Guardian Homes - what's it all about
Guardian Homes - what's it all about
Becoming a Guardian family.....
Some people call it a Foster Home for a breeding dog-
but we feel guardian is a better term
as it is a permanent placement.
The adoption fee is waived. And hotel fees are waived while the dog is in the program.
How the Program Works
In a Guardian Family arrangement, the family provides a loving home for an intact breeding prospect, that will become an active part of our breeding program. To recognize the commitment this requires, the adoption fee is waived. Guardian Families must live within a reasonable distance of Lindsay ON and be prepared to work closely with us.
For Guardian Families
For the first 5 to 6 years it is a foster guardian role for the dog – you are the emotional owner and we are the legal owner. This requires you to provide a loving home for the dog and commit to providing high quality Veterinary care, feeding the specified food; free fed (grazing) diet, training it in basic commands, providing sufficient physical and mental stimulation, and making it available to us for health testing and breeding purposes. A guardianship contract will be prepared that clearly outlines each party’s responsibilities and commitments.
We will need you to bring the dog to visit us for two days every 8 weeks so the dog is familiar with us and our surroundings. We provide up to date shots for the age of the dog when going home. We name the guardian dogs before leaving. Names are not changeable.
For Doodle Moms
The maximum number of litters we expect from our mothers is 5, to take place between the age of 18 months and six years. You need to inform us whenever she goes into heat. When we decide to breed her, we may need to keep her for two to 18 days for breeding purposes. She will come to us again about 6 to 10 days before the puppies are due and stay with us until they are weaned at around five or six weeks of age. We will let you know well in advance what our breeding plans are for the prospective Mothers
Retirement - Your Forever Family Pet
Once a female dog has had her final litter or once a male dog turns seven, the co-ownership ends: the dog will be neutered and becomes your forever family pet.
Under this kind of arrangement, expenses related to day-to-day care of the dog are your responsibility (food, annual vaccinations, general health care, toys, etc). Any expenses related to health testing for breeding purposes, breeding, whelping, and care of the puppies are our responsibility.
There is no adoption fee for the guardian family in recognition of the fact that this requires a significant commitment on your part to fulfill the breeding commitment for several years.
Doodles in Need of a Guardian Home
We select the best of our pups to join our breeding program. These future breeding prospects are placed in approved Guardian Family homes.
We are currently looking for Guardian Families for some dogs. Call for details.
How to Become a Guardian Parent
Send me by email a description of your family unit, your home, back yard, time available and dog experience. It helps me to learn a bit more about your family.
If we think its a good fit, We invite you for a visit to meet potential dogs.
We like to meet with potential guardians twice, once at our ranch and once at your home. We ask that all family members be available for the visit at your home. The two meetings allow us to review all the commitments that come with guardianship.
FEB 1 2018
a quiet fun loving dog.
45 lbs. Loves people, kids, dogs
call for appointment.
Smooth Face Goldendoodle
DOB August 14 2019
SHE IS A RED MAHOGANY
Up to date on shots.
She is a great little girl who loves people. She has behaviour training. She is a fantastic personality.