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
Come One, Come All! On behalf of Dogs with Wings, you are cordially invited to attend our annual Graduation Ceremony. This is a celebration open to the public with an opportunity to see our Graduating Class of Dogs for 2019. Help us to share in the magic of our dogs crossing the stage and earning … Read moreREAD MORE
Dogs with Wings held their first Spring Fundraising event, “Goin’ Into Heat”, on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Princess Theatre. The fundraiser was to promote and raise awareness and dollars for our Dogs with Wings’ Breeding Program. With J’Lyn Nye as Emcee, Comedian Adam Blank kicking off the show, and Headliner, Andrew Grose, the … Read moreREAD MORE
Doreen Slessor, Executive Director, Elisa Irlam, DWW Co-Founder & DWW Jagg (Sponsored by United Construction Company Inc.) Dogs with Wings has Exciting News to Share! As a certified Assistance Dog Training School, we are re-assessed every five years by our accrediting body, Assistance Dogs International ( ADI ). We are thrilled to announce Dogs … Read moreREAD MORE
Dogs with Wings has partnered with Homes Alive Pets on their Go! & Give 2019 Campaign sponsored by Petcurean. A fun and new contest to help keep our Dogs-in-Training happy and healthy! For each entry submitted, 5lbs of dog food will be provided to Dogs with Wings and 2 other charities. Follow the steps below and you … Read moreREAD MORE
Ever wonder how you can get rid of those recycle bottles and cans without spending your time and money and waiting in line at the bottle recycle centers? Well . . . wonder no longer! With Skip the Depot, it’s simply a matter of a quick click and you can consider it done! Skip the … Read moreREAD MORE
On January 11, 2019, the Rexall Foundation invited Dogs with Wings to visit the Stony Plain Rexall store to receive a $5,000 donation from funds raised by their Northern Alberta/Saskatchewan district store teams! In September 2018, Rexall stores across Canada held an in-store “Make a Difference” fundraising bubble campaign, where funds raised were donated to … Read moreREAD MORE
Dogs with Wings is thrilled to announce our partnership with Naked Ape Apparel, a local Calgary business who designs and creates environment friendly gemstone bracelets, jewelry and clothing. “Two friends started Naked Ape Apparel out of a love of gemstone bracelets and wanting to give back to the community. The name “APE” came to be … Read moreREAD MORE
Here’s where we are today: The annual nutrition costs for DWW are $50,000. To help cover this annual expenditure we have created the PawPrints Circle of Caring (PPCC) Campaign. With your leadership support of a $1,000 donation, you will become an exclusive member of the DWW PawPrints Circle of Caring. DWW provides free … 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 our client list.
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.
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 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.