AKC in the News
AKC staffers Keith Frazier, Penny Leigh, Sheila Goffe and Jennifer Clark (and office dog, Uther) traveled to Raleigh City Hall this week to accept a Proclamation from Mayor Nancy McFarlane proclaiming September 19th AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day.

The local CBS affiliate WRAL also interviewed Penny and filmed Uther showing off his tricks.

Take a look at more photos of the exciting day here.
Clubs in the News
Sue Pisias of the Chintimini Kennel Club submitted an article about her club's Coursing Ability Tests that was published in the Salem Statesman Journal. Congrats, Sue!

Check out the article here.
PR/Social Tips

Do you need a cheat sheet to explain to the media or your community exactly what AKC and its affiliates do?Check out page 51 in Promoting Your Club and Its Events.

Here are just a few items to start:

  • AKC Humane Fund supports breed rescue activities, assists shelters that permit domestic-abuse victims to bring their pets, and educates dog lovers about responsible dog ownership.
  • AKC Reunite has brought more than 400,000 lost pets back together with their owners.

Read more.

Celebrating Our Dogs
AKC Features Editor Mara Bovsun writes movingly about the loss of her beloved dog, Maggie.

Read how friends helped her survive the death of her dog.

Pets Always Stay Free at Motel 6
Motel 6 is proud to be the official lodging provider of the AKC. AKC registrants receive a 10% discount at over 1,100 Motel 6 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Call the special AKC reservation number 855-M6-4DOGS and mention CP542764 to receive your savings.

Learn more here.