Every day, we work hard to give something back to dogs on a broad and sustainable scale. But nobody can do it alone. It takes a community of dog lovers working together to make a difference. The AKC Humane Fund’s mission is to unite a broad spectrum of animal lovers in promoting the joy and value of responsible pet ownership through education, outreach and grant-making.

Through its programs, the AKC Humane Fund:

  • Helps support Parent Club Rescue activities;
  • Assists human-services organizations that permit domestic abuse victims to enter and stay in shelters with their pets;
  • Provides resources to programs that educate adults and children about responsible dog ownership including The Awards for Canine Excellence and the Library at the American Kennel Club.

The AKC Humane Fund, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization exempt from federal income taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the AKC Humane Fund are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Thank you for joining us in this important campaign to keep dogs in our hearts and our lives forever.