About Lakeview Doodles
Proudly run by one family since the beginning.
Our family discovered and fell in love with the Goldendoodle and Labradoodle breeds in 2004 while searching for an all-around friendly, intelligent, low to non-shedding family dog. When our neighbor first mentioned the breeds to us, Beth remembers saying “a whater-doodle?” and that’s how it all started…
Here we are, 19 years later, and Lakeview Doodles is truly a full family-run business!
Our kids have always been a very big part of LVD. When they were younger, they would help socialize puppies, keep the play areas clean, help feed and water, etc… Now that they’re older, they have chosen to help out even more.
Here is a glimpse at what everyone does!
Julianna still does a lot of the puppy work, along with being Beth’s right-hand gal. She assists with breedings, picture sessions, puppy play socialization days, and puppy delivery trips. Julianna also runs Lakeview’s Instagram page, watches our past puppies when their families go away, and countless other things! All this in addition to starting her own business, Point Breeze Doodles, in 2021!
Gianni is our little guy and is our official “Puppy Socializer & Puppy Whisper!” Chances are good you will meet Gianni when you pick up your puppy, who will happily tell you all about “his” puppies, your puppy’s schedule, and more!
Joey relocated to Florida where he runs his own construction company, J&E Excavating, but still makes the time to come back to New York as often as possible. When home, he gets right back into the groove of things and helps everyone. He also accompanies (and chauffeurs) Beth on some of the puppy delivery trips when we’re lucky enough to have him home!
Josh, also primarily living in Florida now, helps out wherever and whenever help is needed, coming back for visits regularly. Whenever we need, he truly steps up and steps into whatever role necessary.
Jake has spent the last few years exploring opportunities in California, Florida, and New York. We look forward to any time he’s able to come back home to visit! When he does, he jumps right in helping, as if he never left.
Josh and Jake work with Joey at J&E Excavating, continuing our family’s love of working side by side.
Andy and Beth are at the helm of it all.
In 2017, Andy took early retirement from the town, where he worked for many years, to help Beth with the day-to-day tasks. His main area of expertise is bathing the puppies! He does a great job, always making sure to keep everyone fresh and clean. He also drives countless hours every week, picking up and dropping off our guardian dogs from their homes. Sometimes they just have to come to our house for breeding, or go to the vets for a progesterone test, health testing, spay/neutering, etc… Being our vet is an hour and a half round trip, it’s quite a hike, but Ridge Animal Hospital is well worth the trip!
In the meantime, Beth takes care of the other behind-the-scenes work. Some of which include breedings, both natural and artificial insemination, ultrasounds, whelping litters, checking weights, trimming toenails (every three to five days on puppies who are newborn to eight weeks old!), dewormers, vaccines, microchips, and puppy vet check-ups. She also gives our adults haircuts, otherwise known as “The Beth Cut“! Picture taking, picture taking, more picture taking, and picture editing. Beth is also in charge of running and updating the website, along with Facebook. She handles emails and spends countless hours talking by phone daily with prospective families, all while keeping in touch with our past families, especially now through our Facebook “family group”, and answering any questions they may have. She is in charge of keeping the calendar organized, scheduling appointments, planning (and hosting) our yearly doodle romp, our yearly eye cerf clinic, and hosting our puppy play socialization days, now held via Zoom, for each litter when the puppies reach 6 weeks of age. Beth makes sure to prepare for puppies to go home by putting together their binders and going home bags, and also making our delivery trips to Albany, MA, CT, NJ, NYC, Long Island, and PA to bring our puppies to meet their new families!
We wish it were as easy as living in “puppy heaven”, as we hear so often, but having amazing puppies and creating a relationship with so many of our wonderful families makes it worth the work! We’ve been told that getting a puppy from us is like gaining a whole extra family, and we can’t imagine anything better.