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
In 2020 I will be keeping at least one male and two or three female poodles, all miniatures, and one, maybe two, standard goldendoodle female. I will also be looking to keep one toy and one miniature male poodle puppy that will be purchased from another breeder.
They aren’t here yet but will be eventually. If you are interested in being a guardian home for one of these puppies yet to arrive please let me know. Terry 970-568-7585. Landline, no texts, please….
Standard Poodle Adult Female, “Flash” Needs a Guardian Family
Life happens, and unfortunately for our beautiful 18 month-old standard poodle, Flash, the family that was her guardian home can no longer keep her. Right now, Flash has a litter of puppies and is at the ranch with them and will need to stay here until they are weaned which won’t be until around the middle to the third week of November. Then, Flash will either be going into her new guardian home or into one of our heated and air conditioned kennels. She’s a house dog and won’t like being out there but I have space for only so many in the house and that space is typically filled with mamas with puppies.
Flash is a big girl and still needs some training. She’s a bit like a bull in a china shop right now. She loves life and everything in it. A bit robust in her enthusiasm, she will get the training she needs while here in order to make her easier to handle and more under control. She isn’t ornery, uncooperative or recalcitrant at all — just uneducated. Her previous guardians did not enforce any rules or give her any guidance as to what was acceptable and what was not acceptable behavior. That will change while she is here.
If you think that your family would be a great match for Flash let us know. Call Terry at 970-568-7585. Landline, no texts, please…
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 girls Maya and Ritz, and will be retiring one of our goldendoodle boys, Augie and parti-color miniature poodle girl, Allie.
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.