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Guardian Homes 

We are Accepting application for Guardian Homes within 3 hrs of McHenry, Md or Hartsville, SC

New Location!

We are excited to announce TLC by the Lake will be opening TLC by the Lake Poodles and Doodles south. We have acquired a beautiful home and 17 acre property for the Dogs to run and the Kids to play in Hartsville, SC. 2 hours from Charleston and 1 hr from Columbia, SC, and just 4 hrs from Atlanta, GA.

We will be operating out of McHenry, MD also and Hartsville, SC.
Our opening date for SC will be Dec 1, 2022. But we will be available for delivery from our current litters to SC.  And we will be placing our Guardian Puppies in the SC area NOW!!!  

A lot of prayer and family dynamics has gone into this move. As many of you know our Family with special needs little Children. Our youngest is needing the room and space to prosper in the winter as well as the summer sun of Garrett Co, MD. 

I will be making the trips back and forth and will be here in MD much of the time as the construction to the New Amazing Facility at TLC by the Lake South/SC continues. Jamie  and the rest of our highly trained and capable staff be assisting me with TLC by the Lake North/MD. 

We will continue with the High standard of care of our puppies and our wonderful Guardian dog program we have now in Maryland, PA, WV, VA But will be expanding it south to include All the Area 3 hrs circumference around Hartsville, SC So for all those that always saying if only I lived closer Maybe now you do. Give us a call at 240-442-5087 or 301-501-1818.


Guardian Homes Wanted
Females need to be 2-3 hrs from us. and willing to make 4 trips here a year at Minimum

Being a  Guardian Home is an excellent, low cost way to have a top quality  puppy as a family pet. Because we are a small, family run business we do not have nor do we want a kennel based program. Since we cannot house all of our  breeding dogs here at home we are offering the Guardian Home program for our potential breeding dogs. We want our breeding dogs  to be  raised in caring  loving homes as family pets.  As a Guardian Home you agree  o raise, train and care for a dog throughout their entire breeding career and then retired life also. 

When you are chosen  to be part of the TLC by the Lake Guardian-Home program, we will  place you with a pick of the
litter puppy at approximately 8 weeks old.  A non-refundable security fee of $350 will be collected and the new puppy will become your family pet.  You will pay for all normal cost of the care and medical expenses of raising a family pet.   
TLC will pay for all reproductive testing for your puppy between ages 12-18 months and anything related to Breeding.

If your dog does not pass it’s health testing for breeding dogs, you will pay for the spay or neuter of the dog and we will retire the dog from our breeding program and it will remain your family pet, at no additional fee to you.

If your dog does pass its health testing it will become a breeding dog for  TLC by the Lake.  If you have a female she will deliver possible 4 litters for TLC. She will come to our home during her heat cycle for breeding, and then back home to you.  She will remain with you  throughout her pregnancy and come back to us a week prior to her due date and until the  puppies are weaned around 7 wks.  Once she has had 3-4 litters you will have her spayed and she will retire with you at no additional fee.

If you are a guardian home for a male stud, your life will be much easier.  Once he passes his reproductive testing there will be times when natural  breeding is required and he will need to come to our home during that process. We also will be working with Canine Semen Bank.  They will collect semen from the stud that we can freeze to use at a later date for breeding purposes through Artificial  Insemination.  Once we have determined we have used him to the fullest potential for our breeding  program we will  notify you.  At that time you will have him neutered per our agreement and he will retire with you at no additional fee. Males are used much longer, 6-7 yrs.
Males need to live within 30 mins of TLC.

Our Guardian Home Contract covers the details of our  program more thoroughly.  If you would like to be considered for part of TLC by the Lake's Guardian Home program you may contact us for more  information.

Thumper- Standard Poodle
Looking for a guardian home within 30 mins of TLC SC 

$350 Guardian Fee
Born 7/29/22

Kendra- Standard Poodle
Looking for a guardian home within 3hrs of TLC SC 

$350 Guardian Fee
Born 7/29/22