International Assistance Dog Week runs from 5-11 August this year.
The week is all about the dogs who help people manage life with disability. The goals of the week are:
- 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
The IADW website contains information on events near you (primarily in the USA) but hopefully my home country of New Zealand will join in next year.
By the way, I support:
What dog assistance charities do you support?