Being a guardian family for a dog can be an excellent way to have a top quality dog for a family pet without all the expense.
We believe every dog deserves a loving forever family that they can call their own. We are not a kennel breeder as dogs raised in kennels do not get the socialization and stimulation that is needed to be a well-balanced happy dog. Because we believe that a family life is of utmost importance, our Guardian Homes have become an important part of our program and it benefits everyone involved, the dog, the breeder, and the forever family.
Our Guardian Home Program allows for local families to have a breeder’s “Pick of the Litter” puppy. These pups live with you as your family dog while we retain breeding rights for the dog. The puppies are whelped at our home and the mama stays with us until pups are weaned. Most dogs retire by five years of age and will not have their first litter until around 2 years of age and will have approximately 4 – 5 litters.
Your pick of the litter Doodle is your family pet, your forever companion. Once the breeder is retired, Sierra Springs Australian Doodles will spay or neuter the breeder at our cost and sign the registration papers over to the Guardian home.
How to qualify as a Guardian Home:
In order to ensure the safety and health of the guardian home dog there are certain requirements to qualify for our Guardian Home Program.
Own your home
Have a fully fenced yard
Ensure that your puppy is well socialized
Provide veterinary care when needed
Ensure that your dog will not be left for more than an average of 5 hours each day