Posts tagged "Rin Tin Tin"

American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, Hollywood Gala and Touching Tribute All in One

American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, Hollywood Gala and Touching Tribute All in One
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — The American Humane Association celebrated ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things at the Hero Dog Awards, presented by Cesar Canine Cuisine, Oct. 3 at the Hollywood Hilton. The gala event was taped for TV broadcast Nov. 11 on the Hallmark Channel, hosted by Carson Kressley. Guest presenters included Peter Fonda, Faith Ford,... Read more »

Rin Tin Tin Makes A Comeback on Hero Dog Awards

Rin Tin Tin Makes A Comeback on Hero Dog Awards
The Hollywood taping of the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards takes place on October 1.  In true Hollywood fashion, guests walking down the red carpet include Betty White, Whoopi Goldberg, Jillian Michaels, Kristin Chenoweth. Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet will be there, as will other ‘pet people,’ and I’m honored to be the announcer. ... Read more »

Elevated Status of Military Working Dogs

Elevated Status of Military Working Dogs
The U.S. Military are enlisting military working dogs in record numbers. After all, military working dogs are still required for “sniffing out” land mines to security deployment, to “dropping in” on Osama Bin Laden. A story in Military Times by Michelle Tan points out that military dogs have proven so valuable that two new programs... 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 »

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.

Celebrating Canine Military Heroes

                                                   By Steve Dale         Those who stand up for our nation in time of war, putting themselves in harms way, are heroes – the men and women of the U.S. Military whom we honor on Memorial Day. And then there’s one more group that also deserves recognition, the dogs of the U.S. military. “No one... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast, America's Hero Dogs

Listen to this very special WGN Radio Petcast celebrating Hero Dogs, and the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards. Click HERE to listen. The celebration begins with Robin Ganzert, President/CEO of the American Humane Association who describes the Hero Dog Awards. Robin also describes the Lucy Fund created to support animal assisted therapy dogs to... Read more »

Ambassador Rin Tin Tin

Stop the presses! Hold your horses! Big News!  As the contributions of military working dogs are being recognized for their accomplishments around the globe, the American Humane Association proudly announced that Rin Tin Tin has been named a  national ambassador for the Hero Dog Awards™. Rin Tin Tin might not be a household word among... Read more »