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My husband and I would like to share the overall experience
we had when we purchased a tiny toy poodle from
Happy Paws Poodles.
In a word – Amazing!
We were looking for a new puppy last fall and I came across
Happy Paws Poodles website. In the first conversation we had
with Silke McLeod she invited us to her home for a visit to see
her poodles in person. Arriving to her home we were literally
welcomed like old friends, and introduced to all her well
behaved and loving poodles. We were able to meet all her
poodles and that was an amazing experience. All of Silke’s
poodles are so well behaved and friendly, and with a single
word all of her poodles would listen and respond quickly,
when told to return to their individual houses.
Silke is very dedicated to raising well-adjusted puppies and
has very high standards in regards to the care and up keep
of her poodles, only the best for them all!
Silke goes above and beyond, sharing all aspects we needed
in the care of our new puppy. Silke takes the time to show you
how to properly hold, and interact with your new puppy. No
matter your experience level, Silke will be there to assist you
in every detail. Silke has a deep insight into the natural
behavior of poodles and is so willing to share every single
aspect of their nature with you. Silke explained all her training
techniques and methods she uses to help your new puppy
interact with all the new sights and sounds in their environment.
She is also more than willing to share where she sources many
of her products, so that her customers can save money
When our puppy was born, Silke took the time and stayed in
touch with us weekly about his eating, health, and weight issues.
Silke sent us numerous pictures as well as posting videos on
her Facebook page and her website. As the weeks went by,
and as Silke meticulously introduced different sights, sounds, textures, and experiences to our puppy, she took the time to
share all this information with us. By the time that he came
home with us he was already very well socialized with humans
and other dogs, was running through tunnels (something our older
dog would never do!), climbing up small baby stairs, and going
down a baby slide. This very young puppy was already very
sound in both mind and body, and with Silke’s care was off to
a great start in life. In all of our years in introducing new pups
to our homes, my husband and I have never seen such dedication
go into starting a young puppy off the right way. I cannot
emphasize how important this is for a young pup – and in this
area Silke is a Superstar!
Silke opened up her home to us and we were invited to come
visit our puppy as often as we could come, once his first set
of shots was completed. It was such an excellent opportunity,
as when it was time to pick up our new puppy there was
absolutely no separation anxiety at all. Our new puppy was so
happy to see us, and bringing him home had no negative effect
on him in any which way. We were already best of friends!
While we were invited to her home; she had us remove our
shoes outside, she explained that it was so that no external
germs would be introduced to her home which is where all her
poodles are raised. All of her poodles share and live right in
her home with her family. That's why we have a very hard
time referring to Silke as a breeder as all her puppies are part
of her family; and that’s why when you bring a puppy home it's
a super easy transition. Silke explained the schedule she had
with him, so we continued it after he came home and he easily
adjusted to our routine.
What was very impressive about Silke is her commitment to you
as a new pet owner, willing to share all available information and
aid in all aspects of taking care of your new family member.
Silke sent home with us a super informative package that covers
all aspects of owning a new puppy, as well as some extra toys,
bone, blanket, etc.
When our puppy came home after being raised in that
environment for 10 weeks, he was totally kennel trained,
pee pad trained, and he was sleeping through the night.
We were not expecting that at all. Since coming home now
for a few weeks, he gets along wonderful with our older dog,
and is absolutely a dream puppy. My husband and I have been
raising and living with dogs our entire lives, combined that’s
over a 100 years of experience, and neither of us have ever
seen a puppy of this age sleep through the first few nights at
a new home without so much as a peep. This is all due to the
level of dedication that Silke and her family have with their
poodles. At our age this may turn out to be the last dog we
own, and if that turns out to be the case we will have most
definitely saved the best for the last!
Thank you so much, Silke, Rick, and Sabrina!
Ida and Neil Wegner
We have been so pleased with our precious little Ruby.
We knew right away from my first phone congestion with
Silke that our future pup was coming from an excellent home/breeder. Silke is beyond fantastic.
Silke goes above and beyond the call of breeder duty! She
is absolutely wonderful and always spending time replying to
any of her client's questions in a very timely manner. It is
so clear that every one of Silke's puppies are so important
to her. She has spent so much time taking with us and giving
us helpful advice, months before and months after we picked
up our Ruby, that she makes you think you are her only client.
This was our first puppy therefore we have had so many
questions and she has always taken the time to make sure we
are all okay. Silke clearly wants what's best for all of her
puppies all of the time.
Ruby has been a dream puppy. Potty training was a bit of a
new challenge for me as I had no idea what I was doing, but
once I put a plan together, Ruby was a dream. She has the
sweetest temperament, and is such a loving, snuggly little girl.
She is nothing but loveable and our three kids cannot imagine
life without her anymore.
We have no immediate plans to add another fur baby to our
home (though you never know) but if that should ever feel right,
we will 100% return to Silke for another perfect toy poodle.
I will be recommending Silke to all of my friends forever!
Thank you Silke for all you do.
OMGeeeeeeee I've had poodles before but the puppy we
got from Happy Paws is easily the best! She is a teacup
and we got... Her just over a month ago. She is now
4 months old and is totally healthy, happy, and such a
sweet heart! Has NEVER cried when we crate her at night.
She's already fully paper trained (and hasn't had an
accident in 2 weeks). I believe the socialization factor with
dogs of all ages early in her life has made her so smart and
confident. Happy Paws has been there to answer any new
mom questions I had (my other poodles were rescues and
a bit older). We have gotten great suggestions for the
transition into a new home and keeping our sweetie healthy
and happy. Kapis colour is stunning too...even our vet
comments how brave and sweet she is. If your looking for
a new puppy and want them raised their first few month
within a family atmosphere I would HIGHLY recommend
Happy Paws! Lol my only hesitation in doing so is that it
may take us longer to get a second one.
Tatjana & Ivan
Well worth the wait. These pups are so well
brought up. They are family members, and beautifully socialized. My 2 pups are settling
in quickly and are joyful bundles of love.
Hi Silke, Dec 9th/2014
Amber Rose causes a stir wherever she goes!
People just love her! (and so do we)
Vet: I wish all my toy dogs were this confident!
Groomer: She is a beautiful little dog!
Trainer: Amber is the bravest 4 lb. Dog I have ever met!
You found a great breeder.
Waiting for 12 weeks was worth it! She is a healthy, friendly, confident, brave, lovable little girl. Silke does such a great
job socializing her pups, offering valuable information, and answering any questions you may have. She loves, and cares
about her babies!
I have already recommended Happy Paws Poodles to several people.
Barb and John McEwen
I bought my puppy from Happy Paws Poodle on Feb 09,
2014. He was the absolute best purchase I have ever made.
Toby which is his original name and his current name, he
is a wonderful red toy poodle. Happy Paws Poodle really
does breed well mannered poodles and they even have some
obedient skills to take to their new home.
Toby brings such happiness to my teenage daughter and to
myself. We feel more like a family. We think about him all
day and rush home to see him after our day of work.
He is very popular in our neighborhood. He is very social
and has a wonderful group of dog friends.
If you want a well cared for, well adjusted, well
mannered and very intelligent dog, purchase your puppy
from Happy Paws Poodle or happypawspoodles.com.
Thanks for our wonderful blessing of Toby
Julianna and Pandy.
It was a very positive and delightful experience getting
a puppy from Happy Paws Poodles. They provided lots of
good in...formation and are very thorough and loving with
their care of their puppies. My puppy was very sweet,
smart and of course very cute. I would definitely recommend them :)
Fort Smith NT
I have two of Silke's wonderful girls. Sydney is my funny little drama queen that must snuggle with you as much as possible and her half sister Finn is such a little clown I am always laughing. I couldn't be happier with my girls.
I don't know what my life would be like without them. You made my family complete thank you so much.