Testimonials about our Labradoodle puppies

Testimonials about our Labradoodle puppies

We love keeping in touch with our puppies and their families long after they leave our home! Here are just some of the notes and messages we receive from the people that have trusted us with their next family member.  🙂

 

August 2018Hi Mary… I just wanted to tell you that this is the best puppy. I cannot tell you how happy I am. I will tell everyone what a wonderful person and great breeder you are. This has been an excellent experience. She has not made potty in the house at all. We had a great first night, only up one time in the night to go potty and that was it. She has caught on to ringing the bell to go potty outside already. Thank you again for a beautiful new friend for me. I really needed her. Her name should be Shadow…she follows me EVERYWHERE. I love it.” – Sherry Salley  

Twix is now “Shadow” from Emery and Gunner’s recent litter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2018 –  (Three day report on “Tootsie Roll,” now “Gracie) – “Gracie is so smart! She is sleeping through the night and already going to the door to do her business outside. She sits and comes when called.  We are so impressed with her and love her so much. Winnie is adjusting. Everything belongs to her, of coarse, and she doesn’t know her own size. She just wants to play but the pup is still so little that we keep a close eye on them.  Each day Winnie is improving and soon they will be best friends, I’m sure of it.”

–  Cindy Smith

Tootsie Roll, now “Gracie” is adjusting well with her new family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2018 –Hi Mary! I can’t say enough good things about Stanley. He is so calm and sweet and smart.Trainer reports excellent progress on house training, staying calm in the pen and exploring with confidence. He went to my vet for the first time Friday, he was a champ and they were amazed at how calm and brave he is , as well as handsome. He responds quickly just to body language and me holding him at arms length on the leash–he will think over his choices and sit. He’s done great at the Ahimsa puppy play classes, and we start puppy kindergarten next week. The Blue Angels are doing flyovers with fighter jets for Seafair, it’s very loud but he’s unfazed. He’s so confident that I’m not noticing any fear response so far. He’s a star in the neighborhood and many friends have come over to meet him. He’s calm even when he sees the rabbits and has often settled down with a chew stick to relax. It is amazing how he will go get a chew and settle down on his own at such a young age.  I asked the vet about his energy level, she thinks he’s growing so fast he needs extra sleep, and she said because his whole litter is calm, that’s nothing to be concerned about. I feel very lucky to have found him and am telling everyone about the science-based desensitization program you follow with your pups.”  – Susanna Clark

Stanley takes it slow and likes to pause in the shade. He is “London” from Lizzie’s 2018 litter. Stanely is being trained as a service dog in Seattle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2018 – “Hi Mary,  I picked up Tuukka Friday (and this is only Wednesday). I was concerned about driving home alone with him in congested traffic. One hour and 45 minutes later we were home without even a whimper out of him – no car sickness, no potty incidents, just looking around at the new world. It was tempting to tuck him in bed with me at night but we did the crate thing and it was hard to hear him upset,  but it only lasted briefly and now he’s been staying in his crate all night without a peep. By Sunday he started to go to the door for potty time. Our cue is “outside”  so all the way over to potty central I keep talking about “outside” and about 15 – 30 seconds later he goes, and I tell him he’s wonderful and sometimes he gets a treat.  This even worked when we visited a friend 25 miles away!  He also sits for treats and sits for his food. Last night we started working with the doorbell. My goal is for him to hear the doorbell and have him go sit at the entry. I appreciate the hard work you invested in him daily, I’ve only got him as a new baby,  if I multiply that by 7 that doesn’t leave very much time for anything else. I’m working at building on your excellent foundation to have one of those companions who is welcome by most because of his demeanor and you got us off to a very good start on that. Thank you!” –  Corrin

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July 2018 – “Hi Mary, I wanted to thank you for the effort you put in to your pups! Murphy (Bear) did great last night, just relaxing on the deck with us. The fireworks didn’t bother him at all. He is such a mellow puppy! He has bursts of energy then just flops on the floor. We love having him in our family.” –  Shellie

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“Bear” is now Murphy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2018– “Good Morning Mary, Paulina is doing great. She’s just the best dog. So affectionate, so friendly and silly and everyone she meets just loves her (and she loves them)! She’s developed one peculiar tendency which we are determined to get on video.  When she gets concerned about someone, like a delivery person, or some stranger that just kind of concerns her for some reason, she stands up and walks around on her hind legs for a long time -like 30 seconds and she gets super focused.  She’s never mean (though she will bark) She just prefers to be on her hind legs – maybe to make herself appear larger?? I don’t know but it’s pretty hysterical. She’s in great health. Just thought I’d include a few pictures of our recent vacation at Stinson Beach with Lena. She is an ocean lover.” – Valerie

Paulina is a standard size from our litter from Winnie and Basil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018 – “Gretel is such a joyful addition to our family! She adjusted quickly and easily to our other dog Hazel, it was like we had already had her for some time.  Now it’s hard to imagine life without her! She is sharp as a tack and learns very quickly. Because she was already potty trained when she came home, she learned extra fast to ring a bell to go outside and potty. She sits sweetly for attention, and it doesn’t take long for her to roll over for belly rubs. We love her so very much, and are so thankful for the time and effort that is put into preparing a Valley Vineyard puppy for it’s forever family.”  –Michael & Jennifer

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Gretel is a mini from Riley’s 2018 litter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018“First night slept seven hours – goes right in the crate and snuggles in! You are a wonderful breeder to be connected with. I meant to text you a couple of days ago – Thank you so much for desensitizing Lucy to thunder. We had huge thunder right over our house for about 40 minutes. All Lucy did was look up.  Thank you. Good puppy!” – Pam Grignon

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Lucy (formerly “Fox” from Roo and Basil’s 2018 litter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018 “Hello Mary, It has been a very long time since I’ve sent a photo. I hope you remember the tiny puppy you named Orbit. He has grown into 78 lbs of pure sweetness. He has the most amazing personality that keeps a smile on our faces and a twinkle in our eye. He is growing, thriving and bringing us great joy. He melts hearts wherever he goes. Thank you for all that you do to breed healthy happy dogs!!  Please post my email. You produce the best dogs any owner could ever imagine. “  – Kelli Davidson

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Orbir, now “Brooklyn” from Winnie’s 2017 litter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2018“Moose is doing so great. Such a good boy. We love him to death.” – M. Carrone

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Moose is from Piper’s Wine Litter, “Malbec”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2018 “Hello Mary!! We have been loving our girl, Lena SO MUCH! We are about to start our second round of puppy training courses, and she has been very easy to train – in the last course, she was quite the star and the trainer loved her and was always using her as the example. She is an amazing dog – she is so smart, so social and just unbelievably loving. We feel certain that this is in great part due to you, and how carefully you welcome your puppies into their new world, and nurture them. So, we’ve been thinking we would like to give her a friend and naturally, you’re the only person we want to go to. . . . .”   – Valerie Northrop

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Lena at five months old from Winnie’s 2017 Christmas Litter

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Lena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2018 – “Hi Mary:) Just wanted to check in and let you know how Oakley is doing. He is such a good boy! We feel like he’s the perfect combination of playfulness and mellowness. From his first night here, we have been impressed with how well he sleeps at night, goes into his plastic crate by Camden’s room with no issues and sleeps through the night. (He’s not a fan of his wire crate but we are still working on that.) He is learning to ring the bells to go out to potty and he knows to sit for us before he comes back inside. He has brought our family so much joy in the short time he has been here, I can’t tell you how many smiles and laughter he’s caused. Such a blessing to us all. Thank you for the time and care you put into his life, it all shows in his confidence and personality.” – The Kerrs (Here he is at almost 10 weeks)

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Oakley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2018“Dear Mary, I am sure you get so many emails all the time, so don’t feel like you need to respond, I just wanted to give you a little glimpse into how wonderful Anza is. First of all, she is SO SMART! I know careful breeding and all your hard work is to be commended for this. She is only 9 weeks old and already knows and responds to: come, sit, ring the bells, and go potty. Whenever we call her, she comes running, sits down, and looks at us for the next command (or a treat, which comes often in the form of food or lavish praise). She is a supreme snuggler. She loves to be held and cozies right up on anyone’s lap who happens to sit on the floor. When we lift her up to the couch, she would much rather be in a lap than by herself. She is perfect for our family and we are so grateful to you for raising such amazing pups. THANK YOU!” – Vanessa

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Anna Anza, formerly “Syrah” from Piper’s 2018 litter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2018“Wonderful addition to our family! She’s amazing. She went to bed at 9 pm, no whining in her crate. She is perfect. Only had one accident because we didn’t read her signal. She’s so amazing and we are so grateful.” – Bonnie Williams

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Willow, formerly “Merlot” from Piper’s 2018 litter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2018“Hi Mary! Quimby Cabernet is just making her self at home sooo well. Very smart & adorable. All is well & I feel so blessed to have her in my life.” – Rosalie Becker

Quimby and her new mama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2018 – “What a great dog. Thank you so much for everything you did. Everybody loves him. Such a cool dog, such a good boy. He brings a lot of joy to the family.” – Mike Carrone

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Moose, formerly “Malbec” from Piper’s 2018 litter.

 

 

 

 

April 2018 “Hi Mary, Tucker is doing well! He is silly and playful. He loves to be loved and likes to curl up right next us. His sweet face and wagging tail bring our family lots of joy. He is up to 48lbs and has the most beautiful coat—thick and soft with a gentle wave. He gets tons of compliments—such a handsome boy! He’s very smart and knows lots of little tricks. We love him so much. Thank you!”
– Katherine Kurtz 

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Tucker. Formerly, “Onyx” from Emery and Basil’s 2017 litter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 2018 – Two of our pup families connected after leaving our home and became fast friends! We received this picture and text today:

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Henry and Thruxton, formerly “Jolly” and “Kringle” from our recent Christmas Litter. These pups helped form new found human friendships!

“Mary, this is a testament to your temperaments and socializing. This is the middle of training, while all the other puppies were barking, walking around and trying to play. The boys just chilled. It is so obvious all the work you pour into them! And when it’s both of them together, it’s obvious that it was environment and not the individual puppy. Nothing phases them! It sure shows!”

– S. Pitts, Washington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sammy happily at home at 10 weeks old.

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Sammy loves her crate. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 18, 2018 – “Hi Mary, We’ve had a wonderful week with Noel! Her new name is Sammy. Sammy has been amazing! She just had an accident for the first time in the house because I was being lazy on a Saturday morning. She’s sleeping in a crate next to my bed happily. I take her out once at night to pee and she goes right back to sleep. She made it seven hours last night! This is my easiest baby by far! Her crate is her safe place and she brings all her toys in there to keep them “safe.” Sammy is already sitting on command and coming when she is called! Just amazing! What a great beginning. We just love her and she was worth the wait! I can’t wait to see her grow and develop. What a smart puppy she already is. Thank you for all your hard work to make this transition easy. I expected a much more sleep deprived and exhausting week. I got pure joy! We are all in love.” – Elizabeth Richardson

 

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Root was born out of our Molly in 2015

 

February 2018 – “Root just turned 3 and he’s been the very best! His temperament is amazing and he’s so smart! Wanted to send you his birthday pics and an update.” – Kellie Whitefeather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Milo came from Winnie and Crockett’s 2017 litter

January 2018“Thanks Mary! Felix and I can’t be more grateful to have found you guys and Milo. Wherever Milo goes, from restaurants to puppy training, everyone always comments how well behaved and gentle Milo is. You are amazing. :)” – Kat and Felix

 

 

 

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Rowdy, formerly “Manacotti” from Riley and Basil’s 2017 litter.

December 2017“Hi Mary,I thought I’d give you an update on Rowdy. He’s SO SO SWEET!!! We are absolutely in love with him. He’s pretty much potty trained now, the only recent accident (couple of weeks ago) was because I didn’t realize what he was trying to tell me, so my fault. He’s so affectionate and smart; he will cuddle up next to us on the couch and plop his head in my lap. He has calmed down a fair bit but still gets the “zoomies” where he’ll run crazy all over the living room. He loves hiking in the woods on the trails we have nearby and is excellent off leash. He loves other dogs and is very well socialized. He is a beautiful, really good boy. He is truly so handsome, people comment all the time on his gorgeous face and his apricot coat. He sleeps up on our bed at night (after a goodnight play with our 13 yr old) and once he settles, we don’t even know he’s there. Thank you, thank you for the wonderful job you did with him in giving him such a good start to life!”

–  Anne Marie xo

 

 

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Bear, formerly “Cosmo” from Winnie and Crockett’s litter of large standards. Only 6 months old here!

December 2017“Mary, Bear is so smart. He loves people and other dogs. Such a cutie. We love him to pieces! Great dog, loves his family, very social, has a feisty personality once in a while but totally calm most of the time.” – Bethany Schuttinga

 

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Rosie, formerly “Hazelnut” from Piper’s 2017 litter

November 2017“Hi Mary, We love her. Thanks so much for the excellent beginning you gave her!!!” –  Carolyn Banks

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Ollie, formerly “Pecan” from Piper and Sloan’s 2017 litter.

October 2017 “Hi Mary, we wanted to send you a note on Ollie “Pecan.” He sure is a sweetheart and greatly loved. He wants to please each of us. Ollie has joined our routine and is eager to wake the kids for school each morning. The kids love it! He is healthy, active and continues to sleep thorugh the night. Ollie is such a wonderful addition to our family. He’s a special doggie! The neighborhood loves him too. Thank you!” – A. Schoepper

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“Luna” from Winnie and Crockett’s litter

“She is amazing and sweet! Thank You Mary!” – Kat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cash, five months old

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Cash

Nov 2017 – Cash, now 5 mos old.

“I’ve only corrected ONE pre-accident, and there was ONE accident, and it never happened again. He’s perfect. His adult teeth are now in and we had no issues. He loves his pack, he is so loyal. We love him so much. And he certainly doesn’t lack confidence – he plays with “the big dogs” at doggie daycare. I never knew I could love a dog so much. Thank you!” – Casey R., Seattle

 

 

 

 

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Topaz now Lio 5 mos old

October 2018 “Hi Mary! Lio (Topaz) is well loved! He’s almost 30 pounds now! We can’t go

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anywhere without people wanting to meet him and EVERYONE comments on how soft his fur is. He is still learning lots of commands and is doing great at house training! He really is like a living teddy bear! 🙂 Thanks again!” – Helen N.

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Benji, previously “Tortellini” from Riley and Basil’s litter.

October 2018“This is Benji, now 4 months old and 19 pounds. His trainer says he is a dog trainers dream – smart, confident, happy, willing to please. I love him to pieces. He loves to run and never runs away – always loops and looks to see he is not too far away and always comes when called. We are doing great and he is so sweet! Thought you might like the update. He is healthy. The family he stays at have kids, dogs, a cat, and goats, and he is good with them all! Thank you again for the great job you do!”

– Barbara Owens

 

 

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Tashi, formerly “Sputnik”from Winnie’s 2017 Outer Space litter.

October 2017“Mary, Thanks for giving these puppies an extraordinary start. Tashi (Sputnick) made the 8 hour drive home like a champ. He slept through an hour long meditation class after greeting each person without jumping or biting. He was cautious with the cats, but made friends. I couldn’t imagine the first days with a new puppy being so easy! Tashi is now 4 months old. He is a joyful swimmer already, a great retriever and stays close on trail hikes. He come 95% of the time on command. (rotisserie chicken helps!) He is the companion I had hoped for and more. Thanks for your attention to detail on breeding and puppy care.” – Lynn Hart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mendes, formerly “Prince” from Molly’s Rock Star Litter.

October 2017 –  “Hi Mary, Mendes is one year old and we want to tell you what a wonderful pup he is! We are so happy to have him in our lives. He’s so smart and loving, making friends everywhere he goes! He loves the beach and the park, long walks, and would play catch all day if he could. I don’t think it’s possible that we could love him more. We are so grateful to you for taking such care in the puppies you breed!” – Rocco and Crystal, NYC

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hans, now one year old.

October 2017“Hi Mary, I want to thank you SO MUCH for the sweetest love bug I could ever imagine. Nic and I both cannot imagine life without him. He lives like a prince here in SF – not sure if you’ve been following along, but you can see how he has grown via his Instagram account @thehanseldoodle. I should have reached out earlier to update you on how amazing he is, but you know how busy things can get! We just love him so much!” – XO, Jenna, Nic and Hans

 

 

 

 

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Copper 3 months old

October 2017“Hi Mary! Just wanted to let you know Copper (formerly Chestnut) is doing great! We love him so much! We’ve been doing puppy training class and he’s doing great. Very smart and eager to please.” – The Dalzells

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Bono” from Molly’s 2016 Rock Star litter. Now one year old.

October 2017 –  “Bono (“Tripp” now) is 1 year today, and wow what a year! He is my whole world and I’ve never loved anything more than I love my Tripp. I know God had a hand in me finding your business now more than ever. My life has been so blessed with him in it. I know that sounds super sappy so I’ll stop before I go on for days. He’s darling with little children and loves being pet by anyone he sees. He loves the beach and he’s a perfect angel in the car. The vet and groomer, not to mention everyone on the streets, are always in awe of his shiny black coat. He gets compliments everywhere we go. I’ve had many strangers offer to buy him and were actually serious (as if!!) and even more ask me who his breeders were. Of course I always say ‘Valley Vineyard Labradoodles in Sherwood Oregon! Look them up!’ One lady on our last trip to Idaho expressed that he was the most “magnificent creature” she’d ever seen. We got a good kick out of that. But it’s true, he is magnificent and the best thing that’s ever come into my life. Thank you thank you thank you! God bless you!” – Natalie R.

September 2017 – 

Someone got into the laundry bag! Tucker (AKA “Onyx”)

“Hi Mary, Here’s a picture of Tucker. He’s the sweetest, friendliest dog. He’s doing very well and growing quickly–up to about 16lbs. We love him!” – Katherine Kurtz

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 2017 –  

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Cash at home, 3 mos old.

Hi Mary- Just wanted to give you an update on our one month with Cash. He’s amazing. Here are some of the things I’m so impressed with:

-He can heel, sit, lay, roll over, give, leave, spin, walk, come and release after just 2 puppy K classes
-he is so lovable and affectionate and is great with children, other dogs and we’ve even had random dog walkers coming
-his potty training has been amazing. One accident, happened because I didn’t realize he’s able to go down the basement stairs yet. He’s been left for 4 hours by mistake and did fine and also sleeps through the night  10 or 10:30- 5-5:45 everyday.
– he loves baths, playing, running, walking, swimming and hiking- super active and likes to show off his activity level
Thank you again so much! He has been such a wonderful addition to our family, I never imagined I could love an animal so much.”

 

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Tortellini now “Benji”

September 2017“Thank you again for being such a great breeder. I really won the lottery when I found your website.” – Barbara (Adopted “Tortellini” from Riley and Basil’s litter)

 

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Jasper, now known as “Ike” with his new family.

Jasper, now known as “Ike”

September 2017 – We got this text about “Jasper” from Emery and Basil’s last litter:

“Best. Dog. EVER!!” – Tana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Riley, aka “Fettuccine” from Riley and Basil’s litter

September 2017 – “Hi Mary! Here is a recent picture of Riley (Fettuccine)! She is settling in so well– fine with the crate now, sleeping through the night, no accidents! We adore her and feel so fortunate that you prepared such a wonderful addition to our family!”
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Tanzanite is now “Maple.”

September 2017“Maple is doing really well. He is a sweet little guy for sure. We start puppy class on Saturday so looking forward to getting into training him because he is so smart and eager to please. All in all he’s such a sweetheart and we are so happy to have him. I can’t wait for him to be fully house trained so I can break all the rules and let him sleep in our bed. :)” – Tori

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Janie, formerly “Pistachio” from Piper’s litter

August 2017“Hi Mary 🙂 we LOVE sweet Janie! She is adjusting great to the crate, sweetest puppy ever!! She is a doll. Potty training is great and she is very smart!”

– Anne Nash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Minnie Mae, formerly “Rigatoni” from Riley and Basil’s litter.

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Minnie

August 2017 – “Hi Mary, Wanted to give you an update on Minnie (aka Rigatoni). She is doing really great! She adapts very easily to new surroundings, she quickly found her favorite spot at the cottage and in the motorhome and settles there with her chew toy when she needs a break. She loves her cozy crate and goes right in for naps and at night she sleeps in it for about 5-6 hours until she makes a little noise to tell me she needs to go potty. We go out, she does her business and goes right back to sleep. Has only had a few accidents in the house, but I take the blame for not taking her out sooner. She comes when I call her and sits her little bottom down and looks up at me. I saw your video on Facebook where you were saying “puppy come!” So I am using the same happy inflection and saying “Minnie come!” And she comes running to me. Thank you for bringing this into my life, I love her and we have definitely bonded, she follows me everywhere.I am blessed to have her and so grateful to you!” – Susi

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Lio with his new family (formerly “Topaz” from Emery and Basil’s litter)

August 2017“Topaz ( now “Lio”) has had a busy two weeks. We take him everywhere with us practically. My guess is he’s met over a hundred people since we picked him up. He is so incredibly gentle and calm when he meets new people- everyone is shocked! He has been sleeping through the night since day 3 and is super cuddly and smart! House training is going so well! Thanks again for all the work you and his guardian family put into to these pups!”

Lio, AKA “Topaz” from Emery and Basil’s litter

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Copper is from Piper’s litter.

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Copper at home.

“Copper (formerly Chestnut) is doing GREAT!! We absolutely love him and have quickly become very attached. Some yelping for about five minutes the first night we put him to bed in his crate, then quieted down and went to sleep. The last two nights he’s gone to bed fine and done well practicing taking a couple naps in his crate during the day. He and our dog Chester are doing well together. We’ve been practicing sit and come and taught him one more trick. He’s smart and attentive just like you said! Excited to teach him more. He’s very attached to D.J., which D.J. is loving. He is going to be such gift for D.J. this year and a gift to our family for years to come. We are 100% in love with Australian Labradoodles!!” –  Charlene 🙂

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Winnie, formerly “Star” from Winnie’s litter

August 2017 –  “It is evident that the early care that you give your puppies goes a long way into their behavioral and emotional well beings as they go to their forever homes.  Winnie is an amazing puppy with an excellent personality and temperament.  We couldn’t ask for a more calm, confident and obedient puppy.  Thank you for our newest little family member!  We love her so much.” – Cindy Smith

 

 

 

 

 

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Cash, formerly “Cashew” from Piper’s litter.

August 2017 –

“The day my husband and I decided not to have a second child, we turned a corner on a walk and met a lovely Labradoodle (one of Mary’s dogs) talked for a bit, called Mary and were off to meet pregnant Piper that weekend. We now have Cash (Cashew) in our home since Wednesday and he  has been such a joy. People really scare ya about the puppy days but I’m astonished at how amazing he’s doing. NO POTTY ACCIDENTS WHATSOEVER, have left Cash for 3 hours and while the first two nights were hard and long, last night he slept through the night – we can’t believe it!!!  I can’t say enough about Mary’s breeding program from her professionalism, knowledge, experience and genuine love for these dogs. The emotional conditioning is apparent and HUGE and Cash is the most lovable, mellow, obedient puppy we’ve ever met. He sits, lays, crates and potties on command. I should mention, we haven’t used the litter box. Thank you Mary for our sweet love, Cash he’s becoming fast friends with his big sister, Lucy and his cat buddies, Billy and Tang.” – The Rasmussens

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Cashew

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Tortellini, now called “Benji”

August 2017 – His new “mama” wrote us after their first day with Tortellini,” 8 weeks old, from Riley and Basil’s litter –

“Benji let out two tiny tiny yelps when we took off and was quiet  the rest of a 7 hour trip.  I sat in back with him and he bonded to me, loved to be cuddled.  Only time he yelped was when I got out to run quickly to the bathroom. He thought I had left him lol   He did cry all night but that’s the way it goes .   Today he has been an angel.   Did poo poo outside as well as pee pee. Can even see any signs of him using litter box.   He has played ball with my granddaughter and returns it promptly. So smart! and such a good boy.  I want to thank you very much for such a good puppy.   You are such a wonderful breeder. I would recommend you to anyone!” –  Barbara

and a week later:

“I could not be happier with Benji (Tortellini from Riley). He is smart loving and loyal. He knows “come” , “sit,” “down,” and we are working on “off” as well as doing well with lease training , And I’ve only had him one week! I could not be happier with him!” – Barbara

 

 

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Bear, formerly known as “Cosmo”

Bear

August 2017 – “Bear” formerly known as “Cosmo” from Winnie’s litter now lives in Minneapolis.

“He loves people and other dogs. He is so smart! We love him to pieces, such a good dog. Sleeping through the night and so affectionate!” – Bethany Schuttinga

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Orbit at home with his forever family.

August 2017“Orbit, now Brooklyn, is quite smart and everyday he teaches me just as much I as am hopefully teaching him. You did an amazing job of preparing him to leave you. He had an easy time adjusting and sleeps through the night without needing to potty. I set up an area for him, if needed, but he has not. Thank you for trusting us with a very special dog that has warmed our hearts and changed our lives forever. Please feel free to post my message on your testimonial page. If it helps someone in making the decision to get a puppy from you, it’s a very good thing!” – K Ennis, California

 

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Sputnik

 

August 2017 – “Mary, Thanks for giving these puppies an extraordinary start. Tashi (Sputnik) made the 8 hour drive like a champ. He slept through an hour long meditation class after greeting each person without jumping or biting. He is cautious and making friends with the cats. I couldn’t imagine the first days with a new puppy being so easy!”
– Lynn H

 

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Pluto, now known as
“George”

August 2017“George” aka “Pluto” is doing super great. Very few accidents in the home and he has been doing well with the family. He is already sitting and learning so much at a young age. Just a real sweet pup.” – Dave Hawley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June 2017“He is such a joy.  So playful, loving and smart!  We could not be happier.” – Gail CostanzaAustralian Labradoodle puppies

 

 

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May 2017Labradoodle puppiesAnother one of our pups, Padme, is grown up and doing therapy work. We love hearing stuff like this!  Here’s the link to the news article about the work he’s doing. Thank you Karen Swinkels for the work you’re doing and for sharing with us!

Padme Article Part One,        Padme Article Part Two   

 

 

 

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Isabel happy with her forever family. 🙂

April 2017 – Regarding Isabel…… “She’s the most adorable little puppy and we love her like crazy! She has the best temperament and is so sweet and gentle. I cannot say enough good things about her. She is also super smart and a big mush! We are so lucky to have such a wonderful little girl! Again thank you. I know a lot of her great traits definitely started with being bred by a great and caring breeder. I can’t remember our lives before Isabel and I couldn’t ever imagine our lives without her! Here’s a couple more pictures of her because she’s so cute lol!”

 

 

 

 

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Labradoodle Breeder Beaverton Salem Portland SeattleApril 2017 –  “He is the best dog ever. We feel so lucky!” – Katya, Portland

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April 2017“”Hi Mary it’s Rocco. Rachel and I bought Prince and Celine back in November just in case you don’t remember. I just wanted to thank you again for being such a great breeder. Isabel and Archimedes are amazing puppies. We couldn’t have asked for better puppies. Rachels sister has Archimedes and we get Isabel and him together as often as we could and they absolutely love each other and play like crazy. I just wanted to write you again to thank you and I figured I would send some pictures so you could see how big they got. They are both doing great. We have them both in puppy class and we’re socializing them as much as we could. Again, they are so good. Thanks again!” – Rocco, NYC

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Happy in NYC

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Bennet, now almost 5 months old.

April 2017“He is so wonderful, and he is the cutest dog in the history of all dogs (of course we think so).”  – Ara, adopted from Emery’s 2016 litter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mambo, from Ella and Basil’s 2017 litter

April 2017 – “We love him a lot. He’s healthy and sweet. He’s smart enough to learn tricks like sit, down, up, paw, high five, roll over, sit pretty, leave it, etc. Check him out on Instagram – “Mambothedood”  – Emily Fan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 2017 – “We couldn’t be happier with Franki (formerly Elizabeth) from Emery!” – Leslie Gritzmacher, Portland

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Elizabeth, now “Franki”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lilly

 

April 2017 – “We adore her. Lilly is absolutely the sweetest dog. Doing so well. Everyone loves her! We are so thankful to have her.” – Renee, Sherwood, Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Annie

April 2017 – 

“Hi Mary, Annie has been a complete and total blessing for our family! We love her so very much.” – Susan L.

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April 2017 – “Mary, This is the perfect picture of how we find Dayz consistently relaxing. It’s adorable and one of my most favorite things about her. I think she’s most comfortable like this because of the training you do with them as puppies. At least that’s all I can figure. I’m excited to buy another puppy from you sometime in the future because we just love Dayz so much!” – Logan

 

 

 

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March 2017  – “OMG thank you! She is so lovable, she follows me everywhere. I just can’t believe that she’s like she is. What a wonderful temperament! Thank you again Mary! Oh so happy to have her!!” – Sharon, Medford, Oregon (Adopted “Esther” from Ella and Basil’s 2017 litter)

 

 

 

 

 

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Portland Australian Labradoodles puppies Seattle Oregon March 2017 – “Everything is wonderful and they’re doing great. We love these girls so much. We thank you.” – Tony Geist (Adopted “Georgianna” and “Jane” from Emery and Basil’s 2016 litter)

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Clark, standard Australian Labradoodle from our Molly’s line

April 2017  “He’s doing great. He is the greatest pup. He can speak, roll-over, “dance” (jump in a circle), touch his nose to my hand on command, and all the basics (sit, stay, lay, etc.). He is a big love-bug. He’s polite at the door and doesn’t jump on people. He’s a 10!  He’s such a great dog. We love him to pieces!” – Carrie Roshak

 

 

 

 

 

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March 2017 –  “Not that I want to think this way, but if anything were to ever happen to Daisy, I would buy another one from you in a heartbeat!!! She has been the very best dog we’ve ever had.”  – L. Goodin, Montana

 

 

 

 

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Bennet, 8 weeks old, from Emery and Basil’s litter.

February 7, 2017 – Hi Mary – We just wanted to let you know that Bennet is doing so well! He rode all the way home in the car (3 hours) without a peep – calm, curious, happy to get out and explore when we stopped. His first night he whined for a total of 10 seconds when he got in the crate, and when we tapped the crate to say no, he went right to sleep. He slept all night without an accident, woke up and quietly waited for us to get up, and then went potty outside. We couldn’t believe it!  It’s clear that you love each of your dogs, and that you give them the best start possible. Thank you for our new family member. 🙂 I cannot thank you enough for giving us such an incredibly calm, wonderful, socialized puppy and with such a solid start potty training. As I said before, I feel like we won the lottery finding you as a breeder, and I have a feeling all the new families from this litter are as happy as we are.

Best,
Ara”
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Gracie

Gracie

January 2017 – Describing Gracie from Ella and Basil’s 2016 litter: “Wonderful, affectionate, sweet, funny, such an amazing addition to our family.”  – Marika, Portland Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jesse now lives in Washington.

January 2017 – Gail Costanza wrote, Hi Mary, I could not be happier!!!!!  We love Jesse so much.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 2017 –  “They are both doing great and learning so quickly and growing like weeds! Isabel already tells us when she has to go outside! They’re so smart and lovable!”

 

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December 2016 – Kelly texted us this picture of Elvis, now 3 months old, and wrote, “Elvis is a complete joy!”  

-Elvis was adopted out of Molly’s fall 2016 litter.

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Elvis at home.

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December 2016 – Gina and her family adopted Ollie from Molly’s 2015 litter and wrote:

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Ollie, 2 yrs old

“Ollie is a smart, fun-loving dog, and a great addition to our family. He’s got such a great smile and is so friendly to everyone. We honestly could not ask for a better dog!!”

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Bowdie at home in Washington.

Bodie at home in Washington.

 

 

 

 

December 2016 – (Bodie, is formerly “Bowie” from Molly’s litter that went home a few weeks ago.) Bodie’s new owner writes, “Bodie is awesome. Healthy, confident, strong, and active. Pretty much housebroken. Walking on a leash really well. He’s probably 50% bigger than when we picked him up. Our current training challenge is his mouthing on our hands and feet and clothes.But he’s a fantastic dog.” – M. Wangen 

 

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Mooch

Mooch

November 2016 – “Hi Mary, Mooch is going to be 3 and is all grown up. He is a big boy and a wonderful member of our family. Mooch is now trained and recognized as a Service Animal. What a blessing to us. God bless.” –  Keith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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They named this guy “Bodie” and he now lives happily in Washington. From Molly and Basil’s 2016 litter

November 23, 2016 –   “We could not be happier with Bodie!!

Thanks so much!”
From Michael and Lisa and Gabe and so many others!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Luke, from Ella’s 2016 litter.

October 2016 – “Luke is one of your best ambassadors, everyone he meets wants to know where we got such a mellow puppy!” – Liza Gildark

 

 

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Henry as a young pup in his new home. Now almost grown!

Henry as a young pup in his new home. Now almost grown!

2016 – “Hello, I’m writing to tell you how much we all love Henry. He is all that we hoped for in a family dog and more. He hasn’t met a person he doesn’t love and he gets along well with other dogs too. He is very smart. I’ve been taking him to dog training classes and he is so quick to learn. He is most definitely tops in his class. Henry has added so much happiness to our home.  He rarely barks, he is sweet and gentle and loving and obedient (especially if you have a treat to give him). He doesn’t chew on anything other than his toys. My son loves Henry so much he say’s “dogs are Gods gift to us”. “They are so sweet and loving and adorable.”  My daughter adores Henry too. She seeks him out every chance she gets and finds him a nice reprieve from school work and the stress that goes along with being 13. My husband and I also love him so much. My husband works from home and is able to spend time with him during the day.  Henry gives Joe a nice break from the stress of his job. I’m a stay at home mom and am able to give him lots of exercise and love as well. He goes everywhere he can with us.  He quietly waits for me to get up in the morning.  Once he is fed he goes to the kids bedrooms and gently wakes them with the bump of his nose. He loves going with us to the bus stop where he has lots of kids and other dogs to play with. My husband picks up my daughter from school every day and brings Henry along. He loves the car ride and seeing the kids at school. He is THE BEST DOG. Having Henry has been so much easier than I ever though it would be to get a puppy. Thanks for doing such a great job with him. We love him with all our hearts.

Love, Joe, Sherrie, Emma, Jake and Henry”

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Georgie, AKA “Hermoine”

“The groomer thinks she is the calmest, most perfect Labradoodle she has ever seen. Everywhere we go, it is nothing but compiments and exclamations regarding her beauty, manners and how smart she is. Truly, she is remarkable and I love her like crazy! I fell in love with her mom Molly, and I had hoped I would have one like her. She strives to please.” – Darlene, adopted “Georgi” from Molly’s 2015 litter.

 

 

 

 

 

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Buford.

Buford is from Molly’s January 2015 litter. “Buford is doing very well! He’s still a big cuddler.”  – Tony and Erin, Seattle

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“Charlie is the cutest and we adore him! He is awesome. He knows to go in and out the doggy door. We started clicker training and he picked up on it immediately. Smart boy! We love him!!!” – Christina and Drake, Seattle.  Charlie is from Haley’s February 2015 litter.

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Charlie

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boomer.

Boomer who is now 1 year and 3 months is so sweet..and so so smart! He loves everyone around and is so curious of the world.” Jon and Isabelle in Washington (Bought one of Molly’s pups in 2013.)

 

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Standard labradoodle puppies in black or red in Oregon.“Her behavior is great. We can take her anywhere. The groomers love her and can’t believe how good her behavior is. Never goes potty in house. She is so smart!” – Lindsey (talking about Ella from Molly’s 2013 litter.)

 

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Haro with new family“Hard to believe Haro has been with us for over 6 months. He is the joy of our life. He is funny, playful, full of life. Quite furry and sits like an ancient proud prince as he waits for us to return throughout our day. He is Eno’s watchful guard dog…. And snuggles him endlessly. He loves hugs!!!! and dances with us as his formal greeting.  We loves his coat… Shiny and thick… His tail wags from excitement.  Sleeps throughout night and rises for a new day with kind affection.
We are ever so grateful to have found you via email it was love at first sight to see Haro and now we are settled in to our sweet abode together with joy in our hearts.”
Thank you kindly,
Surya, Tias and Eno
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Georgi at home in Washington.

Georgi at home in Washington.

We love this dog. Everything is going so well with him. . . Thank you!” – Andrea, Washington (Purchased “Georgi” from Haley’s 2013 litter)

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Zeus happily lives in Arizona.

Zeus happily lives in Arizona.

 

 

 

 

“Zeus is doing great he is absolutely awesome and our family is very happy with him and he is very happy in his new home.” – Jesus, Arizona (Purchased one of the cream pups from Molly’s 2013 standard puppies)

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Rue, all grown up.

“We are so fortunate to have found VVL and luckily Rue was still available when we did. Rue is as smart as they get; she adjusted to her new home instantly, is very obedient and a quick learner. She loves to follow us around and nap near or on our feet : ) She was constantly praised by the trainer as being one of the best in class. A few of our friends are scared of dogs but Rue quickly influenced them otherwise. In the short time that she’s been with us,Rue has had a positive impact on us and our loved ones, she is amazing! Thanks VVL. If you’re looking to add an addition to the family then Valley Vineyard Labradoodles is the best choice you can make.” – Lana & Brian, California (Purchased one of Haley’s 2013 mini puppies)

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Sam, at home.

Sam, at home.

“We are so excited to have Sam in our family.  He’s very smart and has a wonderful personality.  We feel he was meant to be our dog. When I’m working during the day he’s always nearby and follows me around the house. He has the most beautiful, expressive eyes. He’s a wonderful boy and we are so happy to have him. We are so happy we chose Valley Vineyard Labradoodles as our breeder. Mary was great to work with.” – Camille and Mike, Washington

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Tiki with his new family.

Tiki with his new family.

Tiki is an amazing addition to our family with her calm, sweet personality! Tiki is such an angel and we just adore her!  Mary, from Valley Vineyard Labradoodles, was absolutely amazing to work with.  Mary answered all of our questions and sent us updates on Tiki from the day she was born to the day we picked her up.  I would recommend Valley Vineyard Labradoodles if you are thinking about adding a Labradoodle to your family. We are thrilled with our little Tiki! Thank you, Mary! Tiki is cuddled up to my feet taking a nap right now.  She is such an angel and we love her so much!”  The Cougar Family, Washington

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“Things are great with Bronco.  Everyone has fallen in love with him. I have to rescue him from time to time. My daughter said yesterday that he’s the cutest dog she’s ever seen and he is. He has been wonderful.  And just as you said, so loving.  My son, stayed here at the house with him while we were gone and he said he was too good. He has his places to go sleep and Dan couldn’t find him. He doesn’t bark.  The Vet was so impressed with him. You did a great job getting him started. Potting training is going great. I’m so thankful we found you guys.” – Donna, Idaho

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Bode lives near Washington D.C.

Bode lives near Washington D.C.

“He truly is a blessing to the family. Bode has brought light and joy back into our hearts ~ on his own merit!!! He is such a cuddler when he wants to be and is always so happy to see each and every one of us when morning comes! Words cannot explain how grateful we are that we found you and Bode! Again, thanks for everything! God Bless!”  – The Glass Family, Virginia

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Penny at home with her new family.

Penny at home with her new family.

“Penny’s doing great! We all love to snuggle with her! Penny is such a sweet girl, thanks for everything!”

 

 

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Standard caramel labradoodle puppy from Molly’s 2013 litter.

Boomer quickly learned his name, imprinted us as his guardians and would always follow us around. He trained easily, wasn’t afraid of vacuums, car rides, the vet and more. Within a few weeks he had earned the right to full freedom of the house, though he would always follow us and nap at our feet. He loves walks, playing in parks and meeting people. We’ve become quite popular in our neighborhood, with people stopping us to pet Boomer, ask how he’s been doing, and where we had gotten him. We take him to training classes and puppy parties to properly socialize him, and he is constantly noted as one of the star performers, extremely obedient and a quick learner. Boomer has become an essential part of our family now, and positively influenced many people around him. My fiance and myself usually don’t have much luck in general, but we really think we hit the jackpot when it came to Boomer, he’s everything and more that we could ever want in a companion, and we’ve only had him for a few months!” – John Wang, Washington. (Purchased one of Molly and Rossi’s 2013 puppies)