About Us

Meet the owners!

Richard and April moved to Missouri in 2009.  Richard, a retired Air Force Nurse Corp officer with a background in critical care and trauma, is the owner/operator of the Lazy J. The Lazy J allows Richard to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning a farm and raising animals.


It is not unusual to drive past the Lazy J and see Richard in the pasture scratching cows, laying in the grass spending time with the newborn calves and lambs, or taking young puppies on a little ranch tour every day to get them used to things they could see at their new homes, and letting them see the farm animals, and learning not to chase the chickens!!


April manages kennel cleanliness and disinfection, puppy nutrition, bookkeeping, customer communications, puppy sales, social media, and serves as "general flunky and chief bottle washer" for The Lazy J. 


In addition to her Lazy J responsibilities, she works for a Rare Disease company as Reimbursement Manager, helping patients with rare diseases get the medications they need to sustain life.