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Green River ‘Goes to the Dogs’ Aug. 7

Kathryn Chamion is an honorably discharged Iraqi War veteran and Bronze Star reciient.Kathryn Champion is an honorably discharged Iraqi War veteran and Bronze Star recipient.

Green River Community College will be hosting the Service for Service: Washington Goes to the Dogs conference on Aug. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Lindbloom Student Center.

Sessions led by local experts inform, educate and explain the differences between service dogs, emotional support dogs, companion dogs and therapy dogs.

The conference will provide education and awareness of service dogs and emotional support dogs for veterans who suffer with disabilities including post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and sexual trauma.

Sponsored by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and the King County Veterans Program, the conference is for veterans, veteran service providers, dog trainers, business owners and any organization with public access.

John George, WDVA Service Dog Program Coordinator, and 'Alhie'.
John George, WDVA Service Dog Program Coordinator, and "Alphie".

Check-in and registration will be from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Lunch and sign language interpreters will be provided.

Free CEUs and Clock Hours:
In addition, the event will offer workshop certificate documenting hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.

Conference Registration:

Registration costs $10, and closes on July, 30. For more information contact Veteran Services.