Bunji's Guardian Homes
At Bunji, we are committed to providing the best possible life for our dogs, and we couldn't be more thankful for our Guardian Homes who help us achieve this mission. Our Guardian Home Program is designed to benefit everyone involved, ensuring that each dog is happy, healthy and well-cared for. We work closely with our amazing guardian parents to create an environment where every dog can flourish and live a full life, with all the love and care they deserve.
We choose our future breeding dogs very carefully, and only those with qualities that we want to see continue are kept as our “pick of the litter” for breeding. Our guardian homes receive the best we have to offer when we place a potential future breeding dog with them. Not only are they receiving what we consider to be worthy of continuing a line, but we also completely health test the dogs, at our expense, when they are at the appropriate age. By the time one of our puppies is raised and tested to the strict standards we hold, we have invested a great deal into ensuring they are healthy and genetically sound.
Our puppies are sent to families across the world, bringing joy and happiness to their lives. Being a guardian family gives you the chance to be a part of that. To be considered as a guardian home for one of our puppies we require that you live within 30 minutes of Sparta, MI.
Guardian Home Requirements
We typically place our puppies with guardian homes when the puppy is between 8 – 12 weeks of age.
In order to be considered as a guardian family, you must be able to meet these minimum requirements and provide the following for the dog:
Your home must have a physical fenced yard. Occasionally we will consider a home that does not have a fenced yard but only if the Guardian family agrees to keep the dog on a leash at all times when out of a physically fenced area.
Feed the food and supplements we require and recommend.
Training. Families must complete Levels 1 and 2 training classes by the time puppy is 8 months of age, and provide proof of training to us. These are basic level classes that provide socialization, manners, and basic commands necessary for a well behaved dog, not just for one of our future breeding dogs. The time you put in with training will be well appreciated by anyone who comes in contact with your dog. For families who test for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and the dog successfully passes, we will honor you with a special gift for a job well done with one of our babies!
Vaccinations and healthcare per our discression.
Professional grooming by our groomers every 4-6 weeks (after first big groom) adhering to the approved cut and look.
Monthly Bunji Visits as a puppy. We host play dates weekly for our guardian puppies as well as grooming (at no cost to you) every 3-4 weeks until their first big groom (normally at 5-7 months). This is a way we can really get to know and continue a relationship with our puppy. It is also amazing socialization!!
A work schedule that does not leave puppy home alone more than 4-5 hours a day. If one or both adults in the household work full time, one must be able to come home to walk the puppy during a break.
Transporting the puppy/dog to us when needed for visits, health testing, and breeding.
The above requirements are simple and look out for the well being of each of our dogs. They are likely not much more than you’d be doing for your own puppy, if you purchased one outright. If you feel you can meet the above requirements, please email us through our contact page for our full packet of info about the program.
We are currently looking for a local guardian family for a mini/small red/apricot male, maturing around 15 - 26 lbs. He will be
available for our guardian program the end of March 2024.
Our puppies are raised in our home with kids