6/16 Wednesday

“Salute To Search & Rescue Dogs” Art Contest

Wednesday, June 16

We are accepting submissions from June 16 - August 16 

This upcoming September will mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. To commemorate, the AKC and Museum of the Dog want to take time to honor the search and rescue dogs that participated in the rescue and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the attacks. The AKC and Museum of the Dog is asking participants to create a painting that captures the heroism of the search and rescue dogs. Everyone is encouraged to participate, no matter your artistic ability. The top five’s art will be on display on the walls of the third floor of the museum as part of the new exhibit, 9/11 Remembered: Search & Rescue Dogs, opening in September. The winner of the contest will receive a cash prize and their art will be available for purchase at the museum gift shop. 

Out of courtesy to our neighbors, only service dogs and invited demonstration dogs are allowed in the museum.



Service animals are welcome in the museum. The museum entrance is wheelchair accessible via the building’s main plaza on the corner of Park Ave and E 40th Street. Accessible elevators are located on the first floor of the museum to the left of the admissions desk and gift shop. Public restrooms include accessible facilities.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please feel free to contact the museum.

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Photography Policy

Non-flash photography is permitted in the Museum for personal (non commercial) use except where noted. Flash photography, videography and tripods are not permitted in the Museum.