Forest Creek Kennels (Waynesboro, Virginia)

  • 60 Forest Creek Ln, Waynesboro, VA 22980
  • +1 540-241-4279
  • Rated 4.7/5 with 41 verified reviews.
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Forest Creek Kennels Customer Reviews Summary

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Forest Creek Kennels is highly recommended by customers who have purchased puppies from this breeder. Customers appreciate the great reputation of the kennel and the positive experiences they had working with Syndi, the owner.

Syndi goes above and beyond to ensure that customers make informed decisions when choosing a puppy, even offering FaceTime sessions to help with the selection process. Additionally, Syndi provides extensive training for the puppies before they go to their new homes, including potty training, crate training, leash training, and basic commands.

The socialization efforts are also praised, as the puppies interact with other dogs, toddlers, and babies during their training. Customers note that the extra training provided by Forest Creek Kennels greatly contributes to the puppies' well-roundedness and ease of transition into their new homes.

The puppies themselves are described as sweet, affectionate, laid back, and intelligent. They quickly pick up on commands and demonstrate good behavior.

Forest Creek Kennels also allows customers to visit and meet the puppies' parents once a deposit is placed and the puppies are old enough. However, some customers have criticized the breeder for not allowing visitors to the kennel before placing a deposit, viewing it as a red flag.

Others have accused Syndi of prioritizing money over customer satisfaction. Overall, Forest Creek Kennels is recommended for its reputable breeding practices, excellent training, and quality puppies.

Forest Creek Kennels Reviews

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Alison Harper

Syndi was an absolute pleasure to work with to get our Mini Comfort Doodle Gibbs! We knew 3 friends that got dogs from Forest Creek Kennels, so we knew the great reputation. We weren’t able to pick out Gibbs in person due to bad weather in our area, but Syndi FaceTimed with us to pick him out. She also let us come visit him another time since we didn’t get to see him in person at first. She would post pictures and videos on Facebook and also texted me some pictures.

We ended up doing an extra 4 weeks of training with Forest Creek Kennels before bringing Gibbs home. Syndi was able to get a really solid start on a wide variety of skills! He was trained on: potty, crate, leash, his name, not jumping up, and basic commands like coming to his name, sit, and lay. During his training he was also socialized with other dogs, a toddler and a baby! This extra training was SO worth it! Once we brought him home, we just needed to continue to reinforce the good habits that Forest Creek Kennels started.

Gibbs is the absolutely sweetest dog. He is a calm cuddle bug that everyone has fallen in love with and is truly living up to the name of Comfort Doodle. He is extremely laid back – he hasn’t barked or been startled by things like people knocking on the door, lawn mower, our robot vacuum, etc. He is also a smart little pup – we taught him to ring a bell to go out to potty and he picked that up in less than a week.

I would highly recommend Syndi with Forest Creek Kennels for your next puppy!


Melanie Razavi

We are absolutely in love with our baby girl from Forest Creek Kennels! Highly recommend their sweet puppies to anyone looking to add joy and snuggles to their family!


Carrington Laudon

We got our sweet boy in April of 2021 and he has been the perfect addition to our little family. He is so sweet and affectionate and incredibly smart (sometimes to a fault )! He is over a year old now and is still the same spunky little pup! You can really tell that Syndi loves and cares for all of her dogs. The dogs at her kennel have so much space to run and play and can see how much she works to socialize your pup before they come home to you! When we picked up our pup she invited us into her home and let us meet the rest of his litter as well. She also made sure we had all the information we needed before we took him home. If ever we decide to get another doodle we will definitely be going back to Forest Creek Kennels!


John & Lisa

Really sketchy! I visited Forest Creek Kennels website and it clearly states ‘Visitors only allowed by Appointment’. I contacted Syndi to see what hours and availability are availble to look at puppies and decide color, size, ask questions, etc. Here is the response…

I don’t allow visitors to my kennel. Unless you have a deposit down and the puppies are old enough to be seen.
At that time you visit pick your puppy and meet the parents.

Even in Syndi Johnson’s (OWNER) own review below (where she gives herself 5 stars) states “You need to visit this Kennel before you judge.” This is crazy! I am just going to send someone a NON REFUNDABLE deposit of $250+ that I have never met, never seen facility, dog, etc.? Wow…just in it for the money!! I guess breeders like her give ‘puppy mills’ a true meaning. Shame on you!


Sam A

Rude! “Pay your ‘non-refundable’ deposit and then I can talk to you” . Only cares about the money.