American Heroes

American Humane Hero Dog Awards 2018
American Heroes
Meet Roxy and all of the heroes being honoured by the American Humane


Join Modern Dog on September 29th at the hero Dog Awards Gala in California! A limited number of seats are available to the public so reserve your tickets before they’re sold out!Purchase TicketsYour ticket to this exclusive event includes access to the cocktail hour and three-course seated dinner at The Beverly Hilton. 

Dogs do so much for us. So much in fact, that they are hailed as heroes the world over. On September 29, the American Humane will honour some of the year's most courageous canines at a star-studded Hero Dog Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, California. Modern Dog is proud to sponsor one such hero, Roxy. Her human told us how she changed his life: 
Roxy the Service Dog

Hello everyone, my name is Justin. I am a disabled veteran from the Iraq war. I was deployed to Iraq, as an US Army Infantry soldier. While in Baghdad during my 2006 deployment, I was blown up an IED. I now suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Once I was out of the military, I received Roxy for a PTSD Service Dog, she is fully trained from Off leash K9 training Asheville NC. Roxy is trained in basic and advanced obedience, with three Canine Good Citizenship Awards. Roxy has been tasked trained to indicate on my anxiety, so she can help alert me before the PTSD gets to out of control. She helps provide a distraction, so I can concentrate on something else besides the PTSD. She helps me on a daily basis with simple life tasks. If it wasn’t for her showing me that it’s okay to be in society, I probably wouldn’t be here today. I take Roxy to our local VA hospital to help share Roxys ability to other Veterans. We enjoy bringing happiness and joy to the Veterans of the VA. Most people have never seen a pitbull as a service dog, but once they meet Roxy and see what she does, you can tell how much they really enjoy meeting her. We really hope Roxy can be the next top Hero Dog, to help continue too show the world that Pitbulls are good dogs, but also amazing Service Dogs. We appreciate your time in reading our story, please help Roxy get to the top! Thank you for your support. God bless our Troops and our Veterans! Until they all come home.

Meet all of the 2018 hero dog finalists, and get your tickets to the event - which include access to the cocktail hour and three-course seated dinner at The Beverly Hilton - before they're sold out! 

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