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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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American Hero Dog: Pierce

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 dog Pierce has enabled him to live his life with more freedom and spend better quality time with his family. While serving with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division during…
Hayden Frye / June 29, 2020

American Hero Dog: Abigail

Abigail, a one-year-old pit mix, was found as a stray in Miami, Florida, with the entire side of her face ripped off. She was matted, manged and dirty, and smelling of infection and death. Based on her injuries and mutilations, it was determined Abigail was a suspected victim of dog fighting. Luckily for Abigail, Victoria Frazier from Love is Fur…
Savannah Young / June 8, 2020