Melon 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 August, 2023, Melon 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 Melon’s village and receive monthly updates about him — donations raised through this page support the care and training of healthy, happy puppies. Help support Melon today.


Breed:Labrador Retriever (Male)

Birthdate:January 24, 2022

Dam:PADS Izzie

Sire:BC Guide Dogs' Finn

Puppy-Raisers:Paul Lindquist | previously raised by Alanna Cooper & David Prenoslo

Whelping Home:Linda & Ken Osada

Advanced Sitter:Karen Webb | former advanced sitter Amy Barnett

Advanced Trainer:Amy Barnett

Litter:PADS Exotic Fruits Litter