Get a qualified service dog

Get a dog from one of Alberta’s approved service dog organizations.

Services and information

Approved organizations ensure service dogs are trained or tested to meet the Alberta Training Standard.

Contact one of Alberta’s approved organizations to apply for a service dog, or to have your dog trained or tested.


Several organizations produce service dogs based on the Alberta Training Standard. They raise, train and match dogs with clients. Service dog teams are supported throughout the working life of the dog.

Get a service dog

If you are speaking with an organization or trainer about having a dog trained for you, first verify they are approved in Alberta. You can get a pre-qualified dog from:

Contact the Service Dog Assessment Team if you need help determining the status of an organization.

Service dog ID card

Qualified service dog teams are eligible to receive a service dog identification card. Service dog teams should carry their ID with them at all times when in public. Get a service dog identification card.


Connect with the Service Dog Assessment Team:

Phone: 780-427-9136 (Edmonton)
Toll free in Alberta: dial 310-0000, then the phone number

Service Dog Assessment Team
Community and Social Services
3rd Floor, Standard Life Centre
10405 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4R7