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. ...
Pride 2021

Pride 2021

PADS Pride T-Shirt Design Contest Each year, for many years, PADS has participated in Pride with our wagging, loving, adorable canine companions at our side. During this participation we have worn PADS shirts emblazoned with messages of love with PRIDE!  During these...
GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN | POSITION FILLED

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN | POSITION FILLED

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN PADS is seeking an 8 week summer student (37.5 hrs/week) through the Canada Summer Jobs program for the role of Graphic Design Intern.   Do you have a great eye for design and an ability to think creatively while working...

George: “Why I give to PADS”

I first became involved with PADS because I wanted to raise a puppy in my classroom (I think there should be a puppy or dog in every classroom!).  However, before that could happen, I retired.  That was about five years ago now and I’ve been volunteering as a raiser...
Glenora: “Why I give to PADS”

Glenora: “Why I give to PADS”

My connection to PADS goes back about 14 years ago when my dog-loving daughter, Tara, heard about PADS and became a volunteer puppy-raiser. She comes from a family of dog-lovers and grew up with one pet dog after another. Since PADS came into her life, I can’t keep...
Assistant Puppy Trainer | Position Filled

Assistant Puppy Trainer | Position Filled

THE POSITION The Assistant Puppy Trainer position is a brand new entry-level position in the Puppy-Raising Program (PRP) with planned advancement through to Puppy Raising Instructor (minimum 4 year process).   The Assistant Puppy Trainer is part of an...
Leahy: 2020 Legends

Leahy: 2020 Legends

Leahy was truly an exceptional PADS Service Dog with a long career helping her partner Anya.

Meet the BC Creeks Litter

Meet the BC Creeks Litter

Meet the BC Creeks Litter Click on the video below to watch the Pawcast from Tuesday, December 15th at 1:00 PM PST featuring the BC Creeks...