Guardian Homes

Our breeding program is designed with some of our dogs being placed in a guardian home with their forever family. Guardianship enables breeding dogs to live one on one with a family while they are participating in our program. They are loved and cared for by the same family they will be living with when they retire. Implementing a Guardian Program ensures that our puppy/dog’s every need is met and that they receive all the love and attention they deserve.

We are frequently looking for individuals that would love to be a part of our guardian family. This is a great opportunity to love and raise a pick of the litter puppy from one of our litters or adopt one of our adult goldens that is still in our breeding program. Your responsibility includes but is not limited to; loving and caring for the puppy/dog and helping him/her to grow into a well-rounded, well-socialized, extremely well-mannered, trained adult dog. Guardian Families are responsible for regular veterinarian care, food, training, supplies.  All expenses related to breeding (health testing, etc) will be covered by A Golden Paradise. They are raised in your home, cared for as your dog and incorporated into our breeding program. After the dog is finished with his/her breeding career, they are spayed/neutered at our expense. This concludes the contract and they retire in their forever home. 

Some people are concerned about having their dog gone for the time frame that it takes them to whelp the puppies and complete the nursing phase.  Our guardian families become like extended family and are permitted to come visit weekly, once the puppies are up and around. This allows the family time with their girl and time with the puppies. It also helps us to socialize the pups and is very rewarding for the family to see what part they have played in a beautiful litter of pups!

The pup will have health testing done to assure breeding quality. In the event of a pup not passing the testing, the guardianship will be terminated, dog spayed/neutered, and the guardian will have ownership of pup with no further monies due. Life changing results will be considered individually. There will be a specific contract for each guardianship arrangement. Guardians must not have any other intact dogs for the entire duration of the guardian contract (spayed/neutered pets are fine).  Non-smoking homes only.

Female guardian dogs are usually under contract for 3 litters.  I usually will breed them back to back, skip and one final litter. This is what our vet recommends and then they retire by age 5. Exceptions are when my vet recommends differently or timing doesn’t work out for us (overlapping litters, etc).  The contract may be extended if both the guardian and myself agree to it, or shortened if I decide no more litters are desired out of the girl. Guardians of females are required to contact me when their girl is coming into season, and make her available to me for the breeding process.  Approximately one week prior to whelping, the girl will come to my home for delivery and care of her pups. Once the pups head to their forever homes (at 8 wks) the female can return to her guardian home.

Males are under contract until of 6 years of age.

Families must live within 60 miles of A Golden Paradise in St Cloud Fl.

If you have an interest in becoming a Guardian Home for one of our dogs, please complete the Puppy Application on the website and specify in comments that you are interested in the Guardian program.