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AKC REUNITE GIVES BACK

We are the way home for lost pets and so much more!

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ABOUT AKC REUNITE

As the nation’s largest non-profit pet microchip and recovery service, our mission is to keep pet microchipping and enrollment affordable, with no annual fees, so more lost pets can find their way home.

Since 1995 our microchips, collar tags and 24/7/365 recovery experts have helped reunite over 500,000 lost pets with their owners. Over seven million pets (35+ different species!) are enrolled with AKC Reunite. It is our mission to provide quality products and services that ultimately protect and reunite pets with their owners and prevent pets from populating our nation’s shelters.

AKC REUNITE CANINE SUPPORT AND RELIEF FUND

After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the AKC Reunite mission expanded to help keep more people and their pets together. In early 2002, the Canine Support and Relief Fund was created to support volunteer Canine Search and Rescue (K9 SAR) organizations, and to support pet-related disaster preparedness and relief efforts.

AKC Reunite also has a limited number of grants to support not-for-profit K9 search and rescue teams. The typical maximum grant amount is $2,500 and the application may be found here.

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TRAILER DONATION PROGRAM

AKC Reunite donates trailers that are fully stocked with non-perishable items to Emergency Management teams so they can provide pets much-needed assistance immediately following a disaster… the critical time before FEMA support and services are deployed. Deployment of these trailers helps municipalities provide its citizens co-location shelters, a safe place where people and pets can remain together in the event of an evacuation. No longer will people need to be separated from their pets – or even worse, leave them behind – when an evacuation is ordered.

The trailers can also be used as pop-up emergency sheltering facilities for pets that are displaced from their families in a disaster’s aftermath. Instead of pet owners putting themselves in harm’s way and returning to a disaster area to find their displaced pet, authorities can use the AKC Pet Disaster Relief supplies to quickly and efficiently create a temporary safe haven to care for lost pets and reunite them with their owners.

TRAILER DONATION PROGRAM

AKC Reunite donates trailers that are fully stocked with non-perishable items to Emergency Management teams so they can provide pets much-needed assistance immediately following a disaster… the critical time before FEMA support and services are deployed. Deployment of these trailers helps municipalities provide its citizens co-location shelters, a safe place where people and pets can remain together in the event of an evacuation. No longer will people need to be separated from their pets – or even worse, leave them behind – when an evacuation is ordered.

The trailers can also be used as pop-up emergency sheltering facilities for pets that are displaced from their families in a disaster’s aftermath. Instead of pet owners putting themselves in harm’s way and returning to a disaster area to find their displaced pet, authorities can use the AKC Pet Disaster Relief supplies to quickly and efficiently create a temporary safe haven to care for lost pets and reunite them with their owners.

MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM

In 2014, AKC Reunite began offering matching grants to AKC clubs to help donate K-9 officers to police departments. The Fund may be used to match a grant from another eligible not-for-profit organization to replace or train a search or rescue dog lost in the line of duty. Funds are available to match funds from AKC kennel clubs to purchase working police dogs.

The partnering kennel club(s) must raise at least fifty percent of the purchase price. The recipient police department must agree to display the AKC Reunite logo on the K9 unit vehicle(s). AKC Reunite’s contribution shall not exceed the lesser of 50% of the total cost or $5,000.

MORE GIVING BACK

AKC Reunite also has a scanner donation program, donating microchip scanners to eligible shelters to help reunite pets displaced from storms and other disasters. We also track weather events across the country and when possible, offer financial aid to qualifying not for profit pet sheltering organizations that provide emergency sheltering assistance after a disaster is declared.

WANT TO HELP?

AKC Reunite is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization incorporated in the State of New York. You can find us on GuideStar and registered in New York as American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery Corp, d/b/a AKC Reunite, EIN 13-3904402.

Our AKC Reunite Canine Support & Relief Fund is a charitable organization that supports and celebrates the human-animal bond through our various giving programs.