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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

Cathy, Shawn & Greco

Cathy, Shawn & Greco

MEET OUR MOVERS: TEAM Bikes and Beers How they are Moving for PADS When we were deciding how we wanted to MOVE for PADS, we looked at what other people were doing, and it was pretty intimidating how ambitious they are! We aren't exactly spring chickens, so we decided...

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Nicole and Walker

Nicole and Walker

MEET OUR MOVERS: TEAM WALKER Why they are Moving for PADS Nicole says she is moving for PADS because "Having a PADS dog has given me the confidence, independence and freedom to live on my own, accomplish my goals and be an active member of the community. My dog Walker...

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PADS Supporter Cycles 1000KM through the Rockies!

PADS Supporter Cycles 1000KM through the Rockies!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   PADS supporter Lauren Calancie has accepted the challenge to MOVE for PADS and is currently pedalling for PADS - all the way from the PADS Burnaby BC Campus to the Calgary Training Centre! Lauren departed the PADS campus on August 15th at 10am....

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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!

Tira | August 2020

Tira | August 2020

In August I turned 10 months old! I think it might've been the best month so far. I went paddle boarding (which I like much better than swimming) and got to go camping - do you know how awesome sleeping in a tent is? AFD Hero came to hang for a few days and we went on...

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Simone | August 2020

Simone | August 2020

Simone is well mannered and she likes everyone.  August has been interesting with some boating, outdoors fun, and enjoying the sunshine. Submitted by: Peterson Family

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