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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

UN-Gala 50/50 Cash Draw

By Dogs with Wings | November 4, 2020

Draw Date: October 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm Draw Location: DoubleTree Hilton Hotel West Congratulations to our 2020 UN-Gala 50/50 Cash Draw Fundraiser winner, George Key! Winning ticket number: D-477941 Total Amount Raised: $2,100 Prize Amount: $1,050 The video of the live draw held on October 17th, 2020 can be found on our Facebook page … Read more

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A Man’s Best Friend | Edmonton Community Foundation

By Dogs with Wings | October 14, 2020

Check out this article about Dogs with Wings on the Edmonton Community Foundation website! Edmonton Community Foundation grant of $4,200 aids Dogs with Wings with continuing to match assistance dogs with loving families during a global pandemic.

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‘Join Us’ at the Dogs with Wings UN-Gala

By Dogs with Wings | October 13, 2020

Unfortunately, due to the impact of Covid-19, we have had to cancel our annual Raise Our Wings Gala scheduled for October 17, 2020, our largest fundraiser of the year! Although we are not hosting an in-person event this year, we thought we could have a little fun with the event’s nickname and still raise some funds by “selling … Read more

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Dog Days of Summer 50/50 Fundraiser (July/August Draw)

By Dogs with Wings | September 3, 2020

Draw Date: August 21st, 2020 at 2:00 pm Draw Location: DWW Training Facility Congratulations to the Dog Days of Summer 50/50 Fundraiser winner, Monica & Marvin Zeniuk! Winning ticket number: 223325 Total Amount Raised: $11,610 Prize Amount: $5,805 The video of the live draw on August 21st, 2020 can be found on our Facebook page … Read more

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50/50 Fundraiser (May/June Draw)

By Dogs with Wings | September 1, 2020

Draw Date: June 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm Draw Location: DWW Training Facility Congratulations to the 50/50 Fundraiser winner, Lisa Lochet! Winning ticket number: 205288 Total Amount Raised: $6,850 Prize Amount: $3,425   The video of the live draw on June 22nd, 2020 can be found on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3036318903119655&extid=WrnbwILhhmmwCIOK Thank you to … Read more

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How Hot is Too Hot?

By Dogs with Wings | June 2, 2020

As we look forward to the fun summer days ahead, having outdoor parties, maybe lounging by the pool; we know the heat from the sun can some days be just a little too hot to handle! The same goes for our four-legged companions! We do have to think about the effects of the heat on … Read more

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Dogs with Wings 2020 Graduating Class

By Kim Zahara | May 24, 2020

In the face of adversity, Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society (DWW) continues to strive for business as usual.  Of course, today’s times have provided our non-profit organization with more opportunities to expand our mission in helping individuals with disabilities to gain independence.  This is also now a time of virtual reality; a new way … Read more

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Shaw Birdies for Kids Presented by AltaLink 2020 Campaign

By Kim Zahara | May 24, 2020

As we forge through unchartered history, Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society (DWW) is partnering for our 4th year with Shaw Birdies for Kids Presented by AltaLink (BFK) for another fundraiser matching program!  The campaign kicks off today, Sunday, May 24th and runs through to Sunday, August 30th.  Mark your calendars for the last weekend … Read more

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Meet Our Staff!

By Dogs with Wings | April 11, 2020

We are so fortunate to have an amazing staff team and Board of Directors at Dogs with Wings! Our staff team is a group of dedicated, knowledgeable, passionate, and kind women who are making a difference every day in our community, to spread and enact our mission of fostering independence and integration for individuals living … Read more

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Public Announcement – Covid 19

By Dogs with Wings | March 17, 2020

We had hoped our facility would be open by May 04, but this will not be happening. We will continue to evaluate and adhere to recommendations from Alberta Health Services and our Government. We do not have a confirmed date to re-open.  We will inform everyone of our resumption plan when we know more. If … Read more

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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

DWW Spirit

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.

Follow Us on Social Media

DWW on Twitter

#STATurday - Facility dogs Axel and Webster supported families through 179interviews and court visits in 2019. We love working w/@DogswithWings
Head over to our facebook page to download this colouring page!

#CCAC #dogswithwings #childabuse #healing #hope #help #yyc

Need a pick me up? Check out Carter’s last litter, the “C” litter with @DogswithWings .
I don’t like to pick favourites, but that blondie ❤️ #servicepuppies #yegdogs #milkcoma

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Happy Wish Wednesday! This week we are looking for donations of laundry detergent, bleach, disinfecting wipes, baby wipes, and cotton rounds. You can shop our Amazon Wishlist and have your purchases shipped directly to us!

https://www.amazon.ca/hz/wishlist/ls/1J2G6G018VHQP?ref_=wl_share

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Meet one of our National Philanthropy Day Recipients! National Philanthropy Day is a celebration of everything Canadians do to help their fellow citizens and marks the unofficial start of the giving season.

DWW could not do what we do without the efforts of these indispensable volunteers, Sherry and Andy Banack. So many of our Service Dogs quite literally begin their journey in their home, 78 journeys to be exact! Their dedication to DWW and countless donated time have added up to 25,872 hours for whelping 14 litters of DWW puppies. Not only do they have whelping in their repertoire, they also have raised 9 puppies at a minimum of a 1-year commitment for each puppy. For more than 17 years, the Banack's have been DWW's "Hidden Hero's,” working with our pups 24/7.

They are a wealth of information and their commitment to our organization is not limited to whelping and puppy raising. On top of everything they do with the puppies, they happily and willingly mentor other DWW volunteers. Walking them through the exhausting, sleepless, unsung process of puppy whelping and raising.

Thank you, Sherry & Andy!
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Timeline Photos#STATurday - Facility dogs Axel and Webster supported families through 179interviews and court visits in 2019. We love working with Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society.

See our post from Friday to download this colouring page featured here! AND you can send it back to us to be featured on our social media! (plus we will show Axel and Webster your great work!)

#CCAC #dogswithwings #childabuse #healing #hope #help #yyc #colouringfun
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We are excited to announce the birth of DWW Samantha's litter, the “D” litter! This litter joined the world yesterday and is sired by Joys of Living Assistance Dogs Harold through the ADI - Assistance Dogs International breeding program. Samantha and her four puppies (1 girl, 3 boys) are doing well.

We look forward to seeing these four puppies continue to grow and to one day earn their wings. Congratulations, Samantha and thank you to Sherry Banack for whelping this litter for us and for continuing to care for Samantha and her pups.
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CONTACT US

11343 174 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5S 0B7

p. 780-944-8011
e. info@dogswithwings.ca

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