People Aren’t The Only Workers…Service Dogs Deserve To Be Honored On Labor Day Too!Ashley Maisano
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is dedicated to American workers and all of their social and economic accomplishments. It represents a yearly national tribute to the contributions that workers have made to the well-being of our country.
But working people aren’t the only ones who should be honored on Labor Day… many dogs have jobs too!
The police use K-9 dogs to help catch criminals, sniff out drugs and bombs, and to keep the public safe.
Thousands of dogs work alongside the military, regardless of how dangerous it is for them.
Search and rescue dogs save lives all the time, and also help find closure for grieving families.
Hospitals and rehabilitation centers hire dogs as therapy workers.
There are dogs that lead the blind and help get people with disabilities through each day. These special dogs help give people the confidence to live their lives and to forget their challenges as long as they have their loyal support system by their side!
Some dogs are even trained to alert prior to a person having a seizure, or a change in insulin levels.
They also help farmers herd livestock, all in order to fill the shelves at the grocery store with produce that we buy often.
There are so many dogs around the world, devoting their lives to all of these different lifestyles. And what’s best of all, is that they don’t do it for the money or for the fame, but simply because they are extremely loyal and caring, love us with all their heart, and are always there to lend a helping paw!
So, on Labor Day, while paying tribute to all of the working people, don’t think twice about also paying tribute to all of the service dogs that are working their tails off every day to keep us all safe, happy and healthy in many ways!
Also, be sure to check out this video documenting some of the best and brightest service dogs in the business!