What Is The Guardian Program?
We believe that the happiest, healthiest and smartest dogs are raised in a family environment. By placing our carefully chosen guys and gals in forever homes, we improve the quality of their life AND the lives of the lucky family serving as doggy guardians.
A person or family that chooses to become a guardian for one of the pups in our breeding program, is agreeing to care for the pup just as any caring and responsible pet owner would. They agree to love, care for, train and socialize the pup to keep it safe and as healthy as possible.
The only difference is that they also agree that we still have breeding rights to that pup. By becoming a guardian, they agree that “technically” we still have ownership of the dog until he or she is no longer needed for the breeding program (typically 7 years or less). After that time, we will pay to have the dog spayed or neutered and he or she will become the sole property of the guardian family.
In exchange for that agreement, the guardian family will only pay a deposit to become a guardian, instead of the full adoption amount. That deposit will be refunded when the dog is officially retired from the program.
In addition, we will pay for all of the initial vaccinations during the first year and all veterinary care that is relative to breeding. We provide the Guardian home with the same items that all new puppy owners receive, as well as a new crate.
Guardian owners also get the benefit of receiving their new puppy at age 12 –16 weeks. This is a benefit because the puppy will come to their home 90% potty trained, crate trained, and will have a good command of the basics (sit, stay, lay down, off ) and will have a good start with leash walking.
Guardianship is an AWESOME alternative for qualified people/families who:
May not be able to afford to purchase a Doodle
Want to have support and a sense of community while owning a Doodle
Are interested in being a part of a breeding program
We have provided additional information on the Guardian FAQ page and the Guardian Requirements pages.
ALL potential guardian homes must:
Be located within 200 miles of our home in North Port, FL, if you have a female. Other states are possible if you are guardian to a male.
Fill out an Application for Guardianship
Be willing to allow a home visit & periodic visits during the time in program