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.
Holly- Guardian Prospect
Holly is our sweet chocolate bicolor Bordoodle. We love our Holly girl and would very much like to see her in a guardian home where she can be given the undivided attention she craves. Holly absolutely loves to run and play.She gets along well with other dog and loves attention. She would make an excellent agility or flyball prospect if someone was interested in the sport. Holly is a sweet, affectionate girl with a lot of energy and would be great for an active, outdoorsy family. She will be contracted for 4 litters of puppies and would then be spayed at our expense and retired to her guardian family permanently. For information on Holly, please email us and we’ll be happy to give you the details. A $500 deposit is required to become Holly’s guardian, along with a completed and approved application. This would be returned to the guardian when her first litter of puppies is whelped. Holly 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 bordoodle to add to your family. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Maggie - Guardian Prospect
Maggie is our beautiful chocolate merle Border Collie. Maggie is a sweet, laid back girl and would very much like to be in a guardian home where she can relax and lounge with her family. Maggie gets along well with other dogs and is a sensitive soul. She would make an excellent hiking or jogging buddy. Maggie is a sweet, affectionate girl with a great temperament and a moderate amount of energy. She would be great for an active, outdoorsy family. She will be contracted for 4 litters of puppies and would then be spayed at our expense and retired to her guardian family permanently. For information on Maggie, please email us and we’ll be happy to give you the details. A $500 deposit is required to become Maggie’s guardian, along with a completed and approved application. This would be returned to the guardian when her first litter of puppies is whelped. Maggie 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 border collie 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.