Nessa was being raised and trained to be an assistance dog for someone with a physical disability or who is deaf or hard-of-hearing. In August, 2018, Nessa took the next step in her journey and entered Advanced Training in the Accredited Facility Dog stream. It truly takes a village to raise a puppy, and you can be part of Nessa’s village and receive monthly updates about her — all donations raised through this page go directly towards our veterinary care fund to ensure healthy, happy puppies. Help support Nessa today.


Breed:Labrador x Golden Retriever (Female)

Birthdate:July 28, 2016

Dam:CCI Olani

Sire:CCI Davinci II

Puppy-Raisers:Helen Thompson (Sarah Wolrich & Nikia Leuschen)

Program of Origin:Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)

Advanced Sitter:George Prevost (Carmen Kinas)

Advanced Trainer:Margaret Hicks (Miranda Turenne)