Telus Cares!

Our friends at TELUS have wowed us again! Thanks to the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation, the TELUS Thompson Okanagan Community Board today presented PADS’ Okanagan Program Coordinator Brian Smith and PADS Puppy-Raiser (and TELUS employee) Dave Prenoslo with a...
KENNEL ASSISTANT – 10 WEEK SUMMER INTERN

KENNEL ASSISTANT – 10 WEEK SUMMER INTERN

FULL-TIME KENNEL ASSISTANT – 10 WEEK SUMMER INTERN Deadline to Apply: Monday, June 17, 2019 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...
POSITION FILLED: Communications & Event Coordinator

POSITION FILLED: Communications & Event Coordinator

POSITION filled: Communication & Event Coordinator 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 is...
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...