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Hi, Yvonne! Happy Halloween and hoping you’re doing well! Bailey is celebrating his third birthday today! He brings us so much joy! He is such a smart and loving boy, full of personality, that has us laughing regularly! Thought you’d enjoy this sweet picture of him with his two favorite girls!
Hi Yvonne. Smart little Daisy has just secured her first AKC title: Canine Good Citizen at 16 months old! I’m so proud of her.
Riley is now 2. She brings such joy to our family and everyone she meets!
I just wanted to send you a picture of our Griffin ("Theadore") at almost 6 months. He's got his 1st big boy haircut today. He is such a smart and sociable dog!
Brody just celebrated his first birthday and I thought you might want to see how he's doing.
He is such a sweet and friendly dog. He loves to play and nap but his favorite thing to do is to snuggle with us.
We are often stopped by people asking to take pictures of him because he is so precious looking!
He is a hit everywhere he goes but especially at home. We love him so much and we are so glad we found Brody through you!
Kerry and Rob Failla and family
Thank you for sending me this perfect little boy.
We have such a wonderful time together everyday.
All my best Danielle and Henry
Two of our gorgeous "Cavachons by Design" puppies all grown up!
Dear Mamma Yvonne,
Daddy turned 69 today. It was just me, Mommy and Dad to celebrate. I get groomed tomorrow. Mom hates that I didn't look my best, but I am perfectly happy just as I am! We all love each other SO much!!
Wanted to share a picture of Riley on her first birthday! Thank you for this amazing puppy! Beth C.
I thought you would enjoy this photo of Spanky. He was heading to a nursing home to visit the residents. He continues to be the perfect dog. We could not be more pleased. Angelia
I hope you are doing well. I just wanted to share this adorable picture of Lily and Mr Wilson with you. The reason we have Lily is because we fell in love with Wilson and just had to have one of your cavachons. In the summer Lily and Wilson love to hang out in Fire Island together and are the best of friends.
We feel truly blessed. Thank you for giving us the best dog in the world.
We celebrated Ollie's first birthday a couple of weekends ago and thought you'd enjoy seeing these pics. He is such a sweetheart. He loves to chase toys, cuddle, go for walks with his buddy Oreo ( a cavachon the Nadalini family got from you a few years back) and he loves everyone he meets! He has brought us much happiness and we are so grateful to have him in our lives!
Hope all is well with you,
On Maizey Blue's first birthday I thought I would touchbase and let you know what joy she has brought us. She is the most perfect addition to our family. She is full of love for everyone she meets and has lots of patience with my boys. On Thanksgiving, we went around the table and talked about what we were grateful for. The first words out of my 7 year old's mouth were "I am so grateful Maizey is our dog." Followed right behind was my 4 year old who said "I am also grateful for Yvonne because she gave us Maizey." But honestly, she is what keeps me sane. She is so loving and sweet and still loves to have her belly rubbed just like when she was a puppy!
As you may remember, I am a clinical psychologist and I am starting to work with Maizey to get her trained to be able to come to work with me and sit with my therapy clients. Thank you again for all of your support. Here are a few pictures so you can see just how wonderful and beautiful she is. I hope you and your family are all well.
Just want to send you this picture of Riley. She is so sweet! She is 7 months now and we adore her!
Everyone who comes here, loves Rigley and Bailey so much
Guess they have a special touch!
A mixture of love, caring and so much fun
That’s why our dogs are #1!
They jump and wag when one of us walks in
Lots of kisses and licks, that’s where it all begins.
When they want attention they jump, “Daddy pick me up,
I really am such a good little pup!”
And they truly are, I have to say
They brighten up each and every day!
We always check on your lovely web sight
To check on the new puppies so pretty and bright!
The names are amazing and oh so sweet
Each pup is adorable- so hard to beat!
We can easily tell that there’s lots of love from you!
And thank you for the fabulous job that you do!
From the photos to the “blurbs” and the caring each day,
You are the best, what more can I say?
Your puppies tell the story of love and caring
That is why this letter I am sharing
To say that Rigley and Bailey are oh so fine
Actually, I’d say they are divine!
As all of your puppies undoubtedly are
That’s why people come from near and far,
To purchase a puppy form “Cavachons by Design” this is true
Because they not only get a puppy, they get a part of you!
Hugs, Andrea Rosen
Hi Yvonne, I’m getting a lot of Wow comments (e.g. stunning, marvelous, quite majestic, ought to be in a frame) from my family about this particular photo, taken last weekend at Bodega Bay, so thought I would share with you. It truly is a Cavachons By Design majestic photo! Becky
I thought you would enjoy this photo of Spanky, who continues to be a delight to all he meets. Angelia
Congratulations to Rachel and Winston (a Cavachons by Design dog) on a job well done!!! After 7 months of very hard work and 56 requirements, Winston is now a CERTIFIED THERAPY DOG!!!!! Winston's trainer mostly trains police dogs, the police and drug sniffing dogs. This new THERAPY TEAM can now work in retirement homes, hospitals and Hospice. They will be such a BLESSING to so many. Way to go Rachel and Winston!! Thank you for all your hard work and desiring to bring joy to others in their time of need! We are overjoyed with your accomplishment Winston!!
Hi Yvonne, Lexi & Bentley wish you & your family and ALL Cavachons By Design Families a season of PAW-fect memories!!! Cheers, Becky
"Babette" Before/After grooming pictures. She's all pretty for her first Christmas!! Mary S
Hi Yvonne, Hope you had a great summer! I just wanted to send you some new pictures of Otis. He is such a wonderful puppy and has brought immeasurable joy to me and my whole family! He is sweet, loving, and playful. And also very smart and easy to train! Thank you for raising such amazing puppies! Love, Allie
Hi Yvonne, Just wanted to say hi and let you know that Bella is doing great. She is sweet, smart, healthy and adorable! She learns very easy and has filled our house of love and laugh. Here are a couple of pictures of her. Thank you for our lovely puppy!! :-)
I feel blessed that he is in my life. Kristy
Yvonne- Happy Holidays! Just wanted to drop a holiday greeting in the mail to you and let you know that Gunner is doing great! We are so happy we made the decision to adopt him. He is sooooo adorable and sweet. My boys are in LOVE for sure!! He certainly completes the family. I have had so many compliments on him from various people-hats off to you for breeding such lovable little bundles of joy. Again, happy holidays! Lana
Here is a picture of Dexter. He's such a sweetie and we love him so much! His favorite thing is to play..... he loves for us to throw his ball so he can retrieve it! Linda
Hello Yvonne, We hope you've been enjoying this holiday season! Byron and I wanted to fill you in on how Sawyer has been doing. He had a wonderful thanksgiving and first birthday! He is Mr. Popular in Manhattan, with tons of friends and people always asking him for play dates! We also travel to the suburbs every weekend and he loves running around in the yard. We very recently had a baby girl, and Sawyer has been absolutely amazing with her. I've attached some pictures of our little boy all grown up!
I feel so lucky to have Bentley & Lexi in my life!! Thank you Yvonne for these special gifts!! Becky Bentley is hilarious and a “happy” spoiled puppy, Lexi too. Interesting, Bentley recognizes dogs and other animals on the tv or pictures of them on the computer; Lexi not so much, but she copies Bentley. They are both very smart and athletic - great at catching balls midair.
Yvonne- I forgot to mention, Lola is a very smart dog and know lots of tricks including playing dead... Here is a short clip of her.
If you are looking for a Cavachon puppy to warm up your life, look no more! After much research on Cavachons and even more research about breeders, we found Cavachons by Design and couldn't be happier with our Winnie! Everything Cavachons by Design says about their puppies and care is true! One week after receiving our puppy, we are thrilled to say that because of her excellent training and quality of life before she came to us, she is sleeping through the night, is almost potty trained, calm and loving, not to mention the cutest ball of fur on the planet! Yvonne (the breeder0 was like a friend, answering all of our questions, calling us and helping us to choose the best puppy for our needs and lifestyle. If you have any questions (we sure did) about most any aspect of raising a puppy, Cavachons by Design has brilliant information that is user friendly and WORKS!! We couldn't love or be more happy with Winnie. Best of luck to you! Kathy
We brainstormed so many names for our puppy it's hard to remember where "Rugby" came in, but my husband and son are big sports fans, and my son loves soccer (close to the game rugby?) so I think the name captured their athletic imaginations, and we all just loved the sound of it. The little guy is really quite sporty at this point, too -- you should see him pull and shake his Snuggle Puppy around (I've attached a video of this below, along with another cute one). Fortunately he also likes to lie down and rest! -- on my lap or even on the rug by my feet (what a little lovey he is!).
Here are a couple of very short, proud-new-puppy-parent videos of Rugby for your amusement:
"Thank You, Yvonne!-Anne and Elliot, Chicago
Hi Yvonne –
I have been meaning to write you forever and as a New Year’s resolution highlighting GRATITUDE – now is the time!
We adopted “Kipper” over two years ago and he has brought nothing but sheer joy and love to our entire family and community. His name is Cisco (named for a beach in Nantucket that is sentimental to our family). He is a small, dark, handsome, charming little guy.
Prior to adopting Cisco, my mother became very ill and the emotional weight and sadness of the situation compelled my husband to expedite our search for a puppy – hopefully a Cavachon. In a search locally, we did not find an appropriate fit. Then one evening, our 11 year daughter said she found OUR dog “Kipper” on the internet and he was ready to be adopted!!! After talking with you and reading about all the families you have helped, we took the plunge.
That decision, to hit the “Paypal” has been the BEST financial and emotional investment we have made – dollar for dollar and pound for pound – we never could have imagined the magnitude of love 14 furry lbs. could bring to the world!!!!!
Cisco is ALWAYS loving and his temperament is IDEAL. Ready to relax or run around given the energy in the room. He “works” at my interior design studio as the Happy Ambassador – greeting every delivery person and client with a bone or smile.
Our friends and family fight over who gets to take him while we travel and we are fortunate that a friend (after falling in love with Cisco) adopted his half brother Max.
Whatever your formula is – you have it spot on!!! Not all dogs and breeders are created equally and you are an example of the best! We followed your advice and read the hand outs and everything from day 1 has been smooth sailing.
From the bottom of our hearts in Chicago – you have enriched our lives and I couldn’t imagine Cisco not in it. Please continue to bring these lovely little guys into families like ours – it is the gift that keeps on giving!!!!
Cisco’s Mom –
Yvonne, I was going through some old e-mails and saw your e-mail. Just want to tell you that Rosie has been the most wonderful puppy. She loves all people, other animals and has a wonderful temperament.. and she is very pretty. She has a boyfriend... it is a 2 year old German Shepard who lives right next door and they love each other. Her best "girl dog friend" lives two doors down, and they play together also. Anyway, great dog all around. We have been very happy. Cheryl Larsen, from Windsor, CT
Pete, our window cleaner, absolutely loves our dogs and took a short video of them today doing High 5's!
We are IN LOVE!! Couldn't be happier! Thank you for everything! -Sarah, Grey and our new fur baby
Hi Yvonne, Duffy went to Puppy Love today for a bath, and look who he ran into! His brother, also named Duffy, also from you. I didn't drop him off or pick him up, so I didn't get to see him, but the nice gal at the salon sent me this picture. Apparently Duffy II's mom, knew my name even...so I have asked the salon gal to send my contact info, so she can call me. I'd love to get a picture of the Duffy Duo!
Hi Yvonne Toby became a certified therapy dog with the national organization of Pet Partners (formerly Delta) in April of this year. Through this organization, a dog is eligible to take the therapy testing at a year of age. I was delighted as we passed the therapy testing only 10 days after Toby was one year of age. He continues to be a fabulous companion and a delightful pet. We have worked with Hospice and, in addition, made many visits to a long term care facility where a family member resides. He brings happiness and smiles to all who interact with him. As you are aware, my goal has been to be involved in a children's reading program. I am happy to report we will have our first reading visit with children in mid December. Toby and I are a part of a local therapy organization, Caring Canines, which is sponsored by Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat. The reading program is new to our area and I am delighted to be a part of it. Hopefully, I will be able to send you a picture and report of our first reading program visit! Many thanks for a wonderful dog! Carol Reichardt
Hi Yvonne, I thought you would enjoy these pictures of Toby working as a Caring Canine Therapy Dog. The classroom lesson was on how to interact and approach dogs that are unknown to us. At the end of the lesson, the children took an "Oath of Kindness" towards animals and Toby put his paw print at the bottom. The class time was enjoyed by all including Toby! We are having a great time with our therapy work. Have a wonderful holiday, Carol
Hi Yvonne. Just had to send you this as an update on these two little happy pups. This is how I found them last night when I got off the treadmill. They were watching National Geographic. This is a typical scene around our house. We adore them. They are the two cutest and sweetest puppies in the entire world. Thank you!! Jean from Dallas
Yvonne, I wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying Spanky. He is a delightful addition to our family… always so sweet (and well-behaved). Hugh and Trace took him to visit a family friend in an assisted living facility over the weekend. He was quite the hit and loved seeing all of the people there. Our hope is to do this with him on a regular basis. Angelia
Yvonne, I wanted to update you to let you know what a joy Spanky is to our family. He is completely house-broken (he rings a bell to go out), and he has a number of tricks that he will perform if he wants treats. He has the sweetest disposition that I have ever seen in a dog. Hugh and Trace take him to an assisted living facility at least twice a week, where he gets to “visit” with the residents. He is very calm, but is always excited to see them and let them play with him. He is a good companion for Trace, too. They walk at Lakeshore Park and play football in our back yard. … And he is, quite possibly, the prettiest dog I have ever seen. The brown ear makes him especially cute. He likes to pose with his head to one side, which is absolutely adorable. His coat is long, with a bit of a wave, and the areas of white are “snow white.” The older he gets, the prettier he gets. I hope your family is doing well! Angelia
Hi Yvonne, I wanted to send you a picture of Cooper at 7 months old, isn't he adorable. We just love him to pieces, he's such a joy to have. He was just groomed and loves going to the groomer and being made a fuss over. He is also so spoiled. I love the small size of him, I can take him anywhere. He even comes to work with me and working in a college is great. All the students especially the girls love coming in to play with him and he has so much fun at work. My boss calls him the department mascot. Anyway I wanted you to see how he has grown, and the Vet say's he is very healthy. (By the way Abby passed away 2/15/14), she fought very hard to stay with us, but we had to let her go. We miss her very much, but thankful we have this little guy in our life:). Thank you so much for raising such wonderful little puppies! Jean Siequist
He is even cuter in person! Just leaving the airport and can't wait to get home and play. Thank you so much!!! Veronica
Hi Yvonne, I just wanted to give you an update regarding our new puppy. She is great! A bundle of energy. She seems to really like our golden and wants to play with him, but he is a little big for her to play with right now. But, they are pretty good together when they are chewing their bones. She even snuggled up next to him (with me right there) when they were both chewing on bones. She slept through the night last night from 11:00 p.m. until my husband woke her up at 6:30 a.m. to take her out, and then went back to sleep until 7:30 a.m. I am crate training her, and she is doing very well. So far, so good with respect to everything. We are going to the vet today, and I will bring the health records you provided. Thanks again for everything. My friend, Monica, is still trying to convince her husband to adopt a male Cavachon puppy to keep her older female yellow lab company. Regards, Amy
Hi Yvonne, This is Rob and Amy from Albany New York. We purchased Casey (renamed Biscuit) last year in August and just wanted to follow up with you and let you know how wonderful our little Biscuit has been. We could not be happier. Every single time he is out we are asked what breed he is and he is quite the superstar. Feel free to use the picture if you wish and you may contact us anytime for a reference. Hope all is well with you. Kind Regards, Rob and Amy Burgio
Yvonne Our baby was able to get an appt today after all with our holistic vet . Very good bill of health, just like u said. Only the little tiny hernia, like u said, and it's common, and easy fix at time of neutering. Timmy has been exquisite, truly a joy! No potties or peepees when not at an appropriate area! Amazing Yvonne! At only 8 weeks and 2 days this little doggie is super smart and just knows!! I can't explain..... David and I are very pleased!! Thank You!! Thank You so much for such a quality member of our family!!! The investment on such a dog is beyond explanation! Rarely some people might get lucky adopting a mutt and get smarts & beauty..... We were NOT willing to take a chance on that. We did not need a project. Our investment on such a quality pet is very worth it!! Thank You Yvonne!!
Hi Yvonne. UPDATE!!! We are so exceedingly pleased with our Timmy!! From the first night on, he has been sleeping sound thru the whole night! And we are surprisingly on our way to house training! My David is even progressing so quickly on teaching him to sit and stay. Amazing!! . We're thrilled with everything about him! Thank You so much for an amazing family member!! Also, to let you know, I just placed the NuVet supplements for our Timmy boy. Thank you so much for such a quality doggie.... We're very happy. This little guy is well worth the investment on quality!! Sincerely, David Wendy Timmy
Hi Yvonne, Spike is now 6 months old and is such a wonderful addition to our family. Everyone comments on what an amazing personality he has. He is so playful and hasn't met a person or another dog he hasn't liked. He and Jack have become best buds and as you can see from the photo below, he has been roped in to going as the dog from "Men In Black" for Halloween. He has been easy to train and loves to show off all his tricks. Thank you for adding even more joy to our family. The Feldman Family
Hi Yvonne, Home at last after a long trip on the noisy airplanes. Sheebu slept through most of it and didn't tinkle into the travel carrier. The TSA agents were delighted with Sheebu's stunning cuteness and beautiful eyes. They let us through security without the usual hassle, though Sheebu probably would not have objected to a pat down, especially around the belly area. We arrived home to a welcoming group of friends with flowers and balloon at the airport. Sheebu was happy to get home and finally receive some food at 8:30 pm. She quickly devoured her food and water, and did her business on the wee wee pads on the kitchen floor. What a girl! I kept her in her carrier for the night and set it next to my bed, so she could see me. She rumbled around a bit tearing at a tag inside, but went off to sleep. At 6 am I took her downstairs and showed her the wee wee pad again she did her business. What a girl! So, the kitchen has been turned into her playroom where she is running as if training for the marathon. She is getting stronger and today she barked for the first time, what joy! Every moment she is learning about the world and spreading her love. We are so happy with her, she is perfection. We met a young family at the local cafe while having breakfast on the patio. They were very curious who was in the carrier, and so I took her out to meet the family. No surprise, after ten minutes they were in love, and took the information about you. They said they have a small house and she would be the perfect size. There will be many more to follow, I am certain. I'm sending a short video of Sheebu playing with the balloon her first morning. I will send emails as she is growing. You will be proud. Thank you a million times for breeding such quality pups for the world to enjoy. Warm regards, Maddie
Hey there! I just wanted to report in and let y'all know we had an amazing night with Bella! She is everything you said she was, curious and sweet, smart, not at all shy, even with a big black Labradoodle jumping all over and trying to herd her around! She is just perfect, the kids and I are just in love! Thanks again for meeting me n Chattanooga and for sharing your amazing puppies! We will keep you posted! Thank you! Melissa
Hi Yvonne, I can't believe how smart she is. She has not had any accidents of either kind for almost 2 days. Totally uses the potty pads and gets excited about being rewarded with her yummy's. She is such a good girl and has made herself right at home. Happy Trails, Annies Mom
Thanks, We started taking him out at 1030-11 at night and about 7 in the morning. He is doing great. No accidents. Also I set up a 4x4 pen in our basement. When we have to be gone for a few hours we put him in there. He is using the pad in his pen. Our kids love him and play with him all day, probably why he's sleeping so well at night. Thanks for providing us with a great puppy and thanks for such great support. We really do appreciate it. Bob
Hi Yvonne: I just wanted to give you an update on Teddy. He is such a good puppy. He almost always goes on his pad and often will go without any prompting. We are gradually introducing him to the cold and the outside potty. He is sleeping very well in his crate. He wakes up once in the night to go potty but is able to go back to sleep. We went to the vet and he got a clean bill of health. They were so taken with him. Shots start in a week. Thanks again for everything. He is a joy. My husband's cousin may be contacting you about a puppy. He lives in San Francisco. Take care. Helen
Hello Yvonne, Just wanted to drop you a note saying that we are absolutely thrilled with Oreo. It's been almost a year now and he is just the best little guy. We couldn't have imagined a better dog. The girls love him, the wife loves him even more!! His temperament and personality are just so sweet. Thanks and hope all is well, Eddie Nadalini Toronto, Canada
Yvonne, Spike is so precious! He is so friendly and cuddly and not the least bit skittish. When we arrived home, at least 8 neighbors stopped by and he was in heaven. I was worried it would be too much for him but he loved it! He went to everyone and was very playful! Spike slept beautifully on top of his snuggle puppy. He only peed once all day yesterday and was dry all night.
Hello Yvonne... Izzy update. Maddie's little "love sponge" but she is in need of a bath!! She's doing great... Enjoy the summer and the new pups coming soon. Diane Laenen
When Duffy gets his own TV show, he might charge royalty fees on these!
Thought you might like to see recent pics of Belle! she is sooooooooo cute! Bonnie N
Hi Yvonne Hope you had a wonderful Easter! Finley had a great weekend. We stayed at my brother's house and he did just great. I brought his crate with me and on Saturday night he slept from 10:30 to 7:45!!!! My nieces adore him and he loves them just as much but he really connected with my oldest niece, Rebecca. Finley also met his cousin Remi the Goldendoodle and did just fine. Remi is big (about 60 lbs) but Finley was not afraid. They touched noses and sized each other up. Remi wanted to play but we didn't want to overdo it and definitely can't leave them alone until Finley is much older but it was an excellent first meeting. Finley is also very popular at the rehab facility my Mom is staying at. He's just a wonderful little guy. Thank you for raising such a smart, affectionate and loving dog. Everyone keeps saying his excellent breeding comes through loud and clear :-)
Yvonne, We received Lola and she is an absolute doll. The kids love her. She did fine her first night, with only a couple short whimpers. She seems to feel comfort in her new crate.
Here are a couple pics.
Hi Yvonne, I hope you and your family are well and had a lovely Thanksgiving. Although belated, just wanted to let you know how thankful we are for our little man Brody. He's doing so well and growing every day. We can't thank you enough for blessing us with such a wonderful puppy. He's a show stopper on the streets of Manhattan, so well behaved, friendly, playful and affectionate. We love him so much, and can't thank you enough for delivering to us such a well rounded and handsome little guy. Attached are some recent photos enjoying the outdoors with his brother Otis.
Many thanks again, and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season.
Enjoying the ocean breeze at Bodega Bay.
Happy thanksgiving to you and your family from ours. Jake is doing great ...he had a happy thanksgiving with lots of kids. He did a great job just hanging out today and his training is going great! He's a such a great little guy .... Everyone loves him, especially all the kids in this pic. Sadie, the baby in the pic, just loves him and Tyler (holding Sadie) helps us out with potty breaks and treats him like he's his own.
Warm regards, Victoria
We love Murray so much! He's playful, well-behaved and very smart. At three months old he can ready sit and go to his crate on command. Murray is a great addition to our family and we can't remember life without him! Thanks so much :)
Hi Yvonne, Scarlet loves the snow. She is the sweetest.
Hi, Yvonne. Sawyer had a great 2nd week. He has been regularly sleeping thru the night. He also loves going for regular walks throughout the day. He gets his last vaccination next week at the vet and I know that he is really excited to play with other dogs after he gets it. Sawyer is very popular with our friends and neighbors so I would not be surprised if you received a few more inquiries about adopting a Cavachon from people in Manhattan and Westchester, New York. Thanks again - talk to you soon.
Byron & Sabrina
I just wanted to let you know just how good Sadie is doing. She has such a big personality for such a little bit. The whole family is totally in love.
We just wanted you to see our beautiful boys. We absolutely adore them and and are so glad that we went ahead and got them both. They are so sweet and are like two peas in a pod - you can hardly separate them.
They are beautiful, cuddly little lap dogs.
Thank you so much!
Jean and Joe
We love our 2 Cavachons so much that we maybe want another! We have Emmie and Cotton (formerly Ginger and Hannah) and they are our obsession!
I just wanted to send you a quick note and tell you how much I LOVE Miss Bella.
She is everything I wanted and more!! I'm still amazed at what a good dog she is!
We just celebrated her 1st birthday and I thought I would share a picture with you
Angie Kennedy Juda
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Executive
Hi Yvonne, wanted you to see how nicely Bella and Tessa are bonding. Thank you and your family for helping us pick the perfect little pet for our family. Bella and Tessa are adjusting to each other very well. This comes with sincere appreciation. Tim and Jane Ann
"Burgese family loving Oliver"!
Hi Yvonne, I wanted to share with you a few photos of our driveway wall mural that was completed today. Along with Bentley and Lexi is Sophie our 19 year old cat that passed away on May 18th of this year. The artist/muralist did a great job of painting the pups, really captured the essence of them. Pretty special to us!!! Becky
I bribed Bentley and Lexi with treats to pose for this photo next to their paintings on the mural, to show how well the artist captured the essence of them. Becky
Baxter is settling in very nicely with my brother's family and is coming over tomorrow to meet Bentley and Lexi.
Bentley, Lexi, and Baxter
I wanted to let you know how Jake is doing, now that we've had him for awhile. It's been a month, and he is thoroughly entwined in our lives. He has the most balanced personality - playful yet a snuggler. He is absolutely adorable, and the kids and extended family all love him. He slept through the night since the third night, and does not object to sleeping in on the weekends!
He has spent a few weekends at the cabin and enjoys lake life, as he gets to be outside most of the day and go for boat rides. You wouldn't even know we have a puppy in the car - he settles in for a long nap and does really well. No car sickness, thank goodness!
He's going to puppy classes and doing very well. There's another Cavachon in class, and the owners are comparing their puppy to Jake weekly. Unfortunately it's because Jake has such a great personality and their little guy is timid and not social at all. You can definitely tell that Jake came from a loving and balanced home prior to joining us! Thank you for that. The vet even snuggled with him and said that he really has a great personality. He went to the puppy spa today, and the groomer couldn't get over how well behaved he was -- he does well with his baths at home, and she said she could tell he was a very well behaved puppy!
I can't say enough good things about him .... I can tell he's a very smart little guy, and my husband is impressed by his lack of barking. Katelynn laughed the other night, because he actually made a noise that sounded like "I want up". Ryan enjoys having a puppy to run around with him and are great buddies; Katelynn is a little mother to him. We are still working on the potty training -- he goes outside no problem, just waiting for the day for him to initiate but we know that comes in time.
Thank you again for everything,
Victoria, Greg, Katelynn, Ryan & Jake
The smith family cannot tell you how much we love our MR Z (Zebo). Regards to your family and thanks for an incredible dog!!
Thanks for your help - Yes, not moistening has helped. I was putting a small amount of water in the food and, apparently, he did not care for that! He is a charming dog and your socialization certainly shows in his behavior. You have done a terrific job!
Toby is an absolute delight! He is such a happy guy and all love him. When walking Toby in town, we are constantly stopped by children and adults who want to interact with him. Toby also visits my mother in law in a long term care facility where he cheers all with whom he comes in contact. In the beginning of October, he will begin his puppy obedience classes as he works his way to be certified as a therapy dog. My question concerns grooming. I can see how you trim the face but am wondering how to handle the body. Do you leave it as is or trim? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Update on Toby:
Hi Yvonne, Toby passed his Canine Good Citizens (CGC) test offered by the AKC this past weekend! He was tested at a Pet Exhibition Show which had numerous distractions and he passed with flying colors. We are having great fun with this process. Our next step will be the Pet Partners designation but he must be one year before he is eligible to take the test. At that time, we will become part of a pet therapy team. He continues to be an absolute delight and brings smiles to all who come in contact with him.
Stella is amazing!!!!! Tessa is like a little mom to her. Stella may be the alpha dog eventually. She gives Tess a run for her money with toys. They are constantly taking what the other one has away from each other. I'll send some more pictures as she grows!!!!!
I love my little pen. I had a trainer over after we got Tess from you and she suggested for my lengthy outings, i.e. golfing, to use that instead of the crate she slept in so she wouldn't have any accidents in the crate where she slept. I don't think she even pottied in the pen. Tessa still loves it today.....that is where she wants to be for her down-time. Eventually I will just gate off the mudroom and leave them both there with the door open to the little pen.
Hope this email finds you and your family doing well. The girls are
awesome....bringing us much happiness and companionship. We can't
imagine not having them. Tessa is such a good big sister and little
Stella is such a little love.
Thought you would enjoy seeing them in their Halloween costumes.....I
couldn't resist. They are little butterflies.....Aren't they
beautiful....oh, and they were just groomed today too......love groom
I thought you would appreciate this. She loves to go with me to Dunkin Dounuts in the morning to get my coffee. She is the BEST!
OMG, we are all in love! He did fine on his flights and during the car ride. His tail is wagging, he already had some dinner and water and we are all playing outside!! Thanks tons, will send pix soon…
Dear Yvonne, Grace, and Kevin,
Our puppy Pixel is so sweet, beautiful, well behaved, fun, fragrant, interesting, interested, well adjusted, and courageous! She is the “perfect” puppy for us. Everyone that sees her face and experiences her personality smile, and are instantly happy!! Thank you.
I just wanted to write now that we have had a couple of weeks to settle Pixie into our family and tell you what a joy she is to have around.
She obviously already feels very much at home and is quickly adapting to our household routine. Pixie was sleeping through the night from her 3rd day and has already had great success in the house training department. We think she is a very clever little pup!
She is very sociable and loves meeting new people. We are about to start introducing her to a few "safe" dogs and now that she has had her 2nd set of shots the vet tells us she can begin puppy school. We think it's safe to assume she'll be top of her class!!
I've attached a picture so you can see how she is looking. Rest assured she is very much loved and pampered. I'll send you more updates as she grows.
Thank you, Jeni
Travis flew into Knoxville to pick Pixie up
...we are absolutely pleased with Yvonne and our puppy! Sooooo happy.... that we are getting a 2nd puppy (transaction already completed), I couldn't write the check fast enough! Yvonne and our puppy get a "10" from our family.
Yvonne's puppies seem to be extra special! And, my husband and I agree, that this puppy has changed our lives in such a positive and healthy way. It's just amazing how much laughter and happiness this little dog has brought to our entire family and friends!!
I could go on and on.... adorable, smart, loving, etc.....
Bentley finds out he's getting a new sister Lexi! He's soooo excited!
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I love him, I love him, I love him!!! I am at work (really unfair) but will be leaving early.
Anyway, just wanted to express my thanks to you – when I got Duke, I think I told you that he was a rescue puppy – he was sickly and skittish and scared of everything and everyone. This little guy shows all the caring and the love he has had – he is happy, sociable, loving, playful yet calm and has a walk like the world was essentially created for him. What a hoot. I put his little leash on and he picked up part of it in his mouth and just absolutely pranced proudly but also very manly!!!!
Please let’s keep in touch. I will let you know the names of any potential buyers on my side, something tells me it just may happen!
"First Second Falling in Love"....in Lynne's words
Holy Cow...first kiss at the airport.
Cooper Loving his "New" Mommy!
Cooper Just Chill'in
Yvonne and Grace,
Just to let you know Mocha arrived safely and was very happy to see us. When we got home she was going around checking everyone out, took a little potty break and then cuddled up with Christine. We love her already. She will be fine, we will take good care of her. Thanks for raising such a beautiful and happy puppy.
Best Regards, Joe O
P.S. If anyone asks about getting a puppy, I will definitely recommend you! It was easy and pleasurable doing business with you. Thanks!
To: “My First Family”,
I know I should have written to you sooner to let you know how I have been doing but I’ve been soooo busy.
My new family and I are working out great. I just love when they tell me what a good girl I am and make me shake their hands for a treat. Often Cheerios!
I love going to my veterinarian, they hug me and give me kisses whenever I go there.
I have four dog neighbors. Two on each side of my house. Yes, I did say my house!!!! They often bark when they see me but I don’t bark back, I’m such a Lady.
I have many toys. I know which toys have a squeaker and always use them when I play….I’m so smart! I play fetch with my toys and alternate between Mom and Dad on who I take the toy to. This girl isn’t dumb, I want them to both baby me.
Have a nice spring and summer. I hope you get more puppies so that other families will be lucky like my new Mom and Dad.
aka: Miss. Candy
Hi Yvonne, we have decided to name her “Gracie”. Please tell your Grace that she did a great job in raising “Gracie” before she left your home. If you ever need a good reference, please feel free to have anyone contact us. If you are ever in PA, let us know! Thanks again! God Bless You!