Archive for April, 2009

15th Annual Walk for Animals in San Diego, California

April 27, 2009

15th Annual Walk for Animals


May 2nd, 2009

San Diego, CA

Join more than 3,000 local animal lovers and their pets for fun in the sun at the 15th Annual Walk for the Animals. The pledge walk will feature a pancake breakfast and a vendor village, complete with a number of animal-related information booths and activities. Register to walk or pledge your support online at


Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Puppies Off To Belgium

April 19, 2009

Today I met Karin and Joyce at the Hilton Hotel by the Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, they adopted two very cute chocolate Australian Labradoodle puppies from Manor Lake. Karin and Joyce came all the way over from Belgium to pick up their new family members, it was so exciting getting to meet them! Below are a couple photos from today. 



Secondhand Smoke Is Toxic To Your Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle

April 16, 2009

Secondhand smoke is toxic for pets too

The American Legacy Foundation is challenging pet parents to quit smoking during the month of April, which is also Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Research shows there are no safe levels of exposure to secondhand smoke for humans — and that goes for animals as well. One new study reveals that nearly 30 percent of pets live in a home with at least one smoker.

“Secondhand smoke doesn’t just affect people,” says Dr. Cheryl G. Healton, president of the American Legacy Foundation.

An estimated 50,000 Americans lose their lives to secondhand smoke annually and 4 million children and teens are exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes. A number of studies have linked respiratory problems, allergies and even nasal and lung cancer in dogs and lymphoma in cats to second-hand smoke exposure. Not surprisingly, the ASPCA lists tobacco smoke as a toxin dangerous to pets.

And our furry friends don’t just inhale the smoke. Particles can also get trapped in their fur and be ingested when pets groom themselves. A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that dogs in smoking households had a 60 percent greater risk of lung cancer. A different study published in the same journal showed that long-nosed dogs, such as collies and greyhounds, were twice as likely to develop nasal cancer if they lived with smokers. In yet another study, vets from Tufts University found that cats whose owners smoked were three times as likely to develop lymphoma, the most common feline cancer!

“Nicotine from secondhand smoke can have detrimental effects to the nervous systems of cats and dogs,” says Dr. Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, medical director for the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. “Environmental tobacco smoke has been shown to contain numerous cancer-causing compounds. Owners should avoid exposing their pets to secondhand smoke to help minimize the risk of their pets developing lung disease or cancer.”

According to a study published in the February 2009 edition of Tobacco Control, 28 percent of pet owners who smoke reported that knowing about the dangers of secondhand smoke to their pets would help motivate them to try to quit smoking.

To better protect our pets, the American Legacy Foundation and ASPCA recommend that smokers “take it outside” when they light up. The foundation also provides resources to support smokers in their decision to quit, including, an interactive website with free tools and tips to help smokers develop a personalized plan for kicking the habit — for good!

Posted By: Amelia Glynn | April 13 2009 at 01:22 PM

Bark For Life

April 13, 2009


Bark for Life

April 18th, 2009

Pottstown, PA

BARK FOR LIFE – April 18, 2009 at The Sunnybrook Pavilion, 50 Sunnybrook Road, Pottstown, PA 19464. Registration begins at 9am. Dog Walk begins at 10am. After the 1 mile dog walk, participants can enjoy team fundraisers, dog games, children’s games, caricatures, lunch, pictures, etc. All proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society. For more info Canines Care – Give Hope – Save Lives.

Handsome Black Australian Labradoodle Puppy

April 9, 2009

Below are some photos of our very handsome and affectionate black Australian Labradoodle male puppy we have available, he has the perfect wavy fleece coat that is allergy/asthma friendly and non-shedding. He has a wonderful personality, is laid back and very friendly to all he meets. He will mature at a large miniature/small medium size of about 25-35lbs. Right now he is working on potty training and crate training. For additional information and photos on this special guy contact us at or Enjoy the photos!

What A Sweet Face

April 8, 2009

I was playing outside today with this creme/apricot Australian Labradoodle puppy who is a little love and was able to catch this photo, isn’t she adorable? My heart about melted when she looked at me with those eyes.

Hope you like it!


Meet Manor Lake Caymus

April 8, 2009

This is a lovely photo and note we received from our puppy family on the East Coast, thank you Elizabeth!


Hi Kim,

Caymus is doing great and is very happy.  He is now approx 15lbs.  Not so sure he is going to get much bigger, do you think? He has settled in very easily and is definetly apart of the family.  He enjoys long walks and daily runs with me.  And is trying despartly to become friends with our feisty 11yr old cat, Pumpkin, she is not having it at all!  The girls are in love with him.


Creme Australian Labradoodle Puppies In The Sun

April 6, 2009

Today at Manor Lake we have been enjoying beautiful weather! The sun has been out all day spoiling us. It is about 70 degrees outside, it has been a nice break and treat from all of our rain and snow. As you can imagine our Australian Labradoodle dogs and puppies are also enjoying our beautiful Washington sunshine. I couldn’t help but to oh and aw over these photos I took today while I was playing with Charlotte’s puppies outside. They really liked chasing me around the yard and running after tennis balls, they are now of course worn out and sleeping at my feet! Enjoy.


For additional photos and information on these puppies please contact us at or

Manor Lake Sailor At Her New Home In California

April 6, 2009

Below are some adorable photos of our Manor Lake Sailor in her new home in California- we hope you enjoy them!


April 2, 2009

Here are some safety tips for your children and your Australian Labradoodle.

Children and pets can be the best of friends. Of course there are certain safety precautions that need to be taken, particularly with pets and younger children. The following are tips for keeping children safe around pets.

  1. Do not allow your child to disturb the pet when he is eating.
  2. Teach your child to never take a toy or treat from your pet’s mouth. Unless the pet is willing to drop the toy, your child should leave the pet alone or have an adult retrieve the item.
  3. Do not sneak up on the pet. Pets caught by surprise may become jumpy and defensive, acting upon instinct. Teach your child to approach the pet with hands visible and a soothing, non-threatening voice.
  4. Teach your child to read the pet’s body language. Growling, baring teeth, and raised fur are all signs of a threatened or aggressive pet.
  5. Always supervise children under five years old when interacting with animals.
  6. Teach your child not to stare into a pet’s eyes. This may be seen as a challenge by the pet.
  7. Make sure your pet is properly socialized to be comfortable around other animals and a variety of people. This is best if done at a young age.
  8. Your pet should be well trained and respond to simple commands. Be sure to reward your pet during training with a healthy snack such as Wellness Wellbites®.
  9. Your child should not make startling or sudden movements around the pet.
  10. Practice gentle petting with your child. Make sure they understand that the pet should not be pinched, pulled or hurt in any way.