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Let us introduce ourselves to you. We are Sam and Connie Kaehr (pronounced car). We were born and raised in the Bluffton, Indiana area. Raised only a few miles from each other, we had no idea that the other existed until I noticed Connie in church one Sunday afternoon. Thirty years later, after raising a family,  building a farm, and paying the bills (the American dream really), we found ourselves approaching the "empty nest", part of our lives. Our boys grew up. Dan married our beautiful daughter-in-law, Caitleigh. Matt, who now helps with sales and managing; just recently married Olivia; another beautiful daughter who also enjoys helping with the puppies. Ben is soon to be a full time student at Ivy Tech, studing for a Physical Therapist Assistant Degree.

It's been said that opposites attract. No truer statement can be said about us. I love fast boats, motocross, hockey, and anything else that my body will still let me do. (Thirty-three broken bones and counting.) Connie, on the other hand, enjoys baking, reading, and home improvement projects. The reality of how opposite we are didn't really set in until our busy lives of raising the boys slowed down. That's where raising puppies came to our rescue. Dogs have always been part of our lives and raising puppies have been some of our fondest memories. It's something that we both really enjoy and can do together.



 

 


Aubrey Gerber works part time here at Puppies By Design.  Originally she was going to just help us with playing with and socializing our puppies, but we quickly found out she can do anything.  Aubrey seems to have a natural gift to connect with dogs.  We are thankful to have her!

 



 

 

 


Kaylee Prichard works full-time as a physical therapist assistant, yet she still finds time to bathe and groom our dogs. Thanks to Kaylee, our dogs stay clean and neat. Kaylee adopted her puppy, Russell, from us in September 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

Anna has been a great help for us.  Helping manage, and helping in the office; she has a real nact for efficiency and is great with handling our adults and puppies.

Abigal has an amazing ability to connect with our puppies and works hard to keep our facility clean and neat for our dogs.

Marcus is our puppy hugger.  You could even call him our puppy whisperer.  It seems as if our puppies favor him during playtime.  We are thankful to have him to help socialize our puppies!

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