Our Story

Sweet Tea became a reality in early spring of 2020 when we became a guardian home for Patriot's Day Doodles. We lovingly accepted Patriot's Day Semper Veritas (Tessie) into our lives and prayerfully considered becoming breeders ourselves. In May 2020 we made it official and opened Sweet Tea Australian Labradoodles, LLC. 
Our family relishes hosting people at our home in the Hampton Roads area in Virginia. This geographical area, which consists of several cities including Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Hampton has been our home since 2009. We are located on the "Southside" of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel in the city of Norfolk.
When we host our guests it is often that we serve tasty beverages. Among several choices, sweet tea is an all time favorite. Sweet Tea is sononomous with the South and lazy, relaxing afternoons spent fellowshipping with those we love. In the same way, we hope to continue to pass on the relaxed, gentle, and sweet temperaments which multi-generational Australian Labradoodles are known for.

We are a homeschooling family of 7 who live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. One of the largest Navy Bases is located here in Norfolk. We often get asked if we are a military family or what brought us here since a large majority of the local residents serve in the armed forces. 

We came to Virginia from Ohio in 2009 as my husband was pursuing a Master's Degree in Biblical Studies. Our first little sweetie had been born earlier that year and it was a big move for all of us! Since then, we have grown from a family of 3 to 7 with ages ranging from toddler to 13 years old! That's 5 children if you lost count. :) With five children our dogs are quite socialized! 

Before our children were born, I was a Registered Nurse for nearly 10 years. With my background in nursing paired with our homeschooling lifestyle, we decided that dog breeding would be a great fit for us. We hope this endeavor will be both fun and a learning experience for our children as they mature into young adults.

Why is the Holistic approach so important to you?

That is a GREAT question and I'd love to tell you! More to come soon!