Your dog brings joy to your life on a daily basis – brighten someone else’s day by enrolling your dog in the AKC PupPals Program. Dogs of any age, both purebred and mixed breeds alike, are encouraged to submit a PupPal message!
Becoming a PupPal is easy. Start by filming a video of your furry friend with an uplifting message from their point of view. When you are finished with your video, you’ll then need to upload it, fill out our PupPals Form and sign our photo release. Your video will then be shared with a recipient in need.
The video should feature your dog, with your voice speaking for your dog. For example, “My name is Roo and I hope you’re having a great day” is preferred to “This is Roo and she hopes you have a great day.”
Include information about your dog, like their name, breed (if applicable) and whatever makes them awesome! (P.S. Showing off a cool trick or two is a terrific addition for brightening someone’s day)
Include a generally uplifting message to the recipient. This message could go to anyone in need of cheering up, so making your message universal is key!
We ask that you do not include adults or children within your PupPal video, this is your dog’s time to shine.
Founded in 1884, the not-for-profit AKC is the recognized and trusted expert in breed, health, and training information for all dogs. AKC actively advocates for responsible dog ownership and is dedicated to advancing dog sports.