All Donations made between Sunday, May 24th to
Sunday, August 30th will be in partnership with
Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink.
Your donation will go even further through the BFK matching program of up to 50%.

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Dogs with Wings is hosting our Dog Days of Summer 50/50 Fundraiser! And, to add an extra ray of sunshine, we’ve partnered with Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink for their matching campaign. Your ticket purchase or donation will be matched up to 50%! Help DWW to celebrate summer with some sun and fun! Buy your tickets today and spread the sunshine with your family and friends.


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


2020 PawPrints Circle of Caring Campaign

By Dogs with Wings | January 7, 2020

  Left to Right – DWW Romeo (Sponsored by The McCaig Family), DWW Poncho, DWW London, DWW Knut (Sponsored by Laurin Adjusters Ltd.), DWW Pete II (Sponsored by Stahl Peterbilt) and DWW Quinn (Facility Dog)   The annual nutrition costs for DWW are $50,000.  To help cover this annual expenditure DWW is kicking off  the … Read more


Alberta Sheriff Branch Donates to Dogs with Wings

By Dogs with Wings | October 1, 2019

On Friday, September 20, 2019, DWW was visited by two members of the Alberta Sheriff Branch to drop off a donation from their annual golf tournament and fundraising event! DWW Niko happily accepted the donation, along with Barbara, a DWW Trainer. Thank you so much to the Alberta Sheriff Charity Fund for your generosity, and … Read more


DWW 2019 PawPrints Circle of Caring Campaign Update

By Dogs with Wings | June 28, 2019

  2019 CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the nutritional needs, health and well-being of our DWW Dogs In-Training!     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 … Read more


ALCANNA presents The Raise Our Wings Gala

By Dogs with Wings | June 5, 2019

Join us on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in West Edmonton for the 12th Annual Gala Dinner and Auction. Our theme is Black & Gold, to highlight the Black and Yellow Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retriever crosses we train as Assistance Dogs. The event includes Dinner, Raffles, a Live and Silent Auction, Photo … Read more


"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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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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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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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.


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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And an update/reminder on the #Oilers5050 issues from last Friday - you have until noon today to request refunds because of the technological issues. Also, there's still two local groups looking for #5050 support - @DogswithWings and @PitBullsforLife #yeg

Fabulous local organization to help kids and the puppies are so cute too. Please support their 50/50 if you can.

There are only a few days left to purchase your 50/50 tickets! Buy your tickets today and spread the sunshine with your family and friends. Click here to purchase your tickets:

DWW on Facebook

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Our “X” puppies have names! Please join us in welcoming DWW Ink (sponsored by Paige Stahl of Stahl Peterbilt Inc.) and DWW Sunshine (sponsored by The McCaig Family)! You may notice that these names don't start with the letter "X"! That's because "X" names can be very challenging for some of our clients to pronounce, so we decided to come up with two very special names for these pups!

These puppies will to go to their puppy raisers tomorrow and will join our Calgary Puppy Raising program! 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 Gil & Theresa Espejo for whelping and taking care of DWW Rio and her four puppies for the last eight weeks. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

You may notice that DWW Ink has very unique markings! DWW Ink is a brindle, which means she has a coat pattern with tan/yellow flecks or stripes over a dark base. The brindle pattern does not cause any health concerns for the dog and she is still a Labrador Retriever! This pattern is possible in Labs with specific genetic alleles. It is not clear if both Sire and Dam must both be carriers or just one. There are 3 alleles that interact to create a brindle. These are K or Kb (dominant black), Kbr (brindle), and k (non-solid black). K is dominant to Kbr, but Kbr is dominant to k. So brindling is possible with the following combinations: Kbr + Kbr and Kbr + k. Now you’ve learned something new today!
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Happy #ThrowbackThursday! Today we're throwing it back to a few of our recent graduates from their graduation party back in February! We are so proud of Service Dog DWW Echo, Facility Dogs DWW Romeo, DWW Harley, and DWW Marlee, and Companion Dogs DWW Niko and DWW Tika (formerly Juliet). Congratulations again to their clients, raisers, sponsors, donors, volunteers, and staff! ... See MoreSee Less

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How can you not love this face! I got to spend some time with Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society Y litter yesterday!
These babies are going to be changing lives in a few year but for now, I’ll steal any cuddles I can get!
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