very satisfied customer and would use him again in the future.
Susi Gonzales New Harmony, UT
Hi Gary! I purchased a kitten from you quite awhile ago. I’m writing you because I would love another. I LOVE my kitty and would like to add a second. I did want to ask you if they are good kitties with other cats or if they are better loners. I don’t want to upset my kitty. (Boots) IF they get along well, I would like to get another from you. Which brings up another question. I have only had bad luck with females so I am keen on male cats. Would that be ok to have two males? If so, you have one on your page that is in the upper right that you called a seal mitted ragdoll male. I liked him very much. I like both the seal mitted and seal mitted with blaze. Let me if those are still available and if you think it would be ok to add another to my home. Boots is the best cat I have ever had! Thanks in advance!
Melissa Joslin Fresno, CA