Apply for an Assistance Dog

This page applies to those looking for an Assistance Dog.  If you would like to volunteer, please visit our Volunteer Section.

Dogs with Wings DOES NOT specialize or train our dogs for clients with Anxiety, PTSD, Hearing Problems, Seizure Alert, Diabetic Needs or Balance Support.

Application Process

Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society breeds, raises, trains and places Guide, Service, Autism Service, Companion and Facility Dogs with individuals living with a disability. In order to streamline a more efficient application process for our future clients, effective April 2019, we will now only accept applications for our Assistance Dogs during the months of January – March.

If you are interested in applying for one of our Assistance Dogs, please fill out the Letter of Intent under the "Get Started" section on the right side of the page. If your Letter of Intent meets our criteria, we will send you an application in January. If you have any questions, please direct them to our Client Services Coordinator, Emily Hendsbee, at

** Please note we are not accepting letters of intent for our Service and Guide Dog programs, as well as Letter of Intent for Companion Dogs for applicants younger than 16 years of age, until further notice. **

Dogs with Wings is unable to provide:

Training or certification for self-trained dogs

Anxiety, PTSD, Psychiatric or Emotional Support dogs

Seizure Alert or Response dogs

Diabetic Alert or Response dogs

Hearing dogs

Balance Dogs

For more information on Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and the importance of accredited dogs, please visit:
Assistance Dogs International

For more information on other ADI certified service dog schools in Canada, please visit:
Canadian Association of Guide and Assistance Dog Schools

Get Started

More information:
Complete information, including more on the application process, can be found here in our information package:

Assistance Dog Information Package

Letter of Intent

*Please Note: 

Dogs with Wings is licensed to place dogs with Canadian Citizens ordinarily residing in the Province of Alberta only.


11343 174 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5S 0B7

p. 780-944-8011


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