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RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP DAY – Third Saturday in September

Responsible Dog Ownership Day Third Saturday in September


Responsible Dog Ownership Day is observed annually on the third Saturday in September.

If there is or soon will be a canine companion in your life, Responsible Dog Ownership Day encourages you to make a promise, not just to your loyal hound, but to all of those who may be affected by him. Dogs bring many benefits into our lives and to ensure they remain healthy, happy and safe; we need to be on the look out for their well-being and the well-being of those around them.  Many do not take into consideration all the care involved when taking in a canine companion.  Their size, energy, medical care, temperament, and many other needs are the dog owner’s responsibility.


For more information on responsible dog, ownership visit www.akc.org. Use #ResponsibleDogOwnershipDay to post on social media.


The American Kennel Club promotes Responsible Dog Ownership Days across the country annually.  Since at least September 17, 2003, on the 119th anniversary of the AKC, Responsible Dog Ownership Day has been encouraging dog owners to be the most respectful, caring, and responsible companion to their canine they can be.

September 21, 2019
September 19, 2020
September 18, 2021
September 17, 2022
September 16, 2023
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September 15, 2029

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