It’s now been more than 12 years since pads helped change my life. My first dog Hudson, a handsome black lab, became an extension of myself, becoming my closest friend, my constant companion, someone that sensed my every mood, and I personally believed gave me the self-confidence and optimism to successfully graduate from University

My second dog Piper, a beautiful small female black lab was loved by everyone at work (HSBC), snoozed when I needed reassurance, licks me to show her affection (sometimes at an awkward time) and spins around like a puppy when not in uniform.

PADS has been the best thing that has happened to me and my family. It has given me a soul-mate that has added a new dimension to my life, and I am eternally grateful to the organization, the training staff, the puppy raisers, the volunteers and the extended family of supporters for all they have done.

Ken and Riddle at PADS Grad in 2013

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We are still accepting stories for our 30 Stories for 30 Years series. 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.