Testimonials

Look no further, you have found the best dog breeder you could ask for. From the first cell phone call I had with Holly, I knew Sterling Brook Doodles was different. They are small, home based and diligent in their breeding practices. We opted for a medium Berniedoodle and when we arrived at the farm for “gotcha day” we were greeted by animals of all kinds, children, and Cherie and Tahoe, the parents of our pup!  The groomers were inside the beautiful kennel area. The pups were being HELD while blow dried! Finley came into our arms and stole our hearts!  UNBELIEVABLE temperament, easily trained, rarely barks, great with children, no fear issues. Just a perfect addition to our family. I have called Holly on occasion for recommendations on food, training, grooming and she immediately responds. Sterling Brook Doodles is a family. Hope to see you on the family page soon!

- The Wheeler Family

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In May of 2019 shortly before getting married, my then fiance and I had been looking obsessively at Goldendoodle photos for months. We decided we were ready and immediately fell in love with Sterlingbrook Doodles. Their website had everything we were looking for: a taking home puppy guide, what to buy before pick up, thorough application and phone screen prior to selection, the breeding dogs, nursery photos, and photos of multiple litters to get an idea of their sizing/coloring. We were hooked and got the last spot for their May 19th pick up somehow. When we got to Holly and John's we could tell these puppies had been very well loved by the family. We got to choose between the last girl and boy of the litter--the boy a very playful 9 lb pup and the girl the second smallest of the litter at 4lb 4 oz and so cuddly. We were set on the girl the moment she curled in our laps and smothered us with kisses. Once we got home Holly was always a text away for nervous parent questions and guidance. The Facebook group they created for their families brings countless smiles to my day and connection with Chewie's siblings near and far! Chewie is true to her temperament that first day. She loves to cuddle, gives hugs and kisses, and is so intuitive. Chewie is so gentle with babies, kids, kids with special needs, and older adults. She is also the perfect adventure pup who enjoys hiking, running on the beach, and playing in the neighborhood with her fellow puppy friends. Not a day goes by where I am not truly thankful for her in my life & I often say to my husband "I am so glad we have her." Sterlingbrook Doodles is a great place to look to bring home your furever friend!

- Mary, Cameron, and Chewie McDonough

We have 2 Goldendoodles from Sterling Brook Doodles. We fell in love with our first doodle, Maggie from Holly and John. Then we decided 2 weeks later to put down a deposit on a second one, Hunter. They have brought us so much love and happiness. It’s hard to remember life without them. Thank you Holly and John for everything.

- The Scotland Family

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We could not be happier with both our experience with Sterling Brook Doodles and the beautiful puppy we brought home. From the beginning, Holly and John were extremely responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable. Despite all of the challenges of the pandemic, the entire process - from contact to pick up - was seamless and well thought out. At pick up, Holly and John provided us with a folder that contained all of the health information we needed for our puppy, as well as a schedule to keep her on, which for first-time puppy owners, was incredibly helpful. We also opted to buy the Puppy Preparation Package - we simply sent a Venmo payment to Holly and a few weeks before we took our puppy home, all of the necessary materials (from food, to crate, to toys) arrived at our house. Not only was this super convenient, but also gave us peace of mind knowing that we were getting brands that Holly and John would recommend. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, we could not love our Bernedoodle, Callie, more. She is healthy, loving, and extremely friendly with both people and dogs alike. She has been a wonderful addition to our family and we already couldn't imagine our life without her. We would give Sterling Brook Doodles our highest recommendation! 

- Melissa Tesoro

After extensive research of the breed that I was interested in and most importantly the breeder to use, I am so grateful I chose Holly.  It was a wonderful experience working with Holly through the entire process and ending up with the most lovable dog I could ever have wished for.  What amazes me to this day is when Holly and her husband, John, told me about the personality my puppy would have when he was only eight weeks old, they were SPOT ON!  Holly and John are extremely knowledgeable in every category and very helpful with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the process.  I still reach out to Holly for advice as I want to make sure I am providing the best care possible for my dog and she responds immediately to answer my questions.  I cannot stress enough how important it is to deal with a breeder who is knowledgeable, trustworthy, friendly and super caring for each and every dog.  Their website is so impressive that I don’t think there is anything that wasn’t included.  Good luck!  You won’t be disappointed!

- Janet Wiedman

We have been a Sterling Brook Doodle family since May of 2018 when we picked up our goldendoodle, Barkley. Barkley was our family’s first pet and the entire experience was outstanding. John and Holly both truly know and love their dogs, which is apparent after talking to each of them, even just briefly. We truly appreciated their knowledge of Barkley’s parents‘ temperaments and their guidance around helping us find our perfect family member. Barkely  is smart, playful and loving, a perfect combination for our family.
Along the way, I had questions and found Holly’s advice to be spot on and extremely helpful. To this day, I will email her on occasion if I come across something unusual or have a question and she continues to be an amazing resource.

 

Our experience was and continues to be so great that we have recommended Sterling Brook Doodles to friends.

There are currently at least ten or so SBD dogs in our neighborhood or close by in our town that we see for playdates or out on walks.

 

It is, without reservation, that I recommend Sterling Brook Doodles, to anyone looking to have a wonderful family pet.

 

- Emily Constantine

We are so happy to have gotten our dog from Sterling Brook Doodles. From the start, John and Holly have been extremely informative and have displayed nothing but the utmost love and concern for all of their dogs, particularly in ensuring their dogs go home to loving and welcoming families ready to take on the responsibility of caring for a dog. John and Holly have the special touch of being able to aid in the decision process of which dog will fit best into your unique family and lifestyle. In our personal experience as first time dog owners, they guided us to the absolute best puppy for us, and they described his personality perfectly. I cannot thank them enough for giving us our best friend. Our dog came home with detailed care instructions and John and Holly are always available to answer any questions we may have. We feel so lucky to have a Sterling Brook Goldendoodle in our family and will absolutely use in the future.

Thanks for all you have done and continue to do! We absolutely adore Bowser! He is such a good boy and is EXACTLY how you described his personality when we picked him out. We are so thankful you guided us to our good boy.
 

- Christine Coughlin and Patrick Moran

We had a great experience working with Holly and John. You can tell that they really care about their puppies and want to find good homes for them. They continue to answer questions one year later!

- The Blumberg Family

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We were lucky enough to bring home a Sterlingbrook Doodle this past October 2020 and we could not be happier. After doing lots of research on where to get a doodle from we finally came across Sterlingbrook doodles and knew they were the perfect breeder. Holly is kind, knowledgeable, and treats her dogs like a part of the family. Sterlingbrook breeds beautiful healthy dogs with wonderful temperaments. Our doodle brings us so much joy and truly completed our family. She is my sons best buddy. Everywhere we go with her people can’t help but compliment us on her amazing temperament (which we can take no credit for!) Cute, fun, smart, and sweet! We could not have asked for more. We will definitely be back for a second doodle soon!

- The Gouveia Family