After growing up without dogs, I stayed at home and attended a local university for the first couple of years and finally convinced my parents to let me adopt Abbey, a Lab mix, from the local humane society. I eventually adopted another and got involved in dog sports, becoming friends with responsible and reputable Labrador breeders. I also got involved in breed specific rescue and founded 3rd Coast Labrador Rescue, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping Labradors and Labrador mixes in Michigan. We fostered more than 200 dogs and puppies over the years!
Here we are years later and I now have a small breeding program, dedicated to producing healthy Labrador puppies with great temperaments that excel in all venues. Most importantly, we strive to produce puppies that make great household pets and family members.
We believe that Labradors should be multi-purpose, so we train and compete with our dogs in various performance events, including conformation, rally, obedience, nosework, hunt tests and everything in between. Our dogs are family members for life; they live in the house, sleep in our bed and lay on our couches. They bring so much joy to our lives and we wouldn't have it any other way.