What to expect from a Professional and Ethical Pet Breeder: A quality pet that is healthy and socialized, a legal sales contract, a written health guarantee, all kitten/cat health records including all shots given and test results, and a willing sounding board for any and all questions that may arise once you take your pet home. In essence, the breeder should be a resource person for you when needed.
What the Breeder Expects from the Pet Purchaser:
An honest person that will provide a safe and loving home for their new pet. Someone who will actually fulfill ALL requirements stated on the sales contract. Be sure to read the complete contract prior to signing it. It is a legal document and once signed may be upheld in small claims court if not fulfilled within the time frames stated on the contract.
EXAMPLE: My contract requires all pet kittens to be spayed or neutered within a set time frame, plus a copy of the vet neuter/spay statement must be sent to the breeder as proof of fulfilling the sales contract. If not, there is a cost penalty equal to the purchase price of the cat/kitten, plus I have the right to repossess the pet.
In addition, my contract states that I have the "right of first refusal." If for any reason the buyer cannot maintain ownership of the pet. What this means is: you are required to offer the cat back to me prior to trying to find the pet a new home. This includes trying to sell the cat, or place with friends or family members.
In other words, the breeder has the right to approve of who has ownership of his breeding. Hopefully, this will prevent the pet from ever ending up at the pound.