We invited the community to support this very special puppy who was named to celebrate our first year at the Vancouver Pride Festival on August 3, 2014.  Pride arrived at PADS on September 10, 2014, from Susquehanna Service Dogs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as part of the Assistance Dogs International Breeding Cooperative.

Pride was being raised and trained to be an assistance dog for someone with a physical disability or who is deaf or hard-of-hearing.  However, in August, 2015, he was chosen as a stud dog for the Assistance Dogs International Breeding Cooperative. Pride remains as a member of the PADS community but his puppies are shared with other assistance dog schools in North America.

It truly takes a village to raise a puppy, and you can be part of Pride’s village and receive monthly updates on his activities — all donations raised through this page go directly towards our veterinary care fund to ensure healthy, happy puppies. Support Pride today.

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Breed:Labrador Retriever (Male)

Birthdate:June 25, 2014

Dam:Guiding Eyes for the Blind's Boise

Sire:Guiding Eyes for the Blind's Stefan

Puppy-Raisers:Doug Syms

Program of Origin:Susquehanna Service Dogs

Caretakers:Doug Syms

Whelping Home:Susquehanna Service Dogs

Litter:Susquehanna Service Dogs "D" Litter

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