AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day in New York City, New York

AKC held its third annual "AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day" flagship event on Sunday, September 18 at Madison Square Park in New York City. Although the threat of downpours forced the event to be moved to the designated rain date, AKC RDO Day shined bigger and better than ever before! Thousands of New York City's dog owners viewed agility, police K-9, safety around dogs and grooming demonstrations and had the opportunity to meet members of AKC parent clubs and affiliated rescue groups representing 22 AKC breeds. Low-cost microchipping, Canine Good Citizen testing and the chance to win valuable prizes via a fun, interactive prize wheel drew big crowds, and the first 500 attendees and their canines who visited the AKC booth were treated to goodie bags filled with dog treats, dog food, coupons and much more. On an important note, New York City dog lovers opened their hearts and their wallets to help animal victims of Hurricane Katrina, donating much needed items and making contributions to the AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund.

We thank the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the many companies and organizations that contributed to making the day a success.

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals
New York Dog Magazine
AKC Family Dog
Jewett-Camron Crates
CMI, Inc Mini pet strobe
Active Pet Feeds
Fido Friendly Magazine
Bayer/K9 Advantix
Nutro Products
Triple Pet/Benedent
Whole Life Pet
Jen Greenberg Photography
Latka's Treats
NYPD/K9 Unit
Portchester Obedience Training Club
Andrea Arden Dog Training
Ladies' Kennel Association of America
Greenwich Kennel Club
United States Neapolitan Mastiff Club
Norwegian Elkhound Association of America, Inc.
Gordon Setter Club of America
Doberman Pinscher Club of America
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of America
Löwchen Club of America
Puli Club of America
Scottish Terrier Club of America
American Manchester Terrier Club
Irish Terrier Club of America
American Miniature Schnauzer Club
Xoloitzcuintli Club of America
Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue
Long Island Bulldog Rescue
French Bulldog Connection Rescue
The Seeing Eye Canine
Companions for Independence
Grateful Greyhounds
Author Amy Fernandez
Author Robert S. Goldstein, VDM
Author Susan J. Goldstein
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