The City of West Chicago declared September 2023 as National Service Dog Month in West Chicago during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 5 in recognition of service dogs and the adults and children with disabilities within the community.
National Service Dog Month aims to educate our community about the benefits of service dogs and the laws protecting them.
Members, including service dogs, of the nonprofit organization, Canine Companions, accepted the proclamation from Mayor Ruben Pineda highlighting the ongoing importance of service dogs nationwide while promoting inclusivity for all residents and their service dogs in the community.
The City is grateful to Canine Companions for the important work they do in providing highly trained service dogs at no charge to people in need.
View the National Service Dog Month Proclamation on the City's website.
About Canine Companions
Canine Companions is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing expertly-trained service dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Their service dogs empower people with disabilities to lead lives with greater independence, by providing best-in-class training, ongoing follow up services and a deeply committed community of support. Visit https://canine.org/ for more information about the organization.