ADI Accreditation

ADI Accreditation

PADS was presented with our fifth Assistance Dogs International (ADI) accreditation at the #ADITogether conference in Concord, California last week.

Meet Dave and Jasper

Meet Dave and Jasper

Join us Tuesday, September 27th at 1:00 PM PDT when we catch up with Dave and his Service Dog PADS Jasper. This dynamic duo was matched back in 2015 and have been going strong and steady ever since.

Meet Jackie and Sawyer

Meet Jackie and Sawyer

Join us on Tuesday, September 13th at 1PM PDT, when we check in with Jackie our Breeding and Puppy Program Manager, who has just started Puppy-Raising PADS Sawyer, who comes to us from Career Dogs Australia.

Meet Tia and Merlot

Meet Tia and Merlot

Join us on Tuesday, August 23rd at 1PM PDT, when we catch up with Tia and PADS Merlot of “How Merlot Can You Go”, our top individual fundraiser of 2022 to date!

In a New Light

In a New Light

We are honoured and overwhelmed to finally get to share this film with our community. It documents the journey of our client Juliet Walden and PADS PTSD Service Dog Stark. This STORYHIVE Documentary was produced by our dear friends, the incredibly talented Mack...
Meet Grete and Angela

Meet Grete and Angela

Guests Grete Eide and Angela Bentivegna, Assistance Dogs International (ADI) Assessors, and PADS CEO, Laura Watamanuk, will join us live on Tune in Tuesday on August 9th at 1PM PDT.

Meet Ella of Sew Awesome

Meet Ella of Sew Awesome

Join us Tuesday, July 26th at 1:00 PM PDT when we chat with young entrepreneur Ella of Sew Awesome who is making dog bandanas to support a PADS puppy-in-training.

Call for Applications

Call for Applications

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS PADS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABOUT YOU You are passionate about creating an environment where everyone feels welcome and respected You have a proven work ethic that is responsive You take responsibility for your actions, and honor...
Meet Ruth and Victoria

Meet Ruth and Victoria

Join us Tuesday, July 12th at 1:00 PM PDT when we visit with Ruth and Victoria, Breeder Caretakers of PADS Strudel and her Encanto Litter.

Meet Trish and Shale

Meet Trish and Shale

Join us on Tuesday, June 28th at 1PM PDT, when we catch up with our newest Hearing Dog Team, Trish and PADS Shale.

Holiday Giving | Meet Sgt Tia Froh & Merlot

Holiday Giving | Meet Sgt Tia Froh & Merlot

Give a Gift that Makes a Difference Your gift ensures… …children that have been victims of crime or trauma have a friend like Merlot when they need it most; …veterans and first responders have a highly trained dog to help them battle PTSD;...
Woodstock’s Journey

Woodstock’s Journey

Meet Ken and his new partner Woodstock. Together they take on the world one step at a time. Woodstock was whelped in the Lower Mainland by Marie & Jocelyn, and stayed there to be raised by his puppy-raisers Rachel & Mark. Woodstock was known throughout...
Linen’s Journey

Linen’s Journey

Meet Linen and her new partner Carlin. Together they recently passed team training and are busy getting to know each other and laying the ground work for what is sure to be an amazing partnership. Linen was whelped in Calgary by Breeder Caretakers Dorothy & Kevin...
Drift’s Journey

Drift’s Journey

Meet Drift and his partner Corrie. Together they do amazing work with youth and families effected by substance use. Drift was whelped, raised and attended advanced training all in the West Coast region. His village includes his whelping home, the Doherty-Dong family,...
Zen’s Journey

Zen’s Journey

Meet Zen and his partner Cst. Michele McKnight. Together they work at VPD Employee Wellness Unit, supporting the Vancouver Police Department. We are so proud of this placement as we know that police officers are at a higher risk of stress, anxiety and depression due...
Chantilly’s Journey

Chantilly’s Journey

Meet Chantilly and her partner Ms.Karen. Together they spread Chantilly’s magic at an elementary school helping spread calm, love and understanding where ever they go. Chantilly was whelped in the Westcoast Region by Ronnie and Rob and was then raised by a...
Instructor’s Assistant | POSITION FILLED

Instructor’s Assistant | POSITION FILLED

INSTRUCTOR'S ASSISTANT | POSITION FILLED Overview Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) is a registered charity that provides professionally trained assistance dogs to persons with physical disabilities or hearing loss who reside in the western provinces of Canada. ...