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Every dog deserves the proper attention and love, no matter if they are just a pet or used for breeding. We want our dogs to have the opportunity to be in a home environments while they are in our breeding program. You will be getting one of the best dogs we have to offer at an incredibly discounted rate in exchange for your assistance throughout the breeding lifetime of the dog.  Read below to find out more about this opportunity and fill out the application below if you believe you may be a good fit for our guardian home program.


  •  Guardian must live within an hour drive of breeder's home in Syracuse (46567), Indiana.. (**Exceptions may be made if guardian is willing to drive to us regularly!)


  •  Legal ownership of the dog (microchip #_____________) remains with the breeder until the dog has produced appropriate number of litters (less for females, more for males) at which time the dog will be spayed or neutered at the expense of the owner. Full ownership of the dog will then be transferred to the guardian.


  • Guardian has no right to puppies produced by male/female dog or to semen produced by the male dog.


Being a guardian home for our breeding program has many perks, as well as responsibilities. We strive for a mutually beneficial relationship between ourselves and our guardian homes. Firstly, the rate you will pay for your dog is steeply discounted. We only require you to pay a deposit price of $300. Also, we do provide lifetime support for each of these dogs as we want them to be the best they can be.  Also, since we do require you to live within an hour drive of our home in Syracuse, Indiana, we extend an the offer for the dog to stay at our home when the family goes out of town and needs to have the dog boarded. This helps us, the guardian dog, and our dogs, to be familiar with one another when it comes time to breed or whelp a litter.  Additionally, for those who house female dogs, they will be compensated $250 for each litter the dog has as a "thank you" for your patience while your beloved pet is away.  Male dogs may be compensated as well if vet runs or runs to the breeders house are frequent for breedings or semen collections.


  • Provide the dog with a safe and loving home, including but not limited to:

    • Containing the dog in a fenced-in yard or on a leash

    • Provide adequate exercise for the dog to prevent issues such as hip displaysia

    • Train the dog on basic commands (sit, stay, wait, etc.) or attend obedience classes

    • Housebreaking

    • Feeding the dog an approved high quality food/Lifes Abundance (contact us if you are wanting to switch from what we feed)

    • Do not allow him/her to become overweight

    • Keep dog socialized with dogs and people of different ages and sizes

    • Keep the dog clean and well-groomed


  • Provide the dog with basic veterinary care, including but not limited to:

    • Yearly wellness visits and vaccines

    • Any medical issues the dog may have which are NOT related to breeding

    • Emergency vet costs (NOT related to breeding)

    • Keeping dog on monthly, year-round preventative medications against heart-worms, fleas and ticks.


  • Notify breeder immediately when the female dog has come into her estrus cycle and be prepared to meet breeder upon request when dog is needed for breeding purposes or give dog up for approximately a week during breeding period.


  • For female breeding dogs, keep all unapproved intact male dogs away from her when she is in season. For males, keep females who are in season away to prevent accidental breedings. 

  • If guardian family goes on vacation or out of town for any reason and dog is not sent to breeder's home for duration of the vacation, contact information for kennel and/or pet-sitter should be given to breeder before guardian family departs.


  • If dog does not pass certain health tests and is deemed by breeder to be unfit to reproduce, the dog will then be spayed or neutered at the expense of the Guardian.. Guardian will not be required to pay any extra fee for the dog in this event.

  • Guardian agrees to maintain this contract even if they relocate out of the area, including flying the dog back to the breeder at the expense of the guardian.

  • Guardian agrees to keep in close contact with breeder, regularly sending photos of dog and gives clearance to breeder to use any photos sent for marketing purposes (social media, website, etc.)

  • Deliver dog to vet appointments for breeding purposes at times breeder is out of town. Will be set up at least 48 hours in advance.

  • Should the dog die early of natural causes, this contract shall terminate. If the dog dies while in possession of the breeder, dog shall be replaced with a puppy from Teapup 's next available litter.


  • If at any time the breeder finds the guardian to be non-compliant, the dog shall return to breeder immediately.

  • If the dog is altered OR bred purposefully without written consent of the breeder, guardian will owe breeder a sum of $30,000. Any legal costs involved with obtaining this payment will also be paid by guardian.


  • Allow dog to make regular visits to breeder's home and/or visit with other members of Teapup's in-home breeding dogs.

What would be required of us, The Breeder?

  • Provide guardian with a healthy puppy.

  • Pay any veterinary costs associated with breeding, including but not limited to:

  • Progesterone testing

  • Cytologies

  • Ultrasounds/Radiographs

  • Necessary health testing (all genetic and OFA testing)

  •  Provide lifetime support for the dog. 

  • Try to board dog at our home when guardian family is out of town.

  • Assist guardian with detecting and caring for a female dog in estrus cycle or pregnant.

  • If guardian dog is a dog bred by Teapup and it is determined that it shall be spayed or neutered before being bred, breeder will comply with health contract given with each of our puppies. If guardian dog is from another kennel, the health contract from that kennel will apply.

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4. What breed of dog would youmost like to be a guardian for? (Check all that apply)
5. What gender would you prefer?
6. Are you an adult over the age of 18?
13. How many adults are in your home?
14. How many children under 18 are in your home?
15. Do you live within an hour of Syracuse, Indiana (46567)?

17. Person Reference

18. Work Reference Name

If you have a guardian home female, are you aware that you will be required

Thanks for submitting!

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