Benelli is being raised and trained to be an assistance dog for someone with a physical disability or who is deaf or hard-of-hearing. In July, 2021, Benelli took the next step in her journey and entered Advanced Training where she’ll learn the skills necessary to support her future client.  It truly takes a village to raise a puppy, and you can be part of Benelli’s village and receive monthly updates about her — all donations raised through this page go directly towards our veterinary care fund to ensure healthy, happy puppies. Help support Benelli today.


Breed:Labrador Retriever X Golden Retriever (Female)

Birthdate:January 30, 2019

Dam:PADS Naia

Sire:PADS Pride

Puppy-Raisers:Emma Hedman (former co-raiser Tara Doherty)

Whelping Home:Vicki Smith & Paul Nelin

Advanced Sitter:Emma Hedman

Advanced Trainer:Emma Hedman (previously Margaret Hicks)

Litter:PADS Motorcycle Litter