We love our male dogs! They are a huge asset to our program and are pick of the litter pups. The problem with keeping these boys in our home is that they are surrounded by girls who are coming in and out of "season." This can be very stressful for a stud dog. They may refuse to eat, and if they are not allowed to breed with a particular female, they must be separated from the pack. This can be depressing and stressful for any dog. We have found that the best option is to place our boys in guardian homes, where they will be a treasured pets, and occasionally visit at Red Spring Farm for an hour or two to do their job!
To qualify for our Guardian Home Program, you must:
Live within 20 minutes of Asheboro, NC
Someone must be home during the day, preferably the dog shouldn't be alone for more than 4 hours a day.
Have a secure fenced in yard (underground/e-fence is accepted if pup is directly supervised when outdoors) or exclusively leash walk
Be prepared to provide pet-related care (vaccines, parasite prevention, grooming, socialization)
Be willing to feed our diet (Life's Abundance All Life Stages Kibble supplemented with human food, see our Dog Food page)
Be willing to keep your guardian pup on a pet insurance (Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, Trupanion, etc)
Understand that Guardian Home dogs are NOT free, we are waiving the purchase price in exchange for a service- you must be able to provide a safe, loving, pet home for the lifetime of the dog AND work with us regularly to arrange "honeymoon" visits with his girls!
These boys are the foundation of our program, and we take their care VERY seriously. Please only apply if you can provide an excellent home for one of our babies!
For more information or to be put on our Guardian Home Waitlist, fill out one of our standard puppy application HERE.