It all started with Zeva🐾Amada Portuguese Water Dogs is located among the rolling hills of West Virginia alongside the mighty Ohio River.


“This is one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had.  To watch these new, little lives come in to the world it’s just literally amazing. To watch their eyes finally open and realize they can hear…then they realize they can “bark” and walk….then they learn what food is… I’m just in complete awe with every single litter.”   – Darci


“It is a big commitment but one that we accept readily with each and every litter.” – Jeff


Our PWDs are raised in our home as part of our family.  Whatever we do – they do! They climb on the couch, they sleep in our bed, they vacation with the family, they help mom garden, they help dad clean the garage and they help look after the grandkids! They are a very important part of our day every day💜

We fell in love with the breed many years ago while searching for a (as close as we could get to..) hypoallergenic breed. It didn’t take us long to realize that the PWD was not just a perfect breed for us…but a perfect breed period!

Our first girl Zeva came to us many years ago and grew up with five human brothers.  Zoey came a few years later followed by Zyla, Zach, Sadie Lady and, most recently, Kiah.

PWDs are a lot of sunshine mixed with a tiny bit of wind and occasionally a hurricane. They are happiest when they are near “their person”! And might I add…they can be very vocal! It’s not at all uncommon for them to scope out water – be it their water dish, a pool, a pond, a puddle or an ocean – and, at least once, a bathtub and maybe a toilet!

Our pack loves to vacation in the Outer Banks!

And they’re always ready for Hocking Hills hiking!And ANY water is call for playtime!



But our everyday life is just as special and fun💜