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Pre-Board Pals

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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 Wednesday to Sunday. 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 the PALS website.   

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 our website

 

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Atlas
Name:Atlas
Breed:Rescue
Born:2012
Loves:Cuddles
Tricks:Tricks? I don’t do tricks
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Ava
Name: Ava
Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog
Born: 2012
Loves: Belly rubs
Tricks: Shake a paw, and speak
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Bios
Name: Bios
Breed: Havanese
Born: 2009t
Loves: Car rides
Tricks: Play dead (bang)
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Charlie
Name: Charlie
Breed: Bichon Shih Tzu
Born: 2006
Loves: Ear scratches
Tricks: Roll over
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Clifford
Name: Clifford
Breed: Red Labrador Retriever
Born: 2009
Loves: Stuffed animals
Tricks: How to beg
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Darby
Name: Darby
Breed: Golden Doodle
Born: 2014
Loves: Belly rubs
Tricks: Gives hugs and kisses
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Bunny
Name: Bunny
Breed: Sheltie
Age: Six
Loves: Tummy tickles
Tricks: Makes food disappear
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Callie
Name: Callie
Breed: Golden Retriever
Born: 2013
Loves: Her little sister, Bisou
Tricks: Kisses
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Finnegan
Name: Finnegan
Breed: Yellow Lab
Born: 2010
Loves: Unmaking beds
Tricks: Chewbacca impression
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Gabby
Name: Gabby
Breed: Portuguese Water Dog
Born: 2009
Loves: Back scratches
Tricks: Shake-a-paw
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Ella
Name: Ella
Breed: Bichon Shih Tzu cross
Age: Eight
Loves: Bananas
Tricks: Dancing
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Splash
Name: Splash
Breed: Portuguese Water Dog
Year Born: 2012
Loves:Being loved
Tricks: Shake a paw and play dead
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Expo
Name: Expo
Breed: Labradoodle
Born: 2009
Loves: Camping
Tricks: Plays soccer
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Merlot
Name: Merlot
Breed: Lab Cross
Born: 2010
Loves: Ear scratches
Tricks: Sitting up
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MAC
Name: Mac
Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog
Born: 2010
Loves: Food
Tricks: Posting on his instagram account
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Miss Moneypenny
Name: Miss Moneypenny
Born: 2014
Breed: Rottweiler
Loves: Hiding her toys
Tricks: Keeping 007 in line
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Murphy
Name: Murphy
Breed: English Lab
Born: 2012
Loves: Water fights
Tricks: Fist pump
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Carly
Name: Carly
Breed: German Shepherd Cross
Born:2001
Loves:Pets
Tricks:Sit/Stay
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Takoda
Name: Takoda
Breed: Mixed
Born: 2012
Loves: Cats and kids
Tricks: High fives
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Darwin
Name: Darwin
Breed: Golden Retriever
Born: 2017
Loves:Belly rubs
Tricks:Balancing on a bosu
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Arbutus
Name: Arbutus
Breed: Golden Retriever
Born: 2017
Loves: Giving kisses
Tricks:High five & dance
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Charlie
Name: Charlie
Breed: Golden Doodle
Born: 2010
Loves: People, bread, candy suckers
Tricks: Speak, shake-a-paw, and crawl
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Harvey
Name: Harvey
Breed: Border Collie Retriever
Born: 2007
Loves: Playing Fetch
Tricks: High Five
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Tora
Name: Tora
Breed: Rottweiler Cross
Born: 2009
Loves: Swimming
Tricks: Giving kisses
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Zoe
Name: Zoe
Breed: Retriever Cross
Born: 2014
Loves: Water sports & gardening
Tricks: High fives
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Bella
Name: Bella
Breed: Shi Tzu of Undetermined Origin
Born: 2013
Loves:Squeaky toys
Tricks: Sitting
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Tina
Name:Tina
Breed:Akita
Born: 2011
Loves:Snuggles and naps
Tricks:Stepping on your toes when dancing!
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Tully
Name: Tully
Breed: Wheaton terrier
Born: 2013
Loves: Belly rubs, carrots
Tricks: Agility
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Frankie
Name: Frankie
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
Born: 2016
Loves: Playing with her BFF Moneypenny
Tricks:Spin
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Ben
Name: Ben
Breed: Chihuahua
Born: 2016
Loves: Going for walks
Tricks: Double shake-a-paw and speak
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Digby
Name: Digby
Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog
Born: 2012
Loves: Cuddles & food
Tricks: Shake a paw, and speak
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Tula
Name: Tula
Breed: Black Lab Mix
Born: 2015
Loves: The park, cats and hugs
Tricks: High fives
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Koda
Name: Koda
Breed: Karelian Bear Dog
Born: 2016
Loves: Chasing squirrels
Tricks: High-five
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Morgana
Name: Morgana
Breed:Labrador Retriever
Born: 2010
Loves: Calgary off-leash parks
Tricks:Understands Spanish
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Wooly
Name: Wooly
Breed: Wheaton terrier
Born: 2010
Loves: All food
Tricks: Shake a Paw
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Taz
Name:Taz
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Born: 2014
Loves: Treats and belly rubs
Tricks:Gives hugs
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Angus
Name: Angus McDuff
Breed:West Highland Terrier
Born: 2007
Loves:Popcorn and going to work
Tricks:Tricks aren’t for me, but I can sit!
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Bisou
Name: Bisou
Breed: Portuguese Podengo
Born: 2015
Loves: Running like the wind
Tricks: Weave and paws upk
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Fergie
Name: Fergie
Breed: Fox Red Labrador Retriever
Born: 2017
Loves: Nose kisses & belly rubs
Tricks: Knuckles & rollover
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Doc
Name: Doc
Breed: Komondor
Born: 2014
Loves: His couch
Tricks: Smiling
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Trixie
Name: Trixie
Breed: American Cocker Spaniel
Born: 2009
Loves: Finding popcorn on the floor
Tricks: “Vacuuming”
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Wyatt
Name: Wyatt
Breed: Alaskan Malamute Mix
Born: 2009
Loves: Belly rubs & off-leash parks
Tricks: "Talks" to your
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Steam
Name: Steam
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Born: 2016
Loves: Belly rubs
Tricks: Turn
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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"
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Bodie
Name: Bodie
Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog
Born: 2015
Loves: Everyone
Tricks: Posting on his Instagramk
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Brinn
Name: Brinn
Breed: Labrador cross
Born: 2012
Loves: Cuddling
Tricks: Sit, lie down, shake-a-paw
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Fergus
Name: Fergus Mackenzie
Breed: Sheepadoodle
Born: 2016
Loves: chin Scratches
Tricks: Bowing
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Miracle
Name: Miracle
Breed: English Cockerspaniel
Born: 2015
Loves: Playing with cats
Tricks: Finding toys
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Murray
Name: Murray
Breed: Chocolate Lab
Born: 2010
Loves: Balls
Tricks: Stealing TV remote to trade for treats!