Phoebe loving life in Gander

Phoebe is filling a spot in our family that we never knew was empty. She is such an angel, and we are more and more in love with her everyday! She likes to relax with us when we’re having a quiet night in and she loves to explore the woods and other trails when we are out and about, which fortunately is quite often here in Gander.

Jamie, Julia & Phoebe

Keira Rose & Kim – Therapy Dog Volunteers

Therapy Dogs bring so much joy and love to people who are no longer able to have pets in their lives. This is why I love what we do so much. It means the world to the patients and their families. We share stories about us and they have stories to share about them.

Keira Rose has the perfect personality/disposition for Therapy Dog work. She seems to just go in, assess the situation and do what needs to be done for each patient. She cuddles on beds with some, on couches with some, and sits with some. It is remarkable to watch the transformation of people when they get a visit from her; very rewarding for all involved.


Phoebe: ready for baby brother poodle

Richard and I brought home Phoebe in August 2017. We love and cherish her so much. She is very much a “people dog” and loved by everyone she meets. She loves going for hikes, dipping her paws in the nearby river and cuddling up with us. She is especially fond of other dogs and gets along well with almost every other dog she meets.

We recently bought a new house, which has more room and a large fenced backyard. We would like to add another fairhill farm poodle to our family in the spring or summer. We would prefer a male, just to have one of each. Phoebe is not a dominate dog and is submissive with other dogs she meets. I always say, ‘she doesn’t have a bad bone in her body’ because she is so kind. She has had interactions with puppies of other breeds that have been aggressive or try to dominate and she doesn’t like that.


Mollie & Jasper: get the ball at sea or in a tree!

Here is an update on our two black sweetie-monsters. They are funny and adorable and are very bonded to each other.

Jasper smiles when he gets a tummy rub and we have to explain to people that he is smiling and not showing his pearly whites as a warning.

We were able to snowshoe with them almost every day last winter – good exercise for us all and even our Chihuahua joined in most days.

We and Mollie thank you for letting us have her little brother Jasper.

Eleanor & Ian


Just a quick note and a picture to let you know that our poodle Phinnaeous Shaw gets better every year. He is going to be five this fall and continues to be a wonderful testament to the amazing standard poodles that come from Fairhill Farm.

Phinn is a joy and simply loves everything  and everyone he meets. He is an extremely important part of our family and we love him more each day.

The Shaw Family