Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Is your dog a hero? Nominate them for an award!

The ACE Awards stands for "Awards for Canine Excellence" and is sponsored by the AKC Humane Fund. If you know a dog that deserves an award, nominations are open through July 1st.

The ACE celebrates canine heroes in five categories:

  • Uniformed Service K-9 dogs
    • These are dogs certified for law enforcement, military, and fire fighting.
  • Search and Rescue dogs
    • These are dogs certified to assist in tracking, natural disasters, locating missing people, and similar.
  • Therapy Dogs 
    • These are dogs certified to provide affection and comfort to those in need.
  • Service dogs
    • These are dogs certified to help those with disabilities.
  • Exemplary Companions
    • These are non-certified household pets.
All entrants receive an AKC Humane Fund Certificate of Recognition acknowledging the nomination. If a dog receives an honorable mention they will get an engraved bronze mediallion.

The winner of each category wins an all-expense paid trip to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando, FL. $1,000 to be awarded to a pet-related charity of the winner's choice, and a medal presented at an award ceremony.

To nominate a dog, follow this link and fill out the form. 

~ Maria Sadowski ~

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