The ultimate non-shedding companion dog

Powder Valley Poodles is a breeding kennel devoted to raising the best puppies possible for families, individuals and as working dogs.

We can’t do that if our dogs used for breeding have to live in an outdoor kennel for most of their lives. It doesn’t show us their potential and it is unethical and inhumane. I know most breeding kennels operate this way. But we are different. Dogs need companionship. Human companionship is best. We can’t have all of the dogs that we own right in our home. There is only room, time and energy for so many.

This is why we offer guardianship opportunities for families and individuals who qualify.

Guardian-care dogs in our breeding program must have a secure yard and an owner who is home most of the time. Someone working an eight hour, 5 day a week job would not be suitable.

  • We pay for all routine medical costs and anything related to breeding.
  • The foster owner agrees to pay for food, toys, beds and grooming.

Candidates for guardian parents must live within 60 miles of Fort Collins, CO and be willing to bring the dog to scheduled veterinary appointments. The new guardian family may keep the dog and her babies after birth and watch them grow up (until the pups are weaned) or choose to let the dog have her puppies here at the ranch and take her back after the puppies are weaned.

If you think guardianship would be a good fit for you, please let us know. Thank you!

Guardian Homes Needed

Treasure at 5 mo

Standard poodle puppy (8 months old) Female, “Treasure” needs a family!

Treasure is a sweet, playful, willing and happy girl. She is pure poodle and has a bounce to her step and a happy face all of the time. Treasure has never met a stranger and will make any family a wonderful companion. Not in the least intimidated by a bunch of happy, giggling, robust children, Treasure will be a great playmate. The home she had been in sadly had to part with her when it was determined that the youngest child (out of 4) had such severe allergies to dogs that even a poodle was too much for him. The allergist said that Treasure had to go so a heartbroken family brought her back. Treasure has had some basic training before the family had to give her up. She is crate trained (and comes with her crate and several beds, toys, etc.) and sleeps all night in it. She was 90% housebroken when the family brought her back,  walks very nicely on her leash and Easy Walk harness and is very gentle with her mouth when taking treats. Treasure is just a robust bundle of happiness when she is with people but is especially fond of children. The family had a lot of kids and I think Treasure just assumed she was one of them. I think it broke her heart, too, when they had to return her.

So, if you need some light and joy in your life, want a playmate for the children or just a hiking or walking partner as a single person needing a fuzzy friend, come meet Treasure. She will share her love, joy and happiness and make you life much better. Call Terry at 970-568-7585. (landline).


Yorkie/poodle girls need guardian homes




Truffles, our sweet little Yorkie/poodle from Pebbles and Vinny needs a new guardian home.  Her previous guardian home had to give her up due to complications within the family. A house dog, Truffles is sweet, soft-tempered with people but a real Diva when it comes to other dogs. HER people. HER lap. HER toys, etc. Living with the standard poodle in the household could have been a disaster had the standard poodle not had a good sense of humor. So  —  with that in mind  —  this sweet  little diva either needs a home with no other divas or a home with no other dogs. She loves laps, children of all ages, being a part of everything around her and  —  of course  —  being the absolute  —  and only  —  center of attention. Truffles will be fine either with a houseful of kids or with a single person or couple wanting a good canine companion. Let Terry know if you think this little girl would be the right dog for you.  970-568-7585 ( Landline  no texts, please…)

And, we are planning to keep another Yorkie/poodle from Pebbles and Vinny’s next litter. The puppy we are planning for will be female and maturing around 9 to 10 pounds. We are expecting the puppy to be born in October or November of 2019. The puppy would need to go to it’s new guardian home at around 9 to 10 weeks of age which would put the puppy in the new home sometime in December of 2019 to January or February of 2020. Let Terry know if interested. 970-568-7585  (landline  no texts please…)


Female Goldendoodle Puppies Need Guardian Homes



UPDATE: Sophie has a guardian home! We are still looking for guardian homes for Treasure, Dakota, and Truffles. I will get updated pictures ASAP!

Also looking for Guardian homes for two standard poodles  —  a brother and sister  —  both are deep red and will be shown in the October , 2019 IABCA dog shows in Greeley, CO.  They can go to their new homes after the shows are over. They can not go together. I will get some pics of them as well…

We have two little girls in search of Guardian homes. They are both goldendoodles  —  one is a standard goldendoodle and is half golden retriever and half standard poodle, (Dakota, on the left). Dakota is reddish gold with white markings and will mature in the 55 to 65 pound range. Dakota is sweet, gentle, playful in a quiet, respectful way and will make a perfect companion for just about anyone or any family. GREAT with children of all ages, she is truly an amazing, calm and gentle soul. She WILL shed some, but not even close to what a golden retriever will shed. So people with bad allergies to dogs should steer clear. However, mild allergies or better yet  —  no allergies to dogs would be fine.

We also have two standard poodle puppies that will be arriving from Idaho soon that  —  if they pass all of their tests  —  will be added to our line up of breeding dogs. Both are dark red and will mature a little larger than our typical standard poodles here at Powder Valley Poodles. These puppies should mature around 70 pounds for the male and 55 for the female. As yet unnamed, I’ll get pictures and post them as soon as I meet them. They are currently about 11 weeks old. 

All of the dogs and puppies mentioned above will be our breeding dogs but only after passing numerous tests. Some may not make the cut. If they do not make it into the breeding program the puppy automatically becomes the sole property of the guardian home. In other words  —  you get a free puppy!

Don’t get your hopes up too high for a free puppy, though, as most of our dogs DO make the cut. And, as I do not believe in keeping dogs all of their lives in kennels, if the guardian homes I am looking for do not materialize in a timely manner I might have to wait until the next available litters before taking on more puppies. The exception to this would be when one of our girls is retiring. I will keep a puppy or two from these litters as there will be no subsequent litters from that particular dog.

Last year we retired Dandee, Cameo, Lady Bug, Jersey, Cous Cous Cootie, minidoodle stud Roscoe and our miniature boy, Rowdy. This year we retired Maya.

All of these retired dogs were in guardian homes that are now permanent homes and are not available.

Contact Terry ASAP if interested in being one of our guardian homes for our breeding dogs.

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