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American Humane Hero Dog Awards®

Recognizing ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things

The American Humane Hero Dog Awards® are a nationwide campaign that recognizes heroes on both ends of the leash and reaches millions of people each year. Hundreds of nominees compete, and only one dog will be awarded the American Hero Dog title. The seven lucky finalists and their human companions are featured on the nationwide broadcast of the Hero Dog Awards on Hallmark Channel each fall.

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Voting is Now Open for the 2021 Hero Dog Awards!

Voting is officially open for the 2021 American Humane Hero Dog Awards, brought to you by Platinum Presenting Sponsor the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation! 411 incredible nominees are in the running for the title of 2021 American Hero Dog – the highest honor in all the canine world! Each pup has their own extraordinary story and while every dog is…
Savannah Young / March 26, 2021

One More Week to Nominate Your Hero Dog!

By popular demand, we are accepting nominations for the 2021 Hero Dog Awards for ONE MORE WEEK! The American Humane Hero Dog Awards® is an annual, nationwide competition, now in its 11th year, that searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs – often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing…
Savannah Young / March 2, 2021