Legislative Action Center

COVID-19 Resources
Action Alert

The American Kennel Club Government Relations Department remains committed to ensuring that you and your dogs are protected. 

Information on Closures,  Exemptions, & Liability

Reopening Information by State - In addition to tracking the status of pet care services, AKC GR is monitoring the status of state reopenings.

AKC Joins Pet Industry Leaders in Urging Officials to Allow Pet Food & Products Suppliers To Remain Open Amid New COVID Restrictions  

COVID-19 Liability Protection Legislation Sample Letter for Clubs 


Working With Public Officials When Planning An Event During COVID-19

Planning a 2021 event? Check out AKC Government Relations’ Resources for Clubs

USDA Confirms COVID-19 in Pet Dog in New York

Headed Back to Work? Things to Do—and Not Do—to Make Sure Your Dog is Ready

A Letter From Dennis Sprung to Congress on Government Assistance Packages

A Letter From Dennis Sprung/Federal CARES Act Resources

Non-Profit Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Common Organizational Structures for Clubs

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) 

Certain small businesses, private-non-profits, homeowners and renters may be eligible for federal loans through the Small Business Administration. More information and application. 

COVID-19 Reinforces Need for Healthy Habits Around Pets

Animal-Based Research Helps Scientists Develop Responses to COVID-19

Stuck at home petting your dog? Five things you can do today to protect your rights as a dog owner.

Sporting Dog Update: Four Southeastern States Provide COVID-19 Accommodations

CISA Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

USDA Urges Caution as SARS-CoV-2 Confirmed in Tiger Kept at NY Zoo 


    Message Body
    Suggested Message
    Remaining: 0
  • Hide
    • Please call this number:

      Please do not close this window. You will need to come back to this window to enter your code.
      We just sent an email to ... containing a verification code.

      If you do not see the email within the next five minutes, please ensure you entered the correct email address and check your spam/junk mail folder.
      Enter Your Info