Cocktails and Puppy Tails

by Colonial Village Labradoodles on November 11, 2019

Metazoa Brewing Company in Indianapolis allows dogs inside the brewery as they do not have a full kitchen. If you have not visited this ultra trendy brewery, you need to check it out.  They frequently have food trucks parked outside, too.  www.metazoa.beer

One of Kyle and I’s favorite wineries is Two EE’s Winery in Huntington, Indiana. Their wines are wonderful and you must try a Frose. It is a frozen rose. They allow dogs in all outdoor areas including their amphitheater where they host summer concerts. They have a wonderful cheeseboard and excellent outdoor areas where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine, nibble on the delicious cheeses, and let your Colonial Villlage labradoodle hang out with you. Huntington is working to restore the area and it is very tourist friendly.  Take your dog for a walk on the campus of Huntington College, too! www.twoees.com

Have you found somewhere that allows puppies and a Yappy Hour? Please share!

Dog Friendly In Carmel, Indiana

by Colonial Village Labradoodles on November 4, 2019

 

Dog Friendly in Carmel, Indiana

 

Not far from our farm in Sheridan is the upscale and trendy town of Carmel, Indiana. Carmel is considered one of the most dog friendly towns in Indiana and if you decide to people watch in certain areas you will undoubtedly observe a CVL puppy.  Most restaurants allow dogs for patio dining but none allow indoor dining. Call ahead to confirm.

 

Donatello’s in Carmel allow your dogs to enjoy a meal outside with you and on Thursdays offer “Dine with your Dog.” They will serve your pampered pooch its own bowl of chicken and rice.

 

We love walking our leashed dogs on the Monon Trail in Carmel. It is hard to build up speed as everyone wants to stop and pet our dogs. We use it for a stroll but not exercise!

 

Love to check out architecture? We eat on the patios in the Village of West Clay and then walk the neighborhood enjoying the amazing period homes. We love a home with a front porch.

 

Where are your favorite dog friendly spots?

 

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Available Punkins’

by Colonial Village Labradoodles on October 31, 2019

Available Immediately!

We have four adorable pumpkins in deep red to warm autumnal apricot hues. One will be 50 lbs+ and the others will mature closer to 40-45 lbs. They are stunning with amazing thick fleece coats! Call to learn more! 317-514-2251

 

 

Travelling With Your Pet

by Colonial Village Labradoodles on October 24, 2019

We love to travel with our CVL pets! I cannot tell you how many hotels we have stayed in with our puppies through the years. As we thought about our desire to take our dogs with us on vacation, we decided to share some favorite locations to travel with your CVL puppy. Don’t forget, everyone will stop to ask about your baby and we love referrals!

 

Today, we will focus on travel in Indiana. Did you know you could take your dog to the Conrad Hotel in Indy? One of our families was living at the Conrad for a few months and decided to bring home a puppy from us while they were working in Indiana. They named the puppy, Gus, for Augustus Conrad. The staff of the Conrad spoiled Gus with treats and his own special bed. They will do the same for your puppy. Your dog will even get a bandana and a dog bowl. Celebrating your dog’s birthday at the Conrad? The staff will order him a custom cake from Three Dog (pet) Bakery! Nothing but the best for your CVL puppy! Indianapolis 317-375-9100 www.hilton.com/en/conrad/

 

We also swoon over Hotel Indigo in Columbus, Indiana. You will love the modern architecture and decod and your dog will love the welcome they receive. They even have their own staff dog named Miles who is available for cuddles. If you forget your dog but you want to have a pet in your room, you can request to borrow their fish in a fishbowl. This hotel knows the value of pets for a human’s psyche.

Miles has his own parties for guests on the patio from June- October called “Canines and Cocktails.” Sign us up! 812-375-9100. www.ihg.org

 

Life of A Dog Breeder- Journal Entry

by Colonial Village Labradoodles on October 21, 2019

Did you know that all CVL pet puppies are born in my office? My office is near my bedroom. When moms are due to deliver they come back from our guardian home 3-4 days prior to delivery. They either sleep in our room with me or in my office. I set my alarm to wake me up every 2 hours so I can make sure they are not going into labor on their own. Sometimes, I even wake them up checking on them!

My office is full of all of my favorite things as I spend so much time in there! I have my favorite signs (my current fave is: Just A Small Town Girl) lots of labradoodle pictures and signs, bulletin boards with lists and puppy pictures and a custom picture of my Grandpa’s church that he pastored in Morton, ILL hangs over my whelping box. If you are going to be in your office all of the time (and sleep in there often) it is important to make it friendly! I also think that my dogs find if I love the area than they feel comfortable, too.

I have an antique armoire that was always in my parent’s living room of my childhood home. It stores all of my whelping supplies, extra puppy blankets, hand sanitizer and disinfectants. My mom always was so careful to always store only blankets and pillows and I have repurposed it!

If you are visiting our home and we currently do not have puppies, ask for a tour! I love to share it when my whelping box is empty!