Our house cannot be complete without an animal, and we have been so sad since we lost our furry blue boy. Knowing that he had only a few months to live, we had decided that we would have a dog not another cat, but I don’t think I’d fully realised just how sad I would feel when he finally went. Even now, I still expect to see his little furry face when I come in….
So to focus on the future, we started our search for our new family member. Not a replacement of course, as that would never be possible, hence why we were decided on a dog, something that had never been possible during the cat’s reign. As a family, we discussed dog breeds and all agreed that a cockapoo seemed like the best fit of personality and size for us.
But where to find one? Clearly the minefield of the internet was not going to help much, especially with so many people seemingly cashing in on the popularly of the cockapoo and many other popular family dogs.
Each time I thought I’d found one, I would get excited, but then came the uneasy feeling in my tummy – was I doing the right thing? Was this breeder genuine?. To be fair, I’m an overly cautious person by nature (my husband says I tend to overthink things) and had to disappoint my husband when I couldn’t bring myself to buy the very cute puppy we went to look at, because I wasn’t comfortable about the conditions he was being brought up in.
Instead we focused on finding a quality breeder, and looked at the Approved Breeders list on Cockapoo Club GB and sent an email to Maison Jolie Cockapoos We were delighted to hear from Eve, giving us the great news that she a had a little black girl available.
We visited yesterday, and both she and Maison Jolie Cockapoos were perfect, everything we had hoped for, and now we can’t wait for her to arrive and complete our family.
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