New York City Goes to the Dogs at AKC Meet the Breeds

From Akitas to Xoloitzcuintlis and everything in between, the Westminster Kennel Club presented for the first time AKC Meet the Breeds® brought to you by Purina® Pro Plan® on Saturday, February 14th at Pier 92 in New York City. Dog lovers had the opportunity to interact with hundreds of cuddly canines at the 6th annual event, all while learning about responsible pet ownership and what breed might be right for their lifestyle. Elaborately decorated booths depicted fun elements of each breed’s history and attendees learned about each dog from the experts themselves - breeders, enthusiasts, trainers and groomers. An AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer was also donated to the NYC Office of Emergency Management and the American Red Cross Greater New York Region.

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Former NY Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk receiving the AKC Legislator of the Year award from AKC President/CEO Dennis Sprung and AKC Chairman Alan Kalter


AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service, presented an AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer to officials from the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the American Red Cross in Greater New York.