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 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.