Real life TALES FROM beyond our GARDEN GATE....
We think we have the greatest job in the whole world and get to share puppy love with so many wonderful families from all over the United States and internationally as well. We enjoy long term relationships with those who have adopted Cottage Garden puppies and want to share some of their lives with you!
BROOKE - CERTIFIED THERAPY DOG in florida
Brooke volunteers at several hospitals including All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg - the former workplace of her owner. She's a talker and loves to visit with the patients and their families.
At home, she enjoys riding in the golf cart and will jump aboard in a moment's notice - sitting patiently until she gets a ride. She is an avid swimmer in the pool and ocean and has learned to dive with huge splashes. Chasing tennis balls is another favorite pastime.
Mary and Wally report her personality cannot be beat. She is sweet and calm and has great eye contact when directed to do something. Brooke was very easy to train.
About Cottage Garden, "You were very easy to work with from day one and always took time to answer my many questions. I felt confident that we would get the dog you promised even though we hadn't met you or visited the puppies.
We got more than we bargained for. She is an awesome dog - everyone who meets her realizes she is a great dog.
When asked what breed of dog she is, I answer, Goldadorable - which she definitely is!"
Brooke's best friend is Gunner (pictured below) - a retired Southeastern Guide Dog.
COOPER - TDI CERTIFIED IN NORTH CAROLINA
Ann reports: Cooper is the most intelligent dog we've ever owned of the ten or so dogs we've had throughout our lives. He has excelled in his schooling and is running his obedience and agility courses with body and hand signals. He easily acquired his Therapy Dog International certification at 16 months of age.
He has been an excellent traveler from the beginning - with many 12 hour trips back and forth between home in NC and Florida. Cooper has served as an emotional support companion in an intensive rehabilitation center for 30 days. He naturally gravitated toward calming people with special needs.
He is the most lovable creature and constantly has everybody wanting to "steal" him and in stitches with his antics. We rarely meet a person who doesn't comment on what a beautiful and well-mannered dog he is.
We thank Cottage Garden for producing this exceptional and hearty breed of dog. He is a wonderful companion!
He went into the woods to retrieve a tennis ball and came out with firewood!
BAILEE - CANINE GOOD CITIZEN IN TENNESSEE