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What is a Guardian Home?

Guardian homes allow us to expand our program while ensuring that each and every dog has an incredible life as a family pet! The guardian home program benefits both the dog, the guardian home family, and the breeder. Guardian homes get to have one of our BEST dogs, typically the pick of the litter, and be a part of our mission to make incredible family dogs. Our dogs are worth several thousand dollars, but guardian homes only pay a $500 enrollment fee to be in the program.


  1. Must own your own home with a fenced yard and not plan to move out of Phoenix area for the next 6 years.

  2. You cannot own another intact dog of the opposite sex at any point during those 6 years. This is to prevent accidental litters. Neutered and spayed dogs are totally OK!

  3. The dog must dwell primarily indoors, be kept up to date on vaccines, free of parasites, know basic obedience commands, and be well groomed. Poodles & doodles need to be professionally groomed and clipped a MINIMUM of every 8 wks with thorough brushing in between to prevent matting. 

  4. Just as you would for any pet, you'd be responsible for all "normal" dog expenses including food, veterinary care, and grooming. We pay to have each dog thoroughly health tested (DNA, Pennhip, OFA) and cover all breeding-related vet care. We take care of breeding, whelping, and raising the litters in our home, and cover ALL breeding related expenses. ​

  5. Must be willing and able to take the puppy to in-person training classes for basic obedience and socialization between the ages 4-8 months of age. We highly recommend Zoom Room for training and you will get your first class free!

  6. For female dogs, the family must be willing to have the dog live with us for up to 9 weeks at a time to raise and care for her puppies. Our goal for most females is to have 3 to 4 litters total. 
    For males, we will borrow the dog for breeding for 1 to 7 days at a time, several times per year. 
    If you're unable to be separated from your dog for extended periods of time, this program is not right for you! 
    We do give our guardian family a small monetary bonus for every litter produced to show them how much we appreciate them!

  7. Sonoran Standard retains legal ownership of the dog until his or her "retirement" when the dog is spayed or neutered at our cost. 

Next steps: 

  1. Fill out guardian home questionnaire below 

  2. Conduct phone or in person interview 

  3. Review guardian home contract and agree to terms 

  4. Set up in person introduction with the puppy to ensure it’s the perfect match! 

  5. Sign contract and pay Guardian Home Program fee

  6. Take home your new family member! 

Interested in being a Guardian Home?

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