The American Kennel Club is out to prove that a dog is a person’s best friend. The American Kennel Club, the world’s largest dog registry and advocate for dogs, is launching a program to help sick and struggling families find new friends.
The AKC PupPals program seeks to bring dog owners to share their faithful friends with families that have an ill child, have experienced a death of a loved one or pet, have a parent who was deployed for military service or any child who is going through a difficult time.
A parent or legal guardian can request an AKC PupPal through the organization’s website: https://www.akc.org/public-education/akc-puppals-program/.
“AKC Public Education is always seeking ways to highlight the importance of the human-canine bond and bring communities together. The AKC PupPals Program is another way to accomplish that and we look forward to providing children with the comfort of a canine friend,” Meredith Saraceno, Public Education Manager, said.
AKC Public Education is asking dog owners to participate in the PupPals program. To have a dog considered for the program, owners can fill out an online form, and submit a photo and information about their dog.
AKC Public Education will create and send the information dog owners provide to a child and family requesting to participate in the PupPals program. AKC Public Education invites all dogs and their owners to participate.
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