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Guardian Contract

Guardian Homes Fostering a dog can be an excellent way to have a top quality dog for a family pet. We do not believe in the long term kenneling of our dogs. Dogs raised in kennels often do not get the socialization and stimulation that is needed to be a well balanced, happy animal.

Therefore, we like to place our upcoming babies in forever homes with suitable families as their dog and we retain breeding rights. This means it is your dog and stays with you as your family dog. We pay for all health testing related to breeding and all breeding expenses. When the dog is old enough, he or she comes back to Atlanta Doodles for breeding and/or whelping. When the dog completes his or her breeding obligations, the dog will be spayed or neutered and the dog enjoys the wonderful home it's had all its life. Males are usually retained for siring babies for longer, but do not need to leave their families for long periods, females I like to have 3-4 breedings from but this is negotiable with each family, and families must deal with several heat cycles and keep their girl away from any well meaning fellows that may come calling.

The price for the fostering family is that of a pet puppy. This cost can be re-cooped once testing and breedings have been completed (reimbursement of 1/3 of purchase price per successful litter up to purchase price), or family may opt for a pet puppy back. Studs are retained as breeder’s regardless of number of litters whelped or number of times a stud is used. This will be discussed on an individual basis as there are many variables depending on sex and need for the dog, also needs for the family. The family may agree to be a guardian for another breeder puppy from one of their dams litter. The stud family may opt for a fee of $500 per successful breeding instead of a pet puppy up to purchase price.

If it is assessed that the dog I placed with you is not needed for my breeding program when he or she comes of age, the contract is then dissolved and all goes back to the original pet agreement. Also if the family must move out of State, and it is no longer convenient to the breeder to use the dog in breeding program, then the breeder has the right to void the contract. The dog must be spayed or neutered at that time and the original pet companion contract would be instated. The dog would then remain with foster family as a pet companion. Fostering programs have many benefits for the foster family, the breeder and the dog: • foster families have a 'pick of litter' puppy chosen by the breeder • the dog doesn't need to be re-homed as an adult after retiring • there is no need for the breeder to kennel the dogs • the dogs are well socialized and in good environments • foster families can schedule trips during whelping without paying for kenneling of their pet There are certain requirements for providing a foster home for one of our dogs. Foster families must: • own their own homes • have a fully fenced yard or Pet Safe ‘Invisible Fence’ • take their dog to puppy obedience classes, or train as approved by Breeder • ensure the puppy is well socialized • provide veterinary care when needed • feed a diet approved by the breeder and vet • notify breeder when a female begins her heat cycle • make available male or female upon request of breeder • must not allow a female around intact males during her cycle • must not allow a male to breed other females! • live within reasonable driving distance to breeder • be interviewed by the breeder If you think our foster program interests you, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you for your consideration!