Responsible Dog Ownership Day Oct. 5

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OAKLAND – The American Kennel Club® is pleased to announce the continued running of Responsible Dog Ownership Day (AKC RDO Day).

A nationwide initiative in its sixth year, AKC RDO Day engages dog-related organizations across the country to educate the public about the importance of being a responsible dog owner and celebrate the deep bond between humans and their canine companions.

In honor of the day, the Tri-County Obedience Club will hold an event on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the I-95 Event Center located at 895 Kennedy Memorial Drive in Oakland, Maine from 10am-4pm. The event will include AKC Canine Good Citizen® testing, free brochures, giveaways, raffles & baked goods for sale. Go to:

One of the highlights includes an Animal Communicator, Louise Poppema; who has been brought back by popular demand. She will conduct private readings for your dog(s). The cost of the readings is $25/dog for 15 minute session. Registration required. (Donna 207-778-9261).

Last year, nearly 400 dog clubs and organizations hosted AKC RDO Day events, reaching millions of dog lovers and potential pet owners through event participation and local media coverage. Invisible Fence Brand, the leader in electronic pet containment, will participate in local events. “Responsible dog ownership is what we are all about,” said Mark Thomas of Invisible Fence Brand. ”

Our company was created out of a commitment to the safety of dogs. Supporting the AKC’s efforts to promote responsible dog ownership is something we are proud to do.”

“We are thankful to Invisible Fence Brand for its continued support of AKC RDO Day, as well as their dedication to responsible dog ownership,” said Daisy Okas, AKC’s Assistant Vice President of Communications.

To register your dog(s) in the AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing, please contact Dale @207-397-4105. $15/dog tested. FMI: 207-877-7225 OR

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