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Tampa Bay’s Valor was donated to Walking with Warriors Ministry, the proud owner of the Harris family. She will be used for therapy for PTSD vets as well as first responders on the job and their families, military, fire & police.

2021;  Travis is now a commercial pilot CAPTAIN flying 

757 & 767   for 

ATI; Air Transport International (Amazon Prime & )

2018; First Officer flying for GO JET Regional airlines

2016: Congrats to our son Travis who became Captan flying for Air Choice One. 

Why Worry About Biosecurity?


Tampa Bay Celebrates Gold Star Ratings…..

Tampa Bay Australian Labradoodles was inspected by the County Animal Control and was given Gold Star Certification for superior dog breeder scores for the most healthy dogs and puppies with the cleanest facility. We pride ourselves in what we do and we do it very well. Our hats go off to our dogs, the Genuine Australian Labradoodles, founded in Seaspray Vic., Australia by Beverly of Rutland Manor and her daughter Angela of Teagan Park Australian Labradoodles for creating the most awesome dog breed we have every met. 

Biosecurity involves following procedures designed to protect animals from harmful, disease-causing viruses and bacteria. Keeping your kennel clean and free of pathogens helps babies stay alive!

Why Worry About Biosecurity?

Good biosecurity often prevents common diseases like parvovirus. Recently, I helped a breeder with a parvo outbreak that happened after a family looking for a puppy asked to see the moms with the babies. The breeder asked the potential new owners to observe quietly, so as not to stress the moms or pups, and let them in the birthing area. You know how it is with kids and puppies; soon they were holding the babies, making the new moms anxious and threatening the pups’ fragile immune systems. Four days later, the breeder had her first parvo case. While the puppy was saved, the breeder spent $800 on IV fluids and care at the local veterinary hospital. By day seven, a second litter broke with parvo, and they ended up burying all eight puppies from that litter at just six weeks old.

Around this time, the breeder found out that her recent visitors had just lost a puppy to parvo and were looking for a replacement. Canine parvovirus, a highly resistant pathogen, can live in materials like soil or clothing for a very long time. Had the breeder known those people had lost a puppy to parvo, she wouldn’t have allowed them to see her pups.

Unfortunately, these incidents happen too often. Know the importance of protecting your puppies from potentially fatal infectious agents. Most people are unfamiliar with biosecurity practices and population medicine, so reminding them of healthy procedures and limiting access to outside visitors is essential. Neonates lack a fully developed immune system and are highly susceptible to these diseases. If you limit the access, you prevent the disease from entering and will send healthy, disease-free puppies to their next forever home.

Handling Biosecurity Issues

I find animal lovers looking to adopt a puppy understand limiting access when the goal is protecting your puppies. Most of us have cameras on our moms or have pictures to show potential owners how the moms care for their babies. Once pups reach eight weeks of age and their vaccines are effective, we can allow new owners to meet them. Limiting access to the whelping area is still important, so introduce pups to new people in another area. Even if all your pups are vaccinated, litters born months from now could be compromised by pathogens that enter your kennel today.

The True Cost

A disease outbreak in the kennel is expensive to treat, but the cost doesn’t stop there. Losing a whole litter breaks your heart, especially when you stayed up all night with Mom as she gave birth. You feel like you let Mom down! Get the message out that you limit access because you love your puppies, not because you don’t want them seen. Lastly, don’t hesitate to ask someone who refuses to follow your biosecurity protocols to leave your property. Biosecurity is the basis of disease control in population medicine, so do it like your puppies’ lives depend on it – because they do!

Inform Your Visitors

Post signs designating biosecurity areas on your property. I find most people will be respectful if they know the rules. If someone ignores the signs, be persistent and educate them on the importance of biosecurity. Most people don’t want to endanger puppies.

Don Bramlage, DVM, Director of Veterinary Services at Revival Animal Health

2019: TBAL partnered with Baxter & Bella, one of the best online dog training programs. 

Tampa Bay proudly announces a new project building our own whelping boxes. They are a fraction of the cost of other comparable whelping boxes and are an example of another way Tampa Bay continues to be inventive and resourcful, expanding our business of raising the best Australian Labradoodles ever. 

Professor Mia Graham belongs to one of our many wonderful extended pet families who has a great new product to share with you.

My family’s journey into natural medicine was an accidental one. In my later adult life, I struggled with physical complications that seemed to elude doctors and modern medicine. Knowing synthetic drugs were not the answer, I began exploring natural medicine, vitamins, and supplements. What I found was a whole new world of health and wellness that the mainstream “bigwigs”

don’t want you to see. I was shocked to find that my biggest sources of my healing were coming from natural remedies. My passion for this newfound wellness grew and bubbled over into more research, more enthusiasm, and an eager desire to spread the benefits of natural medicine to everyone who may be suffering or lacking answers to their health issues.

As my husband and I continued to immerse ourselves in the world of natural medicine, it wasn’t long before we discovered prebiotics, and the manifold benefits it has on the skin. This gave us the push we needed to actually do something about our passion for wellness, namely, start Aleavia, a skincare company built around this revolutionary prebiotic formula.

The idea for Petbiotics originated from a simple question, “What if this prebiotic formula produced the same incredible results on pets?” After some theorizing, some modification, and some testing, we realized it did work — with stunning results

Petbiotics is not just a company looking to push a product. Petbiotics is a movement; a passion; a family. It represents our desire to see your loved ones in the best health of their lives — even if your loved ones just happen to be covered in fur.

To wellness,

Kelly Graham

Vice President


Mindi and Maya & our son Travis doing volunteer therapy work at St. Anthony’s hospital, St. Pete, FL through Project Pup!

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Life’s Abundance Premium Health Food for Dogs contains only quality, wholesome ingredients.It provides 100% complete nutrition in accordance with AAFCO feeding protocols.

Photo~Synthesis Fine Art Photography by Mark R. Stanford

Jarrah, Our first AL doodle lives with The Spalding family in Sarasota, FL. They call her

Doodle Bug!

Sir Radley, Mindi, Red Ember, Travis & Boomerang

Mindi, her daughter Ember and grand daughter 3 generations...

Lola and her pups 2015

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