We wanted to share a little bit about us. We are Justin, Vanessa, & Sadie Kooima!
After dating for about two years we were engaged and later married on June 26, 2015. On October 12, 2018 Sadie Jane joined the family! We first lived in an apartment in Sioux Center, IA while Vanessa finished college. During this time we weren't able to raise many puppies, but we were actively looking for an acreage so we could start Prairie View Puppies! We eventually discovered an acreage with a dog boarding business that was coming up for auction. The owners had built a brand new facility in 2012 complete with an office, indoor suites, and large outdoor exercise pens for taking care of people's pets. After thinking about it we realized that starting with such a new & spacious facility would be a great way for us to begin raising our own puppies. We closed the boarding business, did some minor remodeling, picked a name, and started raising Prairie View Puppies!!
How did it all start?
Justin grew up outside of Hull, IA on an acreage. When he was around 10 years old he got his first dog, Misty, a chocolate lab. After raising a few litters of labs (and some tearful goodbyes) Justin begged his parents to start raising more puppies. After growing up, moving out, and getting married, Justin, Vanessa, & Sadie want to continue to be a part of raising and placing puppies in new homes!