All Pupdates

Brie II | September 2021

Brie is such a delight. Her cute face wins the crowds. She continues to learn really well and goes from strength to strength. Other dogs continue to be her nemesis that we’re working on. She had been enjoying getting out on some nice hikes with the beautiful fall...

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Vista | September 2021

Vista moved out of the city in September to accommodate his previous raisers’ return to work. Initially, he missed his person and all his dog buddies but has been settling into small-town life. Nothing like meeting a bunch of new dog buddies to help with the...

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Chloe | September 2021

Two weeks ago, I went to the SPCA to get spayed. I recovered very quickly and am now back to my old self. Today my new bed arrived, and it is just too comfortable! I love it. Submitted by: Barb...

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Beesley | September 2021

Beesley spent a couple of weeks at a sitter’s house, and he enjoyed the other 2 dogs very much. He learned not to nibble on a dog’s ear if they do not want to play. Back home now, missed him dearly. He is a pretty chill pup. Submitted by: Jackie...

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Muse | September 2021

Muse has been coming along in practising her calm as well as settling apart from her handler. Some of that training includes practising nap time. What a lucky girl! While practising her public etiquette on field trips, we have found that sometimes she freezes while...

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Biscuit | September 2021

Biscuit has had a very busy month! He went on a lot of fun training field trips to grocery stores, MEC, IKEA, medical appointments, walking trails and dog parks. Biscuit likes to go wading at Buntzen Lake – up to his ankles only. He even went to Kelowna with his...

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Jules | September 2021

It’s my first time visiting the North 40 dog park. My friend PADS Goose invited me to have a play date there. I had a lot of fun running and playing to a point that I continued to play even though my paws were injured. Mom talked to Medical hooman after she...

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Cashew | September 2021

Cashew is doing great! He loves going on adventures (more about those adventures below). He is great at keeping his composure in his cape and running like a wild man when he’s on an off-leash release! He is still a major cuddler and likes to nap on his raiser...

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Habanero | September 2021

This month we spent most of the time at home. We went for walks, sometimes playing with other dogs; this was the most fun time for me. And I went to the swimming pool to see my sister swimming. A little bit boring for me, cause I needed to stay in a calm down, the...

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Alpine | September 2021

This past month Alpine went on her first road trip. We had to travel to Saskatoon for the weekend, and Alpine did so well. She spent the majority of the weekend in cape, which was something she had not done before. Alpine took everything in stride as she tends to do...

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Olaf | September 2021

I’m feeling much better, but I did NOT like those ear drops! I still loved going for different hikes and spending time at the drive-in! Submitted by: Lisa...

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Almond | September 2021

Okay guys, so this month I became an only child. PADS Anna went to go and train with a new raiser, so I have the undivided attention of the Tall and Short one! This is a good thing as I am feeling extra spunky lately, and my raisers say that I am going through...

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Spark | September 2021

Hey PADS Village – well this “puppy-training” thing keeps getting better and better. This month my hooman took me on one of those big things that fly in the air. And after about 5 hours, we landed and we were somewhere else. It was like magic. I had...

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Meeka | September 2021

Early in September, Meeka moved to the Burnaby campus to get ready for team training. It was sunny and warm when she arrived in the lower mainland, and that weather has now changed: she is getting used to all this rain! Meeka has made many new friends with her happy...

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Bubba | September 2021

Bubba is a big, floppy puppy who loves always to be close to his humans. He gets super excited to meet other people and other dogs. He is great in the house and has finally accepted the cats are the bosses. He loves that the small human always wants to play games with...

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Gilbey | September 2021

Gilbey has begun his advanced training on Vancouver Island. He is adjusting to his new environment and meeting his new roomies Denim and Tweed. He is also getting to know all the volunteers and is fitting in very nicely thus far. Skills being learned: retrieve, body...

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Darlene | September 2021

September was team training month for Darlene. She spent the month learning how to listen to her human and how to apply all the skills she has learned in order to provide assistance and independence. Darlene has completed team training and is now living with her new...

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Denim | September 2021

Denim is getting stronger every day and increasing his endurance in preparation for his career as a wheelchair-pulling dog. We can’t wait to place this superstar! Skills being learned: button, tugging clothing off Recent field trips: mall, fire hall Possible...

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Bruni | September 2021

Bruni has been back to school for a full month. For the most part, she does incredibly well with children and gives them all the love in the world. As we walk down the hall together, you can hear students saying “AW, Bruni!!” and following her around. She...

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Pecan II | September 2021

I tried a new sport this month – paddleboarding! Halo wouldn’t let me sit in the captain’s seat, maybe next time. We have had some very nice hikes. I practiced laying next to the picnic, ignoring the charcuterie & cheese, keeping my tongue to...

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Magic II | September 2021

Magic II has been enjoying trying out different paths. While working together, Ashley noticed that Magic was sometimes quite activated by all of the other action happening in the kennel and on-site. And that Magic couldn’t always practice her calm and get all of the...

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Charm | September 2021

This month Charm has been back to work at school with me. She really likes to spend time with students and knows to sit nicely to be greeted. She struggles with sleeping while at school but is starting to get comfortable sleeping under my desk. On the weekend, we try...

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Pall II | September 2021

Pal loves to walk. We go on long walks twice a day. Sometimes we stop in at our local grocery store, and the staff often comment on how much Pal has grown and how well behaved he is! When we arrive back home, Pal is reluctant to go inside. I guess he’s sad that...

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