Guardian Home Program.

At Shining Star Doodles, we take high importance on being conscious dog breeders in Colorado Springs. We have a number of foundational commitments related to all of our breeding dogs.

We make sure that every furry friend within our dog breeding program is:


A valued family member and pet first.


Given lots of individualized attention, love, and training.


Kept in homes and not kennels.

In order to fulfill these commitments, we partner with outstanding families that are willing to work with us and our dogs – these are our guardian home families, and we are honored to partner with these guardians as a crucial part of the Shining Star Doodles family.

How does the Guardian Home Program Work?


Approved families or individuals receive our "Pick of the Litter" puppy for free. Sometimes we also have adult-trained dogs that we place in families as well.


Shining Star Doodles maintains breeding rights on the dog or puppy for up to 4 litters for females or for up to 7 years for males. These terms can vary depending on the age and circumstances of the dog.


Shining Star Doodles is responsible for any costs related to breeding. Guardian Families will pay for the normal costs of owning a dog (except for the brief periods when Shining Star Doodles is looking after the dog during the birth until the weaning of a litter of puppies).


Monetary compensation is given to our guardian families for each litter produced with their dog, this helps offset the day-to-day costs of caring for a dog.


Once the contract is fulfilled, dogs will be spayed or neutered and full ownership is signed over to the guardian family.

If you wish to be considered for our guardian home program, you must fulfill the following:

Families must live in the 2- hour vicinity of Colorado Springs and or the Denver area.

Have a fenced-in yard (certain exceptions are made).

Have no other intact dogs of the opposite sex in the home.

Be willing to learn about and deal with a heat cycle in a female.

Be willing to possibly transport the dog to the reproductive vet in Colorado Springs or Denver (whichever is closer).

Experience with dogs is preferred.

Thank you for your application! We will be in touch shortly via email.

You can also call or text us with questions at


This application helps us to know you better so that we can help guide you and place the right pup in the right situation. We provide lifetime support for all of our pups so this also helps us to be able to provide you with a better level of support. 

Guardian Home Application FORM

Thank you for your application! We will be in touch shortly via email.

You can also call or text us with questions at 816-853-7723.