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National Dog Show supports vets with pets charity

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In its ongoing quest to support non-profits working to enhance animal welfare, the National Dog Show and the Kennel Club of Philadelphia (KCP) have aligned with PACT for Animals, a national charity headquartered in Montgomery County.

PACT (“People + Animals = Companions Together) is the only organization that identifies, provides and completely manages free, long-term, in-home foster care for the pets of deployed military service members, as well as veterans seeking extended hospitalized care, by identifying and screening loving foster homes for their pets to live, until they can be safely reunited with them.

In addition to a cash donation in support of PACT’s programs, the National Dog Show will participate in the PACT For Animals in-person and virtual “Vets & Pets” Run and Walk on Saturday, Nov. 11, just one week before the KCP National Dog Show weekend shows are held at the Expo Center in Oaks.

PACT’s Nov. 11 event will feature a 10K and 5K run/walks, as well as a 1-mile “patriot pup” dog walk at Lower Perkiomen Valley Trail right in Oaks. Registration ranges from $25-$35 and people can register at https://pactforanimals.org/veterans-day-run-and-dog-walk/The event raises awareness for PACT as well as necessary funding for its supportive programs. The races begin at 10 a.m. on Veterans Day with prizes to be awarded for each distance, as well as for the most “patriotic pups” dressed up for the dog walk.

KCP’s National Dog Show, taking place Nov. 18 and 19, is now the only “benched” show in America, meaning spectators will be able to meet the dogs with their owners/handlers throughout the day. Meet up to 1,800 of the top AKC-registered dogs from across the country, representing some 190 breeds!

Tickets are $16 for adults, $7 ages 4-11, free for children 3 and under. Get your tickets at: https://nds.nationaldogshow.com/.


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