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Hi Diane,

We are so happy with Rosie (formerly Brandy) our new Papillon puppy. We were a little hesitant to pick a puppy online but after talking with Diane we were more comfortable. Since she was a Chrismas present it was so nice of you to send an updated picture before the holiday so we could show her to her new mom. She was thrilled Santa was getting her a baby of her own. We came to visit her at 5 weeks of age. We were impressed with the kennel, it was clean and all the dogs looked great. We got to meet her mom and dad. If we could of we would have taken her brothers and sister too (lol). Everyone we met was very nice. We even got to watch a puppy being born. At 7 weeks we came back to get her. She had a bath and the paper work went quick. We took Rosie to our vet and she was given a clean bill of health. He was impressed at how healthy and happy she was. She is now almost 11 weeks old and weighs 3 pounds(hopefully you can open the attachment).She is happy and healthy and very spoiled. We have two older papillons and Rosie just follows them around. We think she is the smartest puppy we ever had. We would highly recommend The Happy Woofer to any one looking to add to thier family . Over all it was a great experience.

Thanks so much,

Peggy McAlister and family

Holmes, Pennsylvania

Recent Events 2013

The Happy Woofer says Congratulations...

Congratulations Dana & Sam. We are so glad Gidget was able to take part in your special day! 

Congratulations Dana & Sam. We are so glad Gidget was able to take part in your special day!



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Welcome to "The Happy Woofer"

THE HAPPY WOOFER is the home of your next healthy, happy, well-adjusted little puppy.  We, Mike and Diane Sponaugle, are the owners of this fine establishment.  Being in the pet industry, all of our near 60 years of life, we have the knowledge to raise your next puppy and the love for the dogs to do the job properly.   In a farm setting of 25 acres, we  and our animals have ample room to play and enjoy one another's company.   Besides the dogs, we enjoy our goats, that we milk for a fresh supply of milk for our puppies; our chickens which produce fresh eggs for our dogs and puppies and our ponies, horses, donkey, duck, alpaca, kitties, potbellied pig, Macaw and Quaker parrot to enjoy.  When you come to our farm, you are welcome to walk around and see all of these fine creatures, with our accompaniment  of course.  Our farm consists of a very friendly and acknowledgeable staff that can also help you with any answers and if they don’t know, they can find out for you.


When you visit, you will notice the very clean and healthy environment that we have established for the enjoyment of our dogs and your next little puppy.  All of the love that is poured into these dogs and their care will surely reflect on their health and happiness when you take it home.


Please browse our website and read our testimonials that we update continually. These testimonials are a great way for you to get a feeling of what others thought of our kennel and their experience.


We can also board your pet at our fully heated and air conditioned facility. All of the pets have indoor/outdoor access and a large play yard for playtime, weather permitting.


Obedience classes are held on Tuesday nights with an ABC Certified Trainer.  We always participate in the classes with either a puppy that is for sale or one of our own dogs.


We invite you to come visit us and our pets at any time between the hours of 12 – 4, 7 days a week and if necessary, we can accommodate your personal needs of after hour appointments.


You may contact us through: email -sales@thehappywoofer.com or telephone – 302 566-1010 anytime.


Sincerely, Mike and Diane


Our Breeds

Beagles at The Happy Woofer
Basset Hound
Basset Hound

Biewer Yorkshire Terrier, Teddy

Biewer Yorkshire Terrier

Bichon Puppies Playing, Zoe, Belle, and Sunny are the 3 females in this litter.
Bichon Frise

Long-Haired Miniature Dachshund


Josh our Chihuahua


Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel
Boston Terrier
Boston Terrier
Great Pyrenes
Great Pyrenes
Georgie the Maltese

Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzer 
Shetland Sheepdog or Sheltie
Shetland Sheepdog or


Snuggles the Pekingese
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Lace our Papillon


Taylor the Pug


Harley the Vizsla
West Highland White Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
JoJo our Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier


Boglen Terrier
Buggs Cheeks Chi-Poo Chion
Chuggs Doxle Glechon Jack Russell

Japanese Chin

Japeke Malti-Poo Morkie
Papi-Poo Peek-A-Pom Peek-a-poo Puggle
Schnoodle ShiChi Shi poo

Shih Tzu

Shorkie Tzu

More photos coming soon...
Gretchen's Schnauzer Puppies


Some of our Cute Papi-Poo Puppies

This is a litter of Papi-Poos from Magic's litter.  Mommy is Magic, a poodle and Daddy is Little Bit, a papillon.

litter of Papi-Poos from Magics litter.  Mommy is Magic, a poodle and Daddy is Little Bit, a papillon


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Jewel, one of our retired Pomeranian girls. She lives with the Bodner's now.  She is so much loved and looks like she is having fun!. :) .

 Jewel, the Pomeranian on Christmas Jewel, one of our retired Pomeranian girls. She lives with the Bodner's now.  She is so much loved and looks like she is having fun!. :)

Past Photos of the Week


Virtual Photo-Tour of The Happy Woofer

Take a couple of minutes and take our tour.  You will see the animals and folks who will be there to help you.  Learn about our animals, our staff and our facility, and why we think it's the best breeding kennel for you to pick out your new puppy!  Click here to begin...

Puppies Playing


Puppies, Testimonials and their New Homes

Lily's first birthday

Hi Diane!
This is Evelyn - my boyfriend and I got our corgi from you last spring. Today is Lily's first birthday so I just wanted to write and update you about her. She is doing great! She is old enough now that we can leave her out of her crate when we go to work and she behaves herself. We were lucky and never really had any chewing issues with her! She is a fantastic dog. She is so happy and friendly all the time and we both look forward to spending time with her. I attached a picture I took of her this morning so you can see how big she has gotten! Even though she isn't a puppy anymore I think she is still the cutest dog ever.

Hope you are doing well!   -- Evelyn

Sandy, Courtney and Riley picking up one of Tiziano and Little Bits little Papillon Puppies, Gus. Sandy is from New Castle, Delaware.

Sandy, Courtney and Riley picking up one of Tiziano and Little Bits little Papillon Puppies, Gus

Hi, I've attached some recent photos of Clementine. She is doing great. She's pretty even tempered and easily trainable. She's pretty smart. We've never had any problems with inappropriate chewing or barking. She loves adults and kids, and other dogs of course and does well at doggie day care. She can be stubborn and has been known to ignore commands even if she understands them. She's highly food motivated and will do just about anything for chicken though. She's a bit of a couch potato but enjoys walks and playing with her toys. She's very sweet and affectionate and everyone falls in love with her within minutes of meeting her. We can't imagine life without her.

Anette Hooper (anettehooper@gmail.com)


Shih Tzu puppies with the Zupon Family

After losing our precious 12 year old Shih Tzu, Violet, who we think came from a Pennsylvania Puppy Mill we were so happy to find the Happy Woofer.   Diane really cares about all the dogs and it is much more than just a job for her unlike most places who are only in it for the money.  We reserved Dahlia (formerly Gem) a Shih Tzu puppy, when she was only 4 days old.  She had been born on our  Violet’s birthday.  Diane sent weekly pictures of Dahlia including pictures on my daughter’s birthday.   We stopped by twice to see the puppies and their Mom and Dad.  All were well cared for and the staff was more than happy to show us around.  Right before we were to pick up Dahlia we decided one was just not enough so we decided to reserve Honey Rose (Rosie- formerly Bella) another Shih Tzu puppy and Dahlia’s sister.  After picking them up we took them to their 1st vet appointment.  Our vet was ecstatic about how healthy they were and hearing how the Happy Woofer was run.  Weeks after getting the sisters we still text Diane questions and she is more than happy to help.  We would definitely recommend the Happy Woofer to anyone looking for a happy, healthy, beautiful dog or 2.
The Zupon family

Hi Diane,


Here is a new picture for you.  Tucker is with our Rottie, Rocket.  They ar great friends.  Tucker likes to use him as a jungle gym.  He jumps on his back and and head all the time.  Here he standing on Rocket's side.  They are so fun to watch!   I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Have a great day!

Deanna Grossmann

Tucker is with our Rottie, Rocket

Past Photos of Puppies/Adults Heading Home
Our Puppies in their New Homes

Read more testimonials...

Puppies Playing


About Mike and Diane

Life is good!My wife, Diane, has been breeding dogs for around 32 years. Her experience with dogs has enabled us to specially choose each and every one of our dams and sires for their individual personalities and breed characteristics. We are very proud of not only the quality of the pups but also the state of the art facility we have for our dogs to live in....We know that choosing a puppy is a life time commitment not only in the monetary sense but also a commitment of the heart so we hope to provide a puppy of the highest standards so that you can enjoy each other for a long time....Some of our favorite terriers are the West Highland White Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, Boston Terrier and the Miniature Pinscher. In the working class, we have the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Bassett Hound and the Shetland Sheepdog; also known as the Sheltie.

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Vera, German Shepherd Dog


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