Man’s best friend has comforted us, protected us, helped us heal, and made us laugh for thousands of years. Now, it’s time to pay back these wonderful four-legged animals and help a worthy cause at the same time.
Starting March 1, American Humane Association will begin accepting nominations for the third annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. Heroic hounds (and those who are heroes to us just because they make our lives better) may be nominated by writing a short, easy online entry. Enter your favorite in one of eight categories: Law Enforcement & Arson Dogs; Service Dogs; Therapy Dogs; Military Dogs; Guide Dogs; Search and Rescue Dogs; Hearing Dogs; and Emerging Hero Dogs (for ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things).
Last year, hundreds of dogs were nominated from all 50 states and more than three million votes were cast by the American public to choose eight furry finalists. The top American Hero Dog was then selected by national voting and an all-star celebrity panel including Betty White, Whoopi Goldberg, and Victoria Stilwell, among many others. News coverage rocketed around the world, reaching more than one billion people!
Do you know a courageous canine whose tail, er, tale the world should know about? Visit www.herodogawards.org to nominate them! Nominations are open from March 1 through April 30.