Celebrating International Assistance Dog Week

International Assistance Dog Week

Credit: assistancedogweek.org

International Assistance Dog Week International Assistance Dog Week runs August 2-8, 2015. IADW was created “to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability related limitations.” Guide Dogs of America is happy to join in honoring life-changing assistance dog partnerships.

For many of Guide Dogs of America’s graduates, there was an “aha moment” when they knew it was time to take the next step toward greater mobility and independence. Read the article “From Cane to Canine” for GDA graduate stories of when they knew the time had come to apply for a guide dog and the difference that having a guide dog has made for them in their lives.

We are proud to be accredited by Assistance Dogs International, a global organization that is a coalition of nonprofit organizations. ADI’s mission is “to improve the areas of training, placement, and utilization of assistance dogs, staff and volunteer education, as well as educating the public about assistance dogs, and advocating for the legal rights of people with disabilities partnered with assistance dogs. Visit ADI’s site www.assistancedoginternational.org where you’ll find many resources, including a database of ADI accredited organizations world wide. Learn more about Guide Dogs of America’s ADI accreditation, awarded at Gold Seal Achievement level, by visiting our Resources section.

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