All Pupdates

Jasmine II | February 2017

I am a 5 month old Golden Retriever and I started my training in December. I’ve known my raisers since the day I was born because their family raised me and my siblings. I’m so lucky because I get to see my mommy, Noosa, really often! I really love the...

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Cadence | September 2016

This has been a wonderful month!  I have learned to love the beach! Did you know there are smelly, rotten crabs you can roll in?  And areas where I can just run and run and run.  I have even learned to get more comfortable in the water, as long as I have a furry...

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Cisco | August 2016

Practicing my duration in down in the emergency room at Fernie Hospital (waiting for my “boy” – nothing serious by the way).  I did great despite all the distractions going on in there 🙂 I also met an amazing man.  He asked to take my photo and...

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Halo | August 2016

I am pleased to announce that I am expecting my third litter of puppies Sept 15, 2016. From May through August I was living in Palmetto, Florida at the Southeastern Guide Dogs campus–actually I was going home evenings and weekends with my tech Kevin and his dog...

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Cadence | August, 2016

Well, I am now officially an Island girl! I moved to Vancouver Island in July with my new raisers, Liz and Alan. They started to co-raise me in February, because I was so attached to raiser Tara that I got very anxious when she was out of sight. Liz is a teacher, and...

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Mace | July 2016

Mace is growing up so fast! He’s doing very well in his training and has become quite a big boy. In his free time he likes to hang out with his “extended family”, kitties Ann (Grey/White) and Andy (Black/White). Mace also LOVES to swim! Submitted By:...

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Vixen | July, 2016

We have been having a great summer, spending lots of time outdoors and going to some festivals and events out here in the Fraser Valley. I have discovered that I LOVE the water and have so much fun playing in the creek nearby, especially when it’s really hot! I...

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Elara | July, 2016

July was a super fun month for me! I got to go swimming for my very first time at Sylvan Lake! At first I thought my trainer was crazy for going into the scary waves and jumping into the cold water. However, when I saw another puppy named Guinness paddling through the...

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Cisco | July, 2016

I had my first birthday this month!  I’ve grown from an adorable pup-ster to a big, handsome boy! I spend my summers in interior BC–running with mountain bikes (it might be good training for working next to a wheel chair one day),  ignoring moose (and...

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Lilo | June 2016

Lilo had a wonderful month of visiting with donors, friends and family. She took several road trips and is proving to to be an adaptable, resilient pup. Submitted By: Puppy-Raiser Tara...

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Bronx | July, 2016

Well I have made it back to my home town, Calgary and have had a chance to reunite with my former puppy raisers and my advanced trainer. Since I arrived we have been working hard on tasks like pulling a wheelchair (which I actually love to do!) and picking up the...

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Sherman | July, 2016

Summer has been a lot of fun for me out here in Calgary. I’m now in advanced training and have been working hard on skills like picking up dropped items and opening doors with buttons. But its not all work and no play, there has still been plenty of time for hiking,...

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Dasher | July, 2016

Oh my how I love the month of July! Let me count the ways… no hockey, no ringette, no school, no baseball, no softball, fewer puppy classes and vacation at the lake! Seriously, other than the fact that my humans operate on lake time all summer (for example I have to...

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Castor | June, 2016

This series is Castor doing some long leash training exercises at Killarney Park. He’s having the time of his life in the sun! Submitted By: Puppy-Raiser Lily...

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Sherlock| June, 2016

Well time flies! Sherlock recently entered advanced training! It has been a joy to raise Sherlock, he has a huge heart and loves being around people. His favorite game is playing tug and his other favorite activity is napping! Sherlock has enjoyed living on a farm...

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Poet | June, 2016

PADS puppy Poet came to us from Susquehanna Service dogs in Pennsylvania on May 3, 2016. Poet is a 5 month old Golden Retriever. From day one, we could tell that Poet was a smart girl!  She is sweet, attentive, and playful.  She has fit right in to our family and is...

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Roma | June, 2016

Now that the puppies have moved on to their new homes, I have been busy camping, swimming with my Best friend forever! Pearl and easing back to work from my maternity leave. Everybody sure missed my morning kisses. Submitted By: Puppy-Raiser Marie and...

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Rolo | April,May, June, 2016

April in Rolo’s world… Spring arrives and Rolo’s eyes have been opened up to many new things. He goes to work every day and spends time with coworkers who just adore him. On his walks, he watches skateboarders buzz by with ease, meets many new dogs...

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Elara I June 2016

Hello,      My trainer and I found a new dog park in SW Calgary this month where I met my puppy buddy Storm. We really like to play tag on our walks, and sniff out new and exciting things. I also got to go fencing out at the farm where I found a big and nice slough to...

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Donner | June Update

June was a fun month.  I got to go to the zoo with some other PADS pups to show off how well behaved we are.  Some of the animals there were pretty big! I also went on a road trip with my family.  We did lots of fun stuff.  I got to meet my big brother who is at...

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Enzo June Update

So many fun things this month I hardly know where to start.  The weather is so nice out that my dad now bikes to work regularly. Problem is I like to go to work too but dad hates the bus in the summer. Dad borrowed a special wheels thing for me to try and I love it!...

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Dasher | June, 2016

June is a pretty busy month when you have human siblings in elementary school. There was a whole lot of baseball and softball, which I didn’t mind because I got to be outside in the grass. There was a music recital and a grade six farewell. I got to wear my bow tie...

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Pippin | May, 2016

Pippin has had a busy month and a half since Natasha (puppy raiser) began her travels on May 1. George Kawaguchi, Marlon Doll and myself have been acting as puppy sitters in her absence. Pippin is a big, beautiful boy. He has been going to work with me and seeing...

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