WHAT IS A GUARDIAN HOME?
Here at LaLa Doodles we feel that in order to succeed as an exceptional breeder of double doodles, and to properly develop our doodles, it requires us to have a number of dogs in our breeding program. It is our goal to successfully further and develop our lines while having our breeding dogs live in a family environment. We have found that the Guardian Home Program is the best way to accomplish this. This is a very unique program that allows our breeding dogs to live as loved family members with our locally selected families while participating in our breeding program. This is our way of ensuring that our breeding dogs live with their families in forever homes and still participate in the future development of our LaLa Doodles Double Doodles under our watchful eye.
The program is only available to families and individuals who live within a reasonable distance from Seattle, Washington. We ask that you assess your lifestyle, reliable transportation and permanency in the area to ensure that you are able to meet the requirements of caring for a pet, but also meeting the requirements of the Guardian Home Program agreement. There is a $1000 security fee and it is refundable upon completion of contract.
Any “breeding related” medical costs for the Guardian Dog are the expense of LaLa Doodles. Our Guardian Homes are only responsible for routine maintenance and medical care just as they would if they had their own dog.
Guardian puppies that enter our breeding program will begin producing between 18 and 24 months of age. When a female Guardian dog is in season, the Guardian Family is required to contact us immediately. An intact female usually has a heat cycle that will last between 14 and 21 days. During this time, we will need access to her for breeding related appointments and we may have her stay in our home for a period during this time. Once she has been bred, she will remain with her Guardian Family until one week before her due date. At that time, the Guardian dog will come back to stay with us for the remainder of her pregnancy and whelping, and will be returned once her pups are fully weaned at 8 weeks of age. Breeding Female Guardian pets Co own for 1-3 litters , Breeding Male Guardian pets Co own for 2 years . Guardian Families are welcomed and encouraged to visit with scheduled appts while their Guardian Dog is at LaLa Doodles.
Male dogs must be available for breeding when we have a matched female in heat. We may bring the female to the Guardian family’s home for breeding, or we may bring the male to our house.
All breeding rights belong to LaLa Doodles and no breedable dogs of the opposite sex are allowed in the same home with the co-owned puppy.
After your dog has fulfilled the requirements under the Guardian Home Program, you agree to spay/neuter them, and they continue to live with your family in their forever home. Once your Guardian pet is spayed/neutered, the security fee will be refunded.
You must have a safe and secure environment for a Guardian Home dog to ensure their safety and health. While we prefer families with previous dog ownership experience, we are happy to work closely with families and individuals who are new to dog ownership. Our Guardian Home Program dogs are to be kept as house pets and family members. Person/family with no other dogs preffered !
Guardian Home Requirements:
- Live within a reasonable driving distance from Seattle, Washington
- Provide a fully secure fenced yard
- Feed only quality food
- Provide basic obedience training, proper socialization to people, children and dogs
- Understand the issues and responsibilities of caring for a breeding dog
- Willingness to return the dog to LaLa Doodles during breeding appts, whelping & weaning of pups
- Agree to regular health, veterinary care and vaccinations
- Communicate freely with LaLa Doodles about the health and conditions of the dog
Benefits of Being a Guardian Home:
- Receive the best quality breeding puppy chosen by LaLa Doodles for FREE!!
- Discounts to guardian family wanting an additional puppy from LaLa Doodles
- Providing a breeding dog a family for LIFE, never experiencing life in a kennel or being re-homed after they are retired
The Guardian Home program is actually a very simple program even though it may seem like there are a lot of details. The main thing to remember is that there is no better way than the guardian home program to help reputable breeders continue to breed dogs in a humane and loving environment and out of cages so in order to continue to produce HAPPY and HEALTHY puppies for families who are looking for a forever pet.
|Guardian Family Agreement>|
> GUARDIANSHIP CONTRACT
> This GUARDIANSHIP AGREEMENT is between Aimee Santa Monica of LaLa Doodles ( hereafter referred to as “the Breeder” ) & _____________ ( hereafter referred to as “the Guardian”. The following contract refers to puppy/dog named:
> _____________ from Lolly and Kona 2022 August Litter, hereafter referred to as “the Dog”.
The Guardian has affixed his initial ____at various designated places on this contract to indicate her assent to the various provisions.
> Ownership of this dog, remains the property of the Breeder and the Breeder will retain exclusive rights to the Dog for their breeding program until such time as the dog is retired and altered as provided below, and a Retired Dog Contract has been completed and signed by both the Breeder and the Guardian.___________
> Any offspring produced by this dog are solely the property of the Breeder and the Guardian has no ownership or interest in them.
> The Breeder requires that the Guardian allow them full access to the Dog during breeding appointments upon request.____All requests will be given with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. In such case of return, Breeder will refund the full amount of the deposit ($ 1,000.00).
> THE GUARDIAN AGREES TO:
> 1. Safely confine dog within the boundaries of their property.
> 2. Attend Puppy or Dog training classes with the Dog.
> 3. Make the Dog available to the Breeder at their request for: Health Testings and
> Breeding appointments
> All requests will be made with at least 24 hours notice.
> 4. Feed the Dog quality food
> 5. Groom the Dog at least every 3 months by
> taking the Dog to a qualified groomer in their area. (In this case the Guardian will be
> responsible for all expenses related to the grooming.) Dog must also be brushed out weekly to avoid any matting
> 6. Avoid accidental breeding by ensuring that
> Intact males are kept away from female while in heat.______
> 7. Notify the Breeder upon the first signs of heat in a breeding female. This would be at the first notice of bleeding , or spotting____
> 8. Notify the Breeder immediately if the Dog exhibits any abnormal behaviour, or upon illness or injury.
> 9. Notify and send a copy of all Veterinarian visits to the Breeder. (Optional)
> 10. Treat the Dog with Advantage Multi on a monthly basis.
> 11. Determine if a license is required in their area and if so keep it current. The Guardian will be responsible for any fees associated with the licensing._____
> 12. Be willing to provide all transportation for the Dog between their home and the Breeder’s ______
> 13. Notify the Breeder upon any change of address at least 30 days in advance.______
> 14. Keep the Breeder updated with pictures regularly and that any pictures of the Dog may appear on the Breeder’s website.
> 15. Keep the Dog well socialized with other dogs, animals, and people of all ages.
> 16. Will ensure open communication exists between the Guardian and the Breeder.
> 17. Will have the Dog altered/spayed at the end of their career at the Guardian’s expense._______18. The career of the Dog will end after 3-4 breedings.
> The Guardian agrees to notify the Breeder upon the first signs of heat in a breeding female. _____The Guardian will make Dog available to the Breeder upon request, with at least 24 hours’ notice, for breeding. After a
> successful breeding (usually 1-2 appts ,2 days apart, each appt could take 30-45min) the female Dog shall return to the Breeder at least 1 week prior to whelping (week 8 in her pregnancy) and will stay with the Breeder until all puppies are weaned for 8 weeks._____
> The Guardian agrees to start feeding B Strong powder supplements daily starting at 16 months of age.
> In the event the Guardian chooses to return the dog/puppy, Breeder is under no obligation to provide a replacement.
> Whether the Guardian chooses to purchase the puppy or return the puppy this contract will become null and void.
> VETERINARY CARE:
> If the Guardian lives within a 30 minute drive of the Breeder they agree that all the Dog’s Veterinary care go through the Breeders primary veterinarian, Dr. Coleen Beestman, located in Rainier Veterinarian Hospital Seattle,WA. Or Petsmart Banfield Vet clinic at the landing in Renton, South Seattle Vet Hospital, or Burien Vet Hospital.
> LOSS, ILLNESS, AND INJURY:
> If at any time the Dog should be stolen, lost, or acquire serious injury or illness outside the realm of normal pet care
> and not related to genetic or congenital conditions while in possession of the Guardian or should the Dog be found
> in any of these conditions due to negligence on the part of the Guardian, the Guardian will be held responsible for all expenses incurred relating to the loss, injury, or illness. Breeder is not responsible for any injuries or damages caused by the Dog while in Guardian care.
> THE BREEDER AGREES TO:
> 1. Be responsible for all expenses related to breeding and reproduction.
> 2. Retire the Dog from breeding after 3- 4 breedings.
> 3. Transfer ownership of the Dog over to the Guardian after the Dog has been retired and altered/ spayed.
> 4. Will make any transition between the Guardian home and the Breeder’s home as smooth as possible.
> 5. Provide help and support and be available to answer any questions when requested by Guardian.
>6. After 3-4 breedings (females), Guardian will have the Dog spayed at his/her expense and then will have complete and exclusive ownership of the Dog.
> Guardian will take possession of______________
> DOG/PUPPY NAME: MICROCHIP #:
> SEX: Female BREED: MINI MultiGen double doodle
> COLOUR/MARKINGS: Dark Apricot with white mark on chest/ Tuxedo Markings
> GUARDIAN NAME(S):
> HOME PHONE:
> CELL/WORK PHONE:
> PROVINCE: POSTAl CODE
> If at any time the Breeder finds the Guardian to be in non-compliance with this agreement, this contract terminates and physical possession of the Dog shall immediately be returned to Breeder.
Guardian Family Agreement
> GUARDIANSHIP CONTRACT