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Intl. Assistance Dog Week

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Local IADW Events

We’re listing all the IADW local events here, so everyone will know what’s happening around the world, as well as in their own neighborhood.

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2013: Canine Companions for Independence “Paws for a Cause”»

Vista, CA – Eat for a cause as select Vista Village restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds to Canine Companions for Independence August 10.

2013: Psychiatric Service Dogs and Emotional Support Pets Event»

Toledo, OH – Healing Companions Psychiatric Service Dogs and Emotional Support Pets Event at University of Toledo, August 10.

Hero Dogs of Western Pennsylvania»

Pittsburgh, PA – In conjunction with its new Pennsylvania’s Civil War exhibition, the Senator John Heinz History Center will explore the history of canines in the Civil War and welcome dozens of local service, working, and therapy dogs from agencies throughout the region as part of a special Hero Dogs of Western Pa. event on Sun., Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Can Do Woofaroo»

New Hope, MN – Celebrate the amazing partnerships between assistance dogs and the people who need them at the Can Do Woofaroo September 7 with fundraising already underway.

Fidos for Freedom Open House»

Laurel, MD – Fidos for Freedom invites everyone to their International Assistance Dog Week Open Houses August 7 and August 11 to see their dogs in action.

Assistance Dog Appreciation Day»

Union City, CA – Waggin Tails Pet Supplies will host Assistance Dog Appreciation Day with assistance dog demonstrations by Gaia’s Dog’s, Halo Dog Training, The Hearing Dog Training, an agility demonstration by Training your Human, raffle prizes and games, and pet photos taken by Russell Foote Photography.

Fresno CA Proclamation for Assistance Dog Week»

Fresno, CA – The Honorable Mayor Ashley Swearengin of the City of Fresno, California, has by Proclamation recognized International Assistance Dog Week.

Clovis CA Proclamation for Assistance Dog Week»

Clovis, CA – A proclamation has been issued by the city and Canine Partners for Life is joining forces with assistance dog partners, organizations and concerned citizens to raise awareness of assistance dogs and celebrate International Assistance Dog Week.

Yappy Hour at Planet Dog»

Portland, ME – Planet Dog’s popular Yappy Hour will feature a free assistance dog presentation given by Suzan Morris, Founder of DogPowereda s well as representatives from service dog programs such as Assistance Canine Training Services, NEADS, Canine Assistants and Canine Companions for Independence.

New Hampshire State House Assistance Dog event»

Concord, NH – Come learn about all the types of assistance dogs and related state legislation from members of the NH Governor’s Commission on Disability.

Dog Days on the Plaza»

Janesville, WI – Join Occupaws Guide Dog Association for Dog Days on the Plaza. Pet the puppies and take part in the silent auction, raffle and more.

Community Bazaar»

West Chester, PA – A Community Bazaar will be held at Brian’s House, Inc., non-profit providing services to people with disabilities, featuring crafters, artists, food, music and more to raise fund .

Berkeley Proclamation of International Assistance Dog Week»

Berkeley, CA – Vice-Mayor Linda Maio reads the International Assistance Dog Week Proclamation at the City Council Meeting.

Ceremonial Signing of H.B. 165, The Service Dog Bill” with Governor Tom Corbett»

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Corbett and Susquehanna Service Dogs invite you to the signing of H.B. 165, “The Service Dog Bill.”

Farmer’s Market Fundraiser for Autism Dog Services»

Orangeville, Ontario, Canada – Support Autism Dog Services by visiting them at the Farmer’s Market to hear music, buy handmade crafts and raffle tickets for a guitar.

Goodwill Assistance Dog Academy Puppy Shower and Open House»

Chattanooga, TN – Meet the new puppies at the Goodwill Assistance Dog Academy Puppy Shower and Open House. Free hot dog lunch.

ECAD Open House»

Dobbs Ferry, NY – ECAD is holding an Open House at their NY Facility. Visit puppies and learn more about the organization.

StarNK9Assistance Night against Crime and Fundraiser»

Elizabeth City, NC – StarNK9Assistance is joining forces with the police department during National Night Out Against Crime to raise funds and awareness with a fun event during IADW.

The Dog Show talks about All Things Assistance Dogs»

2012: Seattle, WA – Jeanne Hampl, president and co-founder of the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound, will be on the Dog Show talking about All Things Assistance Dogs.

City of Berkeley Issues Assistance Dog Proclamation»

Berkeley, CA – The City of Berkeley will proclaim the week of August 5-11, 2012, as Assistance Dog Week and reaffirm Berkeley’s commitment to respect, celebrate and recognize assistance dogs and their partners this week and throughout the year in our community.