Tag Archives: Hero Dog

Introducing the 2014 American Hero Dog!

Posted on: September 29, 2014 - No Comments

All eight of the finalists for the award are truly all hero dogs, and all were incredibly deserving of the award. But the winning dog's story will blow you away.

Victoria Takes Part in the 2014 Hero Dog Awards

Posted on: September 22, 2014 - No Comments

As the lead judge and a featured presenter, Victoria Stilwell plays a key role in the fourth annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

Hero Dog Nominee – Kota

Posted on: September 3, 2014 - No Comments

Kota is a nominee for the 2014 American Hero Dog Award, presented by the American Humane Association. A heroic police dog with a wild story to tell, Kota saved the lives of his human partners when they faced a dangerous suspect. CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE 2014 AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION HERO DOG AWARD! Here's Kota's story: "On January 3, Read More

Hero Dog Nominee – Xena

Posted on: September 2, 2014 - No Comments

Xena is a nominee for the 2014 American Hero Dog Award, presented by the American Humane Association. Xena has made headlines as a dog that was found near death, and who is now the best friend of Jonny, her human sibling. Together, Xena and Jonny are raising awareness about animal cruelty, the kindness and gentleness of pit bulls, Read More

Hero Dog Nominee – JJ

Posted on: August 27, 2014 - No Comments

JJ is a nominee for the 2014 American Hero Dog Award, presented by the American Humane Association. JJ is entered in the service dog category through Freedom Service Dogs. JJ was rescued from a shelter as a puppy, and now he's paying it forward as a life-saving service dog for a little girl named KK. Read More

Hero Dog Nominee: Xxon

Posted on: August 25, 2014 - No Comments

Xxon is a nominee for the 2014 American Hero Dog Award. Xxon is a Fidelco Guide Dog who has helped retired Air Force SSgt. Michael Malarsie lead a normal life despite life-changing injuries. CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE 2014 AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION HERO DOG AWARD! Here's Xxon's story: "'Because of Xxon, I’m part of society again. He’s my Read More

Hero Dog Nominee: Chaney

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Chaney is a nominee for the 2014 American Hero Dog Award. As is a former IED detection dog, Chaney saved the lives of countless soldiers in war. Now in his retirement years, he was adopted by one of his handlers and educates people about PTSD and how dogs can benefit veterans. CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE 2014 Read More

Hero Dog Nominee: Bretagne

Posted on: August 19, 2014 - No Comments

Bretagne is a nominee for the 2014 American Hero Dog Award. As a former search and rescue dog in Cypress, Texas, Bretagne worked through several tragedies and now serves as an ambassador for search and rescue dogs. CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE 2014 AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION HERO DOG AWARD! Here's Bretagne's story: "Over her long career, Bretagne has Read More

Family Dog Keeps Lost Boy Safe

Posted on: May 17, 2014 - No Comments

When 3-year-old Carson Urness went missing, his family feared the worst. But when they realized that the family dog was missing too, there was hope that maybe the two were still together. Seven hours after a two hundred-person search party scoured the area around the Urness's property, a volunteer spotted Cooper, the Urness's dog. And Read More

Dog Detects Owner’s Cancer Before Doctors

Posted on: April 17, 2014 - No Comments

The intense connection between man and dog may reach even further than we could have ever imagined possible. Maureen Burns sensed that something was wrong with her 9-year-old Collie mix, Max. He was acting listless and sick, and Maureen was concerned that he could be dying. The strangest of Max's behaviors was that he would Read More

Hero Dog Takes Bullet for Family

Posted on: March 18, 2014 - No Comments

One family may have their own guardian angel--and she now walks on three legs instead of four. Charlie was at home with her human family when two intruders broke into the home, firing shots at her and the other two dogs in the home. The three dogs chased the intruders out into the street, and Read More

Blind Man and Heroic Guide Dog Survive Subway Nightmare

Posted on: December 19, 2013 - 5 Comments

I have always had a special fondness and appreciate for service dogs, and this story is a beautiful reminder of the difference they make in our community. 61-year-old Cecil Williams was headed to a routine visit to the dentist with his guide dog, Orlando, when the unthinkable happened. As the pair stood on the platform Read More

Hero Dog Saves Girl from Icy River

Posted on: April 8, 2013 - 2 Comments

This is a truly amazing story of how a Labrador Retriever/Husky mix saved the life of a young girl who fell in an icy river. It's a video you have to see to believe!

Hero Dog Treasure – Cochranville, PA

Posted on: July 24, 2011 - 2 Comments

Treasure has overcome adversity in her own life ... She was born both blind and deaf. She has known the sting of loneliness while waiting in a shelter for someone to notice her. She has known what it is like to be rejected and unwanted. Perhaps this is what makes her so good at her Read More

Rin Tin Tin Named National Spokesdog for Hero Dog Awards

Posted on: May 13, 2011 - No Comments

As the contributions of military working dogs are being recognized for their accomplishments around the globe, American Humane Association proudly announced today that RIN TIN TIN, possibly the most recognized dog in the world, has become its first national spokesdog. RIN TIN TIN will serve as a national ambassador for the American Humane Association’s Hero Read More

Hero Dog Buster – Norwood, NJ

Posted on: May 3, 2011 - 15 Comments

Here is the amazing story of a little dog that performed an enormous deed; he saved the life of his owner. Buster is an Emerging Hero with a large tale to tell - well, his owner tells it for him. Our Hero Buster came into our lives when my husband started a job that required Read More

Hero Dog Anise – Huntington Beach, CA

Posted on: April 26, 2011 - No Comments

Even though I work with dogs every day and understand their contribution to both people and society, I am continually amazed at what they bring to those who need them most. This is the story of one such dog that brought comfort to many after a horrific event. October 8, 2010 500 students and 30 Read More

Hero Dog Ricochet – Escondido, CA

Posted on: April 17, 2011 - 1 Comment

We all know that dogs do amazing things, but check out this very active dog, making a difference for so many in the surf! Ricochet was slated to be a service dog, but due to her propensity to chase birds, she had to be released from that role. Because she lives in Southern California & Read More