Canadian Intervention and Assistance Dogs
Canadian Intervention and Assistance Dogs

Message From The Chair

The Canadian Intervention and Assistance Dogs Society (CIAD) is a not-for-profit society that aims to pair first responders with service dogs as part of their healing and treatment plan.

CIAD was formed to help to bridge the gap between the need for high caliber service dogs and the low supply.  We know that to produce a top quality service dog, it takes time and dedication.  CIAD has developed puppy raising and training programs that follow the guidelines for accreditation with Assistance Dogs International (ADI).  We are confident that our first responders will be paired with the right dog who has been trained for the right tasks.

CIAD firmly believes that dogs learn best when they are happy and receive positive reinforcement.  We do not utilize adverse training methods.  It is our goal to become accredited with Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and therefore follow their standards and guidelines in our training and program practices.

We have a strong community of volunteers who make CIAD great–our Board of Directors, communications team, puppy raisers and trainers, fundraising team, office administration support–the dedication of time and talents is truly inspirational!

We welcome you to explore our website and follow us on social media.  For more information on how you can help out, click the contact us tab.



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 141 Hubley Rd
RR 1 • Barss Corner, NS B0R 1A0