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. 

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Shaw Birdies for Kids 2021

By Dogs with Wings | May 30, 2021

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 more

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Welcome to DWW’s new CEO, Miranda!

By Dogs with Wings | May 25, 2021

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 more

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Anniversary Puppy Naming Contest – Winners

By Dogs with Wings | May 21, 2021

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 more

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Anniversary Puppy Naming Contest

By Dogs with Wings | May 18, 2021

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 more

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Bridge Light Up Contest Winners

By Dogs with Wings | May 11, 2021

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 more

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DWW Knut’s Anniversary Day Adventure – Sunset

By Dogs with Wings | May 10, 2021

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 more

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DWW Knut’s Excellent Anniversary Day Adventure – Edmonton

By Dogs with Wings | May 10, 2021

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.

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DWW Knut’s Excellent Anniversary Day Adventure – Eukanuba®

By Dogs with Wings | May 10, 2021

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 more

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DWW Knut’s Excellent Anniversary Day Adventure – Fundraising

By Dogs with Wings | May 10, 2021

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. 

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DWW Knut’s Excellent Anniversary Day Adventure – Venues

By Dogs with Wings | May 10, 2021
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"Opening doors. Helping someone dress. Navigating through traffic. It’s all in a day’s work for our dogs." -Dogs with Wings

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Community

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.

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Volunteers

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.

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Collaboration

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.

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Serving People

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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As we continue to celebrate our 25th Anniversary, we want to appreciate our volunteers, clients, donors, and sponsors for everything that they do for us. Today, we are highlighting Peter and Kathy Kawalilak. We asked them some questions and here is what they had to say:What is your position at DWW (ie. puppy raiser, adult raiser, boarding home)? *Puppy Raiser. Also was a TA. In the past trained new volunteers with a 2 evening class Which DWW dogs have you had? *Diesel, Eddy, Hudson, Cosmo, Oscar, Odie, Spirit, Turbo, Watson, Cooper, Rugby, Lincoln, Odin, Summer, WarrenHow long have you been a volunteer for DWW? *Since 2006Why are you a volunteer for DWW? *DWW dogs have a very important role in our communities. Watching how a dog supports their client is reason enough for us to volunteer and ‘give back’. And there’s nothing better than raising and training a pup for this role! ... See MoreSee Less
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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 help raise new funds for local charities, engage the community in the tournament, and provide matching funds for each charity involved. Donations are matched up to 50% and all administrative costs are covered by the tournament, meaning DWW receives 100% of all donations donated through the program. On top of the donation matching program, Shaw and their partners have also introduced #ChipinforKids, a text to donate initiative. Dogs with Wings and Shaw invite you to Chip in for Kids by texting KIDS091 to 30333 to donate $10! To make your generous contribution go further, Shaw will match your donation and the matched donation amount will then be matched again by the Shaw Charity Classic, up to an additional 50%. Your $10 donation can grow into a donation of $30 to Dogs with Wings! You can text up to 10 times per billing cycle for your cell phone, and your donation will be added to your mobile phone bill. Please note tax receipts will be issued by Mobile Giving Foundation Canada, rather than Dogs with Wings. This initiative runs until August 15th. If you have any questions or require further information, please visit our website (dogswithwings.ca/shaw-birdies-for-kids-2021/), phone us at (780) 944-8011, or email us at info@dogswithwings.ca. Thank you for your generous support of Dogs with Wings as we continue to enact our mission to foster integration and independence for individuals with disabilities by providing them with highly trained Assistance Dogs and aftercare. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are excited to announce that DWW Hera is due with her first litter! This litter is sired by Bo from Canine Partners for Life through the ADI - Assistance Dogs International. Bo is hosted for his breeding career by our friends at Warrior Canine Connection!How many puppies do you think Hera will be having? (Hint: look for spines and skulls in the X-ray). ... See MoreSee Less
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11343 174 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5S 0B7

p. 780-944-8011
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