PADS exists to breed, raise, train and place Assistance Dogs for people with disabilities and to support those client/dog teams for the w...
PADS exists to breed, raise, train and place Assistance Dogs for people with disabilities and to support those client/dog teams for the working life of the Assistance Dog. We provide 3 types of Assistance Dogs 1. Service Dogs for people with physical disabilities 2. Hearing Dogs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing 3. Canine Assisted Intervention Dogs (CAI) who work with professional handlers in therapeutic and educational capacities in a variety of settings including children's hospitals and hospices, seniors homes, physiotherapy, educational facilities and victims' services. PADS also places VIP—Very Important Pets—to families with children who have disabilities. PADS receives little government funding and depends on the generous support from individual and corporate donors to continue its success.