Today marks 30 years of changing lives… from humble beginnings of a small group of like-minded people that set out train rescue dogs to be hearing dogs for those who were deaf or hard-of-hearing — to the thriving organization that places dogs as Service Dogs, Hearing Dogs, Accredited Facility Dogs (AFD) and Very Important Pets (VIP) today… we are absolutely humbled as we celebrate this milestone.
- the trust that is put in us each day by our clients to provide them with life-changing dogs, and support them as the journey through life together
- the donors that give so generously in support and belief of what we do
- our staff that work hard each day to improve, always learning and growing to serve our clients better
…and without a doubt…. our volunteers. We could not exist a day without them. They selflessly raise our puppies, clean our kennels, stamp our envelopes, take our photographs, care for our newborn puppies, cheer lead and encourage endlessly our mission — often at great personal and emotional cost — we thank you. We thank each of you that have put your faith in PADS and for continuing to help us change lives, one dog at a time.
Tell us your PADS story
In 30 years there have been a lot of stories. Some of those stories are brief, a chance encounter or sweet puppy cuddle. Others have been a journey – of partnership or commitment with one of our dogs. Whether you have volunteered, received a dog as a client or adopter, given of your time, money or heart… you are part of the PADS story. Tell us how being involved with PADS has impacted you.