The best part were the pictures and short videos we got every few days. We got to watch our litter grow from newborn to clumsy and ridiculously cute 8-week-old pups. We got to visit a week or two before we picked which pup was going to be ours to play and interact with them all.
Then when we DID choose and came to pick her up at 8 weeks, we got a bag filled with everything we needed for the first couple of weeks (longer, actually). Denise and John recognize that we should spend those first weeks bonding with our new family member, not shopping for stuff for her.
This is not a kennel. These dogs have immaculate pedigrees and medical screening certifications. They are also allowed to be dogs. They have run of the farm or live with guardian families as family members and enjoy life to the fullest. I firmly believe that this healthy life breeds healthy puppies. Whelping rooms are inside the farmhouse, and Mama and her pups are protected as much as humanly possible.
I’ve never met a breeder who is so concerned with the homes their puppies are going to. I feel like I’ve gotten a new family member AND a new extended family with Denise, John and all the other puppy parents from our litter.
Our two girls are happy, healthy, and beautiful Australian Labradoodle pups. Even our veterinarian, during our first two visits to them, commented on the temperament, socialization, overall health and wellness, and of course, the beauty of these puppies from Catskill Country Labradoodles.
We definitely recommend Denise and John and Catskill Country Labradoodles - we never need go anywhere else.
Joanne Giovannielli Callahan
Little Joan Jett now Lola, stepped into my home one week ago today, she is delightful. She spreads joy, humor and sunshine and peace. Tiny but feisty, Halona loves her just as much as I do. Lola gets along with all my dogs, she truly is a party girl.
Averie Baird Gachuhi
I am not sure what Denise and John do in the first 8 weeks of their puppies' lives, but they're certainly doing something right! I just spent my first week with Zuri and she has been the sweetest most loving puppy. She was potty trained in days, wants to cuddle all the time, and has already learned several commands - who could ask for a better dog!? Denise and John did such a good job socializing her, introducing her to different sounds and sensations, and kept everyone who was getting puppies from her litter up to date with weekly Zoom calls (to meet the puppies and also take lessons in Puppy 101), sending us weekly emails, and daily photos and videos - who could ask for better breeders?!
I was referred to Catskill Country Labradoodles by a friend and boy was she right in saying that both Denise and John made this experience so wonderful. Not only do they create healthy, beautiful, smart Australian Labradoodles; they clearly love their dogs as their children . They are devoted in making sure we, as new puppy owners , are there every step of the way. Informing us how they are doing, from vet visits and to even sending us a book on the art of puppy training with a stuffed puppy the size they were at week 2 . Their video zoom calls weekly were the highlight of our week. Always answering our questions and even helping us create a puppy litter bond with the other families . Even after our puppy “gotcha day” , Denise has made it clear that she loves all these puppies and would love updates on how they are doing. I highly recommend using them and if they sold sweatshirts that said “ my puppy is a Catskill Country Labradoodle “ I would wear it in pride! Thank you Denise and John!