Our Mission

PADS breeds, raises, trains and supports certified assistance dogs, partnering them with people living with disabilities, and with community care professionals.


Our Dogs

Our dogs change lives. They are more than beautiful, healthy companions, they are specially trained to aid people. Learn more about the different kinds of dogs we train and their stories here.

Our Staff

Our staff is committed to being one of the best assistance dog schools in the world, and to supporting our clients and volunteers throughout their involvement with our organization.

Our Board

Our Board works hard to drive the mission and vision of the organization, and to ensure we fulfill our mission to the best of our ability.


The organization is registered under the BC Societies Act as Western Handi and Hearing Ear Dogs Society


After a couple of challenging years and a near disappearance, the organization re-emerged as Pacific Assistance Dogs Society. Training not just hearing dogs, but service dogs as well.


PADS is accredited by Assistance Dogs International (ADI)


PADS helped found the Canadian Association of Guide and Assistance Dog Schools.

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