Summer Student: Digital Content Specialist

Summer Student: Digital Content Specialist

Summer Student: Digital Content Specialist APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED PADS is seeking an 8 week summer student (37.5 hrs/week) through the Canada Summer Jobs program, Digital Content Specialist,  which is a diverse role designed to effectively support PADS’ growth,...
Communications & Event Coordinator

Communications & Event Coordinator

Communication & Event Coordinator APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED PADS is seeking a full-time (37.5 hrs/week), Communication & Event Coordinator,  which is a diverse role designed to effectively support PADS’ growth, mission and endeavors. This role requires a person that...
Position Statement: The Use of Shock Collars

Position Statement: The Use of Shock Collars

Position Statement: Shock Collars In recent days there has been a great deal of discussion in the media surrounding the BCSPCA’s recently launched campaign against the use of shock collars.  This is a campaign that PADS supports wholeheartedly, knowing first...
Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation Supports PADS

Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation Supports PADS

PADS was pleased to be chosen by the The Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation as one of their 2018 recipients.  The Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation is a proud supporter of various non-profit and community groups assisting them continue their various programs that benefit...
Telus Cares

Telus Cares

Telus Cares We’re tremendously grateful to the TELUS Calgary Community Board for recently approving a grant application to sponsor two VIPs to be placed with vulnerable children or youth in the Calgary region in the next year.  VIP Dogs (Very Important Pets) are...

Sara Blake 60th Birthday Challenge

  Hi everyone, September is my 60th Birthday month!  Woot! Woot!  It’s a very big deal to me!  And here is why: I usually do something major for each decade Birthday.  In the past it’s been something physical, challenging and scary that I haven’t done before. For...
Total Pet

Total Pet

Total Pet = Totally Awesome Early this year we received an email from Erin at Vernon’s Total Pet store. She wanted to know if we would like to be their charity of choice for the stores annual charity fundraiser. Little did we know when we agreed to partner up with...
Farewell to an Extraordinary Friend

Farewell to an Extraordinary Friend

Goodbye to an Extraordinary Friend It’s with great sadness that we share that our beloved Juanita Valentine passed away on May 28, 2018. While many of you may not know this dear lady, so many did…and she leaves a void in our hearts and our organization...
What’s Swedish for “Thank You”?!

What’s Swedish for “Thank You”?!

WHAT'S "THANK YOU" IN SWEDISH? IKEA COQUITLAM SUPPLIES PADS PUPPIES WITH QUALITY ESSENTIALS For years, PADS trainers and volunteers alike have headed to Ikea Coquitlam—just up the road from PADS Burnaby Campus—for field trips, socialization and of course delicious...
Vancouver Whitecaps Fundraiser

Vancouver Whitecaps Fundraiser

Vancouver Whitecaps Fundraiser PADS Supporters can save off regular price Vancouver Whitecaps tickets and $7 per ticket sold comes back to PADS to support our programs. Ticket quantities at these prices are limited so don’t wait. Purchase your Vancouver Whitecaps...
Armstrong Co-op

Armstrong Co-op

The Awesome Armstrong Co-op It takes a village! In partnership with the Armstrong Regional Cooperative gas bars today PADS Okanagan received their Patronage Equity Payment. Stopping by the Vernon Gas Bar today were PADS Client Sarah Lapp & PADS Assistance Dog...
PTSD Program Initiative

PTSD Program Initiative

PADS is excited to soon be launching our first new program in 8 years: Dogs for Veterans and First Responders with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).The initial seed money for the program came through a grant from the Alberta Government to support the Veterans and...
Meet Sunny

Meet Sunny

Meet Sunridge Veterinary Clinic & Sweet Mr Sunny! We’re thrilled to introduce you to our newest puppy AND our newest Veterinary Partner! Meet PADS Puppy-in-Training Sunny as well as Caitlin, Dr Schenk and Alisha at Sunridge Vet Clinic in Vernon. Sunridge is...
High Tea Photos

High Tea Photos

It was a wonderful afternoon filled with laughter, tasty treats, amazing party fashions from the 20th Century, puppies, and so much love for the special ladies in our lives. Fashion historian, Ivan Sayers, did not disappoint with his marvelously curated show and his wit.

30 Stories for 30 Years – Marcia & Marshall

30 Stories for 30 Years – Marcia & Marshall

Marshall alerted me to all the sounds in my environment that I cannot hear – the smoke detector, timer, telephone, alarm clock and people knocking at the door. With his help I was connected to the world of sound around me. He took his job very seriously and I learned to trust him completely, he was never wrong. He worked 24/7. He gave me confidence. He could, by virtue of his smoke detector alerts, even safe my life.

30 Years of Changing Lives

30 Years of Changing Lives

Today marks 30 years of changing lives… from humble beginnings of a small group of like-minded people that set out train rescue dogs to be hearing dogs for those who were deaf or hard-of-hearing — to the thriving organization that places dogs as Service...
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