Cider was 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, 2018, he progressed to Advanced Training where he is now in the Service Dog stream.  It truly takes a village to raise a puppy, and you can be part of Cider’s village and receive monthly updates on his training — all donations raised through this page go directly towards our veterinary care fund to ensure healthy, happy puppies. Help support Cider today.


Breed:Golden Retriever (Male)

Birthdate:August 12, 2016

Dam:PADS Naia

Sire:SSD Twister

Puppy-Raisers:Rachel & Cliff MacDougall

Whelping Home:Vicki Smith & Paul Nelin

Advanced Sitter:Dana Gallagher

Advanced Trainer:Dana Gallagher

Litter:PADS Shades of Yellow Litter