A national campaign from The American Humane Association aims to honor America’s dog heroes, and is currently accepting nominations.
The Humane Association is encouraging dog companions to nominate their canine heroes in categories including Therapy Dogs, Service Dogs, Law Enforcement Dogs, Military Dogs, Arson Dogs; Search and Rescue Dogs; Guide/Hearing Dogs and Emerging Hero Dogs.
This last category — Emerging Hero Dogs — pays tribute to ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things.
The American Humane Association said that the program has been running for four years, and that millions of Americans have cast votes, nominating nearly a thousand dogs. All of this nominating leads to a voting process after which a brave few are crowned American Hero Dog.
Nominations will be considered from January 15 to February 25, with the voting to determine 2015’s American Hero Dog taking place from July 4-September 7. Finally, on September 19, the association will host the fifth annual Hero Dog Awards event in Los Angeles.