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ABOUT PADS

Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) breeds, raises and trains fully certified assistance dogs. Our service (mobility & PTSD) and hearing dogs provide life-changing independence to those with physical disabilities other than blindness. Our accredited facility dogs work with community professionals, such as teachers, RCMP and psychologists to help support healthy communities.

NEWS & STORIES

Position Statement: The Use of Shock Collars

Position Statement: The Use of 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 hand the benefits of using...

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WestJet Gift of Flight Raffle

WestJet Gift of Flight Raffle

We’re excited that our friends at WestJet are helping us change lives yet again by giving you a chance to go on the trip of your dreams! One lucky raffle winner will win the WestJet Gift of Flight – one return trip for two (2) to any scheduled WestJet destination!

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Bell True Patriot Love Fund Awards PADS $25K

Bell True Patriot Love Fund Awards PADS $25K

The Bell True Patriot Love (TPL) Fund is helping PADS change lives through the training of life-changing dogs.  The TPL Fund has awarded $25,000 to pilot a program to serve Veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), by matching them with PTSD Service...

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our supporters

PADS is more than 90% volunteer-driven 

we thrive off the passion of the people who have decided to join the PADS Family.

PADS currently runs volunteer programs in the BC Lower Mainland & Okanagan as well as in Calgary, AB., and is a fully accredited member of Assistance Dogs International.

pupdates

FOLLOW OUR ADVENTURES

Our pups are always adventuring. Follow along each month to see what they’re up to and how they are doing!

It's September and that means Hockey Season! Seems like only yesterday my raisers took me to my first hockey game, hard to believe it's been almost seven months. I think my "Go In" space under the chairs has shrunk a bit since last year but I make it work. Everyone is...

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Cirque|August 2018

Cirque|August 2018

Cirque went to Panorama with 2 kids for a little holiday. She did not get much of a chance for off leash and was always on leash and mostly in cape. She was awesome. She went to the pool while the kids swam and ran around screaming and having fun. She was relaxed in...

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