Harrisburg Kennel Club, Inc.
Supporting purebred dogs for more than 85 years
Harrisburg Kennel Club Gives Back
Proceeds from HKC's shows and events help support a variety of canine-related charities, including many that are active in our local community, nationally, and American Kennel Club specific charities. Some of the charities assisted throughout the years have been:
The AKC Canine Health Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease.
The AKC Reunite Canine Support & Relief Fund was established as a permanent charitable fund with the goals of providing resources, support, funds, & other assistance to not-for-profit canine search & rescue organizations, not-for-profit veterinary units providing support to the canine rescue teams, & not-for-profit animal shelters & similar not-for-profit organizations providing care for domestic animals orphaned or displaced as a result of natural or civil disasters. The genesis of this fund was the emergency relief fund established by AKC & AKC Reunite, which ultimately raised & distributed funds in the above three categories following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The permanent AKC Reunite Canine Support & Relief Fund will be in place to respond immediately in the future as needed.
Take the Lead was founded in 1993 as a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to providing direct services, support and care for all qualified participants in the sport of dogs who suffer from the devastating realities of life-threatening or terminal illnesses.
Beneficiaries of HKC charitable contributions are selected annually based on recommendations from HKC.
We do not entertain solicitations directly from organizations.
Caring Hearts Pet Therapy
‘’Caring Hearts” Pet Therapy program is an all-volunteer (150+ volunteer/pet teams), non-profit charitable organization founded on February 1, 2015. It involves the positive interaction of registered and insured therapy pets with adults and children with guidance from experienced volunteer pet handlers.
Dog T.A.G.S. is a service dog owner training program for veterans suffering from PTSD. The veteran trains his/her personal dog with the help of experienced dog trainers. Dog T.A.G.S. has veterans who have served in conflicts ranging from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Harrisburg Police K-9 Unit
As a local charitable contribution, the Harrisburg Kennel Club provides financial contributions to help support the Harrisburg Police Department's K-9 Unit
The National Animal Interest Alliance was founded to promote the welfare of animals, to strengthen the human-animal bond, and safeguard the rights of responsible animal owners, enthusiasts, and professionals through research, public information and sound public policy.
The USSA provides lobbying & grassroots coalition support to protect & advance the rights of hunters, trappers, anglers, & scientific wildlife management professionals. The USSA is the only organization exclusively devoted to combating the attacks made on America’s sportsman traditions by anti-hunting & animal rights extremists. This is accomplished through coalition building, ballot issue campaigning, & legislative & government relations.