Groot 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.

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


Breed:Labrador Retriever (Male)

Birthdate:June 10, 2023

Dam:PADS Strudel

Sire:Susquehanna Service Dogs' Tico

Puppy-Raisers:Christen Gardley / Megan Yerxa & Alex Cotic-Ehn | previously sat by Charlotte & Oliver Oxbury

Whelping Home:Ruth & Ron Wiens & Family

Litter:PADS Guardians of the Galaxy Litter