About Us

About Lakeside Farm Puppies

Welcome to Lakeside Farm Puppies! We (my wife Joyce and I with our 5 beautiful  children) are a second-generation farm family in southern Illinois. Our family has been producing and selling fish on our farm for decades.

Our family adopted our first Australian Shepherd, a red tricolor named Buster, in 2006. We have had Aussies on our farm ever since. They play their part well by keeping  raccoons and deer out of our gardens, but best of all they are wonderful companions and pets.  In 2013 we bought 50 acres from my Dad and have been working on developing our own homestead ever since. We feel blessed by God for having the opportunity to raise our family in a quiet, family-friendly setting.

Our five children spend hours playing with our dogs as well as our puppies. We feel this is very important in developing puppies that are friendly and well socialized. At the present we have two miniature Australian Shepherd females (Roxanne and Kandi) plus we also sell puppies for my Dad (Vernon) who has 3 females and brother Caleb who owns one. They live on adjoining properties to ours. Once the puppies are weaned we take them to spend time with them and sell them. Currently most of the puppies we are raising are mini Aussiedoodles. We have varying sizes of females, including standard, miniature, and toy.

Customer satisfaction and communication is very important to us. We very much enjoy getting to know each one of you on a personal level. Our goal is to provide the right puppy for the right home.  We strive for healthy, well-socialized puppies. If you are serious about adopting a puppy that is healthy and not from a puppy mill, give us a call. We’d love to hear from you. or better yet, have you come visit our farm.  We’d be delighted to meet you in person!

Best wishes on your search for the perfect puppy.

–The Raber Family