There is always room for one more dog....
Lauren has been 'raising' puppies since she was a little girl. While other girls were pushing around baby strollers, she was busy organizing all of her 'pets' into their neatly arranged pens set up all over her bedroom. Each pet always had a name and a special place in her heart. Lauren has always had dogs in the family and she loves to walk, train, groom, and learn anything she can about her pups. Lauren is a Registered Nurse with a BScN from McMaster University.
Brad is a dedicated 3rd generation dairy farmer and he is always ready with a helping hand or an encouraging word! He has been taking care of living creatures since he was old enough to walk, and you couldn't keep him away from his work and his animals if you tried! He has received a hands-on education in animal husbandry and agriculture at Guelph University's Ridgetown Campus. He has previous education and experience as an animal nutritionist. Brad is an able bovine midwife (or 'midhoof'!), and his skills in animal husbandry are often transferable to our dogs. Brad has always had dogs and puppies growing up.
Together, Lauren & Brad have raised and trained puppies, adult dogs, re-homes, and rescues. The dogs get lots and lots of love and attention and are involved in almost every aspect of our daily life. Each puppy also receives daily time and handling- ensuring that they are forming loving bonds with people and are introduced to basic training and external stimulation.
Why puppies? First of all, we absolutely love having puppies around! Our puppies live with us in our home with designated outdoor play time in our yard as they grow. Secondly, we are committed to raising quality puppies with excellent health and temperament. We are life-long learners and believe that the care of our dogs should be grounded in evidenced based research and best practice veterinary standards. Finally, we want to help families find the perfect long-lasting companion and support them throughout their dog's life. Our goal is to ensure that each puppy and family receives our dedicated time, love, and attention. We take pride in our relationship with the families of our puppies: we send lots of pictures and updates and we also ensure that education and follow-up is available after the puppy enters their forever home.