International Assistance Dog Week

Assistance dogs have changed my life, and I can’t think of anything better to celebrate! Here’s to Alex, Pacific, and Ben…

Assistance Dog Week
a Big Success!

Retired guide dog, Heather, regularly visit patients at Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO. Heather brings a smile to everyone she meets.


Show your support for
Assistance Dog Week

Renowned Santa Fe artist Krista Brooks of Retro Pets created this delightful assistance dog image. It has been applied to T-shirts and other products so you can show your support of IADW.

100% of the profits from sales of these items will benefit International Assistance Dog Week. You can shop for the T-shirts and all the items at

You may also purchase 8×10″ and 11×14″ art prints of this image from the Retro Pets website. Retro Pets will donate 50% of the retail price to International Assistance Dog Week! Help spread the word about all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs and grow the annual event. Please share this “work of ARF” with all your friends on your websites and Facebook. Thanks for helping to support IADW!

Assistance Dog Week 2012 Activities

People held all sorts of events for International Assistance Dog Week this year. There were assistance dog graduations, walks, demonstrations, a “Yappy Hour,” ice cream social, open houses, guided tours, and new service dog legislation in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.

You can still share your events and photos by posting them at the IADW Facebook page.

IADW on the radio

In honor of International Assistance Dog Week, Public Radio reporter Matt Kelly interviewed event founder Marcie Davis. He asked Marcie what people should know about service dogs as a way to help spread the word about what these amazing animals can do. You can listen to the segment at the WKNU website.


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