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Puppy-training group brings back in-person info sessions

In-person volunteer meetings are back after a hiatus at Burnaby-based PADS, which houses and trains puppies to become assistance dogs.
PADS puppies — a brother and sister duo named Indy and Jones from the Indiana Jones Litter.

In-person volunteer information sessions are back after a hiatus at a Burnaby-based facility that houses puppies and trains them as assistance dogs.

Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS), a group that’s been breeding, raising and training certified assistance dogs that help people with mobility issues or post-traumatic stress disorder for over 35 years is hosting its first in-person spring volunteer info session. It's slated for Saturday, March 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at its Burnaby location (9048 Stormont Ave.).

Anyone — whether just browsing around or hoping to volunteer — is welcome to attend the session.

The session will offer insight on different programs and volunteer opportunities. Guests will be able to tour the facility, meet current volunteers with PADS puppies-in-training, and see a service dog skills demonstration.

"This is a good opportunity for people who love dogs and have been thinking about volunteering with us but do not know where to start," said Meredith Areskoug, marketing and media co-ordinator for PADS. 

Some light refreshments will also be provided. Space is limited, so interested folks are encouraged to RSVP as soon as possible.

Spring Volunteer Info Session 2023

Where: PADS Burnaby (9048 Stormont Ave., Burnaby)

When: Saturday, March 25; 1 to 3 p.m. 

Cost: Free; RSVP here.