For the Love of Your Dog. For the Future of Your Breed.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Heritage Society honors donors who have made a commitment to the Foundation through a planned gift. Heritage Society members secure the future health of their beloved breeds and advance the mission of the Foundation so that all dogs live longer, healthier lives.
If you are thinking of either updating or creating your estate plans, be sure your legacy honors your best friend. We are here to help you make a planned gift to secure the future health of your breed.
Making a Planned Gift
When you decide you are ready to make a planned gift you should work with an attorney or a financial planner to make the best decision for your situation. We are happy to answer questions about our work and the types of planned gifts.
Marshall "Pete" Simonds was an integral supporter of the AKC Canine Heath Foundation both during his lifetime and with a generous bequest at his passing in 2008. Read more about Mr. Simonds' legacy >>
Margaret W. Pratt was a long-time supporter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Pratt knew that research focusing on canine health was important, particularly for her favorite breed, Miniature Schnauzers. That’s why she chose to leave a portion of her estate to CHF. Read more about Pratt's legacy >>
Membership in the Heritage Society
Once you've made a planned gift to the AKC Canine Health Foundation you are eligible to be recognized as a member of the Heritage Society. You may also join the Heritage Society anonymously. As a Heritage Society member you will receive regular Foundation communications, invitations to special events, and a Heritage Society lapel pin. We also request that you inform us of your plans so we are best able to carry out any specific restrictions on your gift.
Please print the Heritage Society Enrollment Form and return to:
AKC Canine Health Foundation
PO Box 900061
Raleigh, NC 27675-9061
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.