Apply for a Guide Dog

Guide Dogs
In memory of our dear friend and client, Bob Lanman.

Guide Dogs provide safe mobility and independence to people who are blind or visually impaired by:

  • maintaining a straight line of travel
  • changing direction on command
  • indicating road crossings
  • negotiating around obstacles
  • locating objects such as stairs, doors, elevators

Dogs with Wings will consider the application of future Guide Dog applicants if the following criteria are met:

    • Applicants must be considered legally blind.
    • Applicants must be 15+ years old at time of application and 16+ years old at placement.
    • Applicants must demonstrate an active enough lifestyle and have 3-5 routes that a Guide Dog could assist with.
    • Applicants must have received Orientation & Mobility Training (e.g. CNIB) before application.
    • Applicants must demonstrate sufficient traffic and intersection awareness to safely train with a Guide Dog
    • Applicants must have the mental awareness to be the sole handler of a Guide Dog, and be responsible for the dog in public places.
    • We prefer to place Guide Dogs in home environments in which the Guide Dog is the only canine living in the home. However, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
    • Applicants must be able to meet the emotional, physical, and financial needs of the Guide Dog and offer a stable home environment.

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

Get Started

Please click here for:

Guide Dog Info Package

Letter of Intent




11343 174 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5S 0B7

p. 780-944-8011


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