Tune In to the 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards October 30th at 8PM ET on the Hallmark Channel

What are the Hero Dog Awards?

The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards celebrate the powerful relationship between dogs and people. These amazing dogs provide compassion and comfort to transform people’s lives with their unconditional love, devotion, and intuition. Hero Dogs are ordinary dogs doing extraordinary things. The Hero Dog Awards is a nearly year-long education and awareness campaign to highlight the heroes on both ends of the leash.

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. Dogs compete in eight categories for the Hero Dog Awards: Law Enforcement & Arson Dogs, Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Guide Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Hearing Dogs, and Emerging Hero Dogs (the category for “ordinary” dogs).