Media Resources


11/15/2017“Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs) Joins With University of Wisconsin River Falls to Train Service Dogs”
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07/26/2017“Petco Foundation Invests in Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs’ (PawPADs) Life-Changing Work Supporting Service Dogs – Grant of $25,000 will extend efforts to help pets and people”
Accompanying Photo: Neeco

09/05/2016“PawPADs In Mongolia by U.S. Embassy to Share Benefits of Assistance Dogs for Persons with Disabilities”
Accompanying HR Photo: Victory in Mongolia

03/04/2016“Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs) Receives Multiple Honors”
Accompanying HR Photo: Linda Ball and Service Dog

Meeting Planners:

To make a request for a live presentation, please email us.

Our Founder and Executive Director, Linda Ball is available for a limited number of live presentations each year.

Since PawPADs was founded, we’ve help create a treasure of inspiring, heart-warming stories.  Linda is a keen storyteller and her education, experiences, and devotion has resulted in a Service Dog organization unlike most others you’ve heard about!

If you’d like Linda or a representative of PawPADs to take part in meeting as a demonstration, trainer, facilitator, or other expert participant, below is some appropriate information to help you out.

Linda’s program is ideal for an audience at any service club organization meeting, relevant higher education class, or educational conference. Participants can hear about the history of PawPADs and the motivation behind the beginning of this amazing organization, learn about the rights and responsibilities of service dog partners and the laws that affect them, and listen to the stories about the life-altering impact this organization has made in the lives of persons with disabilities,  wounded warriors, inmates, students, and diabetics. They can meet one of our service dogs and discover the amazing tasks and skills that lie inside them.

About Linda
  • B.A. Speech Communications (University of Minnesota)
  • M.Ed. Experiential Education (University of Minnesota)
  • A.S. Assistance Dog Education (Bergin University of Canine Studies)
  • m-MBA, Nonprofit Management (University of St. Thomas)
  • Formerly the Regional Director, GOAL Ireland (an International Aid Organization), in Bosnia, Kosovo and Central America.
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Mongolia ’93-’95, and author of the first Mongolian Sign – Language dictionary.
  • Presidents “Call To Service” Lifetime Volunteer Service Award.
  • Four times trans-continental crossing of the United States by bicycle – raising donations and awareness for cancer research and the Susan G. Komen foundation, the world’s largest breast cancer organization.
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Will you “certify” my pet dog, so I can take it on the plane or into a hotel with me?
No. It’s illegal to falsely misrepresent that your pet or other animal is a service animal. Pets are not service animals and neither are emotional support animals. Learn more here