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
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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.READ 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 clients in all regions of Alberta.
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.
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 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.