Dogtown Vancouver: Puppy Raisers wanted for PADS!


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Today’s feature in Dogtown Vancouver is about PADS (Pacific Assistance Dogs Society) and they’re looking for Puppy Raisers. Here’s some more info…

Contact person: Laura Watamanuk, Executive Director, PADS.
Background: PADS’ Mission is to Breed, Raise, Train, and Place Assistance Dogs for persons with a physical disability or who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and to support these client/dog teams for the working life of the PADS’ Assistance Dog.
Story: Very cute, nine-week-old puppies need to be raised and trained.
What Does a Puppy Raiser Do?: Puppy raisers look after the first year (10 to 14 months) of a PADS puppy’s training by housing and caring for the dog, and attending weekly training classes and then reinforcing the learning at home. It is a very social and rewarding role and many puppy raisers have been with PADS for years. Puppy raisers get the joy and fun of helping a puppy develop into a working dog that goes on to live in and assist the community where it is so needed.

A Special Appeal to Wine Lovers

Each PADS litter is named after a theme. One of the newest litters is named for wine, so PADS is making a special appeal to the wine community and wine lovers! The puppies pictured here are named:

From left to right: Pinot, Syrah, Merlot, Grigio, Bacchus, Verdot, Malbec, Gamay

Laura is available for any questions at 604-813-1725

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