Star Creek Kennel – Poodle, Goldendoodle, and Golden Retriever is a dream come true. 

We have built-up this pet breeding program as a joint venture as a husband and wife team.

I (Lori) retired after working 30 years as a Registered Nurse at a VA hospital. The nursing background comes in handy when providing health care for our dogs and puppies. Mike worked many years in the manufacturing industry so he has a vast knowledge of building, remodeling, tools, systems and building maintenance. He is one of the best handyman’s to have around.

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Our family includes 6 children we’ve raised, with most still living in the same area. They are a valued resource for running errands for us or helping out when we need an extra hand.

Our beautiful grandchildren love to come visit and play with our puppies. We enjoy our time with family and they all know that coming to our house means lots of love, kisses and wet noses from our dogs and puppies. Not many people can say that they walked away from the 9-5 job to venture down a path to their dream.

We bred poodles for several years as hobby breeders but once we made the decision to expand our program, we knew we would need more space. We sold our home in town and purchased an acreage just outside of Knoxville in 2015.  We then added golden retrievers to our program and within a couple years we expanded into goldendoodles.

One of our first priorities was to construct a new building that has heat, air conditioning, electricity and water. Not many people know that Iowa State regulations have limitations on the number of dogs a breeder can keep in their home. Our Iowa State license requires us to comply with the state regulations so we wanted a quality building that would keep our dogs safe, warm/cool, with access to the outside at any time.

Every day we care for and spend time with our dogs letting them run, play and above all, receive lots of love and attention. 

We frequently bring our dogs into our home so they get house time. Dog bathing and grooming is completed in our home. We have converted our attached garage into our whelping/puppy room so that we can interact with our mama’s and puppies throughout the day.

We love our life, our family and our dogs. 

We are happy to provide advice and assistance. Please contact us anytime.


“We drove 8 hours to get our puppy. We’ve had her 8 months and couldn’t be happier. Star Creek breeds quality dogs with great temperaments. Can’t wait to get our next Star Creek Retriever” -Marc

“Well bred, well taken care of pups. You are NOT dealing with a puppy mill! You are dealing with a dyed in the wool honest dog lover! “


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