Get a service dog from a qualified organization

Find a service dog from an organization that is accredited by Assistance Dogs International (ADI) or that is on the Qualified List.


Several organizations produce service dogs based on the Alberta Training Standard (PDF, 155 KB). They raise, train and match dogs with clients. Service dog teams are provided support throughout the working life of the dog.

Get a service dog

You can get a dog that is pre-qualified under the Service Dogs Act and Service Dogs Qualification Regulations (PDF, 278 KB) from:

If you are speaking with an organization or trainer about having a dog trained for you, first verify their Assistance Dogs International accreditation or candidacy, or Qualified List status. Contact the Service Dog Assessment Team if you need help determining the status of an organization.

Service dog identification 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.


Service Dog Assessment Team
780-427-9136 (Edmonton)
310-0000, then 780-427-9136 (toll-free)

Mailing address:
Service Dog Assessment Team
Community and Social Services
3rd Floor Standard Life Centre
10405 Jasper Ave NW
Edmonton AB  T5J 4R7