Tune-in-tuesday

Tune in weekly to catch up with some of the wonderful members of the PADS community. We have hosted puppies as small as a few days and as old as 11 year old working dog Newton. See our list of upcoming guests below or check out our recordings of past Pawcasts to see some of the past teams talk about the incredible work that they do.

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Upcoming guests

Meet Lisa and Emma

Meet Lisa and Emma

Join us on May 31st at 1:00 pm PST as we chat with our Advanced Trainers, Emma and Lisa. They will be joining us to talk about adventures in their world at PADS!

Past Pawcasts

Meet Dorothy & Kevin

Meet Dorothy & Kevin

Tune in this Tuesday, May 17 at 1:00 PM PST to hear from our Calgary-based volunteer Breeder Caretakers Dorothy & Kevin! They are currently caring for the Camper Van litter. Come for the tiny puppies, and stay to learn more about the amazing and dedicated volunteers who nurture our puppies from their very first moments!

Meet Emily

Meet Emily

Tune in this Tuesday April 19 at 1:00 PM PST to hear from Puppy-Raiser Emily Nelson!   Emily started volunteering with PADS in 2013 to fulfill a middle school Pay-it-Forward project.   She continued to help PADS every chance she got until 2018, when she was finally...

Meet Alex

Meet Alex

We are so pleased to annouce that BC Distilled is back after a long 2 years and it seems only fitting that it is one of our very first events back in person. Join us April 5th at 1:00 PM PST to chat with Alex Hamer- the man behind the event- to learn more about his...

Laurie & Lennon

Laurie & Lennon

Lennon and Laurie have been on a wonderful journey for the past 5 years as an Acreddited Facility Dog Team. Lennon has worked at two middle schools and continues to put his cape on every morning with a spring in his step.  Laurie and Lennon both enjoy hiking on their...

Murray and Tony

Murray and Tony

Join us January 25th as we catch up with Murray and Tony! Tony works at the Customized Learning Centre, a small high school alternate program in Coquitlam School District.  Tony spends his day with Murray (handler) or Dannielle, Youth Worker (trained co-handler),...

Celebrating 35 Years

Celebrating 35 Years

Tune in on February 22nd at 1:00 PM PST to hear how PADS has grown over the past 35 years and hear where we're headed! We'll be joined by two very special guests: PADS Executive Director  Laura Watamanuk and Past Board Chair Marga Vogel. We look forward to hearing...

Meet Campus Canines

Meet Campus Canines

Join us as we chat with Alina, PADS Puppy-Raiser and the president of Campus Canines!   Alina is a 4th-year student at UBC studying Biology and Puppy-Raiser to 10-month-old PADS Fleetwood. "I've had a passion for dogs for as long as I can remember, as well as a...

Lindsey & Iroko

Lindsey & Iroko

Join us on January 11th at 1:00 pm PST as we catch up with Lindsey and her Service Dog Iroko Lindsey describes Iroko as loyal attentive and strong. "He is a high energy dog who pushes me to bring my level to his. He helps me pick up everything I drop and I drop lots!...

Fern and Bellatrix

Fern and Bellatrix

Meet Fern and Bellatrix   Fern and Bella have been a service dog team for 8 years. Fern often tells people about the amazing impact of Bella on her quality of life. Read on to learn more about their remakable partnership and Join us tuesday Dec. 14th at 1:00 PM...

Cindy & Mallee

Cindy & Mallee

Meet Mallee and Cindy  Cindy and Mallee are one of our graduate Teams of 2021! This dynamic duo will be joining us on December 21st to share about how their partnership is growing every day. “ My life has changed in more ways than I ever could have expected by...

Thank you Movers

Thank you Movers

We are so grateful to our entire community for your amazing commitment and dedication to PADS throughout our 2021 MOVE for PADS Campaign. To thank you all we had a fabulous panel of clients joining us on the last day of MOVE August 31, to share about just how...

Valentine and Pups

Valentine and Pups

Join Us Tuesday July 24th at 1:00 PM to meet Valentine and her #Tokyo2020CanadianOlympicMedallistsLitter!  Important Contest Announcement: Video chat is wonderful but did you know you could win some real life, actual puppy breathe, puppy cuddles? Want to meet these...

Justice Facility Dogs Canada

Justice Facility Dogs Canada

Click the video below to listen to our conversation with Kim Gramlich, partner to legendary (now retired) PADS Caber and now PADS Puma. Kim is one of the founders of Justice Facility Dogs Canada and is joining us to share about the role that Accredited Facility Dogs...

Rachel and Charm

Rachel and Charm

Meet Rachel and Charm! Join us on Tuesday July 27th at 1:00 pm to learn all about how Rachel has balanced raising Charm and teaching all at once! We sure think she's a "charmer" but we can't wait to hear all about how she wiggled her way into the hearts of all she...

Meet Suzanne

Meet Suzanne

Team #TrailsWithTails is back at it again with a goal of raising $3,000 for PADS. Team Captain Suzanne says "I had a great time participating in the MOVE event last year and seeing our team come together virtually to cheer each other on as we were not able to meet in...

Meet Maddy and Mack

Meet Maddy and Mack

Join us July 13th at 1:00 PM pst. as we chat with our new friends Maddy and Mack who were seen around campus in June filming a documentary all about Juliet and PADS Stark! Click the link below to register to learn more about their connection to PADS and the incredible...

Meet Catherine and Boywer

Meet Catherine and Boywer

Meet Dr. Catherine McLaughlin and PADS Accredited Facility Dog Bowyer. Catherine is a psychologist and Bowyer works alongside her with his magic blend of love and calm. Catherine is an important member of our applicant services team, supporting both our application...

Meet Michelle

Meet Michelle

Click the video below to learn about a new Vancouver Police Department (VPD) initiative which includes adding another PADS Dog to their team. This new program focuses on promoting staff wellness by providing support to police officers as they do their important work....

PADS PTSD Program

PADS PTSD Program

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) awareness Month. PTSD is a mental health disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. It is estimated that 9.2% of Canadians live with PTSD everyday. The PADS PTSD program trains...

Stormy and Brite 2021

Stormy and Brite 2021

Join us June 8th 1:00 PM PST as we catch up with Client Stormy and her Service Dog Brite!   This incredible team has been matched for a little over a year and are very excited to share with us what they have learned about working as a team.

Brad and Sandy

Brad and Sandy

Join us on May 25th at a special time 12:30 PST to meet 3rd time PADS client Brad McCannell! Brad is currently partner to PADS Service Dog Sandy, his third PADS dog, but previously shared life with PADS Chip and PADS Montana. Brad is also the Vice President of Access...

Meet The Cheese Litter!

Meet The Cheese Litter!

Join on May 11th at 1 PM PST ( 12 PM PST) to meet the PADS Cheese Litter and their wonderful Breeder Caretakers Robin and Ty. Robin and Ty are long-time breeder caretakers in Calgary who have whelped six litters in their home and puppy-raised nine Puppies for PADS....

Meet Felicity

Meet Felicity

Tune in on Tuesday May 18th at 1:00 PM PST to meet one of our youngest Breeder Caretakers Felicity Beech. Along with mom Krista and the rest of the Beech Family, Felicity has helped rear a whopping 16 litters of PADS puppies! Join us to hear the unique perspective of...

Hot Peppers Litter

Hot Peppers Litter

Join us May 4th to meet PADS Posy's Hot Peppers! These pups will be turning 6 weeks and are ready for their close-ups!

English Shires Litter Update

English Shires Litter Update

The Shires are back!   Click the link below to register to join us this Tuesday, April 27th to see how much the English Shires litter has grown.  

Cathy, Shawn & Greco

Cathy, Shawn & Greco

Cathy and Shawn have been involved with PADS since 2000, raising PADS Riley, Dylan, Gypsy and Breeze in succession. They stepped back from puppy raising when they adopted Dylan however, they came back to puppy raising in 2016 to raise Vader, Iroko and now Greco. In...

PADS Prank Litter.

PADS Prank Litter.

Tune in to meet Nav's first litter, the PADS Prank Litter. Click the video to watch our conversation with breeder caretaker and PADS Breeding Manager Jackie Clarke to see how these pups are doing!.