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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 – Remington

K9 Remington, the 2020 Search and Rescue Hero Dog, is more than just a retired search and rescue K9 – he is a cancer fighter and survivor, and an advocate for dogs in both fire service and retired K9s. Remi was nationally certified in Human Remains Detection and worked many cases across the United States with Special K9s Search and…
Savannah Young / September 8, 2020

American Hero Dog – Olive

A special pup named Olive is the 2020 Therapy Hero Dog of the Year. Olive started her life hopeless and homeless, living by herself in the street of Los Angeles. It was here that she was found and rescued by Brandon McMillan, host and animal trainer of the Emmy Award winning CBS show, Lucky Dog. It was through Brandon that…
Savannah Young / September 3, 2020