There is NO cost for you to become a guardian home and have your very own puppy for life. Some breeders charge a fee up to $500.00 to become a Guardian Home - Seaspray does not charge anything!
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Our Guardian Home program has been established to give one or two of our breeding dogs their very own home and family to love while still having or siring puppies. When their time for parenthood is over, they continue to live with their family as they have since the beginning - they are your dog. First, all Guardian Home Dogs must pass their extensive health testing - if they do not, they are spayed or neutered and become the loving pet that they are for their family. If they do pass all their health testing, then we continue with the program.
Seaspray Australian Labradoodle Puppies
For the girls, they usually begin parenthood when they are approximately 18 months old - but Mother nature controls the timing so we have to be flexible. Their cycle usually lasts 3 weeks and they usually cycle every 6 months. If the girl is bred, and becomes pregnant, the gestation period is 63 days. She will remain with her family until one week before her whelp date. At that time she will remain with Peggy or Leslie until her pups are 6 or 7 weeks old. This means that the Guardian Family may be without their girl for a few weeks each time she is having her puppies once she has passed all her health testing. After she has had up to 4 litters but definitely before she is 6 years old, she will be spayed and continue to live with her Family as their loving pet. There are some Guardian Families that want their girls to whelp and raise the puppies at their home - and this can be discussed.
For the boys, the program is much different. They can begin their Parenthood around the age of one year. The time away from their family is usually a few hours at a time. The timing for a breeding must be precise, so there can be short notice to the Guardian Family. We try to accommodate everyone the best we can. Sometimes, the boy will probably come to Leslie's or my home to accommodate the girl. Sometimes, the boy will be "collected" and his semen shipped to the girl. His career can last several years but wouldn't be needed that often.
The Guardian Family will be responsible to maintain the dog on a high quality diet, "well" vet visits, yearly vaccinations, teeth cleaning, flea and tick medications and to transport the Guardian dog to all Vet and Health Testing visits.
The Guardian family is responsible to maintain the dog, to give the dog the proper exercise, which will involve walking the dog, and socialization of the dog, as well as attending some Doodle Days.
This is just a short synopsis of what will be included in a Guardian Contract. If you are still interested in continuing to investigate our Gurardian Home Program, please fill out the application on our web site indicating your interest, and plan to attend the next Doodle Day. After that, we can schedule an interview for you. You will find the dates on our web site. You must make a reservation to attend Doodle Day with Leslie in our office by emailing Leslie@SeasprayAL.com or phoning her at 352 504-6618. Or, if you wish to discuss the program further before attending Doodle Day, feel free to phone Leslie.
Our Guardian Home program offers a family the opportunity to own one of our beautiful Seaspray Australian Labradoodles for no cost. There are responsibilities involved in the Guardian Home program. If you live in or near St. Pete Beach, Pass-a-Grille, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, the Tampa Bay Area, Lady Lake, Ocala, the Villages, Lakeland or Orlando area and are interested in investigating this opportunity, please email: Leslie@SeasprayAL.com