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


Breed:Labrador Retriever (Male)

Birthdate:May 26, 2022

Dam:PADS Strudel

Sire:BC Guide Dogs' Finn

Puppy-Raisers:Sophie Pantel | previously raised by Tilotima, Naresh & Pooja Bhatti

Whelping Home:Ruth & Ron Wiens & Family

Advanced Sitter:Fiona Mak

Advanced Trainer:Team Burnaby

Litter:PADS Encanto Litter