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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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Who will be Crowned the 2020 American Hero Dog?

Seven courageous canines have made it to the finals of the 2020 Hero Dog Awards competition, and now, it’s the moment we have all been waiting for when one special pup will receive the coveted 2020 American Hero Dog title! The American Humane Hero Dog Awards®, every animal-lover’s favorite event of the year, is returning to Hallmark Channel on Monday,…
Savannah Young / October 15, 2020

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