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
Doreen Slessor, Executive Director, Elisa Irlam, DWW Co-Founder & DWW Jagg (Sponsored by United Construction Company Inc.) Dogs with Wings has Exciting News to Share! As a certified Assistance Dog Training School, we are re-assessed every five years by our accrediting body, Assistance Dogs International ( ADI ). We are thrilled to announce Dogs … Read moreREAD MORE
Dogs with Wings has partnered with Homes Alive Pets on their Go! & Give 2019 Campaign sponsored by Petcurean. A fun and new contest to help keep our Dogs-in-Training happy and healthy! For each entry submitted, 5lbs of dog food will be provided to Dogs with Wings and 2 other charities. Follow the steps below and you … Read moreREAD MORE
Ever wonder how you can get rid of those recycle bottles and cans without spending your time and money and waiting in line at the bottle recycle centers? Well . . . wonder no longer! With Skip the Depot, it’s simply a matter of a quick click and you can consider it done! Skip the … Read moreREAD MORE
On January 11, 2019, the Rexall Foundation invited Dogs with Wings to visit the Stony Plain Rexall store to receive a $5,000 donation from funds raised by their Northern Alberta/Saskatchewan district store teams! In September 2018, Rexall stores across Canada held an in-store “Make a Difference” fundraising bubble campaign, where funds raised were donated to … Read moreREAD MORE
Dogs with Wings is thrilled to announce our partnership with Naked Ape Apparel, a local Calgary business who designs and creates environment friendly gemstone bracelets, jewelry and clothing. “Two friends started Naked Ape Apparel out of a love of gemstone bracelets and wanting to give back to the community. The name “APE” came to be … Read moreREAD MORE
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 donation, you will become an exclusive member of the DWW PawPrints Circle of Caring. DWW provides free nutrition to whelping homes, puppy and … Read moreREAD MORE
DWW Virtual Giving Love Dogs? Believe that Assistance Dogs can change lives? Looking for a gift for the person who has everything? This Holiday Season consider a donation to Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society Our Goal is Simple. . . To change lives for the better! ATB Cares will … Read moreREAD MORE
On behalf of Dogs with Wings, we would like to congratulate the 2018 National Philanthropy Award Recipients. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) held their 20th Anniversary of the National Philanthropy Day Awards event on Thursday, November 15th at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music. DWW submitted three nominations for this special honor: … Read moreREAD MORE
Avoid the stress of long line ups at the mall and purchase your holiday gifts through our On-line fundraiser. With every retail purchase made we will earn 25% profit! To get started, please go to the link : www.purdysgpp.com Register to Start / Customer # 30373 Once logged in, you will be … Read moreREAD MORE
"Opening doors. Helping someone dress. Navigating through traffic. It’s all in a day’s work for our dogs." -Dogs with Wings
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.
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.
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.
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.