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FL AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day Event
06-21-2011, 05:11 PM
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AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day Event
Pit Bull Happenings will be there at our Booth with the PBH Rescue Dogs!!

We hope to see you there!! Event details can be found at our Event on on our Facebook Fan Page!! Click Here!

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2011 AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days

Dear Dog Lover:

We hope you will join us in September 2011 as the AKC invites and encourages all dog and pet-related organizations to commemorate AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days by holding a community event that publicly promotes responsible dog ownership anytime during the month. To get started, scroll down to Create an Account or login if you have hosted an event in previous years!

The AKC will be hosting its own event in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. This flagship event will highlight the AKC programs and services that support responsible dog ownership. It will also publicize to news media and the dog loving community that events are being held across the country by organizations such as yours.
Some suggestions to help commemorate AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days include:

ID clinic- Hold an AKC/CAR microchip clinic
Rescue information booth
Health clinic/health screen testing/First Aid for dogs
Meet the breeds/Find the right dog for you
AKC Canine Partners demonstration and/or booth
Obedience/Agility/Rally/Performance demonstrations
Hold free training class for dog owners and give a presentation about AKC Purebred Alternative Listing Program or AKC Canine Partners
Therapy/SAR Dog or Police K9 Unit demonstrations
"AKC Safety Around Dogs" for kids presentations (in-school or for children's groups)
A kids contest with awards for best drawings, photos or essays about dogs
AKC Canine Good Citizen test (requires additional kit purchase)
Seek sponsorships or donated items from local businesses to be raffled or for contest prizes
Raise money to donate/dedicate needed items to local dog park/runs (pooper scoopers, bulletin boards, water fountains, etc.)
Fundraising events for AKC Canine Health Foundation
Write a letter to the editor of your local newspapers
Obtain a proclamation from your Governor, Mayor etc.

Last year, more than 550 dog clubs and other organizations hosted events reaching millions of dog lovers and potential pet owners through extensive media coverage. Dog lovers also posted thousands of "Acts of Responsible Dog Ownership" on our Facebook and Twitter pages to help us celebrate "Virtual AKC RDO Days." This year, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest AKC RDO Days updates and participate in our virtual celebration!

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to interact with the public and gain positive exposure for your club, breed and the AKC. Your participation will help this worthwhile program continue to gain momentum each year, benefiting dogs and dog owners everywhere!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.*


Stephanie Smith
Club Communications Manager

*For further information about AKC RDO Days please contact Stephanie Smith at 212-696-8228 or

x Eric Emminger
Founder/President of Pit Bull Happenings Rescue

We are a 501c3 Not-for-Profit Organization!
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