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by Stacey Rathgeb on Old North State Kennels
New Puppy

I picked my White Male puppy out of five males, 5-1-21. He was spoiled right from the start, I fell in love. Donnie was very patient with me as I picked through for my perfect choice. And I feel as though I made the right one. He keeps everyone on there toes and loves to show affection. He has made himself at home as of the first day. I am so happy and lucky that I found ONSK Kennels, the addition to my home is going great and couldn’t ask for a better fit. Thank you so much for providing me with my puppy, he is a great welcome to my home, Again Donnie, thank you for your pictures, patience, and for my lovable buddy.

Thank you so much for the review Stacey, it is greatly appreciated! I didn't envy you for having to choose between the handsome boys! lol I'm glad to hear that you are happy with your choice and that he has fit in so well with his new family. It sounds like he is full of life and personality keeping everyone on their toes! lol I do look forward to hearing more from you on how he is doing. We do hope that you have many fun filled years with lots of love and affection with your new little lab boy!

by Cressa on Old North State Kennels
Black Lab puppy

We are so in love with our puppy Tuna! He is now 15 weeks and has been such a joy since we brought him home. Donnie made the process super easy and was very informative. We felt very comfortable and are so happy to have this healthy big boy! He gets along great with our other animals and is one of the prettiest labs I’ve ever seen (of course I may be biased) but lots of people tell us the same 🙂

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad to hear that you are happy with Tuna, and we absolutely love his name! It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your new puppy experience! We do hope that you will keep in touch with us and we look forward to seeing and hearing more about Tuna! Take care and again thank you!

by Toni Revels on Old North State Kennels
Over the Moon Happy/Satisfied!

I picked up my new white male puppy on May 1st, and I have to say I am over the moon for him! Cooper is everything I was hoping for in my new little guy. He's smart, and sweet, and as someone who is looking to begin breeding myself, he is EVERYTHING I was wanting! His bone structure and stance are absolutely gorgeous! He's family first, but I know he will one day father beautiful babies of his own! I'm so thankful to Donnie and ONSK for this flawless experience, and I can't wait to pick up Cooper's girlfriend in the Fall! This kennel and owner are TOP NOTCH! Thank you again Donnie for all of your patience and kindness...but most of all for my new little guy....only 2 days and he's already spoiled! (5/3/21)

I do sincerely thank you for such a kind and sincere review! We are really proud of our puppies but it means so much to us to hear that new families are so happy with them. I know that Cooper is definitely a spoiled boy already from our conversations since he has gone to his new home. I know that Cooper will one day provide you with some beautiful white puppies and I look forward to seeing them. I know that you will be equally happy with Coopers girlfriend coming in the fall. Thank you for the updates since Cooper has gone to his new home and thank you for entrusting for your furry boy!

by Timmy and Michelle Skipper on Old North State Kennels
New puppy

My wife and I picked up our new addition to our family Max on Saturday May 1 2021. Donnie was very professional and did not rush us to make our decision. He answered all our questions and made us feel like we could contact him at any time with any other concerns. Max made himself at home from the time he walked in our door. He gets along well with our other lab Bailey. He has made a great addition to our family. If you are looking for a quality breeder ONSK is the right place. Thanks again to Donnie

Thank you so much for the review. It was a real pleasure to meet you and we are so glad to hear that Max is doing so well in his new home with his new family. We are really happy to hear that he gets along so well with Bailey. We are always happy to answer questions before our puppies go to their new homes and we look forward to hearing updates after they go home. Thank you for placing your trust in us for Max and we hope that you will keep us updated.

by Jackson on Old North State Kennels
Amazing Experience

On April 30th I picked up my new White male pup. It was by far one of the best experiences I've had with a breeder and picking out a pup. Donnie always answered my calls and text with any questions I had. He also sent pictures and videos of the litter whenever requested. That's hard to find! The pups are absolutely gorgeous and couldn't be happier with Old North State Kennels. I'm definitely purchasing another pup from them in a year or two.

Thank you Jackson so much for taking the time to leave a review. I am really glad that to hear you are happy with your experience getting a puppy from us here at ONSK. I am always more than happy and I try my best to make myself available for questions, pictures and updates both before and after you take your puppy home. I know from the photos and videos that you have shared since taking your new boy home that he is going to live a great life outdoors and especially around the water! I hope that you will keep us updated on how he does with his training and growth. We wish you both many years of good health, happiness and success in the water!

by Rebecca and Justin Lowder on Old North State Kennels

Me and my husband didn’t know where to begin on finding a new puppy, but finding Donnie and his wife was a great experience from the beginning . He made us feel very comfortable about buying a dog from them. We got a female chocolate lab “Nova”, she most definitely picked us from the very beginning. Donnie was very great to work with and very professional being patient with us while we made our decision. Nova is absolutely amazing, we took her to the vet and she said “ y’all did a great job, and you got her from a very good breeder”. He told us she would be house broke in a about a week if you do it right. She sits at the door waiting for us to take her out. We were very unsure about where to get a puppy from, but now we will always know where to go to ONSK. So if your searching for a lab pup we are here to tell you that you can’t go wrong with Donnie Guy and his family. Thank you guys so much, we have our new best friend and a spoiled rotten sweet girl. Thanks again Justin Rebecca and Nova!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for such such a sincere and wonderful review. We absolutely love to hear that Nova is doing so well and that you are well pleased with her. It really makes us proud to hear that your Vet is well impressed with Nova as well. We are always happy to help and answer any questions for new families both before and after the puppies go to their new homes. Please keep us updated, hopefully with pictures, of your beautiful girl Nova. Thank you for giving Nova a great home where she is loved and spoiled rotten! We want to also thank you for letting us be a part of your new puppy experience!

by Eric and Lisa Grevin on Old North State Kennels
Perfect pup!!

We picked up our yellow male, Scout about 1.5 weeks ago. He has acclimated so well into our family! From the first time we talked to Donnie on the phone to the time we picked Scout up, he answered all of our questions and was so friendly. The first night we brought Scout home, he slept through the night and has done so ever since! He's got such a sweet temperament and plays wonderfully with our other dog and our children. In just a weeks time, he's almost fully potty trained. We can't recommend ONSK enough! Thank you Donnie!

Thank you to the both of you for such a great review! We are happy to hear that Scout is such a smart boy and has acclimated so well and so quickly with his new family. I know that Scout is living a great life with his new siblings, both 2 legged and 4 legged! lol We do hope that you will keep in touch and keep us updated on how Scout is doing. Thank you again for placing your trust and confidence in us for Scout, that really means a lot to us.

by Charles Dimbo on Old North State Kennels

What a greet gift Cassius has been to the family. He is everything we wanted in a puppy. We picked him up on 4/2/21. He was crate trained within a couple days. 2 weeks later he was housebroken, learned simple commands like ( Sit, Stay, Come, Paw and Down. My wife and I both can’t wait to get up in the morning and go see him. Cassius weighed 14 pounds when we got him. 4 weeks later, he is now 22 pounds.

The whole puppy buying experience has been wonderful and it all started with picking you as the breeder. I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done and being the person you are. The whole experience has been fantastic.

I will send you pictures soon!

Thank you so much for the great review, and thank you to the entire Dimbo family for entrusting us for your new puppy. We are happy to hear that Cassius is everything that you had wanted and hoped for. The real joy for us in raising puppies is hearing from families like yours and knowing that the puppies that we produce bring such joy to their new families. We hope that you will keep us updated on Cassius's progress including photos. Thank you again and we hope that Cassius has many happy years ahead of him with his new family!

by Deborah Bryant on Old North State Kennels

We picked up our puppy ONSK The Duke of Earl, "Duke" on April 17th. He is so sweet and smart. He did not cry the first night with us. We are still working on potty training but he is catching on. He has some distractions with his big brother, our 2 1/2 year old lab "Gus". His vet appointment is May 3rd. He is a healthy beautiful boy and we love him so much. I was so impressed with Donnie and his wife. Very professional. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a Labrador puppy. Thank you!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a great review. Our puppies mean a lot to us and we do everything possible to socialize them before they go to their new forever homes. We are really happy to hear that Duke hasn't caused any sleepless nights since going to his new home! I'm sure that he is living a fun full life with his new big brother "Gus". We hope that you will keep us updated with photos and we do wish your family many years of joy and happiness with "Duke".

by Cindy Mills on Old North State Kennels
Our Female Chocolate Lab

We picked up our Female Chocolate Lab, Bailey, on April 17th. We were very pleased with the Old North State Kennel process from purchase to pickup and beyond. Donnie kept us informed from Bailey’s birth through weaning including posting photos of Bailey and her litter. Donnie spent an hour with us on the day of pickup as we bonded with the young pup explaining vaccination and AKC paperwork, feeding, crate and house training suggestions and much more. As expected, Bailey passed her vet check with flying colors. She is a healthy, confident and inquisitive pup full of puppy energy. She quickly acclimated to her new surroundings including life with our 10 year old Lab who is showing her the ropes and our reluctant cat. After a week, she knows her name, sits on command, comes when called if she sees a treat in your hand and is making great progress with leash and house training. She sleeps through the night in her crate and waits for her morning walk to do her business. Thank you Donnie and North State Kennels for your excellent service!

Thank you so much for the great review and kind words. It was a real pleasure to meet you and be a part of the new addition to your family ( Bailey ). We know getting a new puppy is a big responsibility not to be taken lightly. We always do everything possible to provide the best puppies and best experience possible. We do like to hear that you are happy with Bailey and that she has acclimated so well to her new home and family. We do hope that you will keep us posted as we look forward to seeing much more of Bailey and hearing about the great life she is enjoying with her new family! Thank you again!

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