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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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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.

VIP Guided Tour of PAALS’ Future Campus»

Elgin, SC – PAALS is hosting an invitation only guided site tour of our future campus site for VIPs and volunteers to recognize IADW.

Fidos for Freedom Open House»

Laurel, MD – Come see how assistance dogs help people with disabilities or hearing loss live more independent lives at the Fidos for Freedom Open House August 11.

Service Dog Presentation»

East Dubuque, IL – Canine Connection LLC/Paws With A Cause are putting on an informational presentation/demonstration at East Dubuque District Library.

Battle Buddies 2nd Annual Walk-a-thon»

Bristol, RI – 2nd Annual Battle Buddies Walk-a-Thon will raise funds for a service dog for a wounded veteran.

Raffle for Service Dog Emergency Vet Fund»

Santa Fe, NM – Assistance Dogs of the West Youth Board is holding a raffle to raise funds for the Emergency Vet Fund.

Assistance Dog Week Proclamation Ceremony»

Vero Beach, FL – Dogs for Life, Inc. will be presented with two proclamations recognizing International Assistance Dog Week in Vero Beach and Indian River County.