Guardian Home Application
Our breeding program is based on love, commitment and respect. This translates to our breeding dogs to provide them homes where they can be loved and spoiled as beloved pets / family members first! Please consider whether your home has the time and financial means to provide this before proceeding. Puppies will only go to guardian homes that have passed our strict and rigorous screening process. All fields must be filled.If your application is approved we will contact you to set up an in home interview where you will have the opportunity to ask any questions. To qualify as a guardian home you must show strength of character, love of dogs, & ability to communicate and coordinate. If any of these characteristics are lacking please do not apply. The guardian role is not for everyone, but it can be very rewarding for those whom it does suit well. If your application is approved this is not a guarantee of final approval! We do not always have guardian home pups available so be prepared to wait if you are looking to become one of our wonderful Guardian Families!
Please answer each question with detail and honestly. While answering our questions it is a good time to write down your own follow up questions that come to mind so you will have them ready at our interview / home tour meeting.
Guardian families need to be willing to commit to 2-4 years of coordinating & communicating with the breeder. In this way guardian families earn their dream puppy and Breeders have the comfort of knowing their breeding dog is getting the love and care only a guardian home can provide. Guardian homes make ethical breeding possible, but the commitment is NOT for everyone. Many families choose to save up and wait to add a puppy to their family and this is an admirable plan! Guardian homes are families in a position to offer the time and flexibility as well as secure living that does not involve relocation. Do you plan to live within 30 minutes driving time of Idaho Falls for the next 4 years? Describe your plans:
Do you own your home? Do you live in an apartment? Do you have a fenced yard? Describe you living arrangements.
We need to have regular contact with our guardian home dogs so that when they come to us for testing, breeding, whelping & weaning they have an easy transition and do not experience high levels of stress. Are you willing to commit to weekly or bi- weekly play dates or puppy sleep overs?
Females in heat must wear special diapers during their entire heat which is 2+ weeks even when they are bred. Diapers function to protect furniture and flooring from becoming soiled and must be taken off and on several times a day to allow potty time and must be thrown in the wash at the end of the day. Females generally have 2 heats per year. Is this something that you are willing to do 5-8 times?
Male & Female guardian dogs must be brought to breeders home when requested (24 hours notice) for breeding and whelping which can last up to 3 days. Females must also be brought to breeders home 1 week before due date and stay with their puppies until puppies are 8 weeks old. During this time many guardian homes go on a vacation or visit occasionally to ease the discomfort of separation. Are you willing to have an open dialogue to coordinate and be away from your guardian dog during the times as described?
Have you owned dogs in the past or currently own a dog? If yes, please describe your experiece.
Tell us about you - Hobbies, Occupation, family:
Do you have an established vet? If so, please write their office name(s)
Have you done any research on poodles? Are you aware of the grooming requirements for poodles?
IWhere will puppy live? Where do you plan for your puppy stay during the day? & the night?
Please double check your answers. If any questions do not apply simply put NA.
Do you have any questions for us you need answered right now? or do you have other relevant information you think we should know?