Our Guardian Program
Iowa Meadow Labradoodles is committed to all of our dogs and believe our dogs should live in a home environment and NOT a kennel setting. So, to ensure each of our breeding program dogs get all the love and attention they deserve we have enlisted our Guardian home program. As our breeding program expands, we will be on the search for new Guardian homes for our dogs.
Guardian families are responsible for normal dog care, including, but not limited to, training, socialization, vet expenses (non breeding-related), food, grooming and lots of love and affection. We also expect our Guardian homes to attend obedience classes and provide ample socialization opportunities for the pup. Iowa Meadow Labradoodles pays for all breeding-related expenses. As an added benefit for the Guardian family, depending on our schedule, we may provide care for your dog while you're on vacation!
The Guardian program helps provide a family that may not have the funds to adopt an Australian Labradoodle puppy into their family, an option to have an Australian Labradoodle. The “pick of the litter” is personally chosen by us, at a VERY discounted cost, to live with their Guardian family.
A deposit is required but not collected until your dog produces a successful litter. The compensation you receive with each litter will first be deducted from your deposit until it is paid in full.
The Guardian Program works like this: when we have a prospective breeding dog (could be male or female), we will look for a guardian home to place them in until they are ready to be bred. When the dog reaches breeding age, they will come back to our home to be bred and will return to your house for the duration of their pregnancy. When it's time for the arrival of their litter, they will again return to our home for 5-7 weeks. When the dog has completed our breeding program, it is to be spayed/neutered and returned to the Guardian family to live out the rest of their wonderful life.
Male Guardian dogs leave their Guardian homes for very short periods of time to sire.
Female breeding dogs come to us to be bred and then will return to you. When it is time for the birth, she will return to Iowa Meadows Labradoodles for the delivery, nursing, and weaning of the puppies. Females usually reside with us for 6-8 weeks after their puppies are born. We do understand it is difficult for Guardian families to have their beloved girl gone for an extended amount of time. We do encourage and welcome families to visit their girls while she is with us. Please call or email in advance so we don't miss each other.
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For more information on our Guardian Home Program!
In order to be a Guardian Family, you must meet the following criteria:
* Have someone home during the day or some of the work day.
* Guardian home must be within a 35 minute drive from Des Moines, IA. LOCATION IS HUGE!
* Have a fenced-in yard
* Have prior dog experience
* Notify breeder AS SOON AS female comes into season.
* Provide monthly photos and updates for our website.
* Bring the dog to Iowa Meadow Labradoodles as needed for health testing,
breeding's, whelping and photo shoots
*Reliable transportation and willingness to bring dog to us when needed
*Willingness to follow guidelines and recommendations set forth by breeders’ requirements
for dog’s basic veterinary care such as vaccine schedules, flea & tick protection, grooming,