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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Celebrating International Assistance Dog Week

International Assistance Dog Week, observed from August 1-7, serves as a crucial opportunity to express gratitude to the remarkable assistance dogs and their trainers who contribute significantly to the well-being of individuals facing disability-related challenges. These dogs play an indispensable role as companions, helpers, and friends, offering a lifeline to those with physical or mental disabilities. The impact of assistance dogs goes beyond companionship; they empower their human partners by restoring a sense of independence and providing practical assistance in daily activities. This week not only acknowledges the dedication of these extraordinary dogs but also aims to raise awareness about the vital role they play in enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities. Let's extend our heartfelt appreciation to all the assistance dogs and their trainers for their unwavering support and dedication

Assistance dogs can dramatically transform the lives of their human partners by serving as their companion, helper and aide.  The people who they serve have debilitating physical or mental disabilities and the ability of these dogs to give a person back their independence is truly remarkable.

The goal of the IADW events is to:
  • Recognize and honor assistance dogs
  • Raise awareness and educate the public about assistance dogs
  • Honor puppy raisers and trainers
  • Recognize heroic deeds performed by assistance dogs in our communities