State of Ohio celebrates National Service Dog Month with a proclamation

Service dog in blue vest next to the outlined state of OhioAlready a nationally recognized event, Service Dog Month is getting some extra recognition in Ohio beginning in 2022.

That’s thanks to a statewide proclamation recently signed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine acknowledging September as National Service Dog Month. The Governor also dedicated Sept. 18 as Service Dog Awareness Day, during which Canine Companions staff will host our organization’s largest annual fundraiser, DogFest, at the New Albany campus. 

Not just in Ohio, but across the country, September will be a time to raise awareness about the great work service dogs do and recruit additional volunteers and advocates to work with accredited organizations like Canine Companions.

That includes educating the public on important issues like service dog fraud, why misrepresentation can harm people with disabilities who have a service dog and more.

For those who are interested in learning more about National Service Dog Month, there are still ways to participate. Click here to learn more.