Welcome to Pups By Taylor

We are in Bothell - about 20 miles from downtown Seattle!

Instagram: @PupsByTaylor

Happy Owners

So I’ve now had my precious Felicia aka “Flea” for almost 8 months and loving every moment of it. I can’t imagine life without her. I am a brand new puppy owner…meaning I’ve never owned a dog, not even as a kid. My friends couldn’t believe I wanted a puppy, in fact they tried to dissuade me from getting one and told me it would be A LOT of work and it would eat all my shoes! I spent hours, days looking at sites researching as to what I wanted. I knew I loved the temperament of a lab but didn’t want the size of a lab. Somehow I stumbled across Taylor’s site and was obsessed with her puppies. A mini double doodle seemed perfect for me. I was hoping for a dog under 20 lbs and I’m not gonna lie the whole litter training thing was intriguing. She happened to live close to my parent’s house, so I went up for a visit to “look’” just look at puppies and possibly place deposit for one I could pick up in a year. Well I fell in love…with all of them! I held the purple collar girl, she was exactly what I wanted, female and light colored. I was ready to write my check, but to my surprise Taylor wanted me to think about it for a day or two and get back to her. There was NO pressure at all to buy a puppy. Not only that, she answered all my questions and allowed me to visit several times. She even told me that if I didn’t want the puppy after I paid my deposit she would give it back. Needless to say I felt as though I was buying from a breeder that REALLY cared about her puppies and wanted them to go to the perfect homes. You can tell how much time she puts into raising the pups by all the updates you get. She shared daily pictures and videos of the pups before they were ready to come home. When I finally brought Flea home it took some adjustments but for the most part wasn’t the nightmare everyone told me it would be. Yes, she still uses her litter box but if I take her outside she goes outside. Some people think its weird but I love it! No early morning walks for me. I would never recommend a litter box for a big dog , but works perfect for my 11 lb dog. I have to say the support Taylor provides after you bring home your puppy is wonderful. For a first time dog owner like me, it took away a lot of stress. The Pups by Taylor Families Facebook page is a great resource as well. It’s a great way to share ideas or even hear about everyone else’s experiences. Taylor also has reunions. At the first reunion we went to we met Flea’s littermate, Norman, who happens to live close to us. Flea and Norman see each other at least once a week and will be having their 1st birthday party together this July. People stop me all the time to take pictures or Flea and ask where I got her. I have to say so far my experience as a 1st time dog owner has been pleasant. I wouldn’t think twice about getting a second dog from Taylor, if only my husband would let me!

Pups by Taylor is WONDERFUL! Taylor is such a kind and warm-hearted person and it shows in all of her dogs.

Right from the beginning she was very responsive and welcomed me into her home to visit the puppies. After spending some time with the puppies, I knew that Koa was the one for me! From that moment on, Taylor gave me updates on Koa’s growth, sent me photos and videos when I couldn’t visit him and helped me find all of the resources I needed to be a great dog mom. I felt confident that Koa was getting the best care from Taylor– all of her puppies were fed a raw food diet, crate trained and socialized before they came home.

It’s been 6 wonderful months since Koa has joined my family and we love that Taylor keeps in touch with tips and resources, plus we have the occasional puppy reunion. Pups by Taylor provides excellent service and I highly recommend anyone interested in getting a goldendoodle to contact Taylor! Plus her puppies are extremely cute 🙂

If you would like to know what a caring breeder should be, then look up Taylor! We were fortunate to come upon her while looking for a mini labradoodle and were so impressed at the information she made available, how responsive she was, and how she prepared the puppies for their future. She worked on litter training, kennel/crate, training, socialization, noise acclimation. What a difference. From the start our puppy was well-adjusted and so easy to work with. Happy, healthy, raised in a home with people and dogs. She answered every question and truly cared about the entire process. The communication was wonderful with videos and pictures posted online to checking in afterwards to make sure everything was going well. But wait, there’s more, when we had a family situation and could not longer manage our little one after 3 months, Taylor was right there to live up to her commitment and help to rehome our lovely little one. She took the puppy back to her house and working with her network was able to find a new and fantastic home. She even managed the financial end for us. She lived up to everything she committed to in the initial agreement and then some. If you find this site looking for “oodles” to love, you will not be disappointed with Taylor. Highly, highly recommended. I can’t say enough good things about our experience every step to the way. Thank you Taylor!

Beyonce’s Final Litter

28 Jul


I can’t believe we are already here! Beyonce had her final litter of just 2 girls on Wednesday, May 31st. I believe artificial insemination contributed to the small size of her litter but Mother Nature would be the authority on this one and I’m just guessing. I’ve been posting updates on Instagram and Facebook but I want to show off these beautiful girls and the pictures I took of their weekly weigh ins

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What EXACTLY Does “Health Tested” Mean?!

06 Jul

If you have spent any time looking for a dog you have probably seen the term “health tested” but this doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone so I wanted to post about what it means to me.

When we first got Shakira our breeder Thom, who is a very nice man that I’m still friends with to this day, equated health testing to regular vet check ups with no health issues between visits. Thom had standard size labradoodles as well as minis so he was aware of the retrievers issues with hip dysplasia however he explained that he didn’t feel that it was needed in a small dog because they weighed less and were generally less active. At the time this made sense to my husband and I but only because we just didn’t educate ourselves to know any better and we desperately wanted this adorable puppy. NOTE: PUPPIES ARE ADORABLE. DO NOT LOSE YOUR MIND!

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JLo/Koa February 2017 Puppies 

26 Apr

This weekend our four JLo/Koa mini double doodles went home. I’ve been posting pictures on Instagram and Facebook but I wanted to share here on the blog in case you aren’t following on those social sites. I think it’s also fun to see how absolutely adorable they get and show all of their weekly pictures in one place. I’m gonna start with the most recent which was their pick up day and work my way backwards to week 1:

 

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iCloud Shared Albums

15 Apr

When I first started out in 2014 someone commented that I posted too many pictures on Facebook. When I purchased my dogs I hated that I never got ENOUGH pics so that comment really surprised me but I figured if one person felt that way then there are others that agree. I was telling my husband Andru about this and he suggested creating iCloud shared albums. If you don’t know about this feature I’m about to change your world! 


This is from JLo and Koa’s last litter. By the time they went home I had shared over ONE THOUSAND pictures with those 6 families! I know that had to feel amazing because I’m currently waiting on a new puppy and she was 8 weeks old yesterday and I have received maybe 15 picture maximum. 


This album is from JLo and Koa’s current litter and they will be 7 weeks old in just 2 days so I’ll be adding to the album and beating the number of pics from our last litter of 6 and this is only 4 puppies!! 

These albums are in addition to the daily snaps I add on Snapchat (also saved on YouTube) and the puppy cam going 24/7. I really want families to be able to see their puppies as they grow and have those memories forever. 

I think this is just one example of the extra things that I do for my families that is above what other breeders are doing and I love being able to provide so many memories for my new families. 

I bet you can find a use for shared albums too. I’ve also used these when on vacation with a friend so we can both add our pictures to the same album, also spending a few hours at the lavender festival ended up with hundreds of beautiful pictures. Andru and I have used it many times for different dog picks (for example Easter shots or we’ve done Christmas, Hanukkah) and we also have a shared folder for pics of his son. If you don’t know how to use it give it a quick google.