Celebrate International Assistance Dog Week
Global initiative promotes service canines.
For dog owners, every four-legged friend provides limitless help in the form of comfort, companionship, and fun. But certain canines go above and beyond this bond to provide assistance to their human partners who are differently abled.
To recognize and promote awareness of these dogs, Marcie Davis, a paraplegic for over 35 years and CEO of Davis Innovations, a consulting firm based in Santa Fe, NM, established International Assistance Dog Week. This year, the initiative will take place from August 5-11, 2012.
From coast to coast, local groups promoting assistance dogs are hosting events, such as fundraising dog walks, open houses, and guided tours and presentations.
Through these happenings, IADW hopes to raise awareness and educate the public about the services that these hardworking dogs provide, as well as recognize the efforts of their raisers and trainers.
For more information about this campaign, or to find an event in your area, visit the IADW website. The site also offers sample materials that users can download to promote their own local events.
Do you know of a group promoting IADW in your area? What do you think can be done to recognize service dogs? Tell us below!
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