The Hero Dog Awards welcome nominations for dogs every year, and 2021 won’t be an exception. Beginning Jan. 6th, dog-owners across America can nominate their pups by visiting www.herodogawards.org.
The award recognizes outstanding dogs that have improved and saved lives. It also celebrates extra-ordinary animal-human relationships.
The competition has seven categories which include:
- Law Enforcement Dogs
- Military Dogs
- Therapy Dogs
- Service Dogs
- Shelter Dogs
- Search and Rescue Dogs
- Guide/Hearing Dogs.
This year’s winner is Mackenzie – a four-pound chihuahua. The virtual event aired in front of millions of viewers on Hallmark Channel, making her a symbol of love during the pandemic.