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American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

Backstage before the Hero Dog Awards Show, I apparently surprise Betty White. She wrote the forewords to my ebooks "Good Dog!" and 'Good Cat" and I've interviewed her many many times.
Wow! What a Gala event, the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, held October 6, 2012 at the classic Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles (same place the Golden Globes are). The emcee was Kristin Chenoweth, as seven hero dogs (in seven categories) were hailed by the celebrity audience for what they do everyday. One... Read more »

Bloodhound Sniffs Out Bank Robber

Bloodhound Sniffs Out Bank Robber
Bloodhounds are the underdogs of the dog the dog world, finding hundreds of lost and confused people, and trekking bad guys but rarely receiving public acclaim. This time around, a 4-year old Bloodhound made the news, even being dubbed a “rock star,” said Frank Bilecki, spokesperson for he Cook Country Sheriff Tom Dart, according to... Read more »

U.S. Postal Service Honors Working Dogs

U.S. Postal Service Honors Working Dogs
Here’s the press release….a nice thing, I think…USPS honoring working dogs MERRIFIELD, VA — The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the enduring partnership between dogs and people with the issuance of the 65-cent Dogs at Work set of four stamps. “We are proud to commemorate these specialized dogs on stamps,” said U.S. Postal Inspection Service Homeland... Read more »
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WGN Radio Petcast, American Humane Association Salute to American Canine Heroes

WGN Radio Petcast, American Humane Association Salute to American Canine Heroes
Listen HERE to this very special WGN Radio Petcast (note, this podcast may take a few moments to load). A celebration of the The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, presented by Cesar Canine Cuisine, seen on the Hallmark Channel on November 11. This is the first ever televised celebration of ordinary dogs (and people)... Read more »

Hero Dog Awards on Hallmark Channel, 11-11-11

Hero Dog Awards on Hallmark Channel, 11-11-11
The Hero Dog Awards, presented by Cesar Canine Cuisine is on the Hallmark Channel, Friday night 11/11/11. I wrote a piece for my national newspaper column about the Hero Dog Awards (this is from the Los Angeles Times)... and a similar story for Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog Victoria Stilwell’s Positively website on... Read more »

American Humane Associaton Hero Dog Award Winners

In the darkness comes light, in confusion comes answers. “Man’s
Best Friend is an Arsonist Worst Nightmare”. Sadie is a 5 year old
Black Labrador Retriever. Sadie has been a nationally certified
accelerant detection K-9 since May of 2007. Sadie works in the
Major Crimes Unit of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. She
has worked approximately 400 fires, and has assisted in cases
resulting in numerous arrests. Sadie has never lost in court. Sadie
has worked numerous high profile arson/homicide cases where her
nose has detected critical evidence for collection and prosecution.
Sadie has worked in extreme environments (high rise buildings,
collapsing structures, snow covered mountains) and never missed
a call to duty. Sadie has an incredibly friendly demeanor. She
conducts approximately 50 K-9 demonstrations a year to promote
fire safety and fire prevention. Sadie had been recognized for
numerous awards including the “Golden Paws” Award for lifesaving
and heroic acts, the “Hero Medal” from the Masonic Lodge,
and is a co-partner in being recognized as “Colorado Peace Officer
of the Year”. Any K-9 who unconditionally serves the public while
placing their own safety in jeopardy deserves our praise and
admiration. I have witnessed Sadie’s commitment to her job and
community first hand and it is second to none, which motivates me
to nominate her for this honor. She is truly an ambassador for all
working dogs, and I am humbled to be her partner.
The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards will air on November 11 on the Hallmark Channel. Hero dogs will be honored for their amazing accomplishments in eight categories. Among those attending this red carpet gala, a sort of Golden Globes for pets – except that instead of the booze flowing freely, there is Cesar Canine... Read more »
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American Humane Association Honors 9/11 Search & Rescue Dogs

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1010 Wins Susan Richard’s excellent report on American Humane Association’s honor to search and rescue dogs.

September 11 Brought Us Together....What Happened?

September 11 Brought Us Together....What Happened?
By Steve Dale What do our pets really know? Of course, I remember exactly what I was doing on Sept. 11, 2001. I happened to be watching the Today Show when the first tower of the World Trade Center was hit. Soon, it became apparent that America was under attack. My wife, Robin, who then... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Search & Rescue Dog Heroes of September 11

WGN Radio Petcast: Search & Rescue Dog Heroes of September 11
Here is my current WGN Radio PETCAST: Click HERE to listen (note – it may take a few moments to load).  This special Podcast was an honor for me to host, as I speak with several dog handlers who were at the site of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Listen to my... Read more »
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Dog Heroes of September 11

This is Riley, who some just thought could more safely and quickly exit from the top of 'the pile' using a Stoke's basket. U.S. Navy Photo journalist, 1st class Preston Keres happened to be there and caught the moment. Today, this photograph is among the most recognizable from Ground Zero in the days following September 11.
I don’t know how you can scroll through this gallery and not get emotional. I will never forget September 11, and will be forever grateful of the emergency responders – including search and rescue dogs and their handlers. I authored a print story, 10 years after 9-11, what do the search and rescue dog handler... Read more »
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