August 7-13, 2016

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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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2014: Come see how assistance dogs help people with disabilities or hearing loss live more independent lives.»

Laurel, MD – International Assistance Dog Week Fidos For Freedom Open House

2014: Assistance Dogs of the West on the Children’s Hour»

Santa Fe, NM – Assistance Dogs of the West on the Children’s Hour radio show.

2014: Motorcyle Ride and Family Fun Day Event»

Elgin, SC – Hogs And Dogs For American Heroes

2014: Jay Inslee, Governor of the State of Washington, proclaims the week of August 3-9, 2014, as Assistance Dog Week.»

Olympia, WA – Proclamation for International Assistance Dog Week August 3-9

2014: Sandy’s Pet Food Center Is Promoting Service Dog Awareness»

Concord, NH – Come learn about service dogs, see a NEADS puppy in training and learn about the annual NH Service Dog Awareness Day.

2014: Join Us for the Introduction of PAWS Pups Ivan, Cassie, Amy & Rocky To The Naples, Florida Community»

Naples, FL – PAW-TY With The Fab Four-PAWS Assistance pups Ivan, Cassie, Amy & Rocky

2014: A week-long community fundraising event – Restaurant Week!»

Palm Beach, FL – In honor of International Assistance Dogs Week, Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc. is presenting a week-long community fundraising event – RESTAURANT WEEK!

2014: AngelPaws Inc. Brings You Paws For Help: Making the Impossible Possible»

Kansas City, MO – Join the celebration and learn all about assistance dogs & how they help their person in everyday life.

2014: Helping Dogs Helping Heroes 5K»

Albuquerque, NM – Paws and Stripes invites you and your dogs to join us for our inaugural 5K fun run/walk fundraiser in honor of Assistance Dog Week.

2014: Handi-Dogs Service Dog Graduation and Celebration»

Tuscon, AZ – The public is invited to join us as we celebrate our latest service dog graduates and our other certified service dog teams.

2014: San Antonio Celebrating Service Dogs»

San Antonio, TX – Lone Star Battle Buddies celebrating International Assistance Dog Week.

2014: PAALS is sponsoring a conference in Columbia, SC to provide information and training about using service dogs in Animal Assisted Therapy.»

Columbia, SC – Unleash the Possibilities Conference is for professionals and students who are interested in learning about the use of service dogs in Animal Assisted Therapy.

2014: “The Dog Show” to discuss Fake Service Dog trend»

Seattle, WA – Jeanne Hampl, president and co-founder of the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound will be on “The Dog Show” with Julie Forbes.

2013: AngelPaws 3rd Annual Paws for Help»

Kansas City, MO – AngelPaws holds 3rd Annual Paws for Help in Kansas City, August 4.

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.