Guardian Homes

A guardian home is a local family who is a forever home for one of the dogs in our breeding program.  Guardian homes allow our breeding dogs to live with families and not in kennels as our program grows.  Only so many dogs can fit on our laps!  We are always looking for great guardian homes, so if you are interested, please contact us!

Guardian families are responsible for normal dog care including, but not limited to, training, socialization, vet expenses (non-breeding related), food, grooming, and lots of love and affection. Blueberry Cottage pays for all breeding related expenses.  As an added benefit for the guardian family, depending on our schedule, we may provide care for your dog while you are on vacation.

We will ask you to visit our home periodically to ensure the dog is comfortable when he/she comes for breeding and whelping.  You will be responsible for sending pictures and updates monthly for our website.


  • Location – within 2 hours of Osseo, WI or our reproductive vet (Chippewa Falls, WI)
  • Own your own home
  • Fenced yard (physical fence)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Keep female dogs away from intact male dogs
  • Not allow intact males to breed intact females
  • Training – at least 2 classes and the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test
  • Notify us immediately when the dog is in season
  • Visit our home periodically to ensure the dog is comfortable when they come back for breeding / whelping
  • Bring the dog to Blueberry Cottage as needed for health testing, breedings, whelping, and photo shoots

Available Guardian Dogs


Bogart LOVES his belly rubs!  He is super sweet, playful and gentle but is a puppy.  He would love a laid back family who is ready to take him to classes to train him to be a good boy and take him on new adventures!

Diana is very friendly, outgoing, and a little spunky! She is just FUN and loves to give kisses. She will be 16-20 lbs fully grown.  She is potty and crate trained!

Magic is such an adorable girl with her sable parti color.  She LOVES to play with toys, toys and more toys.  She will be about 40 lbs fully grown

Guardian Homes Gallery

Below are photos of some of our dogs in guardian homes…thank you guardian families!

Have a Question

If you are interested in or have questions about being a part of our guardian program, we would love to hear from you to discuss our current and future availability.  Please fill out an application and we will be in touch to discuss further.

All puppies are up to date on vaccinations and are microchipped prior to leaving for their forever guardian families.  They also have been introduced to crates prior to going home to make the transition easier for everyone.