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Category: Emerging Hero Dogs

Charity Partner: Sheltie Rescue of Utah

Life began horribly for our dog now widely known and adored as Xena the Warrior Puppy. In September 2012, Xena, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was clos…

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Category: Military Dogs

Charity Partner: America's VetDogs

Chaney is an eight-year-old lab who retired from the Marines in 2013 after multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as an IED detection dog. While deplo…

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Category: Guide & Hearing Dogs

Charity Partner: Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

“Because of Xxon, I’m part of society again. He’s my hero every day, and I can’t imagine life without him.” Fidelco Guide Dog “Xxon” is more than a g…

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Category: Therapy Dogs

Charity Partner: Paws & Effect

In 2008, I was mauled by an abused dog. Because of the attack, I suffered a miscarriage and will never be able to have children. In 2009, a pit…

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Category: Service Dogs

Charity Partner: Freedom Service Dogs

From shelter to saving a little girls life; everyday…even in the operating room! Yep..that’s me. My name is JJ. I was dropped off at a shelter when I …

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Category: Law Enforcement Dogs

Charity Partner: K9s4COPs

On January 3, 2014, Kota responded to a burglary in progress call to assist officers in searching a house. K9 Kota located a suspect hiding in the up…

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Category: Search and Rescue Dogs

Charity Partner: Penn Vet Working Dog Center

Over her long career, Bretagne has made a significant contribution to the Search & Rescue community not only through her many deployments including 9/…

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Category: Arson Dogs

Charity Partner: Project Paws Alive

K-9 Kai is a shelter rescue success story. Kai is a six year old female black Labrador retriever, an Accelerant Detection Canine with the San Antonio…

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