International Assistance Dog Week

Today through the 11th is International Assistance Dog Week (IADW), which is sponsored through Assistance Dogs International (ADI). In recognition of “all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability related limitations” I present to you a collage of my guide dogs:

Collage of various photos of my three guide dogs

International Assistance Dog Week

Fidelco isn’t a member of Assistance Dogs International, Inc.,1 but it’s worth noting that they are sponsoring International Assistance Dog Week. IADW was created to recognize of all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability-related limitations. ADI lists the goals of IADW as:

  • Recognize and honor the hardworking and selfless assistance dogs
  • Raise awareness and educate the public about how these specially trained animals are aiding so many people in our communities
  • Honor the puppy raisers and trainers of assistance dogs
  • Recognize heroic deeds performed by assistance dogs in our communities

One way in which you can participate in IADW is through my friend Laura‘s Guide Dog Puppy Sponsorship Auction. Along with several others, I donated a bunch of items, including cupcakes, for her to auction off in her fundraising efforts to sponsor a potential guide dog puppy for Guide Dogs of America. There is a terrific variety of items available for dogs, cats and humans alike, so please browse around and consider bidding in support of her project.

That’s all for now.

  1. I can only speculate as to why, but it wouldn’t surprise me if part of it had to do with the fact that ADI very obviously promotes feeding food they would not approve of.