Mostly Mischief

Pet Salon & Miniature Poodles

Guardian Home Program


  Our Guardian Home program is a great way to jump ahead on the waiting list and get a quality puppy while helping us expand our breeding program without having a lot of dogs in our household.  This allows us to have more options for holding puppies back that are potential breeding quality.  It takes up to two years for a puppy to be old enough to complete all the health testing and be mature enough to breed and since we are a small hobby breeder we don't want to have a lot of dogs in our care.  Being a guardian home is having a special relationship with the breeder and we interview all potential guardian homes to make sure the relationship will be a good fit and be mutually beneficial to both parties.

To be eligible for our Guardian Home program you must:

  • live between Victoria and Campbell River
  • want a female dog and be okay with the breeder choosing the dog for you
  • have no un-neutered male dogs in the home
  • take your puppy to basic obedience classes or train the dog yourself
  • be able to meet at least once per month for socialization with the breeder and breeder's dogs
  • not move out of the approved area until the contract is complete (up to 5 years from purchase)
  • not breed the dog on your own if the breeder decides to skip a heat
  • be able to give your dog back to the breeder for 2 weeks while in heat and 2 months when whelping and rearing pups

  In return for allowing your dog to return to the breeder to have pups for up to 3 years, you will receive:

  • a shorter time on the waiting list
  • 20% of the income from litters born from the puppy
  • free grooming until her contract is complete
  • your dog spayed at the end of her contract at the breeder's expense and returned to you permanently

  In most cases the dog will be bred 2-4 times (spanning 2-3 years) and then retired when she is 4 or 5 years old.  Once she is released from her contract she is yours to keep with no restrictions!
  There is a very in-depth contract which can be viewed upon request.  If you have any questions or think you would be a good fit for this program please contact us!