Getting Started 


We’re excited to have you join us online. Please fully read this page before diving in! 
Each PADS volunteer is issued a email account (which you are welcome to forward to your preferred address). We are often asked if a couple can share one account, we cannot accommodate this because some of the tools (i.e. event sign up registration, course tracking/completion, etc) must be done by each volunteer individually.

STEP 1: Set up your e-mail

Click the link below to log into your new e-mail account

Input the login information we sent you in the original email

If you ever need to reset your password on this account, it will send the password reset to the personal email address you provided in your application.

If you are having issues logging into your volunteer email account, click the button below for a step-by-step walkthrough on how to get into your account. 

STEP 2: Set your password

You will be asked to input a new password (we recommend the use of upper and lower case letters, numbers, etc to ensure it’s secure)

STEP 3: Log in to your Hydrant account

Click the button at the end of these instructions and input your login information

Your username is you e-mail you just set up, and your password can be found in the initial e-mail that was sent to you

Please change your password to something unique to you once are logged in.


The Hydrant is here for your benefit – and your participation will only make it better. You will gain access to different parts of the hydrant as you are approved. For example, you will not have access to the entire puppy raising part of the website until you are an approved puppy raiser/sitter for PADS.

Next Steps

The Hydrant will be a living document, so check the newsfeed regularly for updates!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you run into any snags or have any questions. We’re happy to help!

Need Help?

Unable to Log On? Password not working? Is technology being frustrating? Reply to the tech email address (the email you received with your credentials).  If you have questions about volunteering in general please reach out to the volunteer at pads email account (where you received your welcome email from).