National Dog Show fan cutouts are now available.
National Dog Show fan cutouts are now available for a limited time, so even though spectators won’t physically be at the 2020 National Dog Show presented by Purina on November 14-15, they will still sort of be able to take part.
Also, proceeds from ordering National Dog Show fan cutouts will go towards the AKC Pet Disaster Fund, part of the AKC Reunite program, so viewers will be helping out a good cause while being able to possibly see themselves or their dog on the broadcast on Thanksgiving Day at noon (all time zones) on NBC.
The AKC Pet Disaster Fund allows AKC Reunite to stock trailers full of administrative supplies, cleaning supplies, maintenance supplies, animal care essentials and equipment, and training materials, which are then donated to local shelters following events like wildfires or hurricanes.
The cost for a fan cutout ranges anywhere from $25 on the low end to $250 on the high side, which is fairly comparable to what the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers and other sports teams have been charging.
The deadline to apply is Monday, November 2 at 8 p.m. ET, and only one photo submission per family will be allowed due to high demand.
While everyone knows that Dog Twitter is a haven of kindness, it’s sometimes hard to remember to bring that into the real world. Please make sure your submission does not include any personal information, third-party advertising, political statements, anything inappropriate in general, or anything negative about NBC, and photos using people with raised hands won’t work, either.
People submitting photos must be at least 18 years old, and they can apply here.
Also taking place as a companion event to this year’s National Dog Show will be the 2020 NDS Therapy Dog Symposium, which was founded last year by NDS host/AKC judge/dog author David Frei. Frei will be joined by longtime broadcast partner John O’Hurley (Seinfeld, Family Feud) and longtime sportscaster Mary Carillo.
The reigning winner is Thor the Bulldog (officially registered as GCHG Diamond Gold Majesu Pisko Bulls), the first Bulldog to win in the event’s history.