Interested in Fostering?
Our Foster program is designed for placing a breeding female from our service dog program into a permanent home while still allowing her to contribute to our breeding program.
The foster family will receive our pick from the litter. The foster family will get the dog at a discounted rate and also be reimbursed for each litter of puppies the foster dog has (up to 3 litters)
1) You must live within an hour of London Ontario.
2) You must allow the foster dog to be taken for health testing, breeding.
3) You must have a passion for dogs and a want to participate in creating service dogs for disabled handlers.
The foster dog will return here for breeding and delivery of her puppies once she is over 2 years old and has completed all health testing.
Priority is given to foster families that are interested in therapy work, obedience or conformation showing.
This bitch (now referred to as 'dog') will reside with the Caregivers except when needed to travel to the Breeders for the purpose of breeding clearances and actual breeding, and commencing one week prior to whelping and approximately six to seven weeks following whelping.
The Caregivers will keep the Breeders up to date on the development of the dog and inform the Breeders when the dog comes into heat each time.
As noted above, this dog will be returned to the Breeders 10 days to one week prior to whelping date and stay with the Breeders for six to seven weeks to raise the litter.
The Caregivers will keep this dog with full regard to her safety, health, mental well being, socialization and training needs and in such physical condition for breeding. This dog will not be tied up nor let run loose. When in heat, she will be kept safely on lead or at home to avoid unwanted mating. (Note: in some circumstances if the Caregiver feels more comfortable, the bitch will stay with the Breeder when she is having her 'rest' heat.)
This dog will not be bred until she is at least 24 months of age and for no more than three litters.
During pregnancy, the Caregivers will follow all health instructions from the Breeders. If any additional vitamins or supplements are necessary, they will be supplied at the Breeders expense.
The Breeders will insist on the dog being returned if it is learned she has allowed to run loose without supervision; if she is accidentally bred; if the Caregivers fail to inform the Breeders of the dog's heat cycles; if the dog becomes so overweight that her health is at risk, or if the foster families fails to comply with the breeder’s instructions in regards to the care of the dog.
The Caregivers will not pay the Breeder for the dog.
All costs of routine care and expense which includes: food, shelter, training, routine and emergency veterinary services which includes any injuries sustained under the Caregiver’s care which include (but not limited to) stitches, ACL tears, medications for infections such as ear, bladder, eye, etc. will be the Caregivers. Any emergency veterinary services required while she’s under the Breeders’ care will be at the Breeders’ expense.
Before a family will be considered for the program, the Breeders must meet all the members of the family living in the household.
If, for whatever reasons, the Caregivers can no longer care for the dog while she is in the breeding program, she is to be immediately returned to the Breeders.
If, at the Breeders discretion, the dog is removed from the Breeding Program, the dog may live permanently with the Caregivers on the condition that she is spayed at the Caregivers' expense and ownership will be transferred into the Caregivers names. Transfer of ownership fees will be at the Breeder’s expense.
After the dog has completed the breeding program outlined above, she will be spayed at the Caregivers expense and the Breeder will then transfer ownership of the dog into the Caregivers names.