Sadie II’s Journey

Sadie II’s Journey

Meet Sadie II and her team Christian, Emily and Kathleen. Sadie works to support the Internet Child Exploitation Unit at the Vancouver Police Department and is doing a fantastic job in her role so far. Sadie II came to PADS through our Partnership with the Assistance...
Mudge’s Journey

Mudge’s Journey

Meet Mudge, a fun-loving, slightly sassy girl who loves to help her client in any way that they need. Mudge was whelped, raised and trained all in the Lower-Mainland and was even whelped and raised by the same people: Teri & Rory Banks!  Throughout Puppy-Raising,...
Swell’s Journey

Swell’s Journey

Meet Swell. Earlier this year Swell earned his blue vest in his role as an Accredited Facility Dog.  Swell was whelped in the Lower Mainland by the Doherty-Dong family where he and his siblings were already being set upon a path to be resilient dogs with a love of...
Meeka’s Journey

Meeka’s Journey

Meet Meeka and her client Miles. This dynamic duo are now able to confidently navigate family outings and especially enjoy walking Miles’ children to school. Meeka was born at Can Do Canines and came to PADS through our Partnership with ADI Breeding Cooperative...
Paxton’s Journey

Paxton’s Journey

Meet Paxton and his new partner Nicole. Paxton is the product of the Calgary community! Whelped by long term Breeder-Caretakers Robin and Ty, who gave him and his littermates the best start in life possible. Paxton’s Puppy-Raisers Chris & Tracy and Madeline...
Vimy’s Journey

Vimy’s Journey

Meet Vimy and his partner Anne. Together they completed team training earlier this year and are now a fully certified Service Dog Team. Vimy was whelped in the Lower Mainland by Rory & Teri Banks and stayed in the West Coast region while he completed his...
Mallee’s Journey

Mallee’s Journey

Meet Mallee and her client Cindy. Together they take on the world side by side. Mallee was whelped in the Lower Mainland by the Madeo family and then moved Calgary to start her journey with her Puppy-Raiser Ross. Together with the Calgary Puppy-Raising team, Ross...
Cadence’s Journey

Cadence’s Journey

Meet Cadence and her partner Tara. Tara and Cadence successfully passed team training together in December of 2020 and are now taking on the world as a fully certified Service Dog Team.  Cadence came to PADS through our partnership in the Assistance Dogs International...
Gaia’s Journey

Gaia’s Journey

Meet Gaia, a sweet, loving Acreddited Facility Dog working at the Canuck Place. Gaia was whelped in the Lower Mainland by  Lori & the Gunson family, she then headed to the home of Catherine & Ian where she started her Puppy-Raising journey. When she got a...

Dodger’s Journey

Meet Dodger, a PADS 2021 Graduate. Dodger spends his days helping his new partner with whatever they need. Dodger was whelped in the Lower Mainland by Marie and Jocelyn and puppy started by Nicole. When he got a little older he headed up to the Okangan to continue his...
Tony’s Journey

Tony’s Journey

Meet PADS Tony and his handlers Dannielle and Murray. Together they work in a the Customized Learning Centre in Coquitlam School District. Tony’s clients speak very highly of the impact that Tony has on the class saying: “A number of students seek him out...
Kennel Coordinator | POSITION FILLED

Kennel Coordinator | POSITION FILLED

POSITION FILLED: 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 deaf or...
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 | POSITION FILLED

ASSISTANT PUPPY TRAINER | POSITION FILLED

POSITION FILLED: 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. This is...
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...