The GWD Guardian Home Program

How do we support The Puppy Project mission in the NYC/NJ without farmland and USDA licenses?

How do we meet demand of high quality, health-tested, hypoallergenic puppies while still providing them with nurturing and loving forever homes?

How do we protect our female dogs from overbreeding?

We need people who share our mission!

  • A Guardian home receives the "pick of the litter" puppy determined by breeder. These dogs are often worth upward of $10,000 because of their lineage, purchased breeding rights, and out-of-pocket health testing. The dog will go on to be DNA, blood, and health tested (min. OFA heart, hips, and eyes), and covered by GWD's Trupanion insurance policy. Other than the required quality PawTree food and an annual wellness exam, all expenses are on us - including boarding when needed!

  • Female Dogs will be bred 3-4 times MAX to prevent health complications. Let me tell you, I would never again own a female dog who hasn't had her own children! Motherhood simply becomes a female dog. They are more self aware, compassionate, and connected with their owners.

  • We would need to borrow your dog for a week around mating time (to let things happen naturally and comfortably) and if female, a second time to confirm her pregnancy with ultrasound (we come to you!) and lastly, when it's time to whelp (6-8 weeks). That's around 9 weeks/year for the females.

  • After their litters are born, we pay for their spay/neuter and they are yours forever.

  • Most guardian programs think this should be enough. We disagree. We need our Guardian homes to be of the BEST quality and incentivized to work alongside us to breed healthier dogs and to stop the puppy mill crisis! You need a gated backyard, vow to participate in Bella & Baxter online training, and be prepared to love a pregnant mama to the EXTREME! We are here to guide you. You will be compensated $1,500 for every successful litter delivery. Males will be compensated $300 per successful breeding, keeping in mind that they are bred more often than females.

  • Although we are usually trusted friends with our guardians (and love meeting more like minded people!), we also implement a contract should anything go wrong on either end. This shouldn't be scary or risky for anyone involved. The focus remains on healthy and happy families and dogs!

  • Express your interest through our application form, and we will put you on a list of interest. As puppy's come up that we consider best for breeding, we will go down the list.

Do you live within 45 minutes of Ho-Ho-Kus and think this sounds like a good fit for you? Contact us to learn more! We will also periodically post potential puppies we are searching for Guardian's to love - so feel free to bookmark us!

Master List for Guardian Homes

1) HHK, NJ- Pup Chosen

2) HHK, NJ - Pup Chosen





We are now looking for a guardian home for this GORGEOUS medium sized English Creme Goldendoodle that I will be traveling to Texas to pick up on June 19th from a trusted breeder friend!

Dad Romeo is an English Creme Golden Retriever and Mom Calleigh is a standard Poodle. i have seen all documentation of DNA and OFA testing and full breeding rights <3

I'm so excited to meet her! Any name ideas?