Kennel Coordinator | Interviewing

Kennel Coordinator | Interviewing

APPLICATIONS CLOSED: KENNEL COORDINATOR POSITION OVERVIEW The Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) is changing lives, one dog at a time. We are dedicated to breeding, raising, training and placing assistance dogs for persons with a physical disability or who are...
Ric Wheels for Independence

Ric Wheels for Independence

  MEET OUR MOVERS: RIC   How they are Moving for PADS Ric is spending all his time while not at work in a wheelchair.  Why they are Moving for PADS   “I have had the opportunity to meet many PADS clients and see the benefits of having a service dog...
Tia and Merlot

Tia and Merlot

MEET OUR MOVERS: TIA AND MERLOT How they are Moving for PADS This year for the “Move for PADS” fundraiser, Tia and Merlot are aiming to raise $5000.  For every $50 raised, they will paddle, board, row, ski, run, walk, or climb 1 Km. Why they are Moving for PADS Tia...

The Cassette Set

 MEET OUR MOVERS: TEAM CASSETTE SET     How they are Moving for PADS The Cassette Set are a team of PADS enthusiasts who are on a mission to raise money for PADS while cycling their hearts out! Self confessed “retro-bones” who may not be the fastest or...
Chris & Misty

Chris & Misty

MEET OUR MOVERS: CHRIS & MISTY How they are Moving for PADS Chris is raising PADS Misty and they will be working together to reach their fundraising goal. Chris told us: “I’m a first time raiser for PADS. I have PADS Misty whom will help me MOVE on our...
Heather

Heather

MEET OUR MOVERS: HEATHER How they are Moving for PADS Heather is part of our staff here at PADS and is ready to MOVE in the same spirit as Team “Gone with the Winn-Dixie”! When asked how she will be moving for PADS, Heather said: “I’m MOVE-ing for...
Juliet and Stark

Juliet and Stark

MEET OUR MOVERS: Juliet and Stark How they are Moving for PADS Juliet and Stark are ready to MOVE for PADS throughout the month of August! They have teamed up with Team ” Trails with Tails” and are excited to give back to PADS and to Get MOVING! When asked...
Jody

Jody

MEET OUR MOVERS: JODY, LINDA & LILI How they are Moving for PADS Jody, Linda and Lili dog will be soon heading out on a cycling adventure inspired by Lauren Calancie’s ride to Calgary last summer! Initially, Jody had trained for and planned to cycle from...
Kailea

Kailea

MEET OUR MOVERS: KAILEA How they are Moving for PADS Nala and Kaliea have pledge to move everyday! Kailea writes : Nala and are planning to get moving everyday with our normal hour-long hikes, but I will also be adding in biking, 100 daily sit-ups (ugh…....
Emily

Emily

Meet Emily Emily is known to many in the PADS community as Breeder Caretaker to retired PADS Chai, “Pupdate” Volunteer Extraordinaire, and as an amazingly supportive and kind young woman who is constantly looking for ways to support her fellow volunteers....
ASSISTANT PUPPY TRAINER | INTERVIEWING

ASSISTANT PUPPY TRAINER | INTERVIEWING

APPLICATIONS CLOSED: ASSISTANT PUPPY TRAINER PADS is on the lookout for an additional on the ground Trainer’s Assistant to join our super star training team to help run classes, one-on-one training and assessments and assist with volunteer on-boarding and support....
Rose and Elphie

Rose and Elphie

Meet Rose and Hearing Dog Elphie Why I chose to apply for a dog from an ADI Accredited Program  My first dog came to live with me in 1989. My hearing loss occurred in 1981 because of a fifteen-and-a-half-hour surgery to remove a brain tumour. My life changed...
Lauren

Lauren

MEET OUR MOVERS: TEAM PEDALLING FOR PADS How they are Moving Starting  in August  Lauren will cycle from the PADS Burnaby Campus to the Calgary Training Centre to raise awareness and much needed funds for PADS. Why they are Moving PADS is meaningful to Lauren as she...
Team Franz

Team Franz

MEET OUR MOVERS: TEAM FRANZ How they are Moving for PADS Since they are two members in Team Franz with different ‘move’ likings, they’ve decided to undertake different ‘move’ goals! Sabrina will be climbing the Coquitlam Crunch staircase....
Suzanne

Suzanne

MEET OUR MOVERS: SUZANNE – TEAM CAPTAIN OF “TRAILS WITH TAILS”   How they are Moving for PADS Suzanne is captaining Team Trails With Tails, saying “I had a great time participating in the MOVE event last year and seeing our team come...
2021 Summer Newsletter

2021 Summer Newsletter

2021 Summer Newsletter Download The 2021 Summer Newsletter HELP CHANGE MORE LIVES Your support drives our mission, helps dogs transform lives, and empowers individuals to have an independent life. Behind each and every success story is a donor who makes this...
PADS PTSD Program

PADS PTSD Program

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) awareness Month. PTSD is a mental health disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. It is estimated that 9.2% of Canadians live with PTSD everyday. The PADS PTSD program trains...
COVID Heroes Award – Calgary

COVID Heroes Award – Calgary

Our Calgary Covid Heroes include the Advanced Training Team, Lannie Anderson and Mike Ottenbreit – click to read more about their amazing contributions.