Canine and Human Celebrities Convene at the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

October 6, 2011

Photo of Anna Trebunskya Carson Kressley Hero Dog Awards 2011The inaugural American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards (presented by Cesar Canine Cuisine) brought the nation’s top eight canine contestants to the Beverly Hilton for a celebratory night of cavorting for a good cause.

The American Hero Dog of 2011 top prize was achieved posthumously by Roselle, a true hero of 9/11 (and in the history of working dogs) who led her blind handler, Michael Hingson, down the Twin Tower’s stairs after disaster struck.

Photo of Michael Higson Roselle Hero Dog AwardsPhoto of Victoria Stillwell Tara Harper Hero Dog Awards

The star studded event was hosted by Carson Kressley (Dancing with the Stars) and attracted human celebrity judges and presenters including Victoria Stillwell (Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog), Pauley Perrette (NCIS), Jason Lewis (Sex and the City), Julianne Hough (Footloose), Faith Ford (Hope & Faith), Peter Fonda (3:10 to Yuma), Tara Harper (Bravo’s Most Eligible Dallas and Paws in The City), and Kressley’s DWTS parter Anya Trebunskya.

Photo of Pauley Perrette NCIS Hero Dog AwardsPhoto of Surf Dog Ricochet Jason Lews Sex and the City Hero Dog Awards

Other notable American Hero Dog contenders we met on the red carpet include Military Working Dog Bino, San Diego’s Surf Dog Ricochet, and Sage from The Sage Foundation for Dogs Who Serve.

Tune into the Hallmark Channel on November 11, 2011 to see you favorite hero dog strut their stuff on the red carpet and hobnob with celebrities, both canine and human.

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