How does a responsible, caring breeder work to provide loving families with great puppies and at the same time give the breeding, parent dogs a great life? Our answer is to allow some of our breeding female dogs to leave us and become part of another family’s life and home, then return to us to be bred and again when it’s time to give birth to the puppies.
The female parent dog gets to be a companion/pet and have the happiness of being part of a family and home – and great puppies get raised. This breeding/parent dog lives in their forever home, grows up, is trained, is well socialized, loved and cared for and is part of the family. What could be better? The Guardian Family has the opportunity to have a truly wonderful dog at no cost in exchange for working with us for a limited number of litters. It’s a “win” for everyone, the parent dog, the Guardian Family, and The Monarchy!
This wonderful plan is used by many breeders and is often called a foster or “Guardian Home” program. Summarized – the breeding female lives with her adoptive family and returns to us for breeding when in season, then again to deliver the puppies. The female stays with us for 10-14 days during her heat cycle, to be bred. Then, she returns to whelp (deliver) the puppies a week before they are due, staying with us until the puppies are weaned (about 7 weeks). We work with our Guardian Homes using a simple contract and we provide support and guidance all along the way, staying in contact through the year. At the end of the Guardian Home Family contract, the female dog belongs 100% to the Guardian Family.
The Monarchy is happy to provide loving, responsible families with the opportunity to have a fabulous female at a no cost, in return for (limited) breeding privileges. Below is a summary of how it works and what’s expected of the Guardian Home family. At the end of this information you will find click-on boxes for the Guardian Family Application and the Guardian Family Contract.
All are welcome to send in a Guardian Family Application – please note that we are very selective and only highly qualified families will be approved to foster our breeding mother dogs. After reviewing the application, we will set up a telephone interview and will conduct a home visit. Our breeding program depends on the quality of care provided by our guardian families – we expect the best home life possible for our dogs.
Guardian Home families must live in the southern New England area…. and family must be willing to meet us half-way-- driving to get the dog to and from our house during breeding and whelping periods.
Guardian Family (GF) receives puppy from The Monarchy designated for the GF program. The Monarchy is responsible for medical/veterinary care for the dog, costs for immunizations, heartworm preventative treatments, flea/tick preventative treatments, rabies immunizations and any/all other health care issues, associated costs and recordkeeping. GF is responsible for potty and other training. GF agrees to return the dog to The Monarchy for 7-10 days during heat cycle for breeding, and then will take her back home. GF returns the dog to The Monarchy for delivery of litter and until puppies are weaned, total time about 7-8 weeks. The GF dog will be bred for a certain number of litters, according to the contract. At the end of the contract period, The Monarchy will pay for spaying. The Monarchy is responsible for all vet costs, food, veterinary treatments and costs during the Guardianship Program.
If at any time the program does not work out for the GF, The Monarchy will take the dog back. If at any time The Monarchy determines that the below guidelines/qualifications are not being followed, The Monarchy will take the dog back. Until the end of the contract period, the dog belongs to us! After the end of the contract, the dog is 100% owned by the Guardian Family. At this time the GF is responsible for all medical and other costs.
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Click HERE to download the Guardian Home Contract. The contract may appear in a rectangle in the bottom left corner of the screen.