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Guardian Homes

What is a guardian home?

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

 

Why Guardian Homes?   Because we are a responsible breeder and only believe our puppies as well as our Parents should only live in loving homes as part of a family, many of our breeding dogs will be found in the loving care of our guardian homes.  A guardian is someone approved by us to be a 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.

How does it work?   The health of our dogs is our utmost concern and we follow a very responsible breeding protocol which has been found to be of the most benefit to our Moms.   We breed on the second heat, unless the first heat happens after 12 months of age so the first breeding heat is usually between the ages of 16-20 months of age.   The female is only breeding for an average of 3  years of the 5 year Guardian term and then she is spayed and lives with you for the rest of her life.   The females come to us an average of three days before birthing and stay here until their puppies are weaned, an average of 4-6 weeks.  We retain ownership of the dogs until their breeding period is complete, at which time the dog is spayed and full ownership is transferred to the guardians.    The female lives with their families as their loved and cherished pet for their entire lives.   We like to think of  our Guardians as a partnership, we cannot grow our business without them and we enjoy the friendships that come from working together.        IF you are meet our requirements and are interested in learning more about our program and our females available, please fill out a puppy application.  

Here are some prerequisites and requirements for becoming a guardian family:

  • The primary caregiver cannot work full time outside the home, meaning either a stay at home or work at home parent.  Work schedule must be flexible to allow transportation when needed.  Teaching schedules, unfortunately do not allow for the flexibility needed for this program.
  • 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 Jupiter/Palm Beach/Stuart area due to transportation needs.
  • Guardians must be willing to follow our guidelines and recommendations set forth pertaining to care and feedings.
  • To protect our Girls from harmful contaminants or personal harm, our breeding dogs may not go to Doggy Day Care or be boarded while their Guardians are away, so you must have someone available to doggy sit either at your home or the home of your sitter.   We do not do boarding here at our home.
  • Guardians are required to maintain pet insurance on the dog for the guardian period, we recommend this to all of our families anyways to help with the cost of unexpected issues that may arise such as injuries.  Pet insurance does not cover nor protect the breeder, it protects you against unforeseen (non breeding related) health issues or emergencies.  We of course cover all expenses related to breeding as well as all vaccinations. 
  • We require that all Guardians of our puppies attend puppy classes. It is important for all of us to have a well behaved dog.

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

We want to make sure the Guardian situation is also beneficial to the Guardian family.

  • Our Guardian Families pay a reduced price for their pet, guardians for our females pay $2000 instead of our pet price of $4200.
  • The guardian for females is given a “thank you” bonus of $750 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.  Our families make money on this arrangement and making it work for both parties is very important for us.
  • We  again, 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, another savings for our families.
  • 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!

 

 

Layla:

Layla is our stunning English “Teddy Bear” Goldendoodle from Gracie and Bocelli, one of our favorite pairings.  She is about 32 pounds with a stocky build  and a very very thick super soft coat of soft curls, she looks and feels like a little lamb.  She is very soft tempered, gentle minded and  submissive.   Layla has excellent behavior.    She would do well with a family that has another dog that is not overly dominant or a family without another dog.  She loves to play race and chase with her doggie sisters here.  She is not used to being around small children( and their energy level)  so, we prefer to place her with a family that has children that are at least 10 years old. She is used to going out and about and loves car rides and walks.

Layla is expecting her late fall litter so will not be available to go to a Guardian Home until December.  If you are interested, we can chat and set up a visit prior to that date.

Layla

Carolina    “Lina”

We have this stunning little female from our Parents Juno and Luca.  She is expected to be about 20-23  pounds when full grown, she was born in May.  She has a very quiet and settled temperament, plays wonderfully and pestfully with her other doggie friends here.   When she is not playing, she is happy to entertain herself with one of a variety of toys and LOVES to snuggle!  He has a very soft silky coat which will get some curl as she gets older.

Lina

 

If you are interested in speaking with us about being a guardian for Layla or our little female and meet the above requirements, please fill out a puppy application and we are happy to contact you and discuss our program and dogs further.