Guardian Program

At Hidden Springs Labradoodles, we believe every dog deserves to have a loving forever home. All of our dogs are part of our family and live in our home instead of in kennels, so we know they are getting as much attention as possible. To maintain this high level of care for our dogs, we established the Guardian Program. This program allows families to provide a permanent home, or Guardian Home, for one of our breeding males or females.
The idea is simple and quite wonderful for families wanting to serve as guardians to a Hidden Springs puppy. You’ll have one of our top-notch “pick of the litter” puppies as a family pet. Rather than buying this puppy, they will instead be given to you. At the end of his/her breeding career (3-4 litters or up to the age of 4 for females and up to the age of 6 for males), Hidden Springs Labradoodles will retain ALL breeding rights. We reserve the right to cancel our Guardian Program at any time if we deem it necessary. Once retired, your dog will be neutered/spayed at our expense and returned to you.

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Requirements to Be Eligible for Our Guardian Program

Requirements to Be Eligible for Our Guardian Program

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

  • You MUST live within a 10-mile radius of zip code 08080.
  • Have previous experience with dogs.
  • Be willing to teach basic commands such as sit, stay, lay down, and leave it.
  • Be willing to socialize puppies. This is very important!
  • He/she must be an indoor pet and never be left unattended outside.
  • Feed the premium dog food that we choose.
  • Provide the flea, tick, and heartworm medication of our choice.
  • All other dogs in the home MUST be fixed if they are the opposite sex.
  • Provide your dog with regular exercise.
  • Willing to let us, the breeder, visit your home.
  • Contact us, the breeder, immediately in the event of a serious illness or accident.
  • Send a copy of all vet visits to the breeder.
  • Must not allow the dog to mate with any unapproved dogs.
  • Provide veterinary care when needed.
  • If you are a guardian for a female dog, you must be willing to drop her off multiple times during her breeding week for progesterone testing and breeding. Then, you will drop her back off about 5 days prior to her whelping date. She will stay with us until the puppies are weaned. We will provide you with access to her whelping camera during her stay at Hidden Springs.
  • If you are a guardian for a male dog, you must be willing to drop him off for 3-5 days for breeding.
  • Be able to communicate with us, the breeder, about scheduling testing, mating, whelping, and anything else breeding related.

If you are interested in learning more about this program or becoming a Guardian, get in touch with Hidden Springs Labradoodles!