Apply for a Service Dog

Ben and Koda going to the mall

** Please note, our Service Dog Program is unable to accept Letters of Intent until further notice.**

Service Dogs assist people with physical disabilities to enhance their quality of life and achieve greater independence by:

  • helping to retrieve objects
  • opening and closing doors
  • seeking out help
  • supporting our clients in moving from one point to another (ie. wheelchair to bed, etc.)
  • assisting with balance and bracing

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

    • Applicants must have a physical disability and use a manual/power wheelchair for mobility or require the use of a cane/walker/etc. for balance.
    • Applicants must be 15+ years old at time of application and 16+ years old at placement.
    • Applicants must demonstrate an active enough lifestyle to qualify for a Service Dog (e.g., working, attending school, participating in activities outside of the home, etc.).
    • Applicants must have the mental awareness to be the sole handler of a Service Dog, and be responsible for the dog in public places.
    • We prefer to place Service Dogs in home environments in which the Service 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 Service Dog and offer a stable home environment.

Get Started

Please click here for:

Service Dog Info Package

 

For more information on Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and the importance of accredited dogs:
http://www.assistancedogsinternational.org/

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

CONTACT US

11343 174 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5S 0B7

p. 780-944-8011
e. info@dogswithwings.ca

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