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Nominate Your Dog for the AHA Hero Dog Awards

Is your dog your hero? Mine are! While they don’t search for and rescue people from burning buildings or track down criminals, they do small things every day that make my life, and the life of others, better. For example, when I’m cold, my little 11-pound dog Ava curls up in a warm little ball and cuddles with me, warming me up and making me smile. And my sweet mixed-breed dog Jackson has let me know that he has my newborn son in his best interests at all times, accompanying me to the nursery in the middle of the night and lying by his side on the floor when he’s playing. My dogs simply make my life better.

Well, if your dog is YOUR hero, it’s time to recognize him! The American Humane Association is now taking nominations for their annual Hero Dog Awards. Through March 26th, you can nominate your dog in one of several hero dog categories, including the new ‘Emerging Heroes’ category, which includes ordinary dogs who make an extraordinary difference. 

If you need an extra push, listen to Clark:

If chosen, you and your dog could end up being honored on national television, win a trip to Hollywood, and win up to $15,000 for a charity dedicated to dogs!

Nominate your dog by visiting the following link: http://www.herodogawards.org/nominate. Hurry, nominations end March 26!

About Heather @FamilyAndFur

Heather Kalinowski lives in the Seattle area with her husband, newborn son, and two rescued pups – an Italian Greyhound named Ava and a Spaniel mix named Jackson. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her family, and volunteering with Italian Greyhound Rescue. Google+

5 Responses to Nominate Your Dog for the AHA Hero Dog Awards

  1. bert shaffner says:

    I WOULD LIKE TO NOMANATE OUR DOG DUTCHESS FOR A AWARD, DUTCHESS IS A 6 YEAR OLD BOXER. ON JUNE25 2013 SHE WAS IN THE COMPUTER ROOM WITH ME, SHE WOULD LOOK UP EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, SOON SHE GOT AND WRNT OVER TO THE WINDOW. THE SHE RAN TO THE HALLWAY SAT DOWN AND STARTED TO WINE, I FINLY ASKE IF SRE WANTED TO GO OUT SHE THEN RAN TO THE DOOR PAWING AT IT. I LET HER OUT AND FOLLOWED HER. I HEARD A NOISE IN THE DISTANCE JUST THE SHE TOOK OF LIKE AA ROCKET DOW THE DRIVE WAY TOWARDS OUR NEIGHBORS HOUDE. I WENT AFTER HER ON A TRACTOR. I SAW THAT MY NEIGHBOR (91 YEARS OLD) HAD FALLEN ON HER PATIO AND COULD NOT GET UP. DUTCHESS WENT RIGHT UP TO HER AND STARTED LICKING HER WHIICH IS UNUSUAL FOR HER AS SHE IS STANDOFISH
    MY NEIGHBOR HAD BEEN DOWN FOR ABOUT 45 MIN. IN TEMP APPROCAHING 100 DEGREES. IF IT HAD NO BEEN FOR DUTCHESS WE WOULD NOT HAVE FOUND HER.
    AND BLEEDING FOR CUTS SHE RECIVED IN THE FALL.I TOOK DUTCHESS BACK TO HER THE NEXT DAY, SHE WENT RIGHT INTO THE HOUSE,SOMETHING SHE WOULD NOT DO BEFORE AND WENT BACK TO HER AND APPEARED VERY CONCERENED ABOUT HER.

    • Stacy says:

      Wow that is such an incredible story! What a good dog for saving your neighbor! Nominations for this year’s Hero Dog Awards have closed but you should definitely share your story with the American Humane Association for next year’s awards!

  2. bert shaffner says:

    ok, sorry for all the miss spells
    Bert

  3. BERT says:

    when do the 2014 nominations come out

  4. BERT says:

    when do 2014 nominations start

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