American Humane Hero Dog Awards® Nominations

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 Channel this fall. Seven courageous canines will be featured, and only one dog will be awarded the American Hero Dog title.

Official Contest Entry Form

Nominations are open until Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 12pm Pacific Time. Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Entrants can be owners, handlers or an authorized entrant of the nominated dog and may submit one dog per household in one of the seven categories. Hero Dog Awards nominations must include a narrative description containing 1500 characters or less and a photo with only the nominated dog featured (no humans or other animals). Narrative descriptions cannot be changed once submitted.