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Guardian Homes 

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

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.

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

$350 Guardian Fee
Born 7/29/22

Maddie-Female Standard Sheepadoodle
Born 2023
Looking for Guardian home within 3 hrs of TLC
$350 Guardian Fee
Female Standard Poodle
TLC by the Lake's "Bindie"
Born 02/20/21
Looking for Guardian home within 3 hrs of TLC
$350 Guardian Fee
Female Standard Old English Sheepdog
TLC by the Lake's "Ruby"
Born 02/12/2022
Looking for Guardian home within 3 hrs of TLC SC

Has had one week of training
$350 Guardian Fee