Windsor's Guardians

Windsor's Guardians and Families Provide a Better Life for Breeder Dogs

What is a Guardian Home?

Being a Guardian Family is no easy task it comes with numerous legal obligations and a broad range of responsibilities. Despite this, the process has become increasingly popular in recent years, as people look for a way to take part in responsible pet ownership while also providing a better life for dogs raised by breeders. At Windsor Cavaliers, Guardian Families are transforming the way dogs are bred and providing a more humane alternative to puppy mills.   

The purpose of a Guardian Family is to provide a loving home and cover the cost of day-to-day needs such as food, vaccinations, grooming, and training. You will also have the opportunity to learn about and help with breeding and raising the puppies if you wish. You may have requirements to participate in dog shows or other events to showcase the breeding line. Additionally, you will need to adhere to any breeding requirements outlined in the contract, such as only breeding with approved mates or following a specific breeding schedule. Contracts can change from one puppy to the next as well at the breeders discression.   

The benefits for breeder dogs of having a Guardian Family are manifold. Far more humane than the alternative of puppy farms. Guardian families are carefully selected by breeders, as they must be willing to sign a legal guardianship contract and take all necessary precautions to keep the animal safe and healthy. The family provides the pup with love, patient guidance, and individualized attention that keeps the dog physically and mentally healthy. Furthermore, being able to live with a family rather than in a kennel or puppy mill also gives these dogs a much better quality of life compared to one spent in an industrial breeding environment.   

Guardian Families come in all shapes and sizes – from single people to larger households – and all must follow certain criteria to be considered. Guardians must be responsible and committed individuals who are willing to provide the breeders dog with love, exercise, regular medical care, and a safe and nurturing environment. Additionally, Guardian Families understand that the dog must remain the property of the breeder, regardless of how emotionally attached the Guardian Family becomes.  

It's important to note that becoming a Guardian is not a decision to be taken lightly. You will be committed to caring for the dog and ensuring that they are well-behaved and healthy for the entire duration of the contract. However, if you're willing to take on this responsibility, it can be a rewarding experience and allow you to have a high-quality dog without the high cost of purchasing one outright.

Caroline Knapp -

Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.

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Windsor's Guardians Application

Windsor's Guardians Application

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