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People Love Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

The reviews are in and people are in love with their Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle companions.

We’re regularly sent updates and reviews and they have wonderful things to say about working with us.

Here are a few of the many five-star reviews from our Facebook page:

“Couldn’t be happier with Moose! I am so thoroughly impressed with my Labradoodle I would love another!”—Jean

“I couldn’t be happier and couldn’t have a happier, smarter, wonderful pet. Manor Lake is the real deal. They are the BEST in the business.”—Jacob

“Today, I was asked by my niece to recommend a breeder. I told her this and I want to tell you too “If I was looking to bring a new member into our family, I would call Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles! I trust Kim with helping me find the right fit for my family.” Communicate with Manorlake and they will help you with the process to make sure both you and your new baby are perfect for each other!”—Allison

“We couldn’t love our Murphy more, he is one of the family! He is incredibly smart and loyal as well as sweet and lovable.”—Rachel

“Would not hesitate getting another “family member” from Manor Lake! Kevin makes a great impression on everyone he meets! He is “the best” puppy ever! I can at last wear black and not be covered in fur or dog hair!! Perfect “boy” for our family!”—Barb

“I don’t think there are words for what Manor Lake has done for us. Thank you just isn’t enough.”—Shannon

“Manor Lake Piece of Cake (Sara Lee) is quite possibly the perfect animal. She is loving, calm, happy and absolutely gorgeous. I can’t go out in public without being stopped by people who agree that she’s perfect!”—Donnie

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“We Love Our Australian Labradoodle!”

Friday, March 20th, 2015

HaileyThat moment when someone sees their Australian Labradoodle for the first time is magic! The excitement and instant bond is tangible.

We love to hear stories and updates from families about their new companions—stories like this one:

“We just wanted to share one of our favorite pics of Hailey. She just turned 5 months and she is a doll. We absolutely love the dog Hailey has become, and each day we can’t believe the joy she brings into our lives, and the lives of everyone she encounters.

People ask to take her picture, and tell us almost every day she is the cutest dog they have ever seen. She’s perpetually happy, playful, and loving. We recently took her to Cannon Beach, OR for her first romp off leash on the beach, and she was amazing under voice command.

She made lots of friends (dogs and people) and she was a great hotel guest, as she’s crate trained and sleeps anywhere as long as she has her crate. She attended four puppy classes, and upon graduation her teacher told us she was the friendliest dog in the class. We use the gentle leader from time to time, and that helps her stay focused on our commands.

We tell everyone who asks where we got her, and rave about the job you all do to ensure your pups have a great spirit and are wonderful companions. Thank you!”

It’s stories like these that keep us going—keep ‘em coming!

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6 Potentially Hazardous Holiday Foods for Dogs

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

ChristmasDoodleIt’s the holiday season, and you know what that means—social gatherings and tons of food. As anyone with dogs can tell you, unattended food can provide a temptation that’s too hard for even the most well-trained dog to resist.

VetStreet.com has a list of holiday treats that you want to make sure you keep far away from your pups:

  • Chocolate: This common holiday delicacy is one of the most common causes of canine poisoning. Caffeine and the chemical compound theobromine provide a dangerous one-two punch to your dog’s system. The darker the chocolate, the more dangerous it is, but there is no amount—or type—of chocolate that’s acceptable for your puppy. Even small amounts of chocolate can lead to vomiting and diarrhea, and greater amounts can cause hyperactivity, tremors, high blood pressure, seizures, respiratory failure, and cardiac arrest.
  • Macadamia Nuts: Be mindful of that plate of cookies or bowl of chocolate covered nuts. Within 12 hours of ingesting macadamia nuts, dogs can develop weakness, depression, vomiting, ataxia, tremors, and/or hyperthermia.
  • Caffeine: In the average household, there are so many ways a dog can find caffeine. Not only can they stumble upon a half-drunk cup of coffee or tea, they can find it in dietary supplements, chocolate-covered espresso beans, soda, or other candies. Depending on the dose, ingesting caffeine can be fall anywhere on a spectrum from moderately dangerous to life threatening with symptoms including hyperactivity (no surprise), restlessness, vomiting, elevated heart rate, elevated blood pressure, tremors, seizures, and collapse.
  • Unbaked bread dough: Take care when baking bread or any other doughy treats requiring yeast. Not only is your dog’s stomach the perfect environment for dough to rise, creating dangerous blockages, enzymes in the yeast convert the dough’s sugar into ethanol (alcohol) and can result in ethanol toxicosis. The symptoms of toxicosis can include vomiting, loss of coordination, loss of bladder control, behavioral changes, and central nervous system depression.
  • Alcohol: Obviously, if the ethanol in unbaked dough is dangerous, so is any form of alcohol. You’ll want to make sure people are setting their drinks out of reach, and watch the spiked egg nog. Symptoms are the same as those for ethanol toxicosis including vomiting, loss of coordination, loss of bladder control, behavioral changes, and central nervous system depression—and severe cases can lead to coma, seizures and death.
  • Sugar-free items containing Xylitol: While safe for humans, the sugar substitute Xylitol (used in things like chewable vitamins, sugar-free gum, and throat lozenges—as well as many baking recipes) is extremely harmful to dogs. When eaten by a dog, Xylitol can create a surge of insulin and create a drop in blood sugar in as little as 15 minutes. Just 3 grams can prove fatal to a 65 lb. canine—depending on the manufacturer, that’s as little as 8–10 pieces of gum!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And if you’re careful, it can be a great season for your beloved canine, too!

Happy holidays!

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Best Buds- Manor Lake Toby and Manor Lake Brutus!

Monday, March 10th, 2014
Looks like Manor Lake Brutus and Manor Lake Toby are two peas in a pod! They love to play together and just had to stop and pose for a picture. Thank you so much for the picture, Mimi! 
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Manor Lake Available Puppy!

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

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This adorable medium apricot male is currently available! For more information about this handsome boy, please e-mail us at kim@manorlakelabradoodles.com or call us at either 360-303-0497 or 360-594-1302. Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday! 

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Update on Manor Lake Maisy!

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Hi Kim:
Maisy is the PERFECT puppy for us! I’m attaching a few pics of this darling girl who is the rave of the dog parks here in Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights. Owners and dogs alike love her spirit and her look…she is irresistible and she thinks she is as big as the biggest dog in the park. (all 9 pounds of her..she has doubled her weight since coming home).
She travels well and flew home with me (on my lap sound asleep) on the red-eye from Seattle.
She’s such a little athlete too…running with the pack, chasing balls, retrieving for a treat. We’ve had record snow here (for NYC) and she loves it.

Thank you for doing what you do in producing such a gem of a dog.

Jane 

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Ten Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving Leftovers-PetMD.com

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching us, which we know is a hard time not to give in to your dog’s sad eyes when they look up at you during dinner time. Some leftover scraps aren’t bad for dogs so if you do give in, here are the top ten tips from PetMD.com on what is safe and unsafe to give your dog.

 

  1. No to Alcohol- Alcohol is definitely a big no for pets. What we people may consider a small amount can be toxic for a smaller animal. Also, keep in mind that alcohol poisoning can occur in pets from atypical items like fruit cake (the recipe may have called for rum or other liquor), as well as unbaked bread.
  2. Yes to Green Beans- Plain green beans are a wonderful treat for pets. Fresh vegetables are a great addition to any diet. If the green beans are included in a green bean casserole though, be conscious of the other ingredients in it.
  3. No to Chocolate- Chocolate is a well known off limits indulgence for pets. During the holidays however, baking chocolate is used in recipes and sometimes forgotten about by the time the dishes hit the table. Make sure this holiday season that your pet does not ingest any chocolate, especially the baking kind.
  4. Yes to Macaroni and Cheese- If you know your pet’s stomach handles dairy alright, macaroni and cheese is a safe leftover to share. If you are unsure though, it may be best to just give plain macaroni. Cats often develop lactose intolerance when they become adults.
  5. No to Xylitol- While you may be making the healthier choice by cooking with artificial sweeteners over the real thing, sweeteners containingXylitol are poisonous to animals, and potentially deadly to dogs.
  6. Yes to Cranberry Sauce- Cranberry sauce is just fine for pets but watch the amount of sugar in it. It is probably best to only provide a small helping to your pet’s plate.
  7. No to Grapes- Many people are unaware that grapes, and subsequently raisins, can be toxic to pets. The fruit has been shown to cause kidney failure in dogs.
  8. Yes to Mashed Potatoes- Potatoes are a great, filling vegetable to share with your pet. However even though the potatoes themselves are not harmful to pets, be aware of additional ingredients used to make mashed potatoes. Cheese, sour cream, butter, onions, and gravies are no-no’s in a pet’s diet.
  9. No To Alliums -Nothing with alliums (i.e., onions, garlic, leeks, scallions) should be ingested by your pet. While it is true that small, well-cooked portions of these foods can be okay if your pet is used to it, ingesting these foods in large quantities can lead to toxic anemia.
  10. Yes to Turkey- Turkey can be a wonderful lean protein to share with your pet. You will just want to be sure to remove any excess skin or fat, stick with white meat, and make sure there are no bones.

Source: http://www.petmd.com/dog/slideshows/seasonal/top-ten-tips-for-feeding-pets-thanksgiving-leftovers#.UpPVr8RQGAl

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Happy Friday from Manor Lake!

Friday, November 15th, 2013

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We love Fridays around here and find it the best time to feature some of our adorable dogs. Today we had some extra office assistants helping us with our work!  We hope you all have a great weekend!

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Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Videos- YouTube

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Do you have any adorable videos of your Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle? We would love to see them and feature them on our YouTube channel! Please send us videos to kim@manorlakelabradoodles.com. To view some of our videos, check out our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/mllabradoodles

 

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Top 10 Winter Retreats With Your Dog

Monday, November 11th, 2013

City Dog Magazine is a dog magazine that focuses on the Pacific Northwest (Seattle, Portland, San Francisco) so this is a great source of information and articles for our local families out there! With Winter creeping up, what better way to enjoy it than with your furry friend? City Dog Magazine lists their Top 10 Winter Retreats in the Northwest. Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday!

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1. Quinault Rainforest, Olympic Peninsula, Washington
What better time to explore the rainforest than when it’s raining? And rain is what it does on the west slopes of the Olympic Peninsula, one of the few places on the planet that’s home to temperate rainforests. While the Olympic National Park is off limits to your water loving Lab, the trails of the Olympic National Forest are not. Take your buddy out for a walk on one of the fine trails near the south shore of Lake Quinault. Admire towering trees that were old when Lewis and Clark came to the Pacific Northwest. And after the two of you have had enough raindrops falling on your heads, hunker down for the evening in a cozy lodge; you in a comfy chair, your furry buddy on a cushy rug in front of a warm and drying fire. The Lake Quinault Lodge (visitlakequinault.com) offers dog-friendly rooms and out-the-door access to trails and the magnificent rainforest.

2. Pacific Beach, Washington
Just south of the Olympic Rainforests and north of bustling Ocean Shores are the quaint and quiet communities of Pacific Beach, Moclips and Seabrook. You won’t find rows of restaurants, casinos or shops here. The main attraction is the beach. And in winter a procession of storms rolling off of the surf adds an intense and stunning score. Don’t miss it! A slew of dog-accommodating cottages and lodges in these beach towns (pacificbeachwa.com/lodging.htm) welcome you and your retriever to settle in and watch the waves roll in. Of course in between the stunning storms you may want to get out and walk, run or saunter along the area’s wide sandy beaches. Looking for a fine dining experience? Consider the Ocean Crest Resort (oceancrestresort.com), a coastal Washington institution. And your dog is welcome in some of their cozy rooms.

3. Cannon Beach, Oregon
One of the finest and most popular beaches in the Pacific Northwest, everything that makes Cannon Beach a hit in summer applies to winter visiting as well. Miles of spectacular shoreline, all public and all open to you and your sand-sniffing setter spread north and south from this artsy resort town. Watch storm-charged breakers bash Haystack Rock, Cannon’s 235-foot signature sea stack and quite possibly the most recognized natural feature along the entire Oregon Coast. Take a hike through Ecola State Park through salty maritime forests to a series of high bluffs for supreme storm watching. Cannon Beach (cannonbeach.org) has plenty of dog-friendly lodging options including the elegant Hallmark (hallmarkinns.com) and Surfsand Resorts (surfsand.com).  The latter greets your buddy with a pet basket upon arrival.

4. Crescent City, California
Northern California has no shortages of great beach towns for winter walking and storm watching too. And Crescent City in Del Norte County along the Redwood Coast makes for a great off-the-beaten path destination. While the trails of Redwood National Park and the adjacent Redwood State Parks are off-limits to your curious canine, two fine Redwood Coast beaches welcome them (leashes required). Head a few miles south to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park’s Gold Bluffs Beach or to Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park’s Crescent Beach located just minutes outside of Crescent City. Frolic on wide sandy beaches beneath towering bluffs sporting humongous ancient redwoods, firs and spruce. When it’s time to dry out, warm-up and settle in for the night, head back to town where a number of hotels including the Quality Inn and Suites Redwood Coast are dog-friendly.

5. Huntington Beach, California
If the rain is something you wish to leave behind, then perhaps a retreat in sunny Southern California is more in order for you and your storm-shy Basenji. Consider Huntington Beach. “Surf City USA” is more than just a good place for rain-ridden Northwesterners to soak up sunshine; it’s a bone-a-fide dog-friendly community. Within the city’s eight miles of some of the finest beaches in southern California, is Dog Beach. Here your surf-sniffing buddy has over one mile of wide sandy beach to run, dig, fetch and splash—unleashed! Afterwards the two of you can walk or jog along the city’s miles of trails. When it’s time for some grub, head to Huntington Beach’s Central Park where you’ll find the renowned Park Bench Café (parkbenchcafe.com) with its doggie dining area and canine cuisine menu. It’s one of the dog-friendliest restaurants in the west. And when it’s time to retire for the evening choose from many dog-friendly hotels, including the oceanfront Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort.

6. Palm Springs, California
Prefer a little more warmth with your sunshine? Shun the seashore for the desert and head to Palm Springs where you and your Pomeranian can be pampered with winter warmth. Soak up the desert sun while strolling down Palm Canyon Drive. The area boasts several fine dog parks including one off of Civic Drive sporting old-school fire hydrants. The Civic Center Dog Park has separate areas for big and small dogs and is lit until 11 pm allowing the two of you to enjoy a refreshing desert night. And if you prefer to experience some desert wilderness, head to the nearby San Bernardino National Forest and the Salton Sea State Recreation Area for good hiking and camping options.

7. Lake Tahoe, California
If it’s a winter wonderland you desire, head to the mountains of Lake Tahoe. Here you and your snowbound hound will have no shortage of snug lakeside and mountain cabins and condos to choose from—and miles of snow blanketed terrain to ski and snowshoe across. Squaw Valley (squaw.com) is one of the dog-friendliest ski villages in the west. If you’re ready to play in the snow in the form of cross-country skiing you can bring along your buddy at Tahoe City’s Tahoe XC (tahoexc.org) and Hope Valley’s Cross Country Ski Center (hopevalleyoutdoors.com).

8. Methow Valley, Washington
One of the finest places for dog-friendly cross-country skiing, and just a few hours away from Seattle is the Methow Valley. Located on the east slope of the Cascades where the sun shines liberally throughout the year, you’ll find over 200 kilometers of groomed and interconnected ski trails here. An active association (mvsta.com) maintains these trails that weave through forest and farmland and tie together the communities of Winthrop, Twisp and Mazama. A growing number of these trails allow your dog to tag along while you’re making tracks. And when it’s time to bed down for the evening choose from among a wide array of dog-friendly lodging options in the valley ranging from the economical Blue Spruce in Twisp to the centrally located and cozy Winthrop Inn (winthropinn.com).

9. Klamath Falls, Oregon
If it’s all out adventuring you desire for you and your snow loving husky, head to Klamath Falls in south central Oregon. Here abutting the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge you’ll find the Crystal Wood Lodge (crystalwoodlodge.com) billed as Southern Oregon’s Premier Pet-Friendly Destination. Aside from catering to dogs with dog bedding in the lodge’s rooms, dog-washing facilities, and a doggie-day care, are five miles of dog-friendly hiking trails perfect for traversing the property’s scenic 130-acres. Home to Briar’s Patch Sled Dogs, you can go on a dog sledding adventure led by a musher and dog team that competed in the Iditarod.

10. Victoria, British Columbia
If your winter retreat plans call for more urban sophistication, look no farther than beautiful Victoria, on British Columbia’s spectacular Vancouver Island. Quaint and cultured and welcoming to travelers with both two and four legs you’ll find plenty to do here during the long winter months. The city has two off-leash beaches where your buddy can frolic along a scenic shoreline while you take in sweeping views of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains in the distance. As a result of its recently launched Paws in the Parks program, Victoria now contains over a half dozen off-leash parks (victoria.ca/dogs) for the two of you to sample. And with leash your pooch can take to several miles of well-groomed trails in close-to-downtown Beacon Hill Park or several large outlying regional parks like the one in East Sooke. You’ll find no shortage of dog-friendly accommodations and your buddy will have no trouble meeting a few new friends (both human and furry) within this historic and charming city.

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Source: http://www.citydogmagazine.com/travel-and-lving/travel/top-tens/item/75-top-10-winter-retreats

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