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.
Guardian Homes Needed
- 1 or 2 male miniature poodle puppies.
- 1 or 2 standarddoodle female puppies. These puppies will be one half standard poodle and one half golden retriever. They will mature around 55 to 60 pounds and will shed a little.
- 1 standarddoodle female that will be 3/4 poodle and 1/4 golden retriever. Will not shed. Will mature around 55 to 60 pounds
- 2 female standard poodle female puppies. Will mature 45 to 55 pounds.
Our miniature poodle, “Ritz” needs a guardian home!
Ritz is 4 years-old and weighs around 12 pounds. She will be bred twice more — maybe 3 times — and then she will be retired. Ritz needs a guardian home where the guardians are willing to let Ritz come here to the ranch about every 8 months or so to have her babies. Then, when she is dome having babies, Ritz becomes 100% the guardian family’s dog. Ritz will come here to the ranch a few days before her babies are born and then go home again after they are weaned (she’ll be here about 5 or 6 weeks). Because Ritz is 4 years old and only goes into season once every 8 months or so, she won’t be bred more than 2 or three more times.
Ritz is EXTREMELY affectionate, LOVES being held and sleeping in laps. She wants to be on the bed at night and is a clean, quiet, and respectful roommate. Ritz is housebroken, crate trained, gets along with other dogs, cats and caged birds and is an absolute sweetheart.
She is very, very good with children but because of a prior bad experience with unkind children in another guardian home — she is a little bit scared of loud, rowdy kids. Her fear manifests in that she just hides from them. She LOVES older people and actually clings to them — even strangers — when given the chance.
Ritz was also mistreated by a previous dog groomer and so is fearful (or at least used to be) when groomed. I’ve had Ritz back now for several months and have been working with her to ensure her confidence while being groomed. Because of this, I would like to keep grooming Ritz even though grooming costs are usually something the guardian home is responsible for.
Ritz is a loving, kind, smart and willing dog. She wants nothing more than to love someone and be loved in return. She isn’t into long hikes, rides in the car or going to the dog park, She just wants a lap and a kind person, couple or family to call her own.
Let Terry know if you think you can give Ritz the home she so desperately wants and deserves.
Contact Terry ASAP if interested in being one of our guardian homes for our breeding dogs.