Client Stories

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  • Sam and Ebony

    Sam and EbonyWhether at Sam’s office at Alberta Environment and Parks, working on the acreage, or out on a bowhunting adventure, Sam and DWW Ebony are never seen apart. Ebony has not only enhanced Sam’s life, she’s saved it.
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  • Emily, Seymour, & More

    Emily and SeymourEmily had her first successful trip to the mall in Medicine Hat while team training with DWW Seymour and trainer Maria. “First introduction to tether and handle couldn’t have gone better”, said Nicole about her son Lukas and DWW Lacey of Fort McMurray.
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  • Kathy & Peter

    Volunteers Kathy and PeterPeter is semi-retired and Kathy is about to retire. They live with one adult son, their 12 year old 'keeper' dog, and every year for the past nine, a Dogs with Wings foster puppy.
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  • Kathie & Merlin

    Kathie and MerlinIf you can’t imagine the feeling of looking out your window and seeing the bright sunshine, knowing that your body is no longer capable of going for a walk, count yourself lucky. Kathie McDonald lived like that for years.
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  • Ambassador Ben

    Ben and KodaSince receiving his service dog Koda in May of 2013, Ben has been promoting Dogs with Wings and the benefits of having a service dog whenever he can.
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  • Jasper Welcomes Uri

    Bella and UriWhen Isabella welcomed home her new life companion, DWW Uri, in October 2015, her community was ready and waiting. Hjalmar and Connie, Bella’s parents, have lived in Jasper for the past 30 years.
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  • Fletcher & Ringo

    RingoThe roles of Fletcher and Ringo are very different from the average assistance dog. Although they each have a primary handler, they create bonds with many diverse people over the course of a day.
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  • A Man on a Mission

    Mike HamblyBeing a farmer, rancher, welder, and mechanic, Mike put his hands and his back into any job that came his way. In 1994, when an auto accident took his sight and left him in a wheelchair, he didn’t slow down, he just changed his perspective.
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  • Kasper & Alex in Bragg Creek

    Alex and KasperAlex is a determined young woman with huge plans for the future, and DWW Kasper is helping her get there.
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  • Megen & Flash

    Megen and FlashWhen people walk into their local home supply store, they ask for Megen. She has been an associate learning her trade there for seven years. Her job got a whole lot better, and easier, five years ago when DWW Flash joined her on the sales floor.
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  • Carly's Performing Partner

    Carly and OakleyCarly is no stranger to the stage. She has been performing theater in Edmonton for several years and spends her days working at the Citadel Theatre. Now, like Lucy and Desi, Fred and Ginger, or Bogart and Bacall, Carly has found her performing partner.
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  • Charlie Lends a Helping Paw

    CharlieAlberta Committee for Citizens with Disabilities (ACCD) member Larry Pempeit first met Charlie, his service dog, during the second week of December 2007. Since that time, Larry says his life has changed "big time."
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  • Ivory, Teacher's Assistant

    "As an individual whom has worked with children and adults with special needs for the last ten years, I am well aware of the various challenges they face."
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  • Amanda & Cessco

    Amanda and CesscoHello Elisa: Amanda is 19 years old and a Grade 12 student at St. Albert Catholic High School in a special program for learning disabled students. Amanda has Prader Willis Syndrome and severe global developmental delay.
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  • Tristan & Nashville

    Nashville and Tristan DisneylandHi Elisa: We took a family vacation to Disneyland this past week and we just cannot thank Dogs with Wings enough for how helpful Nashville was for the entire vacation.
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"Before my son got his assistance dog, people only saw his disability and turned away."

"Now, they see a boy and his dog, and often smile and come over to comment or ask him questions about his dog."

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