Our Story

     Derek and Christina met several decades ago while working at the same bakery.  They were only 17 years old, but knew that the immediate connection and familiarity they felt was special.

    Within the year, they were working together on a city rooftop garden, raising a kitten together and dreaming of the future. 

   

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Derek attended Culinary school while Christina raised their two young children, and by age 25 they were the owners of their very first small farm. Naturally, they began filling the land with gardens and farm animals.  Kids, dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, cows and goats filled their days with labor and joy. 

 

It was during these years that they began learning about breeding animals - genetics, breed issues, health issues, proper health, breeding and training protocols.  

They were young (and maybe a bit naïve), but spent countless hours of research, asking questions and learning through experience.

When they learned better - they did better, and their respect and passion for animals and nature grew during those years, and they endeavored to pass that on to their children.

Sweethaven Kennels is proud to currently have Goldendoodle puppies all over Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and beyond!  We currently have Goldendoodle Puppies, Poodle Puppies and Golden Retriever Puppies for Sale.

We offer trained Goldendoodle puppies, trained Golden Retriever puppies and trained poodle puppies with 3 levels of training to choose from.   Our puppies have gone on to become Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs and some of the finest family companions around!

We offer VERY reasonably price Flight nanny delivery service to all major airports in the USA.   Your new pup will fly in-cabin with a special puppy nanny and be happy and cared for the whole way!   Pick-up at Sweethaven is always available as well.

Hi, I'm Christina, the head "Dog Mom" here at Sweethaven.  

Our family looks very different than the early years.   After working his way up the ranks in the local gourmet and "Slow Food" movement for several years, Derek left the Culinary industry to pursue organic farming full time, and has never looked back.   I homeschooled and raised our kiddos, and have bred dogs on a "hobby level" all of those years (along with other critters).