Raise a puppy.

Change a life.

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...

read more
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...

read more
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....

read more

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!

Paisley II I September 2020

Paisley II I September 2020

PAISLEY II is spending her weeks in the advanced kennel working with Ashley and playing with her fellow kennel mates. She is enjoying trying out interrupter skills the most out of all the new things she has worked on! She has been practicing going out on field trips...

read more
Daegan I September 2020

Daegan I September 2020

We are very exited to announce that DAEGAN has passed his pre-placement testing with flying colors and has been matched with a client! Way to go Daegan! Daegan’s dedication to his person and his calming presence will make him an amazing partner to help his new client...

read more