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Guardian Program

Guardian Program

Our Guardian Home Program is when a family has one of our dogs in their home and care full time.

The dog is placed with the Guardian at no cost to the Guardian family. The dog will stay with the Guardian family the majority of her life, except for when she is in her heat cycle, when whelping, and when caring for her puppies up to 5-6 weeks of age.

We have ownership and exclusive breeding rights, meaning she cannot be bred to any other males outside our breeding program. Once the contract is fulfilled (usually at 6 years of age), we will spay her and sign over complete ownership to the guardian family.

What are the Requirements of a Potential Guardian?
  • Live within 60 miles of Island Grove Pet Kennels.
  • Experienced Pet Owner.
  • Have a fenced in yard or outdoor area for keeping the dog in the yard and other dogs out.
  • Be willing to provide potty and basic obedience training.
  • Feed recommended food and give recommended supplements provided by the breeder.
  • Be financially responsible for routine care of the dog such as purchasing food, routine vaccinations and vet visits, heartworm/flea & tick prevention, and grooming.
  • Provide adequate exercise for the dog on daily basis.
Advantages of Being a Guardian Home?
  • You are the Guardian of an Amazing Dog! – When we choose a puppy to join our program, we are looking for the best! We choose a puppy based on healthy genetics and bloodlines, temperament, and color, so we can ensure you and our puppy families receive awesome companions.
  • You get to join in on the excitement of seeing the puppies of your dog grow.
  • Free puppy/dog sitting when the guardian family needs to go out of town.
  • Breeder pays for spay at the end of the contract.
  • Guardian is paid $50 per puppy sold from the dog’s litters.
  • Breeder support for the lifetime of the dog.

Available for the Guardian Program

Anna
Anna

AKC Standard Poodle

Born: 2022

Daughter of: Nala

Weight : 50 lbs

Anna is one of our babies. She is a chocolate, phantom, standard Poodle. She is beautiful and smart. We see a lot of her mom, Nala in her. She is more shy to new things, but has a laid back personality. She loves children and loves when she gets to run and play with them. She is going through training now as a puppy, but will be completing her health testing at the age of two. We expect her to be mom of our Standard and Mini Poodle litters.

Betty
Betty

AKC Bernese Mountain Dog

Born: 2021

Weight: 85 lbs

Related to: Grace

Betty is our youngest AKC Bernese Mountain Dog. Betty is special to us because her mom is sisters with our BMD mom, Grace. Betty has a lot of the same qualities as Grace. She is a wide bernese with a calm and gentle personality. She is very smart and always brightens our day. We plan for her to be mom to our F1 Bernedoodles.

Caroline
Caroline

F1 Standard Goldendoodle

Born: 2022

Weight: 60 lbs

Caroline is the newest addition to the family. She is a F1 standard Goldendoodle. She is the daughter of our Golden Retriever, Remi. She has a beautiful red parti and curly coat. She has a very laid back personality and is lazy most of the time. She loves children and loves to snuggle. We expect her to look like our retired mom, Reagan. We plan for her to be mom of our  F1b Standard Goldendoodles starting in 2025.  

Dolley & Kimber
Dolley & Kimber

AKC Golden Retrievers

Born: 2021

Weight: 50-60 lbs

Best Friends: Must Stay Together!

Kimber is our youngest AKC Golden Retriever. She is also the daughter of our mom, Remi. She has a beautiful red coat and is smaller in size just like her mom. Kimber has a super laid-back personality. She is always so calm and gentle. Her favorite thing to do is chill under the shade tree or lounge near where we are. Kimber will complete her health testing when she turns two. We plan for her to be mom to our Golden Retriever and Mini F1 Goldendoodle litters. 

 

Dolley is one of our young AKC Golden Retrievers. She is our ray of sunshine. She is a happy go lucky girl who has a laid back personality. She is very loyal, sweet, and gentle with children. She spends most of her time running around the farm with her best friend Kimber. She loves to swim, and to play  with her toys. Dolley will turn two in fall of 2023 and will complete her health testing. We expect her to be our mom of our Golden Retriever litters starting in 2024. 

Nella
Nella

AKC Golden Retriever

Born: 2024

Daughter of: Remi

Expected Weight: 65-75 lbs

She is our youngest AKC Golden Retriever who is daughter to our retired mom, Remi. She is a classic retriever who loves meeting people, loves other dogs, playing with toys, and being active. We love her personality, because it is a lot like Remi. She is still a puppy, but she is already so loyal, sweet, and eager to please. She will be a future mom to our AKC Golden Retrievers and Goldendoodles.

Patsy
Patsy

F1 Merle Goldendoodle

Born: 2021

Weight: 60 lbs

Patsy is our F1 Merle Goldendoodle. She is our first Merle bloodline, and we have big plans for her. She has a beautiful gray and black, wavy coat. Patsy is very goofy, loves being the center of attention and is our social butterfly. She loves being around people, and loves her one on one time with us. She also loves to run around the farm and to play in the pond with her friends.  Patsy will be mom to our F1b Mini and Standard Merle Goldendoodles. She will start breeding in fall of 2023. 

Rosa
Rosa

AKC Mini Poodle

Born: 2022

Daughter of: Adonis & Ruby

Weight: 28 lbs

Rosa is our chocolate, tri-parti mini poodle who is going to be 2 later this year. She is a fun, goofy girl, who loves to play and go for walks. She loves playing with her friends. She is awesome with kids and other dogs. She is housed trained, crate trained, and knows simple commands. She is looking for a family to love her, preferably a house with kids, or active couple! In the future, Rosa will be mom to our tri parti mini poodles that will be 10-15 lbs fully grown.

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Get in Touch

Kristine Probst | 812.639.9855
Jenna Goebel | 618.707.1802

12542 N. 300th St. | Wheeler, IL