Providing Dog Guides to Canadians with Disabilities
Service
Since the introduction of the Service (formerly known as Special Skills) program in 1991, people 10 years of age or older with physical or medical disabilities have discovered a renewed sense of safety and independence through the use of one of these Dog Guides.

On a daily basis, Service Dog Guides help their handlers retrieve objects, open and close appliances, and open and close doors. These Dog Guides are also trained to bark or activate an alert system when help is needed.

Their ability to perform such a wide range of tasks puts Service Dog Guides in high demand and has proven them to be a vital aid for many individuals.

Please Note

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to accept new applicants in this program. While we are still dealing with backlogs and long waitlists for all programs, we are beginning to match, and have successfully graduated teams. With the exception of Facility Support, which is now accepting new applications, waitlists cannot be re-opened yet due to how many clients are already waiting. We hope this changes in the new year and will post an update if any other programs begin accepting new applications. 

We will however continue to take re-applications from our successor clients who have had a previous Dog Guide from us, please e-mail Dorothy (dwildhagen@dogguides.com) for all needed documentation.