As International Service Dog Week begins to wind down, National Service Dog Day is a reminder to celebrate all of the amazing tasks that service dogs perform on a daily basis. Since 2007 this day has been reserved as a day to honor the commitment of everyone involved in the life of a service dog and the hard work and dedication of our canine service companions. At Animal Central, we are taking this opportunity to glimpse into the history and the world of service dogs and the duties they provide for their human partners. Service dogs act as guides for the visually impaired, medical alert dogs for seizure and diabetic patients, hearing assistance for the deaf, as well as providing stability and independence for physically disabled individuals, among other tasks. If you ever have the opportunity to stop and watch the partnership between service dogs and their human companions you will likely be surprised by just how many changes having a service dog can make in the life of an individual, from simple companionship to lifesaving and life altering tasks, these four-legged helpers assist in creating a brighter future one step at a time. Check back with us throughout the month to learn more about the special dogs that lend a paw to enhance the life of a person in need of a little extra help.
Looking for a specific service dog article, here is what you have to look forward to this month:
August 14th – Guide/Seeing Eye Dogs
August 16th – Medical Alert Dogs & Seizure Detection Dogs
August 28th – Disability Assistance Dogs & Hearing Alert Dogs
Ask us at Animal Central for more information on National Service Dog Day or visit: http://www.free-press-release.com/news/200708/1186496583.html
Dr. George Stroberg, DVM and Staff