ArborGate Labradoodles is run by Gina Anderson and her assistants, Nikkii Carlisle and Deb Stevenson.
Meet the Anderson’s …
We’re David and Gina Anderson, both Canadians, born and raised in the frigid north of the Yukon Territory. (right beside Alaska!) We lived in Indiana for more than 6 years, and the midwest is still very close to our hearts.
Gina homeschooled our oldest children for a number of years and she loved being able to stay home and spend this time with the kids. They grow and change so quickly. Currently, the older kids have headed off to school and Gina is at home with the youngest and focusing her attention on our beloved labradoodles.
We found the Australian Labradoodle breed when we were searching for a family pet that wouldn’t bother Gina’s allergies and would be able to go running with us. David wanted a dog that was fun and active and Gina (who is a bit of a neat freak) wanted a dog that didn’t shed. The Australian Labradoodle fulfilled our wishlist perfectly and it was love at first sight! When we brought our first puppy home, we discovered that she really didn’t shed, she was great with our young children, and she was a quick learner. That’s when we decided that we wanted to fill our lives with these lovely creatures and help other families find the joy of having an Australian Labradoodle as part of their family.
David completed his PhD in Philosophy at Purdue University in Indiana. He spent a number of years working as a professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, and is now working back in the Yukon. After a long day at school with his head in the books, it was nice to come home to his wife, kids and dogs. Often he arrived home to find Makiah reading stories on the dog bed with Piper. Piper lies on his feet at night while he’s relaxing, and loves running and catching the frisbee outside. With all the women in the house, Theo and David are glad our man Zeus is around to even things out.
While living in Indiana for 6 years, we started ArborGate Labradoodles. Gina continues to manage this breeding program with the help of 2 trusted assistanst and vet techs, who raise the puppies in their homes in Lafayette, Indiana.
As ArborGate Labradoodles grew, it became apparent that we needed additional help in order to maintain our high standard of care and love that we want each of our dogs and puppies to enjoy. We couldn’t be more grateful when our trusted friends and veterinary technicians, Nikkii Carlisle and Deb Stevenson, graciously chose to partner with us.
Meet the Carlisle’s …
Nikkii is a registered veterinary technician (Purdue University ’99) and has been invaluable to us from day 1. Nikkii follows our ArborGate Labradoodle socialization program and we work closely together to ensure that your puppy gets the best possible start in life.
Let me allow Nikkii to introduce herself:
My husband Ralph and I are proud parents to three daughters. We also have two mixed breed dogs named Panda & Jinga, and are often happy hosts to Australian Labradoodles. Since I stay home and homeschool our children, the pups around here get lots of love and attention! Puppies that spend time with us will be exposed to all aspects of family life because they will grow up in the center of our home. Puppies learn from birth what it is like to be a cherished member of a family.
The Australian Labradoodle breed has become near and dear to me since I first was introduced to them 10 years ago. All of the ArborGate Labradoodles that I have worked with have been such obedient, calm, clean, and FUN dogs to be with. I never have any hesitation in recommending this breed to anyone I meet!
We consider it a privilege to come alongside Gina and David in the raising of their labradoodles. I have assisted Gina for over 10 years already, helping out with all aspects of puppy raising. We have hosted many of their dogs and puppies in our home, and we always look forward to meeting and cuddling with the newest Arborgate Labradoodle babies! “
Meet the Stevensons’….
Deb has a love for all animals, and has been a registered veterinary technician for almost 20 years. She currently resides on a farm with all sorts of critters – including horses, sheep, goats, chickens…and boys! She has 5 sons to keep her active. The family is involved with numerous activities, from youth group to music to sports. She is delighted to be a part of the Arborgate family.
With my experience and Nikkii and Deb’s veterinary training, our puppies will have the best possible start in life. We are a team committed to raising beautiful, friendly, healthy, and balanced Australian Labradoodles. Together, it’s our pleasure to help you adopt a new forever family member.
Raising Australian Labradoodle Puppies for Your Family
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