2024 NATIONAL SPECIALTY REFUND POLICY

All requests for refunds are to be submitted to the National Specialty Chair, Nigel Clark, ShowChair@pwdcans.org.  Refunds may take up to three weeks to be processed.  Thank you.

  • Meadowview Marriott Hotel – Room reservations may be modified or canceled until July 1, 2024, after which time, no changes or cancellations will be permitted, and no refunds will be issued. The balance of your reservations will be billed to your credit card on July 1, 2024.  A non-refundable $50 pet fee will be billed at the time of check in.
  • RV Onsite Parking Cancellations– Onsite RV Cancellations prior to August 15, are subject to a $15 handling fee. Cancellations made after August 15 are subject to a two-night accommodation fee.
  • Box Van/Grooming Van Parking Cancellations – Cancellations received by August 15 – Refund will be issued less a $15 handling fee per unit/space. No other Box Van refunds will be allowed past this date.  If you are unable to attend, you may reach out privately to find someone to assume your unit/space; however, you must contact Show Chair, info@pwdcans.org.
  • Merchandise – Items ordered through the Merchandise store may only be cancelled, exchanged with permission of the Merchandise Team. All inquiries must be communicated to the Merchandise Team directly.  The PWDCA and Specialty Teams cannot offer returns or exchanges.
  • People Events and Web Store Items – People events may include Meals, Events, Registration Bag/tag. Web Store Items may include Senior Parade, Catalog, Catalog Ad, Donations, Boutique Site, Eye Clinic, Grooming Space, OFA X-rays, Banners, pins, etc.  Once purchased, these items cannot be returned, canceled, or refunded.  You are welcome to reach out privately to see if someone else would like to use transferable items.  If so, be sure to update chair, Nigel Clark, @ ShowChair@pwdcans.org   You may NOT transfer the following items:  Catalog ads, Senior Parade, Banners, Bags/Tags, and Web store items.    If you feel your situation is unique, you may contact show chair via email and explain.  Should a refund be allowed, cancellation fees will apply, and a refund will be sent after specialty is concluded.
  • Dog Events – Include Conformation, Sweepstakes, Maturity, Futurity, Water Trial, Agility, CGC events, Trick Dog, Fetch, Scentwork, Rally, Obedience, Tracking, and other non-regular classes and AKC events. Changes and cancellations are allowed per the limits noted on each event’s Premium.  Once the event’s entry closes, cancellations and refunds will only be allowed as specified by AKC regulations and/or PWDCA Water regulations.  Refunds, if allowed, will be issued after the Specialty has ended, and may take several weeks to be calculated and processed.