GUARDIANSHIP PROGRAM

We are looking for local, loving homes!

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

Because we believe that a family life is of utmost importance, our Guardian

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 a "discounted" puppy price. These pups are chosen at birth by the breeder, and then approved to live with you as your family dog while we retain breeding rights for the dog. Health testing and fees related to breeding are the responsibility of Doodles & Doxies. Routine vet care, grooming, feeding, training and socializing are the responsibility of the Guardian Family. At the end of the breeding career of the dog, ownership of the dog is then permanently transferred to the guardian home family. 

We consider our guardian homes an extension of our family. We view this arrangement as a "working relationship" toward the well-being our our dog,  We are selective in who we choose because this relationship requires communication. In exchange for treating our puppy as your baby and welcoming the puppy into your home, we offer incentives to make the back and forth easier to bear. :) 

For a female in our program: 

We ask for 4 litters. Back to back with approval at each heat from our vet. 

We offer 2 incentives for you to choose from in addition to one of our dogs for free.

 

1.  $100 per puppy, for each litter. 

2. Free puppy from your female on her 4th litter. (3rd Pick)

 

You would be welcome to come visit our home at any time during her 8 week stay while we help your dog rear her puppies. We are open to weekly FaceTime chats as well, as we know you would be missing her! We treat her as our own, as she raises her pups inside our home, living as our family member. 

For the male guardians:

We ask the male be available for approved breedings for up to 5 years old, no more than 4 times a year. 

$200 per litter until he is 5 years old, or Free Puppy from us out of your Male's last litter. (3rd Pick)

When your pup has fulfilled their career with us, he/she will be neutered/spayed at our expense and returned back to you with no further obligations to us. 

 

Doodles & Doxies will retain ALL breeding rights. Our name/phone number is listed as the first owner at your vet and groomer. And of course, if we feel the health of the dog is compromised at any time, we reserve the right to cancel our guardianship commitment.  If we make this decision, we will notify you that you are no longer under any further obligation. We will still honor the spay or neuter at our expense. 

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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 Becoming a Guardian Home is not for everyone. You MUST be willing and able to follow these requirements:

  • Have previous experience with dogs.

  • Be willing to sign up with Baxter & Bella lifetime membership and work with us to teach your pup basic commands such as sit, stay, lay-down, and leave it.

  • Be willing to socialize our dog while in your care. This is very important!

  • He/She must be an indoor pet and never left unattended outside.

  • Agree to feed what we feed our dogs, TLC Premium Hollistic Dog Food. 

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

  • Willing to let us, the breeder, visit your home. 

  • Contact Breeder immediately in the event of a serious illness or accident.

  • Send a copy of all vet visits to Breeder.

  • 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 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. :) 

  • If you are a guardian for a male dog, you must be willing to drop him off for 3-5 days for breedings unless arrangements are made ahead of time for us to pick him up.

  • Be able to communicate with us, the breeder, about scheduling testing, mating, whelping, and anything else breeding related.

  • Own your home.

  • Have a fully fenced yard.

  • Doodles need to be professionally groomed at least every 8-10 weeks. Dachshunds need regular nail trims. 

  • Provide regular updates and photos as the puppy grows so we can update our website.

  • Live within a 1 hour drive of Worthington, Ohio, or Marion, OH, or willing to drive here if you live further. 

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 puppy application. In the comments section, please state that you are interested in learning more about our guardian home program.

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