A guardian home is a local family
who is a forever home for one of the dogs in our breeding program.
Guardian homes allow our breeding dogs to live with families and not in
kennels as our program grows. Only so many dogs can fit on our lap! ;)
Our breeding program is designed
around our ability to utilize guardian homes for our breeding dogs.
This program is designed this way to benefit everyone, especially and
most importantly the dogs, who are raised in a home with a family
instead of a kennel. Think of it as being a foster family with the
intention of adopting the dog permanently once their career is
finished. Guardian homes are meant to be permament so that the dog does
not need to go through a stressful re-homing.
Tango Wool retains ownership and breeding rights until the breeding contract is fulfilled. We want all of our dogs to be in a loving "forever" home. It is a
win, win for everyone, most importantly the dog. Also, if Tango Wool is available, we will in-home board dogs at a greatly reduced price!
Most of the dogs in our guardian
homes will be females but we may have a male from time to time. Females
will have 3 to 4 litters depending on each particular guardian home puppy's breeding options and males can be in our program for 4 to 5 years depending on each individual puppy (at the sole discretion of Tango Wool).
Guardian families are responsible
for normal dog care including but not limited to training,
socialization, vet expenses (non-breeding related), food, grooming and
lots of love and affection. Tango Wool pays for all breeding related
expenses. As an added benefit for the guardian family, depending on our
schedule we may provide care for your dog while on vacation.
We will ask you to visit our home
periodically to ensure the dog is comfortable when he/she comes for
breeding and whelping. You will be responsible for sending pictures
when requested for website and Facebook updates. TANGO WOOL WHELPS all puppies at their home or one of their loving staff members homes. You may visit her any time that is convenient for both parties, once a week sounds great if you would like!
Location, location, location - must be within 1-2 hours of E.Otis,
• Own your home
• Fenced yard (physical fence), but we will consider Invisible Fencing
for our females.
• Flexible schedule (work at home, dog goes to work with you, etc - no
more than 4 hours alone)
• Keep female dogs away from intact male dogs when in season
• Not allow intact males to breed intact females
• Training - at least 2 classes, preferably Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
• Notify us immediately when dog is in season
• Visit our home periodically to ensure the dog is comfortable when dog
comes for breeding / whelping
• Bring the dog to Tango Wool as needed for health testing, breedings,
whelpings, and photo shoots
cost of a dog in our guardian program is a much reduced pet puppy
price. We do not give our dogs away as we feel people often don't value
what they don't pay for and it encourages the family to think
seriously before bringing a puppy into their family and home.
The cost will be refunded to you in full once the puppy passes all
their health testing, has passed the Canine Good
Citizen test, and has had three litters if a female or if male, you will be paid back in 1/4 increments as he sires his first four litters. After that, a stipend of $200 will be given for each successful litter he sires. The Canine Good Citizen test
is not hard to pass, but tells us both that the puppy has mastered
basic manners and commands. It will also foster a continuing great
relationship with you and your puppy. We have had puppies
pass Canine Good Citizen after one full course of good puppy training,
and others after two classes, but it is fun and well worth the time you
put into the training.