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Celebrate Virtual AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days With Us On Facebook

(Thursday, September 01, 2011)

This September, the American Kennel Club invites dog lovers across America to participate in “Virtual AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days.” For the past nine years, hundreds of AKC clubs and dog organizations nationwide have been celebrating AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days by hosting events that educate the public about the importance of responsible ownership. Now, you can do the same at any time via your smart phone, tablet or home computer!

To participate in Virtual AKC RDO Days, share an “Act of Responsible Dog Ownership” with us online through September 30th. Did you take your dog for a walk or donate food to your local animal shelter? Let us know on Facebook. Volunteer at the local dog park or give your dog a good grooming? Tweet us about it. We want to hear about any responsible “Act” of dog ownership, large or small. You can also “Like” the AKC’s Daily Act (posted every day on Facebook) to show your support of responsible dog ownership.

Other fun ways to participate throughout the month:

  • Change your Facebook profile picture to your dog’s photo to show your support for AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days!
  • Get some tips on responsible dog ownership as AKC’s “Bailey the Beagle” takes over our Twitter feed.
  • Check the Facebook page regularly to see if you are spotlighted as the Responsible Dog Owner of the Day!
  • Weigh in and share your dog ownership knowledge on our weekly Facebook polls.

“We hope to extend the reach of AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days by inviting dog lovers worldwide to share their ideas and tips about how to make the planet a more dog-friendly place,” said Lisa Peterson, AKC Spokesperson. “We have some fun things planned throughout September, so stop by and show us how much you care about being a responsible dog owner!”

The AKC also encourages everyone to sign the AKC Responsible Dog Owner Pet Promise, a petition that celebrates what it means to be a responsible dog owner. You can also leave your “act” of responsible ownership in the petition comment section. The “Pet Promise” reminds all dog owners that raising a healthy dog requires training, grooming, nutrition, exercise and veterinary care. Find it at www.akc.org/rdod.

To spark your creativity for Virtual AKC RDO Days, why not also visit an AKC RDO Days event in person? Hundreds of nationwide events will take place throughout September in communities across the country and AKC’s flagship Responsible Dog Ownership event caps off the month on September 24th in Raleigh, North Carolina. Send us your photos and experiences from the events you attend!

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days is sponsored by Motel 6. Motel 6 will highlight its commitment to responsible dog ownership this September by working with event-hosting organizations across the country to provide resources and information for pet owners.

Submit your ACT of Responsible Dog Ownership!
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