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Providing the very best care
for all of our dogs

Guardian Program

Providing the
very best care
for all of our dogs

Guardian Program

Affordable Goldendoodle puppies in SC


  • Guardian must be a responsible individual who shares our love of dogs.

  • Parent dog must live inside your home with you and your family.

  • You must have a secure, fenced in backyard.

  • There can be no intact (un-neutered) male dogs within the household.

  • You must live within 1 - 2 hours of Honea Path, SC.

  • You must be willing to have an interview with Southern Sunset Poodles & Doodles and undergo a background check

  • You must be willing to meet the parent dog before placement for compatibility purposes.


​The selected guardian family is expected to:


  • Be reasonably accessible to Southern Sunset Poodles & Doodles regarding the parent dog

  • Be a great communicator regarding the status of the parent dog

  • Raise the parent dog as family

  • Provide all routine care and grooming

  • Provide basic obedience training

  • Be willing to pursue Canine Good Citizen certification through additional training.

About the Guardian Program

We are looking for special families to provide guardian homes to parent dogs in our breeding program. As a guardian family, you will have the opportunity to raise a parent dog or future parent dog as your own. They will remain with you, except when they come back to us for breeding and whelping. You will get the opportunity to be part of the excitement of having puppies without the responsibility!

What is a Guardian Home?

Guardian homes allow dogs in our program to get more one-on-one attention than we can physically provide with the number of dogs in our home. The parent dog or future parent dog will live in the home with their guardian family and are loved and spoiled just like those that live in our home.

What is a Guardian Family?

Our guardian families are close friends and people we trust to give parent dogs or future parent dogs in our program the best life possible. Once retired they will remain with their guardian family for the remainder of their lives.

How long is a parent dog in the breeding program?

Typically, our "Mamas" will have a maximum of 3 litters of puppies. After 3 litters, she will be retired and we will cover the cost to have her spayed. She will then live out the rest of her years with you.


How much does it cost to be a guardian family?

Becoming a guardian family does not require an upfront fee, but accepting this role means the family takes on responsibility for the dog's basic care and maintenance, including grooming, veterinary costs, vaccinations, training, flea and heartworm prevention, and other routine care needs not listed.

How can I become a guardian family?

We will be very selective of who dogs in our program will go to live with as we care very much about these dogs and want to ensure that our parent dogs are being taken care of as we would care for them. Keeping them healthy and in loving homes will have a positive impact on future litters.


If you're interested in the guardian program, please Contact Us. We would love to get to know you!

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