Desi is being raised and trained to provide life-changing independence to someone with a physical disability other than blindness or to work with a professional such as a teacher, psychologist or victim services worker to help support a healthy community.  In May, 2021, Desi took the next step in her journey and entered Advanced Training where she’ll learn the skills needed to support her future partner.

It truly takes a village to raise a puppy, and you can be part of Desi’s village and receive monthly updates about her — donations raised through this page support the care and training of healthy, happy puppies. Help support Desi today.



Breed:Labrador Retriever (Female)

Birthdate:November 18, 2018

Dam:DWW Maple

Sire:PADS Balfour

Puppy-Raisers:Dana & Jay Stephenson | previous raiser Lauren Hamilton

Program of Origin:Dogs With Wings (DWW)

Advanced Sitter:Jeffery Winer

Advanced Trainer:Miranda Turenne