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
We’re so excited for the Dog Daze of Summer event at Citadel Theatre Wednesday, August 15th! Come join us – we’ll be there doing a doggie demo at 5 p.m. There’s going to be “Yappy” Hour drinks (cash bar), free hot dogs from Sonic 102.9’s Weenie Wagon, puppy improve with Rapid Fire Theatre (5:30 … Read moreREAD MORE
Our friends at Cuts 4 Less Hair Studio are hosting a fundraising initiative. As a locally owned salon in Edmonton, they are dedicated to give back to our community by choosing a new local charity each month and donating a dollar from every hair cut to support the charity’s cause. They have chosen Dogs … Read moreREAD MORE
Oxford Child Development Center Friday, July 27th 2018 Lynnwood OSC 15451 – 84 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB 1pm to 3pm All proceeds are going to Dogs with Wings! Stop by and support DWW by “GROOMING” your car!READ MORE
(Left to Right) Jasmine Williamson-Hall (Enterprise), DWW London with Kim Zahara (Dogs with Wings), Marla Mooney and Amber Audette (Tetra Tech) We’d like to thank our friends at Enterprise Rent-a-Car for their generous donation of $1,500 on behalf of their client, Tetra Tech. Did you know that Tetra Tech also sponsored our Facility Dog, DWW … Read moreREAD MORE
Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK) is looking for Dogs with Wings Kids of Alberta who would like to share their story for their “Kids of Alberta” Social Media Campaign on how a DWW Assistance Dog has impacted their life, and their family’s lives. ‘Kids of Alberta’ Social Media Campaign – Accepting JULY … Read moreREAD MORE
It’s CASINO TIME for DWW! Join us for our Casino dates on Sunday, July 22nd and Monday, July 23rd One of our biggest fundraising drives for Dogs with Wings is operating a CASINO, where qualifying charities are approved to operate every 18 months. This fundraiser typically nets DWW between $70,000 and $80,000!!! This year, we … Read moreREAD MORE
DWW Hero Our furry four legged fundraising friends, the DWW Tap Dogs, are excited to meet you at your next fundraising event! This is a unique opportunity to pet a Service Dog in action, while making a donation to further the dogs’ training. Thanks to our friends at ATB Financial, you can “Tap” your donation … Read moreREAD MORE
A Hound’s Hoedown Annual Gala Dinner & Auction Saturday, October 20th, 2018 Italian Cultural Centre 14230 – 133 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB Cocktails at 5:00 pm / Dinner at 6:30 pm Barn Dance to Follow Western themed attire is encouraged! Early Bird Tickets $125 / $150 After September 14th, 2018 To purchase, call … 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 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.