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.

  We don't breed many litters per year so we don't place many dogs into guardian homes, however we will still accept applications as our goal is to find the best fit for the next puppy we decide to hold back to potentially add to our program.

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!

  At this time we do not have plans to put any males into guardian homes but it is a possibility for the future.
  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!