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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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The Dog Talk Show Celebrates IADW»

Bellevue, WA – The Dog Talk Show on 1150 KKNW AM interviews Jeanne Hampl of Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound in honor of International Assistance Dog Week, August 10, 2011, 2 p.m.

Barcelona Restaurant meets Barcelona, Service Dog in training»

Greenwich, CT – ECAD’s founders and other ECAD volunteers and staff will introduce Barcelona the service dog-in-training to Barcelona the restaurant on Friday, August 12, 2011 at noon.

ECAD Courthouse Dog on National TV»

New York, NY and nationwide – On Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Rosie, ECAD’s courthouse dog, made her second appearance on national television on the NBC Nightly News.

ECAD kicks off IADW with Front Page News»

Dobbs Ferry, NY–ECAD kicked off IADW by making the front page of the Enterprise newspaper. The story was about ECAD and included personal stories of clients and an introduction to International Assistance Dog Week. Read more and link to the newspaper story.

ECAD Goes to Outer Space via NASA»

NASA International Space Station – With the amazing support of our ECAD friends, family and fans, ECAD’s Project HEAL was honored by being chosen as a Fragile Oasis Project of the Week! Fragile Oasis is a program begun by a NASA astronaut to inspire people to improve life on our planet.

Founder of Texas Hearing and Service Dogs on KDRP-FM»

Dripping Springs, TX – Sheri Soltes, founder and president of Texas Hearing and Service Dogs will be a guest on KDRP-FM’s “Friday Free for All,” August 12, 2011 at 8am.

Dept. of Labor IADW Elevator Posters»

Washington D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor has created 2011 International Assistance Dog Week posters honoring the week and assistance dogs in the workplace.

ECAD goes to the Air Show»

Pease, NH – ECAD is going to the Airshow Sat and Sun Aug 13 & 14 to meet the public, including veterans, and introduce them to Project HEAL and other programs, answer questions and do demos with their dogs.

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind Open House»

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – Visit the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind National Training Centre on Saturday, August 6 to gain an in-depth view of the organization and meet the dogs. Demonstrations, barbecue, free admission.

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind National HQ Tours»

Cork, Ireland – Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind invites everyone to come and view their new Kennel redevelopment of their National Headquarters & Training Centre every day during International Assistance Dog Week from 11 am – 3 pm.

Meet Members of WVADC and Learn about Service Dogs»

Springfield, OR – Meet members of the Willamette Valley Assistance Dog Club and learn more about assistance dogs on Friday August 12 at the Farmer’s Market.

CCI Southwest Regional Graduation»

Oceanside, CA – Canine Companions will celebrate International Assistance Dog Week at its graduation ceremony on Friday, August 12, 2011 and the public is invited. The graduation ceremony will also include volunteer puppy raisers turning in the CCI puppies they have been raising and training.

ECAD Canine Training Center Open House»

Dobbs Ferry, NY – ECAD invites everyone to attend their open house to learn more about assistance dogs, meet puppies and assistance dogs, organization founders, staff and trainers on August 10.

Handi-Dogs Service Dog Graduation & Open House»

Tucson, AZ – We invite everyone to join us for a graduation ceremony for our latest Service Dog graduates, Wednesday, August 10. Talk to trainers and see demonstrations showing how dogs can help people with disabilities in unique ways.

CCI Graduation Ceremony»

Santa Rosa, CA – CCI invites the public to their graduation ceremony, Friday, August 12, where 14 individuals will graduate with their new assistance dogs.They will honor the new teams and over 3700 teams partnered since 1975.

Paddle for a Cause»

Gravenhurst,ON, Canada – Paddle for a Cause fundraiser, welcomes canoeists and kayakers to Muskoka Bay Park on Saturday, Aug. 13. Paddle and BBQ; a non-competitive fun event to benefit Lions Foundation of Canada dog guides program.

Dog Guide Drop-in Day»

Oakville, ON, Canada – Come out to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides for Dog Guide Drop-In Day on Wednesday, August 10th to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the thousands of assistance dogs that are helping Canadians with disabilities.

CCI Team Training Graduation»

Columbus, OH – Everyone is invited to the graduation ceremony for the two-week Team Training process where people with disabilities are placed with assistance dogs, CCI North Central Region, Saturday August 13.

Team Training Graduation & Puppy Matriculation Ceremony»

Orlando, FL – Everyone is invited to attend CCI Southeast Team Training Graduation and Puppy Matriculation Ceremony, Saturday, August 13; people with disabilities will receive their new assistance dogs after their team training course and puppies will be turned in by volunteer puppy raisers to begin advanced training

2011: 1st Annual Duck Races to benefit WAGS 4 KIDS»

Berea, OH – Duck Races and carnival fundraiser for WAGS 4 KIDS, Saturday August 6. Pony ride, puppy kissing booth, cotton candy, raffles, Duck Races and more.