Responsible Dog Ownership Day, Raleigh NC

AKC RDO Days is
sponsored by:

Motel 6

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Come, Sit, Stay…Enjoy!
Free admission – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Bring Your Dog!
Free goodie bags to first 500 families.

North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Holshouser Building
1025 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27607

Interested in being a sponsor, vendor, or taking part in AKC Meet the Breeds®? Contact

Are you bringing your dog to the microchip clinic? Fill out your form in advance here.

Schedule for Demos and Breed Parades – RDO 2014

  • 10:15 a.m. – Agility
  • 10:35 a.m. – Breed Parade – Working and Herding
  • 10: 50 a.m. – Herding demo
  • 11:20 a.m. – Breed Parade – Sporting
  • 11:35 a.m. – Rally demo
  • 11:50 a.m. – Breed Parade – FSS
  • 12:05 p.m. – Flyball demo
  • 12:35 p.m. – Breed Parade – Hound and Non-Sporting
  • 12:50 p.m. – Obedience demo
  • 1:20 p.m. – Breed Parade – Toy and Terrier
  • 1:35 p.m. – Agility demo
  • 2 p.m. – Herding demo
  • 2:30 p.m. – Flyball demo

Schedule for the Dog Games/Contests Ring:

  • 10:15 a.m. – Highest Jump Large Dog
  • 10:45 – Highest Jump Small Dog
  • 11:15 a.m. – Musical Sit
  • 11:45 a.m. – Limbo Small Dog
  • 12:15 p.m. – Limbo Large Dog
  • 1:00 p.m. – Musical Sit
  • 1:30 p.m. – Best Trick
  • 2:00 p.m. – Frisbee Toss

Between the Agility demos, the public is invited to take part in AKC’s My Dog Can Do That! Trainers will help you take your dog through the agility equipment – at a beginning level. It is free to try!

Meet rare breeds you’ve never seen before!

Microchip your pet for $10 with Wake County Animal Care, Control & Adoption. The fee includes lifetime enrollment in AKC Reunite’s national recovery service.

Take your dog through the 10-step AKC Canine Good Citizen test for $10! This special certification shows that your dog is a well-mannered member of the community.

Watch action-packed demonstrations: Agility, Flyball, Rally, Obedience, Herding, Grooming, and more.

Enjoy other family-friendly activities including a raffle, games for kids, badge opportunities for Y Guides, Boy and Girl Scouts, and face painting.

Enjoy Dog Games and Contests, visit an AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer (learn more at, and much more!

The NCSU Vet School Surgery Club will be back with their Teddy Bear Repair clinic. Bring your child’s favorite stuffed animal for repairs.

Need dog training help? Stop by the Ask A Trainer booth, located with the main AKC booth, to talk with one of the AKC GoodDog! Helpline trainers.

Labrador Retriever Sponsors

Dog Diggity Daycare and Boarding: Information about daycare and boarding services.

Harrison Fence, Inc.: Dog Fence Display.

SPCA of Franklin County: Spay/Neuter info, Pet Pantry, animal care info, T-shirts, candles, bumper stickers and dog treats.

Chihuahua Sponsors

Brier Creek Pet Hotel: Information about pet hotel services and handing out doggy goodie bags.

Lap Of Love Veterinary Hospital/Dana Lewis, DVM: Information about veterinary end of life care, home hospice and euthanasia.

Pampered Pets Mobile Vets & Cat Clinic of Cary: Information about the vet practice and join the raffle.

Quail Corners Animal Hospital & Emergency Care Center: Information about the 24/7 veterinary hospital services.

Suite Paws Pet Resort & Spa: Information about daycare and boarding services.

Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital of Holly Springs: Information about the vet referral hospital.

Who's In Charge?: T-shirts, collars, leashes, magnets, and sweatshirts.


Ego Amigo: Dog accessories such as collars, bowties, bandanas, etc. Dog treats, antlers, buffalo horns, bully sticks, dog duvets, slow feeder bowls, durable and floatable toys, chews toys, rugs, and shammies.

HEART Pet Rescue: Dog toys and visit our adoptable dogs.

Kansas Sweetie Barkery: Gourmet dog treats and collar accessories.

Lap It Up: Learn about Lap It Up, a unique place with activities your dog will love and activities you will love to do with your dog.

Mojo Dog Tugs: Handcrafted, machine washable toys for dogs.  These toys are sturdy, colorful and designed for interactive play between dogs and their people. Our motto is "bring out the magic in your pet."

Sights & Hounds Photography: Portrait sessions available. Learn more or make an appointment for a future session.  

That'll Do: Dog beds, Handcrafted bags, quilts, wine totes, treat bags, dog treats, tugs, and more.

Wags4Tags: Visit us for games, a raffle for two hand-painted rain barrels, information about the organization, and gifts. Say ‘hi’ to some of the service dogs.

Wake County ACOs: Information about Wake County Animal Control.

Unleashed: The Dog and Cat Store: Sample different treats sold by Unleashed at a free treat buffet.