Recognizing National Service Dog Month Nationwide

State and local governments proclaim September to be National Service Dog Month

Service Dog Month Canine Companions logo

SANTA ROSA, California – It’s a well-known fact that humans and dogs are a perfect match, with 69 million households in the U.S. sharing space with at least one furry canine, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. However, for the 64 million Americans living with a disability, only a fraction – 15,000 – are assisted by task trained service dogs. National Service Dog Month, observed every September, highlights the invaluable impact service dogs have on the lives of people living with disabilities. 

To celebrate this important month, Canine Companions is asking our community to help spread the word about service dogs and engage in fun and educational activities. We’re also getting recognition from our state and local legislators! 

The cities, counties and states below are officially proclaiming September as National Service Dog Month, championing service dog rights and fostering understanding about their vital role. The proclamations bring important awareness to communities on the great work of service dogs and our mission.  

Check back throughout the month to see our list of proclamations growing! 


  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin


  • Allegheny County, OH
  • Denver County, CO
  • Franklin County, OH
  • James County, VA
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Ohio Senate District 3
  • Ohio Senate District 4
  • Ohio 12th Congressional District
  • Orange County, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Pierce County, WA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Diego County, CA
  • San Diego County District 3
  • Snohomish County, WA
  • St. Louis County, MO
  • Washington, D.C.


  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boerne, TX
  • Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Chicago, IL
  • Clovis, CA
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Columbia, TN
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Grain Valley, MO
  • Hendersonville, TN
  • Houston, TX
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • Irving, TX
  • James County, VA
  • Lake Mary, FL
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Marble Falls, TX
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • New Albany, OH
  • Olathe, KS
  • Omaha, NE
  • Overland Park, KS
  • Pierce County, WA
  • Portsmouth, RI
  • Renton, WA
  • Richmond, CA
  • Rio Rancho, NM
  • River Oaks, TX
  • Rochelle, IL
  • Round Rock, TX
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • Seal Beach, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Vermilion, OH
  • Washington, D.C.
  • West Chicago, IL
  • West Melbourne City, FL
  • Winston Salem, NC