Become a Puppy Raiser!

Happy National Volunteer Week! We couldn't do what we do without all of our volunteers!

Have you considered becoming a Puppy Raiser for Dogs with Wings? Now is your chance! Today we are hearing from first-time Puppy Raisers, Sam & Kelsey, who are raising DWW Woody.
"Our first time puppy raising with Dogs with Wings has been an incredibly rewarding and fun experience. Our puppy, DWW Woody, has brought so much joy into our home and he is the most loving, funny little guy with a great temperament. We’ve loved watching him grow and develop new skills. DWW has provided us with training, support, and fostered a sense of community among all the volunteers. We love that DWW has such a great boarding program, so if you need a vacation (or a break), there is always another loving volunteer there to watch your pup. We’ve had such a great time puppy raising and we can’t wait to do it again."
  - Sam Andrews & Kelsey Fehr
You too can become a Puppy Raiser in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, and Grande Prairie to help us to spread our mission and join our DWW community!
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Or Contact us at:
(Edmonton/Grande Prairie)
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or by phoning (780) 944-8011!

National Volunteer Week 2021

Happy National Volunteer week to all of our amazing DWW Volunteers. Once again, as much as we would LOVE to celebrate in person, the pandemic is dictating we celebrate YOU virtually. Dogs with Wings would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for giving us so selflessly your time and energy.May be an image of 2 people and text that says 'THE VALUE OF ONE. THE POWER OF MANY. VOLUNTEERS BRING CHANGE'

As you all are aware, DWW could not do what we do without each of you. You have once again enabled us to achieve our mission one Assistance Dog at a time. We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have such an amazing volunteer team.

None of the volunteer roles at DWW are easy and sometimes they are quite messy, literally! There are not enough "Thank You's" to express our gratitude to our wonderful volunteers, except to say we appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you for an exceptionally successful year, despite the pandemic, and we look forward to being able to thank you properly and in-person VERY soon!

 

To Be or Not To Be . . . A Volunteer

Several years ago we heard about Dogs with Wings on the radio.  We avoided it because we thought it would be too much of a commitment.  What a mistake!  We’ve had DWW Toby for four weeks now, and the joy he’s brought our entire family, in such a short time is immeasurable.  Yes, he’s a lot of work; yes, he chews on things; yes, he pees in the house sometimes.  But, how can anyone be annoyed with that when you leave the room for three minutes and come back to a puppy wagging his tail so hard he almost falls over because he’s so happy to see you?  He is pure bliss.  We know it will be difficult to give him up in a year’s time, but to know the joy, the support and the life-changing effect he will have on someone else, will be worth it in the end.

To be honest, one thing we did not anticipate was the pride we feel when DWW Toby has his jacket on and is working.  To be able to say we are raising him to be an Assistance Dog, is a tremendous thing.  And consider this – you get a free puppy for a full year!  That’s the kind of volunteer job we can get behind!