We've been so privileged and happy to be able to stay in contact with so many wonderful families who have adopted our precious little “fur babies”.
I haven't posted all of our positive feedback. I will keep adding more little by little. It's so exciting to see how much these babies have enriched people's lives. Most of them have become such a contributing factor to the joy and contentment of their families. Some serve as Emotional Support Animals, therapy dogs, and one has even been trained to be a medical alert dog. (Thanks, Ann & Leeloo!!!)
Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed to this page.
Alex and Joey's Jewel and Sasha
I want to share this special video that Alex (10 years old) created before his family's puppies arrived.
I hope there will be more to come from this brilliant "movie-maker".
Alex and Joey are twins and their parents got them the greatest gift!
Two puppies! Jewel was born May 8th and Sasha was born just 4 days later.
It's awesome that the two girls got to go to the same home. They have a great life ahead of them.
It’s hard to believe we’ve had them a week now. It has flown by! We’ve had tons of fun! These 2 little girls brought a lot of hugs, smiles, love & laughter with them. It’s been a joy!
Here are some pictures from this week. Today, we took them out to a nearby nature reserve. They got lots of attention from all the passers-by. They really are soooo cute!
... I'm still keeping them in the kitchen. Working toward potty training.... They are sleeping inside their kennel without any issues. So far, they are really tired at night and go inside without any problems. They go in around 9 and are not waking up until around 5-6. The boys and I are staying with them, either in the kitchen or right beside, in the living room where we can hear when they wake up.
They’ve had their first class at Doggie School! They worked on sit, watch me & leash walking (not pulling). That was a couple days ago. They got soooo many little training treats that day! ...We’re also into our second set of collars. They chew them off of each other!!!
We love these babies! Our hands are full!
I'm happy to share these awesome pictures that Akiko has taken of her two beautiful Huskies (Yume a full-sized and Miku our mini). Miku is Sequoia and Moon River's baby. She was predicted to be only 19 pounds but ended up being 28 pounds!
...We named her Miku (美空), meaning "Beautiful Skies" in Japanese. My number one hobby is landscape photography. I wish to witness many beautiful skies with Miku. She weighs 28 pounds now and is doing very well. She gets along very well with Yume, our 7-year-old full-size female husky. They do everything together. Miku follows me everywhere I go, including the bathroom! She loves to snuggle with me, Yume, or my husband, whomever is available. She looks blissfully happy when she is being petted. She is very smart and very sweet.
Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to become parents of such a special puppy.
Angela's "Keva" & "Kovu"
These two are both from Kira's very first litter. Keva weighs just 12-1/2 lbs and her brother is 27 lbs. What a difference!!!
I have been thinking about you and how I haven't sent any new pictures in a while....If I could have a herd of these little guys I would, and I would only come to you. When I was looking for them, I did not really want one. It was for my husband he always wanted one and as you know I wanted to get him one for his birthday. I think now how wrong I was. Keva and Kovu are my world. They are the best dogs I have ever had. I Have attached a few more pictures for you.
~ “Keva & Kovu's” Angela ~
Veronica's "Ding Dang"
Ding Dang has ended up being such a good girl for Veronica. She is Kiara and Moon River's baby. She was predicted to be about 17 pounds and she is about 18 pounds. So that was pretty close. Veronica is so pleased with Ding Dang that she hopes to get a second puppy from us in the future.
Amy & Steve's “Briar”
Briar is doing great- the vet says he's a healthy healthy boy... Briar has been hiking and snowshoeing with us a bunch and he goes jogging with Steve or I 3-4 times per week. Briar is very active, a great addition to our family, and we love our little boy. Him and Apollo are the best of friends. Hope you like the picture I attached! ~ Amy
Briar has become such a huge part of our family and I could not imagine life without him. He is so much fun, the perfect size for anything! He loves hiking, cuddling, and playing with our Alaskan husky Apollo. We really do love him so much and are so thankful that Kathy brought him into our lives.
“Kathy was an outstanding breeder to work with. It was my first time getting a dog thru a breeder online. Boomer was two time zones and 2000 miles away. Kathy met me at the airport at 4 am to make the transfer happen. She is very caring as a breeder and made it very easy on me. Boomer has been a god send to our family. We have 4 kids but Boomer makes 5. He is definitely one of the family and a hit in our lake community. Thanks, Kathy!“
~ “Boomer's” Paul ~
Ann's “Leeloo” 15 lbs
“Leeloo is an absolute love! She has trained to be my service dog and is about 85% on task with alerts. She is intelligent and sweet. It's fantastic to have her help me and be such a great companion. She handles huge crowds, hospitals, equipment, etc. like a mature dog, but loves to cut loose with my granddaughter...I really appreciate what a wonderful dog she is!” ~ Ann
Note from Kathy:
Ann says that her only real complaint is all the attention that Leeloo attracts when they go out.
Hi, Kathy. I wanted to share a great experience regarding Leeloo. I attended a national women's Parkinson's forum to help direct care protocals specifically for women with PD. It was atteded by neurologists and other related professionals and an equal number of women with PD. Leeloo was the first ever seen med alert dog for Parkinson's. She wowed them with her obedience and attention to her job. She was calm, efficient, and very well received. Her attendance generated much excitement in not only the benefit of a dog to remind for med doses, but as a benefit for alleviating depression and isolation. I am really appreciative of the benefit she brings to my life.
Chanel's “Lolly” 14 lbs
Lolly is wonderful. She has more than warmed up to us. ...other than the usual puppy stuff, she is the perfect pup. She is incredibly smart and is very receptive to training. She knows 10 tricks so far and probably 20 commands... I can't imagine life without Lolly. She goes to work with me and is PERFECT for traveling. ~Chanel
She's great! Such an incredible little dog. I realized why we had such a rough start. Since she was a bit older, she must have bonded with your family and the other pups. But boy o boy is she bonded with us now! … Not sure if it's her or the breed, but she is so intelligent. She knows SO many words. I teach her new ones all the time. You can talk to her and she tries to listen and understand. ~Chanel
Good morning Kathy! I just wanted to let you know that Kibo is doing very very well. He's so smart and knows so many commands. We are in puppy school with him and have had one class so far but he's already learned so many at home...He's such a handsome sweet baby. He's everything and more you said he would be. He's such an amazing gift. Thank you.” ~ Dawn
Kathy, he is pretty much potty trained! No accidents in weeks. He rings the bell with his nose and sits by the door. He is so smart! He loves running errands and sits calmly in the shopping cart and everyone comes over to love on him. He is so special. ~ Dawn
Note from Kathy:
This guy blew away our growth estimate chart! At 11 weeks we charted his estimated adult weight to be 17.2 lbs. He ended up being over 24 lbs.
“Kathy was wonderful to work with. She is quick to respond and really takes great care of the pups! She sent me updates of Ember every week until I was able to bring her home! We still can’t go anywhere without people stopping to give her attention. Ember has such a loving & friendly personality. I can’t imagine my life without her!” ~ Kelsey
Hope your trip into Seattle went well! My goodness Meeko is so much fun! The first day he was a little quiet, I'm sure all the newness was a lot for him to absorb. We had a football tournament this weekend, and took him out to the field he met tons of new people, and made new friends. He is extremely well behaved for a puppy, he had a great time with my friends Shiba Inu, they are going to be best buds....Thanks again for such a wonderful puppy,.. I'll continue to keep in touch and provide updates along the way.
Happy, proud new papa,
Hey Kathy! ...Meeko is so awesome... doesn't really have a relationship yet with Ellie, but he's very curious and sooo jealous. He used to go everywhere I went, but now he follows baby and Emily around. he's gained a few pounds, around 30lbs... he looks like a mini malamute now. Best dog ever... I'm so glad we were able to find you. ... contact me anytime! ~ Matt
That's awesome that you're building a website... I could not have been more thrilled with the process of buying a puppy from you. From start to finish, the process was extremely professional, and we would happily purchase another from you. We absolutely love Meeko, he is an excellent companion, guardian, and valued member of our family. ~ Matt
Candy's “Timber” 26 lbs
“He's extremely smart and is really such a lovebug.” (Regarding behavior) “Mostly he still gets excited when we have company and jumps up on people and is extremely strong so you kinda have to brace yourself when he's coming. But he's very friendly and loves to play fetch. He knew that when he came from you. It was great!” ~ Candy
“You might want to try a spray bottle with water and a bit of vinegar. Whenever he jumps up, say “NO!” and then spritz him with it. Do it every time and he will eventually get the idea... Be sure to praise him when he does good.”
From Kiara & Moon River
I wanted to let you know that Mika is doing great. She has been traveling with us and is so well behaved and sweet. :-) :-) ...Thank you so much for selling her to me, she's my absolute favorite.
Angie and Anika's "Trixie-Luna"
We can't thank you enough for our little Trixie-Luna. She is so wonderful to have in our little family, and has completely made herself at home with us. She is basically potty trained and very rarely has an accident anymore. She is starting to learn commands like sit, stay, up, down, and shake. She doesn't like the word "no", but what kid does, lol. She has lots of toys and different kinds of treats and is even going to bed (crate) when told to. She loves attention and especially belly rubs! She is always making us laugh, she's such a silly girl. ….She is completely healthy, vet says she is right on track with size (13-14 lbs @ 5 months),..We fall more in love with her every day and I don't know what life would be like without her now, it feels like we've had her longer than 3 months, and look forward to the next 15-17 years with her. If we ever get another puppy it will definitely be from you....Thank you again with all my heart.
Angie & Anika
(from Lacey and Zephyr)
Dina adopted "Kona" from us and brought her cousin along who decided to adopt Kona's sister "Olive". The match was a success and I'd like to share just a couple of snippets from our communications. (Kona even goes to work with Dina!)
Oh my gosh, I've had so many dogs and I've never had one this good before. She truly is a blessing... (Potty training:) She's done. She goes to the door. Only 2 accidents first couple of days. She's soooo smart.... I'm so in love with my Kona girl... I can't believe she just sits there so patiently while we are eating and doesn't jump on the plate. My husband, who hates beggars, absolutely adores her and always gives her treats. His heart has melted... I'm so happy my cousin has Olive. They play with each other every week. Let me know when you have more puppies.