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 or Diabetic Needs.

Please Note:  Due to a high volume of current applicants, we regret to inform you Dogs with Wings is currently unable to accept new applications for our SERVICE DOG PROGRAM and our AUTISM SERVICE DOG PROGRAM.  The application process will re-open to the public once we have filled the needs of our current waiting list.

This will allow us to better serve our clients who are waiting for placements.  We encourage you to check back frequently for updates.  Thank you for your patience as we work to re-open all of our waiting lists.

We are thrilled to announce the following Programs are now accepting new applications:


Dogs with Wings is unable to provide:

Training or certification for self-trained dogs

PTSD, Psychiatric or Emotional Support dogs

Seizure Alert or Response dogs

Diabetic Alert or Response dogs

Hearing 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

All Applicants Must First Meet The Following Criteria:

  • Be a permanent resident in Alberta.
  • Be at least 12 years of age at the time of application. Keep in mind we are unable to place dogs with clients under the age of 13.
  • Have the mental awareness to be the sole handler of an assistance dog, and be responsible for the dog in public places.
  • We prefer to place dogs in home environments in which the assistance dog is the only canine living in the home. However, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Must be able to meet the emotional, physical, and financial needs of the assistance dog, and offer a stable home environment. This includes regular exercise and grooming, veterinarian care, food, as well as other necessary supplies and equipment.
  • Clients must have a physical disability.
  • We DO NOT specialize or train our dogs for clients with Anxiety, PTSD, Hearing Problems, Seizure Alert or Diabetic Alert needs.

Get Started

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

Assistance Dog Info Package

The applications can be found under each Program Category by clicking on the respective photos above.

*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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