Purina Donation Supports AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Canine Health Research

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RALEIGH, NC (April 5, 2023) – The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs and their owners, announces that Purina has donated in support of CHF-funded canine health research thanks to its Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program.

Since it began in 2002, the PPCP Program has provided more than $8.8 million for canine health research, breed rescue, and educational efforts to positively impact the general health and well-being of dogs.

The Program enables Purina Pro Club members to earn Purina Points by purchasing qualifying Purina pet foods and submitting proofs of purchase. An annual donation from Purina is shared between Purina Pro Club members’ designated parent breed club and that breed club’s Donor Advised Fund at the AKC Canine Health Foundation. During 2022, PPCP Program participation resulted in over $95,700 donated toward CHF-funded canine health research.

Purina is a valued partner in CHF’s work to advance the health of all dogs,” says Dr. Charles Garvin, Chairman of the CHF Board of Directors. “The PPCP Program allows dog owners to participate in our mission. Working together, we can have an even greater impact on the health of current and future generations of our beloved dogs.

We are proud to continue supporting the PPCP Program so that we can help provide a healthy future for all dogs,” says Scott Smith, Managing Director at Purina and CHF Board Member. “The program’s success is a testament to the shared goals and collaborative efforts with CHF through PPCP and CHF-funded research.”

Additional collaborations between these two organizations include Purina’s sponsorship of CHF’s biennial National Parent Club Canine Health Conference (akcchf.org/npcchc) and the sale of engraved bricks at the Event Center at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, MO (akcchf.org/brick). These programs support CHF’s work to help all dogs live longer, healthier lives.


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  • Since 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has leveraged the power of science to address the health needs of all dogs. With more than $66 million in funding to date, the Foundation provides grants for the highest quality canine health research and shares information on the discoveries that help prevent, treat and cure canine diseases. The Foundation meets and exceeds industry standards for fiscal responsibility, as demonstrated by their highest four-star Charity Navigator rating and Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency. Learn more at www.akcchf.org.

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