PAALS celebrates International Assistance Dog Week with activities

PAALS celebrates International Assistance Dog Week with activities
PAALS will celebrate International Assistance Dog Week. (PAALS)

(WIS) - In honor of International Assistance Dog Week, PAALS is celebrating with a week of activities.

Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services not only trains and partners service dogs with those who can benefit from an assistance dog, but also provides animal assisted interventions throughout the community.

One of the goals of the week is to raise awareness about these very special and highly trained animals. This year, International Assistance Dog Week is August 5-11 and PAALS is branching out around South Carolina to spread the word.

Tuesday, August 7

2 p.m.

PAALS will be offering tours of their training facility to the public.

6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.

PAALS will be at the National Night Out located in the Woodlands Country Club in Northeast Columbia

7 p.m.

PAALS will have an information booth at the Charleston RiverDogs game.

Thursday, August 9

1 p.m.

PAALS will be speaking to the Spring Valley Rotary Club.

2 p.m.

PAALS will be offering tours of their training facility to the public.

Friday, August 10

The week will culminate with "Winston" a service dog in training appearing on WISTV's morning show

More information about International Assistance Dog week can be found at the Assistance Dog Week website. More information about PAALS can be found here.

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