Originally Posted by elizwithcat
With all these requirements, sorry, you could end up raising these kittens yourself. Most registered breeders don't do all the things suggested, probably because they figured out they would end up with hundred of cats and no customers if they do a home study on their clients. Obviously, those are all good ideas if you want the kitten placed into a good home. All of this however assumes there will be a lot of potential clients to choose from. Is it realistic to expect that?
Registered breeders may not, but those of us who work in rescue do. These things are commonplace. And if a person weren't willing to sign a contract that enabled us to do visits, then they wouldn't get a cat from us. Breeders and purebreds have the advantage of those expensive little sheets of paper and the high price tags. Unfortunately, with a capacity of 300 kits at my shelter, for instance, home checks are a far cry more convenient. We don't want our cats to end up as dogfighting bait or test animals. Truthfully speaking, it DOES happen, at least where I live. And since it seems like the breeders you speak of are above the idea of going the extra mile to place mangy riffraff kitties, it's probably good that they've decided to work with purebreds.
Anyway. DO the home visits. Do write up a contract. Heck, disallow declawing in the contract if you want seriously compassionate/informed owners. Personally, I'd rather go that extra mile and make sure that my kittens were well cared for then lazily see them off to sub-par homes. But that's me. The way I see it, a life is a life and is worth that extra effort.
And don't worry: Treehouse does home visits, calls and has a contract against letting the cat outdoors and declawing. Also, ALL (all of them, no cat left behind) are spayed or neutered at 6 weeks (yes weeks, not months) or at admission. And we adopted out 535 cats last year, so obviously, it's possible and you probably will be fine with adopting them out.