2016 ACE Honorees

The AKC® Humane Fund is pleased to announce the winners of the 17th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). These awards celebrate five loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly improved the lives of their owners and communities.

One award is presented in each of the following…

AKC Humane Fund: Help Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence

Check out the Groupon Coupons blog to read about AKC Humane Fund’s work with domestic violence shelters that accepts pets.

2014 ACE Honorees

Congratulations to the 2014 ACE Award Winners! See their stories below.

Patella - Search and Rescue ACE Award Honoree

K-9 Patella, a 4 year old Black Labrador, is certified as a Human Remains Detection K-9 through the United States Police Canine Association. She has assisted numerous…

John D. Spurling OBE KCVO Scholarship

Each year, the AKC Humane Fund honors five distinguished students pursuing degrees related to advancing responsible pet ownership through the John D. Spurling OBE KCVO Scholarship. We are looking for those students who exemplify excellence with academic coursework, volunteer work, experience and a passion for giving back to their communities.…

Our 2013 AKC Humane Fund Social

The 2013 AKC Humane Fund Social was held at the Soho Grand Hotel in New York City. Over 200 guests enjoyed light fare, music and friends in celebration of our beloved pets.

The 2013 ACE Award Recipients

The 2013 ACE Award winners include a Newtown therapy dog and an active amputee that helps wounded warriors overcome their own injuries. See all five award winners.

AKC Humane Fund Success Story: Lollypop Farm/Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County

AKC Humane Fund grant funds were used by Lollypop Farm/Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County (NY) to help offset the cost of food and shelter for 36 pets whose owners were suffering from domestic abuse. These women were staying in a local battered women’s shelter that does not permit…

AKC Humane Fund Success Story: Kendall County Women’s Shelter

The Kendall County Women’s Shelter in Boerne, TX, received an AKC Humane Fund Grant to finish equipping an on-site pet facility that includes raised dog beds, stackable dog food storage containers, collars and leashes, non-skid bathtub steps, litter boxes, scratching posts, toys and grooming supplies. The KCWS is one of…

AKC Humane Fund Success Story: LACASA

LACASA, a Shelter for Victims of Domestic Abuse in Howell, MI, used an AKC Humane Fund Grant for veterinary services, toys, bedding, kennel cleaning supplies and other items needed to make pets comfortable at LACASA’s Safe Pet Place as their owners are in transition. LACASA’s emergency shelter program has had a positive…