Testimonials


Since first introducing our services, Gamblers Cove Kennel has been able to cater for a variety of individuals.
We believe that their words speak far louder than any of ours.

Great experience!!
My fiancé and I had been searching for a puppy for a long time and weren't sure about which direction we wanted to go. We saw our new puppy on puppy find and we werent sure about it because he was in Missouri and we were from Indiana. We had never bought a puppy on our own let alone from another state. We decide to contact gamblers cove to just get information. She made us feel really comfortable. We were still very nervous and hesitant because he was in another state and we hadn't met him and didn't know how he would be with us. She met us to make our trip a little shorter. We received all of puppies information and he was perfect. He is still learning but he is learning quickly! She helped make our experience great and we love our playful, clumsy, and cuddly puppy!!!

Reviewer: Brooke, December 30, 2014


Very happy with our Cockapoo from Gamblers Cove

We couldn't be happier with our little girl cockapoo from Gamblers Cove Kennel!! From my first interaction with Kathy I knew this was the breeder for our newest addition to our family. Kathy is very knowledgable and takes the time to answer all your questions. She explained the entire process from start to shipping (our puppy flew to her new home in NJ) and eased any hesitation I had with purchasing a puppy over the Internet. I would recommend Gamblers Cove to anyone looking for a cockapoo.

Reviewer: Danylle, December 4, 2014


Gamblers Cove and Kathy are the BEST!!!

Since we first saw Penny's picture on Gambler's Cove site we were smitten. I contacted Kathy and she got back to us within minutes. Someone else was already interested in her but Kathy advised she would let us know if anything changes. the next day Kathy contacted us and told us the other people are waiting till fall and Penny could be ours if we were still interested. Well we were and I asked Kathy what to do next. We put down a deposit and waited! Kathy updated us any time we asked and included pictures of our Penny. Since Las Vegas has a heat restriction on shipping Kathy coordinated with me my plans to fly to Des Moines to pick up my girl. When I got off the plane and saw Kathy waiting at the gate with my precious Penny I wanted to cry tears of joy. Kathy had all her papers in hand and was waiting for us.I can't tell you what a pleasant experience this was and what a perfect puppy Penny has turned out to be. I would not hesitate ever in getting another dog from Kathy.

Reviewer: Debra, August 22, 2014


My adorable Sadie

I was hesitant to order a puppy online, but I cannot say enough good things about this breeder!! The communication was great, I got an email response right away to any questions, even after my puppy arrived. My puppy is adorable and healthy, and almost housebroken after only a week and a half. She has brought so much joy to myself and children. I would recommend this breeder to my family and friends who are looking for a healthy happy well cared for puppy!!!

Reviewer: Joelle, June 30, 2014


My husband has never had a dog; I grew up with dogs my whole life. Our 4 kids, ages 9-12, have been asking for a dog for quite some time. After dropping them all off at camp on Sunday, my husband thought it would be a great idea to surprise them with a dog. Hours of searching brought us here to Gamblers Cove Kennel. I was set on getting a chocolate cockapoo and Kathy had just one left and "they were going fast"! After speaking to my husband and personally talking to Kathy from the kennel on the phone, we decided to leave a few short hours later and make the 8 hr and 15 min trip from WI to MO to pick up our newest addition! We couldn't be happier with Gamblers Cove Kennel and how supportive and helpful they have been through this adoption process! We can't wait to see the looks on our kids' faces in 2 days! We highly recommend working with Kathy. The quality of her dogs is exceptional!

Reviewer: Kerri, June 25, 2014


REPUTABLE LOVING BREEDER

What a WONDERFUL BREEDER. Kathy has been so great to work with. On her website she posted a photo of her previous veterinarian, Dr. Stonum, who had recently accepted a position at Texas Tech. I emailed him inquiring about Gamblers Cove and he returned a raving response within an hour. When my vet spoke with Kathy, he also commented that she was a great breeder. Dasiy is so well adjusted and happy. You can tell great care is given to each puppy. One good piece of advice Kathy gave was to put Daisy to bed at the same time every night and put a blanket over her crate. Daisy sleeps 7-8 hrs a night with only a whimper!

Reviewer: Jackie, June 21, 2014


Wonderful experience!

We could not have asked for a better experience! Our little Morkie is absolutely perfect. She arrived happy and healthy and has a wonderful disposition. She is such a sweet, loving little girl. Kathy was great to work with and is an experienced, knowledgeable breeder who cares very much for her pups. She sent us pictures and updates of our little girl until she came home as well as spent the time talking to me in length about any questions/concerns. I would highly recommend working with Kathy to find your new family member.

Reviewer: Shannon, April 9, 2014


Excellent, Honest,Caring Breeder

I purchased a new Maltese puppy from Gamblers Cove Kennel. I couldn't be more impressed with this breeder! She took extra care that my puppy to got the nutrients it needed, and that it stayed healthy. It had love and socialization from people and other dogs. My puppy got a vet check, all it's shots, de-wormings, a bath and was micro-chipped for safety. She answered all my questions and gave advice on care of my pet. She gave me the name and phone number of her vet and suggested I call. I did. The vet had wonderful things to say about this breeder. My vet was impressed with the care this breeder provided for my puppy. She let me see my dog's mother. She takes extra good care of her puppies.You can tell it's her passion. She breeds for personality as well as intelligence. My dog is smart, healthy,playfull,happy, and friendly to other dogs and people. I totally recommend this breeder!!! She is a loving, knowledgeable, experienced, caring, helpful breeder.

Reviewer: Cindy, April 5, 2014


Excellent, Honest,Caring Breeder

I purchased a new Maltese puppy from Gamblers Cove Kennel. I couldn't be more impressed with this breeder! She took extra care that my puppy to got the nutrients it needed, and that it stayed healthy. It had love and socialization from people and other dogs. My puppy got a vet check, all it's shots, de-wormings, a bath and was micro-chipped for safety. She answered all my questions and gave advice on care of my pet. She gave me the name and phone number of her vet and suggested I call. I did. The vet had wonderful things to say about this breeder. My vet was impressed with the care this breeder provided for my puppy. She let me see my dog's mother. She takes extra good care of her puppies.You can tell it's her passion. She breeds for personality as well as intelligence. My dog is smart, healthy,playfull,happy, and friendly to other dogs and people. I totally recommend this breeder!!! She is a loving, knowledgeable, experienced, caring, helpful breeder.

Reviewer: Cindy, April 5, 2014


Outstanding!

I have never chosen my next best friend from a website - I have always counted on visiting the breeder and kennels in person but this was not an option at this time. I spoke with Kathy over the phone - explaining exactly the type of breed and personality that I was looking for and she was more than accommodating. Because the distance was so great - they met me half way with Bo - a cockapoo. Bo - now Bogey - is exactly as Kathy stated - calm and laid back - perfect for a Therapy Dog and serving our Elders living in Long Term Care Communities! Bogey has now learned to sit, potty training, leash trained and knows his name all with in a week - smart dog! Thanks Kathy! Brian and Family...

Reviewer: Brian, March 23, 2014


Excellent Experience

Like others I was very reluctant to purchase a puppy online. I had been doing a lot of research and kept running into situations that frightened me even more and started to lose hope that we would be able to find a puppy this way. That's when I saw Beau this adorable little cockapoo. I had to follow up. Everything I read about Kathy was extremely positive, so I emailed her and she was wonderful from the very start! She stayed in constant communication with me, providing pictures and videos. The process was extremely smooth from the purchase to picking him up at the airport. He is a wonderful dog and our family couldn't be happier! I would definitely recommend Kathy!! Wendy West Chester PA

Reviewer: wendy, October 26, 2013


Kathy,

Dan and I could not be any happier with Daisy. She is a great little girl, and spoiled too. Thank you for answering all of our questions and sending more pics to us. From the moment we first talked to you we were comfortable. This was a very quick and easy process and everything was great.We highly recommend you and your Kennel to anyone who is looking for a new sweet baby. You are the best! Thank you again.

Love,
Barbara, Dan, and Daisy

P.S.
You can call anytime you want we are more than willing to keep you updated on Daisy


VERY COURTEOUS

I am still deciding on a maltipoo. I have asked so many questions and Kathy has been so patient with me. This is a lifetime decision, sort of like getting a new grandbaby. I appreciate Kathy's willingness to email more photos and answer my questions. I will add another review when I complete the transaction.

Linda


We picked up Bella, our little maltipoo on September 29th. We arrived at the Russells home to see a wonderful/clean setup. Bella has been a great addition to our family . Bella is a very smart and energetic puppy that got a clean bill of health at her Vet check with a weight of 1.7 lbs. She is well socialized and blended with our family as if she had known us forever. She took to her crate without any fuss and slept all night by the third night home. I have kept up communication with Kathy and she has been great to work with. She comes highly recommended.

Michelle


Wonderful Boglen Terrier puppy

We just received our very healthy and playful 3 month old Boglen Terrier. She is just a cutie and arrived safely to Anchorage Alaska. Thank you.

Kristy


Cockashon puppy purchase

The comunication with this breeder was incredible! We have never done anything like this before and she walked us through and made us feel like we could really trust her. Our puppy came just as promised and we could not love her any more. She was crated & flown with care and expertise. We were given the extra touches of having a piece of a blanket from her littermates to ease the transition. Everything was done above and beyond so that we could have our puppy ASAP which we appreciated so much. A+ transaction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mari


Happy with our Cockapoo

I have nothing but good things to say about our purchase with Gamblers Cove Kennel. I have to say like most people I was vey wary to buy a puppy over the internet but Kathy walked us through the process. I described to her our family and our unique needs and she matched us up with the perfect puppy (Gage) for our family. Thank you very much Kathy and good luck to you in the future.

Tanya Rehbbein Salinas, Ca


I drove 200 miles to get a dog that I had never seen before but fell in love with! Kathy and Gamblers Cove Kennel made it so easy for me to decide. Henry's on-line picture looked just like him! It took me 1 hour to get out of a local pet store and 2 hours out of my office today with Henry! My sister has a Maltese from Gamblers Cove and after my purchase of Henry, co-workers and neighbors are asking for the website and telephone number. Kathy knows the history of the parents, gives a updated shot portfolio upon purchase and is very, very caring! Henry is 10 weeks old and the sweetest little guy I have ever had. Potty trained too! Thanks Kathy!!!!

Tammy


Kathy was wonderful to work with and so helpful and accommodating. She listened to our needs and helped us find the perfect puppy for my daughter and our family. Marnie came home with us and is just perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Thank you!
Melissa Hogue


She is great with our 2 daughters which are 1 and 3. I highly recommend Kathy. She helped us through the whole process of bringing Ava home safely. They are just like babies and need to be taken care of like a baby and Kathy helped us through that. We have had Ava (now her name is Tinkerbell) for 1 week and she is very healthy and active. She is also very smart and answered to her name by the first day home. She also slept the whole ride home on my chest and even the first night home she slept through the night perfectly! We love her very much!!! My husband was never in to cute small breeds, but ever since we picked her up he can not stop saying "She is sooo cute."

Thanks Kathy!
Barbara



Hello Kathy,

It's been over a year since we have purchased Hannah from you (an adorable girl Be-Apso, the only girl out of a litter of boys) and she is doing fantastic!
She is such a doll baby, a wonderful watch dog, a wonderful family dog. And as much as all the kids hate to admit it, she is truly drawn to me and is my dog.
she greets me at the door everyday we go for walks, she runs around the yard with kids, and has plenty of play with two cats and they love her as well.
I just wanted to say thank you and update you on her, she is doing wonderful and will be a big part of our family for years and years to come. I attached some pictures so you can see her.

oh and P.S. I love the name Hannah, and sometimes accidently call her that, but we decided to rename her to Kimber.

Thank you for your gratitude, your professionallism, and your willing to negotiate pick arrangements. I definately feel safe recommending your kennel to anyone. Top Notch!

Have a wonderful day!

Ashley, Michael, Aric, and Nathaniel Lauck
(and the cats) Nemo and Phoenix Lauck


Kathy,

I just wanted to give you a quick update on Sam (black cockapoo). He's doing great! I had no idea the boys could love him so much. They are still very eager to help take care of him. He's such a playful puppy and he does well with my boys. Sam has been swimming, to the park, on walks, down slides (on laps and by himself - on his own accord even!), played with other dogs, gone to the vet, etc. So he's done it all in just the few short weeks we've had him. He has learned to like his kennel and goes in there throughout the day to take naps. However he is now sleeping with us in bed at night. It was the only way to get him to sleep through the night. Oh well we were planning on letting him sleep with the boys at some point anyway. Let's just hope he can learn to sleep with them and not us. His potty training is going very well. He will tell us a lot of the time that he has to go. Not always, but he's still a puppy. So we have many days w/o "accidents" in the house. I've heard several friends say it took their dog a year before there were no accidents. But I'm hoping for better. I think he just might do it. Anyway, thanks for the wonderful puppy. We love him.

-Mindy

PS - the neighbors love him too!


Hi Kathy,

Scooter is doing wonderfully! He seems to be just as happy as can be. Of course, he's a bit spoiled. He's just as smart as a whip. He already knows sit, lay, shake hands, speak, and dance. He stays right by my heels where ever I go and he loves to ride in the car and on the motorcycle. He loves people, especially pretty women. What a chick magnet! He is a perfect choice and seems almost a re-incarnation of my last little buddy. I'll be happy to post a note on the puppy-find site.

Thank you
- George


Hi Kathy,
Just wanted to send you an update on Sierra! She is absolutely adorable. Chris and I are enjoying her so much. She plays really well with my mom's one year old teddy-bear puppy and she's adjusted really well to her new home. By the second night she was sleeping almost all the way through the night in her kennel next to our bed. Thanks for your help with getting Sierra to us! We're so glad we got her through you, and we've already recommended your business to several friends!

Chris and Erin Anderson


Thanks Kathy

These babydoll puppies are high quality and well socialized.We could not be happier with choosing this breeder to buy from - we "shopped" around for 6 months waiting for the right one and we got her! She is perfect! Thanks so much Kathy!!!! Nicole in Naples

Nicole, August 9, 2009


I have looked into several breeders and Kathy is top notch. Everything she says she does. My dog was in excellent health and well cared for. Kathy answered all my questions and was a pleasure to deal with. All her dogs are so healthy, beautiful and loved and it shows. My little Max is a Morkie and he has adjusted beautifully sleeping through the night already at only 10 weeks old.My dog was shipped on the plane and Kathy assured me he would be well cared for. Everything went just as she said and there were no problems whatsoever. There are many breeders online but only a few as good as Kathy. I would absolutely use her in the future.She rates tops with me!!! If you want to be assured your dog has the shots that are listed and it has been well cared for and is properly socialized, Kathy is your breeder. Thanks Kathy for being such a responsible caring breeder.

Marci Kleinman, October 5, 2009


Hi Kathy Just wanted you to know how happy we are with Teddy (Chaz) he is so smart and playful. Teddy had his first vet visit the day after he arrived and our vet said he is a healthy and happy pup! Thank you so much for the time and care you put into your breeding program, it really shows!

Kerry
New York


I just recently purchased a Teddy Bear puppy from Kathy and I must say she was the friendliest and most helpful person I have ever purchased anything from. I have proudly told everyone I know where I purchased my Bella (that is her name now) from. When she arrived at the airport everyone was smitten by her and I made the comment to several that I had to go "clear accross the country to get her" as I live in North Carolina. Again I cannot say enough wonderful things about Kathy Russell! I appreciate her and the help she gave me so much. Thank You Kathy!

Norma Hayes North Carolina

PS My Bella is sooooo Lovable and we are in the process of spoiling her rotten!


Kathy is great!

We just picked up our cockapoo last weekend, and we couldn't be having more fun! Our puppy was accustomed to pottying outside, so training her is much easier than it could have been! Kathy was fantastic to work with. She answered all of our questions, and went above and beyond (in our opinion)! Kathy is very professional, and we will definitely look her up again if we decide to get another puppy! Great experience!

Lindsey, January 15, 2012