Testimonials

    The House of Doodles is pleased to share some of our puppy owner's correspondence and photos with you. We are committed to providing our puppies and their new forever families the best possible care and information. We love hearing from our puppy families about all their activities and achievements. Our puppies go from our loving home to yours with the latest information on puppy ownership and care.


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Letters from our Doodle Families

July 30, 2013
Hello Fran!
It has been 4.5 weeks since we brought little June-bug home and, while she still misses her siblings, she has acclimated to life as a member of the Taylor "pack". She was completely house trained by 11 weeks old (we used Poochie Bells) and has made many new furry friends! She is growing like a weed and still has the most beautiful, silky coat. We pet her for hours! Her and Farrah are inseparable (and always supervised). She is spoiled rotten already, and has never been alone for more than 3 hours! And, like all puppies, has an insatiable chewing habit. Thankfully no damage has occurred and we have discovered some great new toys, too. I have to tell you, we have received beaucoup compliments. Not only in regards to her beauty, but also her quality. It is truly noticeable that she comes from a place of love. The time and attention that your puppies receive shows 100%! Even our vet asked where she came from, and we gladly told her. Word of mouth recommendations for you will continue to spread through us. Thank you again, for everything!
Fondly,
The Taylor clan
P.S. we look forward to a play date, once obedience classes are completed :)
Jordan McVeigh Taylor

December 2012
Dear Fran,
I hope this note finds you well and happy. Do you have plans for the Christmas holiday? Any puppies? We think of you often and always talk about coming out to visit.
We have been traveling a lot this year and Lilly has been the perfect little traveler. Other than the fact that she refuses to eat while we are on the road. poor baby. She is now loved by many family members in Ohio and Michigan. She has had one adventure after another. She really is the perfect dog and I can't tell you how much we love her.
Blessings,
Deb

May 3, 2012
Subject: James
Hi Fran, I think about you often, admiring your professionalism. You are really good at what you do and the proof is in the James. James is sweet, affectionate and goofy. His fur is still soft, lightening with remaining patches of apricot at the ears and saddle. He loves to sit on your feet while chewing a bone. And he's a good swimmer and retriever. Atticus hugs him every chance he gets. Even though he's nearing 20 pounds (of long legs and fur, as far as I can), Atticus still likes to cradle him like a baby and carry him around. And James doesn't object. He is basically a lap dog who has outgrown our laps. We are still hoping we can leave James with you in August when we plan to go out of town for ten days, if that is still convenient for you. Norman is hugely in love with James and, to my alarm, has already mentioned getting another dog as a James companion. As the primary caretaker of James, Atticus and Norman, I may not be there yet. But you never know.
Best regards,
Barbara

April 22, 2012
Subject: Hello
Hello Fran, I hope this email finds you well. Your ears must be ringing because every time I go out with Miles and Teddy ( his big brother) people stop to ask me what kind of dogs are they and where can they get one. The last person I gave your contact information to was my neighbor Linda Yusman, her 17 year chocolate lab died recently and she wants a medium labradoodle like Miles to keep her yorkie company : ) I looked at your site and saw that you are going to be breeding the handsome Fred this spring so I told her to call you soon to reserve a puppy ahead of time. I attached a few pictures of Miles from his first boat outing in Key West 2 weeks ago. At the end of the day he was pooped out and fell asleep on a mop. Miles is the sweetest and most docile dog, he loves to jump on Teddy, bite his hair and pull on his ears but it's just for fun : ) We absolutely LOVE him!!! I wish we could get more doodles from you.....
All the best!
Kiki

December 9, 2010
Subject: Happy Tails
We really are enjoying him. He is such a happy dog. My 5 year old granddaughter likes to do tricks with him. She can tell him to "sit", "stay", or "down" and he does it for her. The only times he barks, though, is when I am in a room that he can't get in (we have baby gates on almost all of our doors due to Beau and 5 grandchildren 5 years old and younger). He has chosen me for his person and must be in the same room that I am in. I don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but his whiskers are turning more brown. He is very intelligent and loves to please me and to play. He would be a lap dog if we would let him. One question I have - He gets a bath about once a week ( he likes his bath), and I towel him off and blow dry him for 30-45 min. and he is still damp. Is there an easier (quicker) way to do this? He is loving this cool weather. He likes to run and chase squirrels and birds and eat acorns. Every morning he walks with me to the end of our long driveway to get the newspaper. On mornings when it is raining he will go to the back door, where his leash is hanging and whine to go walking and is very disappointed if I drive to get the paper and don't walk with him. I have recommended this breed to several people. I hope to get some better pictures for you. He really is beautiful.
Marilyn

October 30, 2010
Subject: pictures of Rudy
Hi Fran,
Hope all is well. I'm finally getting around to sending you a few pictures of Rudy. I was in the dog park last week and got so many compliments for him - especially for his unusual chocolate coat! One girl asked me for your information as she is thinking of getting one. I told her of the wonderful experience we had with you and how pleased we were to get Rudy. I didn't catch her name but I hope she reaches out to you. I now keep the batch of business cards you gave me in my car in the event someone asks.

I see Samie and Philosopher will soon be having another litter. I hope they have a litter as beautiful as Rudy and have the same tempermant. He is absolutely a joy to have and such a big part of our family.

Take care,
Lisa

October 3, 2010
From: Laurie Luca
Hey Fran,
Zep is doing great! Hope you got the pic but will send more when I can. He is so smart! He was the smartest in his puppy class, and the youngest! Thank you so much for him!
Peace and love,
Laurie

May 11, 2009
Hey Fran,
Chesney is doing great. He has been to the beach, which he seemed to like, and looked like a little drowned rat after swimming in a 2 foot puddle! Cute though! He's been on the boat twice now, and really seems to love it. He is so calm, just seemed like he had always been on a boat from the first moment. He just finds himself a spot, and lays down. Today we went offshore, and he got to see a fish up close. Not sure he cared, I was mostly trying to get the thing out before a hook went flying! He did really good though! To date, he has not woken me up at night at all since that 3rd night. He gets up every morning when the first child stirs, usually the little on, at 6:30. He has just turned out to be a perfect dog! I think once he loses those little needles for teeth, it will be great. Adam has a little trouble with them, b/c he is the dog's size and Chesney seems to think he is a litter mate sometimes and puppy nips him. He was 16 pounds already on Thurs. at the vets! One of the girls up front just went crazy over him, and labeled him her new favorite dog in the clinic! We also took him to the ballfield, and he seemed to gather a crowd there too! I may need to get him a styling pair of sunglasses and a bodyguard before it is all said and done! Needless to say, I am really happy with him and think he is really happy with us! I am sending you a couple pics, I hope they come thru! Hope all is well!
Take care, and Happy Mother's Day!
Amy

November 23, 2008
Hi Fran,
We are doing great!!! Tebow is such a wonderful addition to our family and brings so much joy to us all. He just “graduated” from his puppy training classes and he will move up to the next round after the holidays. He is fully housetrained, and has mastered sit, down, off and walking properly on his leash. The trainer was so impressed with his intelligence and the way he is so tender yet responsive to the kids. He will also be getting neutered after the holidays. Here are a couple of old photos and a new one that we just took. Let me know if you have a problem viewing them.
Have a great Thanksgiving holiday.
- Marnie Herren

November 21, 2008
Fran,
Here are some pic's of our little girl on her 1st birthday. She is quite the dog, smart and loving. Loves riding in the car, loves vegetables including dill pickles. She is a talker, lets us know when its time to go out and when Kath go out she whines and when she returns Kasey really gives her the buisness with a growly lecture, really funny to watch. She is also a pillow hog, if one of us gets up during the night she immediantly is on the pillow and its hard to make her move, she sleeps on her back with all 4 legs in the air. GREAT FAMILY ADDITION.She really needs a playmate but we are going to wait on that for a while. Will be sending more pic's can only send 3 at a time. Hope all is well.
Walt & Kathy Densmore

November 17, 2008
Dear Fran and Ralph,
Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know what a perfect little lady we have in Lilly. It's hard to believe she's only five months old, we feel like she's been part of our family forever. She is the belle of the neighborhood and everyone adores her. Her manners are impeccable for a pup her age. Her coat feels like silk and she draws compliments from everyone she meets. She prances around like the diva she is although she is always ready for a romp with her boy "Tony". I still can't believe she doesn't shed! And as far as Tony's allergies are concerned, we've never had a problem. Thank you so much for listening to our needs and supplying us with the sweetest little girl we could have asked for. Our Lilly is an answer to our prayers. She sleeps in her crate in her boy's bedroom and is sure to wake him up each morning at 6:45, giving her just enough time for a little love before he heads out for school. In the afternoon she stands by the back door eager to jump in the car and once again greet her boy after school lets out. Most of the school kids know her by now and call out to her as we wait in the car line. She really is a celebrity here in Hobe Sound. Our favorite restaurant even pulls up a chair for her in the outdoor dining area.
Blessings, love and prayers, Deb, Tom, Tony and his girl Lilly
PS. Okay, she's much bigger than I'd hoped for but she is such a lover. Will she ever figure out that she's not a lap dog?

May 30, 2008
Dear Fran and Ralph,
Thank you so much for letting us visit with you and your family today. We fell head over heels in love with Cody. All of the dogs were beautiful and so well mannered. Cody is a real gentleman and behaved so nicely. You have done a great job with your babies. So far so good with the Asthma/allergies. Tony said his nose was itching this evening but as of this writing he is not reacting negatively. Hooray!
Blessings!
Deb and Tony
PS. Tony said "Mom, that girl at Cody's house was so nice. She likes Pokeman"

April 21, 2008
Fran,
I am glad you finally got the pictures! Hope to see them on your new website, it looks great! Buddy is great, he is part of the family and we love him so much. He is such a good boy! It's hard to believe he is 5 months already and he is so big! We are due at the vet again and I am anxious to see how much he weighs. He is a very active puppy but a good listener, he loves to jump on everyone and everything currently so we are trying to work on that. He sits for us and is a pretty good listener. We think about you a lot!
Hope all is well and please keep in touch!
Sharyn

Feb. 10, 2008
Fran,
Thought you might like a update on Kasey. She is really feeling at home, sticks to Kathy like glue. She really love's her food including raw potatoes, bell peppers and one of favorite's ice cubes. She is very active and loves all her toys (bear is still her favorite) likes taking them outside and bringing lava rocks back in. She is responding well to her name. Her coat is starting to change on her ears, head and all the way back to her hips to a light rust. She lets us know when she has to go out and she is mastering the doggie door, love to chase and retrieve anything we toss and will play until she has to lay down. Pic's include her sleeping, learning, and with her first "BIG DOG BONE" which really keeps her busy, she keeps us both laughing. She has a vet appt on the 22nd and will update you again after that.
Thank you so much again.
Walt, Kathy & Kasey

Feb 6, 2008
Lucy's first week in her new home. She is wonderful and is growing at an amazing rate. She and Roxy, our 3 year old GSD, are getting along great and seem to love playing together. Hope all is well.
Sincerely,
Ray and Meghann

Jan. 28, 2008
Fran,
Hope you are doing well. As you can see Willie is growing and is as handsom as ever. Photos were taken last Saturday. Best regards,
Larry

Jan. 9, 2008
Fran,
These photos were taken last Saturday. Willie's coat is turning out just perfect and as we hoped. He really is an incredible dog. He rules the house with the shear force of his good looks and personality. Also he has no problem getting his photo taken. Best regards,
Larry