Doodle Family: We are most proud of the "continuing" relationship with the animals we have bred, raised, and loved and the good folks who adopted them. By emails, letters, telephone calls, and return visits to our Virginia farm the extended "family" share their Doodle experiences, both the many joys and the occasional setbacks.
Ellie Rose has turned out to be wonderful and beautiful in every way! She has passed her first test towards becoming a certified Pet Therapy dog. She is so much fun and a crazy girl! You may recall we lost our beloved labradoodle, also from Gleneden, suddenly last May and did not believe we could ever love another dog again. Ellie has totally won our hearts and healed them. Her hair is gorgeous and everyone comments on it. She only weighs around 36lbs.
Wayburn's of Brentwood, TN (6/23/17)
Feeling guilty I have never submitted any pictures of my beloved friend, Kosi (like “cozy”) who just turned 8 this week. He is the 2nd doodle I have had the pleasure of having in my life from Gleneden. I have included a picture of him from you website 8 years ago when I chose him, a picture of him when I picked him up at the airport and a couple of his adventurous life in Idaho ever since. He has been a life-changer for me and I am so grateful to Gleneden. I look forward to the day I visit your farm!
David Olson (4/11/16)
Here’s Beau in all his glory. He’s acclimated to life up here in the Northeast very well. He loves everyone and everyone loves him. We live in a loft where there are 25 apartments, many kids and many dogs. Do I need to tell you who’s the cutest of them all-don’t think so! I remember writing to you because he wasn’t eating well. He now would eat the ranch if we let him. Everyday is another special one with Beau. He keeps us on our toes and laughing like crazy. He’s our second amazing Labradoodle from Gleneden and we’re very grateful for your special pups.
Warm regards, Susan, John and Beau Seligman -Hastings on Hudson, NY (2/18/17)
Two and a half years ago, I was blessed to have one of your pups come my way, after someone else couldn’t take her.
She is just a treasure and every single day she makes me smile... cuddly, naughty, smart, and just a joy to have... thank you!
She has a ton of energy, and I searched for something for her to focus on... she does well scenting, but was still distracted pretty easily... a few weeks ago we tried dock diving, since when she had her life vest on, she was fearless in Long Island Sounds... not even good sized waves deterred her.
So I thought you might enjoy seeing Calliope’s sport of choice. This was her very first jump, clearing 12’....and couldn’t wait to do it again and again. The owners of the facility asked us to come back in three days for a competition... she came home with 2 ribbons for qualifying jumps toward her ranking! I’m just glad we’ve found something she loves to do.
She is the best dog and companion ever!
All my best....and thank you! Alison Gould (5/24/18)
Teddy & Cody
My kids wanted me to send u pictures of both our dogs we got from u. They would love to see them on ur website. Teddy (our Goldendoodle) is 5 months old and Cody (our labradoodle) is 9 1/2 years old. Teddy is very, very active and so darn cute. The puppy loves his big brother, Cody. Cody is just getting used to his baby brother. Cody is afraid to close his eyes cause he is afraid he will miss something the puppy is getting.
Lauri Richmond - Reisterstown, MD (8/8/17)
Morgan and Ace
Morgan, at 11 years young, is tolerant of the youngster, but when they play, he enjoys the competition and company. The daytime dog bed is getting too small, but then, Ace will have to fend for himself. He is very special in my estimation. He’s quite intelligent. He learns quickly, words and deeds. He has a beautiful gait. When he trots along, it’s really special. He reminds me of a horse trotting. His markings are so interesting. I can’t get over the spots that do not transfer to the hair. I said to our groomer to check the spots on his belly, he said “You should see him wet!" His coat is lovely…straight and soft hair, not at all curly.
Smart and clever, cute as a button (and getting bigger)….they get equal time and Morgan is such a good boy and helper. Ace is adorable and I promise not to spoil him….Morgan will make sure of that. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your matching my new puppy desire to such a cool dog!
Many thanks and to Bill too….. Sue Medbery (3/25/18)
Thank you for connecting us with our sweet puppy. Lily has named him Skippy - because he hops and skips - also she liked the name Peanut (for his mother) so it’s Skippy Peanut Butter Venzke.
Skippy is settling in well. No problems eating. We are working on the house training - which we know will take a while.
Here are a few pictures of Skippy. Lily is overjoyed as you can see. We had a lot of fun playing in the backyard and exploring the neighborhood. He is so friendly with people and neighborhood dogs. Everyone at our pet store fell in love with him. He snuggled up with Lily after the big walk/adventure. Skippy is exactly the dog she dreamed of.
You’ve made a little girl (and her parents) so happy!
We picked Lucy out almost 14 years ago (Thanksgiving 2004). We came in looking for a golden, medium sized doodle, but we all fell in love and left with this adorable, little black puppy. We failed to look at the size of her paws! Anyway, the rest is history. Lucy is the best dog ever. We’ve enjoyed all the journeys and stages in her life. We are now in her golden years...she is deaf and the back legs can’t make it up too many steps, but we still enjoy our walks, trips to the beach, and serious games of tug o war (I haven’t won yet). We recently had the opportunity to drive across the country with her. She told us she had always wanted to see the Grand Canyon. Can’t thank you enough for introducing her to our family.
The Camberns (5/26/18)
Just wanted to fill you in and share some pictures that Teddy is doing fantastic. He continues to be very healthy, energetic, and friendly. He Is responding well to being housebroken and learning some tricks. We love him and he’s been a great addition to the family.
Hope all is well with you and you have a great summer.
Drew and Kelley Young (5/24/18)