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 What's New Section

DWW Bottle Drive

By Dogs with Wings | April 25, 2018

It’s Bottle Drive Time! Drop off your bottles (or cash donations) this week and support Dogs with Wings!  Plans can also be made for pick-up of bottles or extended drop off times.  Just give our office a call at 780-944-8011 to make arrangements. The money raised from our bottle drive will run through the Birdies … Read more


Alberta’s Promise Collaborates on News Article with Dogs with Wings

By Dogs with Wings | April 23, 2018

Alberta’s Promise helps businesses and non-profits in Alberta direct financial gifts, volunteers hours, and gifts in kind to charities that support the well being of children and families.  Dogs with Wings is a proud partner of Alberta’s Promise, who recently collaborated on a special article highlighting the Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK) 2018 … Read more


Heather Hawley Fine Art, Edmonton, Alberta

By Dogs with Wings | April 6, 2018

We are pleased to present the original artwork of Heather Hawley, a local Edmonton artist who specializes in oil painting (including pet portraits), as well as digital painting. Original oil paintings of your pet make a lovely gift and treasured family keepsake. Myha, Finn, and Lily, shown below, are examples of pet portraits Heather has … Read more


Happy National Puppy Day! March 23, 2018

By Kim Zahara | March 23, 2018

                      Today is National Puppy Day and what better way to celebrate than to find yourself some puppy love!  Whether you’re able to snuggle up close and personal, watch a related video, browse through some puppy photos; you will definitely feel a boost in your … Read more


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.


"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.

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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

Delighted to present this afternoon about cognitive interviewing for sexual assault victims to Police and Crowns in #Alberta. It’s been a great week of collaboration! Thank you for having us Ivanna! @DogswithWings Axel enjoyed some “time off” 🐾💕🐾 @skcac @austinsaral @ShelKenn

Jackson Heights 1s thrilled to meet @DogswithWings staff & volunteers in #yegdt. (They were headed to the funicular!) We were impressed w/ how well behaved the dogs were & wondered who might these dogs might help.


DWW on Facebook

Even our fearless leader (Executive Director, Doreen) needs a break every once in awhile. Stay tuned for the announcement of the names of these sweet "N" pups. 🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

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Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society

Happy Throwback Thursday to our Graduation Ceremony last year! We can't wait to watch our clients and their Assistance Dogs cross the stage on Sunday! 🐾🎓

Photo credits: Living Through The Lens
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7 days ago

Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society

Our Calgary Assistance Puppies in-training were lucky enough to visit to a Canadian North Airline B737-300 aircraft for puppy class! What an awesome training opportunity for our dogs!!

We'd like to thank the Vice President of Flight Operations, Trevor Wakefield for organizing the aircraft visit, Captain Sandro Scheiwiller for hosting us during the event, and North Cariboo Air for allowing us to use their facilities.

Featured dogs: DWW Kit, DWW Toby, DWW Kash, DWW Jet, and DWW Jagg. Thank you, Dana Whytock for these fantastic photos!
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11343 174 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5S 0B7

p. 780-944-8011


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