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Kathy Burgess has donated two pups to PADS is a charitable, non-profit organization located in Burnaby, B.C. and serving people in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. PADS’ mission is to raise and train dogs for people who are facing the daily challenges of life with a disability other than blindness, in order to provide a greater level of independence and an enhanced quality of life. PADS was established in 1987 with the goal of training hearing dogs for the deaf and hearing impaired, and in 1990 added service dogs for the physically challenged, and later facility therapy dogs to the types of assistance dogs it trains. PADS is a member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI - http://www.assistancedogsinternational.org/) and in 2003 became one of the first six schools accredited by ADI. Chase is currently in a puppy-raising home in Calgary, Alberta, where he is undergoing the puppy-raising section of his hearing dog training. Once fully trained, at about 18 months of age, Chase will be placed with a deaf or hearing impaired individual in Western Canada. His job will be to alert his partner to sounds in the home and outside that hearing people take for granted - the sound of the alarm clock, the baby crying, the doorbell, the telephone, the sound of something being dropped, the sound of changing traffic or approaching sirens and other such sounds. The hearing dog also provides the added benefit of identifying their partner as someone with an invisible disability, which can lead to greater understanding and patience on behalf of the public. UPDATE - June 2006 Chase has graduated as a hearing dog!  Chase has already been of service to his new owner when he alerted her to her young son crying in the yard. Chase was bred and donated by Kathy Burgess PADS has six full-time employees. PADS does not receive any government funding. They rely completely on donations from individuals, service clubs, employee charitable funds, corporations, businesses and their own fundraising events. Contact PADS 9048 Stormont Ave Burnaby, BC Canada V3N 4G6 Phone 604.527.0556 Fax 604.527.0558 (TDD/TTY) Website:    www.pads.ca
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Kathy Burgess has donated two pups to PADS is a charitable, non-profit organization located in Burnaby, B.C. and serving people in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. PADS’ mission is to raise and train dogs for people who are facing the daily challenges of life with a disability other than blindness, in order to provide a greater level of independence and an enhanced quality of life. PADS was established in 1987 with the goal of training hearing dogs for the deaf and hearing impaired, and in 1990 added service dogs for the physically challenged, and later facility therapy dogs to the types of assistance dogs it trains. PADS is a member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI - http://www.assistancedogsinternational.org/) and in 2003 became one of the first six schools accredited by ADI. Chase is currently in a puppy- raising home in Calgary, Alberta, where he is undergoing the puppy- raising section of his hearing dog training. Once fully trained, at about 18 months of age, Chase will be placed with a deaf or hearing impaired individual in Western Canada. His job will be to alert his partner to sounds in the home and outside that hearing people take for granted - the sound of the alarm clock, the baby crying, the doorbell, the telephone, the sound of something being dropped, the sound of changing traffic or approaching sirens and other such sounds. The hearing dog also provides the added benefit of identifying their partner as someone with an invisible disability, which can lead to greater understanding and patience on behalf of the public. UPDATE - June 2006 Chase has graduated as a hearing dog!  Chase has already been of service to his new owner when he alerted her to her young son crying in the yard. Chase was bred and donated by Kathy Burgess PADS has six full-time employees. PADS does not receive any government funding. They rely completely on donations from individuals, service clubs, employee charitable funds, corporations, businesses and their own fundraising events. Contact PADS 9048 Stormont Ave Burnaby, BC Canada V3N 4G6 Phone 604.527.0556 Fax 604.527.0558 (TDD/TTY) Website:    www.pads.ca