Our family chose a Havanese dog because it is hypo-allergenic (but not 100% guaranteed). However, we have many friends with Havanese dogs and my son has not had any allergic reaction to them. I am a 1st time dog owner so I only have book knowledge of how to raise a puppy to a well behaved dog. We initially chose a breeder in NJ and picked out in-person a puppy for our home. However, my talks with that breeder turned oddly sour when I asked her too many questions regarding her dogs and puppies. I knew she wasn’t the right person to adopt our new puppy from. I came across Steel City Havanese and spoke to Dawn with ease and comfort. She was very open and answered all my questions. Steel City Havanese puppies were the most adorable Havanese pups I ever saw. I could have picked out any of Carman’s & Fabio’s litter. I really wanted a chocolate / white puppy and that is what we got with the help of Dawn & Amy. I mentioned to them the puppies we thought were the cutest based on the photos on their website and asked them to choose the right one that will have enough spunk and be able to handle my 2 boys, 8 & 12 years old. Well, Dawn & Amy picked a winner for us! They named her Noel and we loved the name so we kept it.
We picked up Noel Jan 22, 2011 and we received a very thoughtful and generous surprise gift package from Dawn & Amy. Now, over 2 months later after learning how to train my puppy I must say it wasn’t so bad. Noel is almost housebroken, she loves playing with the boys, has lots of energy, is so adorable that she can stop cars on the street and people ask me what kind of dog is that and she is so cute. My boys love to show her off and Noel just loves the kids and adults attention. She is so friendly and I have to say very smart. She has learned the basic commands, sit, down, come, wait and many more in about 8 weeks.
I highly recommend Steel City Havanese to all my friends and family. I think you can never go wrong with a Havanese. They are such pleasant dogs that just love the whole family and as for Noel she loves everyone even her Vet after all the vaccinations. She has really brought such joy to our family and we are so blessed to have her.
Dawn & Amy are professional, pleasant and helpful. They have goregous puppies, they raise their puppies with lots of love and play with them as my friends and vet noticed. They said that Noel is a very happy well bred puppy. One more thing I love about Steel City Havanese is their weekly smilebox, video and photo updates. I still go back to the website to look at the new puppies and love to watch them grow. Those smilebox albums take lots of time to create and Dawn & Amy do it weekly. I thank you both for giving me Noel and I look forward to keeping in touch with you.
~The Anzalone Family ~ New Jersey~