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Shelly Gouvas
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  • Canal Winchester, OH
  • United States
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Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie left a comment for Shelly Gouvas
"Your pictures of Jake, especially the ones with your son are very special.  Congratulations on both your new puppies - best of both worlds in sizes and colors.  It's going to be a wild ride for a while but once they are grown and…"
Apr 22
Shelly Gouvas commented on Maryann,Roo and Tigger's blog post Roo Reports from across the Rainbow Bridge
"Crying my eyes out here! We lost our Jake a few months ago to heart failure. Reading your letter felt like words from Jake.OMG how I still miss him. I love the puppies but they are not our Jake. I can't even bring myself to take his picture off…"
Apr 22
Shelly Gouvas replied to Ozzy - Courtney's discussion Grass eater! in the group Puppy Madness
"My last resort is to try putting hot sauce on the poop. My husband thinks its cruel. Ceaser suggests to do it. Thinkin that would work."
Apr 22
Shelly Gouvas replied to Ozzy - Courtney's discussion Grass eater! in the group Puppy Madness
"My puppies eat everything but the thing I just can't deal with is the poop eating. Anyone else having that problem. Yucky! Had to laugh my ass off though. The other day Levon got a poop that for some weird reason didn't want to come all…"
Apr 21
Shelly Gouvas replied to AliandShooter's discussion When does it get easier? in the group Puppy Madness
"I ask the same question. When will it get easier?????? We were crazy in the head when we went to the breeders. I wanted a miniature  Goldendoodle  and of course my husband wanted a full sized doodle. Went to look at a miniture…"
Apr 21
Shelly Gouvas replied to Bill and Pepper's discussion Ear trimming in the group Doodle Grooming
"They actually let you put their ears in a scrunchy??"
Apr 2
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Mar 24
Shelly Gouvas replied to Christyn Unzueta's discussion And before there was actually one, there suddenly were two...... in the group Mini and Medium Doodles
"Your pups will be awesome and so much fun having someone to go up with!!!! I was so excited about having two puppies. Then everyone got me so worried about all the comments about two dogs and them bonding with each other and not their human.We…"
Mar 24
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern commented on Shelly Gouvas's blog post Jake
"I am so sorry to hear about Jake! I am glad he did not suffer and was surrounded by people who loved him. "
Mar 21
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Shelly Gouvas replied to Diane Margetts's discussion Puppy Selected! in the group Puppy Madness
"I just got a chocolate Goldendoodle about a month ago. He is already four months old. He has already started into the crazies I call them. He is so sweet. Such a love bug. I'm excited to have a darker color because our last dog was a cream…"
Mar 21
Debbie and Toby commented on Shelly Gouvas's blog post Jake
"I am so sorry for your loss. Saying a prayer for you. "
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About Me:
I have been married for 31 years to my husband George and I have a son that goes into High School next year! Amazing how fast time goes. I love my family very much and we love our Doodles. We got our first Labradoodle in 2010 and named him Jake. He was a beautiful full sized cream labradoodle. People would stop and pull over to ask what kind of dog he was. That was back before everyone decided to also get a doodle. He had a wonderful nine years with us. Best dog ever!!! We lost him recently and miss him so much.
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
We just got two new little Goldendoodles. After loosing Jake we couldn't go very long before we broke down and found us some new puppies. Found a awesome breeder only twenty minutes away and they had about five puppies ready for a new home. I have been wanting a miniature Goldendoodle for years. My husband absolutely is a big dog kinda person. So since we couldn't reach a agreement we did the next best thing. Got two doodles! One of each! So I brought home my miniature apricot Goldendoodle and named her Kiki. My husband and son choose a chocolate full sized Goldendoodle and named him Levon. Never had two puppies at once. Handful and a lot of work. Fun work though. In the end I know the rewards will be big with two well behaved dogs. So excited to finaly have two doodles at once!!!!!
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
I think what started me looking into the breed was wanting a dog that did'nt shed.We have had German Shepards in the past and though we loved them dearly not so much all the hair that ended up all over us and the house.Wow!!!What a sweet treat in the Labradoodle.Ended up with this great dog with all this hair but none on my family!And of course also choose this breed because such a good family dog. And what a Pal he did turn out to be for Tommy,they are best friends.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
Love to take long walks and go to the park.Play fetch in the back yard.Jake loves to go for rides in our Durango,if the door is open while he is outside Jake will be jumping in the SUV.Love laying on the couch with Jake watching tv,won't need a blanket this winter!
Does your doodle(s) shed?
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
Favorite Doodle Products?
Les Pooch Brush,Pig Ears and Bully Sticks
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Posted on February 17, 2019 at 2:57am 7 Comments

With a saddened heart I have to say that my beloved Jake passed away a few weeks ago. He was taken too soon from us for he was only nine. But those nine years he lived like a proud prince, He touched so many people and so many people loved him. And he knew it. I can take comfort knowing that he didn't suffer. Actually was healthy as could be. We think his heart just couldn't keep up with his body or he had a stroke. He was fine one minute and the next just went limp and fell off the couch.…



Posted on January 27, 2012 at 3:41am 8 Comments

Jake is two years old now.Jake has transformed into a wonderful polite male labradoolde.When he was younger he did all the bad things,jumped on our guests,pulled while being walked,play biting us,terrible at staying still while being groomed.Of course we trained him but he always had this wild side that we could not settle down.But as I watch him sometimes I can't believe its my same Jake.He still has his excited moments but have to remember he still is only two.So all you people with young…


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At 7:33pm on April 22, 2019, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…

Your pictures of Jake, especially the ones with your son are very special.  Congratulations on both your new puppies - best of both worlds in sizes and colors.  It's going to be a wild ride for a while but once they are grown and settle, it should be really, really wonderful. 

Thank you for the friend request.

At 1:28pm on April 27, 2012, Carol and Banjo said…

Thanks Shelly....Banjo is a "mini" he's grown to a full 52lbs!   I think most would call him a medium!   I wanted a 30lb'ish dog....oh well!   We love every pound of him!

At 12:48pm on March 6, 2012, Ann Kendig said…

Happy Belated Birthday!!  We're sorry we missed it and hope it was a really wonderful day!!!

At 2:47pm on March 2, 2012, Kemp Rader said…

We just want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!

Kemp, Ripley, Shiloh, Oliver & Truman

At 12:42pm on March 2, 2012, Julie, Izzie & Max said…

At 3:47am on February 8, 2012, Kemp Rader said…

Hi Shelly,

It's nice to hear from you. :-)

I hope you are enjoying the winter that we are "not having" doodles are saying where's all the snow! - but I think we're supposed to get some today. I was just over at the Walmart there in Canal Winchester on Gender Road and I couldn't believe how warm it was outside.

Re: Face brush:

Well, I seldom use a brush on my dogs face, but when I do, I use the regular-sized soft Les Poochs Yellow brush - unfortunately, we are sold out of the Yellow brushes right now - there are more coming in a few days. But I think you could just use a regular comb such as the 7.5" Anti-static Xylan Comb as seen on our "Grooming Tools" page. We also have it available in a smaller size 4.5" if needed, but Jake is a big boy so you probably would not need the small one. These combs also work well for removing the yucky goop out of the corners of the eyes (at least with my doodles).

Thanks for your question, Shelly.

Have a great day!   :-)


At 7:59pm on June 11, 2011, Susan said…

Yes they do look a lot alike!  Where did you get him?  Is he fixed?  We haven't gotten Darby fixed yet & have been considering breeding her!  Yes she also loves going to work with me.  She obsesses over the pastry display sometimes though!  She loves snickerdoodle cookies.  lol


At 5:53am on March 19, 2011, Susan and Sasha said…

Yes...that "Dreaded Coat Change" is the worst!!  Ugh!

I'm sure he'll be fine though.

I give Sasha something to chew on during that time...and talk to her throughout...with a small treat or two as a reward.

She went through that coat change time...and I tried to keep her long too...but eventually had to have her cut down.

It was the best thing I did for her and really for me too.

Now...I really can't believe it...but ever since her coat grew in...she doesn't mat at all!!!

I don't understand that...BUT...I am Not complaining!!  Lol...

I'm keeping her at about two inches...and it works well...especially since we live on a lake and she loves to be in the water.

I'm scissor cutting her...and it's going quite well.

I love that we can keep one another posted...

Hope you have a Wonderful day!!

Oh...and don't forget to send Hugs from Sasha...

At 9:53pm on March 18, 2011, Susan and Sasha said…

Hi Shelly...

I just got a chance to see the pictures of Jake's new "haircut"!

Looks like your're doing a good job my friend! 

The practice is really paying off...

Sorry I missed the Birthday Celebration.

Sasha and I send belated Happy Birthday Wishes...Hope it was a Wonderful celebration!

At 5:13pm on March 2, 2011, Ann Kendig said…


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