Proceeds from HKC programs, shows and events help to
support a variety of canine-related charities. The following
organizations received support during recent years (listed in
organization names to visit their web sites or get additional information ]
Harrisburg Police K-9 Unit
- Harrisburg Kennel Club, Inc. has
been working to support the Harrisburg Police
Department's K-9 Unit. With a city in great financial need and budget
cuts, there are times that a K-9 Unit is not viewed with the importance
and recognition it deserves.
- The level of safety and effectiveness of
a K-9 Unit is a great benefit in police work and to the community in
which they serve. Tracking suspects from break-ins, stolen cars, a
robbery, or tracking lost children and adults is a function that under
the majority of conditions a human cannot duplicate.
- No funds are sent to the city, so there
is no concern that donations would be reallocated for other purposes.
Funds are used to directly benefit the dogs within the Unit for their
care, training and equipment.
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AKC Recognizes Zeke
The Harrisburg Kennel Club (HKC) is pleased to announce that the
Harrisburg Police Department's (HPD) K-9 Zeke, was named as one of
the American Kennel Club's ACE Award winners.
The HKC saw the need to do something positive for the community and
bring awareness to the importance of purebred dogs in society. The HKC
purchased Zeke for the HPD and we continue our support by covering the
cost of dog food for the Unit. We also developed a non-profit 501 (c) 3
(HKC K9 Foundation, Inc.) to not only continue our support, but to be
able to actively reach out to others for contributions and grants.
can read more about K-9 Zeke's national award by clicking here.
For information about the HKC K9 Foundation, email us. (HKC_Kfirstname.lastname@example.org)
"K-9 Zeke - Heroes come in all sizes" wristbands available.
Your donation includes US shipping and handling. All other
proceeds to the HKC K-9 Unit fund, which benefits the dogs of
the HPD K-9
Canine Health Foundation
- Supported by the American Kennel
Club, the Canine Health Foundation is a
501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization to develop significant
resources for basic and applied health programs with the emphasis on
canine genetics to improve the quality of life for dogs and their
CAR Canine Support & Relief Fund
- AKC CAR was founded in 1995 to help
reunite lost pets with their owners. With this
goal in mind, AKC CAR provides 24-hour recovery services for pets that
are identified with a microchip, tattoo, or AKC
CAR collar tag. AKC CAR, located in Raleigh, NC, is an affiliate of the
American Kennel Club and is the nation's largest non-profit recovery
- All animals are eligible for enrollment in AKC CAR
regardless of identification brand or type, microchip, tattoo or AKC CAR
collar tag. The newly designed AKC CAR database stores nearly 3 million
enrollment records and has been used to perform nearly 300,000
recoveries. Although dogs make up the majority of the database, cats,
horses, birds, and 31 other companion and exotic species are enrolled.
Retriever Rescue Legal Fund
- Keystone Golden Retriever Rescue Inc., is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and care of unwanted
Golden Retrievers. The goal is to place these dogs in safe, loving,
- Additionally, they work to defend dogs against the
inhumane, cruel treatment they suffer in Pennsylvania puppymills and for
improved protection for all dogs.
- Shetland Sheepdog Rescue
- Rescues Shetland Sheepdogs from the South Central
Each rescue is vet checked with up
to date shots, blood work and neuter/spay before going to a new
home. An adoption donation is required and rated by age.
Normally each rescue is with us for
at least a month or as long as 6 months in order to know their
temperament. This enables that the Sheltie is placed in the
correct environment .
There is a 30 day trial to be sure
the sheltie is a match with the new family. If not then they are
returned to rescue. A contract is signed stating how the sheltie is
to be taken care of. Follow up visits are done once the
sheltie is placed to be sure all is going well.
- Take the Lead was founded in 1993 as
not-for-profit foundation under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal
Revenue Code dedicated to provide 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 are selected annually solely
on recommendations from members.
HKC will not entertain any solicitations directly from organizations.