Who We Are We are the Leeper family. We live on a 40-acre Kentucky Bluegrass farm in Valleyford, Washington on the hills of the Palouse. Located one mile off the Palouse Highway in a small country town, we live just 15 minutes South of Spokane. With four girls and one boy, we decided a number of years ago that we needed a "family project" to help pay for college tuition & weddings. God took a small business vision with doodles & continues to expand it.
Palouse Doodles is owned by our children & managed by me (what a deal!). My kids and husband do all the hard labor & loving of the dogs, and I do the management/customer service (& get the puppy therapy, too!). Our puppies are on a schedule from morning to bedtime from Week 5 to Week 8. It consists of: sleep, potty, feed, play/socialize, potty, nap OR sleep, potty, play/socialize, drink water, play, drink more water, nap - about 5-6 cycles a day. Yes, it is busy.
We have three dogs of our own - one female (Harlie Mae) and two males (Oliver & Charlie - two of our studs). We place all of our female "mamas-to-be" in our Partner Homes.
Our Partner Homes Our motto for our business is Country-born & American-bred. Our parent dogs live "all-American dog lives" across the state - with our Partner Families who love them and care for them in ideal homes from the time they are 8 weeks. We give our Partner Homes their puppies free of cost, and in exchange, we contract them with 1-2 litters, depending on their size. This keeps our mamas healthy, happy & strong - living life in a family and not in a backyard kennel.
Where are the Pups Born & Bred? After studding these beauties, we keep our mamas for the whelping stage and the puppies' first 8 weeks of life at our Kentucky Bluegrass Farm before they return back to their forever families.
This business has become a true labor of love for us,
and we are grateful for the community of our doodle families.