Trupanion and the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

Hero Dog Awards logoHere at Trupanion, we always look to align ourselves with organizations that share our commitment to the health, happiness, and care of animals. The American Humane Association is one such organization and one way we are partnering with them is on their annual Hero Dog Awards. This year, we are proud to sponsor the Emerging Dog category, highlighting ordinary dogs that have made an extraordinary difference in their human’s life.

Remember to vote for the 2014 Hero Dog Awards!

The second round voting session ends June 30th. One dog from each category will be selected during this round. Vote for your favorite story here!

The Grand Prize Winner voting period begins July 7th and will end September 15th.

This year’s categories are:

  • Law Enforcement Dogs
  • Service Dogs, sponsored by Modern Dog Magazine
  • Therapy Dogs, sponsored by Zoetis
  • Arson Dogs, sponsored by State Farm
  • Military Dogs, sponsored by Shotz Natural Energy
  • Guide/Hearing Dogs
  • Search & Rescue Dogs
  • Emerging Hero Dogs, sponsored by Trupanion

Winners in each category will receive:

  • A trip to Hollywood with their hero dog to participate in the Hero Dog Awards ceremony
  • Up to $6,500 for a charity dedicated to dogs
  • A prize pack from Trupanion

Don’t forget to tune in on September 27th when the 2014 American Hero Dog is announced!

Veterinarian & Veterinarian Technician Awards

A Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinarian Technician will also be selected. Five finalists have been chosen from each category. The Grand Prize voting session ends on July 21st, click here to read their stories and vote!

We all know veterinarians and veterinarian technicians are heroes. We see them on the news bringing freedom to members of an illegal breeder seizure. We hear about the amazing research they are doing to find a cure for feline leukemia. We see the animals they take in who are out of options and need loving care.

But we also see them day in and day out, getting to know our own beloved pet and offering us the best care possible for something as simple as an ear infection. We love them and we respect them and we couldn’t imagine our lives without them.

The Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinarian Technician Awards, presented by the American Humane Association, now offer us a chance to honor them. These new awards recognize the commitment these professionals have to the betterment of the health and well-being of animals.

The Hero Dog Awards were created by the American Humane Association to celebrate the devoted relationship between dogs and people. The annual national competition searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs – often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, or simply the tail-wagging welcome a pet owner relishes at the end of a hard day.

Voting will begin soon!

If you haven’t already, get a pet insurance quote for your own hero dog here.

Videos of 2012 and 2013 Winners

Roselle helped guide her blind owner on September 11, 2011

2011, Roselle

 Retired MWD Sgt. Gabe has served our great country since 2006, completing over 210 combat missions with 26 explosive and weapons finds in Iraq.

2012, Gabe

Elle helps children learn dog safety and helps people overcome their fear of dogs.

2013, Elle

Second Chance Fund

Second Chance FundOur Trupanion customers already know the value of the American Humane Association through our existing partnership with their Second Chance Fund, a campaign that supports helping animals that are the victims of abuse or neglect. Through the Second Chance Fund, the American Humane Association provides financial assistance to agencies that rescue, care for, and re-home abused or neglected animals. Learn more about this partnership on our charities page.