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On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, the Georgia Senate adopted Senate Resolution 344, which commends the benefits and contributions of purebred dogs and recognizes May 1, 2024 as Purebred Dog Day in the State of Georgia. Click here then click “Current Version” to read the beautifully written resolution in its entirety.

Gail LaBerge, President of the Georgia Canine Coalition, worked tirelessly throughout Georgia’s 2023-2024 legislative session to advance this resolution. It was adopted by vote of 48 to 1 in favor.

Georgia purebred dog owners are encouraged to send messages of thanks to their Senators, and particularly to the 48 Senators who voted to adopt the resolution. Click here, then scroll down and click on “Senate Vote #419” to view which Senators voted “Y.”  Click on your Senator’s name to view their contact information.

You may also wish to thank Senators Jason Anavitarte of the 31st district, Clint Dixon of the 45th district, and Russ Goodman of the 8th district, who sponsored the resolution.

If you don’t know who represents you in the Georgia Senate, please visit, scroll down, and enter your information under “Find Officials.”

Please contact AKC Government Relations at with questions or for additional information.