From now until 12pm Pacific Time on July 18, 2019, you can vote for your favorite dog in each of the seven categories each day, for a total of seven votes each day. This round of voting will determine the top dogs that will get to travel to Hollywood for the star-studded awards gala, broadcast on Hallmark Channel this fall!
Please note: Voters must be U.S. residents at least 18 years old, and can only use one email address to vote each day. Multiple votes using different email addresses will be disqualified.
This three-legged rescue went from being homeless and crippled to becoming a certified therapy dog. Jeanie was rescued from a rural area in south Louisiana when she was five months old and was adopted after a deformed front leg was removed by a local vet. Jeanie works for the Children’s Advocacy Center, where she comforts […]
In 2006, an accident left 23-broken bones and a TBI. A survivor of childhood abuse and an 18-year abusive marriage, I had invisible scars that the darkness of PTSD exploited. I lost everything that had meaning until I met Sampson through Paws Giving Independence, and with his “this is the best day ever” attitude, instead […]
Charlotte is a wonderful natured little dog, that was brought in this world for a purpose. She was the only survivor of her litter after a terrible situation and her mother needed to be euthanized. I got her at a mere 3 weeks old and knew that this little girl was going to make a […]
Dax began his successful career with the Lake County (IL) Sheriff’s Office almost four years ago. He has been directly responsible for tracking and successfully apprehending over 70 suspects. Dax has also been accountable for tracking and finding dozens of missing or endangered children and adults. Dax has been used for over 100 narcotic searches […]
Rek worked over in Afghanistan for 6 years with Civilan companies for searching vehicles for any explosive materials for military bases. He was trained in Explosives, Narcotics and attack. He always gave his all when doing his job.
Duke is a 4-year-old European Doberman Pinscher. Duke is a single purpose narcotics detection K9 for the Menlo Park Police Department in California. Duke and his handler, Detective Sergeant Ed Soares are assigned to the Special Investigation Unit (SUI). Sgt. Soares brought 8-week-old Duke into his life as a personal pet and quickly noticed that […]
On May 19, 2012, I was running in an alley behind the KXAN Austin news studio. I was dirty, skinny, homeless, and didn’t know where to go. The kind folks at KXAN took me in and nicknamed me “Kaxan”. The news team saw something special in me and I became their KXAN Austin News official […]
Hi, I’m Crystle and I was born Legally Blind. I’ve always dreamed about my future and what it would be like to be more independent and successful in society. I was never sure I’d be able to do that confidently with my visual impairment. So, when the time was right, I applied for a Guide […]
Abandoned in the summer of 2013, Koop’R was a scrawny little thing when he was rescued and began training in wilderness search & rescue. He quickly picked up his new job, earning his first national certification in 2015. While he continued training with the KlaasKids National Search Center, he also furthered his service to the […]
Titus has continuously proven that there is nothing wrong with Shelter dogs. He has won over the hearts of over 1/4 million facebook followers and we have been told that he helps many through rough times with his posts, pics and awesome personality. He has helped raise over $200,000 for rescues and shelters since we […]
Freddie Mercury broke her front legs and never received medical care for her injuries. She was left outside in the cold, in a bag. She was also born with a severe underbite. I cried when I received puppy photos of Freddie and heard what had happened. Despite being thrown out like trash, she found her […]
Piglet, best friend of Winnie The Pooh. But, there’s another “Piglet” in town. An 8-year-old Catahoula Leopard Dog. This Piglet, veteran Search & Rescue dog, is trained & certified to help families in arduous times. Nothing could have prepared Piglet & handler Lori Wells for the inconceivable conditions on a recent deployment. Called to aid […]
Staff Sergeant Summer is a highly decorated 8-year-old female Labrador Retriever. Summer retired from the United States Marine Corps in March 2013 after serving several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Specialized Search Dog. Summer put her life on the line to keep the troops safe and comfort warriors on the battlefield. While deployed, […]
Banner is a medical/psychiatric service dog. She started her journey at 8 weeks old and we have trained long and hard to get to where we are today. I have a few disabilities that made me look into getting a service dog to help since I have a high tolerance for medication. She also is […]
Hi, everyone! As a guide dog, my life Is dedicated to helping my Mom live life to the fullest. The first day I met Mom I gave a kiss from her chin to her forehead. I was so excited & happy to start our adventure. Every day I navigate, communicate & intelligently disobey to protect […]
Bandit is a 7-year-old Great Dane rescued as a puppy, moments before being euthanized due to health concerns. From the day he was rescued, he has endured several surgeries, leaving him with 2 plates and 20 screws in each of his hind legs and still walks around with a front paw deformity. His deformities and […]
In 2015, Antonio was a normal, playful 9-year old, who loved soccer, and his friends. Then, on a normal day, riding in the back of his parents SUV with his younger brothers on the way to a family dinner, a man who fired 3-5 bullets into their car shot him in the head. Since that […]
K9 Harley started out as a stray and found himself spending nearly nine months in the Williamson County Animal Shelter in Georgetown, Texas. In 2014, I, Noah Moncivais, had the opportunity to select and train a rescue dog from the shelter. After testing numerous dogs, K9 Harley showed tremendous drive. The shelter said that the […]
I’m Legally Blind, Leader Dog Lady is my Guide Dog. My world has changed so much since Lady came into my life, Leader Dog Lady is my eyes, she guides me to wherever I need to go or do. We go on a plane once or twice a year, I love life because I have […]
Gus was found walking aimlessly down a busy street with a head so severely swollen, you couldn’t tell he was a dog. It was a shoe lace tied so tight that it sliced through his flesh into his neck almost to the bone. Through his recovery he gained thousands of well wishers from all over […]
Sergeant Yeager honorably performed combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as an Improvised Explosive Detection Dog with the USMC. Yeager has been credited with detecting the locations of dozens of explosive devices. During his three combat tours, Yeager participated in over 100 patrols, and was tasked with clearing routes for his fellow Marines. On April […]