Turtle 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, 2022, Turtle 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 Turtle’s village and receive monthly updates about him — donations raised through this page support the care and training of healthy, happy puppies. Help support Turtle today.


Breed:Labrador Retriever (Male)

Birthdate:December 25, 2020

Dam:PADS Dove

Sire:PADS Robbie

Puppy-Raisers:Madeline & Troy Kapiczowski | previously raised by Fred & Nancy Wade, Andrea Oland (sitter), Lauren Hamilton

Whelping Home:Joanne Madeo & Family

Advanced Sitter:Carmen Kinas / Jenny Kinas

Advanced Trainer:Miranda Turenne

Litter:PADS Twelve Days of Christmas Litter