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
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
Dogs with Wings held their first Spring Fundraising event, “Goin’ Into Heat”, on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Princess Theatre. The fundraiser was to promote and raise awareness and dollars for our Dogs with Wings’ Breeding Program. With J’Lyn Nye as Emcee, Comedian Adam Blank kicking off the show, and Headliner, Andrew Grose, the … Read moreREAD MORE
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
"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.