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Welcome Home Labs~  Reviews and Testimonials

Here are a few of the responses that we receive from our “extended family”.  We enjoy staying in touch with all of you.  We are continually getting updates from families-  we LOVE that- thank you!  I am REALLY HOPING to add testimonials regularly.  I am just trying to find a way that would work easily.  We get several everyday and it certainly makes our days even brighter.  Let me know if you have an idea for me to post these easily.  My focus is dogs and people so the website is not my expertise. 

We welcome you to continue to send in photos and an update of your Lab or share about your experience with us then I will do my best to post it right away.    If you want to be sure that it is posted then just say in your email…please, post this in testimonials.  That will motivate me to get it up because I don’t want to disappoint you and I am so happy to share these Labs with others. 

Families also leave testimonies and updates on Facebook where they can post directly to Welcome Home Labs Facebook.  Be sure to look under ‘comments’ of the FB posts.  Enjoy!

Thank you, thank you for allowing us to be a part of you welcoming home your new family member.
We truly consider it a privilege!

Hello, hello! 
I’ve been meaning to send an update on our girl! I’m sure you can tell from social media, but we absolutely adore her. Brie has been the best addition to our little family. 
Couple of things we wanted to share: 
– Easiest puppy to house train I’ve ever had. She had hardly any accidents, and learned so quickly. Within a week of bringing her home it just clicked. 

– She loves to train and learn new commands. Michael is always teaching her new tricks. She knows sit, down, crate, stay, come, shake, roll, recalls to her name, walks next to us without pulling on or off leash (without distractions 😉 ), waits for the “okay” to eat food or her treats when right in front of her, etc etc etc. Such a smart girl!

– LOVES water. The first time we took her to a lake – she raced in and started galloping through the water and swimming before either of us had  time to wade in. 

– LOVES people so much. Her biggest hurdle is staying calm when greeting/excited peeing, but she’s the happiest lab puppy so most people we meet/greet don’t mind 🙂 
– We get compliments on her look/color and her happy/excited demeanor all the time!!! So many people recognize her in our apartment complex. It’s so sweet. 

I just wanted to take a minute to share and thank you again! She was the cutest puppy in the world, but this stage she’s in now is our favorite yet. No more puppy biting (haha) and just very loyal and excited to hang out with us all the time.

Some recent photos attached. Thank you again!!

Happy Holidays Bryce and Gina,

Lilly Lou Juniper JujuBelle Swintak Waite  (DOB 12/22/16: the pink one from her litter) just turned one and we wanted to share some of the highlights of her first year with you.  She is a wonderful, sweet, loving, energetic, adventurous, fearless, loving, loving, loving dog!  Her big sister Strudel is her best friend and biggest hero, and she’s never met a day- or a person- that she didn’t  greet with a full body tail wag! She’s not tall, but she’s a very solid, muscular 56 pounds (outweighing her sister …).  She’s a good traveler and has been on many road trips.  We can’t imagine/don’t want to imagine life without her!  

Please thank Gloria and Lightning for sharing their daughter with us- let them know that we think Lilly is PERFECT!
We wish you and your family all the best for 2018!
Cosima, Charlie, Strudel and Lilly Swintak-Waite


Swintak- Waite Family

Bronson Family

Hamilton Family

Rutherford Family
Dave  and Denise and The Duke
**********Another update at a later time***********

Steffen Family
Cami is a great dog- fun and loving and very smart!  And she loves to swim!
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Rachel and Jim Bzoskie

Bzoskie Family

Olsen Family

Konigson Family

Theis Family


Thought I’d give you a brief update on Lucy’s progress. She is doing great! She sits, shakes, lays down and rolls over. At 14 weeks, we think she might be gifted! Lucy brings much fun and excitement to our house. She now Weighs 26 pounds and is growing quickly. She goes up the stairs in our 2 story house but will not come down them. She barks at us until we go fetch her and carry her down the stairs. She is training us real well!

I own a dance studio so thought it only appropriate to dress Lucy up in a tutu for Halloween. She is so much fun and we are spoiling her rotten. I attached a couple pictures that I thought you might enjoy.

She has been to a few social outings. Michael, our son, plays rugby for St. Johns in Collegeville, MN. It’s common to bring your dog to the games. Lucy has been to a few games to watch Michael play all over the state.  Michaels nick name on the rugby team is “Soda Pop” . Lucy’s nickname is “Soda Pup”.  The big burly boys on the rugby team play with her and she gets a lot of attention, which she loves.  

Lucy brightens every single day and we can’t imagine not having her.  You can’t be in a bad mood with a puppy around.

Thank you so much. We are so grateful to have Lucy in our lives.

Vicki Nilisu

Nilius Family

Call 320-838-3636 or email [email protected] for details.