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About Us

My First Tibetan - Sarah

Our Beginnings

 
In 1997 I purchased my first Tibetan which changed my life forever. My heart was no longer my own. Sarah - Ch. Melei Sarah Sweet and Sassy,
was my best friend and constant companion. She introduced me to the world of AKC competition in both conformation and obedience.
I joined clubs, went to classes, matches and shows.

Annie, shown by Lynn Meyer, winning a Best in Show

Within a year I had 2 more Tibetans. One of those dogs was my Annie - Ch. Barnstorms Ann of Ivy Gables who went on to
become the # 1 AKC Tibetan for 2 years. Thank you Pat! With Annie I got to experience the thrill of seeing my dog at Westminster
and of owning a multiple Best in Show winner.

 
It's been an amazing journey and as the frosting on that wonderful cake...I made some wonderful friends along the way,
both human and canine.   It's still a pleasure to watch Annie on those rare occasions when she trots through the yard.  Her
 movement is still as graceful and beautiful as it was.  Mostly these days she's just happy to sit on the couch and watch the world go by.

 

Ivy Gables Today

Today we are located on 3 rural acres in central Virginia.  Although we have a kennel area in our home as well as outdoor kennels that are used in warmer weather the dogs spend plenty of time hanging around the kitchen or on the couch every day.  Vacuum cleaners and televisions are the norm for them.  Puppies are under foot and fearless of slippery floors from the time they are out of the whelping box.  Cats and kids are standard fair as well.   If puppies are here long enough blow driers become part and parcel of every day as well.

 

Directions to Ivy Gables

Directions to Ivy Gables

2792 Long Acre Rd.
Palmyra, Virginia 22963

From the East:

Take route 64 to exit 136.   At the top of the ramp take a left onto route 15.  Follow  route 15 approximately 13 or so miles until you come to route
640 / Haden Martin Rd.  This will be on your right as you are leaving the little town of Palmyra.  After turning  right onto Haden Martin Rd. / route
640 you will go a little over 3 miles.   Long Acre Rd. is on the right.   Follow Long Acre Rd.  2 miles to 2792 Long Acre.  This will be on your left.  

From the West:

Take route 64 to exit 136.   At the top of the ramp take a right onto route 15.  Follow  route 15 approximately 13 or so miles until you come to
route 640 / Haden Martin Rd.  This will be on your right as you are leaving the little town of Palmyra.  After turning  right onto Haden Martin Rd. / Route 640
you will go a little over 3 miles.   Long Acre Rd. is on the right.   Follow Long Acre Rd.  2 miles to 2792 Long Acre.  This will be on your left.  

From the North:

Take route 95 south to Fredericksburg exit 130 B.  Merge onto Va. - 3 W/ Plank Rd. toward Culpeper.  In approximately 12 miles turn left at
Va. - 20 south / Constitution Hwy.   Stay on Va.- 20 for approximately 22 miles. Turn left onto US -15.  Stay on US -15 for approximately 30 miles 
until
you come to route 640 / Haden Martin Rd.  This will be on your right as you are leaving the little town of Palmyra.  After turning  right onto
Haden Martin Rd. / Rt.- 640 you will go a little over 3 miles.   Long Acre Rd. is on the right.   Follow Long Acre Rd.  2 miles to 2792 Long Acre. 
This will be on your left.  

From the South:

If your coming from the Raleigh area - Follow Rt - 15 all the way to Palmyra. Just before you come to the town of Palmyra you will come to
route 640 / Haden Martin Rd.  This will be on your left.  After turning  left onto Haden Martin Rd. / route 640 you will go a little over 3 miles.  
Long Acre Rd. is on the right.   Follow Long Acre Rd.  2 miles to 2792 Long Acre.  This will be on your left.

If you are coming up on I-95 north follow directions from the East after turning onto Rt 64 west in Richmond.  

If you are coming up on I -81 north follow directions from the West after turning on Rt 64 east in Staunton. 

Note For GPS users:

If you have a GPS unit you are planning on using for your directions I recommend that you review the route before you leave home.   If it has
Bell Farm Lane on the route you may want to print off my directions.  Belle Farm Lane is a closed dirt road that is a dead end and will not get you here. 
Many GPS units still list this as an open road in their routing to us.

 


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