Hello! We’re We Love Doodles. We are a website that is dedicated to dogs – especially Doodles! Whether you have a dog, are looking to rescue or purchase a puppy, or want to learn more about Doodles, we are here to help.
The idea for We Love Doodles started back in 2016 when our founder, Garrett Yamasaki, couldn’t find much information about Doodles or a reputable Goldendoodle breeder.
Since Doodles were a relatively new and trending dog breed, there was a lot of unreliable information on the internet. Our goal has always been to publish high-quality content that is helpful to ordinary people. We have veterinarian writers and editors that help us create awesome content.
From the very first day, we’ve always tried to write content that was easy to understand and helps users answer their questions. We originally started out writing about Goldendoodles, Labradoodles, and Bernedoodles.
Today, we cover virtually every Doodle Breed and you’ll notice articles even covering purebred dog breeds. At the end of the day, we want to help people find what they are looking for.
Our writers and researchers, including veterinarians, are dog enthusiasts. You can be sure the material has been thoroughly researched since we’re like a dog with a bone until it’s done right.
At our core, we’re all just dog advocates. We’re sure you are, too. Welcome to our blog!
Our goal has always been to provide you with the most up-to-date information about Doodles and other dog breeds. We want to provide you with useful, easy-to-read information. In order to do that, we spend several hours researching a topic or testing products before we even start writing an article. We Love Doodles supports ethical dog breeding and have spoken with several reputable Doodle breeders around the country to get the most up-to-date information on the topic to give to you. We want to be your source with all things related to dogs and Doodles!
Dr. Sabrina Kong, Veterinarian, DVM
Dr. Sabrina Kong graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in England in 2016 and has been working at a small animal clinic in Northern California since then. She grew up in the Bay Area and got her bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She also became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through a program at the University of Tennessee.
When she isn’t in the clinic taking care of her four-legged patients, she enjoys traveling and trying new foods with her friends and her three-legged dog, Apollo. She adopted Apollo from her clinic when he was a puppy with numerous health issues. Dr. Kong truly cares about taking care of animals.
Dr. Chyrle Bonk, Veterinarian, DVM
Dr. Chyrle Bonk received her veterinary degree from Oregon State University in 2010. She has been practicing in a mixed animal clinic in rural Idaho ever since at Clearwater Valley Veterinarian Clinic. When she’s not busy writing, treating animals, or working on her cattle ranch, she may be found somewhere in the Idaho wilderness with her husband and kids.
Dr. Chyrle Bonk is a writer for We Love Doodles and verifies that the information we post is accurate the up to date! She is also an advisor and editor.
Dr. Sara Ochoa, Veterinarian, DVM
Dr. Sara Ochoa is a small and exotic animal veterinarian in east Texas. She has been a veterinarian since 2015 when she graduated from St. George’s University with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Sara completed her clinical at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Sara has been working in the veterinary field since 2009 and has a strong passion and love for surgery. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband Greg and 4 pets: Ruby a Schnoodle, Bug a Japanese Chin, Oliver James “OJ” an orange Tabby, and Monkey Man a Leopard Tortoise. Sara is a consultant, writer, advisor, and editor for the We Love Doodles blog!
Dr. Georgina Ushi Phillips, Veterinarian, DVM
Dr. Ushi was born in Jackson, Mississippi. Her undergraduate education was completed at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, and worked at a veterinarian emergency clinic in Tampa for nearly ten years.
Dr. Ushi is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. Her professional interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and emergency and critical care. In her free time, Dr. Ushi enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband, two children, and her Hound Mix Pearle.
Dr. Paula Simons, Veterinarian, DVM
Dr. Paula Simons is a veterinarian writer and consultant for We Love Doodles. She currently is an Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Resident who wants to be a veterinary criticalist – this means she will be treating the sickest of the sick pet patients. She is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed her veterinary training in Ontario, Canada, at Ontario Veterinary College.
Dr. Paula Simons, has a special interest in critical care nutrition, trauma, and pain management. She enjoys transfusion medicine and troubleshooting complex cases. Additionally, she is a huge advocate for her patients and has extensive veterinary pain management training. She has two cats named Moo and Kal, whom she loves dearly. She also has a huge soft spot for goats and used to ride horses competitively.
Claudia Bensimoun, Lead Writer
Claudia Bensimoun is a writer who specializes in dog content and veterinary topics! Aside from writing for We Love Doodles, Claudia also writes for other major dog blogs like Fido Friendly, Animal Wellness Magazine, and the United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA). She has a ghostwritten over 50 different dog e-books. Her passions include animal welfare, veterinary research, and wildlife conservation.
Andy Lam, Editor in Chief
Andy Lam is one of our core writers, editors, and our Search Engine Optimization (SEO) expert. He’s a dog lover at heart and loves sitting with his Toy Poodle at home. He’s super passionate about all things related to SEO and building websites. To date, he’s built over 10 different websites and published over 2,500,000 words.
Garrett Yamasaki, Founder
Garrett loves animals and is a huge advocate for all Doodle dog breeds. In addition to owning his own Goldendoodle, he volunteers at the Humane Society where he fosters dogs and helps animals. Garrett enjoys writing about Doodles and talking to dog breeders, which is why he founded We Love Doodles. This is a free resource for Doodle owners all around the world!
“I can have the hardest day at work, but the moment I step through the front door all my worries and sadness go away when I see Kona. He makes me forget all the burdens I might carry in my heart.” — Garrett
Diana Ketchen, Writer
Diana Ketchen is a Freelance writer and an avid dog lover. In fact, she and her husband live with six dogs! The one pictured is Hachi, a Chinese Crested Powder Puff. The other dogs are Cooper, Itzy, Koada, Moki, and JuJu. She is also the owner and author of Little Doggies Rule, a website about adorable little mixed breeds.
Vinise Weeks, Writer
Vinise Weeks is a hands-on, passionate, and creative writer who loves dogs. She has two fur babies named Miu Miu and Toto that she loves taking care of. In her spare time, she loves helping people and making the word a better place.
Dr. Melissa Lau, Co-Founder
Melissa works in the healthcare industry and is extremely passionate about Doodles. She got her first Goldendoodle in 2019 and has been in love with the dog breed ever since. Melissa is a jack of traits co-founder who designs our products, writes blog posts, and helps distribute our products. For her day job, she works as a pharmacist at a large hospital.
Lindsay Taipala, Writer
By day Lindsay is an English teacher, by night she is a writer. Lindsay has a passion for all dogs, and especially loves hanging out with her rescue dog, Maggie. Lindsay has recently begun freelance writing and deeply enjoys learning and writing about all things Doodles.
Christy Bowen, Writer
Christy is a freelance writer and pet enthusiast. She brought home her first puppy when she was only five years old and has shared her home with canine companions ever since.
She has been passionate about writing since childhood and feels blessed to have built a career around something she loves. When she’s not writing or researching her latest article, Christy enjoys spending time with her daughters and their dogs.
Kona Bear Doodle, Furever Mascot
Kona Bear Doodle is an F2B Miniature Goldendoodle that came into Garrett’s life 5 years ago. When he’s not fetching balls or sticks, he’s demanding to be pet. If Kona could talk, he would demand more treats and want to go to the dog park 24/7. He’s arguably the most spoiled Goldendoodle in the world, but he tests all the products that we recommend. He’s the one who gives the paws up or paws down! He personally tests all the products that we launch in our store.
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We started We Love Doodles to share our passion for dogs and to help other dog owners. Many other blogs won’t cover mixed dog breeds, or mutts, so we saw an opportunity to share our experience raising our F2B mini Goldendoodle.