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Assistance Dogs

Provided by: Pacific Assistance Dogs Society

Service Description

Breeds, raises and trains fully certified assistance dogs. Service (mobility & PTSD) and hearing dogs provide life-changing independence to those with physical disabilities other than blindness.

  • Service Dogs
    • Trained to do taske such as: open and close doors, turn lights on and off, retrieve a telephone or other objects, pick up dropped objects (like a bank card or keys), pull manual wheelchairs, carry items like groceries, retrieve medication and provide balance and stability to clients with mobility issues.
  • PTSD Service Dogs
    • Trained to support first responders and veterans with C-PTSD or PTSD.  Trained to facilitate wellness and social re-integration in a variety of ways.  Provide important physical, calming and grounding skills.  Selected for their awareness and positive response to human emotions such as stress, anxiety ad fear.
  • Hearing Dogs
    • Trained to alert ther partner to a variety of sounds such as: knocking on the door, doorbells, ringing telephones, timers and smoke alarms.  Trained to alert their partner to what is causing rhe sound by physically touching the person with their paw or nose.
  • Facility Dogs
    • Assist community care professionals where there would be physical, social or emotional improvement with the addition of a dog and its specially trained dog-handler team.  May work with groups or individuals of any age.  There are specific goals with the dog’s involvement, and the process is documented and evaluated.
  • VIP Dogs
    • Very special, well-trained dogs that were not suitable for working with a client in public.  Dog can be placed as a pet with a child or adult who has a disability.  Dogs do not have any public access or special skills training, they are young adult dogs that they believe will be an asset to somebody with a disability looking for the companionship and love a dog can provide.  IT is understood that while many parents of a disabled child would love to have a pet for their child, the time and effort it takes to train and socialize a dog enough for it to be safe around the child is not always doable.


Individuals with a physical disability or hearing loss, first responders or veterans living with PTSD

Application Process

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Documents Required

Expression of Interest Form, Application Form, form from doctor to better understand your needs, personal statement, reference letter from someone who knows you well.


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Fax: 604-527-0558

Toll-Free: 1-877-292-1765

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00

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Mailing Address

9048 Stormont Avenue
Burnaby BC  V3N 4G6

Location Info

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00

Fax: 604-527-0558

Toll-Free: 1-877-292-1765



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