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  • Meet Henna, the 2021 Guide/Hearing Hero Dog

    Hayden Frye / August 25, 2021
    Heroic canines can do so much to enrich human lives and experiences, including giving their handlers a new leash on life. Henna, a German Shepherd, is a beloved hearing and…
  • Meet Deputy Chance, the 2021 Shelter Hero Dog

    Hayden Frye / August 19, 2021
    The darkest of circumstances can throw the brightest of heroes into relief. Before being rescued by local authorities, Chance was a victim of animal abuse in Lee County, Florida. Chance,…
  • American Hero Dog – Cody

    Hayden Frye / August 25, 2020
    Law enforcement officers across the country rely on K-9s to keep the communities they serve safe. These courageous pups aid officers in sniffing out narcotics and explosives, tracking criminals and…
  • American Hero Dog – Blue II P491

    Hayden Frye / August 20, 2020
    The bonds formed between service members and the K-9s they work alongside are lifelong. The relationship between Marine Byung “BK” Kang and Military Working Dog Blue II P491 is a…
  • American Hero Dog – Aura

    Hayden Frye / August 18, 2020
    The troops who protect our freedoms abroad often face significant hurdles when they return to civilian life. In the case of Army Command Sergeant (ret.) Gretchen Evans, the physical toll…
  • American Hero Dog: Ice

    Hayden Frye / August 10, 2020
    July 21, 2016 started like any other day on the job for K-9 Ice, a narcotics and patrol dog with the U.S. Forest Service. Early in the morning, Ice deployed…
  • American Hero Dog: Pierce

    Hayden Frye / June 29, 2020
    The human animal bond is a powerful force that enriches many lives each and every day. For Don Overton, a U.S. Army veteran, the bond he has with seeing eye…
  • Honoring Five Heroic Military K-9s

    June 1, 2018
    Last week, American Humane proudly recognized the heroism of five veterans in our nation’s capital. The honorees accepted their medals with a sniff, a pant, and a wag of their…