What is a Guardian Home?


In order to give our breeding dogs the very best life possible, it is important to limit how many dogs we personally keep at our home. But in order to breed the highest quality dogs possible, we need to continuously evaluate and add quality blood-lines to our breeding program. So, how is this possible?  For us, and many breeders like us, the answer is a Guardian Home Program. Our Guardian Home Program allows us to expand our dog breeding program the right way… by keeping our breeding dogs out of a kennels environment and in a loving Guardian Home, where each dog is a cherished family members. 

To qualify for our guardian home program, you must:

  • Live within 3 hours of Bristol, New Hampshire and be flexible for dropping off and picking up the dog for health testing, vet visits, breeding, and whelping.
  • Be prepared for a home-visit and provide references prior to the dog/puppy being placed in your care.
  • Keep the dog safe and contained at all times (fenced in backyard).
  • The guardian is in charge of all routine, pet-related vet expenses, just like you would with any typical pet dog.
  • Provide basic training that is standard for dog ownership (house, leash, and crate training, and basic obedience).
  • Feed our recommended diet. (Fromm, Earthborn Holistic, Open Farm, Life’s Abundance)
  • No plans of relocating within the next 5 years.
  • Understand that we are waiving the purchase price of the dog in exchange for a service- you must be willing to communicate, cooperate and coordinate with us during their time in our program, and be dedicated to providing a safe, loving home for the lifetime of the dog.
  • At the time the dog is ready to be retired, WigglyButts Aussies will pay for Spay/Neuter of the dog!

* If you are interested in becoming a guardian home for WigglyButts Aussies and meet all the above qualifications, please go ahead and fill out the application below!