AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days

Dogs are family members and it’s important to know what kind of commitment a canine companion requires.

To help spread the word, AKC is proud to host AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days, with more than 580 events planned across the nation this September.

AKC’s Flagship Event will take place on Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC. Nearly 30 different AKC-recognized breeds will be on hand for “AKC Meet the Breeds,” including rare breeds such as the Azawakh, Spanish Mastiff and Cirneco dell’Etna.

“We encourage families and pet lovers, along with their dog, to find an event to visit in their community,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “Pick up dog training tips, meet many of our AKC breeds and have your dog take the Canine Good Citizen test. Hundreds of our clubs are also offering microchipping at their RDO Days. With the recent rise in reports of pet theft, we encourage you to get your dog microchipped and enrolled in a pet recovery service.”

To join in the celebration:

Find an Event in Your Area: Dog lovers everywhere will attend more than 580 events hosted in local communities by AKC-affiliated clubs, dog trainers, CGC evaluators, shelters and other dog organizations. Learn more>>
Celebrate Online: AKC will host the second annual Virtual AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. To participate, share an “Act of Responsible Dog Ownership” with us on any of these pages via your smart phone, tablet or home computer during the month of September.

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days are sponsored by Motel 6. Motel 6 will highlight its commitment to responsible dog ownership this September by working with event-hosting organizations across the country to provide resources and information for pet owners and participating in the flagship Raleigh event.  

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