The type of cat available at a shelter at any given time is unpredictable and varies with the seasons. There are specialty rescue organizations that rescue ragdoll cats exclusively.
Ragdoll cats are extremely popular due to their reputation as laid-back, affectionate companions that make good indoor cats. In a shelter environment, customers often adopt kittens more frequently than older cats. The combination means that ragdoll kittens may be adopted out very quickly, so the chances of finding a ragdoll kitten in a local shelter versus a less popular breed or an older cat may be relatively low. Specialty organizations such as floppycats.com and purebredcatrescue.com can help connect potential adopters with ragdoll kittens.