Shepherd 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 May, 2018, Shepherd took the next step in his journey and entered Advanced Training where he’s working with a PADS professional trainer to learn the new skills he needs to become a service dog.  It truly takes a village to raise a puppy, and you can be part of Shepherd’s village and receive monthly updates on his training — all donations raised through this page go directly towards our veterinary care fund to ensure healthy, happy puppies. Help support Shepherd today.


Breed:Labrador Retriever (Male)

Birthdate:June 25, 2016

Dam:PADS Banff

Sire:PADS Pride

Puppy-Raisers:Carol & David Herman

Whelping Home:Shannon deBruyckere / Lori Gunson

Advanced Sitter:Carol & David Herman

Advanced Trainer:Ashley Siddals

Litter:PADS Grey's Anatomy Litter