Due to your kindness in straightening me out last
week as to how to contact Sally Kelley, I had two delightful visits
with her on the phone. I was very impressed with her integrity
and sincerity. As you probably know, she could charge considerably more
for her exceptional dogs, but simply refuses to raise her prices.
People like that are few and far between these days. I told her quite
frankly that her prices were too low, but, as you undoubtedly know, she
is far more interested in finding homes where her dogs will be a part
of the family, than in making a big profit. She was completely open and
candid. She said what mean, and she meant exactly what she said. She
was charming, and extremely well-informed. We even got into a
discussion of politics. Simply by those long distance phone calls, I
felt I could trust her completely. So, rather than merely sending her a
deposit, I sent her full payment in advance, over her protests, and she
will pick out a chocolate male puppy that she feels is best-suited for
the therapy dog work I love to do in my spare time. I have three Delta
Society International certified therapy dogs now, but will need a
couple more when I retire soon. I use only Labs. I may buy a second Lab
from Sally later in the year. I have dealt with lots of breeders over
the years. the great majority of them are good, honest, helpful people,
but, unless I am badly mistaken, none rank ahead of Sally.
Dear Sally Kelley,
I want to first
thank you for the greatest addition to our family. We adopted Sassy in
1994. Her parents were Blondella Beau Ranger and Kellygreen's Starling.
She was the sweetest, most loving, smart dog. She did her job as
protector and the more important listener and best friend. I truely
believe that my children have grown up to be loving and caring human
beings because of her. Last night we had to let her go. She had a
wonderful life and made mine so much better. I just wanted to let you
know she did her job well, and you should be proud.
Thank you so much,
The R*** family has had the good fortune to own
four exceptional labradors from Kelleygreen. The quality of form and
disposition of these animals brought companionship, comfort and pride
to our family.
We now welcome the two newest members of our
family. Thank you for your skill and dedication that produces the
finest dogs that we have ever known. Understand that we will love and
protect these puppies in the Kelleygreen tradition.
In 1988, I was two years old, and my parents
decided their three children - of which I am the youngest - needed a
playmate, a protector, and something to teach them responsibility. I
can still remember when we drop up to Kelleygreen Kennels in Pa. I
remember the sounds, the smells, and - as I was only toddling - one
HUGE male black lab.
My mom said she wanted a black female. I remember
you bringing out a big box and tipping it over at her feet. Let the
games begin. Mom dutifully picked up each puppy, played with them, put
the on their backs... and yet, everytime she looked down, there was
this little black fluff ball with a green collar and blue eyes sitting
on her foot. Look at another puppy, this one would sit on her feet.
Jessie never outgrew that. She was one of the most amazing creatures I
have ever known, and - while I know you are proud of your dogs - you
ought to know what an impact that make in the lives of families. She
died when I turned 17. She could not have been a better dog.
Before she died, we reached out to you again, and
you sent us a (BIG!) beautiful chocolate lab from Nevada. Shilow is
such a good-natured, playful dog, and she is doing really well. She
will be 8 this year! I am in my own household now, and I want you to
know that, WHEN I am ready for a lab... and my husband doesn't know it,
but someday we are getting a lab ;)... I will not go through ANY
breeder but you. I wanted to thank you, personally, because I didn't
get to do it while toddling around with the puppies in PA. We
appreciate your commitment to your animals, and to your new families.
Thank you for being a reliable, honest breeder,
who gave our family two wonderful canine members. I look forward to
doing business with you when I have a toddler of my own :)