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October 4, 2013

Pets of Valor Hall of Fame

  • Each winning pet received a personalized tag to commemorate his or her act of heroism. The HSUS

The Humane Society of the United States has celebrated the human-animal bond by recognizing heroic pets through the Dogs of Valor and, later, Pets of Valor awards. The winners of these awards each demonstrated extraordinary courage or resolve to help a person in need. Each winner’s heroic actions have had an enormous impact on the lives of those around them.

Please join us in celebrating these pets for the intelligence, persistence, and courageous spirit each one demonstrated! To read their stories, click on the award year at the top of each list.

 

First Annual Winners

Buffy
Valor Dog of the Year: Companion Dog Group
Owners: Will and Lagree Bartley; Oakland, Calif.

Yeager
Valor Dog of the Year: Working Dog Group
Owner: Sharon Yunker-Deatz; Louisville, Ky.

Jack
People's Hero
Owners:The Pieters Family

Anna
Finalist: Companion Dog Group
Owner: Candace Jennings; Idaho City, Idaho

Bear
Finalist: Companion Dog Group
Owner: Jeremy Rogers; Palmer, Alaska

Pearl
Finalist: Working Dog Group
Owner: Adrian McKee; Big Bear City, Calif.

Buster
Finalist: Working Dog Group
Owner: Chris Sorenson; Lucerne, Calif.


Second Annual Winners 

Baby
Valor Dog of the Year
Owners: The Cardon Family; Albuquerque, N.M.

D-Boy
People's Hero
Owner: Roberta Trawick; Oklahoma City, Okla.

Boo (originally "Hero")
Finalist
Owner: Dennis Redline; Jim Thorpe, Pa.

Charley
Finalist
Owner: Frances Gippert; Loganville, Ga.

Jake
Finalist
Owners: The Bailey Family; Omaha, Neb.


Third Annual Winners

Kenai
Valor Dog of the Year
Owners: Todd Smarr and Michelle Sewald; Erie, Colo.

Calamity Jane
First Runner Up—Valor Dog of the Year and People's Hero
Owners: Homer and Shar Pauley; Aledo, Texas/p>

Benson
Second Runner Up—Valor Dog of the Year
Owners: Linda Hamilton and Jamie Szenher


Fourth Annual Winners

Yogi
Valor Dog of the Year and People's Hero
Owner: Paul Horton; Austin, Texas

Sarge
First Runner Up—Valor Dog of the Year
Owner: The Claypool Family; Forsyth, Ill.

Gangsta
Second Runner Up—Valor Dog of the Year
Owners: The Lowery Family; Seldon, N.Y.


Fifth Annual Winners

Hank
Valor Dog of the Year and People's Hero
Owner: "McKenzie"; Kansas City, Mo.

Buddy
First Runner Up—Valor Dog of the Year
Owner:Ted Moss; South Milwaukee, Wis.

Titan
Second Runner Up—Valor Dog of the Year
Owners: John and Gloria Benton; Lawrenceville, Ga.


Pets of Valor Winner

Chilly
Valor Pet of the Year
Owner: Owner: Heidi Parker; Palmyra, Va.

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