Here are some photos and testimonials from some of our Pinewood puppy adopters! Please also use the search bar on the right side of our blog and search for “pupdate”. We have started to share a lot of them directly on the blog instead of adding them to this page. We have lots! <3
We also have a list of references from happy adopters if anyone would like to check us out. This page is a work in progress so please check back.
“Hi Jennifer. I wanted to say hi and send a Cubbie update. He is doing so well! He’s cuddly and affectionate and snugly and fun. It’s a lot of work, and I’m definitely getting less sleep, but it’s wonderful. Cubbie has gained 1.5 pounds, is almost fully potty trained, and has learned several commands (he already knew “sit”, but now he does “come” and “wait” and “down”). We are still trying to find a dry food that he really likes. While I’m at work, Cubbie has been going to an amazing doggie daycare program or staying with sitters. He loves socializing at daycare. His tail is wagging when we go in and he’s a favorite of the staff. We are still working on making him feel comfortable being alone – he really doesn’t like being on his own, so we have some work to do here. We’ve kept busy visiting dog parks, attending puppy socials, meeting my little cousins (5 and 3 years old) and having my mother visit (she adores him). He truly loves every person and dog he meets. He loves cuddling up in my lap and just being a part of the action. He is now a real city dog, as we live in downtown San Francisco, but he’s made the transition wonderfully.
Thank you for all the work you did those first 16 weeks to raise such a sociable, sweet, friendly little guy. He’s just wonderful!
I hope all is well with you!”
Cubbie is an apricot Cavapoo from Jules and Clancy. Cubbie was enrolled in our Progressive Puppy Program and stayed until 16 weeks of age for extra training.
This is Tank (formerly known as Frosty) from Lucy & Dickens, with his new red sweater. Frosty was our first brown phantom parti color. He has a base coat of white with dark brown spots and light brown points (cheeks and eyebrows) . Some comments from his “mom”.
And another.. “he is 3 lbs now, he’s very sweet and loving – likes being held like a baby.
This is Garland now Winston from a black “tuxedo” Cavapoo from Reba and Dickens. And an update from his “mom”.
We have had Winston (aka Garland) for nearly 3 weeks now and he is absolutely the joy of our lives! He is playful, funny, loving, and training really well. He is so fast when we play tag in the backyard we can hardly catch up with him! He’s been so sweet with the other puppies he’s met and doesn’t seem to have any fear of strangers. He loves being with us – the only time he cries is when we leave the house. As a testament to how much we love him we are ready to get back on the waitlist 🙂 Thank you for raising him in such a loving environment — I feel very fortunate to have met his mother Reba and it’s clear just how much you adore these little furry friends.
All the best,
And a one year update from Winston’s mom….
“Hi Jennifer –
Just wanted to reach out because it was exactly one year ago today that we collected Winston from your house and our lives were changed forever. Winston is the most delightful creature we’ve ever encountered. He’s sweet, intelligent, protective of the family, and quick on his feet. We’ve been reminiscing about those first days when we arrived home with him and how we knew right away that he was a special one. Here he is with Clementine on the frozen pond near our house. They are the best of friends!
Thanks again, thinking of you on this Winniversary 😊”
I wanted to give you an update on Gimli (Blizzard). He is so sweet and very lovable. He is a fast learner! He is doing great with potty training and he sleeps all night in his crate without any accidents. He is very sweet to strangers and other dogs and he is doing well in his puppy class. He loves our other dog and they have become great friends. They love to fight over one of the toys you sent home with him. I’m surprised it’s still intact with all the tug-a-war games it’s been through. Thank you so much for such a great addition to our family!
“We’ve named him Oliver. He is super cuddly. He was a trooper on the way home. Hates being separated from us, we are tough loving that crate/play area several times a day. No accidents in the house! Thank you Jesus! Relationship with the cat still in the works. Thank you for a great experience. P and M”
Here are few photos of our handsome boy, Charlie. He is much loved by our granddaughter, Marissa, and the rest of the family as well. He’s such a great dog, and we’re lucky to be his “pack!”
J and L”
This was a heartbreaking update for me to get…I won’t share the details of the accident. And please be assured the owner was very happy to let me share this with you.
“Hi Jennifer!! It has been so long since the day of craziness when you handed me Pierce at the airport after a total debacle of flight delays. I have been meaning to send you updates but of course in the busy turn of life I have never gotten around to it. But I wanted to reach out and let you know that Pierce, who we renamed Rafa, has been the ultimate joy of our family and the most amazing addition. I don’t think we could’ve ever imagined a more wonderful dog in the history of dogs!!!
Of course we were all excited about adding a puppy to our family but my husband “K” was a bit skeptical. And as it would turn out Rafa and K are so in love with each other it is totally obnoxious. Rafa has the most amazing personality. He is playful, energetic, funny and very smart. He potty trained very easily. He loves other dogs big and small, and he loves other people big and small. He is so friendly and we can take him anywhere without any worries. He is 100% healthy and has been so since he arrived.
He has the most beautiful markings, an amazing silky coat and he does not shed at all. My kids who have a dog allergy tolerate him perfectly. He is a total cuddler and true to his lapdog nature as he has to be sitting on someone’s lap if were sitting down relaxing watching TV. But he’s also very adventurous and loves to run in fields and stir up birds and all kinds of fun outdoor things. He does watch TV and barks at dogs when they come on TV. We think it’s hilarious but I’m sure when we have company they think it’s different. Ha!
You and your family have given us the greatest gift. I cannot imagine our lives without Rafa. Thank you so much for everything you did in order for us to have this wonderful member of our family. I loved all the information I received from being on your waiting list. Your website was so informative. You gave me everything I needed in order to bring him home and he has just been amazing.
If you ever need an additional reference please feel free to reach out to me. Here are some pictures of Rafa. And I will periodically keep in touch.
Rafa (formerly known as Pierce) was from Faith and Sundae’s *MASH themed litter from May 2016.
Joey’s mom and I have corresponded back and forth quite often about her little fur-pup. Here was a recent email:
If you have been wondering about this Boy Wonder, wonder no more. Joey is now 7 months old and ready for college. He can do it all and does it well.
He weighs 11 pounds, prob less without his double teeth. (Waiting for his bottom teeth to all fall out as well as the canines.)
Thanks for everything! He’s beyond…..
Hugs , A”
I emailed back….
“I think I may need to do a blog update on this little man…look at that handsome profile! That’s for the update and adorable pics! So what will he be majoring in at college? 😉 ”
(I mean seriously, wouldn’t you want to know what a dog is taking in college? 😉 )
“Paws and thumbs up on your idea, which is a great one!!
I think it looks great, (referring to a blog post I shared) and can say from experience that working with you was a pleasure. We feel soooo lucky every day that we were able to adopt King (formerly Stormy from Lucy’s first litter) from you. He is really the BEST dog, so sweet and smart and has a very distinct personality. And also extremely good motivated so he was easy to train (some cavapoos we’ve met aren’t very interested in food, whereas King will eat anything put in front of him)
Side note-his fur lightened up A LOT from when he was born. He appears very gray/silvery/blue and has some merling in his darker patches, whereas when he was a puppy he appeared dark sable/black in those areas. Thought it might be of interest for future litters! We love him and I think he looks very handsome, and very different from any other dog we’ve seen.
Molly was Pansy from our 2017 Flower and Noah litter.
“Hi Jennifer! It’s been a wonderful year since we brought Pez aka ‘Greg’ home. He is such a perfect combination of loving, playful, gentle, curious and cuddly. Sometimes it’s comical how ungraceful/clumsy he can be and how he thinks he’s part cat trying to balance in strange places. He is the happiest of greeters to come home to and the best lap warmer to relax with. He loves playing in his yard, chasing birds, and has been doing a lot of camping with us. He’s all grown up, has had several hairdos and has filled out to a whopping 27 lbs! Lol Thank you for bringing him into the world and letting him be part of ours!
I’m pretty sure this is our biggest Cavapoo (at least that I know of )! They included some puppy and adult pictures. He was Greg (our Brady Bunch-themed litter) from Rosie and Sundae’s April 2018 litter.”
My family and I really couldn’t have gotten luckier and I credit all the training and socialization and adventures you and your family took him on before we got him. He is now just about 1 year and 3 months, 11.5 lbs, and he’s literally the best pup ever. Thanks so much for raising such a beautiful creature and for continuing to take an interest in him! 🙂 We send our love to you and your husband and to Reba & Dickens!
I hope you are well. I love following Pinewood Cavapoos via email and Instagram! It’s so much fun to watch each of your new litters as they grow and ultimately find their forever homes.
Since Cubbie is turning 2 years old this week on October 25th, I wanted to reach out and provide an update. Cubbie is a wonderful dog who has brought so much joy to my life; I can’t imagine my life without him now. Cubbie is affectionate (he’s always looking for someone to cuddle with or give him a belly rub), playful (he loves to play fetch and tug-of-war), clever (he anticipates my commands in order to secure himself a treat), and happy (his tail is constantly wagging). Since he loves being with people and other dogs rather than alone, Cubbie spends his days with dog sitters while I’m at work. He has an amazing group of sitters whom he adores, and who adore him in return. Cubbie has made some great “doggie friends” among the other dogs his sitters care for, including Kingsley, Neptune, Mozzie, and Sherlock – all pictured below with Cubbie. I think my dog has a larger social network than I do! And, in fact, I know that he has a larger social media following than I do (your readers can follow him at @CubbieTheCavapoo).
Anyways, below are a few of my favorite pictures of Cubbie. Thanks again for taking such wonderful care of Cubbie during his formative months. I know that he’s got such a sweet temperament in part because he came from such a loving home from birth.
L & Cubbie”
Cubbie was Declan from our October 2016 Jules & Clancy litter <3
“Merry Christmas Jennifer,
It was just over a year ago that I drove to Spokane, put my station wagon in the ditch, and got pansy, now Molly. I’m sure you hear love stories all the time, and this is also one. Molly is a joy to us and runs reign over her acre like a little diva. I originally wanted an apricot puppy, and I was sort of far down the list when early in December last year I got a call from you. I said “if there’s a female, yes!”
Molly is the perfect dog for me, although she has topped out at 8.1 pounds she has the energy and stamina few can meet. She does early-morning walks around Capitol Lake, about 3 miles, and can still play all day. Thanks for all the hints; Potty training with the litter box in the crate was a breeze. I never once had to get up during the night. And when she outgrew the need to go during the night, of course, she started sleeping with us. I very much enjoy following all the happenings at Pinewood through the Internet. Thanks again.
Molly was Pansy the black and white female pup from our “flower” litter by Flower and Noah from October 2017