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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Did you know? September is National Disaster Preparedness Month

Led by FEMA’s Ready Campaign, Citizen Corps and The Advertising Council, this effort encourages individuals, families, businesses and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies. Visit and

Don't forget to prepare your pets too!

Updated 9/2/2011 to add another link

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Did you know? August 7-13, 2011 is International Assistance Dog Week (IADW)

An Assistance Dog, also known as a Service Dog, is a dog trained to aid or assist a person with a disability. The jobs these dig perform are as unique as the people that they help. Some examples include: guide dogs for the blind; hearing/signal dogs for the deaf or hard of hearing; and mobility assistance dogs trained to assist a physically disabled person.

The goals of IADW are to:
  • Recognize and honor assistance dogs
  • Raise awareness and educate the public about assistance dogs
  • Honor puppy raisers and trainers
  • Recognize heroic deeds performed by assistance dogs in our communities

Here's a good set of tips on how to interact with a person and their service dog:

You can learn more about International Assistance Dog Week at and here are some additional ideas on how to get involved: Tips from Canine Companions for Independence