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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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Staff Sergeant Summer, the 2021 Military Hero Dog

Seven years ago, Sergeant Micah Jones went to Dulles International Airport to pick up his new coworker – a yellow Labrador named Summer who would be helping him search for explosives for the Amtrak Police Department. Like him, Summer had served in the military. She had deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, where she survived firefights, sniffed out improvised explosive devices…
Savannah Young / September 2, 2021

Sobee, the 2021 Service Hero Dog

Sobee was only two days away from euthanasia, living in an over-crowded shelter in Georgia, when she was rescued by K9’s on the Front Line and given the chance to start anew. Not only was her life saved, but she paid it forward by saving the life of Jason, a disabled combat veteran. Jason Howe was fighting internal demons with…
Savannah Young / September 1, 2021