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Guardian Homes

What is a guardian home?

A Guardian Home is NOT a foster program.   This is entered into as what is hoped to be  a forever situation.

Most of our breeding dogs will be found in the loving care of our guardian homes.  A guardian is someone approved by us to be the family lucky enough to have pick of the litter as their very own.  These special puppies spend their lives with their guardian families and come to visit us when needed.  The females come to us after breeding to whelp and wean their puppies, an average of 4-6 wks.    We retain ownership of the dogs until their breeding period is complete, at which time the dog is spayed or neutered and ownership is transferred to the guardians.   We like to think of  our Guardians as a partnership, we cannot grow our business without you and we enjoy the friendships that come from working together.

We currently have several Guardian opportunities which will be the final opportunities with Springview. 

Here are some prerequisites for becoming a guardian family:

  • The primary caregiver cannot work full time outside the home.  Work schedule must be flexible to allow transportation when needed without issue.
  • No intact dogs of the opposite sex are permitted to live in the home to reduce the chances of unwanted matings.
  • Guardians must have prior experience raising and training dogs.
  • Must live in or around the Longwood-Winter Park-Apopka-Orlando area.
  • Willingness to follow guidelines and recommendations set forth by breeder pertaining to care and feedings.
  • Willingness and availability  to make dog available to breeder for testings, matings and any veterinary appointments or needs the breeder feels necessary.

What are the benefits for the guardian family and the dog?

  • Our Guardian Families pays a reduced price for their puppy.
  • The guardian family has a “‘pick of the litter” puppy personally chosen by the breeder.
  • The guardian family is given a “thank you” bonus of $500 whenever female has to be left with breeder to whelp puppies.  We do invite our Guardians to come and visit Mom and pups  while Mom is here raising and weaning her pups.
  • We pay for all immunizations.
  • The Guardian Family gets to share the joy and excitement of helping to provide loving well socialized pups to our wonderful waiting families!
  • We pay to spay the dog after breeding period and transfer ownership to you.
  • The dog is placed with its forever family and never has to be raised in a kennel or to find a new family after it’s breeding period is over!

If you think you would like to be a Guardian Family, please  mention it in your Puppy Application so that we can discuss it further!!