How Our Dream Got Started 

 "It is not a job or the money, This is what I do, it is my life and my Happiness, plus, it is a true heart fulfillment and not many can say that they have made the lives and happiness of 400 families and puppies complete. I prefer to keep a puppy true to it's roots, where their life is fulfilled with meaning so that they feel they have a purpose. It isn't about a show or how good the dog makes the owner look, it is about how the dog and the owner make each other feel." -------D.Workman

Pier 7 Porties is a family effort to celebrate the wonderful breed of the Portuguese Water Dog, with the ones of the world that share this same interest. It is built around the love of all living creatures and belief that every family should experience the love of a pet, even if other obstacles exist within their home or life. We believe this breed is one of the most loving, loyal, and dynamic breeds in the world. They have a great athletic ability, stamina, temperament, looks, and the brains to back it all up! Pier7 is a family whose hearts are filled by seeing happiness in others, and to be a part of that happiness is what keeps us going. We take pride in breeding the healthiest of the breed and prove that by offering lifetime health guarantees with each and every dog we place. Our plan is to place all of our dogs/puppies in a home for it's entire life and we do not allow health to stand in the way or shorten that bond. While we do participate in showing and raise many show quality dogs from champion bloodlines, our main focuses will always be health, loyalty, happiness, and for our porties to provide the love to other families that they have provided for us. As a family of nurses, we continue to stay true to our roots as well. We are blessed to be able to provide help to people in other ways an to do so with the help of our wonderful dogs, which is one of our biggest and most heartfelt accomplishments. We have been blessed beyond belief with porties and love the fact that we can continue giving back. We have placed many dogs for therapy all over the world and each and everyone of them has done well. It is a well known fact that these dogs are fulfilled with the feeling of working and helping others and it is our dream to make sure they feel just that, while it may not always be fishing, it is a way for them to show they are needed, appreciated, and are capable of doing the things that need to be done.  We would like to say thank you to all of our puppy families for loving and caring for our dogs and allowing us to continue to be able to travel this amazing journey with each of you.