Welcome to Our Puppy Blog!

Welcome to our blog! I am a small hobby breeder of Schnoodle puppies. My Schnoodles are a cross of the White Schnauzer with a Red Poodle. These dogs do not shed, are great for allergy sufferers, are friendly and easily trained.

We have 4 breeding females and sell our puppies face to face as required by APHIS rules for hobby breeders.

Our breeding dogs are from purebred Akc lines and the Schnoodle puppies are registered with ICA (the registry for Designer breed dogs.)

They will be vet checked, have their first set of shots, and be Ugodog Puppy Toilet Trained. But this is just the beginning! Read through our posts to see the special care and attention we give our litter. You will enjoy watching our Growing Puppies!

We sell our puppies through our Waiting list. We do not post them on the blog for purchase. If you wish to be contacted with updates on the next litter email me at GrowingPuppies@gmail.com

Update: We are so excited for our Spring litters that are arriving in June. Now is a great time to get on the Waiting list.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Where to find Dog Litter pans

 A few of you have commented that you are unable to find the Dog Litter pans in Petco.    It appears that they have been discontinued in stores.   There is a very small stock remaining on the shelves and some stores may have one if you are lucky.  But certainly call ahead, as it seems most stores have run out.

I have to wonder why they are discontinued.  The product itself has received very high reviews on their store website.  Additionally dog litter training in general has also been very highly encouraged by all the breeders who are using them on the internet.   I wonder if so few people know about it, that it was not profitable for the pet stores to keep such a bulky item on their shelf.

If you were not able to find one by now, it may be time to be innovative.   All they are is a plastic box with one side that is very low to the ground ( a 2 1/2 inch lip )  The low side is really important, since the puppy needs to be able to get into it very easily.  The other 3 sides measure 7" high.  The box itself is a rounded rectangle that measures   23" x 20"  .

What I would recommend that you do is to get a Rubbermaid or Sterlite container with low sides and a similar rectangular size.  Here is one online box that would work well ...but I see it is a set of 6. 


Perhaps the local Walmart store sells them individually.  The size works well as they measure 25.75"L x 18.37"W x 7.13"H
But for this box to work, you would have to cut down one side leaving a 2 1/2" lip.  That allows puppy to EASILY enter, and litter does not fall out.

One man on the internet, commented that he was able to cut down the side with a utility knife.  He got it hot to make it go more smoothly.

"Sterilite boxes from Walmart, Lowes, or Home Depot work fine. You just have to get one of the low sided ones. I make the ones we start puppies in out of a Sterilite box. I cut one side down to a height that we want with a utility knife blade clamped in ViseGrips, heated up red hot with a propane torch-don't do this inside....."    Tom King

Here is an blog post I found from a breeder who used a cat litter box.   Perhaps some of her ideas would be helpful to some of you  ..... http://www.kturby.com/litter/litter.htm

I hope that is helpful to some of you.   

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