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Meet the 2021

hero dog finalists

Welcome to the Hero Dog Awards®

The American Humane Hero Dog Awards® are an annual, nationwide competition that recognizes the heroes on both ends of the leash. The category finalists will be honored on the nationwide broadcast on Hallmark Drama, October 20 at 9 pm ET/PT. Seven courageous canines will be featured, and only one dog will be awarded the 2021 American Hero Dog title.

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