Coco (Dolly) – Review

Review: When my husband and I decided to start looking for another puppy friend for our 1 year old Morkie, we started with a similar path we had found our first through but we kept hitting dead ends.  With God’s help, we found our way to Carol. A colleague had turned me on to Havanese with stories about their unparalleled senses, loyalty, and calm demeanor.  In our search to add such a dog to our family, we came across Carol’s website.  Reading through the testimonies of past adoptions, the explanation of how the puppies are treated in her care, and the thoroughness of her selection system encouraged us to pursue her direction.  From that very first phone call, we knew that our lives were meant to cross.  
The whole process was smooth from the application, interview, preparing for our puppy, and retrieving her!  Every conversation was a pleasure, every question having a research backed answer to ease our minds of welcoming a new breed to our family.  The cries of our sweet pup on the drive home were evident that she was lovingly taken care of and we are honored to have been trusted to continue to care for her.  
She has meshed with our family so well, adjusting to our routines and very easy to train! Our original dog was so happy to have a new sister and they are the best of friends!  Working with Carol was one of those experiences that you know didn’t happen by accident.  Her warmth, love, and care not only for her dogs but also the people who adopt them will help to sustain not only her business, but also a lifelong friendship.  

Coco (Dolly) Update (written from her perspective): Life is certainly different in this new home of mine, but I feel nothing but loved!  I have a new brother who loves to play with me and we enjoy the “sneaky” stealing of toys back and forth.  I spend my nights snuggled in my own soft bed lined with shirts smelling like my family.  I promptly alert my parents it is time to get up after exactly 8 hours and it’s time to play! I show my older brother how to eat well by efficiently emptying my bowl at breakfast and dinner.  I go to the bathroom on the pad in the kitchen every time (well, most of the time) and I’m starting to learn that outside is another place to go!  Outside is my new favorite thing!  I love to prance down the path and sniff everything I see.  In the field, there are lots of leaves, sticks, and smells to be smelled.  In the evenings, my brother and I cuddle on the couch with the humans.  Life is good. 

Carly (Kalie) – Review

Carol and Dennis are truly first-class dog breeders.  It’s obvious they love what they do and care deeply for their dogs.  We became aware of this from the moment we first contacted them about what was to become our little Carly.

Carly and her siblings were born and raised in a loving, healthy environment.  These puppies were treated like family, well nurtured and completely up to date with their vet visits.  One thing that Carol makes clear is the puppies do not go to the first person that calls.  Potential owners are questioned about their home environment, their experience with puppies and dogs, their plans for caring for the dog and she even checked us out with our own vet.

We are pad training Carly and while we would like to take credit for our success that honor goes to Carol and Dennis.  We merely had to remind Carly a couple of times and now just take it for granted she knows what to do.  This is another example of Carol and Dennis’ determination to place a healthy puppy with the right basic training into the right home.  Our vet was very complimentary of Carly’s health and healthcare history. 

We highly recommend Carol and Dennis as breeders of Havanese puppies.

Take Care,
Dawn, Bill and Carly

Bailey (Misty) – Review

We lost our 14-year-old Havanese back in October.  We knew we wanted another but realized they are hard to find.  I tried contacting a few breeders and either never got a return call or was told that all puppies were spoken for.  I then found Carol’s website and was impressed with how cute all of her puppies were.  I called and was immediately able to speak with her.  Not only is she sweet as can be, her wealth of knowledge about the breed, and her genuine love for her pups made me look no further.  At the time the puppies were around seven weeks old and Carol had just begun the process of finding them homes.  That spoke volumes to me, as most breeders have their puppies sold before they’re even born.  Carol was different.  She took the time to learn each puppy’s personality so that she could place them in the perfect home at eleven weeks old.  She definitely is not a breeder that is just in it for the money.  
All five puppies were so adorable.  We had such a hard time deciding which one we wanted.  Carol got a sense of our family dynamic and suggested that Bailey (formerly Misty) would fit best in our home.  Boy, was she right!  It feels like she’s been here forever.  It amazes me how smart, calm, and obedient she is.  She has been sleeping through the night since the day we brought her home.  She also came paper trained!!!  She has the best demeanor and is such a cuddle bug.   You can tell she was definitely loved and well taken care of since the day she was born.  
Carol is an extraordinary breeder and if I ever am looking for another Havanese in the future, she is the only one I’d ever use.

~ Laura (Bailey’s mom)

Pippa (Willow) – Testimonial

Hi Carol,

I can not say enough good things about Carol who runs Have Havanese Puppy and her husband Dennis. The are very conscientious breeders who put the dogs and puppies first.  They keep their number of liters  low which is so telling about how they care for and nurture them. They truly love each puppy as their own and  take amazing care of them until the day you pick them up. Her communication is great and they are both so kind. The puppies were born before the pandemic and picked up in the heart of it, and they handled it all with such responsibility.

When we picked Pippa up Carol had the cutest baby bag put together for her with lots of goodies, extra food and a packed on such helpful information about the breed printed out and highlighted.

Our puppy slept through the night since day one! Which was incredible and showed how well they were cared for. Carol followed up to see how Pippa was doing multiple times which again shows that these are not just business transactions for her and how well these puppies are loved.

Our family is SO lucky and blessed that it happened to work out that we were able to get a female puppy in that liter formerly Willow – now Pippa.  She is an amazing puppy and blended right into our family immediately.

I can not recommend Carol enough as a breeder. I am so thoroughly impressed and again feel SO BLESSED that it worked out that we were lucky enough to be able to bring one of these puppies into our family. I truly can’t imagine life without her. I am so attached. She is an amazing puppy from an equally amazing breeder.

Thank you so much Carol (and Dennis!!!)


Review from Bradly’s (Beau) Mom

I am thrilled beyond belief.  I have finally gotten my Havanese.  He is adorable and held to such a high standard.
I have never had such a conscientious breeder as Carol Kennedy.  She is as picky as I am, as she loves each and everyone of her pups and makes sure they end up in the right homes.
My pup’s name is Beau and he is a calm, extremely smart, great puppy.
Getting him was so uplifting as Carol had everything in order, she even gave him 2 toys that are truly his favorites.
I count my self as a very lucky owner, finding Carol I hit the jackpot.  She is everything a breeder should be.
I thank her all the time as I truly don’t think I wouldn’t have found this breed this well bred.  No overbreeding here! 
I am blessed I was directed to Carol by a friend.


Review from Sarah’s (Harley) Mom

Carol is a wonderful breeder in my opinion.  She really cares about her puppies. She doesn’t have too many litters in a year and I can see how important they are to her. 
During this crazy time, she handled the process with grace. We conversed over the phone, shared emails about food and supplies, and came up with a suitable way to pick our puppy up. She offered that I could make a deposit and final payment through PayPal which was great.
 Our adorable puppy was already pee pad trained and practically sleeping through the night, which is a testament to her care.
Carol texted goodnight on Harley’s first night away and called after a few days to see how she was adjusting. I know we will keep in touch. 
Carol is simply the sweetest lady and I highly recommend her.
Thank you for our family addition.  We are so thrilled. 

Fancy – Christmas Update


Happy Holidays! I have attached a review for you along with many pictures of Fancy. I couldn’t chose 1 or 2. Feel free to select a few to put on your website. Fancy is all healed from her surgery and has been loving all of the Christmas festivities. She did fantastic on the plane to Arizona and loved meeting her Aunt Sissy (Sissy is the Bischon in one of the Christmas Pictures). Mike’s mom said Sissy was looking for Fancy after we left Arizona, they became pretty close during our time there. We even took Fancy on a short hike around the property in a Pupoose! She LOVED it. His parent’s didn’t want us to take her home and my parents wanted to keep her Christmas day too 🙂 Everyone is amazed at how easy going and friendly she is.

I’m sorry to hear that Denny was in the hospital. Is he feeling better? How was Christmas? Good to hear from you and have a Happy New Year!

We cannot thank you enough for giving us the opportunity to give Fancy a furrever home. She is such a cuddly puppy with the most adorable winking face and we can’t imagine life without her. She has quickly become a member of our family and was quite spoiled this Christmas 😊 Fancy is gentle with everyone that she meets, rarely barks, loves squeaky toys, and is happiest when she is on your lap. Her sweet disposition is a compliment to you. Thank you for ensuring that all of your puppies find safe and loving homes (and for letting us pass your tests 😉). It is immediately apparent that you care deeply about where each puppy is placed. Fancy loves hearing from you on a regular basis too! We’ll continue to send updates and pictures, but here are a few from Christmas and our recent trip with Fancy to Arizona.

Ashley and Fancy



Charlie – Loving His New Family

Hi Carol,

Just wanted to update you on Charlie and thank you for raising such an adorable little guy!!

In my first conversation with you, I could feel the love and concern you have for your puppies and I was very impressed by that. I appreciate all the advice & suggestions you gave to me before we brought Charlie home. It made the transition for Charlie and us very smooth.

Charlie’s first appointment with his veterinarian was great. The Dr. said he was a healthy little guy and very well behaved! The paperwork you sent with all his recorded vaccinations made everything easy for the doctor. We did have Charlie neutered this past Monday and he is recovering very well from his surgery!

Charlie loves to play and he seems to like the toys you sent home with him best:) He is full of “fun” energy and loves to explore. He now has full roam of the house, and we use a pen when we are gone for short periods. He sleeps beside our bed at night and goes to sleep with out a peep!! He is eating the food you recommended, and potty training has gone very well. I wasn’t sure how he would adjust from the pad training to outside training, but it was pretty easy.

I can tell you spend a lot of time with the puppies you raise. From day one Charlie loved to be held and gave lots of kisses!!❤️ He also, let me brush him, look in his mouth & ears, and wipe his eye area without a fuss. He listened well and even knew the meaning of some command words. It certainly has made the beginning training easy on us!!❤️

Charlie is a very special little guy and a lot of that comes from his beginning!! Thank you for all the time and love you devoted to Charlie…we are so grateful and enjoy him so much!!!❤️🐶



Winston – Update


Winston has been the best puppy! A lot of the credit besides genetics goes to Carol who has worked with him. We choose to brush him daily, sometimes twice. Often he falls over in our lap on his back and even falls asleep while we are brushing him. He lets us look in and touch his ears. I can hold his paws and look in his mouth. He only had three accidents and that was because he was mixing our green carpeting up as being grass. We have him going inside or outside whichever he chooses to use. I think the ease of this was because of Carol too. She cares so much about her puppies, even sending a little care package for them as they leave with a toy and lots of information. The vet was impressed that we had records that she provided of his medical history. We thank Carol for a wonderful sweet puppy. If we ever decide to get a brother or sister for Winston, we will definitely go through Carol again, we highly recommend her. I went through a breeder in the past that is no comparison to Carol. She has raised the bar.


Update from Angel

Hi Carol,

I have been thinking about you and meaning to send you a note. Angel is doing amazing, she loves her new home! I will send you some pics. She is now 100% trained to ring the bells to go outside. She loves ringing the bell, she rings it so often now because she loves being outdoors to explore! She is such a good girl and loves everyone she sees. Since our last email, she had her next shot at the vet and is on the flea and tick prevention. Our vet says she is such a healthy pup. The girls are on a soccer team and sweet Angel is their biggest fan. We walways take her to cheer them on and to walk around the field while they play. The team loves seeing her too! I enjoy my early morning walks with her before heading to work.
I can’t believe there hasn’t been an interest in Fancy! The girls ask about her often. Nice to know she is in such good hands with you.

Thank you for your note and I hope all is well with you and your family. Hopefully Charlie and Fancy will find forever homes soon.

Best wishes and blessings to you,