If you live new the Yamhill County, Portland metro, Salem or Hillsboro areas and have time during the day to love, bond with, train and socialize a puppy…. read on!
We strongly believe that every dog deserves a caring, forever family and should be cared for in a nurturing loving home. We are not a kennel breeder and to keep doing what we do, we have a guardian program that keeps our dogs happy and part of a permanent family!
Being a Guardian Family for Valley Vineyard Labradoodles is an excellent opportunity to have the Breeder’s pick of the litter as a pet. In exchange for providing a home for one of our breeding dogs and partnering with us while the dog is part of our breeding program, you will receive a wonderful dog without any adoption cost.
Guardians must plan to remain in the local area until the guardian dog is done with his/her breeding career, and be willing to drive at breeders request to accommodate for mating appointments, medical testing or vet appointments that periodically come up (requires somewhat of a flexible schedule!). The most important requirement is that Guardian’s provide a loving home for one of our dogs to become a permanent member of your family.
We have a puppy available soon for the right, loving, forever home.
What does it mean to participate in our Guardian Program?
Being a Guardian Family is an opportunity to bring one of our Australian Labradoodle puppies into your home as your family pet, without the adoption price. You get to have the Breeder’s pick of the litter as a member of your family in exchange for providing a loving, forever home with good training and socialization for one of our precious pups. Your obligation is to care for the dog as your family member, in your home, and keep up with vaccinations, grooming, socialization, training and a healthy diet.
Our guardian families help us in continuing to breed these amazing dogs. While we retain breeding rights, the guardian provides the care, attention and lifetime love our dogs deserve. We ask that you consider your commitment as a guardian family very carefully, and make sure you have the time to train, socialize and give companionship to a young pup. A puppy or dog should be a commitment for life.
All breeder dogs will go through initial testing prior to six months of age. These tests are paid for by Valley Vineyard Labradoodles, however transportation is sometimes the responsibility of the Guardian. In addition, there are various ongoing tests that will be required periodically that are also paid for by Valley Vineyard Labradoodles, and are required for our breeding dogs for the duration of the dogs breeding career. Testing is administered mainly at Newberg Veterinary Hospital. Occasionally, you may be required to travel to the vet’s office, or to a mating appointment. Matings are usually done locally, and travel would be limited.
We prefer that guardians live in or around the vicinity of Valley Vineyard Labradoodles (Yamhill County, Oregon).
- Dog has access to fully fenced area to go potty with a 6 ft fence for safety.
- Provide a crate for your dog to be in when unsupervised.
- Ensure that the dog is well socialized and crate trained.
- Attend dog training classes.
- Have dog professionally groomed about every 10-12 weeks to specific labradoodle look. Grooming expense will be the responsibility of the Guardian. Grooming can cost from $65+ per grooming.
- Be willing to only provide high quality kibble and other dietary needs.
- Use only vet approved or all-natural flea products.
- Dog is mainly kept indoors as a member of your family.
Female dogs go into heat every seven (approx.) months. Depending on Valley Vineyard Labradoodle’s breeding schedule, the breeding female may be bred back to back or skip a cycle. Females are bred no more than four times and then will be retired and ownership will be transferred to the guardian. When it is time for the female to give birth they are housed in our home at Valley Vineyard Labradoodles to whelp and raise her puppies for approximately six weeks when the puppies are weaned.
Males can be active in Valley Vineyard’s breeding program up to 6-7 years and may be mating every month or two and each “date” usually takes less than an hour. The dates are usually done at Newberg Vet or nearby in Dundee.
Guardian homes and the dogs we entrust in your care are representing Valley Vineyard Labradoodles. It is important that, if accepted into our breeding program, that you present a well-mannered and well-groomed pet that is a beloved member of your family. This is a unique opportunity to partner with us. Our treasured Guardian Homes make our breeding program possible!
TO APPLY FOR GUARDIANSHIP, PLEASE COMPLETE OUR ONLINE APPLICATION, AND check the “guardian” box. We’ll respond within 24 hours.