The Cornerstone Guardian Program


We are very happy to have a Guardian home program here at  Cornerstone Australian Labradoodles. Our dogs are the heart of what we do, and to ensure we are doing the best for our dogs and our families, we want all our dogs to live in wonderful happy homes as treasured members of the family. This partnership with our guardian families allows us to breed in a home environment without utilizing a kennel environment. We offer this program to those that meet the requirements and partner with us as we selectively grow and enhance our program.

What is the Guardian Home Program?

Our Guardian home program is for families that live within 20 miles of Mt. Airy, MD to have a “pick of the litter puppy”. There are times we may also have an adult dog to place. The guardian home dog resides with you as your forever pet, however, we retain the breeding rights, decision making and breeding costs of the dog until their breeding career is completed.  These decisions are made with a licensed veterinarian who is registered in the area of canine reproduction.  Once their breeding career is completed in the time limits set with Cornerstone Labradoodles, your pet will be spayed or neutered at our expense. 

Is there a cost to be a part of our Guardian Home Program?

As a Guardian, an initial fee is required. A Guardian family is responsible for the day to day care of having a dog, this includes feeding a high quality dog food that we will guide you in, timely grooming, training, socialization, exercise, and preventative care, such as heart worm, flea and tick prevention and routine veterinary care, as you would with any family pet. Cornerstone Labradoodles is responsible for veterinary care related to the reproductive health and welfare of the dog. 

What are the benefits of being a part of the Guardian Home Program?

Being a Guardian home provides the best of many worlds in our opinion.  You have the wonderful benefit of having an amazing Cornerstone puppy that is completely health tested by us, live with you as your forever pet at a reduced cost.  You also get to share in the joy of being a part of  our doodle family through your beloved pet and their offspring, you will have the joy of continuing to see how your dog’s legacy will influence our program and family’s all over the country.  Most of our dogs will be females, occasionally we will have males.

If you are interested in learning more and have an adult who stays home, works from home or has the ability to take your dog to work, we would love to talk to you about the possibility of joining our program, we look forward to hearing from you.