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About the American Humane
Association Hero Dog Awards™

Betty White and GabeThe American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™ is an annual national competition to search for and recognize America's outstanding Hero Dogs. What does it mean to be a Hero Dog? A Hero Dog will unconditionally avail him or herself to us in so many important ways, whether it's saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, providing therapeutic support to children suffering from cancer, or just greeting us with a wagging tail at the end of a hard day. Heroic hounds may be nominated by anyone at least 18 years of age in one of eight categories: Law Enforcement Dogs; Arson Dogs; Service Dogs; Therapy Dogs; Military Dogs; Guide & Hearing Dogs; Search and Rescue Dogs; and Emerging Hero Dogs (for ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things or are just heroes to us). 

Twenty-four Semi-Finalists (3 per category) will be selected by the American public via online voting; Eight finalists (1 per category) will be selected by the public and a panel of judges; and following the announcement of the eight finalists, the public and a special blue-ribbon celebrity judging panel will have the chance to name the top American Hero Dog of 2014.  Every finalist will be presented with a Hero Dog award for their feats of loyalty, bravery, and love, and win $1,500 for a selected charity partner.  In addition, one finalist will walk away with top honors as the winning American Hero Dog for 2014, securing an additional $5,000 for their charity partner.

 

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