Mercedes 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 February, 2023, Mercedes 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 Mercedes’ village and receive monthly updates about her — donations raised through this page support the care and training of healthy, happy puppies. Help support Mercedes today.


Breed:Labrador Retriever (Female)

Birthdate:April 23, 2021

Dam:PADS Chai

Sire:PADS Zegen

Puppy-Raisers:Emily Nelson

Whelping Home:Emily, Annelise & John Polman / Ruth & Ron Wiens

Advanced Sitter:Stephanie Hu & Paul Yi | former advanced sitter Patricia Sanderson

Advanced Trainer:Ashley Siddals

Litter:PADS mister Blake 7 Star Vehicle Litter