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Final Outcome is Here

Let’s first define success What is the point of raising a PADS puppy? Raising a balanced, engaged dog who changes lives and in the process gets to live their best life. Is this what we mean when we say that a dog ‘made it’? Not really. Let’s ponder that phrase when we next use it […]

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First PADS-iversary

Today marks one year since we welcomed Franz into our home and dived into the world of service dog training. What a year! What a thrill! But most importantly what a learning experience! Becoming the raiser of this adorable little pup has had its challenges but they don’t compare with the benefits and positive impact […]

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Our Family is Expanding By 4 Feet

For those who know me well, you know that fostering has been in my mind for a few years now. It fascinates me what triggers thoughts in one’s mind and the many different “steps” one must go through to finally accept or make do of a new situation! Fostering has been (and still is) a […]

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2014 Gala

Working in the events industry, I am privileged to enjoy many different types of evenings from the social and business dinners to charity and fundraising functions or musical and theatrical performances, educational seminars and sports tournaments. Everyone has their favourite event but mine is attending our community Gala events.  These evenings are always social occasions with […]

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TED2014 Speakers

I am pretty sure many of you still remember the fourth day in February 2013 when we heard that the influential TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference was coming to Vancouver!  What a day and what a treat for those, like me, living in Vancouver. Since the announcement though, we haven’t heard much.  We understand the […]

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