Our Story


Hi! I’m Eli Tippmann , the founder of Rafter E Pups. Let me tell you a little bit about myself and what I do. I come from a big family and we always had a passion for dogs. This has been a dream of mine since I can remember.

I grew up on a small ranch and our family always had dogs around, along with horses and cattle. I’ve practically been taking care of animals my whole life, and I absolutely love what I do. I wouldn’t say that I’ve always wanted to be a breeder, but I knew that I wanted to constantly be around animals.

My dogs love to go with me whenever I visit Tractor Supply Co. and they’d walk around the store with me. People love seeing them too and they equally love the attention. They love riding on the truck and working on the ranch too! This is the kind of connection I want my clients to have with the puppies they get from me.



I began breeding Cavapoos because I have a deep affection for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed. Crossing them with the Poodle breed results in wonderful dogs with stunning coat variations, a gentle temperament, and remarkable intelligence, making them a joy to train. They are excellent companions for families, especially adored by the children in our household. Sharing the charm of this breed is a personal passion of mine.

My ultimate goal within the industry is to advocate for responsible breeding practices and consistently offer healthy, joyful puppies to families. This is why I take extra care to ensure our breeding pairs are in optimal health. I strongly believe in the importance of genetic testing, as it guarantees that the puppies we produce do not carry any genetic disorders.

The most fulfilling aspect of this entire process is witnessing how much happiness my puppies bring to people and how they make each family complete.


“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” – Robert Wagner