Guardian Application

Guardian-Home Program Application

We created a Guardian-Home Program to grow our breeding program while still providing each of our breeding dogs with a loving environment in a guardian family. By joining our Program, you desire to and will act as a guardian for a dog that is either a female potential breeder or proven breeder or a male potential breeder or proven breeder (“the Dog”), subject to the terms of this Agreement.

The following will spell out the Guardian-Home Program, including our requirements for guardian families while the Dog is a part of the breeding program. The obligations we will assume as owner, and how the Dog will become a permanent member of your family.

Benefits of the Guardian-Home Program

To the Guardian family: The Dog is “pick of the litter” with an estimated value of $10,000 to $15,000. Your initial cost is $500.00. Breeder will pay all vet costs for health testing associated with the breeding of the Dog.
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with a Dog at no purchase price in order for the Breeder to have the dog included in Space City Mini Aussies & Doodles breeding program. Guardian will pay Breeder a $500 security deposit, which will be refunded in the amount of $100 after the first litter and each litter thereafter until the full amount has been returned (female), and $100 after each year of guardianship until full amount has been returned (male).
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remains the property of the Breeder, Stefani Johnson, for a period of six years or the completion of five litters, whichever occurs first. At that time, ownership will transfer to Guardian and dog will be spayed/neutered at Breeder’s expense. Guardian has no ownership or interest in any puppies produced by this dog. Guardian has no rights to semen produced by this dog.

Ownership

Ownership and all right, title and interest in the Dog shall remain with the Owner / breeder. If the Dog is a female any puppies born to the Dog shall be the sole property of the Owner / breeder. The Guardian Family shall have no ownership interest of possession rights to any such puppy. If the Dog is a male, all semen shall be sole property of the Owner / breeder and the Guardian Family shall have no ownership interest of possession rights to any use of the semen. The Dog shall be used as breeding stock exclusively by the breeder and under no circumstances shall be bred to any dog other than as directed by the breeder. After the Dog ceases to be a Breeder, Owner shall, by written evidence of transfer, assign and transfer ownership of the Dog to the Guardian Family after spay or neuter.

Possession

General: Upon the execution of this Agreement, Owner shall transfer possession of the dog to the Guardian Family. The Guardian family shall retain possession of the dog during this Agreement, subject to its obligations to return possession of the dog for breeding purposes and shall provide physical care to and supervision of the dog subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement. Guardian will take possession on with the responsibility to:

1) Safely confine dog by use of physical fence or leash. 
 2) Provide housebreaking by the age of nine months. 
 3) Keep the dog accustomed to periods of time in the crate daily, either sleeping or resting. 
 4) Provide adequate exercise daily, not allowing dog to become overweight as decided by Breeder in order to protect hips from hip dysplasia. 
 5) Provide basic obedience training: “come”, “sit”, “stay”, “drop it/leave it”, “crate/kennel”, no jumping on people. 
 6) Feed approved high quality food. 
 7) Provide vet care as needed, including vaccinations at Guardian’s expense. 
 8) The Guardian is responsible for all non-breeding related expenses, including but not limited to: 
vaccinations, deworming, parasite control, food, and emergency vet expenses. 
 9) Provide pet insurance for the guardian dog. If Guardian declines pet insurance, they must be prepared to pay for any emergency vet care needed by dog. 
 10) Keep dog free from fleas and other parasites. 
 11) Deliver dog to Breeder or meet Breeder upon request with 24‐hour notice for breeding purposes, testing, etc. 
 12) Contact Breeder immediately in the event of serious illness or accident including severe diarrhea, loss of appetite, vomiting, etc. 
 13) Notify Breeder of any absences or vacations of the local area in advance and give contacts for dog’s caretaker during absence. 
 14) Send copy of all vet visits to Breeder. 
 15) Male: Keep dog away from females in season to prevent accidental breeding. 
Female: Keep dog away from intact males while in season. 
 16) Maintain this contract even in the event that Guardian moves out of the area, including flying the dog to Breeder when requested at Guardian’s expense. 
 17) In the event that dog does not pass health testing, Guardian will not be required to pay the Breeder any purchase price and will be allowed to keep the dog as a pet. In this event, dog will be spayed/neutered at the Breeder’s expense. 
 18) Guardian agrees to keep dog away from the floor or ground of public places such as pet stores, parks, dog parks, groomer, and the floor of vet office until the DHPV series is complete (approximately 16 weeks). This is to prevent parvo, a deadly disease to puppies. 19) Contact Breeder before cutting coat so that Breeder may take pictures. 
 20) Deliver dog to vet at appointed times in the event that Breeder is out of town and a collection or breeding needs to occur. Breeder will set this up at least 48 hours in advance. 
 21) Keep dog well socialized with other dogs and people of all ages. 
 22) Must be professionally groomed every three months minimum. Dog must not be shaved. Dog must be kept in an appropriate breed cut. 
 23) The Guardian Family shall not transfer possession of the Dog to any person without the prior written consent of Owner. 24) If the breeder finds it difficult to reach the Guardian Family, is met with roadblocks or cantankerous communication in any form (comments, phone calls, text messages etc.) that make this working relationship hostile and / or if the Guardian Family refuses to do anything breeder asks as set forth in this document, the dog will be removed from the home – no question.

Should the dog die of natural or accidental causes while in possession of Guardian, this agreement shall terminate. Should the dog die while in the Breeder’s possession this agreement shall terminate, and Breeder shall provide Guardian with a replacement puppy from the next litter.

At any time that this Breeder finds non-compliance of this agreement, contract terminates, and possession shall immediately return to Breeder.

During the life of this dog, Guardian may return dog to Breeder at any time. If Guardian has dog spayed or neutered without written consent of Breeder, Guardian will owe Breeder up to $20,000 for an adult Doodle, Poodle, Golden retriever or Australian shepherd two years or older. Any legal costs incurred to collect this payment will
be paid by the Guardian.

If Guardian allows dog to be bred without written consent of Breeder, Guardian will owe Breeder $2500 for every puppy produced in the litter. Any legal costs incurred to collect this payment will be paid by the Guardian.

If Guardian fails to notify Breeder within 24 hours by both phone/text and email of a female beginning estrus, after the age of 18 months, Guardian will be required to pay for progesterone testing once a week and transport dog to and from veterinarian until the time that female enters estrus.

Breeder responsibility:

1) Provide Guardian with a healthy puppy. 
 2) Approve Guardian’s choice of dog food. 
 3) Pay all veterinarian costs pertaining to reproduction such as OFA and elbow testing, CERF exam, progesterone testing, pregnancy ultrasounds & x-rays. 
 4) Pay for neuter or spay at the completion of contract or when Breeder deems the dog to not be needed for breeding. 
 5) Breeder will return the $500 security deposit to Guardian in $100 increments after first litter and after each litter until amount is refunded (female), and $100 after each year of guardianship until full 
amount has been returned (male). 
 6) Honor One-year health guarantee in the event that the dog is neutered before completion of this contract. 
 7) Provide dog care support when requested for life of dog. 
 8) Provide information on detecting and caring for a dog in estrus (heat).
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