About Pine Lodge Labradoodles at Rivermist Ranch
Pine Lodge Labradoodles is now located at the Rivermist Ranch, in the foot hills of Mount Hood. We are a family business, active in breeding and raising Australian Labradoodles alongside our farming enterprise. We take great care in choosing our breeding dogs so that our puppies will not only be allergy friendly, but will have sound health and character. Many of our puppies grow up to be service or therapy dogs while many others are wonderful family pets. A few selected puppies grow up and pass our standards to be breeding dogs, for us or for other breeders.
We are high school sweethearts that have been both best friends as well as husband and wife since 1978. We raised our 5 children, and a few extra boys, on a 20-acre farm in Washington state. We experienced all those wonderful things country living and children can bring with it: farm animals, motorcycles, ponies, critters of all sorts, fishing, 4-H, Scouting, PTA, band, orchestra, sports, gardening, butchering, and, of course, all the laundry! When our youngest son finished school we decided to have a change of scenery. We left our lovely corner of Washington and moved to Oregon.
We currently live east of Portland, Oregon, in the foothills of beautiful Mt. Hood. We live with our doodles, a few cows, a llama, and a sheep on 20 beautiful acres.
We are enjoying this season of our life, where we have time to spend with our dogs. You will often find us, on a nice evening, sitting in the backyard with dogs and puppies running around us. It doesn’t get much better than that! Our dogs also enjoy a nice Sunday afternoon drive in the doodle-mobile!
We bring many of our dogs to Europe. The opportunity it has given us to travel the world and meet so many fantastic people has been very enjoyable.
As we meet and introduce you to our great Australian Labradoodles, it is our goal to treat you like we would like to be treated. We hear a lot of comments about bad experiences with breeders or people from the “dog world,” and we have had those experiences, too. Our hope is that with us, you will feel like you have a friend and that you have joined the Pine Lodge Labradoodles Family.
Pine Lodge Labradoodles was begun in 2005. At that time we could not imagine the joy and fun this breed of dog could bring us! We now have each of our children involved in the breeding or raising of labradoodles. From puppy training to guardian homes for parent dogs, from bookkeeping to technical support. We are so blessed to have our family so involved.
We want you to know that we think family is most important. Having a family pet can be good for everyone. While raising our children, we found a puppy could help a family bond, teach responsibility to children, help everyone gain a little more fresh air and exercise, and bring smiles and laughter to a home.
Let us know if we can help you add an Australian Labradoodle to your home!
Here we are with our grandchildren in July 2016 at our bi-annual “Nana and Papa Camp” when as many of our kids as possible bring their kids and labradoodles and hang out and play with all the dogs and puppies!