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Westminster Gives Back Awards

About the Breed Rescue Awards

The Westminster Kennel Club proudly recognizes all American Kennel Club (AKC) Parent Clubs doing truly commendable and necessary work in their national dog rescue efforts. Parent Club rescue organizations, comprised of and driven by dedicated volunteers, continue to have remarkable results in assisting dogs in need.

In a continuing effort to assist Parent Club organizations, the club offers the Westminster Gives Back Awards of $5,000 each to three randomly selected AKC-recognized National Parent Clubs in support of their dog rescue activities. These awards help offset rescue-related expenses such as transportation, veterinary care, grooming, boarding, feeding, and training. In addition, these funds will assist the clubs in educating new owners about the joy of owning their specific breeds while finding new homes for purebred dogs.

Those clubs who have won previous awards in this program are not eligible to participate in this next round of award selections.  

Application Information

  • Fill out Form or download the application below 
  • Submit with all required paperwork
  • Due Date: December 15, 2023
  • Email:
  • Fax: 212-213-3270
  • Mail: The Westminster Kennel Club
    111 Broadway, Suite 805
    New York, NY 10006