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The Grace Wood Farm Kids

I have gone to each location and asked one of the kids these questions. 

1. What's your favorite puppy age? 

2. What do you do to help out with the parent dogs? 

3. What do you do to help out with the young puppies? 

4. How does having dogs positively affect you? 

5. What's your favorite thing about being able to work with dogs and have litters of puppies? 

6. What have you learned from being a Grace Wood Farm kid?

I want to show how involved and helpful the GWF kids are! I also want to show a little of what they do and how they are affected by being a part of the GWF team!



The Hammel Family- Wisteria

The Gibson Family- Blue Ridge

The Hackman Family- Southern Magnolia

The Criswell Family- Crape Myrtle

The King Clan- North Woodland

The Stasi Tribe- The Founders


Shiloh, from Grace Wood Farm Wisteria Location

Shiloh from Grace Wood Farm

Shiloh is a 14-year-old girl from the GWF Wisteria location! She is the middle child of her family and she loves her dogs so much and happens to favor Mama Misha. Shiloh said, “ The dogs I have I literally would not trade them for anything!” When I asked, “What's your favorite puppy age?” She answered with, “ I love when I walk into the nursery and see the puppies opening their eyes for the first time, I think that's a pretty special moment that's pretty underrated. "Interesting fact- the newborn puppies actually don't open their eyes till they are 2 weeks old! Shiloh mainly helps out with all the dogs by just doing whatever is needed at the moment, but she also is very helpful at births! During the births, it is required to take note of the time each puppy was born, the name of the puppy, the weight of the puppy, and a few markings they have. Shiloh works with Brooke and Jason Hammel ( her parents ) on the side to take these notes during the birth, and though it may seem small, it's very beneficial! Shiloh said that being a part of Grace Wood Farm has positively affected her for many reasons, one being that she loves the community of Grace Wood Farm and loves being able to talk to and connect to other kids that love dogs and have the similar experiences when it comes to dogs and breeding! When asked what she loved about having dogs she answered, “ Dogs will honestly just love you and treat you like their whole world. A lot of people take advantage of that and ignore the dog's feelings, so I love that Grace Wood Farm really respects and loves dogs. I love that I'm a part of that.” Lastly, Shiloh said that she has learned a lot about dogs and just life skills since she has been a part of GWF. “ Dogs are like man's best friend, they will LOVE you if you just treat them well.” Just like Shiloh's dogs love her, she loves them!

Take a look at where Shiloh is located and what kind of dogs are at her home!

Grace Wood Farm Wisteria-


Josalyn, from the Grace Wood Farm Southern Magnolia Location

Grace Wood Farm Kids
Josalyn from Grace Wood Farm

Josalyn is a 14-year-old girl from the GWF Southern Magnolia location! She works for her mom, Erica Hackman, as an intern for school credit. Jag is Josalyn's little buddy that follows her around everywhere she goes and even sleeps in her bed! Josalyn enjoys the puppies at ages 4-5 weeks. “ Sure they become messier at that age, but they really start showing their personalities.” Josalyn is always helping out with the grooming, ( brushing, bathing, giving haircuts, etc.,) of the parent dogs, as well as helping clean their ears! With the little puppies, she helps with bath time! Along with that she feeds and waters them when it's time for a meal! When asked, “ How does having dogs impact you positively?” She said, “ Having dogs has definitely made me more patient!” I couldn't agree more, dogs definitely make you more patient and give you more grace! Josalyn says that through the experience of having dogs and breeding them she has learned a lot about dogs and about births. Being a GWF kid automatically means that you've had some experience with birth, caring for babies, having responsibilities, and cleaning up puppy poop! Overall Josalyn has learned a lot about caring for animals and births through being a GWF kid, and she loves her dogs!

Take a look at where Josalyn is located and what kind of dogs are at her home!

Grace Wood Farm Southern Magnolia-


Rhagen, from the Grace Wood Farm North Woodland Location