Diego is being raised and trained to provide life-changing independence to someone with a physical disability other than visual impairment or to work with a professional such as a teacher, psychologist or victim services worker to help support a healthy community.  In May, 2023, Diego took the next step in his journey and entered Advanced Training where he’ll learn the skills needed to support his future partner.

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


Breed:Labrador Retriever (Male)

Birthdate:November 28, 2021

Dam:PADS Nala

Sire:BC Guide Dogs' Felix

Puppy-Raisers:Barbara Dunn & Patrick Welkovics | previously raised by Susan Gillingham & Stephan Nieweler

Whelping Home:Kailea Feddersen & Chris Bremer

Advanced Sitter:former advanced sitter Susan Clark | previous long-term sitters Kelly Townsend & Branislav Orth

Advanced Trainer:Emma Hedman

Litter:PADS Hollywood Cats Litter