Deer Creek's Guardian Application

​We are glad you have taken an interest in becoming a part of the Deer Creek family. If you would, please fill out the guardian application below,  and we will be glad to work with you on finding your new family member.

 

Guardian Home Opportunities

Every dog deserves the proper attention and love, no matter if they are just a pet or used for breeding.  Because of this, we have decided to place the majority of our breeding dogs in guardian homes so that they can receive the proper attention and love they most definitely deserve and not be left feeling neglected.  We feel it is important to limit the number of dogs we have here on our premises so that each dog and every puppy that is here gets the proper attention to live a happy life.  Becoming a Guardian home for the Deer Creek family, you will be getting one of the best dogs we have to offer at an incredibly discounted rate in exchange for your assistance throughout the breeding lifetime of the dog.  Read below to find out more about this opportunity and fill out the application below if you believe you may be a good fit for our guardian home program.

REQUIREMENTS:

  •  Guardian must own their own home and live within a 1 hour drive of breeder's home in Owenton, KY. 

 

  •  Legal ownership of the dog  remains with the breeder until the dog has produced the appropriate number of litters determined by Deer Creek at which time the dog will be spayed at the expense of the breeder. Full ownership of the dog will then be transferred to the guardian.

 

  • Guardian has no right to puppies produced by this dog or any breeding interest related to the dog.

Benefits of being a Guardian Home?

Being a guardian home for our breeding program has many perks, as well as responsibilities. We strive for a mutually beneficial relationship between ourselves and our guardian homes. Firstly, the rate you will pay for your puppy is steeply discounted. We only require you to pay a deposit price of $500. Price may increase if the puppy is older than 8 weeks of age and has received additional  training. You will receive one of the best puppies we can produce in form, personality and trainability. We look for quality genetics and health, personality, trainability and looks in all the dogs we select to remain in our breeding program. Also, we do provide lifetime support for each of these puppies as we want them to be the best they can be.  Since we do require you to live within a 1 hour drive of our home in Owenton, KY, we extend the offer for the dog to stay at our home when the family goes out of town and needs to have the dog boarded. This helps us, the guardian dog, and our dogs, to be familiar with one another when it comes time to breed or whelp a litter. When the dog has fulfilled their breeding period with us, they will be spayed or neutered at no cost to you.  Additionally for each litter produced, you will be compensated $500  as a "thank you" for your patience while your beloved pet is away.

What would be required of you as a Guardian Home?

 

  • Provide the dog with a safe and loving home, including but not limited to:

    • Containing the dog in a fenced (physical or electronic) yard or on a leash

    • Provide adequate exercise for the dog to prevent issues such as hip dysplasia

    • Train the dog on basic commands (sit, stay, wait, etc.) or attend obedience classes

    • Housebreaking

    • Feeding the dog an approved high quality food (contact us if you are wanting to switch from what we feed)

    • Do not allow her to become overweight

    • Keep dog socialized with other dogs and people of different ages and sizes

    • Keep the dog clean and well-groomed

 

  • Provide the dog with basic veterinary care, including but not limited to:

    • Yearly wellness visits and routine vaccines (Breeder will pay all Veterinary costs associated with breeding purposes)

    • Any medical issues the dog may have which are NOT related to breeding

    • Emergency vet costs (NOT related to breeding)

    • Keeping dog on monthly, year-round preventative medications against heart-worms, fleas and ticks.

     

  • Notify breeder immediately when the female dog has come into her estrus cycle and be prepared to meet breeder upon request when dog is needed for breeding purposes or give dog up for approximately a week to two weeks during breeding period.  If after a period of 24 months has passed and the family has not been able to successfully identify a heat cycle, Deer Creek will then need to make arrangements to have the breeding dog boarded for a time with us to ensure a breeding has occurred. 

 

  • For female breeding dogs, keep all unapproved intact male dogs away from her when she is in season. 
     

  • If guardian family goes on vacation or out of town for any reason and dog is not sent to breeder's home for duration of the vacation, contact information for kennel and/or pet-sitter should be given to breeder before guardian family departs.

 

  • If dog does not pass certain health tests required for breeding and is deemed by breeder to be unfit to reproduce, the dog will then be spayed at the expense of the breeder. Guardian will not be required to pay any fee for the dog in this event.
     

  • Guardian agrees to maintain this contract even if they relocate out of the area, including flying the dog back to the breeder at the expense of the guardian.
     

  • Guardian agrees to keep in close contact with breeder, regularly sending photos of dog and gives clearance to breeder to use any photos sent for marketing purposes (social media, website, etc.)
     

  • Deliver dog to vet appointments for breeding purposes at times breeder is out of town. Will be set up at least 48 hours in advance.
     

  • Should the dog die early of natural causes, this contract shall terminate. If the dog should die while in possession of the breeder, the breeder will offer a new puppy from the next available litter.

 

  • If at any time the breeder finds the guardian to be non-compliant, the dog shall return to breeder immediately.
     

  • If the dog is altered OR bred purposefully without written consent of the breeder, guardian will owe breeder a sum of $30,000. Any legal costs involved with obtaining this payment will also be paid by guardian.

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