(To clarify, this is NOT when you buy a puppy.) This is a special arrangement involving co-owning, or co-caring, for a breeding dog. Scroll down to see our current girls that are available for a guardian home. How it works:
A guardian arrangement is an agreement in which a breeding
dog lives full-time with a family as their family pet: but still belongs
to the breeder until the contract is completed. The contract is usually
for three successful breedings, after which the dog permanently
belongs to the guardian.
When it is time to breed (i.e. when a female comes into heat), she goes back to the breeder to be bred; and then again when it is time for the puppies to be born. After the pups are weaned, she goes back to the guardian home. The breeder pays for all costs involved in the breeding. The guardian pays all costs involved with daily good care of the dog. This includes any vet costs after the guardian takes custody of the dog; food, leashes, beds, crates etc. The guardian does not pay an adoption fee, as the dog is not being sold. After three successful breedings, the guardian becomes the permanent owner. ADVANTAGES: to the Guardian, he or she gets a highly desired, expensive dog to love and live with, without paying thousands of dollars. To the Breeder: it gives each of their dogs a greater chance of individual attention than they would living with multiple dogs. DISADVANTAGES: The guardian will have their family pet gone for periods of time when it's time to breed (unless they live very close to the breeder) and when its time for the puppies to be born. This is usually about 6 weeks. The guardian may visit their family pet while at the breeder, and watch her puppies grow.
Both parties sign an agreement, which is mutually binding. The Guardian promises to provide a kind, loving and safe home. They also promise to keep in communication with the breeder, and make the dog available when it is time to breed. If there is any indication the dog is not being treated kindly, the agreement is void and the dog is returned to the breeder. The Guardian is not to have the dog spayed, or prevent pregnancy in any way.
If you live in or close to Rancho Cordova, California, you may want to apply to be a Guardian home. Ideally, that would be in the within 30 minutes of Rancho, but if you are in Sacramento, contact us. The reason the Guardian must live close is because when the time comes, the female must be picked up and dropped off when it is time to be bred, time to have the puppies, etc. She may also need to get an ultrasound at 28 days after breeding; an X-ray at 7 weeks, and should be available if she has any medical needs during the pregnancy. It is too difficult to do all of these things if the dog is far away.
Contact us if you wish to ask questions, or to apply.
We are currently offeringing guardian homes for some of our adult girls: Daisy the cavapoo and Rosie the cavapoo. A potential guardian home MUST be within 30 miles of Elk Grove, California. This is in Sacramento. To apply to be a guardian home, please message us.
Daisy (Golden Heart Daisy Fuentes)
Housebroken: Needs work
Trained on a leash: no
Basics: very funny, loves to watch TV. Barks at the TV if a dog comes on. Loves treats but will let the others get theirs first. Crate trained, comes when called, wants very much to please.
UPDATE: Daisy is in a Guardian home at this time
Rosie (Golden Heart Lela Rose)
Age: 1 1/2
Housebroken: needs work. Hates to walk on wet grass.
Trained on a leash: no
Basics: comes when called, crate trained. Loves to cuddle, moves like a poodle. Still acts like a puppy. Very laid back, is great at the groomer. Very gentle girl.