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American Humane Hero Dog Awards®

Recognizing ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things

The American Humane Hero Dog Awards® is an annual, nationwide competition that recognizes heroes on both ends of the leash. Seven lucky finalists and their human companions will travel to Hollywood for the star-studded awards gala, which will be broadcast nationwide on Hallmark Channel. Seven courageous canines will be featured, and only one dog will be awarded the American Hero Dog title.

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American Hero Dog: Lady

Dawn, who has no peripheral vision or depth perception, used to be shy and lacking in the self-confidence needed to go in public by herself. All of that changed when she found Leader Dogs for the Blind and met Lady. Lady, a black lab, was brought to Leader Dogs for the Blind at approximately nine weeks old and underwent extensive…
March 30, 2020

American Hero Dog: Dax

An irreplaceable member of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is directly responsible for tracking and successfully apprehending more than 70 suspects. He is accountable for finding dozens of missing or endangered children and adults. He participated in 100-plus narcotic searches resulting in seizures of more than 17 kilos of cocaine, heroin and other narcotics. Who is this heroic police officer?…
March 20, 2020