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Mobility Service Dogs

Provided by: Dogs with Wings

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Service Description

Provides Mobility Service dogs to individuals with physical disabilities, enhancing their quality of life and promoting greater independence. Mobility Service dogs can assist by:

  • helping to retrieve objects
  • opening and closing doors
  • seeking out help
  • supporting clients in moving from one point to another (example: wheelchair to bed, etc.)

Due to high demand, it could take two or three years before the DWW have a trained dog for you.

Eligibility

■ Individuals with a physical disability and use a manual/power wheelchair for mobility.
■ 15+ years old at time of application and 16+ years old at placement.
■ Demonstrate an active enough lifestyle to qualify for a Service Dog (e.g., working, attending school, participating in activities outside of the home, etc.).
■ Mental awareness to be the sole handler of a Service Dog and be responsible for the dog in public places.
■ Preferable, Service Dogs will be placed in home environments in which this dog is the only canine living in the home. 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.

Application Process

1) Fill out a letter of intent
2) The Client Services team invites eligible applicants to submit a full application
3) If application is successful, applicant is placed on the waiting list.

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Documents Required

Eligible applicants are contacted by the DWW team, who provide the list of required documents.

Fees

◾ The main handler of the dog is required to attend a two-week training session at the DWW main office and/or home's applicant.
◾ DWW works directly with a local hotel that provides discounted accommodation for the duration of Team Training, along with a comfortable training room for use during the day.
◾ Applicants are responsible for paying for their own food and accommodation during Team Training, as well as a $300 Team Training kit fee (payment plans available) that covers the cost of the Service Dog’s equipment and other items.

Toll-Free: 1-877-252-9433

Business Line: 780-944-8011

Service Website

www.dogswithwings.ca/apply-for-a-dog/mobility-service

Facebook

www.facebook.com/dogswithwings

Twitter

twitter.com/dogs_with_wings

Instagram

www.instagram.com/dogs_with_wings

Email

transformlives@dogswithwings.ca

Coverage Area

Saskatchewan

Languages Offered

English

Dogs with Wings

Address

11343 174 Street Northwest
Edmonton AB  T5S 0B7

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Mailing Address

11343 - 174th Street Northwest
Edmonton AB  T5S 0B7

Location Info

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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