If you live within 2 hours of our home in Buffalo, Texas, and are interested in participating in our guardian program, please fill out and submit our guardian application form. The information you share helps us determine if our guardian program would be a good fit for you and your family. Additionally, it helps us in making the very best match between puppy and guardian family during the adoption process. Our guardian home gives families the opportunity to do something to help others. Golden Rule selects the puppies that enter into the program, and we retain registration ownership for up to three years. During this time, we will ask that we be able to use the dog as a parent. If the dog is a male, we will require that the dog come to us for a week or so just a couple of times a year. If the dog is a female, we will bring her here to breed and after her cycle, she will go home to you for about six weeks. About two weeks before her puppies are due, we will bring her back to stay with us. She will whelp and nurse here, and the puppies will be raised here using our Puppy Culture protocol. The puppies will wean at around five weeks of age and your baby will come back home to you. We will not breed a female who is older than four years. After his or her last litter, Golden Rule will spay or neuter your dog and registration will be transferred to you at no cost. All veterinary costs aside from those that are breeding-related are the responsibility of the guardian family. We do require proof of vaccines, the feeding of a quality dog food, and a fenced yard.
Please take a moment and thoughtfully answer the questions in the form below regarding your home, family and future puppy. Thank you for considering the Golden Rule Guardian Program!
Please Note: Golden Rule will always cover costs associated with health testing, breeding, whelping, spaying and neutering. Should you for any reason become unable to care for the guardian dog, the dog should immediately be returned to Golden Rule.