American Humane Hero Dogs Award

American Humane Hero Dogs


This is an annual, nationwide competition that searches for and recognizes America’s standout dogs. Winners are often ordinary four-legged companions that do extraordinary things—including saving lives on the battlefield, lending their human best friend with sight or hearing, and overall contributing to the well-being of people. The Hero Dog Awards help us to celebrate the strength, hope, and happiness that dogs bring to our lives. Dogs are truly man’s best friend, and like the voting public, we are captivated by the heartwarming stories of these courageous canines who show unconditional love to their human companions. It’s only right that we host these awards to give these dogs the recognition they deserve. The Hero Dog Awards pay tribute to the extraordinary working dogs from across the country. With more than one million votes cast each year, the initiative culminates with a star-studded gala awards show that will be broadcasted on national television. Celebrities that have participated in the past include Betty White, Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Martin Short, and Paris Hilton, among many others.