Guide Dogs

Guide dogs are highly-trained working animals that help provide mobility, safety and increased independence for people with vision loss.

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Assistance Dogs

An assistance dog is a dog trained to aid or assist a person with a disability. Many are trained by a specific organization, while others are trained by their handler (sometimes with the help of a professional trainer).

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Guide & Assistance Dog Conference

The 11th Guide & Assistance Dog Conference
October 15-17, 2015
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
Burnaby, BC
Contact: secretary@ pawsforindependence.ca

Goals

The main goals of PAWS are to:

  • Facilitate a biennial conference for people who are involved with guide and assistance dogs.

  • Provide education and awareness to members of the public on appropriate ways to assist people with disabilities, especially those who use a working dog.

List of Services

  • Guide & Assistance Dog Conference

  • Our Mission

    To provide resources to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities and facilitate community awareness.

    “I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.” ~Doris Day