Dogs with Wings:
Helping our client's dreams take flight.

In June 2017, Dogs with Wings launched our Ditch-the-List Campaign. Due to high demand, our on-line Client applications were closed to the public as we work to fill the needs of our current waiting list. Our goal is to raise $1.5 million to breed, raise, train and match 50 teams (dogs with Clients) by June 30, 2018.

Birdies for Kids Partnership

All donations made today will be in partnership with Dogs with Wings and Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink.


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 Albertans with disabilities by providing them with highly trained assistance dogs and aftercare. Persons with disabilities are important members of society who need our assistance.

From Our Blog

Birdies for Kids Partnership

By Dogs with Wings | March 1, 2018

All donations made today will be in partnership with Dogs with Wings and Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink.


January 31st is Contest Kick-Off Day!

By Dogs with Wings | January 24, 2018

Mary Butterworth School and Dogs with Wings have partnered with Hockey Helps Kids for their 2018 Charity Cup Challenge Video Contest!  We are #93 TEAM NUGENT-HOPKINS!


Be The Reason This Season

By Dogs with Wings | December 14, 2017

Dogs with Wings and the Calgary Flames Foundation partnered on their “Be The Reason This Season” campaign, which kicked-off on Monday, December 11, 2017, with the Bowie Family.


To Be or Not To Be . . . A Volunteer

By Dogs with Wings | December 14, 2017

Several years ago we heard about Dogs with Wings on the radio.  We avoided it because we thought it would be too much of a commitment.  What a mistake!  We’ve had DWW Toby for four weeks now, and the joy he’s brought our entire family, in such a short time is immeasurable.


Thank You!

By Dogs with Wings | December 27, 2016

Thank you for 20 amazing years, we look forward to spending the next 20 working with you as well! It would be wonderful if we could personally thank all the amazing people who have helped us.


Holiday Items

By Dogs with Wings | November 16, 2016

Dogs with Wings has both Christmas Cards and 2017 Calendars available. The cards feature five of our amazing dogs out and about enjoying winter.


Sporty Names

By Dogs with Wings | October 27, 2016

Dear DWW Walker was a celebrated visitor to six assistance dog schools across the United States this summer. While there he gifted these schools with litters of strong Walker babies.


We Are Listening

By Dogs with Wings | September 16, 2016

On August 16, Dogs with Wings hosted a Town Hall Meeting welcoming volunteers, stakeholders, and friends to come out and talk about the best way for the organization to move into the future.


Hearts of Gold

By Dogs with Wings | August 11, 2016

Dogs with Wings has the outstanding good fortune of having dedicated and compassionate individuals and business leaders across our province who give from the heart to support the work that we do.


Satisfaction Survey

By Dogs with Wings | July 16, 2016

As we celebrate 20 years of placing assistance dogs across Alberta, we reflect on how our services have grown and changed to meet the needs of our community.


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

DWW Spirit


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 clients in all regions of Alberta.

DWW Ziggy


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 us by fostering our dogs in training. Today, Dogs with Wings operates puppy programs in Edmonton, Calgary, and Grande Prairie, with almost 300 active volunteers.

Grad Dogs in Gazebo


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.


Serving People

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

Follow Us on Social Media

DWW on Twitter

Happy Wish Wednesday! We're in need of cat litter (from Costco) for our resident cat (Clive), high-value treats, poop bags, small stuffies for our puppies, Lysol wipes, & baby wipes! 😊If you have anything to donate, please email us at or pop by our office!

Some days are just really really good ! Thanks @LenRhodesPrez for making my day a little brighter ! @DogswithWings #dogswithjobs

The @RCFyeg Realtors Community Foundation are now sponsoring our lovely, DWW Kinley! We'd like to thank them for their generous support! Check out our Executive Director, Doreen (@Dorinkitza), our Fund Development Coordinator, Kim and DWW Rio front and centre! 🐾

DWW on Facebook

Did you know that we have partnered with Birdies for Kids (BFK) presented by AltaLink? This means that when you attend our "Spring Shaker" at Hudson's (WEM) on Tuesday your ticket sales ($10) and donations to our photobooth ($5/photo) will be channelled through this amazing initiative so we have the opportunity to match your donation up to 50% through BFK! ... See MoreSee Less

Dogs with Wings Spring Shaker

March 27, 2018, 5:00pm - March 27, 2018, 8:00pm

Join Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society at our annual "Spring Shaker" on Tuesday, March 27th from 5-8pm! We have teamed up with Hudson's Pub (WEM location) to shake off winter and welcome spring with a great night of fun, friends, food, and furry friends! We will have a photobooth featuring our Assistance Dogs in-training for $5/photo. What a steal! We will also have a 50/50 draw for a chance to win the big bucks (draw will be made at 7:30pm)! AND we will have a signature drink (the "barkini")! Tickets are $10 with all proceeds going to Dogs with Wings! Your ticket purchase also includes $5 off your bill! Wahoo! Stop by our office (11343 174 Street NW) to pick up your ticket or phone/email us ( / (780) 944-8011) to reserve your ticket!

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Happy Wish Wednesday! This Wednesday we are in need of cat litter (from Costco) for our resident cat (Clive), high-value treats, poop bags, small stuffies for our puppies, Lysol wipes, and baby wipes! If you have anything to donate, please email us at or pop by our office! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Spring Shaker is in exactly one week and DWW Ike can barely contain his excitement, and we don't blame him! Don't forget to purchase your ticket and check out our event page for more info! (Dogs with Wings Spring Shaker) ... See MoreSee Less

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11343 174 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5S 0B7

p. 780-944-8011


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