Being a Guardian Home

 

 
Being a Guardian Home is an excellent opportunity to have one of our top, breeding quality, Read's Australian Labradoodles, as a member of your family. 
To continue expanding our breeding program, and to ensure all of our breeding dogs live a pampered lifestyle with their own forever family, we have implemented a Guardian Home program.

 We choose our future breeding dogs very carefully, and only those with qualities that we want to see continue are kept as our “pick of the litter” for breeding. Our guardian homes receive the best we have to offer when we place a potential future breeding dog with them. Not only are they receiving what we consider to be worthy of continuing a line, but we also completely health test the dogs, at our expense, when they are at the appropriate age. By the time one of our puppies is raised and tested to the strict standards we hold, we have invested a great deal into ensuring they are healthy and genetically sound. 


Our puppies are sent to families across the world, bringing joy and happiness to their lives. Being a guardian family gives you the chance to be a part of that. To be considered as a guardian home for a male puppy, we require that you live within 30 minutes of Gray, TN. To be considered as a guardian home for a female puppy, we require that you live within 45 minutes of our home.

We are a small in home breeder, and we believe as soon as one of our breeding dogs can have a forever home, the better. We believe that all dogs should be able to live in a loving, stable home where they are a valued member of the family. We believe all dogs should be treated with respect and dignity. Studies (and plain old common sense) has shown that happy, secure dogs, produce happy, secure puppies. It is imperative to us that our Guardian homes are engaged with their dog and provide an optimal, loving, secure environment. 

Benefits for the Guardian Home:

  • Guardians have a pick-of-the-litter, chosen by the breeder

  • Guardians have additional health information & testing for their dog

  • Guardians receive ongoing support and training from the breeder

  • Guardians can schedule trips during breeding/whelping without worry or cost of kenneling their pet

Benefits for the Guardian Dog:

  • Following retirement, the Guardian dog won't need re-homed

  • Guardian dogs are well-socialized and in stable home environments

  • Guardian dogs NEVER have to be kenneled when their family is traveling

  • Guardian dogs can be pampered in their own environment without "wanting" or being "jealous"  for attention

Requirements to be a Guardian Home:

  • Guardians should have previous dog experience and open to suggestions from Read's Australian Labradoodles

  • Guardians need to be able to provide a lifestyle that permits the dog to have a regular, quality companionship and flexibility to allow for breeding events. 

  • Guardians must never strike the dog as a form of discipline and follow positive training techniques 

  • Guardians must keep the dog on a leash or in a fenced area at ALL times

  • Guardians must attend a (prefer positive) puppy obedience classes before eight months of age and complete levels 1 and 2 before the dog is a year and a half

  • Guardians who go on to pass the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and provide certificate, will receive a nice compensation/gift for such accomplishments

  • Guardians must ensure the puppy/dog is socialized to adults, children and other animals

  • Guardians must provide appropriate veterinary or emergency care when needed, including annual shots and heartworm preventative, approved by Read's Australian Labradoodles

  • Provide all medications, including flea and tick preventatives and heartworms, as well as all medical procedures, must follow our protocols and be approved by Read's Australian Labradoodles

  • Guardians must be willing to feed our approved food & Supplement. 

  • Guardians must communicate, cooperate and coordinate with Read's Australian Labradoodles regarding testing, mating, whelping, heat cycles and other breeding related activities. Also they must notify breeder immediately when a female begins her heat cycle, must not allow a female in heat near intact males and for male homes, must not allow a male to breed with any females

  • All guardian dogs must be groomed every 6-8 weeks in accordance with grooming guidelines for an Australian Labradoodle

  • Guardians must live within a reasonable driving distance of Read's Australian Labradoodles and be willing to bring the dog to the Reads home when requested (i.e. photos, testing, grooming, breeding, etc.)

  • Guardian must keep in touch regularly and agrees to send pictures at least once a month (not professional - phone pictures are fine)

  • Most importantly...provide a loving, nurturing home


If you think you could adhere to the requirements and interested in being one of our Guardian Homes, please click here to apply.  

-The Reads

An Excellent Opportunity

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