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Brain Injury Alliance Gala 2018

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

On Saturday, November 3rd, we were honored to attend the annual Brain Injury Alliance Gala, held in Seattle, which we have attended for the past several years. This event brings together colleagues, practitioners, and Brain Injury survivors along with their families and caregivers for an evening of success stories, triumphs and perseverance. It is so very special and humbling to run into families from years past who have brought a Manor Lake puppy into their lives and the love and support they receive from them.

Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles is proud to show our support to this extraordinary organization this year with the donation of two of our Manor Lake puppies. Overall, over $535,000 was raised on this magical evening which will go directly to Brain Injury Alliance of WA services and support and will significantly impact the lives of survivors and their families.

We would like to specially thank Deborah, Allison and the entire BIAWA Board, Staff and Volunteers for always being so gracious and making this a fun and special night for us and our puppies. Until next year!


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Manor Lake “Meet/Greet” Saturday, October 27

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Our clients have asked and we have listened! Come and spend a fun day with us “Open House” style from 10:00am until 2:00pm as we are hosting a “meet and greet” opportunity for you to come and meet Kim, some of our staff members and of course the stars of the event – some of our adorable and wonderful Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle puppies and dogs! Advance application approval is required to attend. Lynden location will be provided with approved applications. Please complete your application from our website and indicate your interest to attend the Meet and Greet. We look forward to meeting you! Current and potential future clients welcome. Email us with questions at


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Don’t Miss the Krewe of Barkus Parade!

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

BarkusIf you’re able to make it to New Orleans for the 2016 Mardi Gras celebration, make sure that you schedule your visit to coincide with the Krewe of Barkus parade on January 31.

The Krewe of Barkus is an amazing Mardi Gras parade featuring dogs dressed in a common parade theme. Last year’s theme was Barkus Wars: Return of the K9which — according to Manor Lake’s own Kim Kochman who was there for the festivities — was an exceedingly enjoyable event.

The Krewe of Barkus (a krewe is an organization responsible for putting on parades and floats — Mardi Gras has hundreds of them) was started in 1993 as a way of  promoting the adoption and rescue of homeless animals in New Orleans.

Like most krewes, the Krewe of Barkus has an annual king and queen, and only rescued dogs are allowed to write an essay for me reign as queen, which is a phenomenal tradition. This year’s king was a 12-year-old wirehaired Dachshund named Andouille Lemarie (Dewie) and the queen was a gorgeous Labrador/Pit bull  mix named Ashley.

The parade is a wonderful way to enjoy Mardi Gras, celebrate dogs, and to help support homeless animals. You don’t want to miss it. And we’d love to see the parade taken over by Australian Labradoodles!


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Manor Lake’s Community Commitment

Friday, May 29th, 2015

CharriceManor Lake was excited to donate a puppy to the Whatcom County Boys and Girls Club, Key to Our Future Gala.

The Key to Our Future theme echoed the Boys and Girls Club desire to provide kids with programs and resources to help unlock their potential and empower them to discover their future goals.

The gala was held to raise funds for all the club’s yearly activities—and it was a smashing success! There were nearly 500 attendees and the event raised more than $300,000. In fact, just the Sponsor-A-Child portion of the fundraiser, alone, raised over $90,000.

Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles is proud to be part of such an important and worthwhile community event.

BONUS: Pictured holding the puppy we donated is our own, Charrice. If you’ve called Manor Lake any time in the last nine months, she’s probably the one you’ve spoken with!

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Manor Lake Gives Back to Wounded Warrior

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles Gives Back

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Here at Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles we love giving back to our community to help those around us as much as we can. We have  responsibly donated an Australian Labradoodle Puppy recently to a wounded veteran, James, who is heavily involved in the Wounded Warrior Project. James’ wife, Shannon, contacted us about his husband and how he suffers from PTSD and other issues. He was looking for a companion to help him deal with his condition.

Our dogs are perfect candidates for therapy work with their sweet dispositions, high intelligence, asthma and allergy friendliness, and no to low shedding, easy train ability, excellent and loyal family companions, and of course their eagerness to please.

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For more details about the puppy we donated to James, check out our recent blog post.

For more information on this amazing organization, click the link below:

We look forward to hearing about James and his progress with his new companion, Tango!

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Manor Lake on Pinterest!

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Have you been following us on Pinterest? Our Pinterest is full of dog safety tips, articles, DIY dog related projects and recipes, pictures of Manor Lake dogs and customer testimonials. Check out our Pinterest boards by clicking the logo below:


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Australian Labradoodle Association of America Facebook

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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Did you know that the Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA) has a Facebook page? The page is full of helpful articles, dog treat recipes, new members, and special events. Check it out!








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Dog Friendly San Francisco

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Did you know that San Francisco made the list for the Top 10 Most Dog Friendly Cities, ranking in at #8? For all of you that live in the San Francisco area or are looking to travel to the area, we wanted to share some dog-friendly hotels and restaurants to take your furry friend!

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One of our favorite websites for dog-friendly places such as restaurants, bars, cafes, and more, is and our featured city today is San Francisco, CA!

To check out some dog friendly restaurants, check out the website here

Looking for a place to stay in San Francisco, check out some dog friendly hotels,  check out the website here



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ALAA Photo Contest! (Ends 12/19)

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Have you voted in the Australian Labradoodle Association of America’s (ALAA) photo contest? Voting ends at the end of the day tomorrow (Thursday, December 19th, PST) and we will announce the winner on Friday, December 20th!


To vote, check out the contest here!



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Manor Lake Attends The 12th Southern California Doodle Romp

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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On Saturday, September 7th, Manor Lake Breeder/Owner Kim Kochman along with her assistant Melissa attended the 12th Southern California Doodle Romp in sunny Malibu, CA. The Doodle Romp is open to all doodle owners, not just exclusively breeders. The Doodle Romp was full of contests, charity auctions, and of course ADORABLE labradoodles! Below are some pictures of the fun event!

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Kim Kochman holding Manor Lake Boston and Hobbes (right) posing for the camera!

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Manor Lake Hobbes had to stop and pose for a picture!

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More pictures to come!

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