White Sand Guardian Family Application
If you live within 4 hours of our home 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.
Please take a moment and thoughtfully answer the questions below regarding your home, family and future puppy... thank you!
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State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
Papua New Guinea
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Sao Tome and Principe
United Republic of Tanzania
Country / Region
Is your backyard fenced?
Will someone be home with the puppy the majority of the time?
Approximately how many hours a day will the puppy be alone?
The puppy will go to daycare when I (we) are unable to be with them for extended periods of the day for work and other such things
Where will the dog stay when you are unable to be with him/her?
In The Home Free Ranging
Who will be the primary caregiver for the puppy/dog?
Are you looking for a male or female puppy? The majority of our guardian dogs are females. With a female - are you prepared for a heat cycle? Males - are you prepared for the occasionally marking of territory - potentially?
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Have you ever owned a dog before? If so what breed and how was the experience for you?
Do you currently have other pets living in your home? If so please tell us a little bit about your other critter members.
There are huge benefits to participating in our guardian program. Along with the benefits come the difficult parts. Obviously the most difficult portion is sharing the dog. When a girl comes into season they come back and visit us usually for about a week. The girls stay with their guardian family for the majority of their pregnancy. One week prior to their scheduled whelp date the girls come home. The stay with us for the whelping and puppy raising portion. They usually return home when the puppies are 7-8 weeks of age. This program is not for everyone. But the families that participate learn a lot about the canine reproductive system (more than you ever thought you wanted to know) :-) And you can participate in puppy socialization if you would like. Most of our families come to visit their girls 2-4 times a month once the babies are here. It's good for our girls to know that they still have a family out there and that you want to be a part of this as well. These girls are SO proud of what they've just done. It's amazing to watch this process!
Are you going to be okay with your girl being gone for 8-9 weeks at a time? This is a VERY real question and it's the most difficult part of being a guardian family.
Yes, no problem... I can share
Nope... I would have too difficult of a time with my girl being gone that long. If this is you... please go back and complete the puppy application form :-)
Are you looking to do any of the following activities with your new addition? PLEASE let me know if you have kids that are interested in doing Junior conformation handling with the IABCA and UKC or 4-H obedience and or agility. Or if you have intentions of having your dog trained as a service dog please include this information. It is very helpful in determining which puppy is the best fit for your situation.
Please tell us a bit about your family and who lives in the home? Children, parents, grandparents...
Are your other pets vaccinated? Are they current on all vaccinations?
Please take a moment and let us know anything further that you would like us to know. If you have a vet or someone that you can use for a personal reference please include their contact information here.
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