Guardian Home Opportunities

Shadow Mountain Australian Labradoodles is currently looking for guardian homes for a few of our Australian Labradoodle dogs and puppies. We are committed to providing a wonderful life for ALL of our dogs. All of our Breeding Dogs are pets. Our Guardian Program allows families that might not be able to have one of our dogs or families that want to support a “better way of breeding” to become part of our Shadow Mountain Family and Team.

A Guardian Family Home is a place where one of our Australian Labradoodle dogs or puppies chosen specially for Shadow Mountain Breeding Program lives as a wonderful family dog. Shadow Mountain retains all breeding rights, and guardian family gets a pet for reduced fee. The Australian Labradoodle dog or puppy will live with you and come to Shadow Mountain only when required testing needs to be done, when it is time to be bred or when she is ready to have her puppies- health testing and any reproductive costs are that of Shadow Mountains’.

Available for Guardian Home

“Chloe” is ready to find her Forever Family! Chloe is so sweet, loves to be with her people and especially loves snuggle time on the couch. Chloe is 18 months old and about 20 lbs. She has a beautiful red fleece coat.

Requirements:

  • Close Proximity

    Guardian family must live within a 100 mile radius of Riverside, CA.

  • Companionship

    Guardian family must have one family member at home at least 1/2 time; ie, work at home, retired etc.

  • High Quality Food

    Guardian family must feed a high quality dog food such as Nature’s Select or other approved food.

  • Consultation Regarding Health Care and Grooming

    Guardian family must consult with Shadow Mountain regarding health care and regular grooming.

  • Safe Environment

    Provide a safe environment that includes fenced yard

  • Training & Socialization

    Guardian family is to provide basic and intermediate obedience training – a group class or with an individual trainer. Guardian family must ensure dog is leashed trained, potty trained and crate trained and ensure that the dog/puppy is well socialized.

  • Follow Our Health Care Schedule

    A willingness to accept and follow Shadow Mountains’ recommendations for the dog/puppy’s basic health care and veterinarian care, such as vaccine schedules, the use of certain medications, etc. – Transport Dog to Shadow Mountain for additional health testing (for approximately 1 week) at 9 months of age, but also upon Shadow Mountains’ discretion of date.

  • Open Communication

    A willingness to maintain open lines of communications with Shadow Mountain with any matter related to the dog/puppy by providing Shadow Mountain a monthly update on the dog/puppy at the first of every month.

  • Contact Updates

    Notify Shadow Mountain of new contact information if there is any change in telephone number or address.

  • A Loving Family

    Upon completion/fulfillment of the guardian home contract, dog will be spay/neutered and ownership will be transferred from Shadow Mountain Australian Labradoodles to guardian home.

If you are interested in becoming a Guardian Family for one of our Australian Labradoodle dogs or puppies, please submit a Shadow Mountain Puppy Adoption Application. Please indicate that you are applying to be a Guardian in the comments section to begin the process.