You Can Now Send A Video ‘Puppygram’ To Friends That Need A Pick-Me-Up

While the world continues to battle the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the American Kennel Club (AKC) is expanding its PupPals Program so you can send anyone a ‘puppygram’.

“The AKC PupPals Program provides people in need of uplifting with a message from a canine friend,” the organization writes.

“Anyone is eligible to receive a note, including people who are struggling with an illness, the illness/death of a loved one (human or pet), who are missing a deployed loved one, or who are otherwise struggling through a difficult time.”

You can submit anyone you’d like to receive a nomination. If the person is under the age of 18, then they request that their parents or legal guardians fill out the form for them.

Photo: American Kennel Club

AKC will then send that person a letter or a video from one of their canine companions spread joy.

The AKC is also asking that people submit videos of their own dogs so that they can share them with others.

When submitting a video of your dog:

– Videos are no longer than one minute.
– They should be filmed from the dog’s POV
– They suggest having your dog do a trick or striking a cute pose.
– Include your dog’s name, breed, and some of their favorite things.
– Include an uplifting message.

You can submit a video of your dog here.

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