Assistance Dog Day is celebrated on August 4 of every year. The Day recognizes and honours the assistance dogs and their trainers, and aims to increase funds awareness of the work they do. Assistance dogs will improve the quality of life for countless people who live with disability or illness, and this Day celebrates these four-legged friends.
“Veterans report that service dogs help break their isolation. People will often avert their eyes when they see a wounded veteran. But when the veteran has a dog, the same people will come up and say, ‘Hi’ to pet the dog and then strike up a conversation.” – Al Franken
History of Assistance Dog Day
Assistance Dog Day is a part of International Assistance Dog Week started by the Marcie Davis. There are several kinds of Assistance Dogs from the well-known guide dogs and hearing alert service dogs which helps the individuals with vision and hearing loss, to lesser-known helpers like seizure alert and medical alert dogs that can recognize the signs of heart attacks, strokes, epilepsy and much more.
Other Celebrations on August 4
August 4 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate Assistance Dog Day
On this Day, several events will be conducted like dog shows, sponsored dog walks, talks and dog graduation ceremonies and much more. You can visit those events in nearby places. You can use the hashtag #AssistanceDogDay to post on social media.