Guardian Home Program

A Guardian Home is like a Host Home. At 7-L Farms, we believe that every dog deserves to have a loving, forever home. All of our dogs are part of our family and live in the house rather than kennels so that we know they are getting as much attention as possible. Because of this, we have decided to offer a Guardian Home Program. A Guardian Home is a permanent home for one of our breeding males or females.

Becoming a Guardian Home gives you the opportunity to have one of our top-notch, "Pick of the Litter" puppies as a family pet. Rather than buying this puppy, you will be putting down a $500 deposit that will be returned at the end of his/her breeding career (4-5 years of age for females & up to the age of 7 for males). If the dog has been to a personal trainer for lessons prior to guardianship, then the $500 deposit will NOT be refunded to help pay for the trainer. 7-L Farms will retain ALL breeding rights. We reserve the right to cancel our guardianship program at any time if we deem it necessary. Once retired, he/she will be neutered/spayed at our expense and returned back to you.

As a Guardian Home, you will be required to pay for the everyday expenses of owning a dog including annual exams, vaccines, food, etc. We will pay for all breeding-related costs including health testing.

Becoming a Guardian Home is not for everyone. You MUST be willing and able to follow these requirements:

  • Have previous experience with dogs.

  • Be willing to teach basic commands such as sit, stay, lay-down, and leave it.

  • Be willing to do at least a basic puppy training class.

  • Be willing to socialize puppies. This is very important!

  • He/She must be an indoor pet and never left unattended outside.

  • Feed only the food we feed all of our dogs.

  • All other dogs in the home MUST be fixed if they are of the opposite sex.

  • Provide regular exercise.

  • Willing to let us, the breeder, visit your home.

  • Contact Breeder immediately in the event of a serious illness or accident.

  • Send a copy of all vet visits to Breeder.

  • Must not allow he/she to mate with ANY dogs.

  • Provide veterinary care when needed.

  • If you are a guardian for a female dog, you must be willing to let us pick her up when the heat starts, and stay with us for the duration of the heat (2-4 weeks depending upon the female) whether she is bred or not. Then be picked back up 1 week prior to her whelping date. She will stay with us until the puppies go home at 8 weeks old.

  • Be able to communicate with us, the breeder, about scheduling testing, mating, whelping, and anything else breeding-related.

  • Allow us access to the dog whenever needed.

  • Live within 4 hours of us.

Please read over our Guardian Home Contract for all details on Breeder and Guardian Home responsibilities. 

Current dogs available for our Guardian Home Program

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Darlin' in a 4 month old Golden Retriever puppy we kept from Ellie Mae x Parker's Spring 2021 litter.

She is currently working on house and crate training, leash training, and manners. She is UTD on her vaccinations.

Darlin' is very sweet and great with kids. She is ready to go live with her Guardian Home when the right one comes along.