[nabs-l] national Assistance Dog Week.

Darian Smith dsmithnfb at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 23:07:38 UTC 2010

Found this as interesting and wanted to share
as  posted on  www.cfilc.org

National Assistance Dog Week Event

National Assistance Dog Week Event

National Assistance Dog Week Event

photo of small service dog holding its leash in its mouth
National Assistance Dog Week was created to recognize all the devoted,
hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their
disability. In addition
to honoring assistance dogs during their special week, one of the
goals is to raise awareness about these very special and highly
trained animals. This
year National Assistance Dog Week is August 8-14.

Assistance Dogs transform the lives of their human partners with
physical and mental disabilities by serving as their devoted
companion, helper, aide, best
friend and close member of their family. Assistance dogs include Guide
Dogs, Service Dogs, Hearing Alert Dogs, Seizure Alert/Response Dogs
and Medical
Alert/Response Dogs.

National Assistance Dog Week was established due to the efforts of
Marcie Davis, a paraplegic for over 35 years and CEO of Davis
Innovations, a consulting
firm based in Santa Fe, NM. Davis is the author of Working Like Dogs:
The Service Dog Guidebook, a resource book that captures personal
stories, checklists
and practical tips to provide the reader with an A-Z guide about
service dogs and she is the host of the Internet radio program,
Working Like Dogs, at

. As a member of a service dog team, she founded Working Like Dogs to
honor assistance dogs around the world.

More information about National Assistance Dog week can be found at

Darian Smith
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