In 1998, Sadey Guy founded PATS.
As a child, Sadey would take her dogs and rabbits to visit the residents at the seniors’ home her family ran. It was only natural that years later, after retiring from a career in nursing, she set out to start the first pet therapy association on Vancouver Island.
Sadey worked tirelessly to establish PATS as a well-organized and respected registered charity with a deep commitment to ensuring clients get the most out of their pet therapy experience. Over more than 30 years, countless clients have benefited from visits with our pets, which have included llamas, miniature horses, cats, rabbits and, of course, dogs.
Though she died in 2015, Sadey is still recognized for her significant contributions to the community. Her history of service and connection is what drives PATS as we evolve to meet the needs of our community today.
Today, PATS volunteers remain true to Sadey’s original intent, bringing comfort and healing to those we visit.