We have a few Guardian Home opportunities. We have requirements that must be met. Please read through this page carefully to understand what a Guardian Home is.
Must live in Ohio, approx <1 hour from Marshallville, OH (feel free to contact us if outside this distance) transport may be required
What is a Guardian Home?
A guardian home is an individual/family that takes care of one of our dogs. The age of the dog will vary, some will be adults, some will be a puppy we choose to keep from a litter. These will be high quality dogs, at virtually no cost, but there are requirements that must be met.
The responsibilities of the Guardian (responsible for these bills, just like a regular companion):
-let us know when the dog is in heat (all are females, we don't place males)
-annual vet appointments
-feed Purina ProPlan food (not the cheapest, but it must be fed)
-use specific flea/heartworm prevention
-be able to transport if necessary
---be able to meet for testing
-basic training: obedience, crate
-appropriate exercise for their age
-deposit may be required, will be fully returned at transfer of ownership
-!!not permitted to spay the dog, will have costly consequences
-!!costly consequences if the dog happens to get pregnant in the guardians care
Our responsibilities & costs:
-complete/arrange health testing
-at retirement (typically after 3-4 litters) spay
-return deposit, if necessary
-when breeding, the dog will live here for approximately 1 week
-for whelping, the dog will live here from 1 week before the puppies are due till they're 8 weeks old
-microchip & registration (if applicable) will be registered in our name until ownership is transferred
We have a contract that must be signed-each dog will vary
Breeds/Timeframes for Guardian Homes-
-River, 9 month Cavalier
-Vienna, 12 month Mini Newfypoo
-Willow, 15 month F1 Cavapoo
Dogs ages/testing completed all vary. Contact us for more information
Complete the Guardian Home Application. There is no deposit to apply to be a guardian (see current Guardian list on the Waiting List page)
Click here if the application doesn't work.