Check out this article featured in the Newton Kansan about one of our pups, Zoey!
Baxter has been a wonderful addition to our family. He is loved by everyone. He is such a people person and good watch dog. He makes friends wherever he goes. He has also earned the nick name “Alf”. Baxter is smart, fluffy, personable, tries to talk, and has various facial expressions which reminds us of “Alf”.
We take him to the lake; he is not much of swimmer, yet. However, he loves to get wet. He will play with the water from a sprinkler or garden hose. He tries to bite the water, but by the time he is done playing, he is completely soaked and thinks it was the greatest thing. He also enjoys grabbing shoes and digging into trash cans. I bought trash cans with lids, unfortunately due to the smart breed of dog we have, he figured out how to open them! When he plays with the shoe, he will shake it while the laces are in his mouth. This will cause the shoe to hit him, and he will start growling at it. What’s hilarious about this is his growl sounds like Jet Ski idling in the water!
He has a GREAT personality and is truly LOVED by our family. I love how he gazes into your eyes with love, when he is being petted. He’s assuming!
Jannel Munk for Baxter, Kansas City
I haven't had a dog since I was in the eight grade! I am now 38 and my wife and I and our one year old son are the proud parents of Grover our "doodle". From the first day of leaving Molly's ranch, Grover was an instant best friend and constant companion. He is an alarm clock, walking partner, play buddy for my son, athlete at the park, mild mannered guy who never once went doodle in the house:)! He gives the best hugs and is quite a diplomat around the house. All I can say about Grover is he is now part of the family and I can't remember what life was like before him. Thanks Molly!
Blake, Leslie, and George, Charlottesville, Virginia
Thank you so much for giving our puppy, True, such an amazing start in life. He is the embodiment of love and joy. My daughter and I get compliments on his good behavior from everyone he meets, but we know that we are only partially responsible. The tender loving care that True received from the day he was born has made him the wonderful puppy that he is today.
True is the star of his puppy class, playful, social, and smart. He is always the pup that shows the other puppies how it should be done. At my art gallery in Kansas City, True is part of the staff. He comes to work with me everyday, chooses his favorite art pick (which we then post on the gallery's facebook page), plays with his toys, naps and personally greets everyone who stops by, often rolling on his back to present his tummy for a rub. In short, he is perfect! Everyone that we meet wants a dog like True and we tell them all that Cottonwood Labradoodles is the breeder they need to know.
Sherry, Kansas City, MO
Timmy could not be doing better! He has adjusted to us without any problems. He sleeps through the night in his crate. We take him for three walks a day, and he stays on my right side and does not pull the leash at all, just walks along like the little gentleman that he is. Jan just loves him, and Timmy has started loving her right from the start! He goes out in the morning and picks up my paper and brings it right into the family room. Our Vet just loved him! You have done a remarkable job with having them ready for us and their new owners. I am a very happy man! He is the hit of all the neighborhood. "
We are so delighted to have had the opportunity to know our Cottonwood Labradoodle, Henry, from the moment he was born. It has been amazing to watch him grow and learn; to go from curious, thoughtful—almost introspective—puppy, to sweet, humorous, and energetic one-year-old. Even all grown up, he still sits back on his hind quarters, tilting his head from side to side, as if listening intently to every conversation. Henry has been our right-hand man, riding shot-gun for all our long road trips. He’s helped us plant a garden and is great with our chickens. Additionally, he is friendly to all other animals and loves people more than anything else. Everywhere we go people want to know where we found such a handsome fellow; they are even more impressed when they feel his silky coat. Henry is a great snuggler, hiker, fetching-machine, and LOVES the water! Henry has been such a wonderful addition to our lives; where we would be without him and his sugary smile!
~ Mary and Andy, Vienna, Illinois
I wanted to thank you both again for the most wonderful dog adoption experience! Charlie is doing great and has adjusted well to his new home and "litter mates." He is so well behaved and adjusted that I can't seem to get over it. He has been sleeping through the night without a problem and made it through his first tornado warning with only minimal whining. If only our children were as well behaved. He loves going for long walks and has been doing so well on the leash. He passed his first vet exam with flying colors as well. We are so impressed! Scott worked on the garden today and Charlie was worn out running around the yard with the boys. We have decided that he considers our four year old, Kian, his little master and our two year old, JeanLuc, his litter mate. They are having so much fun with him and Kian can't stop saying that he is "the cutest dog I ever had". (This would be the only dog he ever had) Speaking of winning over people, my mother has decided that Charlie is so well behaved that he is even allowed over to her house to visit and has been going on walks with us! (This is the woman who was sure she couldn't bond with a dog!) I am not sure what kind of spell you send with your puppies but you sure are doing everything right. Thank you again for everything,
~Javine, Scott, Kian, JeanLuc and Charlie Parsons, KS
Zoey is such a joy in our lives. She is very smart, learns quickly and has become a very important part of our family. Zoey is gradually increasing the time she spends at work at Schowalter Villa, a continuing care retirement community. She goes to work with Treva 2 to 3 days per week now. She is an absolute sweetheart and everyone who meets her loves her. The residents are always interested in knowing about her and ask where she is if she is not with us. We were very pleased with the way Molly at Cottonwood Labradoodles helped us plan Zoey's transition from her life there to her life with us and her work at Schowalter Villa. Molly gave several great recommendations for a successful transition and got us started in our plan for Zoey's training as a therapy dog. We highly recommend Cottonwood Labradoodles, this has been an outstanding experience!
~Treva and Leon, Wichita, Kansas
Zoey is settling in really well after getting to know us. Monday evening I took her over to the Villa in the evening and she got to see Treva and meet the board members and make a wonderful impression.Tuesday I brought her over to get a picture taken and as you can see she looks pretty happy to be here. And everyone was so happy to catch a glimpse of ‘our new puppy’. It is fun to see the feeling of ownership and delight. A lot of people were impressed and commented on her calmness and wonderful temperament (including myself)! Thanks for all the wonderful foundation work that you did to prepare her for this day!
Sharon, Zoey’s Aunt (Schowalter Villa, Hesston, KS)
I can't believe Lucy Lou is almost a year old! The care and attention she was given at Cottonwood Labradoodles in her first months truly gave her a great start in obedience and social skills. She is the first puppy that I've had in my house (her older brother was a rescue at a year old.) I still have no idea what people mean when they talk about the terrors of potty training! On day one, Lucy Lou learned the acceptable, outdoor location to potty, and besides one or two mistakes due to my inattention, we've had no accidents! Lucy Lou's sweet disposition makes it a joy to work with her in obedience training. She picks up commands quickly and is eager to please. She is also a great player with other dogs at our local dog park. Lucy Lou has not met a stranger yet, but does show strong loyalty to myself and my other dog. Lucy Lou has remained small on the scale for Labradoodles- weighing in at 20 pounds. However, this does not keep her from swimming and playing with larger dogs. Bringing Lucy Lou into my house, with my other dog, was a wonderful decision, as her presence has been a daily blessing. I am so thankful to Cottonwood Labradoodles for providing such a great start for Lucy Lou.
~ Anna, Wichita, Kansas