Club Spotlight: Pioneer Valley Kennel Club

The Pioneer Valley Kennel Club (PVKC) was honored with an AKC Community Achievement Award in the 1st quarter of 2014 in recognition of all of the work club members did to promote responsible dog ownership throughout 2013.

As part of their efforts last year, PVKC members arranged for a series of monthly television segments on the local television program Mass Appeal (WWLP Channel 22 in Chicopee, Massachusetts) to discuss selection and care of dogs, educate viewers about dog events and promote the AKC Canine Good Citizen® program, among other topics.

To congratulate the club members on their hard work, AKC's Lisa Peterson appeared on the program on June 17th to officially present PVKC Corresponding Secretary Linda Gagnon with the AKC Community Achievement Award certificate. PVKC also presented the Mass Appeal co-hosts with a certificate and coffee mugs to thank them for their promotion of responsible dog ownership. PVKC puppies Maya (Old English Sheepdog) and Lexi (German Pinscher) made an appearance in a puppy training segment as well!