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PADS seeks puppy foster homes

Pacific Assistance Dogs Society is seeking foster homes for their puppies, just in time for people wanting a cuddle after Valentine's Day.

The Burnaby-based group trains service dogs to assist people with disabilities other than blindness. It has eight puppies currently needing temporary homes and more are on the way.

Puppy-raisers help train the dogs in socialization and basic manners before they embark on their service-dog training regimen. The dogs live in their foster homes for about a year and accompany their puppy-raisers everywhere they go, including work and school.

“It’s a big commitment but while it might be a 24/7 kind of job, I love every minute of it," said puppy-raiser Tara Dong. "I get to put my love of dogs to good use, and make a life-changing difference for someone with a physical disability.”

Info: 604-527-0556.

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