Pre-Board Pals is a partnership between The Calgary Airport Authority and Calgary’s Pet Access League Society (PALS) that brings canine 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 Saturday. Whether you are having a ruff day or just love dogs, 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.

 

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)
Charlie
Name: Charlie
Breed: Bichon Shih Tzu
Age: Ten
Loves: Ear scratches
Tricks: Roll over
Clifford
Name: Clifford
Breed: Red Labrador Retriever
Age: Six
Loves: Stuffed animals
Tricks: How to beg
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
Cardhu
Name: Cardhu
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: Six
Loves: Yogurt and Kleenex
Tricks: Shake-a-paw
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
Maddy
Name: Maddy
Breed: Shepherd Cross
Age: Three
Loves: His sisters Miko & Dani
Tricks: Singing
Mandy
Name: Mandy
Breed: Mixed Mexican Rescue
Age: Six
Loves: Stealing Socks
Tricks: Paw, other paw & high five
Splash
Name: Splash
Breed: Portuguese Water Dog
Year Born: 2012
Loves:Being loved
Tricks: Shake a paw and play dead
Expo
Name: Expo
Breed: Labradoodle
Year Born: 2009
Loves: Camping
Tricks: Plays soccer
Murphy
Name: Murphy
Breed: English Lab
Year Born: 2012
Loves: Water fights
Tricks: Fist pump
Tomi
Name: Tomi
Breed: Shepherd Heeler
Age: Eight
Loves: Food
Tricks: Dance
Vinny
Name: Vinny
Breed: English Bulldog
Age: Four
Loves: Attention
Tricks: Shake-a-paw
Summer
Name: Summer
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: Five
Loves: Squeaky toys
Tricks: Being pretty
Carly
Name: Carly
Breed: German Shepherd Cross
Year Born:2001
Loves:Pets
Tricks:Sit/Stay
Merlot
Name: Merlot
Breed: Lab Cross
Age: Nine
Loves: Ear scratches
Tricks: Sitting up
Lizzie
Name: Lizzie
Breed:Princess
Year Born: You first!
Loves:Me, myself and my mom
Tricks:"Share the hair"
Bella
Name: Bella
Breed: Shi Tzu of Undetermined Origin
Year Born: 2013
Loves:Squeaky toys
Tricks: Sitting
Tina
Name:Tina
Breed:Akita
Year Born: 2011
Loves:Snuggles and naps
Tricks:Stepping on your toes when dancing!
Tully
Name: Tully
Breed: Wheaton terrier
Age: Four
Loves: Belly rubs, carrots
Tricks: Agility
Simon
Name: Simon
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: Five
Loves: Cucumbers
Tricks: One paw, other paw
Takoda
Name: Takoda
Breed: Mixed
Age: Six
Loves: Cats and kids
Tricks: High fives
Frankie
Name: Frankie
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
Year Born: 2016
Loves: Playing with her BFF Moneypenny
Tricks:Spin
Molly
Name: Molly
Breed: Lhasa Apso Poodle
Age: Seven
Loves: Long walks
Tricks: Tricks? Not me!
MAC
Name: MAC
Breed:Bernese Mountain Dog
Year Born: 2010
Loves:Food
Tricks:Posting on his instagram account! @thebearbrothersmacandbodie
Gixxer
Name: Gixxer
Breed: Great Dane
Year Born: 2013
Loves: Chasing a ball & cheese
Tricks:High-fiving
Morgana
Name: Morgana
Breed:Labrador Retriever
Year Born: 2010
Loves: Calgary off-leash parks
Tricks:Understands Spanish
Wooly
Name: Wooly
Breed: Wheaton terrier
Age: Six
Loves: All food
Tricks: Shake a Paw
Cardhu
Name: Cardhu
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: Six
Loves: Yogurt and Kleenex
Tricks: Shake-a-paw
Taz
Name:Taz
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Year Born: 2014
Loves: Treats and belly rubs
Tricks:Gives hugs
Miss Moneypenny
Name: Miss Moneypenny
Age: Three
Breed: Rottweiler
Loves: Hiding her toys
Tricks: Keeping 007 in line
Wyatt
Name: Wyatt
Breed: Alaskan Malamute Mix
Year Born: 2009
Loves: Belly rubs & off-leash parks
Tricks: "Talks" to your
Marlee
Name: Marlee
Breed: Boxer Bernese
Year Born: 2009
Loves:Dentastix
Tricks: Keep away with shoes
Steam
Name: Steam
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Age: One
Loves: Belly rubs
Tricks: Turn
Olive
Name: Olive
Breed: English Bulldog
Age: Eight
Loves: Naps and eating
Tricks: Shake-a-paw
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"
Darwin
Name: Darwin
Breed: Golden Retriever
Year Born: 2017/td>
Loves:Belly rubs
Tricks:Balancing on a bosu