Parfait Mischen Goldendoodles
Hello! I'm Megan Castillo and this is my family. We live in the charming state of North Carolina. My husband James and I were high school sweethearts and have been blessed with our sweet daughter, Alayna Grace. James has always been super supportive of me during this exciting business venture of raising puppies.
We both grew up with our parents breeding dogs. James's mom bred poodles and my dad bred English Creme Golden Retrievers. Needless to say Goldendoodles are a perfect match for us!
I love it when we spend time as a family in the great outdoors. Which is where you will find us on our days off. Exploring the many hiking trails NC has to offer, often with a dog in tow. At the end of the day when our dogs have been cared for, Alayna is asleep, you will probably find us on the couch watching "The Office." Dwight is my all time favorite.
Our dogs don't live in cages, they spend their afternoon romping in the backyard with their friends, have one-on-one time with us, go on errands, and weekend hikes. Our dams are our pets, the dams and studs that aren't living at our home are living in carefully selected guardian homes and are also family pets. They are taken on vacations to the beach, soak up the sun, and enjoy the JEEP life. All our pets are given the best care and taken to the vet often. It is our top priority to have our barn cleaned several times a day and we are very selective with the products we use on and around our dogs and puppies.
We also go out of our way to pamper the dams while they are mothers in our program. These sweet girls deserve great care, and that is what they get. When the puppies are several weeks old and don't require constant nursing, the mothers get to spend several hours playing with other dogs in the sunshine. The moms are also taken on short walks when we start to begin the weening process. At week 4, we start checking for teeth development. When those teeth come in, mom stops nursing so that way her nursing experience isn't painful. Before any of our dames go home, they get a spa afternoon before going back to their guardian families. When the dams aren't with pups, they are hitting the beaches, floating on paddle boards, or taking on the Blue Ridge trails.
Our puppies are happy and well cared for. Their stalls are cleaned three times a day and they receive proper treatment, love, and care. They are also well socialized. Very early on we start teaching them impulse control, it helps lay the foundation for the owner to have a smooth transition into training their puppy. Our pups spend their day in clean stalls, they wrestle their litter mates, play with their toys, and enjoy their outside puppy run. In the evening, it's not uncommon for our daughter Alayna to go into their stall and pet and play with them until they are all tuckered out (including Alayna).
G.A.N.A. stands for Goldendoodle Association of North America. They set the standard for what good breeders should achieve to create healthy Goldendoodle puppies through health clearances. There are a few tiers in GANA and we are rated at the top tier "Blue Ribbon." Which means all our dams and studs have to meet a certain level of testing. We are very thorough with our dogs and make sure they are up to date on their testings and clearances.
We take great care of our dams, studs, and puppies. We introduce Puppy Culture at a young age with our puppies. We Volhard test all of our puppies before they are selected by their families to make sure they are a good match for each other. Every family that is interested in adopting one of our puppies must be approved by us before being allowed to send us their deposit. We have a guardian program for our dames and studs so that way they can all live wonderful daily lives as pets. We don't breed too young and we retire our dames at a young age. We keep our litter stalls immaculately clean. We take all our puppies to the vet before going home and all our dams are seen regarding by our vet as well. For those reasons, we have an "excellent" standing with Good Dog.
We have put great detail and research in every aspect of our business. All the products that we use around or on our dogs have been carefully selected out of the thousands of dog products on the market. We use non-GMO food and organic shampoos. After bath time we treat the dogs with an all natural ear cleaner. We also give NUVET vitamins to our dogs every morning. We use non-toxic cleaners to clean our barn, and a deep cleaning but non-toxic detergent to wash our puppy mats, towels, and rags. We keep our barn clean, but without the harmful chemicals.
At day 49, we temperament test our puppies in a new environment with a person that is a stranger to them. The Volhard Test allows us to see what category each puppy falls into: Alpha, Alpha-Beta, Beta, Beta- Omega, Omega, etc. This helps us know which pups have strong therapy and service dog potential. The test also lets us know a better understanding of the personality of each pup. When it comes time for our clients to select their puppy, they are given the results of the testing. That way they have a better understanding which pup will be a good match for their family and their needs.
Parfait Mischen was established in 2015. There are a lot of people that have joined the PM Family over the years. The business has continued to grow and thrive which means our once smaller family has grown into a community. When you place a deposit on a puppy, you are invited to join our private community of fellow dog lovers from all walks of life. You will get to share birthdays, see pictures of your pups other litter mates, and make new friends. You aren't just getting a puppy, your joining our growing PM Family!!
"I am writing to give my highest recommendations to Megan Castillo of Parfait Mischen (PM) Goldendoodles. We are so happy that we chose her as a breeder! Megan's love for the dams, studs, and puppies shines through each stage of the process, and she communicates with the prospective families every step of the way -- through emails, Facebook, videos, medical and personality testing and training guides. Megan really loves dogs and she does a fantastic job in helping each family choose a puppy that is appropriate for their needs.
We are certainly thrilled with our puppy, Brioche, the former Ms. Padme Peach! Brioche came home with us on July 3rd, so she's only been here a few days, but she immediately charmed her way into our lives. In fact, she's full of kisses! Megan did a great job ensuring that she was well socialized before we picked Brioche up at 8 weeks. Amazingly, our puppy had no complaints about the holiday fireworks and was not at all shy around the large crowd at our 4th of July party. But while our puppy loves to be around people, what she really wants is to be close to her humans. In fact, I am working from home with Brioche by my side!"
"Hamilton has such a passion for working and he loves his job. We just started our freshman year at UNC Chapel Hill together (not too far from Statesville!) and attending lectures with me is one of his favorite things to do. I’m studying nursing, so he’s been very patient with all the boring STEM classes that we sit through! He’s adjusted very well to dorm life and he adores the attention that he gets from all the students that miss their own dogs and need some puppy love! And I have to admit, playing fetch with him on the quad has made both of us lots of friends since he’s just so darn adorable!
Hamilton is a gorgeous, healthy dog with a wonderful temperament. He’s incredibly friendly, adaptable, and eager to please. He’s wildly intelligent and has a distinctly sassy and playful personality that’s always making me laugh. And to top it all off, he came home with absolutely fantastic foundations in socialization, crate-training, and potty-training! The longer I work with him, the more astounded I am by the exceptional breeding and raising behind him. I’m so, so grateful for the work that you put into him, and I'm so lucky to have him in my life. Thank you."- Anna
" Hi, I hope you're doing well! I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you that Poppy and I are doing so well!!!! She is a great dog, who is getting used to life in the big city. She gets her final shots on Saturday, and then we get to running around the huge parks around me! Thank you for raising her for the first couple months, she is just a dream. Attached are some pictures. Thanks again!!!" - Claire
Hi, I've been meaning to write to you for awhile now; I can't believe it's been 2 1/2 months since you brought Sunny to California! I am so grateful that things aligned; he really is a little ray of sunshine:) He is doing really well and is just over 8 pounds now.He is so sweet, affectionate and very very smart. I bought a bunch of those bully sticks that you recommended. For the last few weeks, he's been playing this game where he takes his bully sticks and hides them throughout the house pretending to dig them into corners or in nooks and crannies. Then later he goes back and tries to remember where he hid them and then tries to hide them in a better place. It's super cute to watch; he's constantly investigating his surroundings for good hiding spots. He absolutely LOVES people and is such a sweet gentle soul. It's like he can instinctively pick up on when someone needs a little love. I live in downtown, so when I take him out for walks in the neighborhood there are always tons of people around. He has on several occasions gone up to a stranger and just bombarded them with love and cuddles. I've had several people open up and tell me that they were having a bad day or a hard time and it made their day. He has a soft spot for the homeless, elderly, disabled and children. It's very sweet to see him shower love and attention on people; especially those that really need it. I'm doing puppy training classes with him and can't wait to have him start coming to work with me more as a therapy dog. I've attached some photos. He is just so cute! Honestly, I get compliments all the time about him on his coat quality, size and temperament and have given several people your website info. Hope all is well on your end! -Amisha
"Hi, I can’t begin to tell you how much I love little Lexie. She is the perfect dog for me. She watches Sheldon and learns. I give her a command, she gets it. Very food motivated so that helps. When it is warmer, she loves playing outside in the leaves etc. I have spoiled her rotten. She is soooo funny. She takes her favorite toys and keeps them in her playpen. Sheldon doesn’t care about toys, but it’s just funny what she tries to hide. Her favorite toy, what she sleeps with every night is Lamb Chop. She loves everyone she meets and then they fall in love with her. She and Sheldon are snuggled together in bed with me as I type.She has made such a difference in my life since Scott died. We match up perfectly in the temperament testing. Thank you so much for bringing her in my life." -Nancy
"Thought you’d enjoy a few photos of Spencer. He had vet visit yesterday and he is now 10+ lbs and very healthy. This little guy is super confident and fearless. He does not back down from any size dog and is into the rough and tumble play. On his walks, he never wants to be behind any dog and works like crazy to be the lead dog. He loves his big brother, Gulliver, and Gulliver is a great role model and teacher.
He is a smart little guy and understands the sit command very well, especially when food is arriving. His potty habits are much improved but still not there yet. He does usually ring the bell when brought to the door to go out. He is starting to get stay and come primarily because he follows Gulliver’s lead. Stays in his crate at night and sleeping well from around 11PM to 6:30 to 7:30 AM. Did not like to be separated from us when we had crate in bathroom but all went well when we put it near our bed. A bit of a hole digger and barks when left alone without attention or his mate, Gulliver. Likes to chase the ball and getting much better at returning it. We and everyone he meets are loving his cuteness." - Paul and Christy
"Hi, we wanted to reach out to share a photo and to tell you how much we love our lil’ guy, Ari (Aristotle). He’s healthy, happy and smart as a whip. He has two modes, a complete teddy bear or wide-open puppy! Ari is a perfect addition to our family and we are so happy to have him. Thank you PM Goldendoodles! -Brandi
"We are the owners of your Mr. Black, born on 8/16/16, and I have been wanting to write to you for several months, but I kept getting sidetracked -- not tonight! Just a quick message to tell you what an amazing puppy Bert is -- we couldn't possibly love a dog more, and there couldn't possibly be a better dog for us. My husband, in particular, is positively BESOTTED, and it's wonderful to see both of them so in love!!
Thank you for adding such a perfect puppy to our lives. Please don't hesitate to use us as a reference for your breeding business, should you ever need one. It's so interesting that the Volhard Puppy Tests proved so accurate in predicting Bert's personality. He's outgoing, friendly, curious, energetic, and enthusiastic. He very much wants to please, but he can also be quite independent, and he's very smart. He now weighs almost 50 lbs, is quite tall, and he's totally gorgeous. He's still jet black, but some areas of his muzzle have turned brown. My husband has thousands of photos of Bert on his phone -- when he reads this, I'll get him to send you a recent shot of him. I hope all is well with you." -Ruth
"I thought I would drop you a quick line to tell you how fabulous Lulu is doing. She has fit right in to our family and has been nothing but a sweetheart.
She has been meeting some neighbors and their dogs and we had another visitor today and did great. She is gentle and loving with Bella and Ruby and rode with me to school yesterday to pick them up. She had her first vet appt yesterday and did great. She is scheduled for her next checkup at the end of this month.
She is such a lover and a total lap dog. She is really bonding with us and we have had no unexpected issues. Her first night, she whimpered and barked for the first hour but settled down on her own. After her first night in the crate, she has gone to bed in her crate each night without even a whimper and sleeps through the night.
We snuggle and carry her around and have yet to find one dog hair - that is amazing.
We can't thank you enough for making our dreams come true with this sweet little puppy."
- Tom, Heather, Bella, Ruby and Lulu Stella Pooches
"Boone has adapted well to us and it feels like we have known him for years. Boone has a loving connection with myself and Trent, both individually. It has truly been an amazing experience so far, we love him deeply."- Molly Kight