Ok, well Facebook can have a lot of crazy people behind them, but here's some other things that the AKC has done, that I know for certain. Up until 2012, Pedigree was the sponsor for the Westminster Dog Show, for about 25 years. However a few years ago they stopped because of the Pedigree commercials--which emphasized shelter adoption, and they would have a big fundraiser for shelter dogs as the show went on. They scrapped them because the shelter dog commercials were "too sad". I found this to be very low, especially since it seemed like they were trying to undo some of the damage they'd done to dogs.
Also, as I said I have registered my dog Stella as a Canine Partner. My mom and I were about to register Tyrion as one because the chip registry is cheaper than others. I e-mailed the AKC with a question on what Tyrion's color would qualify as, with a photo attached. The woman said that both Stella and Tyrion were beautiful dogs, and she sent me a few e-mails about how she would love to post their photos on the website/facebook page with some info on them. I then told her that Tyrion has a lot of special needs because he was born in a mill and sold in a pet store, and that I would be happy to have his photo posted but ONLY if they said he was special needs because of that origin--and buying pet store puppies is a horrible idea. She NEVER answered me or followed up after that, because they refuse to speak out against puppy mills and pet stores.