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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. 

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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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Dogs with Wings SIT Program

By Dogs with Wings | February 14, 2020

  Welcome to the Service Dog Introduction Training Program, or as we like to call it – the SIT Program! This four week training seminar teaches you the in’s and out’s of Service Dog training. The program will provide you the opportunity to foster dog(s) in training, learn from professionals and clients in the industry, … 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

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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, 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.

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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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I did a thing and applied to be a puppy raiser for @DogswithWings. Yesterday we picked up this sweet girl (currently known as puppy - full name TBD from a hopeful sponsor!) and my heart is currently just mush 🥰. Ready for the challenge of raising her for her forever career!

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Happy #MissionMonday! Today we would like to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and passion of our training team! This incredible team of ladies made it possible for us to train and place 14 Asistance Dogs with clients in a 9 week period during a global pandemic.

Although we couldn't get the whole training team together to celebrate with a photo, we would like to thank our Instructor & Training Lead, Veronica and her team - Taylor (Apprentice Instructor), Tia (Trainer), Chihiro (Edmonton Puppy Leader), Dana (Calgary Puppy Leader), and Rebecca (Grande Prairie Puppy Leader). Amazing job, ladies!

To learn more about our training team and our whole staff team, visit dogswithwings.ca/meet-our-staff/
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Our “B" puppies are off to their puppy raisers in Edmonton and Calgary! Please join us in welcoming DWW Beans (sponsored by ATL Construction Ltd.) and the other three "B" puppies (green collar, red collar, and purple collar)!

These three puppies don’t have names yet and are available for naming sponsorships as part of our continuing Un-Gala promotion! Find out more here www.flipsnack.com/DogswithWings1996/un-gala-2020.html. Stay tuned to find out their names and who will be their lucky sponsors!

Thank you to the Warren Family (red collar) and Gonzalez Family (purple collar) for raising these puppies in Calgary, and thank you to Beth & Evelyn (green collar) and Corina & Jonas (DWW Beans) for raising these puppies in Edmonton! We are excited for you to join our community and to help these puppies to earn their wings!

Their two siblings have joined other organizations across North America with the ADI - Assistance Dogs International breeding cooperative. We would like to extend a huge thank you to Mary & Ginette for whelping and taking care of DWW Cali and her six puppies for the last eight weeks. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Introducing our newest staff member!

Jeffrey has worked for Dogs with Wings for 3 months! Jeffrey is our Kennel & Facility Coordinator and he oversees our daily kenneling operation and upkeeps our facility. This is a big job, but it's not too big for him!

Jeffrey has joined our DWW team with a variety of experience and expertise. Prior to coming to DWW, Jeffrey worked for five years at the Edmonton Humane Society, where he held several roles including kennel care, behaviour evaluator, behaviour department supervisor, manager animal care, and client relations. In addition to his vast work experience, Jeffrey has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Animal Science in Behaviour and Welfare.

Jeffrey loves spending time with our dogs every day and his favourite moment so far was sitting in on our Service, Autism, and Facility Dog Team Trainings that took place this fall. He was able to see first hand the difference that our Service Dogs give to our clients and to their lives.

Fun fact about Jeffrey! He owns a copy of every Stephen King book, including Rage which was pulled from print after Columbine! Wow!

We are lucky to have Jeffrey on our staff team. To learn more about our staff, visit our website: dogswithwings.ca/meet-our-staff/
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11343 174 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5S 0B7

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

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