Welcome to Valley Star Doodles! While growing up we always had golden retrievers as our family pet. My first dog was a golden named Maya and she changed my life. She was my best side kick for adventures, a shoulder to cry in times of sadness, and my first best friend. This amazing relationship I developed with Maya is what I hope to share with others through goldendoodles and bernedoodles. I now have Maya's puppy, Scrappy Doodle, who is a beautiful, teddy bear Goldendoodle.
Though I love golden retrievers, I know that they are not an ideal pet for all family’s due to pet allergies, excess shedding, and size. When I first met a goldendoodle, I was immediately in love with this friendly, sweet yet intelligent dog breed. Goldendoodles have the lovable golden retriever personality and are also hypoallergenic, have low to no-shedding, and come in a variety of sizes. They seemed to capture the best in the golden retriever
Our dogs are our personal pets. From family vacations, to afternoon walks, and visiting family they are part of our pack. Our puppies are family raised, have beautiful conformation, and have very sweet and loving dispositions. They grow up in our home with lots of love and kisses! They are specifically bred for easy going yet playful temperaments which makes them wonderful family pets!
All of our puppies are raised with a puppy culture influence. This ensures proper socialization and helps us raise pups with great dispositions!
Our puppies are raised in the home with us around children and other pets. Our adult dogs are in the home or in guardian homes. We understand the importance of raising puppies with proper socialization and good behavior training that must be introduced to puppies at an early age. We follow the Rule of 7's puppy socialization process:
Been in 7 different safe locations
Eaten from 7 different containers
Met at least 7 different people
Ridden at least 7 miles in a car
Been in a crate at least 7 times (more is better)
Played with 7 different kinds of toys Been exposed to 7 different contexts
Been played with or taken somewhere alone, without mom or litter mates, 7 different times
This environment creates puppies with temperaments that are great pets for families, companion dogs or as therapy or service dogs due to their sweet, loving, steady and easygoing temperaments. If you are looking for a potential therapy/service dog, please let us know ahead of time so we can ensure we set aside a puppy who think will have that temperament.
We are located in Maryland close to D.C. and Baltimore. We provide puppies in Maryland, Virginia, and the surrounding states including:
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
- Washington D.C.
- New Jersey
- New York
*We never ship our puppies