Hero Dog Awards

Hooch the Mastiff Awarded Top Prize at the 2016 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney, Preston Cassanova, and Laura Nativo It was an honor to again be able to attend the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards (HDAs, as I prefer to call them).  My client, friend, and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)Laura Nativo was one of the event’s judges and invited me as her plus one, […]

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Hero Dog Awards 2012 Recognizes Extraordinary Canines

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This article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on petMD. October is National Pet Adoption Month, so we canine and feline aficionados are actively addressing the massive overpopulation of animals currently existing in our country. The American Humane Association (AHA) reports that “millions of pets across the country face euthanasia every year because there […]

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Veterans Day Permits Recognition of Hero Animals From All Walks of Life

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This article appeared on petMD as part of Dr Mahaney’s The Daily Vet series. Photo credit: Michael Hingson Group Veterans Day traditionally provides an opportunity to show respect to the men and women who dedicate themselves to serving our shared country. The New Oxford American Dictionary defines a veteran as “a person who has had […]

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

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The 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 […]

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