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The COVID-19 outbreak and rapidly evolving policy responses are having a significant impact on the lives of dog owners around the country. The AKC Government Relations Department remains committed to keeping you up to date on the latest information impacting you and your dogs.

Our new COVID-19 resources page in the AKC Legislative Action Center provides a wealth of timely news and information to keep you informed, including:

  • Updates on state legislative activity. Are you wondering if your state is going to be considering animal bills soon? Check our legislative status link (updated daily) to see if your legislature is currently in session – or when they plan to return.
  • Updates on stay-at-home orders – Has your state instituted a stay-at-home order? What does that mean for finding dog food or essential pet services?  AKC GR is maintaining a list (updated daily) of each state’s actions on this issue.
  • Ideas on ways to be effective advocates from home – We provide a list of easy, effective things you can do at home to continue to protect your rights as a dog owner.

These are just a few of the many resources we provide on this page – and we are continuing to update it with new information.  We encourage you to share this page with your club members and fellow dog owners for the latest news and alerts impacting your dogs during this time.

We also encourage you to check out the rest of our Legislative Action Center ( for the latest legislative alerts and materials/resources on canine legislative issues.

AKC Government Relations continues to work to protect your dogs and your rights and to keep you informed.  If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact us at or at (919) 816-3720.