Valentine 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 March, 2020, Valentine was chosen for her extraordinary health and temperament to join the PADS Breeding Program.  She will remain here in the PADS community to have her puppies, some of which may be shared with other assistance dog schools around the world.

It truly takes a village to raise a puppy, and you can be part of Valentine’s village and receive monthly updates about her — donations raised through this page support the care and training of healthy, happy puppies. Help support Valentine today.



Breed:Labrador Retriever X Golden Retriever (Female)

Birthdate:April 10, 2018

Dam:CCI Maura II

Sire:CCI Wight

Puppy-Raisers:Allison Beardsworth

Program of Origin:Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)

Caretakers:Sandra Koziol (formerly Robin Bruder)