OF THE WEEK:
Umpqua Valley Kennels LLC
Desiree Gaoiran, Staff
Mary and Vic Kasser, owners of Umpqua Valley Kennels
LLC, met on an online dating site. When the pair began corresponding,
Vic was living in Medford and Mary was living in Douglas county. Not
only did they have a lot in common but they also shared the love of
dogs and decided to go into business together. “You have to kiss
a lot of frogs before you find your prince,” Mary chuckled.
“I am the creative hippy and Vic is the ex-military, scheduling
type,” she laughs.
The couple invested in property together and in 2007
they started their kennel business then 4 years ago they began breeding
dogs. “Vic takes care of the grounds and handles medication
administration to the dogs. I take care of the marketing and
advertising side of things,” Mary explains.
Umpqua Valley Kennels LLC, located in Drain, Oregon, breeds French Bulldogs, FrenchBo, and Chihuahuas.
Umpqua Valley Kennels, they raise family friendly Chihuahuas, French
Bulldogs, and FrenchBo puppies and offer puppy/dog ownership education
and lifestyle assistance to families. They are permitted for 50
breeding adult dogs.Their Chihuahua, French Bulldogs and FrenchBo
puppies are given a wonderful start in life that provides them with the
love, socialization, and training they need to become ideal pets. The
Kassers also believe that nutrition is an essential component of
raising healthy, well mannered dogs. For this reason, all of their dogs
are fed foods that are free of wheat, corn, and glutens and are
optimized for canine nutrition. All of the dogs under their care
receive regular exercise, play, and affection.
They have recently added two 24/7 live puppy cams! When
you place a deposit on a new puppy, you can now log in and see how they
are being cared for in real time! “We want potential buyers
to understand that this is not a puppy mill.There is no mystery about
how we do things here. We are heavy into education and strive for
longevity and success for the puppies,” Mary says.The couple are
more than happy to provide references to potenial buyers, in fact they
insist. Their references include not only people that have purchased
puppies from them but also their Veterinary and County Licensing
information. “Checking references is a key element whenever
someone is considering making a purchase from a breeder,” says
They have a wonderful website where you will find a
virtual tour of their clean, spacious and well-kept kennel and state of
the art nursery. “The economy has been hard on us. This business
is similar to farming and the market isn’t always the same. This
isn’t just a hobby, we put everything we have into this, we are
professionals and we truly love what we do,” Mary says. Mary and
Vic welcome visitors 7 days a week, by appointment, from 10am to 3pm.
They are available by phone 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm. They are
located at 139 Umpqua Valley Ln. in Drain. You can reach them by
calling (541) 459-5951 and you can also visit their easily navigated
website at www.uvk1.com.
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