“Our journey kind of started on August 26th, 2013 when our precious Lab, Shilo crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. I knew that day was coming because of his failing health but it sure didn’t ease the horrific pain and loss we both felt once that day arrived.
I was fortunate enough to have come to know Jo Ubina-Smith on Facebook and who bred these precious Labradoodles. This was several months before we lost our Shilo. And once we were a one pup family with our current Labradoodle Cole, it finally became apparent we wanted to take the plunge and get a Serenity Springs Labradoodle pup.
From Mattie Mac’s birth to the day we finally picked him up, we were able to view him and how much he was growing into the cutest little fur ball I’d ever seen. I’d never heard of anyone birthing and raising their babies in their actual house as Jo does. And a litter box for a dog? Never heard of that either.
September of last year, 2014 we made our way up to Northern, CA to get our little Mattie Mac and bring back with us in our motor home. Since he was litter box trained we set up a pen area in the kitchen of the motor home with a kennel and a litter box. Well, it took us 5 days to get home and Mattie didn’t have one accident. We watched in amazement as he trotted over to the litter box and did his little duty in it then happily jump out. And when we got home, he was, to us, the smartest pup we’d ever raised. He learned so quickly to go out our doggy door, following his big brother Cole.
Our little boy turned a year old on June 22nd, 2015 and has grown into such a smart, sweet and loving part of our family. Our Mattie has brought us more joy then I could have ever imagined and I have to say that I believe that the love he got long before his mom and daddy came to get him, made all the difference in the world. I, we, know one thing for sure, Jo and her husband Ron give all of their pups the love, care and training that, to us, go over above and beyond what you would ever dream of from a breeder and we are so grateful to have found them.”