Watch Me Grow
One of my greatest joys in raising puppies, is watching them grown over the years and hearing about the ways they have blessed their fur-ever families. As a breeder, watching a puppy grow and develop is an amazing journey! A jourey that takes me from conception, labor & delivery, days filled with nurturing & training, meeting families, and a lifelong bond to both the puppy and family. My role is to support and care for the puppy while they are in my care and to continue to support and care for each and every family through their years of dog-ownership. I am here for questions, concerns, and just for sharing in the joys and wonder of being a dog owner.
Below are pictures of some of the wonderful pups I've had the joy and privilege to raise during my years of breeding.
I truly enjoy keeping in touch with my families and for all of their wonderful updates.
"After months of researching cockapoo breeders I finally made the decision to work with Destiny. It was one of the best decisions of my life! Destiny breathes pure magic into her puppies. You literally couldn't find a more diligent, loving and responsible breeder. She made the entire process so enjoyable. Destiny is easy to communicate with and completely up front and honest during the entire time frame we worked together. I was anxious about bringing a new puppy into my home with 2 children and a senior dog. I told her what I was looking for regarding temperament and she helped guide in making the best choice for my family. These puppies are all raised in her loving home with her sweet children doting on them all day. Destiny ensures that her puppies are exposed to different stimulus and experiences daily which translates to a relaxed and well adjusted puppy. My sweet Sunny came to me as a happy, confident, trusting and so very loving little puppy. Sunny easily and quickly adjusted to my household and has been a pure delight for all of us. We adore this little girl so much. As an experienced dog owner I was extremely fussy with whom I wanted to work with. I am over the moon I chose Destiny. You truly cannot go wrong working with her. I would one thousand percent recommend Chesley Hill Cockapoos and hope to work with her again in the future."
~ Rebecca P. ~ (Sunny, Apple 2021)
"Destiny made our dream come true!
When we found Chesley Hill Cockapoos we knew our breeder search was over. Destiny was so great to work with, she’s professional, knowledgeable, flexible and ultra responsive. When we first met her and our little Hugo we could immediately tell that she and her family love and care for each puppy that comes into their lives. She was patient with all of our questions and extremely helpful with tips and suggestions. Destiny puts in the time to get to know the families she’s working with and the puppies to truly create a perfect match.
Another huge benefit to working with Destiny is that she updates eagerly awaiting families with tons of pictures during the 8 week wait, it might not sound like all that long but when you are anxiously waiting to bring home a puppy it can feel like forever! The pupdates on the little ones' activities and experiences was such a joy!
From the first email up to today Destiny has made the puppy experience such an easy and enjoyable experience."
~ Catherine G. ~ (Linq, Noel 2021)
"I can’t say enough wonderful things about my experience working with Destiny and her family. I picked my Ruby girl up in July, 2021 and she has been the perfect fit in my family ever since. You can tell how loved and adored she was with Destiny and her family. Ruby has the sweetest disposition and she is such a love-not to mention the cutest girl ever! Destiny took the time to get to know my family and answered any questions I had. I can’t wait to eventually get another cockapoo from Chesley Hill Cockapoos."
~ Kathleen P. ~ (Coral, Apple 2021)
"What can I say about this amazing experience?! Destiny and her breeding program were beyond professional and attentive throughout the entire process. Our little guy arrived at the best and most convenient time for our family and we received support from the CHC fam every step of the way! Our pup, Tucker, has added so much joy to our lives. He has a fantastic temperament and there was barely a transitional period to get him used to our home, kids, and six year old golden doodle. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to go with this wonderful family owned and operated breeder!"
~ Lauren M. ~ (Tyler, Starla 2021)
"We got our Cockapoo, Josie, from Destiny, Chesley Hill Cockapoos in July 2021. From the start she was nothing but kind, caring, informative and honest. She was very straightforward and we could tell she really cares about the pups like family. Our Josie has been an amazing addition to our family and we love her so much. She has a great love for people and came to us as a such a happy and well rounded puppy. Thank you, Destiny!"
~ Jessica F. ~ (Glory, Apple 2021)
"I started researching reputable breeders and came across Chesley Hill Cockapoos. I had made up my mind about a particular breed but the dilemma was to find a reputable breeder who practiced ethical principals. We feel utterly privileged to have found Destiny Groen who lovingly hand nurtures cockapoo puppies until they find their fur-ever homes. Destiny is so responsive to calls and emails and I flooded her with questions. Once I was placed on her wait list, I watched with delight as my future pup's mom (Noel) became pregnant and followed the pregnancy and subsequent birth of the litter with bated breath. Destiny posts delightful instagram and facebook pics so that I could look at the litter as they were growing. At 6 weeks, we visited Destiny at her beautiful home in New Hampshire, where I met not only Destiny, but one of her four boys. It was at that time that I selected the pup from a very well organized system which is utterly fair to all the families awaiting pups. Destiny's entire family is instrumental in the raising of these pups; they are showered with love and positive training as they learn to navigate their new world. At 8 weeks, we returned to her home and picked up our darling boy, Themba. Destiny gives each new family a packet with food, a blanket from the whelping box, a travel drinking mug, toys and just about everything needed to get you through the first few weeks. Our Themba is a beautiful pup with a calm, loving nature. He has enriched our lives in so many ways.The quality of our pup is a reflection on Destiny and her family who hand raise each pup providing a stimulating and nurturing environment. I know that Destiny has a long wait list however I would encourage anyone to wait....thank you to Chesley Hill....we are forever in your debt."
~ Hazel S. ~ (Nobu, Noel 2021)
"We are so happy with our choice of getting a puppy from Chesley Hill Cockapoos. Destiny was wonderful to work with. She and her family did a fantastic job of preparing the puppies for there furever homes. JoJo was very easy to house train, is wonderful with our 2 year old granddaughter, loves everyone and is not fearful of new sounds or situations. Choosing a breeder is a very important decision. Some breeders just provide a puppy and do little to nothing to socialize or train them. Destiny raises the puppies within her family to create a wonderful temperament. She truly loves her dogs and puppies. Destiny even includes a thoughtfully prepared gift bag with food they have been eating, treats, a cloth with the mother dog’s scent on it, a spray to ease the first couple of nights, a toy, among other things. She is truly a professional that loves what she is doing. I can’t recommend her enough."
~ Wendy C. ~ (Luxor, Noel 2021)
"Working with Chesley Hill Cockapoos was a delight. Throughout the entire process, we felt supported and informed. We felt confident that our puppy was getting the best start in life possible. We highly recommend working with Destiny and her family."
~ Lillian W. ~ (Cricket, Apple 2021)
"The cockapoo breed are my love of a fur baby. After losing ours to an illness suddenly, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to open my heart again. After some time I began to research breeders. I had decided on a female and love the buff colored coat. My journey began, Destiny was clearly our choice. She was so knowledgeable and helpful with all of our questions. The process began, we patiently waited for our “little princess “. Destiny called us after the birth and sent pictures. She kept us very informed on photo shoots, vet visits, growth and any questions we would have. We would not meet Ireland until she was coming home ( since we lived 9 hours away). We still hadn’t decided on a name, but on our drive to New Hampshire we stopped in an Irish shop. It was next to a restaurant Rudi’s. Rudi was our previous cockapoo, so we named our new puppy Ireland (Faith) so she could too keep her birth name. When we arrived at Destiny’s, she and her family were so welcoming. From the very first minute of being in their home, you could feel the love for these puppies. To see the puppies playing with her children was so sweet. We began our journey back to New Jersey with our new puppy an a special “tote bag” that Destiny packed for Ireland. Her favorite item from the bag was a piece of her Mommas blanket. To this day, 5 years later it is still in her bed. It is always a reminder to me of her loving and caring beginning to the world. Ireland is always ready to play. She is lovable and follows me everywhere I go. “My little shadow” She loves to give puppy kisses, go on walks and snuggle. She always has to be in the middle, to let you know “here I am”. We love her excitement when we come home. It doesn’t matter if your gone 2 hours or 5 minutes, she can wag her tail like no other. We highly recommend Destiny for your choice for a beautiful, healthy and loving cockapoo. It was a great experience for us!"
~ The Blair Family ~ (Faith, Gracie 2016)
"Jax has literally been such a light in our family. He is so sweet, gentle while also being fun! He is friends with every person and dog he meets! We credit you for his wonderful and well adjusted temperament! You were super organized, responsive and got him off to a great start with your wonderful family interactions and guidance."
~ Andrea G. ~ (Sprite, Summer 2020)
"From the outset, working with Destiny was a pleasure. Professional, cordial, and truly a lover of “all things cockapoo”. I 'found Destiny' by asking another cockapoo owner where he had obtained his beautiful dog. Appreciating the puppy-owner screening, and permitting me to state my preferences (gender, color) was another plus. Getting a professional 'score' of Lucy’s personality traits helped me enormously as we got to know each other, as did all of the training and care tips that Destiny provided. I expected to fall in love with my Lucy Paris, but not on the very first day! And since that day, Lucy has been a joy – social, outgoing, easily adaptable to new situations – and a lover of the outdoors, especially kayaking and dock diving! And now, fully grown, almost 5 years later, it’s hard to think of a time when Lucy was not a part of my daily life. As a Pet Partners therapy team, we have shared our joy with young and old, and of course, performed many tricks to the delight of our audiences. Find your 'Cockapoo Destiny' and enrich your life for years to come."
~ Susan Z. ~ (Paris, Sandie 2016)
"From start to finish, working with Destiny was such a delight. She was professional, knowledgeable, responsive and most importantly, honest. It was such a rewarding experience bringing our little guy, Archie, home with us and I cannot recommend Destiny enough to anyone searching for a Cockapoo. She was so flexible with scheduling the visits, so organized throughout the entire process, and was so excited when we finally chose Archie to bring home with us. You can tell her and her family truly enjoy what they do, and the love and care they give their puppies shows. As first time puppy owners, we had a million questions and she was so responsive and patient with us, even after we brought him home! Archie is such a good puppy and we honestly have Destiny to thank for his perfect temperament and good behavior. We couldn’t have done it without her and are so lucky we chose to work with her!"
~ Jim F. ~ (Jonathan, Apple 2020)
"When you find and fall in love with that perfect puppy, you hope that you will also have a life long relationship with the breeder. When we found Destiny, that’s exactly what happened! From the first time we met Destiny after traveling from Buffalo, NY to pick our puppy, our second trip to bring our sweet Sophie home, to now. Destiny has been so wonderful, always there for support, to answer any questions and to just share silly stories and updates! Sophie’s personality clearly reflects the first 8 weeks of her life. Sophie’s goal in life is to love and be loved, which has made her journey in to therapy work an amazing experience. I am in awe of her ability to know when she is needed the most. I truly believe that her life was shaped by Destiny and her sweet family in those first very important weeks of her life. When a puppy is part of the family from day one, their personalities reflect that. We are forever grateful to Destiny for giving her puppies the very best start in life...the kind everyone who brings home a new puppy hopes for!"
~ Sue C. ~ (Willow, Gracie 2015)
"I can’t tell you how many times in a given week, someone in the family states “I can’t imagine our life without Clark!”. We were fortunate enough to meet Destiny through our search for cockapoo breeders and from the very first email, I could tell that we met someone who truly cared for animals in general, but who also understood the importance of the decision to bring a new puppy into your home. She answered all of my (very naïve) questions with patience, was extremely responsive and I always felt that she was just as excited as we were about the whole process. On our visit to hand select Clark from the litter, Destiny was just as warm and kind in person and when we finally picked him up to bring him home,
she provided us with great resources to make our first few weeks at home a success. Clark is truly a member of the family. We have daughters who were young at the time when we first brought him home and he has been nothing but patient, kind, loving and loyal. He brings so much joy to our family on a daily basis; whether that’s snoozing by my side in the home office, going outside for long walks and to play ball, playing “dress up” with the utmost patience, or just that little excited wag of his tail every morning (no matter what time we wake him up!) to start of our day off with a smile. I have gone on to recommend Destiny to many friends who now have cockapoos from her family of pups (and, boy would I love another!)."
~ Michelle F. ~ (Flint, Izzie 2016)
"We are so happy to have Hailey in our family and for Destiny for her help in preparing us for Cockapoo ownership. When we went for the puppy visit, we were impressed by the family atmosphere that Destiny created for her dogs. Destiny provided us with a lot of good information when bringing Hailey home, and she continues to be a resource for us for any questions we have - 3 years later! Hailey is a sweet, loving dog and enjoys snuggling up with the family. She is completely adorable and the best dog ever. Hailey is really smart and knows a lot words. If we say, "Go get your frisbee", she gets the frisbee! She loves going on her walks, playing with friends, chasing her favorite toys and especially climbing on rocks. Again, best dog ever and we can't image our family without her!"
~ Kristie S. ~ (Morgan, Bella 2018)
"Here is Jagger Finn. He was so lucky to be born in Destiny’s home filled with so much love and joy. The attention and care she
gives to all her pups is beautiful and the relationship that she continues with the families after puppy placement is so special.
We are so fortunate to have this 'furever' family connection."
~ Andrea N. ~ (Stingray, Starla 2019)
"I drove 8 hours to New Hampshire from Buffalo, NY to bring Piper to her forever home in 2017. I went to a meet and greet for her litter to pick out my puppy. As soon as I was able to meet all the puppies, Piper was the one who came up to me and sat on my leg while the other puppies ran around. I knew she was the one because she “picked me”. Piper has been the best pup and I can tell that she was well cared for by Destiny for the first 8 weeks of her life. She has stayed very involved with her puppies and has watched them grow over time. We loved Piper so much that we got another cockapoo named Dora who was from the same parents in 2020. They are both so different but so special in their own ways. Dora is still a pup, and very curious and loves to explore everything. They are by far the best dogs I have ever had and I can bring them everywhere because of their friendly and outgoing personalities. They have brought so much love and joy to our family and they have become the best of friends. The best decision I ever made was bringing these puppies home to Buffalo, they have been a beautiful addition to my family. Thank you to Destiny for bringing these puppies into my family’s lives!"
~ Linds S. ~ (Starburst, Madi 2019 *above, left & Syrah, Madi 2017 *above, right)
"Right from the start, we were very pleased with Destiny’s communication. It drew an instant sense of comfort to us. Her open arms and attention to detail helped us realize that there was no better place to pick out our perfect puppy! When we went to her home to pick out our Bailey, it was beyond reassuring to witness, with our own eyes, how well taken care of these puppies are. Seeing the puppies snuggling with Destiny’s children, laying in beds with heaters, and being with their moms, we could feel the love that these puppies felt. Christmas Eve of 2019 was the day we took Bailey home. Destiny was very supportive in ensuring we were going to bring Bailey into our home the best way possible. Bailey was the last puzzle piece to our family, and we could not be more thankful for the healthy and happy puppy we have. Bailey makes us smile every day, and she truly brings so much happiness to our lives. It feels like she has been part of our family forever. When we are ready for our next Chocolate Cockapoo, we know exactly who we will call!"
~ Kayla G. ~ (Kit, Summer 2019)
"We were so excited about working with Destiny after seeing her home breeding method,that we were willing to pass on several other breeders and wait longer for a future litter with her. Having previously owned three dogs and breed one, I was very conscious of how the first weeks of a dogs life can shape its adult behavior and personality. Destiny’s family provided a caring, nurturing environment critical for a healthy well balanced adulthood. Fortunately, a pup became available from an earlier litter and we were blessed with Maple. Seven years later I can still vividly remember Destiny walking out of her house holding our little girl and knowing we were united with a very special dog. Maple is an indispensable part of our family. She is a wonderful companion dog with a loving, affectionate personality (she also serves as a magnet to get our daughters home for visits). Her personality compelled us to certify her as a therapy dog and she has
been a key member of the Boston Children's Hospital PawPrints program since she was 2. Maple is a natural at making patients and staff happy and has been featured in the Boston Globe. We could not be more pleased with Maple and have recommended Destiny to a number of friends."
~ Ralph S. ~ (Bristol, Gracie 2013)
"Brody is a sweet boy and loyal companion...he adds joy to our lives from the second that he wakes up until the second that he snuggles up to us and falls asleep. Destiny was a pleasure to work with...she was responsive to all of our questions and guided us through the process...we loved knowing that our pup was brought into a loving, warm family for his first few months of life..."
~ Nicole C. ~ (Kristoff, Gracie 2014)
"Normie came into our lives in 2014. We fell in love with him immediately and he with us. We cannot imagine our lives without him. He "completes" us. His personality, from day one, is a direct reflection of Destiny and how the puppies are so loved and so well cared for from the start of their little puppy lives. We would be lost without Normie in our lives. We are in love with him and feel so blessed that Destiny provided such a loving and caring start to Normie's life."
~ Denise & Barry S. ~ (Olaf, Gracie 2014)
"In December 2020 we took home our puppy Auggie!
We are first time puppy owners and Destiny was AMAZING
to work with. She was extremely thorough and gave us
plenty of resources and tools to make for a smooth transition once we brought Auggie home. Auggie is healthy, smart, and the sweetest little pup in the world! I can say nothing but great things about Destiny and her business practices - extremely professional, trustworthy & welcoming. I knew from the start my new pup was being raised in a great environment before we even got to bring him home. She gives updates, pics, and videos until they're ready to be picked up. I would definitely adopt from Destiny again!"
~ Lex W. ~ (Niger, Noel 2020)
“Destiny’s enthusiasm for what she does shines through. She takes the time to learn each puppy’s personality and love them as her own. When we arrived to pick out our little guy, the pups were happily socializing in her kitchen with her family. It was a hard choice but we finally picked one and we couldn’t be happier. Pluto is the most loving and cuddly pup with a goofy boy personality. He greets us with a smile every time we walk through the door. Lol.
Pluto was the perfect addition to our family.”
~ Tracy J. ~ (Madbury, Gracie 2013)
Hazel's mom, Stephanie is a Spanish teacher and a heritage Portuguese speaker.
She has shared her review in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
"My sister, who had already had a fantastic experience with her dog, recommended Destiny to me. My Hazel has brought so much joy since she came to join me this summer! She is super chill, really smart, funny, cuddly and sweet. Her adjustment to my house was made smooth by the obvious care and attention she received while she was growing at Destiny's. Bringing Hazel home was a long journey for me and Destiny was incredibly patient as we both understand how important it is that each puppy find a loving, caring home that is ready to provide everything that he/she needs. She took the time to listen to my story so that I could be paired with a pup who matched with me perfectly. She has continued to work with us even after Hazel came home, helping us to connect and create a community with other families from Summers 2020 puppies in our area and with littermates electronically. Extremely pleased with the whole experience and am grateful everyday to have Hazel with me."
~ Stephanie P. ~ (Fanta, Summer 2020)
"Mi hermana que ya había tenido una experiencia fantástica con su perro me recomendó a Destiny. ¡Hazel me ha traído tanta alegría desde que vino a acompañarme este verano! Es super relajada, muy inteligente, divertida, tierna y querida. Su adaptación a mi casa fue facilitada por el obvio cuidado y atención que recibió mientras crecía con Destiny y su familia. Traer a Hazel a casa fue un largo viaje para mí y Destiny fue increíblemente paciente, ya que ambos comprendemos lo importante que es que cada perro encuentre un hogar cariñoso y afectuoso que esté listo para darle todo lo que se necesita. Destiny tomó el tiempo de escuchar mi historia para que pudiera emparejarme con un perrito que encajara perfectamente conmigo. Ella ha continuado a trabajar conmigo incluso después de que Hazel llegó a casa, ayudándonos a conectar y crear una comunidad con otros perros de Chesley Hill del verano de 2020 en nuestra área y con sus compañeros de camada electrónicamente. Estoy más que satisfecha con me experiencia y estoy agradecida todos los días de tener a Hazel conmigo."
~ Stephanie P. ~ (Fanta, Summer 2020)
"A minha irmã, que já tive uma experiência fantástica com o seu cão, recomendou-me a Destiny. A minha Hazel trouxe tanta alegria desde que ela se juntou a mim neste verão! Ela é super descontraída, muito inteligente, engraçada, fofa e querida. A sua adaptação à minha casa foi facilitada pelo óbvio cuidado e atenção que ela recebeu enquanto estava crescendo com a Destiny e a sua família . Trazer Hazel para casa foi uma longa jornada para mim e Destiny foi incrivelmente paciente, pois ambas entendemos como é importante que cada filhote encontre um lar amoroso e cuidadoso, pronto para fornecer tudo o que ele precisa. Ela aproveitou para ouvir a minha história para que eu pudesse ser emparelhada com um filhote que combinava comigo perfeitamente. Ela continuou a trabalhar connosco, mesmo depois de Hazel ter voltado para casa, ajudando-nos a nos conectar e a criar uma comunidade com outros filhotes de cães do verão 2020 em nossa área e com irmãos de ninhada eletronicamente. Estou extremamente satisfeita com toda a experiência e sou grata todos os dias por ter Hazel comigo."
~ Stephanie P. ~ (Fanta, Summer 2020)
"Deciding to bring a puppy into our home was a year-long, thoughtful process. Our ten-year-old daughter wanted nothing more, my husband was a veteran dog owner and fully onboard, but I had never owned a dog. I was nervous. But from the moment we found Destiny, we found a perfect fit. It was clear from the application process that not only were her puppies loved and nurtured from birth, but the families they ended up with mattered too. As he grew, we were able to follow our puppy's litter online with pictures and updates of him nestling with siblings, learning to navigate on all fours, and being loved by Destiny's boys. There were explanations about how the puppies were encouraged to potty train, crate train, and the beginnings of socialization, all within a loving, home environment. Destiny provided all the information we needed on what to expect before we brought our new puppy home. In April 2020, just after the start of the pandemic, we finally picked up our new bundle of fur, Winston (aka Burple). Destiny couldn't have been more helpful safely arranging the pick-up, and since that time, she has always been available to answer any questions we have had. Being raised in a loving, family home made Winston's transition to our's virtually seamless. He was easily potty-trained within a few weeks, appreciated his toys (versus chewing on our sofa!), was not afraid of strangers or other dogs, and was eating kibble. Winston is now the center of our home. At eleven months old, he's approximately 27 lbs. (biggest in his litter), grazes during the day, is super excited for his walks, and has the sweetest disposition. We would definitely work with Destiny again!"
~ Jill Cz. ~ (Burple, Eevee 2020)
"4.5 years ago our lives changed ... for the better!
Our family was ready to make the big decision on choosing a puppy and the even bigger decision of a dog breeder. My husband did his research and we were ecstatic with our decision to go with Destiny. From the moment we walked into her home, she made us feel like family. Any questions we had, she answered immediately that day or if we had more along the way even after we brought Benton home, she was only a quick email away. Her knowledge and expertise in dog breeding surpasses all others. We couldn’t be happier with our choice and have recommended her to more families than we can count. Benton is the love of our lives and we couldn’t imagine life without him. He is the best of everything- a cuddle bug, enjoys walks, rides in the golf cart, drives on the pontoon boat, but most of all being outdoors for hours playing with his squeaky ball!
We recommend Destiny wholeheartedly when choosing
THE BEST breeder for a cockapoo."
~ The O'Brien Family ~ (Benton, Bella 2016)
"Everyday we say 'what would we do without Bleecker?' He is everything we wanted in a dog. He gets along very well with all dogs big and small, loves playing fetch, and he is quick to learn any new tricks or commands. The process with Destiny was amazing. She kept us in the loop and was always easy to get in touch with! She clearly loves these puppies. When picking up Bleecker to bring him home you could tell Destiny and her family built a strong bond with the puppies. We love that she is very family focused! As a result, Bleecker is so friendly and is so great with kids. We credit that to his first few weeks with Destiny and her young boys.
We are so grateful to have found Bleecker."
~ Abigail and John W. ~ ( Calvin, Starla 2020)
"My husband and I were both first time dog owners and had no clue where to start. We narrowed down breeds and (despite being states away) decided on Destiny after a lot of conversations and questions. We knew we wanted to start a family and we loved that our new pup would be exposed to little ones immediately with Destiny’s boys! Years later, I still reach out to Destiny with questions and ask for advice. Picking out Sulley was an adventure and Destiny was so patient with us (me) during the process; it took us entirely too long to choose our pup. All the pups are SO cute, which made it hard to decide! But as it turned out, Sulley actually picked us - he was the first one to come up to us and immediately gave my husband a big kiss. It turns out that kisses are one of Sulley’s favorite pastimes. He also loves cuddling, fetching (but not retrieving), and learning. He is so playful, excels with training and has earned AKC Canine Good Citizen certification. We’re hoping to start agility classes soon as our next challenge! Sulley has been one of the greatest additions to our family. He’s exactly what we envisioned in a dog and has the best personality and temperament. We recently welcomed our daughter into the family and we are so excited to watch them
become the best of friends."
~ Paul and Sabrina G. ~ ( Arthur, Izzie 2015)
"Ruffles is the best little guy! He has a kind temperament and loves to meet other people and dogs. He is very clever and easy to train. Thank you to Destiny and her family for giving Ruffles a great start in life. He was practically potty trained and already knew how to play fetch on coming home! Over the past few months, Destiny has been fantastic with our many pawrent questions, no matter how silly they are! We can’t imagine our lives without him."
~ Grace and Eoghan ~ ( Sherwin, Madi 2020)
"As first time dog dads, Destiny was extremely helpful in the months leading up to bringing Ella home, as well as afterward if we ever had questions or needed advice. Ella has brought so much joy to our home over the last year and we love our little girl so very much. Thank you for changing our lives, Destiny!"
~ Justin & Henry ~ (Jewel, Starla 2019)
"Our Sammy is the smartest, mischievous and happiest little girl. Sammy came from Sandie’s litter and her given name from Destiny was Abilene. We loved that name so much that we added it as a middle name and gave her a distinguished formal name -- Samantha Abilene --but everyone knows her as Sammy. She just melts our hearts constantly. Living in a little beach town and surrounded by young children and dogs, it’s just amazing to watch Sammy gravitate to really young children as we go on walks. When she hears little children’s voices on their bikes and skate boards, she always pulls me in their direction and wants to get in on the action to play, especially when a skate board is around. I have to say that this amazing happy connection that Sammy has with children clearly stems from the environment that Sammy was born into. Destiny and her children are just amazing and very loving with the pups. That love, affection and warmth has made a huge difference in Sammy’s demeanor as it shaped her personality during the first couple of months of her life. Sammy loves to run on the beach with her ball and other dogs. She loves her toys but she prefers her squeaky tennis balls of which she has about 25. When I take her on walks, she always takes a ball in her mouth with her. We are definitely planning on adding another cockapoo or two to our family, from Destiny of course."
~ Maureen M. ~ (Abilene, Sandie 2016)
"Destiny was exactly what we were looking for in a breeder. She is professional, answered all of our puppy questions and always kept us updated with pictures and anecdotes about Apple’s progress and the litter’s development once they were born. Because of this, we got to fall in love with Mochi before we even met him!
We live in Brooklyn, surrounded by lots of people (and dogs!) and we wanted to be sure that our future pup would be comfortable in the hustle and bustle of the city. Because Destiny and her family are integral in rearing their puppies — all of the puppies we met were very at ease and socialized around adults and kids alike, which was so important to us. We would recommend Destiny to anyone looking for a cockapoo breeder and we are so grateful that our paths crossed, bringing Mochi into our lives."
~ Matt & Jim ~ (McIntosh, Apple 2020)
"We have loved every step of the process working with Destiny to bring home our newest family member, Jaxon Rod Stewart aka Jax. From our emails explaining the process, to texts and photos when the litter arrived, to choosing our baby via zoom due to Covid to actually picking him up! He had taken over our homes and hearts. We couldn’t believe how smart he was, how well-trained he was when he got home with us, and how much everyone has fallen in love with him. Our children face time him when they aren’t home. Everyone has screen savers of him. We have tons of nicknames for him and he has brought much needed laughter and love during this pandemic. We will always remember this time with fondness and can’t wait to add to our cockapoo family."
~ John & Meg R. ~ (Fischer, Noel 2020)
"We are so thankful that our journey to bring a dog into our family was by way of Destiny! I was the holdout in our family when it came to adding a dog. I knew we would do it, but I just couldn't see the path clearly. We were lucky enough to meet another dog who was born at Destiny's home. The kids were calm and comfortable with him, he was truly the perfect dog. I said to our family, let's get a dog just like him! We were fortunate to have a glowing referral to go by, and as expected, Destiny was a pleasure to work with. Her communication was great, her expertise was evident, and her home was so loving. She truly has a passion for her dogs and it is evident in her meticulous process. We surprised our kids by meeting Cole in June 2018. He was (and is) the sweetest thing. Cole at almost 3 years old is a gentle, old soul. He is a constant companion to all four of us and we sometimes fight about who gets his cuddles. He is great around other dogs, loves to visit (human) relatives and friends and is healthy and strong. He cracks us up daily and we love having him in our family. Destiny is always available to share her knowledge and experience and cares deeply about every pup she has placed. I recommend cockapoos and Destiny often to families considering a dog. It has been a perfect match for us."
~ Kevin & Abby F. ~ (Cole, Emma 2018)
"Destiny was absolutely amazing! This was my first experience working with a breeder (and a first time puppy mom) so needless to say, I had lots of questions. Destiny was always available to provide guidance as I prepared for my sweet pup and was super
responsive in email and phone communication.
Almost three years later and my pup is happy, healthy, and playful.
Thank you for this amazing addition to our family.
I will definitely be working with Destiny again in the future!"
~ Emily R. ~ (Jasmine, Sandie 2018)
"We had such a great experience with Destiny and couldn't be happier with our pup, Penny! Throughout the entire adoption process Destiny was responsive, knowledgeable, and you could tell how much she cares about her pups and the homes they are going to. We loved that Destiny raises her puppies in her home and that they have lots of playtime with her boys. We adopted Penny (originally Alanis) in February 2020 and she has gotten us through quarantine! She is so affectionate, playful, and happy - she has changed our life in all the best ways!"
~ Tyler & Elaina B. ~ (Alanis, Starla 2019)
"Looking for your first pup or Cockapoo? I was looking for my first when I adopted a pup from Destiny! After reaching out to a few breeders, I ended up adopting a Cockapoo and the process with Destiny was extremely easy and informative throughout. I had the opportunity to meet and choose a pup around their 5th week of age (my pup chose me with lots of licks and attention). Pickup was at 8 weeks of age. On puppy pickup day, my pup was all cleaned up and Destiny provided a tote bag with some starter supplies and information, which proved very useful over the next few months! We have kept in touch to this day sharing pictures and updates, and Destiny is always curious how she's doing. My pup was very comfortable with crates and did not require any additional training to use a crate when she came home. She was also very well socialized and makes friends very quickly with other dogs (all sizes) and people (of all ages)! I cannot express how many times she has received compliments from others about her personality and behavior! She was the star of her training classes. After her most recent trip to the groomer, the groomer told me I really lucked out with her and that my pup makes grooming very easy. I attribute all of this back to how she was raised when she was still with her mother and Destiny's family! If you're looking for your first pup, a Cockapoo or a loyal companion, definitely consider Destiny's pups!
I got a furever friend out of it!"
~ Rob V. ~ (Sencha, Sandie 2018)
"We adopted our apricot Cockapoo puppy, Willie, from Destiny almost 2 years ago. Destiny had excellent communications leading up to adoption. She sent our family home not only with an adorable new puppy but also extra tools and information to make raising him as successful and seamless as possible. Destiny runs a family business, and even her children help raise the pups during their first 8 weeks. The love and cuddles they impart are lasting. We brought home a smart, affectionate and well-cared for pup. He is a wonderful addition to our family. We highly recommend adopting your Cockapoo from Chesley Hill Cockapoos."
~ Anya & Allen G. ~ (Pufferfish, Starla 2019)
"Destiny was absolutely amazing assisting us through this entire process! This was our first experience working with a breeder and was not sure what to expect. Destiny was always quickly available to provide guidance and answer questions as we got ready to take our beautiful Magnolia home 9 months ago. Destiny was great sharing the progress of our puppy through the weeks after birth which got us even more excited to bring her home! We have been thrilled with our new puppy, and can tell she has been raised and cared for in a loving environment by Destiny and her family. Maggie is just great! She is happy, healthy, and smart! Out veterinarian told us Maggie is just what they need on a tough day - she is so sweet and loving - like a therapy dog! Destiny gave us lots of great recommendations on things you will need to get started before even bringing your puppy home. You can tell Destiny really cares that these puppies are raised properly with love and care. She is still in touch with us to see how Maggie and we are doing. Always asking for pictures!
I highly recommend her as breeder."
~ Mary Mc. ~ (Magnolia, Madi 2020)
"Destiny has always been professional and courteous and made the whole process of adopting our dog, Oliver, easy and comfortable.
We felt like our puppy was truly part of her family.
I would recommend her without hesitation!!"
~ Scott & Tricia J. ~ (Tingle Kringle, Sandie 2016)
"Destiny and her family gave the pups an important loving start. The level of puppy care impressed me. I really appreciated the puppy “personality” form and medical info. She sent us home with helpful starter gifts and tips. (Wearing fleece & not sweaters was good advice! ) Thank you! Chewie is growing into a joyful puppy in our home. We all love snuggling him. He likes other dogs which makes walks fun. Chewie is cautious meeting new people or things like trash cans, fire hydrants, vacuums, or a rake. This adds some humor to walks and we give him time to meet everything. I had forgotten that the world is SO BIG and NEW in their eyes! Puppy training and consistent schedule is really hard work the 1st 3 weeks- but we all adapted and it is getting easier now. Chewie is learning so fast I can tell he’s smart! At 12 weeks old, he knows “sit”, “lay down”, and “come” commands. Today, he went to the door when he needed to go out! Chewie loves all toys, big teddy bear, and needs chew bones or he may eat a shoe."
~ Kristen A. ~ (Amazon, Noel 2020)
"I knew exactly one thing when I met Destiny – that I wanted a cockapoo. Outside of this one fact, I really knew little about what it meant to be a dog owner. I asked Destiny an impossible amount of questions – from what gender she thought would best fit my needs to how often I would need to give the dog a bath. She answered every question thoroughly and seemed to understand my motivations. For me, I didn’t just want to bring home a dog. I was looking to add a family member. With her guidance, I took Otis home and he became just that – family. He joins me every morning on my commute to work before I drop him off to grandmas for the day. There he keeps her company and she in turn spoils him with attention. This is one of the many things I love about Otis – his companionship. I love that I can get him to wag his tail with just the sound of my voice or get him to tilt his head when I ask “do you want to go for a walk?” It is as if he knows how much joy he brings to us and wants us to know he feels the same. I can’t thank Destiny enough for bringing us together. I have, and would continue to, recommend her to anyone looking to add a furry member to their family."
~ Judy P. ~ (Otis, Gracie 2015)
We ADORE our best bud, Dabo! Being first time Cockapoo owners, our family felt incredibly supported and prepared to bring Dabo home because of the thorough information given to us by Destiny. We purchased the books she recommended and followed her suggestions, which made for a smooth transition for Dabo and our family. It was such a pleasure working with her from the very first email, to the day we picked Dabo up at her home. We were very impressed with how Destiny and her family cared for and trained our pup before we picked him up. She even invited us into her home on Christmas Eve to bring Dabo to his new home!
Dabo has a sweet, playful disposition and he loves to snuggle! Living in Vermont, Dabo LOVES the snow, rafting on the river and hiking in the woods. He loves to bird watch, and is an obvious bird dog. We love the way he ‘points’ when listening and smelling for birds and little creatures in the woods. He’s wicked smart too! He loves to perform tricks for treats, which is very fitting since he was born just before Halloween and his initial temporary name was, “Hershey’s Kiss’! Dabo loves other dogs - we take him to a doggie play group each week so he can get his canine time - he LOVES it!
Destiny's genuine love and care for each puppy shows in the puppy's demeanor and disposition. The quality of her breeding program and the home based approach with her children make for a wonderful pet. Dabo loves children, really all humans in general! Dabo has brought so much joy and laughter to our family and we are forever grateful to Destiny for our fur-ever best bud, Dabo.
Thank you Destiny for being the best Cockapoo breeder in New England!
~ The Murphy Family ~ (Hershey, Summer 2019)