Fostering a dog can be an excellent way to have a top-quality dog for a family pet. We have chosen this program so that our babies are in forever homes with suitable families as their dogs and we retain breeding rights. This means it is your dog and stays in a family environment where it can be socialized and interact with the family. 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 us for breeding and/or whelping. When the dog completes his or her breeding obligations, we spay or neuter the dog for you 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 come to us one week before delivering puppies and stay about 9 weeks. The price for the fostering family is that of a pet puppy. This cost can be recouped once testing and breedings have been completed either in cash or a pet puppy. (one-time reimbursement), regardless of the number of litters whelped or the number of times used.
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 moves out of state the contract is void and you have the dog as a pet–he or she must be spayed or neutered.
- 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 dog
- the dogs are well-socialized and in good environments
- foster families can schedule trips during whelpings without paying for kenneling their dogs
Requirements for Guardian Homes
- Own their own home
- have a fully fenced yard
- take their dog to puppy obedience classes
- ensure the puppy is well socialized
- provide veterinary care when needed
- feed a diet approved by the breeder and vet
- notify the breeder when a female begins her heat cycle
- must not allow a female around intact males during her cycle
- must not allow a male to breed to other females
- live within reasonable driving distance
- be interviewed by the breeder
If you think our foster program interests you, please feel free to contact us.