The Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS), headquartered in Burnaby, B.C., needs puppy raisers and sitters--30 of them--right away. Can you help? Do you know someone who can?
These loving puppies grow into assistance dogs that help people and change lives. Each litter is named within a theme. Below are (left to right) Pinot, Syrah, Merlot, Grigio, Bacchus, Verdot, Malbec, and Gamay.
"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."
PADS is appealing to us, the wine community in particular, because we are typically helpful and have a knack for "spreading the word."
Watamanuk, Executive Director, PADS