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We are looking for local families!

At Doodles & Doxies we believe that every dog deserves to have a loving, forever home. It is important to us that all of our parent dogs are part of a family and live in a home rather than kennels so that we know they are getting as much attention as possible.

In order to accomplish this, we occasionally partner with local families, which we call a “Guardian Home”. These homes have become an important part of our program which benefits everyone involved:  the dog, the breeder and the forever family.

Becoming a partner in our Guardian Program allows for local families to have a breeder's “Pick of the Litter” puppy as a family pet and at DEEPLY discounted  puppy price, and in return we require your help to return the dog when it is time for breeding. We will periodically hold the best of our litter back to add to our program, as well as add certain dogs to our program from other reputable breeders based on the genetics they carry that we need in order to accomplish our goals of producing the best quality puppies.

We consider our guardian homes an extension of our family. We view this arrangement as a "working relationship" toward the well-being our dog. In exchange for partnering with us, and welcoming the puppy into your home, we offer incentives to make the back and forth easier to bear. :)

 If you think the idea of working within our program is something that fits your family, keep reading to find out more about this opportunity!


Our focus for this part of our program is to work towards a mutually beneficial relationship between ourselves and our Guardian families. 

  • We offer you a pick of the litter puppy at a deeply discounted rate. This is a "retainer" fee, so it will come BACK to you when your dog has retired from our program. It is kept as their "pet price" if the decision is made to retire the dog before their obligations are fulfilled. 

  • All of our dogs come with breeder support for the life of the dog 

  • We provide boarding if you need it at a competitive rate of $35/day whenever your family needs it! 

  • When the dog has fulfilled an appropriate number of litters, or has reached the young age of 5 (for girls) and 6 (for boys) they will be spayed or neutered at no cost to you. Our vet will always be our guide in determining when our females and males are ready for retirement.  

  • We do require they stay on the food and vitamins that we use here, so that it's an easy transition whenever they visit. You also get 10% off their food and it's delivered right to your door!

  • If you are local and keep your dog with our vet, we pay for their annual shots/rabies!

  • We offer up to $500 back when your pup completes the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Test and the AKC Good Citizen Test. 

  • We offer a $100 Thank you gift for each puppy we raise from our Female Guardian Dog, or $200 for each service rendered from our Males. 


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, in addition to the normal expectations we have for those who purchase our puppies. Becoming a Guardian Home is not for everyone. You MUST be willing and able to follow these requirements:

  • Be willing to properly socialize our dog while in your care. 

  • He/She must be an indoor pet and never left unattended in the presence of another unauthorized intact dog. 

  • Agree to feed what we feed our dogs, TLC Premium Dog Food and Nuvet Multivitamin.

  • All other non-program dogs in the home of the opposite gender MUST be fixed.

  • Must not allow he/she to mate with any unapproved dogs.

  • Provide veterinary care when needed and be willing to follow Doodles & Doxies recommendations regarding vaccines, flea and tick care and any medications necessary.

  • If you are a guardian for a female dog, you must be willing to meet/drop her off for 1-2 weeks while she is bred. Then drop her back off 1 week prior to her whelping date. She will stay with us until the puppies are weaned. You are welcome to drop in and visit ANY time she is with us. :) 

  • If you are a guardian for a male dog, you must be willing to drop him off for 3-7 days for breedings unless arrangements are made ahead of time for us to pick him up.

  • Frequent Communication with us about scheduling testing, mating, whelping, and anything else breeding related.

  • Keeping us posted on their general wellbeing with photos that we can share with our social media outlets for marketing purposes. 

  • Agree to maintain this contract even if you relocate out of the area, including flying the dog back to the breeder at your expense. 



Our needs are forever changing. We may have dogs available to guardian homes that have not yet made it to our webpage. If interested, please inquire! We prefer that you fill out a Guardian home application below. 

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