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
Mark it in your calendars! On Saturday, August 28th, we will be hosting our Puppy Cake Smash 25th Birthday Bash! Dogs with Wings has made the difficult decision to move our upcoming 25th Anniversary/Birthday Bash event from an in-person event to a virtual event. The rationale behind this decision is due to the rising numbers with … Read moreREAD MORE
Did you know that all donations made through Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink will be matched up to 50% making your donation go even further? Donate Today! Dogs with Wings is one of the more than 200 charity partners for the Shaw Charity Classic Birdies for Kids initiative presented by AltaLink. This program is designed to … Read moreREAD MORE
Dogs with Wings is delighted to announce that Miranda Jordan-Smith will be joining our team as Chief Executive Officer. Building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and creating a culture of compassion and philanthropy in the community is Miranda’s passion. This philosophy was exemplified in her previous roles as CEO of the Edmonton Humane … Read moreREAD MORE
Our two newest recruits have been named from our 25th Anniversary Themed Contest. They will be named DWW Silver and DWW Legacy! Stay tuned to meet two more recruits in the next couple of weeks to find out their names! We look forward to watching these puppies one day earn their wings as they carry … Read moreREAD MORE
Our Ambassador Dog, DWW Knut is at it again to help us celebrate the month that we were founded, 25 years ago! Two puppies will be joining our Edmonton training program on Friday and two puppies will be joining us in a couple weeks time, and we need your help to name them. Introducing our 25th Anniversary Naming Contest! … Read moreREAD MORE
Thank you for joining us yesterday to celebrate Knut’s Excellent Anniversary Day Adventure and our Bridge Light up Contest. Our volunteers, sponsors, donors, Board of Directors, staff, clients, and supporters walked or drove across the High-Level Bridge and snapped photos of their experience. The winners of last night’s contest are DWW Chico (Tai & Chris) and DWW Woody (Kelsey & Sam), check … Read moreREAD MORE
This wraps up DWW Knut’s Excellent Anniversary Day Adventure. Thank you for being a part of DWW Knut’s Adventure and for your support along the way. Dogs with Wings is grateful to all the volunteers, sponsors, donors, Board of Directors, staff, clients, and supporters, both past and present. Together we are changing lives by placing Assistance Dogs to foster integration and independence for individuals living with disabilities… one … Read moreREAD MORE
Taking in some of the sites of Edmonton, DWW Knut stopped at some of his favourite spots. Today’s city tour of our beautiful hometown city included the Legislature Grounds, streets of Edmonton, Manchester Square, and City Hall.READ MORE
Have you considered signing up for our 25 for $25 Campaign? Dogs with Wings is thrilled to announce our matching funds partner, Eukanuba®, who will match the first 25 monthly donors! Please make Dogs with Wings your charity of choice and be one of our first 25 new monthly donors – YOUR gift will change lives! Click … Read moreREAD MORE
DWW Knut loves to be a furry fundraiser and raise money for DWW. He has collaborated with many organizations including the DWW UofA Club, ATB Tap Dogs, and Mary Butterworth Junior High School – Hockey Helps Kids Campaign, to name a few.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 our client list.
We are also tied to our community via our Volunteers who do so much for us. Since 1996, we have had hundreds of people assisting by fostering our Dogs-in-Training. Today, Dogs with Wings operates puppy programs in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, and Grande Prairie, with over 250 active Volunteers.
Through our membership with the Assistance Dogs International 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.
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