Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Pre-Board Pals is a partnership between The Calgary Airport Authority and Calgary’s Pet Access League Society (PALS) that brings canine and feline pals to the airport to enhance the passenger experience. 

The therapy dogs, with their volunteer side-kicks in tow, will roam the terminal and greet visitors to YYC during peak travel times every Thursday to Sunday. Whether you are having a ruff day or just love pets, we are pawsitive that YYC’s Pre-Board Pals will add a smile to your day.

Although for some therapy animals interaction is not encouraged, the opposite is true with our Pre-Board Pals team!  The therapy dogs are easily identifiable with their red “pet me” vests, white bandanas and human companions.  Please get all the love you need!

If you are interested in volunteering please visit palspets.com

About PALS

PALS is a non-profit organization providing regular pet therapy visits to senior citizens, children, teenagers and adults at over 50 facilities in Calgary including the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, Women’s Emergency Shelter. Through pet therapy, PALS is helping to improve the mental, physical, social and emotional health of the over 31,000 Calgarians every year. For additional information about PALS call 403-250-7257 or visit us online at www.palspets.com.

 

   
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Meet the Pals

Atlas
Name:Atlas
Breed:Rescue
Age:Four
Loves:Cuddles
Tricks:Tricks? I don’t do tricks

Ava
Name: Ava
Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog
Age: Four
Loves: Belly rubs
Tricks: Shake a paw, and speak

Bios
Name: Bios
Breed: Havanese
Age: Eight
Loves: Car rides
Tricks: Play dead (bang)

Clifford
Name: Clifford
Breed: Red Labrador Retriever
Age: Six
Loves: Stuffed animals
Tricks: How to beg

Charlie
Name: Charlie
Breed: Bichon Shih Tzu
Age: Ten
Loves: Ear scratches
Tricks: Roll over

Darby
Name: Darby
Breed: Golden Doodle
Age: Four
Loves: Belly rubs
Tricks: Gives hugs and kisses

Bunny
Name: Bunny
Breed: Sheltie
Age: Six
Loves: Tummy tickles
Tricks: Makes food disappear

Callie
Name: Callie
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: Five
Loves: Her little sister, Bisou
Tricks: Kisses

Tully
Name: Tully
Breed: Wheaton terrier
Age: Four
Loves: Belly rubs, carrots
Tricks: Agility

Dutch
Name: Dutch
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: Six
Loves: All food and people
Tricks: Shake a paw

Ella
Name: Ella
Breed: Bichon Shih Tzu cross
Age: Eight
Loves: Bananas
Tricks: Dancing

Falcor
Name: Falcor
Breed: Cocker Bichon Cross
Age: Eleven
Loves: Being petted
Tricks: Dance and twirl

Finnegan
Name: Finnegan
Breed: Yellow Lab
Age: Six
Loves: Unmaking beds
Tricks: Chewbacca impression

Gabby
Name: Gabby
Breed: Portuguese Water Dog
Age: Eight
Loves: Back scratches
Tricks: Shake-a-paw

Hudson
Name: Hudson
Breed: Mixed
Age: Five
Loves: Animal crackers
Tricks: High five

Angus
Name: Angus McDuff
Breed: West Highland Terrier (Westie)
Born: 2007
Loves: Popcorn and going to work
Tricks: Tricks aren't for me, but I can sit!

Zoe
Name: Zoe
Breed: Retriever Cross
Born: 2014
Loves: Water sports & gardening
Tricks:High fives

Ben
Name: Ben Breed: Chihuahua Born: 2016 Loves: Going for walks Tricks: Double shake-a-paw

Molly
Name: Molly
Breed: Lhasa Apso Poodle
Age: Seven
Loves: Long walks
Tricks: Tricks? Not me!

Miss Moneypenny
Name: Miss Moneypenny
Age: Three
Breed: Rottweiler
Loves: Hiding her toys
Tricks: Keeping 007 in line

Merlot
Name: Merlot
Breed: Lab Cross
Age: Nine
Loves: Ear scratches
Tricks: Sitting up

Sadie
Name: Sadie
Breed: German Shepherd Collie Cross
Age: A lady never tells
Loves: Being told how pretty she is
Tricks: "Pet me until I slide onto my back, now rub my belly"

Takoda
Name: Takoda
Breed: Mixed
Age: Six
Loves: Cats and kids
Tricks: High fives

Steam
Name: Steam
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Age: One
Loves: Belly rubs
Tricks: Turn

Arbutus
Name: Arbutus
Breed: Golden Retriever
Born: 2017
Loves: Giving kisses
Tricks:High-five & dance

Miracle
Name: Miracle
Breed: English Cocker Spaniel
Born:2015
Loves: Playing with cats
Tricks:Finding toys

Tula
Name: Tula
Breed: Black Lab Mix
Year Born: 2015/td>
Loves:The park, cats and hugs
Tricks:high fives

Taz
Name:Taz
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Year Born: 2014
Loves: Treats and belly rubs
Tricks:Gives hugs

Splash
Name: Splash
Breed:Portuguese Water Dog
Year Born:2012
Loves:Being loved
Tricks:Shake a paw and play dead

Frankie
Name: Frankie
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
Year Born: 2016
Loves: Playing with her BFF Moneypenny
Tricks:Spin

Morgana
Name: Morgana
Breed:Labrador Retriever
Year Born: 2010
Loves: Calgary off-leash parks
Tricks:Understands Spanish

Carly
Name: Carly
Breed: German Shepherd Cross
Year Born:2001
Loves:Pets
Tricks:Sit/Stay

Tina
Name:Tina
Breed:Akita
Year Born: 2011
Loves:Snuggles and naps
Tricks:Stepping on your toes when dancing!

Tora
Name: Tora
Breed: Rotweiler Cross
Born:2009
Loves: Swimming
Tricks:Giving kisses

Tomi
Name: Tomi
Breed: Shepherd Heeler
Age: Eight
Loves: Food
Tricks: Dance

Murphy
Name: Murphy
Breed: English Lab
Year Born: 2012
Loves: Water fights
Tricks: Fist pump

Trixie
Name: Trixie
Breed: American Cocker Spaniel
Born: Born 2009
Loves: Finding popcorn on the floor
Tricks:"Vacuuming"

MAC
Name: MAC
Breed:Bernese Mountain Dog
Year Born: 2010
Loves:Food
Tricks:Posting on his instagram account! @thebearbrothersmacandbodie

Lizzie
Name: Lizzie
Breed:Princess
Year Born: You first!
Loves:Me, myself and my mom
Tricks:"Share the hair"

Murray
Name: Murray
Breed:Chocolate Lab
Year Born: 2010
Loves:Balls
Tricks:Stealing TV remote to trade for treats!

Bella
Name: Bella
Breed: Shi Tzu of Undetermined Origin
Year Born: 2013
Loves:Squeaky toys
Tricks: Sitting

Expo
Name: Expo
Breed: Labradoodle
Year Born: 2009
Loves: Camping
Tricks: Plays soccer

Wyatt
Name: Wyatt
Breed: Alaskan Malamute Mix
Year Born: 2009
Loves: Belly rubs & off-leash parks
Tricks: "Talks" to your

Darwin
Name: Darwin
Breed: Golden Retriever
Year Born: 2017/td>
Loves:Belly rubs
Tricks:Balancing on a bosu

Wooly
Name: Wooly
Breed: Wheaton terrier
Age: Six
Loves: All food
Tricks: Shake a Paw