Want a Doodle for a fraction of the price?? Consider Guardianship.

Our dogs are our family. We would have a thousand Doodles if we could, however, that's

A LOT of kibble and we believe that all of our parents deserve as much individual love and attention as possible. OBX Doodle offers guardian home opportunities to pre-screened families. We are selective in our choices and want to make sure we choose a family that we feel we can foster a close working relationship. Let us know if your family would be interested in becoming a part of our Doodle clan.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Guardian homes must live within 1-2 hour drive of OBX Doodles.

  • Guardian family will be responsible to maintain proper health of puppy including: vet checkups yearly, puppy will be placed on monthly flea/tick/heartworm preventative, proper grooming and dental hygiene. Guardian family will pay any medical expenses related to poor health maintenance. Should OBX Doodles be out of town, guardian home will agree to take dam to prenatal appointment if OBX Doodles cannot provide alternate family member to escort dog.

  • Guardian home will keep puppy/dog on Nuvet Plus supplements until retirement from breeding program.

  • Should injury or death of puppy/dog occur while in the breeding program and under the guardian home's care, the guardian home agrees to pay OBX Doodles the original sales and breeding rights cost of the puppy/dog. Should injury or death occur to any dam who is pregnant while under the guardian home's care, guardian home will pay OBX Doodles the original sales price and breeding rights cost plus average litter price of $15,000. Injuries are defined as any condition which would cause miscarriage or render the dog unable to reproduce, tolerate pregnancy, or whelp.

  • Guardian homes will be able to provide documentation of proper health care upon OBX Doodle's request.

  • Guardian homes will either teach dog basic commands or will enroll puppy in training courses.

  • The dog will be exercised often in a safe fenced back yard or on leash in front yard or around neighborhood.

  • Full legal ownership of the dog remains with OBX Doodles until the dog has been retired from the breeding program. At this time legal rights will be transferred to the adoptive family.

  • Guardian homes will not have rights to any offspring or semen produced by dams or sires.

  • Guardian homes will be required to notify OBX Doodles of the start of the heat cycle and will transport the dog to OBX Doodle for breeding. Once the dog has been bred, the guardian home may pick up the dog and keep during pregnancy until 2 weeks prior to due date. Dog will then be transported back to OBX Doodles for whelping until time of puppy weaning and/or puppy pick up dates.

  • Guardian homes will provide OBX Doodles with frequent updates including pictures, calls, and/or social media updates. Any pictures or video may be used for advertising. OBX Doodles will be permitted to complete in home welfare checks at our discretion with notice.

  • OBX Doodles will be allowed keep puppy/dog for 72 hours every 2-3 months to allow for socialization with other OBX Doodle dogs. Any veterinarian appointments deemed necessary will be conducted during these hours.

  • Guardian homes will not keep any other intact dogs in the home so an accidental breeding does not occur. OBX Doodles will not place a puppy in to a guardian home that is a breeder or intends to start breeding. Guardians agree to not start breeding any retrievers, poodles, or "doodle" breeds after their puppy has been retired by OBX Doodles.

  • Breeding knowingly or unknowingly will NOT be permitted at any time and guardian home will pay OBX DOODLES $20,000 and any acquired legal fees.

  • The dog will not undergo alterations such as tail docking or dew claw removal without OBX Doodles consent.

  • OBX Doodles may place microchip on dog at any time if deemed necessary.

  • Should guardian family change residencies, written notice will be given to OBX Doodles and guardian home will be responsible for charges to transport dam or sire to OBX Doodles for breeding.

  • Should guardian family wish to surrender puppy/dog and/or opt out of the breeding program, the puppy/dog will be returned to OBX Doodles.

  • Guardian family will understand that OBX Doodles will breed dams for 4-6 litters and sires until noted decreased sperm count.

  • OBX Doodles reserves the right to confiscate any dog at any time due to health and wellness issues or concerns. Guardian homes will be given written rationale.

 

What can be expected of OBX Doodles?

 

  • OBX Doodles will pay a guardian stipend of $500 per litter for female guardian dogs to compensate for any needs during pregnancy and time away during the whelping process. The guardian stipend is paid after the birth of puppies on the day the guardian female is returned to the guardian home. The guardian home stipend is only available to females as the breeding process is much more rigorous for females than males. The guardian home stipend is forfeited by the guardian family should OBX Doodles determine the guardian female was not kept on NuVet supplements or fed an adequate pregnancy diet.

  • OBX Doodles will guarantee a quality addition to your home with lifetime support for any questions or concerns.

  • You will be given a top litter pick of our choice with a bubbly personality.

  • We would LOVE to board the dog while your family takes trips. This will allow the other members of the clan to become well acclimated with one another and will assist with breeding times.

  • OBX Doodles will cover cost of spay/neutering upon completion of breeding program or if warranted by health conditions.

  • OBX Doodles will provide the first bottle of NuVet for the puppy.

  • OBX Doodles will give family complete legal rights to dog upon completion of breeding program.

  • Should death occur during whelping, guardian home will be given pick of the litter from next available litter or payment of $1500 towards another puppy IF another litter is not planned.

  • OBX Doodles will cover any medical expenses related to whelping emergent or non-emergent issues.

  • Should any guardian wish to return their dog OBX Doodles will provide a Release of Contract to be signed by both the guardian and OBX Doodles. No refund will be given and OBX Doodles will be responsible for the rehoming and ongoing care of the dog.

Ready to join our family??

 

Puppies can be adopted to guardian homes for $500. This is our deposit price plus fees for additional exams to assist us in determining the top litter pick. Simply fill out our Contact Us form to express interest and tell us about your family. Preferential treatment will be given to active families with children and other pets to promote a well-socialized Doodle.