|Responsible Dog Ownership Day - Event Planning Begins
AKC is proud to announce that the fourth annual AKC Responsible Dog
Ownership Day will be held on Saturday, September 16th. The goal of
the initiative is to educate first-time dog owners about the responsibilities
of dog ownership and help current owners enhance their relationships
with their pets. The Canine Legislation department wants to encourage
our legislative liaisons to take this one step further and educate community
members and elected officials about legislative issues that affect dog
With the recent challenges we faced around the country regarding the
spread of breed-specific legislation and the enactment of mandatory
spay/neuter in Los Angeles County, CA, fanciers are aware that we need
to educate the public in order to preserve our rights as dog owners.
Use this event to host a table educating community members about the
ineffectiveness of breed specific legislation. Or highlight the benefits
that local breeders provide to the community.
Inviting elected officials, such as your local mayor or city councilmember
to the event is also a good way to educate them about the sport of purebred
dogs, and about all the good things that dog clubs do in the community.
The Canine Legislation department is happy to provide your club with
legislative materials to distribute at these events. Please contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org if your club
would like to use this opportunity to impact legislation in your community.
To learn more about AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day, sign up to hold
an event or view photos and information about previous years' events,
please visit the AKC
RDO Day section of our website.