The Great PADS Shave Off

The Great PADS Shave Off

The Great Shave Off Sunday, May 2nd, 2021 - 1PM What do you get when you combine heart, passion and adorable puppies with over a year of isolation and no hair cuts? One incredible volunteer who is putting his money and hair to good use. Shawn Laari and wife Cathy...
Gaia at Canuck Place

Gaia at Canuck Place

PADS Gaia: Canuck Place’s Newest TEAM MEMBER PADS Gaia started her new job at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Vancouver as an Accredited Facility Dog. She will be supporting the care of children with life-threatening illnesses. Gaia works alongside two...
A collaborative effort towards better working dogs

A collaborative effort towards better working dogs

A collaborative effort towards better working dogs We are excited to share with you that PADS is participating in a new program to raise selected puppies for possible export as young adults to be breeding dogs in assistance dog programs in Europe and Oceania. Taking...

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...