Responsible Dog Owner Pet Promise

As a dog owner, I promise:

  •       I will never overlook my responsibilities for this living being and recognize that my dog’s welfare is totally dependent on me.
  •       I will always provide fresh water and quality food for my dog.
  •       I will socialize my dog via exposure to new people, places and other dogs.
  •       I will take pride in my dog’s appearance with regular grooming.
  •       I will recognize the necessity of basic training by teaching my dog to reliably sit, stay and come when called.
  •       I will take my dog to the vet regularly and keep all vaccinations current.
  •       I will pick-up and properly dispose of my dog’s waste.
  •       I will make sure my dog is regarded as an AKC Canine Good Citizen by being aware of my responsibilities to my neighbors and to the community.
  •       I will ensure that the proper amount of exercise an mental stimulation appropriate for my dog’s age, breed and energy level is provided.
  •       I will ensure that my dog has some form of identification (which may include collar tags, tattoo or microchip ID).
  •       I will adhere to local leash laws.

To officially sign the Responsible Dog Owner Pet Promise visit the following link:
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/sign-the-akc-responsible-dog-ownership-pet-promise.html