My puppy facility is located on family property that was owned by my great grandparents, grandparents, and then my parents. I grew up in the home that my great grandmother's family home, but once we started having more litters of puppies, I decided it was time to expand! What used to be a 2500 sq.ft. automotive building is now being remodeled into a fully functioning home and dog facility in one. We are starting with the front half, and we have plans to expanding to the back of the building in 2018/2019 as our Doodle Program grows. The front half of the Dog Building includes my apartment, and our 900 sq.ft dog room. Dogs whelp in my apartment next to the bedroom so I can watch them full time. As puppies get older and need more space, they transition to our dog room, which is right off of my living room and has viewing window from my kitchen. Our dog room features our "Mama Lounge" where our personal dogs and mother's of our litters can relax when we are home, it consist of easy-to-clean linoleum flooring, a couch for the dogs (or visitors), and my desk. There is a 4' partition wall separating the lounge area and the puppy space. Our puppy space has easy-to-clean epoxy resin floors. Parts of the floor has large rubber mats which provides grip for our older pups and moms to play. For our moms, we have a doggy door entrance into the front yard, which is fenced with very sturdy 5' chainlink. They are never left outdoors unattended without access back inside.
As we have expanded our dog program, we have gotten stricter with biosecurity protocols. We no longer allow full-facility tours (you can view the dog room from our apartment). We also no longer allow tours of our livestock, which we have moved to a 10 acre pasture down the road. Certain parasites can be shared between the livestock and puppies, we have to be very cautious when going from one to the other. We do NOT under any circumstances allow unscheduled visits! We are not a petting zoo, and we don't want to risk exposing our puppies or facility with parasites, viruses, or dangerous bacteria (parvo can last on surfaces for months). We do allow scheduled appointments puppy pick-up day at 8 weeks, where we can carefully guide you to a "safe" zone in our home to meet your puppy, and then we thoroughly sanatize after your visit.
*New pictures will be uploaded when we get some! We took these the first snow of 2017!