This week we honor our Search and Rescue Hero Dog nominees!
About the Hero Dog Awards
For thousands of years, dogs have comforted us, protected us and given us their unconditional love. To repay the favor, American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards searches out and recognizes America's courageous canines who unconditionally avail themselves 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 other illnesses, or just greeting with a wagging tail and the end of a hard day. We celebrate all of the heroic hounds in each of the 2014 American Hero Dog Award categories.
Watch the tribute video for 2013's Search and Rescue Dog winner, John D. Then be sure to check out the stories of this year's outstanding Search and Rescue Dog nominees and help choose 2014’s finalist!
About Search and Rescue Hero Dogs
Children lost in the wilderness, elderly people who have wandered away from home or the hospital, hikers lost in the woods, victims of drowning accidents, victims of avalanche, earthquake, flood, explosion, fire, train wrecks, plane crashes, tornadoes and other disasters - dog teams have a very special role in the world of search and rescue. The dogs' ultra-sensitive hearing, night vision, endurance and keen sense of smell have continually proven to be invaluable in the effort to locate missing persons and to return them home safe to their families and friends.
Read the amazing stories of the 2014 nominees for Search and Rescue Hero Dogs, and vote for your favorites!