Stay informed of the latest progress in canine health research.
We need your support to fund research that helps dogs live longer, healthier lives.
Your national breed club, the AKC Canine Health Foundation and Purina are working to ensure a healthy future for your breed. Since 2002, thousands have chosen to make a positive impact on the health of their breed by participating in the Purina® Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program. To date, the PPCP program has provided nearly $2 million for canine health research.
When you collect weight circles (proofs of purchase) from bags of participating Purina® brand dog foods, your national breed club can receive funding for breed-specific health studies that enable dogs like yours to live longer, healthier lives. The more weight circles you turn in, the greater your potential earnings for your national breed club. Some clubs have already generated thousands of dollars for their breed.
Half of the funding each year is designated for canine health research and AKC Canine Health Foundation grants. The other half is eligible to provide additional funding for health research, education and rescue efforts, including, but not limited to:
Your national breed club will earn 10% of the value of your qualifying Purina weight circles. Of that amount, half goes directly to the AKC Canine Health Foundation fund for your breed and half comes to your club. For example, here’s one participant’s story:
“I submitted Purina Weight Circle points valued at $100. Purina gave $10 to support my breed: $5 went to my national breed club’s Donor Advised Fund at the AKC Canine Health Foundation to support health research and $5 went to my national breed club for health research, rescue and education.”
Join Purina® Pro Club®, Purina’s loyalty program and start earning rewards right away. If you are already a member, notify Purina® Pro Club® that you would like to start earning funds for your breed.
Purina will make a donation to your breed club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation for all qualifying weight circles you submit.
Purchase a personalized engraved brick on the Walk of Champions or Path of Honor at the Purina Events Center to benefit canine health.
Your planned gift to the AKC Canine Health Foundation helps us meet the health needs of our canine companions well into the future.
Make a special contribution in tribute of a dog and we will post a photo to our Celebration Wall gallery.
Whether a boat, car, or RV, donating your vehicle is simple, has tax benefits and will help us fund innovative canine health research.