The Basics of the Guardian Home Program:
In order for us to give our dogs the best possible home, it is important for us to limit how many dogs we keep at our home. To be a good breeder of quality dogs, however, we need to keep, evaluate and add quality bloodlines to our breeding program. We like to keep first pick of the litter from time to time. We prefer to place these first pick puppies in guardian homes. A Goldendoodle needs to be a part of the family to develop to their full potential. That is why we have a guardian home program.
We are giving the dog to the guardian family to raise and love and keep as a member of their family. This program allows local families an opportunity to own one of the best Goldendoodles available without the up front cost. The family must be approved as guardian parents and agree to abide by our contract of care.
The guardian home program provides an excellent life for the dog, it has many
advantages for the guardian parents and it is the best way to maintain the best Goldendoodle Breeding program possible. It's one of those "win - win" situations for everyone involved. The family receives a quality, top pick dog for their forever pet. I will board the dog or free while you vacation, I pay for all health testing and vaccinations. I am able to give the puppies a permanent one on one family that he/she will retire with. I am also able to improve the breed by using only the dogs with the best genetics. The best part is that the dog lives in a home as a spoiled pet and gets lots of attention.
Guardian homes must have the following:
Own their own home
Have their own car to transport the dog
Prior experience dog ownership is a must
Be willing to crate and house train the puppy. Must show proof of obedience training. The dog passing K-9 Good Citizen would be an example of this.
Afford to provide required high quality food, flea/tick routine as well as regular vet checks. Vaccines and all health testing are done at G.O.N.'s expense.
Be prepared to have their own vet listed as a reference
Fenced backyard to contain the puppy
Be available to drive dog to the vets or our home for breeding and progesterone testing.
Keep us updated on the dog’s progress via email
Be willing to socialize the puppy by taking it everywhere possible and showing her life in general.
Live within a half hour drive from Fonthill. We do not place guardians outside of the Niagara Region.
Ideally, the family will be retired or will have one partner not working outside the home. The family will have no other dogs and no children under 10 years old. (This can be further discussed in person)
If you are interested in our Guardian program, please go to the price list tab, to the purple paragraph entitled "How to Get on a List" I will need all of this information about you to begin the process.
At the moment, Daisy, Willow, Penny, Jack Tanner, and Kaya are in Guardian Homes and loving it! Retired from this program and living with their families are Kodak, Zeke, Hunter, Vanna, Duchess, Georgia, Chelsea, Jack, Brook, Cora , Khali , Pippa, Jazzy, Traxx and Phoenix.