Hero Dogs are ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things and can be nominated at www.herodogawards.org until March 26. Clark G's latest video stars the world famous multilingual talking dog who has been named as the official spokesdog for the 2012 national campaign.
The Hero Dog Awards were created by American Humane Association to celebrate the powerful relationship between dogs and people and promote the human-animal bond.
"Clark is probably the most famous rescued shelter dog in the world," says Robin Ganzert, PhD, President and CEO of the 135-year-old American Humane Association. "His last 'Ultimate Dog Tease Video,' has over 100 million views on YouTube, is the perfect national ambassador for this year's Hero Dog Awards. Clark G and his sister Layla were both rescued dogs, and we think their story exemplifies the important and loving role that dogs play in our lives every day."
According to Clark G, "We've been very busy around my house lately! A whole bunch of people came to visit me; then we went to visit some other people. Now we're on TV and people keep talking about the Hero Dog Awards. I don't know what that is yet but I got some maple-flavored bacon." Clark G's fans can "Like" and follow him at www.facebook.com/clarkgthedog.
Dogs may be nominated in eight categories for the Hero Dog Awards: Law Enforcement & Arson Dogs; Service Dogs; Therapy Dogs; Military Dogs; Guide Dogs; Search and Rescue Dogs; Hearing Dogs; and Emerging Hero Dogs (the category for ordinary dogs).
Finalists in each of the eight categories will be selected by the public from the pool of contestants and flown to Hollywood with two of their human friends to the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards gala in Los Angeles on October 6, 2012. There they will walk the red carpet, attend the show which will be broadcast on Hallmark Channel, and be recognized in a video tribute at the black-tie event where the winning American Hero Dog will be announced.
Nominations close on March 26 and voting by the general public will begin on April 1. Complete rules and entry information can be obtained by visiting www.herodogawards.org.