Dog Service Day is Aug. 1

Celebrate National Service Dog Day on Saturday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m. at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.  Join others to meet some dogs involved in private and public service.

Canine skills and training are unique for their service and we encourage all ages to come and learn what it takes for a dog to learn these skills. Organizations and individuals involved in the training will be spotlighted, as well as ways to learn how to get involved.

Canines provide many services for people. Besides protection or searching skills, dogs can help people to learn to read, assist those with physical limitations and still others provide company for many people in nursing homes or hospitals.  A variety of handlers will be present with their dogs to explain their specialized service and training.

This program is open to all ages but no dogs to the program.

No registration is necessary and the program is free. If possible, bring a donation of dog food for a local shelter.

The Kellogg Environmental Center is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby.

For further information, directions, or to register call 203-734-2513 or email