Adopt a PADS Released Dog

All PADS Dogs are special, but not all are well suited for working with a client in public. These dogs are sometimes available for adoption as pets, but do not have any public access rights or special skills training. They are typically energetic young adult dogs that have either health or behavioural challenges that preclude them from working. Please review the requirements and available dogs below to see if your family and lifestyle might be a great "soft landing" for one of our special dogs.
 

Requirements for Adoptive Homes

    • Adoption Fees: All released dogs are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations. A typical adoption fee for a PADS release dog is $3000 (+ GST/PST). This amount may vary, depending on the release reason.
    • Public Access/Working Careers: Released PADS dogs have no public access. Before release PADS evaluates each dog for other working careers, therefore, one of the conditions of adoption is typically that they may not be  certified or used by other individuals or agencies for working roles. Some exceptions, such as volunteering as a pet visitation dog, may be allowed on a case by case basis.
    • We retain the Right of First Refusal if adopters ever need to rehome a dog they have adopted from PADS.
    • Dogs may not be left home alone for more than 4 hrs. While in puppy-raising, a PADS puppy is never left alone for more than four hours total in a day, therefore they are unaccustomed to spending long periods of time alone and away from people. Since the dog is already making a big adjustment moving from the puppy-raiser’s house to yours, it is unfair to add the stress of being alone to the dog as well. If your lifestyle requires leaving the dog full time during the day, we will not consider your application.

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Please Note

Because puppy-raisers and other volunteers have first opportunity to adopt released dogs, it is unusual to have our dogs go to general adoption, and the dogs that do typically have more challenging medical or behavioural needs.   We encourage you to look at the many adoptable pets available through the BCSPCA or other rescue organizations by visiting petfinder.com.

Alternatively, if you would like to have a pup in your life, but aren’t sure about the long-term commitment that comes with adoption, then we encourage you to consider volunteering with PADS instead!  Click HERE to learn more about our volunteer roles.

Dogs available for Adoption

We are currently accepting applications for the following dogs. Please review their bios and adoption requirements before submitting an application. If they do not seem like the right match you can register to be notified when new dogs are posted by signing up at the link above

 

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PUPPY-FIX

If there are no available dogs for adoptions, we encourage you to consider volunteering for PADS

Dogs WITH ADOPTIONS PENDING

Once a potential adopter has been identified for a dog, we stop accepting new applications. If you applied for a dog in this section, we may reach out to you at a later date if we don’t proceed with the initial candidate, and you are welcome to submit another application or register above to be notified when new dogs are posted. 

 

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SOFT LANDINGS

Each of the dogs below have found their “soft landing” and are living their best lives with their forever family. 

 

ADOPTED: Taurus

ADOPTED: Taurus

Taurus is a smart, fun-loving and goofy pup looking for his perfect family!

ADOPTED: Lohn

ADOPTED: Lohn

Lohn is a sweet but spicy pup who has found his forever adventure buddy and family!

Adopted: Felix

Adopted: Felix

Felix is an energetic, inquisitive boy. He’s a happy dog who loves his human and canine friends. Felix enjoys keeping his mind and body busy with sniffing, playing, and solving food puzzles!

Adopted: Pearl

Adopted: Pearl

Party Girl Pearl is a friend to all dogs she meets, and is also good with cats.  She grew up in a home with children and loves to cuddle and play with ‘her’ kids.  Pearl will be a wonderful addition to an active family looking for an energetic adventure buddy.