Who We Are
Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society (DWW) is a federally-registered charitable organization. Our mission is to increase the mobility and independence of individuals with disabilities and to enhance their quality of life by providing highly skilled assistance dogs with professional training and ongoing support.
Dogs with Wings trains dogs to assist clients who have a variety of disabilities. We specialize in five programming areas: 1) Guide Dogs; 2) Service Dogs; 3) Autism Service Dogs; 4) Facility Dogs; 5) Companion Dogs. For details on each program, please refer to the "Our Dogs" website page.
Our cost is approximately $40,000 to breed, raise, train and place a single assistance dog into the home of a client. This process takes approximately two years to complete. Your sponsorship and support helps to offset the expenses of training an outstanding assistance dog.
Community and Corporate Involvement
Dogs with Wings is about partnerships - with our Volunteers, our Clients, our Suppliers and our Sponsors. We are known for our relationships with our Volunteers where many have been involved with our organization since its inception in 1996. Several families are now raising their 7th and 8th dog. What is it about our organization that generates this kind of loyalty?
Well, we've thought about it and have some ideas:
Volunteers and Corporate Donors share our belief that people with disabilities in our community have a lot to offer and that by promoting their safety and inclusion, we increase the personal success of everyone. A partnership with Dogs with Wings will help your company demonstrate awareness of health and well being for all citizens.
By partnering with Dogs with Wings:
- You will reinforce your company's image as a committed community partner with its shareholders, employees and customers and demonstrate a sense of good corporate citizenship;
- You will build confidence, pride and a humanitarian reputation around your corporate brand;
- You will increase loyalty of your employees and customers by partnering with a charity that actively practices excellence in it's values and the provision of innovative services to i'ts clients;
- You will be helping to provide a necessary service to those in need with physical disabilities.
Dogs with Wings is happy to discuss benefit options that best suit you and your corporate organization. For assistance in creating a sponsorship package that is designed specifically for your company, please contact Kim Zahara, Fund Development Coordinator by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 780-944-8011.