GUARDIAN PROGRAM INFORMATION
In an effort to grow our Labradoodle family without turning our home into a kennel atmosphere, and to ensure all of our breeding dogs live a pampered life in their forever home, we have decided to begin a Guardian Home Program!
The guardian home dog is part of the guardian home’s family, while the breeding rights are retained by Labradoodle Story Tails for a set amount of time (3 litters). Once the guardian dog has completed her breeding career (around 4-5 years old), she will be spayed at breeders expense, and will remain a forever pet of the Guardian Family.
Guardian families will be under a legal contract with Breeder until their guardian dogs breeding career is complete. Guardian homes will undergo an interview and screening before chosen. Please understand that an interview does NOT guarantee you a guardian Labradoodle.
Guardian home families are responsible for the general routine veterinary care and wellness of the guardian dog placed with them. This means feeding a high quality dog food (approved by breeder, we prefer Canidae or Wellness but are open to other holistic brands), basic grooming (non-professional is fine), flea/tick prevention when needed, socialization, regular exercise and most importantly, all the love and attention possible! Any “breeding related” medical costs for the guardian dog are the expense of the breeder-Labradoodle Story Tails. The guardian dog will be health tested around 6 months old as well as occasional health exams at the expense of Breeder.
Requirements of Guardian home:
-Live within 4 hours of Sacramento, California
- Own your own home.
- Must have very secure physical fencing to provide a safe and secure environment for the guardian dog.
- All dogs and pups placed in guardian families must be indoor dogs, and never be left outside unattended for long periods of time.
- Guardian families must have reliable transportation, and a willingness to bring the guardian dog to breeder when needed throughout the year (usually no more than 4-5 visits per year).
- Maintain open lines of communication with breeder concerning any and all matters
concerning the guardian dog.
- Must alert breeder of any changes in dog including but not limited to: coming into heat, any injuries, any changes in health or temperament.
- Have no intact male dogs in the house hold.
- Keep the Dog properly groomed, with care given to matting, ears and claws.
- Make certain that the dog is available for breeding purposes.
We prefer retired folks or ones that are working from home.
If you feel that you will make an excellent guardian home please email us back and explain why. Thank you for your interest in our guardian program!