An Alternative Path to Puppy Ownership!
What is a Guardian Home?
As we’ve said, we love our dogs. We want the highest quality life for them. We believe each dog deserves daily attention, affection, exercise and care. To be sure each dog receives just that, we limit the number of dogs that live with us in our homes. In order to continue to breed high-quality doodles, we look for families that would be a good fit with our own Creekside Family to become Guardians. These families receive the pick of the litter puppy, to love and keep as their own, for little to no cost. When of breeding age, the female dog will come back to us during her heat cycle. She will return to the guardian family after breeding to remain until 1 week before her due date. Then she’ll return to Creekside to whelp and raise her pups. Guardians are welcome to come visit their dog and her new pups and will be compensated for the time their dog is absent from them. When her pups are 7-8 weeks of age, mom will return to her guardian home. After she has produced the specified number of litters, the momma will be retired to live out her life with her guardian family. As a guardian family you are expected to raise the pup as part of your family, provide at least a basic training course. We expect our girls to know basic commands and follow them consistently. This includes sit, down, wait, kennel, potty training, leave it, etc. We encourage guardians to work with their dogs above and beyond basic training and we have some incentives in place for that.
What Makes a Good Guardian Home?
- Previous dog experience is a must
- Must own and live in a home with fully fenced yard
- Must keep the dog on a leash or in fenced area at all times
- Must be willing to train the dog basic obedience commands and we encourage you to proceed with intermediate and advanced training. Smart dogs need to work their brains!
- Must ensure the puppy is well socialized with humans and other animals
- Must provide appropriate veterinary or emergency care when needed. This includes yearly appts and vaccinations.
- Must feed Creekside’s recommended diet
- Must be able to identify onset of heat cycle and notify breeder
- Must not allow female in heat near intact males
- Must not allow female to breed with any dog
- Must communicate, cooperate and coordinate with the breeder regarding breeding, whelping and all aspects of dog care.
Andromeda - Guardian Prospect
Andromeda is a chocolate F1b labradoodle who will be entering our guardianship program soon. She is the daughter of our Luna and Sam, both recently retired and will be a wonderful addition to her chosen family. Andromeda has a curly wool coat and will be nonshedding and allergy friendly. She is a larger girl and will likely be 65-70 pounds as an adult. She’s spunky, playful and very sweet. While she has a sassy side, she is also very willing to learn and will take to basic training easily. She’ll be contracted for 4 litters of pups and would then be spayed at our expense and released to her guardian family permanently. A $500 deposit is required to become Andromeda’s guardian, along with a completed and approved application. The deposit is returned to the guardian family whens he raises her first litter of pups. An addition stipend is given to the guardian family for each subsequent litter as well. Andromeda would visit us for breeding and whelping/raising her pups but would otherwise live with the guardian family. If you think you might be Andromeda’s family, email me at to discuss the details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harley - Guardian Prospect
Harley is our beautiful 4 year old AKC/CKC chocolate lab. We love our Harley and would very much like to see her in a guardian home where she can be lavished with undivided attention. Harley has a great retrieving instinct and absolutely loves to fetch. She loves water and would make a great dock diving prospect if someone was interested in the sport. She never hesitates to launch herself into the pool after a training dummy! Harley is a sweet, affectionate girl with a lot of energy and would be great for an active, outdoorsy family. She will be contracted for two more litters of puppies and would then be spayed at our expense and retired to her guardian family permanently. For information on Harley, please email us and we’ll be happy to give you the details. A $500 deposit is required to become Harley’s guardian, along with a completed and approved application. This would be returned to the guardian which each litter of puppies she raises successfully. Harley would come to us for breeding and whelping and would stay until her puppies are weaned, returning to her guardian family after the pups weaned. This is a great opportunity to get a wonderful, and might we add, beautiful lab to add to your family. Email email@example.com for details.
If you think you might be interested in becoming a Creekside Guardian, please read through the application and contact us at 309-363-5738.