Virtual Holiday Giving

Our Goal is simple. . .
To change lives for the better!

~Love Dogs?
~ Believe that Assistance Dogs can change lives?
~Looking for a holiday gift for the person who has everything?

This holiday season
consider a donation to DWW !

Click the donate button and ATB Cares
will process your donation with
NO service fees, 100% going to DWW
and ATB will throw in an extra 15%!

DWW Veena, DWW Knut, DWW Mac (DWW Mac Sponsored by Cloud 9 Stampers)

The SIT Program

DWW Ozzie

DWW Charlie

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Dogs with Wings & Eukanuba are
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sponsored by Paige Stahl

sponsored by Eddy Stahl

DWW Burke

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Welcome to Dogs with Wings

Our goal is simple: to change lives for the better.

We are a leader in the international community of assistance dog training schools. Our mission is to foster integration and independence for individuals with disabilities by providing them with highly trained assistance dogs and aftercare. 

From Our What's New Section

Public Announcement – Covid 19

By Dogs with Wings | March 17, 2020

In light of the rapid developments of the Covid 19 virus, Dogs with Wings will be closed from March 17th to May 4th, 2020. Our staff will be available via email and will be working from home and welcome your emails. To contact a member of our staff, visit our staff directory (https://dogswithwings.ca/about-us/our-team/). We thank … Read more

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Dogs with Wings SIT Program

By Dogs with Wings | February 14, 2020

  Welcome to the Service Dog Introduction Training Program, or as we like to call it – the SIT Program! This four week training seminar teaches you the in’s and out’s of Service Dog training. The program will provide you the opportunity to foster dog(s) in training, learn from professionals and clients in the industry, … Read more

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2020 PawPrints Circle of Caring Campaign

By Dogs with Wings | January 7, 2020

  Left to Right – DWW Romeo (Sponsored by The McCaig Family), DWW Poncho, DWW London, DWW Knut (Sponsored by Laurin Adjusters Ltd.), DWW Pete II (Sponsored by Stahl Peterbilt) and DWW Quinn (Facility Dog)   The annual nutrition costs for DWW are $50,000.  To help cover this annual expenditure DWW is kicking off  the … Read more

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Alberta Sheriff Branch Donates to Dogs with Wings

By Dogs with Wings | October 1, 2019

On Friday, September 20, 2019, DWW was visited by two members of the Alberta Sheriff Branch to drop off a donation from their annual golf tournament and fundraising event! DWW Niko happily accepted the donation, along with Barbara, a DWW Trainer. Thank you so much to the Alberta Sheriff Charity Fund for your generosity, and … Read more

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DWW 2019 PawPrints Circle of Caring Campaign Update

By Dogs with Wings | June 28, 2019

  2019 CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the nutritional needs, health and well-being of our DWW Dogs In-Training!     The annual nutrition costs for DWW are $50,000.  To help cover this annual expenditure we have created the PawPrints Circle of Caring (PPCC) Campaign. With your leadership support of a $1,000 … Read more

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ALCANNA presents The Raise Our Wings Gala

By Dogs with Wings | June 5, 2019

Join us on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in West Edmonton for the 12th Annual Gala Dinner and Auction. Our theme is Black & Gold, to highlight the Black and Yellow Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retriever crosses we train as Assistance Dogs. The event includes Dinner, Raffles, a Live and Silent Auction, Photo … Read more

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Join DWW at the 2019 Shaw Charity Classic

By Dogs with Wings | May 30, 2019

              Dogs with Wings is thrilled to partner with Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink for the annual Shaw Charity Classic.  The PGA Tour Champions event will run from Wednesday, August 28 to Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club in Calgary, Alberta. Stop … Read more

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DWW and Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink Partner for 2019 Campaign

By Dogs with Wings | May 28, 2019

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, Dogs with Wings officially kicked off their 2019 Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK) campaign!  The campaign will run until September 1, 2019.  Mark your calendars for the September long weekend and plan to attend this exciting Pro Golf Tournament.  DWW will once again have a booth in … Read more

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Dogs with Wings 2019 Graduation Celebration

By Dogs with Wings | May 27, 2019

  Dogs with Wings held their annual 2019 Graduation Celebration on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at the Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre.  Another successful year of graduates went across stage, with 15 graduating dogs in total!  A huge shout-out to all of the Volunteers, Sponsors and Donors for your love, generosity, dedication and support … Read more

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DWW 2019 Graduation Ceremony

By Dogs with Wings | April 16, 2019

Come One, Come All! On behalf of Dogs with Wings, you are cordially invited to attend our annual Graduation Ceremony. This is a celebration open to the public with an opportunity to see our Graduating Class of Dogs for 2019. Help us to share in the magic of our dogs crossing the stage and earning … Read more

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"Opening doors. Helping someone dress. Navigating through traffic. It’s all in a day’s work for our dogs." -Dogs with Wings

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Community

Dogs with Wings is responsive to our community, adding programs and services that our clients need. Beginning in 1996, we offered Guide Dogs for the blind and visually impaired. In 2003, we added Service Dogs in response to client demand. In 2007, we added our Autism Service Dog Program, then 1 of only 2 in Canada. Recently, we have placed a variety of Facility and Companion Dogs to our client list.

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Volunteers

We are also tied to our community via our Volunteers who do so much for us. Since 1996, we have had literally hundreds of people assisting by fostering our Dogs-in-Training. Today, Dogs with Wings operates puppy programs in Edmonton, Calgary, and Grande Prairie, with over 250 active Volunteers.

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Collaboration

Through our membership with the Assistance Dogs International, The International Guide Dog Federation, and the Canadian Association of Guide Assistance Dogs Schools, we are taking an active part in the development of our industry, nationally and around the world.

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Serving People

Our organization exists to serve individuals with disabilities. Our clients are valued members of society who want to make a positive impact in their communities. Our job is to empower our clients through our programs to assist them in achieving their dreams and goals.

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In times of difficulty for all, we have chosen to highlight some of the local businesses that support Dogs with Wings! Today we would like to shoutout out Lynsay Mahon - Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator! Lynsay and her company are avid supporters of Dogs with Wings in many different ways! Lynsay has fostered three dogs for us (Heath, Granger, London), sponsored two dogs (Odin, Mac II), is on our gala committee, has organized and hosted fundraisers and events for us, and is an incredible ambassador for Dogs with Wings!

Lynsay runs her own business through Stampin Up! Through her business, she offers many all-inclusive craft kits that are great for families and people who are home, looking for something to do, especially during Covid 19! Browse through some kits here:
www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/202001/all-inclusive-kits?dbwsdemoid=1000525
You can also support Lynsay by placing an order through her online store, and all items are shipped directly to your door making it easy and convenient, and respects social distancing!

Lynsay's Facebook page offers great demonstrations, product highlights, and techniques that are great to watch, especially if you're stuck at home. Check her out at Lynsay Mahon - Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator.

Thank you for your continued support Lynsay, you are an amazing asset to Dogs with Wings!
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In times of difficulty for all, we have chosen to highlight some of the local businesses that support Dogs with Wings! Today we would like to shoutout our friends at Safe & Hound! Safe & Hound donates 10% of all sales to us, and they sell many products including collars, bandanas, beds, and leashes! Most of their inventory is 20% off right now, so while you're stuck at home, shop away and support DWW and this amazing local company!

Shop here: www.safeandhound.ca/
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A message from Doreen, Executive Director: "How is everyone doing? In this time of uncertainly, fear, anxiety, I hope everyone is able to take some time to breathe, move, slow down, and focus on what is really important in your lives. As most of you are probably aware, Dogs with Wings training facility is closed and staff are working from home to support the health of our volunteers, clients, and families. You can imagine how creative we will have to be to train 50 plus dogs remotely, try to breed more puppies, and support clients from all over Alberta/Saskatchewan with ongoing support for their working dogs!

I have had many people reach out asking what we need help with, how can we support you through this? I have thought hard how to best present what we need, and I decided to be completely honest and just respond with our most urgent issues currently.

Schools, community and service organizations, and businesses support us through special events. In the last 2 weeks, 3 of these events have cancelled. Those donations would have totalled $40,000. Bingos and Casinos are closed. We have a group of amazing volunteers that work a monthly Bingo for us, raising around $2,000 per month. This revenue is now gone. We were slated to have a Casino early this summer. Casinos provide us approximately $70,000 - and this is now in jeopardy, most likely postponed to 2021. Our annual Graduation Ceremony, planned for May 24, will have to be cancelled. This was one of our biggest events celebrating our client/dog teams, thanking all the people who helped to make this happen, and the sponsors who supported the training cost of the dogs. We will lose all the media coverage around this, 200 people in attendance, and $50,000 in revenue.

So, being perfectly honest, what we need right now is financial support. If you are able to donate the $20 you saved from filling your gas tank, the $40 you saved from not going to the movies, the $100 you saved missing your Vegas trip and not losing it in a slot machine, the $1,000 you saved from not going to Mexico...go for it!

If you have been on the fence about monthly giving, this might be the time to jump off. Your Monthly donations sustain us throughout the year, not just in times of crisis.

Your donation will allow us to keep feeding the dogs, maintain health and veterinary care of the dogs, maintain the technology to work remotely and support our clients, keep paying our mortgage, and to keep paying our amazing staff team.

We are in the midst of a highly teachable moment. There’s no doubt that this period will be referred to for the rest of our lifetimes. We have a chance to go deep, to broaden our perspectives, and make a difference. Globally, we are all in this together. Thank you everyone who joins us on this journey, and who support us with your time, energy, contacts and funds. Be grateful, have faith. We will get through this!"

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11343 174 Street NW
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