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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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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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WOOF WEDNESDAY-Available Puppy

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

This adorable standard chocolate female is currently available! She’s a big snuggler and loves to curl up in your lap. For more information about this sweetheart, please e-mail us at kim@manorlakelabradoodles.com or call us at either 360-394-1302 or 360-303-0497. Happy Woof Wednesday!#woofwednesday #manorlakepuppies

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Happy Valentine’s Day From Manor Lake!

Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Update on Manor Lake Rufus!

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Hello to everyone at Manor Lake,

Rufus had a super Christmas. He loved opening his presents and welcoming all of our family home for the holidays. He is growing and learning every day and is truly a big part of our family now. We love him!

Best,

Carol Mike

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Happy Veterans Day From Manor Lake!

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Manor Lake wants to send out a big “Thank You” to all who have served America this Veterans Day! We know many of our puppy families have parents who have served and we’re so happy to have connected with your families! We hope you all have a wonderful Veterans Day and thank you for all that you do!

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Manor Lake Astoria In Her New Bed

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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How cute is Manor Lake Astoria snuggling in her comfy pet bed! We got this bed at Costco and she just loves it! What kind of bed does your doodle like?

 

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Manor Lake Gives Back to a Wounded Warrior

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

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

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Hiking With Your Dog! -ASPCA Safety Tips

Friday, October 4th, 2013

In the beautiful Pacific Northwest, hiking is a main activity and with Summer coming to end and Fall officially starting, the colors in the leaves are beautiful and it is a perfect time to go on a hike and bring your dog along with you. We came across this article from the ASPCA that lists some safety tips for hiking with your dog. Enjoy and hope you all have a great Friday!

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Looking to escape your hometown haunts for a wilderness hike? Don’t forget your pooch! Dogs love to explore our country’s vast natural resources as much their two-legged counterparts—not to mention, hiking is great exercise for all. But remember, a hiking trail isn’t your average walk around the block. The ASPCA offers some helpful tips for keeping you and your pet safe and sound on your outdoor adventures.

  • Extending leashes are great for wide open spaces, but if your romp is taking you through wooded areas, it’s best to leave the flexi-leads at home. Otherwise, you’ll probably spend more time untangling your dog’s leash from trees and brush than you will enjoying your walk!
  • If your pup is the trustworthy sort and you want to give him the opportunity to enjoy some untethered time on your hike, first make sure that dogs are allowed to be off-leash in the area you’re exploring. Second, be sure that he responds reliably to your recall command—even the most obedient dog might bolt after some fascinating new critter.
  • Hard to believe, but not everyone is as enamored with dogs as we are! Some people get very nervous around unleashed dogs. As a courtesy, have a leash on standby to clip to your dog when encountering other hikers.
  • Whether you’re using a leash or not, don’t forget IDs, please! Always make sure that your current contact information, including your cell phone number, is attached to your dog’s collar or body harness. If for any reason your pet gets lost, a collar and tags and a microchip will increase the likelihood that he or she will be returned to you.
  • You never know what you may encounter on a hike—so before setting out into the wilderness, check your pet’s veterinary records and make sure his vaccinations are up-to-date.
  • Training tip: Teach your dog to come to you for treats whenever you pass by other hikers, especially if they have dogs, too. Your dog will learn to not interfere with passersby, and at the same time, you’re ensuring he associates new people and dogs with good things, like tasty treats from you.
  • If a poop falls in the woods and no one else sees it, do you get a free pass? NO! There’s no such thing as a victimless poop. Please have respect for your surroundings, native wildlife and fellow hikers by scooping up after your dog and toting the baggie back to civilization if there are no trash cans around.
  • Both of you need to stay hydrated, so bring enough water for two. Don’t allow your pup to drink from puddles, ponds, lakes or streams—in other words, “nature’s dog bowls”—as they may contain nasty parasites or toxins that could cause her harm.

When your hike is finished, give your pooch a thorough once-over for ticks and other creepy-crawlies. Pay special attention to her belly, ears, and any skin folds and crevices. If you do spot a tick, treat the area with rubbing alcohol and remove the parasite immediately by slowly pulling it off with tweezers. Be careful when removing a tick, as any contact with its blood can potentially transmit infection to your dog or even to you. Wash the bite area and keep an eye on it for the next few days—if irritation persists, contact your vet.

Source: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/hiking-safety-tips

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Manor Lake Donates to Wounded Warrior Program

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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On September 4th, 2013 we were contacted by Shannon regarding her husband, Jay, who was injured in Afghanistan in 2012. Jay suffers from Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD because of his injury and although he was qualified for a service dog through All American Dogs Foundation, he has terrible allergies and they could not match him with any dog. Jay has been around doodles before and has not had any issues with allergies around them. Shannon was researching dogs and came across our website. She saw that they were “top of the line and very well bred” as well as “good for allergies and asthma,” which is why she reached out to us.

Shannon shared with us her husband’s story:

“On July 7th 2012 he was on a mission with his company.  The mine rollers went ahead of them and cleared the area 3 times before they drove their strykers in.  They were on a resupply to some of the guys who had run out of food and ammunition.  My husbands vehicle parked in an area that had been cleared and previously driven over ahead of him.  He opened his door so his team leader could talk to him and the team leader stepped on a bomb.  This man was my husbands best friend and he lost both his legs.  My husband suffered a concussion that rendered him unconscious for a few minutes.  He came to and they worked on Chris, the guy who was seriously injured so they could get him on a flight out of there.  They wanted to take my husband also, but he refused to leave his guys.  They continued on their resupply mission and 45min later hit a 120lb bomb that totaled their vehicle.  Again my husband suffered another concussion.  They stayed put while waiting on a new vehicle and then continued again. The next day July 8th they hit another bomb that totaled another truck, and again my husband suffered another concussion.

My husband being the tough, proud leader he is continued without saying a word to his leaders.  It was 2 weeks later when they were in a pre-mission meeting that Jay knew he couldn’t go on.  He was sitting there listening to what they were going to do and where they were taking their guys.  He didn’t comprehend any of what his First Sargent was saying. He didn’t know what he was supposed to do with his guys and he didn’t know where they were going.  He told his First Sargent and they immediately air lifted him to Kandahar hospital.  He spent 2 weeks in Kandahar before they sent him to Germany.  While he was in Kandahar I was able to talk to him and he swore to me that he was ok. I knew differently though. He didn’t remember family members, places we had gone and things we had done.  Three concussions in less than 24 hours is not good for the brain.  They explained it as shaken baby syndrome in an adult.  He was the same funny, joking guy I loved, but things were very different in his brain.  From Germany they sent him home to Washington.  Madigan has been great with all his tests and therapy.  He has a great team working with him and he is better than he was.  He was diagnosed with PTSD in December and has had a very hard time dealing with that diagnosis.  He is a proud man, who went through 3 deployments with no problems and it was this 4th that did him in. “

Shannon e-mailed us her husband’s story which was very emotional and touching and we wanted to help out as much as we could. They recently attended a family retreat for PTSD survivors and that is where they learned about the All American Dogs Foundation. They train PTSD service dogs for soldiers and vets and they have been talking with a trainer who will be helping train their future dog. Shannon told us that it “will be a team effort between her and her husband.”

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On Friday, September 13th, Jay and Shannon drove up to Bellingham, WA to visit our puppies and were happy that they would be able to take one home that day! Jay and the puppy (which he named “Tango”) bonded instantly. As Jay was telling us his story of his time in Afghanistan, the puppy walked up to him, smelled his hands and gave him kisses. Tango rolled on his back and loved the attention that he was getting from James. Tango was calm and sweet, and we knew he would be a perfect match for James, Shannon, and their four children.

We were so touched by his story and donated the perfect match for him and we are excited to hear about Jay and Tango’s training together. Below are some pictures of that incredibly special day for all of us.

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Jay and Tango bonded instantly, and we knew they were a perfect pair!
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Jay, Tango, Owner/Breeder Kim Kochman, and her assistant, Megan
 

To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Foundation, check out their website at : http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

To learn more about the American Dog Foundation and the training, check out their website at: https://all-americandogs.org/

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