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Someday Doodles Guardian Program

What is the Someday Doodles Guardian Dog Program?

 A Doodle needs to be a part of the family to develop their full potential. This is the reason why we have a Guardian Dog Program. This allows us to build our program without the need for kennels. 

We are giving the dog to the guardian family to raise and love and keep as a member of their family!  The family must be approved as guardian parents and agree to abide by our contract of care.

 

 As a guardian puppy grows up, we monitor his/her temperament, drive, and health. If the puppy is exceptional, he/she will be used in our breeding program. Before any dog is bred, we will:

  • x-ray his/her hips (at our expense) to verify that she does not have hip dysplasia

  • have heart and eyes tested and certified

  • If the hips don't qualify as average or above based on breed standards, we will have the dog spayed and ownership is then signed over to the guardian family 

 

When a female dog has passed health tests, she will come back to our home when she comes into her 2nd or possibly 3rd season depending on age (at 9th day) and stay with us until she has mated with the selected stud. This could mean that she is with us approx. 5 to 7 days. After being bred she will go back to her guardian home. 5 to 7 days before whelping (determined by breeder), she comes back to our home and has her babies here. She will remain with us until one week after she weans the pups (around 5.5 weeks). Females come into season up to twice a year. We may not breed each female every season.  Timing of the breeding is at the discretion of the breeder.

 

The guardian home program is an excellent deal for the dog, it's a good deal for the guardian parents, and it's a good deal for producing an exceptional Doodle Breeding program.  It's one of those "win - win" situations for everyone involved.  The family receives a quality, top pick dog.  I am able to improve the breed by using only the best.  Our guardian program allows the dogs to live in a home as a spoiled pet and to receive all the attention they deserve. 

Who qualifies to become a Guardian Family? 

We are very selective of who we choose to become a guardian family. Our primary concern is that our dogs go into safe homes where they will be well taken care and loved as a family member. 

 

They must be in a home where they are not able to escape or get bred while in season. We expect the guardian parents to allow the dog to be a part of the family (a house dog). We look for people who are experienced dog owners.

 

Guardian families should live within 1-2 hours of our home and provide transportation to us when needed. Everyone in the household should like the guardian arrangement. Guardian families must be willing to have us stop by on occasion with notice.

 

Families that are interested in breeding dogs are not good guardian families.  We are placing dogs in their permanent family home, not in a breeding home. We do not split litters with Guardian Parents.  This is not a program for someone who wants to be a breeder, but a guardian program in order to provide good forever homes for our dogs.

What are the responsibilities of a Guardian Family?

Transportation to and from Someday Doodles when necessary.

 

While the guardian family does not pay for the puppy (or young adult), they must agree to purchase a dog crate, collar, leash, and all necessary items for pet care.  They must also agree to feed a quality food that we recommend.  They are expected to strictly follow feeding instructions during pregnancy.  The guardian family must have a secure back yard for regular exercise.

 

Guardian families take care of all the pet type fees as if it were their dog.

  • Grooming: dog must be kept groomed and matt free

  • Food: agreed upon with Someday Doodles

  • HEARTWORM PREVENTION (not Trifexis)

  • FLEA PREVENTION

  • Vet bills and care (not reproduction related) 

We REQUIRE that our guardian puppies be taught basic obedience and taken to at least one set of obedience classes. This is NOT difficult to accomplish and will give your guardian the good behavior skills needed to be an asset to your family and the community for a lifetime. It's worth it - we promise! 

Guardian families must keep us updated on the dog’s progress via email or text. When in heat, we must be notified via phone and email.  Pictures via email every 1 month for us to follow the puppy’s progress so that we can watch him/her develop, and update our website. We also may require a visit to our Guardian Family’s home every few months during the first year to assess the Guardian Puppy, as well as build a relationship with him/her for the future. Occasionally, we will ask our Guardian Families to bring the puppy to us for a visit so that she can get comfortable with our home for when she will be here with us in the future having babies :-).

The guardian parents must keep us informed of the female’s cycles. Females can come into season 2 times a year but it is usually every 8 to 12 months. When a female starts to cycle or drip blood we expect to get an email or a phone call.  Repeated attempts to contact us should continue, until confirmation is received from us that we have heard from you.  If we plan to breed the female we will inform the guardian parents at this time. Females are usually bred between the 9th and 15th day of their season. We take them into our home about the 7th day.

Who owns the dog while they are in the Guardian Program?

Someday Doodles owns the dog until breeding obligations are met.  We sign a contract with the guardian family clearly identifying that we have full breeding rights and can breed the dog when we choose.  The dog remains registered in our name until breeding obligations are complete. 

 

The guardian family will assume all liability for the dog at time of guardian agreement and are responsible for the dog for their entire life.  Once the breeding obligations are met, Someday Doodles contribute $150 towards their spay or neuter. At this point we will transfer ownership of the dog to the guardian family.

 

 

If at anytime the guardian family can no longer care for the dog, before or after breeding obligations are met, they agree to return her to Someday Doodles.  The dog may not be sold or given to any other party without prior written permission from Someday Doodles. 

Monetary Requirements and Penalities:

Guardian home agrees to pay a $1200 deposit in full once this agreement has been fulfilled with no interruptions.

 

If male is bred without permission from Tessie Henry- Someday Doodles, there is a $20,000 penalty and all puppies and monies produced from this are property of Tessie Henry- Someday Doodles.  Legal action will be started for the breach in contract.  Any legal fees incurred by the Someday Doodles to enforce this agreement are the sole responsibility of the Guardian home. 

 

If female is bred without permission and/or spayed without consent from Tessie Henry- Someday Doodles, there is a $20,000 penalty and all puppies and monies produced from this are property of Tessie Henry- Someday Doodles.  Legal action will be started for the breach in contract.  Any legal fees incurred by the Someday Doodles to enforce this agreement are the sole responsibility of the Guardian home. 

Female Guardian families are compensated $500 per litter of more than 3 pups.  This is to help with expenses for the Guardian dog ; vet, food, etc.

If all requirements of the Guardian Program contract are fulfilled and the dog completes the program, the guardian family will regain their $1200 deposit. The dog will be spayed/neutered and will then be free to live the rest of their lives as a pet in the guardian family's home. 

Interested in becoming a Guardian Family?
Do you rent or own your home?
Do you have a SECURELY fenced in yard?
Do you live within 1-2 hours of Cartersville, GA? Are you willing to transport the Guardian Dog when needed?
Do you have a preference between a male or female Guardian Dog?

Thank you! If we believe you would be a fit for our program, we will schedule a call to discuss the process and to determine what disposition would fit your family best. If we do not have any current dogs in need of Guardian homes, we will add you to our wait list and notify you when one becomes available. 

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