American Dog Society



The first national charity that advocates, educates, and connects dog parents.

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A Charity supporting dog people

In the US each year around 3 million dogs are surrendered or abandoned. Sadly, there are not enough resources to rehabilitate and rehome so many dogs.

While there are so many great nonprofits that shelter and rescue dogs, those charities focus mostly on the short-term problem.

American Dog Society is preventative and proactive organization that focuses on the problem before dogs go into or back into shelters.

American Dog Society’s mission is to create better, more educated pet parents by advocating, organizing resources, and connecting people across the United States to improve the lives of dogs, reduce the number of dogs going into shelters, and 
ultimately reduce the 400,000 dogs that are put down in shelters each year. 

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Whether you are looking to get a dog for the first time or currently have a dog, there is always more to learn.

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Support our mission to improve the lives of dogs. We are an all-volunteer charity so any support goes a long way.

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Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, earning professional experience and networking.


We offer different tiers of memberships with monthly, yearly, and lifetime options.
Become a member of the most dog-loving family in the US!

Leadership Opportunities & Members only chat group

Discounts for goods & Services

Member only events & Galas

Merch Giveaways

Focused on Dog Parents

Improving the relationship between people and their dogs is not only beneficial for the dogs themselves but also for the person.

A strong bond and positive interactions between humans and their canine companions lead to happier and healthier lives for both parties.

Dogs are social animals that thrive on companionship and positive interactions, and when they feel loved, understood, and well-cared for, they are more likely to exhibit good behavior, be mentally stimulated, and enjoy better physical health.

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