Go! & Give 2019 Homes Alive Pets and Dogs with Wings

Dogs with Wings has partnered with Homes Alive Pets on their Go! & Give 2019 Campaign sponsored by Petcurean. A fun and new contest to help keep our Dogs-in-Training happy and healthy! For each entry submitted, 5lbs of dog food will be provided to Dogs with Wings and  2 other charities. Follow the steps below and you could win a year of free dog food for your pet!



For details and contest entry Click Here

Dogs with Wings Goin’ Into Heat Fundraising Event








Tickets $75.00



4:00 – 7:00 PM

Pre Reception at Fluevog Shoes

(Across the street from The Princess Theatre)

Meet the DWW Dogs, have some snacks, visit the photobooth!

50% of all regular priced shoe sales and accessories to be donated to Dogs with Wings!

6:30 – 7:30pm

Pre Reception at Princess Theatre


7:30 – 9:00pm

Comedy Evening Featuring Headline Andrew Grose

9:00 – 10:00pm

Post Reception w/ Meet & Greet

Tickets include 2 drinks and appetizers


This is an 18+ event 

No minors allowed


All proceeds from the event will go directly to our

Breeding Program  



To Purchase Tickets   ~   Click Here   ~




Attention Calgary Dogs with Wings Supporters!

Ever wonder how you can get rid of those recycle bottles and cans without spending your time and money and waiting in line at the bottle recycle centers?  Well . . . wonder no longer!  With Skip the Depot, it’s simply a matter of a quick click and you can consider it done!

Skip the Depot is a FREE commercial and residential Calgary-based door-to-door recycling service.  Never go to the bottle depot again!  Skip the Depot will pick up, count and e-Transfer you the deposit values.  And what’s best is you can donate your deposit to Dogs with Wings!  When scheduling your pick-up, just indicate our charity for your donation and write our Customer ID# “9PVL” on your bags in the space provided for your pickup.  Dogs with Wings will even provide you with a tax receipt for all donations over $20.

Planning on hosting a Dogs with Wings fundraising bottle drive?  Skip the Depot will make your event run without a hitch!  Check out their website to find out how.

Download their app today, or Register at:  https://skipthedepot.com/






Rexall Foundation Donates $5,000 to Dogs with Wings!

On January 11, 2019, the Rexall Foundation invited Dogs with Wings to visit the Stony Plain Rexall store to receive a $5,000 donation from funds raised by their Northern Alberta/Saskatchewan district store teams!  In September 2018, Rexall stores across Canada held an in-store “Make a Difference” fundraising bubble campaign, where funds raised were donated to local charities across Canada to support children and seniors.  We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Rexall Foundation, Rexall store employees, patients and customers who contributed to this amazing donation!


A huge thank you also goes out to the entire community!  The Rexall stores in the Northern Alberta/Saskatchewan districts, raised the most funds during the fundraiser and this generous donation to Dogs with Wings could not have happened without the support of the Rexall Foundation and its community supporters.  This donation was applied to our Ditch-the-List Campaign, taking Dogs with Wings another step closer to achieving our goal to reduce the numbers of clients on our waiting lists for Assistance dogs.


In just nine months, we were able to re-open our waiting lists to the public for Guide dogs, Facility dogs and Companion dogs.  Our team is working very hard on our next milestone to re-open our waiting lists for our Service dogs and Autism Service dogs.  Visit our website regularly for news and updates on our progress.

Center:  DWW Kit, From Left to Right:  Dogs with Wings – Kim Zahara,
 Rexall Team:  Shyla Green, Daleena Brikmanis, Lindsay Winslow, Sylvie Druerika
and  District Manager, Karen Westcott

Naked Ape Apparel and Dogs with Wings Partner the First Quarter of 2019!

Dogs with Wings is thrilled to announce our partnership with Naked Ape Apparel, a local Calgary business who designs and creates environment friendly gemstone bracelets, jewelry and clothing.

“Two friends started Naked Ape Apparel out of a love of gemstone bracelets and wanting to give back to the community. The name “APE” came to be as we knew our passions were with Animals, People, and the Environment – it was a perfect fit!”

Dogs with Wings was invited to be Naked Ape’s featured non-profit from January 1 to March 31, 2019!  Stay tuned for a special custom-designed bracelet just for DWW supporters with a portion of the proceeds going directly to DWW!  Naked Ape also provides free shipping across Canada.

Check out their website for more info at:


Help support your favorite cause with a purchase from Naked Ape and strut your stuff by posting a photo of you and your bracelet and we’ll share it on our social media!  Happy DWW shopping!!!


To purchase our bracelet Click here!


 Custom-designed Bracelet for Dogs with Wings


DWW Echo is stylin with her Dogs with Wings custom bracelet

DWW PawPrints Circle of Caring Campaign


Here’s where we are today:


The annual nutrition costs for DWW are $50,000.  To help cover this annual expenditure we have created the PawPrints Circle of Caring (PPCC) Campaign.

With your leadership support of a $1,000 donation, you will become an exclusive member of the DWW PawPrints Circle of Caring.  DWW provides free nutrition to whelping homes, puppy and adult raisers and boarding homes.

For this donation, you will become an exclusive member of PawPrints Circle of Caring and will receive:

  • Custom designed lapel pin recognizing exclusive membership
  • Recognition on our DWW website
  • Invitation to our annual Graduation Ceremony
  • Invitation to the annual exclusive DWW PawPrints Circle of Caring Recognition Reception
  • Official tax receipt for your donation

To become a member or find out more about our additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kim Zahara at:  kim.fundraising@dogswithwings.ca or call 780-944-8011.

Help us to keep our dogs happy and healthy!



Thank you for your support!

DWW Virtual Gift

 DWW Virtual Giving


Love Dogs?


Believe that Assistance Dogs can change lives?


Looking for a gift for the person who has everything?


This Holiday Season consider a donation to Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society


Our Goal is Simple. . .

To change lives for the better!


ATB Cares will process your donation with NO service fees, 100% going to DWW and ATB will throw in an extra 15%!


Donate Here

2018 National Philanthropy Day Awards by Dogs with Wings

Annaka Cook, Mike Schuh & DWW Jagg (Sponsored by United Construction Company Inc.) – NPD 2018
The McConnell Family – From Left: Kristi, Kaitlyn, Jeremy, Paul & DWW Jagg (Sponsored by United Construction Company Inc.) – NPD 2018


On behalf of Dogs with Wings, we would like to congratulate the 2018 National Philanthropy Award Recipients.  The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) held their 20th Anniversary of the National Philanthropy Day Awards event on Thursday, November 15th at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music.  DWW submitted three nominations for this special honor:


1) The McConnell Family (and United Construction Company Inc.) nominated for the Outreach Sector;

2) Annaka Cook nominated for the Community Enrichment Sector;

3) Mike Schuh nominated for the Education Sector.




United Construction Company Inc. (UCC) has been a long-time supporter of Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society (DWW).  Their unwavering philanthropy has made a profound impact on the Albertan community from dog and gala sponsorships, to construction services, to raffle ticket grand prizes and general donations.  When help is needed, they jump in with both feet, asking what they can do!  Jeremy McConnell, owner of UCC, is unsurpassed in his philanthropic efforts to support DWW and their mission to foster independence and integration for Albertans with disabilities by providing them with highly trained Assistance dogs.  No challenge is too big or too small.  Their generosity, dedication and service are truly notable by the clients they serve, their employees and their charity of choice, Dogs with Wings.





Annaka Cook is a valuable and dedicated volunteer member of the Dogs with Wings (DWW) community. Her eternally positive nature is noticed and appreciated by everyone around her.  As a Kennel and Training Assistant, Annaka does a lot of the not-so-glamorous work involved in training Assistance dogs. She spends time with each dog, grooming, brushing and relieving the dogs, never complaining, even when a dog has an “accident”.  Annaka is patient and open to feedback, embodying the “positive reinforcement” ideology of DWW, providing a positive impact on the dogs.   She goes above and beyond the call of duty by doing additional tasks without being asked or expected to. Annaka’s selfless giving and commitment to improving the lives of Albertans with disabilities with an Assistance dog, discreetly impacts the local community, where DWW is eagerly awaiting the creation of clone technology so they can create more volunteers just like her!





Mike Schuh, an Ambassador for Dogs with Wings (DWW), provides public presentations to local and surrounding companies and schools by bringing public awareness to the training of Assistance dogs.  As an Ambassador, he also attends fundraising events with the DWW Tap Dogs.  You will find Mike chatting with curious public members initiating interest in DWW.   His friendly and outgoing personality allows him to touch the heart of each person he meets, passing onto them the goals and values of DWW. Mike is the go-to guy, and he greets each opportunity with enthusiasm. His skilled handling of the dogs in training, leaves a propitious public impression. The impact Mike leaves on the public is invaluable to Service dogs and the work they do within the community of Alberta.  He touches people’s lives, and helps to educate on the advantages of Assistance dogs; the important work they do, and why.





 Far Right: Jeremy McConnell



Center with red dress: Annaka Cook



Center with DWW Jagg (Sponsored by United Construction Company Inc.): Mike Schuh


DWW Holiday Purdys Campaign 2018



Avoid the stress of long line ups at the mall and purchase your holiday gifts through our On-line fundraiser. With every retail purchase made we will earn 25% profit!


To get started, please go to the link : www.purdysgpp.com

Register to Start / Customer # 30373

Once logged in, you will be directed to the Dogs with Wings – Purdys Homepage

connected to TIA ZAHARA.


From there you are able to:

~ Invite other members ~

~ Shop On-line ~

~ Pay for your orders ~


Campaign open from Tuesday, November 6, 2018 to Monday, November 26, 2018.

Get your orders in before your favorites are sold out!


Orders will be ready for pick-up from DWW office on Thursday, December 6, 2018.


For additional information contact: Tia Zahara, Fund Development Assistant

Email: info@dogswithwings.ca Phone: 780-944-8011



Dogs with Wings Fall Open House



Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society’s Open House features:


   ~  Tour of the Training Facility

   ~ Gift Shop

  ~ Live  Dog Demos 

  ~ Learn about our Volunteer & Foster  Programs

  ~ Meet future DWW Assistance Dogs! 


There’s no need to register to attend our Open House, as tours will be held throughout the
day. The Open House is a free event, although our

Organization is accepting donations in support of our five Assistance Dogs Programs.



 Looking forward to seeing you at this family-friendly event!


Sunday, November 18th, 2018

11am – 3pm

11343 – 174 Street

Edmonton, AB T5S 0B7