Guardian home for life opportunities.

What is a Guardian home?

Our Guardian Home Program allows for local families to have a top quality puppy or breeding quality dog that is part of our breeding program but for a fraction of the price. The Guardian Home puppy or dog is part of the Guardian Home’s Family forever, while the breeding rights are retained by Laurentian Mountains Labradoodles for a set amount of time. You provide a permanent loving home and once the dog is retired from breeding, ownership is transferred to the guardian family. Your dog will be spayed or neutered at our expense and your Guardian adoption deposit ($1500) is returned to you.

Is there a cost involved to be a Guardian Home?

Yes, initially. We do not give our Guardian dogs or puppy away. The cost of a Guardian Home dog/puppy requires a deposit of $1500 instead of the full price of a puppy. The deposit is fully refunded at the end of the breeding career of their dog.

the Guardian Home Families are responsible for the generalIMG_1455 routine veterinary care and wellness of the Guardian puppy/dog placed with them. this means annual vaccines, feeding a high quality dog food, grooming, heartworm prevention, flea/tick prevention, training, regular exercise and socialization, and lots, lots of love.

Any ‘breeding related’ medical costs are the expenses of Laurentian Mountains Labradoodles. Our Guardian Homes are only responsible for routine maintenance and medical just as they would if they had their own dog.

How does it work during the Guardian Program?

Breeding prospects are carefully chosen for the exemplary qualities as their temperament, coat, conformation, health testing, etc. our most promising puppies are placed with approved families who wish to participate in this program. As the puppy grow up, they return to Laurentian Mountains Labradoodles periodically for health testing, breeding, and whelping. We encourage the families to bring their puppies to visit so they are familiar with our home and feel comfortable coming to stay with us on short periods.

-Females: When the Guardian female is in season, the Guardian Family is required to contact us immediately. An intact female usually has her heat cycle that will last about 21 days. During this time, we will need access to her for breeding related appointments. Once she has been bred, she will remain with her Guardian Family until one week before her due date. At that time, the Guardian female will come back to stay with us throughout her pregnancy, and will be returned once her puppies are fully weaned around 5-6 weeks later. Females will have 4 litters and then be spayed at our expense and ownership is transferred o the Guardian Family (usually at about 4 years of age).

-Male: Males return to us whenever are required. They typically retire at about age of 6. When they retire from breeding they are neutered at our expense and ownership is transferred to the Guardian Family.

What are the Benefits?

You benefit by getting a top quality Australian Labradoodle puppy, you get your deposit back after the breeding period, and by getting to be part of the excitement of our breeding program. You also qualify for a preferential pricing if you ever add a second Australian Labradoodle to your family.

The dog benefits because it receives a permanent loving home, individual attention, and exceptional care throughout its lifetime (as opposed to the kennel environments that many breeding dogs endure).

We benefit by remaining kennel free and by wanting the best for every dog.

What are the requirements to become a Guardian Home?

Families MUST meet ALL of these requirements to be considered for our Guardian Home Program.

  1. You must live within one hour from St-Sauveur and have plans to remain in this area for the next 4-6 years.
  2. You must be willing to provide the puppy with a permanent, loving home.
  3. You must understand and be willing to assume the additional responsibilities involved in caring for an intact dog.
  4. Somebody must be home during the day so that the dog does not spend long periods of time alone.
  5. You must have a fully fenced yard and own your own home.
  6. You must be willing to crate train the puppy.
  7. You must be willing to obedience train and socialize the puppy.
  8. You must be willing to provide veterinary care and grooming for the dog as per Laurentian Mountains Labradoodles specifications.
  9. You must be willing to purchase pet insurance and maintain coverage for the duration  of the agreement.
  10. You must be willing to feed the dog a top quality diet approved by us.
  11. You must be willing to maintain open communication with Laurentian Mountains Labradoodles and allow us to have regular contact with the dog.
  12. You must be willing to return the dog to us as needed for health testing, breeding and whelping.
  13. You must be willing to pay a $1500 deposit, which will be returned incrementally as the agreement is fulfilled.
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