Apply for a Facility Dog
Facility Dogs are part of a specially trained team with a Primary Handler that provides goal directed interventions which promote improvement in physical, social, emotional and cognitive abilities. A Facility Dog is directed by a professional with specialized expertise and within the scope of practice of their profession. These dogs may work in a variety of settings, group or individual in nature.
- Teachers in classrooms for children with special needs
- Psychologists for children’s counselling
- Victim Service agencies and courtrooms to help families affected by crime and tragedy to navigate the justice system
Dogs with Wings will consider the application of future Facility Dog applicants if the following criteria are met:
- Applicants are assessed on a case by case basis.
- Facilities must demonstrate that the future workload and responsibilities of the Facility Dog requires a trained Assistance Dogs International (ADI) Facility Dog (i.e., they cannot utilize a therapy or pet dog at their facility to fulfil their purpose in applying).
- Both the facility and the Primary Handler must apply for the Facility Dog.
- Facilities must have a budget in place of a minimum of $5,000 for the Facility Dog.
For more information on Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and the importance of accredited dogs:
For more information on other ADI certified service dog schools in Canada:
Canadian Association of Guide and Assistance Dog Schools