Below are some referrals from families who adopted puppies from us...these referrals were sent directly to a website administrator for breeder recommendation...
"My wife Paula and I are writing this recommendation for Maila and CO Mountain Labradoodles. In the fall of 2009 Paula and I decided that we wanted a Labradoodle puppy to join our home. We are empty nesters and thought, after reading about the breed, a labradoodle would be the per fact companion for us. We live in a town home in Centennial near a large park. we began looking at breeders. Right away, Maila's web site stood out. It was complete, well organized and very appealing. Maila's prices, too, were the lowest we found anywhere. We applied for consideration, and were accepted.
Communications with Maila were exceptional. We received pictures of the parents, Ginger and Kirby right away. Maila then kept us appraised of Ginger's progress. After the pups were born, Maila sent pictures each week with information about the pups. We absolutely couldn't wait until we could visit and play with all of the pups, and in particular Miss Orange (the pup's collar color). Maila was so wonderful when we arrived. We met her family and had over an hour to spend with the puppies. When we picked up Miss Orange, or Amber as we decided to call her, Maila had an entire packet of information for us, including a history of our puppies behavior, with photos, medical information about the parents, a supply of food, training tips and advice... The experience was about as positive as it could have been.
Throughout the entire experience, it was super evident that Maila had the puppies' health, safety, socialization and successful transfer to their new families foremost in all that she did. We still consider Maila a friend, and highly recommend her as a leading breeder in the western United States. "
"On March 10, 2010 I purchased a puppy, "Joia" from Colorado Mountain Labradoodles. I had been researching for a months for the perfect new addition to our home and Maila Estabrook "rescued" me with answers to my long lines of questions but, it was not until I saw the litter of puppies that I decided that I wanted one. There has never been a moment that I have regretted my decision and Joia has been a wonderful addition to our home. She is gorgeous (walking her is an issue because EVERYONE wants to meet her:) smart, funny (incredible personality) and above all healthy and loving. I would not go anywhere else for a puppy as Maila proved to be very knowledgeable and extraordinarily patient with me as I knew nothing about this breed. I could not be more pleased.
Feel free to contact me should you have any questions. I would be happy to forward pictures of my stunning girl!"
"We can't tell you how glad we are to be able to send you this referral of Colorado Mountain Labradoodles. We started getting to know Maila Estabrook about a year ago when we decided it was time for another dog. We had been without one for awhile as our youngest has allergies to pet dander. We have never had a labradoodle nor been around many before our experience with CML (Colo. Mtn. Labradoodles). From our very first email to Maila, we have felt so fortunate to have developed a relationship with her. I think that is the key in our satisfaction as customers. Maila is very open and relational which lends itself to accountability. We actually don't feel like customers as much as adoptive parents of our labradoodle and friends with Maila.
From our first inquiries, she has always been available for any questions and loves to hear about all of her pups as they grow. She has a facebook page to keep in touch and has joined our group on DoodleKisses.com. She kept us up to date with emails, photos and videos of the pups as they were growing before selection time came. On selection day, she gave us all the time in the world to get to know all the pups. She asked us to bring some toys and/or a blanket for our pup, Moffat, for crate training, to play with and get used to our scent. When it came time to pick up Moffat she even helped us in the surprise for our kids. Afterwards she would check in via email to see how everything was and if we needed anything or had any questions. Last summer she set up reunion of the litter to which many of us attended. She has even agreed to dog sit for us if we need her too.
I suppose you may want to hear a little about our dog, Moffat. She has been an absolute joy to have! She is very smart and just about the most lovable dog we have ever known. (She thinks she is a 70 pound lap dog... yes we spoil her...) She is very interactional with the family and even lines up for goodbye kisses with my wife and kids when she sees me in uniform ready to leave for work! She is very healthy and we have had no reason to believe she has any problems related to poor breeding. Several times we have tossed around the idea of getting another labradoodle and we wouldn't consider getting one from anyone but Maila.
In summary it is very easy to tell that Maila is a breeder for more than a means of income. You can tell in the photo below how attached she was to our pup. She loves her dogs and we feel a great sense of connection with her as owners. We have made sure she knows to use us as a reference for any potential customer. We can't say enough about CML (or our dog for that matter), and we hope to be able share our experience with others. I hope this letter has given you the information you need to add CML to you website, we can only think that doing so will give you even more credibility. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions."
"My name is Kaja, and I adopted a beautiful standard chocolate F1B Labradoodle from Maila Estabrook of Colorado Mountain Labradoodles in March of 2010. I researched many breeders and did not take this process lightly. When I started corresponding with Maila in the Fall of 2009, I was immediately impressed with her courtesy and professionalism. She would always reply to e-mails in a timely fashion and provide updates on the upcoming litter through her website. Her dogs are loved and cared for as though they are her children, and the puppies have such a wonderful environment in which they are socialized and treated as Maila's own family dogs.
When "my" litter arrived, Maila would provide weekly e-mails with pictures of the litter and each puppy, complete with weight and personality details from the very beginning. I could not wait to see the growth each week! At the age of six weeks, we were able to visit the puppies for the first time and make our selection, and then at eight weeks we took our puppy home. When we picked him up, Maila provided us with a scrapbook of the dog's first two months, which was astonishing to me! She really went through a lot of trouble to make sure each puppy had his own book with his/her daily routine, vet records, and a picture.
My dog, Aspen, is now one year old. He has been such a joy to my family, and he really does have an exceptional demeanor. I think this stems from the exceptional breeding and his first two months of socialization in Maila's home. When I got him, he was already used to kids and the vacuum cleaner! He was so calm and sweet, yet playful and curious. Within two weeks he was mostly potty trained, and it took him only about three nights to get used to his crate, which is in our bedroom. He also did well on leash after a short time of training. He is healthy and well-adjusted, and very eager to please. Aspen is very sensitive to others' needs and seems to intuitively understand what each type of situation calls for. It amazes me how he interacts with children, for example. When he was still just a very young puppy, he was always calm around babies and would even lay all the way down, with his head on the ground, in front of them, not moving a muscle when they touched him. I think he did/does this so as not to intimidate them. With the older kids he is playful, but still never overpowering. He has also been around disabled adults on many occasions, and he seems very sensitive to their needs as well, remaining calm and just leaning against them, sitting down. This is not something I have taught him, he has always been this way. I have, of course, exposed him to many environments from the start, and that is crucial in raising a well-adjusted dog.
Maila has been very involved with the welfare of her litters, and it is clear that she does what she does for the love of the breed. Even after her puppies are gone to their new homes she is concerned about them and encourages updates so she knows "her" dogs are all right. She also arranges "reunions" so that all the owners can get together and meet, and the litter-mates can see each other again, if possible!
I receive compliments on Aspen wherever we go. People are just amazed by the beauty and demeanor of this dog, and I always give them Maila's information in case they are looking for a dog like this. A lot of people will tell me there are breeders nearby or that they themselves breed Labradoodles or Goldendoodles. Well, I have seen a lot of these dogs and there is a huge difference in breeders who are just doing this for the money, and for breeders with standards like Maila. My Aspen is like a super-fine racehorse in all respects, and I thank her for that.
I recommend Maila to anyone who is interested in a breeder with integrity, knowledge, and compassion."
"After searching for quite some time for a breeder for our soon-to-be labradoodle we landed on Maila's page and were happy to see all the positive feedback others had posted on her site. We decided to contact her and with a quick response we were asked to fill out a survey to ensure we were suitable candidates. We found this reassuring as it was soon clear she cared dearly about her puppies and was doing all she could to find them the perfect home. From that point Maila was wonderful to work with and always easy to get in touch with. She never failed to keep us up to date on the puppies growth, and always answered our numerous questions about preparing for our new addition. What really put our experience over the top was the day we went to Maila's house to chose our puppy, she treated us just like family. Her love for the puppies did not end when we took them home, she is always happy to hear their progress and loves a visit any chance she can get! Maila also loves to stay in touch, and to this day she continues to answer our questions. Maila is a unique breeder in many ways from her passion for breeding, TLC for each puppy, and the fact she is very knowledgeable about health issues as she works as a Vet-tech. We would highly recommend any prospective buyer to strongly consider Maila, you won't be disappointed!"
"Hello. My name is Chris. My wife Megan and I were lucky enough to purchase a Labradoodle from Colorado Mountain Labradoodles in the summer of '08. Working with Maila has been great from the beginning through today. She is very loving with the puppies and they truly are part of her family. She works on potty training, kennel training, name recognition and sit. Harley came almost preprogrammed. The information she gives when you pick up your new family member is very thorough. She is very interactive via the web so while you are waiting to bring your puppy home you can see the latest pictures and even some videos. Even now she schedules reunions for her litters. I would recommend no other breeder to work with for your new family member. "
"We have a wonderful Labradoodle named Manny! He has a great disposition, smart, a quick learner, friendly, gets along well with other dogs and makes a great walking companion. We are stopped daily because he is so cute and well behaved, people want to know what kind of dog he is and where we got him! He is the best dog we have ever had and has been a wonderful addition to our family! Maila is an outstanding breeder and has made several follow up phone calls, emails and set up reunions for the owners and their dogs. We are considering another dog and there will be no doubt as to where we we will go, Colorado Mountain Labradoodles!"