Tomorrow Kicks off International Assistance Dog Week!

Posted: August 4, 2012 in General
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

In our blog we generally focus on the good we as humans can do to help animals, but since August 5th through the 11th is International Assistance Dog Week, we thought it would be the perfect time to bring attention to some of the wonderful animals that are helping humans.

International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) recognizes the loyal canines that aide people with physical and mental disabilities as not only their companions, but also as their helpers. It takes special training and a very dedicated dog to be able to make such a big difference in a person’s life. That kind of loyalty is just another example as to why dogs have so often been known as “man’s best friend”.

IADW serves as a reminder for us to be aware of and appreciate all of the hard work these wonderful animals do year-round, as well as the diligence of their trainers who help them become their very best.

Most of us, at some point or another, have seen an assistance dog out in public, but is often easy to overlook just what a wonderful service and companionship they are providing. These dogs are intelligent, loyal, loving and life-changing for their human partners.

If you have any stories you’d like to share about your own experience with assistance dogs or the impact they have had on someone you know, feel free to share. We’d love to hear what you have to say!

And if you would like to learn more about IADW, you can visit this website:

http://www.assistancedogweek.org/

Image

We found this photo along with a great (and very informative) article about the wonderful things service dogs are capable of here if you’re interested in reading even more:

http://tamunews.tamu.edu/2011/02/25/assistance-dogs-offering-a-new-sense-of-freedom/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s