The AKC PupPals Program connects people in need of an uplifting message with a heartfelt video from a new canine friend.
These messages, especially in uncertain times, are a wonderful way to show you care and brighten a person’s day! PupPals can be sent to someone struggling with an illness or death of a loved one (human or pet), someone who is currently deployed, or even someone just feeling a little down.
Know someone in need of a little cheer? It doesn’t matter if they’re going through a specific hard time, like an illness or death of a loved one, or just could use a general pick me up, everyone is deserving of a cute pup in their inbox.
Interested in your dog becoming an AKC PupPals? All dogs, whether purebred or mixed breed, are eligible to become a PupPal. Just fill out a quick form and submit a video message to brighten someone’s day!
Founded in 1884, the not-for-profit AKC is the recognized and trusted expert in breed, health, and training information for dogs. AKC actively advocates for responsible dog ownership and is dedicated to advancing dog sports.