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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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.READ MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 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.
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