Landlord/Strata Approval Form

Dear Landlord or Strata Council,

Your tenant or resident has applied to be a volunteer Puppy-Raiser or Sitter for Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS). These volunteers are vital to our mission of providing life-changing assistance dogs to those that need them.

Under the supervision of our professional trainers:

  • Puppy-Raisers supervise the care & training of one of our young dogs (8 weeks up to 2 years old) on a full-time basis.
  • Sitters provide short-term (a few days to a few weeks) care for dogs in our program when their primary caregivers are unavailable.

As assistance dogs-in-training, our dogs have public access rights, which means that from 8 weeks old and onwards they accompany their Puppy-Raisers and Sitters everywhere they go: to work or school, in cars and on transit, to sporting events, medical appointments, restaurants, or anywhere else a person would go in their day-to-day lives.

We have two requirements that are often important for strata management or landlords to know:

  1. PADS dogs must not be left alone for more than 4 hours in a day, and even then, only occasionally. It is rare that a dog is home alone.
  2. PADS dogs must be crated when left unattended.

All Puppy-Raisers and Sitters are required to sign a legal agreement with PADS that stipulates that they are responsible for all damage caused by the puppy while in the Puppy-Raiser/Sitter’s care or possession. However, because our puppies are either in the direct care of the Puppy-Raiser or Sitter, or crated, such damage is extremely rare.

If you support your tenant/resident(s) application to become a Puppy-Raiser/Sitter, please complete the attached permission form. In this way, you too will be contributing to the life-changing work of PADS!

Thank you for your consideration, and please let me know if you have any questions or would like any more information.

Kindest regards,

Lydia Cruttwell

Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator
Pacific Assistance Dogs Society | 604-527-0556


Primary Applicant Name(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY


Landlord/Authorized Strata Representative(Required)
Property Address(Required)
I, as the aforementioned landlord/authorized strata representative of the applicant’s residence have reviewed the enclosed information on the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS), maintaining a business office at 9048 Stormont Ave, Burnaby, BC V3N 4G6, and do grant permission for my tenant(s)/resident(s) to have a PADS Puppy-in-Training in their home.