Guardian Homes 


What is a guardian home?

A Guardian Home is NOT a foster program.   This is entered into as what is hoped to be  a forever situation.

Most of our breeding dogs will be found in the loving care of our guardian homes.  A guardian is someone approved by us to be the family lucky enough to have pick of the litter as their very own.  These special puppies spend their lives with their guardian families and come to visit us when needed.  The females come to us after breeding to whelp and wean their puppies, an average of 7 wks.    We retain ownership of the dogs until their breeding period is complete, at which time the dog is spayed or neutered and ownership is transferred to the guardians.   We like to think of  our Guardians as a partnership, we cannot grow our business without you and we enjoy the friendships that come from working together.


Here are some prerequisites for becoming a guardian family:

  • The primary caregiver cannot work full time outside the home.  

  • No intact dogs of the opposite sex are permitted to live in the home to reduce the chances of unwanted matings.

  • Must live within 1hr commutable distance to Ripley's Labradoodles.

  • Willingness to follow guidelines and recommendations set forth by us pertaining to care and feedings.

  • Willingness and availability  to make dog available to us for testings, matings and any veterinary appointments or needs the breeder feels necessary.


What are the benefits for the guardian family and the dog?

  • The guardian family has a “‘pick of the litter” puppy personally chosen by the breeder and yourself at no cost.

  • The guardian family is given a “thank you” bonus of £1000 whenever female has to be left with breeder to whelp puppies.  We do invite our Guardians to come and visit mum and pups while mum is here raising and weaning her pups.

  • The Guardian Family gets to share the joy and excitement of helping to provide loving well socialised pups to our wonderful waiting families!

  • Once their breeding career is finished (approx 3 litters) he/she would be spayed/neutered at our expense and returned to your family to live out their life as your family pet. At this time transfer of ownership papers would be signed over to you.

  • The dog is placed with its forever family and never has to find a new family after it’s breeding period is over!

Becoming a guardian home is not something to be undertaken without due consideration. We have chosen this guardian to be part of our breeding programme. Once entered into the agreement this is a commitment and there is no recourse other than the guardian being returned to me.  

We rightfully expect our guardian home dogs to be kept in a healthy condition and to follow the guidelines we set out.


If you think you would like to be a Guardian Family, please contact us so that we can discuss it further!!