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A LITTLE ABOUT US
Welcome! A little about our Samoyed owned family. Gregg and I have been together over 10 years and when I met him, he owned a Samoyed named Morgan who was rehomed with him from her previous owner that couldn't keep her. My love story with the breed began then! Although I have been a dog lover all my life and have volunteered and worked in shelters, I had never actually seen a Samoyed. I'm pretty sure Morgan was the real "closer" on our relationship, how could I not be part of that family! I brought a Pom-mix into our relationship and thankfully that wasn't a deal breaker for Gregg. I was told early on that Samoyeds are like potato chips, you can't have just one! We lost our Morgan due to health issues when she was only 8 years old. We now have Auggie and Elvie. Like I said you can't have just one! They own us and pretty much run our household. A little advice, if you have never owned a Samoyed, please reach out to as many owners as you can for advice and guidance as this isn't always an easy breed for many people to have. Believe me, I have chewed wood trim, destroyed remote controls, plants, holes in my yard just to speak of some of the shenanigans these cute little fur balls can do! Their grooming is another thing you have to take into consideration! The Samoyed Club of America website has several useful links to resources and information to help in making your decision on if this is the breed for you! Please do your homework on your breeder you select and also the breed!
In June of 2018, we registered our kennel name with Samoyed Club of America to start our own adventures of having some puppies of our own. "Baltasar" is Swedish meaning: Protected by God. Elvie is our foundation bitch from Sunkaska Samoyed in Traverse City, Michigan. I cannot thank her breeder enough for having the faith in me to bless us with this lovely girl to start on our own kennel!! We are not a kennel in the standard definition. We are Samoyed lovers that plan on having one or two litters from Elvie someday in the future.
If you are interested in being considered for a puppy from our litter and getting on our waiting list, please see the puppy questionnaire form under the "more" heading at the top of page. Completed the form and return it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are looking for a Samoyed, please visit Samoyed Club of America for a list of breeders in your area.
Update for puppies:
Our planned breeding for May 2019 has changed. Baltasar Samoyed is hopefully relocating to a new home soon! Elvie’s “Boyfriend” has agreed to wait and meet her later this year depending on traveling in the Winter to see him or possibly hold off until Spring 2020. Everyone on waiting list for puppies had been contacted about change and I’m happy some great homes are willing to wait! Elvie in the meanwhile will practice her Mothering skills on my Granddaughter that was born last November. Elvie sure loves this baby and I’m sure between babysitting and her therapy dog visits will stay busy!!
Auggie: OFA CHIC #87647
Elvie: OFA CHIC#136336
Team Auggie Therapy Dogs
Registered Therapy Dog Team since 2012
Auggie and Elvie are currently registered with Alliance of Therapy Dogs, formally Therapy Dogs, Inc. I am also a Tester Observer for Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Inc.
Auggie and I were also a former Certified Crisis Response Canine Team but are still available at a local level through ATD, Inc.
We have weekly visits at-
Assisted living centers where we have group and room visits
and also a nursing home/rehab facility. We stay busy doing at least 3-4 visits per week. We are also a volunteer team for Kindred Hospice.
We also like to help out volunteering for other special events that come up. We have participated in the Ruff Reader Program, Doc Days, Dog Days in the Park, Camp Hope, The Muskegon Walk to End Alzheimer's and visited a classroom with some wonderful kids with ASD, Make a Wish Foundation, Tim Tebow Foundation "A Night to Shine". Alzheimer’s special care facility. One of his favorite things to do (not mine) is speaking to groups about what it's like being a therapy dog and spreading the "magic of fur".