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ABOUT PADS

Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) breeds, raises and trains fully certified assistance dogs. Our service (mobility & PTSD) and hearing dogs provide life-changing independence to those with physical disabilities other than blindness. Our accredited facility dogs work with community professionals, such as teachers, RCMP and psychologists to help support healthy communities.

NEWS & STORIES

Emergency Care

Emergency Care

PADS Care Fund Segment 1: Emergency Care Welcome to the first in our series of 6 PADS Care Fund articles. The average pet owner (fortunately) will see a limited number, if any, dog emergencies or weird canine illnesses in their lifetime. For PADS, managing 250+ dogs...

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ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: PUPPY PROGRAM TRAINER OKANAGAN

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: PUPPY PROGRAM TRAINER OKANAGAN

The Organization Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) breeds, raises and trains fully certified assistance dogs. Our service (mobility & PTSD) and hearing dogs provide life-changing independence to those with physical disabilities other than blindness. Our...

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our supporters

PADS is more than 90% volunteer-driven 

we thrive off the passion of the people who have decided to join the PADS Family.

PADS currently runs volunteer programs in the BC Lower Mainland & Okanagan as well as in Calgary, AB., and is a fully accredited member of Assistance Dogs International.

pupdates

FOLLOW OUR ADVENTURES

Our pups are always adventuring. Follow along each month to see what they’re up to and how they are doing!

Dax I December 2019

Dax I December 2019

DAX has been recovering from his recent illness this month and is doing well! He is able to go for longer walks again and is looking forward to being cleared to run, which should happen soon. He has even been able to join his training buddies on a few field trips! Dax...

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Vesper I December 2019

Vesper I December 2019

VESPER did some assessments in December with Ashley and Margaret. She did best when with an ambulatory handler, so we will be focusing mostly on skills with an ambulatory handler. She continues to refine her skills further in hopes of being ready for her next steps...

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