Nootka is being raised and trained to provide life-changing independence to someone with a physical disability other than blindness or to work with a professional such as a teacher, psychologist or victim services worker to help support a healthy community. In November, 2021, Nootka 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 Nootka’s village and receive monthly updates about her — donations raised through this page support the care and training of healthy, happy puppies. Help support Nootka today.


Breed:Labrador Retriever (Female)

Birthdate:July 5, 2019

Dam:PADS Chai

Sire:Southeastern Guide Dogs' Mac

Puppy-Raisers:Caroline Lewis | former raisers Gail & Randy Cooper / Nicole Schnapp

Whelping Home:Emily Polman / Annelise Polman, Lee Magis & Sharlene Syer, Krista Beech & Family

Advanced Sitter:Ellen Proctor

Advanced Trainer:Ashley Siddals

Litter:PADS Vancouver Island Litter