About Us


Thanks for stopping by to learn more about us and our adorable Cavapoos! (We occasionally have purebred Cavaliers and Poodles available too), but Cavapoos are our specialty!

We are the Wood family. Which consists of me, (mom-Jennifer), dad (Duane) and our three grown sons which I had the privilege of home schooling. And I’m happy to say they all went into service/health occupations. Our two oldest sons are twins. One is now married and working in another state as a Cardio Vascular Invasive Technician. The other is working as an RN a couple hours from us, and newly engaged to his RN fiancé.  And our youngest still lives here as he is an EMT/Firefighter for the tribe (yes, we live on the reservation) and there are not a lot of housing options in our little town. He is also a recovery diver on the local sheriff’s dive team.

So the dog “operation” is mainly up to my husband and I now.

We live in the beautiful wooded mountains of NE Washington with a view of the Columbia River, also known as Lake Roosevelt. Many people vacation in our area, so we feel blessed to be able to live here year round and enjoy the four seasons and God’s beautiful nature. There is much wildlife that inhabit our area. We’ve been privileged to observe mountain lions, black bears, bobcat, whitetail deer, moose, wild turkeys, bald eagles and many other creatures.


Our “kennel” is really a little family farm. We garden, have horses, chickens and raise our dogs on our seven acres. Our dogs are mostly indoor/outdoor. We do have a dog “house” with some kennels, and three big fenced-in yards for their comfort and safety. So they can either be with us or out in the yard.




I am the main dog person and manage the dogs with a little help from the guys. I’ve been involved with dogs in various ways all my life. We always had a family dog when I was growing up, but when I was in high school I got my “own” dog, a Aussie mix which drew me into obedience classes. From there I wanted to try obedience trials, which lead me to my first purebred, a Shetland Sheepdog or Sheltie as they’re affectionately called. So off I went full force into confirmation and obedience showing and also doing Sheltie rescue. During that time I also worked as a veterinary assistant, and also at a boarding kennel. After the loss of my larger mixed breed, I obtained two Belgian Sheepdogs for show also.

The dogs kind of took a back seat as the kids arrived and kept us busy for a few years. In 1998 we moved to our current WA location. And being a herding dog person (I love their intelligence and train-ability), when my last Belgian died, we brought home our new “watch” dog, an Australian Cattle Dog. Two years later came the first German Shepherd. Even though we raise Cavapoos, there will always be big dogs around here too. Someone has to watch out for the little guys!

As the last of the Shelties passed away I started thinking of getting another smaller dog, but with less hair to manage. A friend suggested the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and so my research began. Later our first Cavalier, sweet Lizzy came to live with us. She had some health issues, so we weren’t able to start our Cavapoo adventure until later, but she got the ball rolling in the right direction.  Not too much time passed and Pooh, our first Poodle was added along with a couple other Cavaliers, and voila’, then came the adorable Cavapoos!

One more dog adventure came about while researching small dog breeds. I became a puppy raiser for Dogs For The Deaf Inc. (No, I did not raise puppies for DFD). This service organization rescues shelter dogs for their program. A puppy raiser gets the puppy or dog from DFD and keeps it for about a year, housebreaking, socializing and teaching basic obedience skills before the dog is returned to DFD for its sound training. It was fun and DFD is a wonderful organization. Check them out!

Along with the dogs, I keep busy around the farm with our other animals (goats, rabbits, chickens, horses, cats and a crazy parrot!). We also usually have a nice garden going, put up our on hay in the summertime, plus I spend time riding my horse and I love to cook yummy, (mostly) vegan food. And our family is very involved in our little country church just a few miles down the road.

Well, that kind of gives you a little glimpse of us and our lives with dogs. I hope you enjoyed getting to know us a bit better.

33 Responses to About Us

  1. Laura Harvey says:

    I talked to you on the phone earlier today. I’ve filled out the adoption forms and now need to put down a deposit. My phone is 425-501-6376. Email is pinkflamingolah@gmail.com. Thank you, Laura

  2. Laurie Miller says:

    I have submitted Form ! and Form 2 and ready to make deposit. How do I do that?

  3. Kirsten says:

    How do I get in contact with you to talk about your puppies?

  4. Randee Anderson says:

    Loved you family story! We are looking for a cavapoo puppy to be our little girl. We have been marked for 44 years and always had a dog. We had to say goodbye to our beloved Maggie girl and our now empty nesters and looking for another little girl.
    We would love to find her and have her join our family in the early spring. Please call me or email me with information on your a ability.

  5. Haley says:

    Hello! Wondering when your next litter of cavapoos will be and how many are currently on the wait list

    Thank you!

    • Hailey, we should be having more Cavapoos this spring. Our wait list will be updated soon (right after I finish matching our current puppies). It will be around 40 then.
      Thanks for inquiring!

  6. Jay says:

    Do you have any cavapoos puppies available?

  7. Jan says:

    I’ve been researching these darling dogs all week. I stumbled upon your website, and am so happy, as we are in NW Washington. Just lost our darling little Westie that we had for 14 years, and know that we want another dog at a later date. A wait list would be fine with us, as we be doing some traveling. A home is not the same without a dog! Before our Westie, we had a wonderful Golden Retriever for 17 years. As we approach our late 60s, smaller dogs are our interest now. 7 grandkids all nearby would also love a puppy…

    • Hi Jan!
      I’m glad you found us! I’m so sorry about your little Westie. It’s never easy to lose them 🙁 It sounds like both of your dogs had wonderful, long lives with you.
      If you’re interested in getting on our waiting list, please go ahead and fill out Part 1 & 2 of our Puppy Applications and submit them. I’ll get back to you after I have received and reviewed them.
      Thanks so much,

  8. Tracy Weddle says:

    Hi! How much are your Cavapoo? I was hopinh to get one this summer since I’m a teacher but I’m lookingvtobspend 500-$700.

    Thank you~

    • Hi Tracy,
      I’m sorry we work from a waiting list and it appears we are above your budget anyways. In fact, most reputable breeders will be 2-3 times that amount for a quality, home-raised puppy. Please be careful if you find one in that price range, it will probably be a scam. Good luck in your search! 🙂

  9. Tracy Weddle says:

    Hi! How much are your Cavapoos? I was hoping to get one this summer since I’m a teacher but I’m looking to spend 500-$700.

    Thank you~

  10. Jamie Boelow says:

    Please add me to your email list. I would like to know when the wait list opens again. Your pics and blogs are great. Jamie

  11. Betty Van Valkenberg says:

    Hello, we are retired and live on a quiet culdesac with a large fenced backyard in Woodburn, OR. We have a 14 year old cat that thinks he is half his age and we babysit our 15 month old Great Grandson. In late September we lost our Blenheim King Charles Cavalier Spaniel. We had 12 wonderful years with her. We are looking for a small, female red or red and white Cavapoo older puppy or dog. I know this may be an impossibility so we are inquiring about your puppies. Any help you could give us would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time. Leonard and Betty Van Valkenberg

  12. Barbara Wolfendale says:

    I recently put in an application through good dog. I hope to hear from you soon as I’m very interested in your dogs.

  13. Paulette Wilder says:

    I have been searching for a Cuddle CAvapoo. What is your planned availability? Can you give me other recommendations for reputable breeders for this size Cavapoos, Cavachon or Cavapoochons? I will greatly appreciate any guidance.

  14. Michelle says:

    Hiya, will you have any more Aussaliers soon?

  15. Claudia C Morales says:

    Hello I’m very interested in putting myself on the wait list I’m not in a rush to get a puppy now . But in the future I’d like to be able to choose from a particular color that I’m looking forward to having in my home. I don’t mind putting the deposit now but I’m thinking about a year and a 1/2 wait would be just fine for me. Please let me know if this is possible

  16. Laura Wilson says:

    Do you have or will have any cavalier spaniel puppies?

  17. No, I don’t. Thank you

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