Welcome to Pasco Florida Kennel Club
The Pasco Florida Kennel Club, Inc. was chartered February 1, 1979 but was started a number of years before by the efforts of a handful of dedicated people who shared a love of dogs, a drive to see their breed improved, and a goal to see the Pasco Club as a vital member of the AKC and the community.
Our mission is:
- to further the advancement of all breeds of pure-bred dogs;
- to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of all breeds of pure-bred dogs and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials; and
- to conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows, obedience trials and other events (such as agility trials, herding trials and lure coursing) under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) recently honored PFKC with Community Achievement Awards and said "...members help educate youth in the community about pet safety through involvement with "Pasco Safety Town, the Safety Learning Center for Children." Safety Town is a realistic, child-sized town designed to provide hands-on safety education for children ages 5 to 8. Its goal is to reduce accidental injuries and death to children through a community-based safety education program. Each year, thousands of children from public and private schools participate in field trips to Safety Town.
In 2008, the PFKC began sponsoring improvements to the Animal Safety Building at Safety Town. In 2010, members provided educational signage and materials on Hurricane Safety, Poison Safety and Heat & Hydration Safety for children and their pets. A "pooper scooper" and signage on "Cleaning Up After Your Pet" were donated for use by volunteers in demonstrations about responsible dog care.
In addition to its ongoing work with Safety Town, the PFKC supports the Pasco County Sheriff Department's K-9 unit by helping purchase new dogs and equipment needed by handlers. The PFKC also contributed to the building fund for the University of Florida Veterinary School's small animal building and established a yearly "Endowed Veterinary Scholarship" to be awarded to a Pasco County veterinary student specializing in small animal care.
The PFKC also supports Pasco County Dog Parks, Canine Companions for Independence, local humane shelters, and is an active member of the state federation, the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs, in support of hurricane relief efforts and legislative actions."
PFKC meets every fourth Tuesday of the month. There is no meeting in December and January.
Click Here for the PFKC Membership Application.