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2013-08-06 12:25:20

Americans Cast More than One Million Votes and Pick Country's Eight Most Courageous Canines; Final Voting by Public and Top Celebrities Begins Now to Choose 2013 "American Hero Dog" WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The country has spoken. After intense balloting and more than one million votes cast, eight courageous canines have been chosen as America's "top dogs" and will be going to Hollywood, where one heroic hound will be named the 2013 American Hero Dog at...

2013-07-23 23:31:17

Sales from shopSDF.com products for humans & canines help America’s canine disaster search teams developed by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF). South Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 SearchDogsUSA Inc., official licensing arm of the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF), proudly announces the launch of http://www.shopSDF.com, a collection of fun and purposeful products for people and canines where sales proceeds support America’s search teams such as the...

2012-10-11 11:21:24

Hero Dog Awards Premieres on Hallmark Channel November 8, 2012 at 8:00PM ET/PT Betty White Honored with National Humanitarian Medal and Legacy Award LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Specialized Search Dog Gabe, the life-saving military working dog who served our country by completing more than 210 combat missions with 26 explosive and weapons finds in Iraq, has been named the top American Hero Dog at the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM), presented...

2012-06-05 02:29:38

LITTLETON, Mass., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggregate Industries (AIUS), a member of the Holcim Group, and Massachusetts Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team (MA-TF 1 US&R), one of 28 Federal Emergency Management Agency Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces throughout the country, are hosting what is known as a FEMA Canine Certification. The event will be held on June 9 and 10, 2012, at the Aggregate Industries K-9 Testing Facility in Littleton, Massachusetts. Rescue dogs...

2011-11-09 10:06:00

Dr. Bess Pierce at VMRCVM is one such veterinarian WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, it's timely to consider that it's not only humans who serve in our nation's military. There are also more than 2,500 military working dogs (MWDs) on duty worldwide and Colonel Bess Pierce, DVM, DABVP, DACVIM, associate professor at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM), is one of the veterinarians responsible for...

2010-01-29 14:43:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- As search and rescue teams return home from Haiti this week, The Nutro Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, today announced a $50,000 donation to the Search Dog Foundation (SDF). SDF is a California-based organization that deployed six canine disaster search teams to assist in the search and rescue operations in Haiti. SDF's search team efforts have been the most successful deployment in the organization's 14 year history with...

2009-06-17 04:00:00

Ex-police officer and certified search & rescue manager won contest to clone beloved pet Trakr, hero of 9-11 rescue efforts LOS ANGELES, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Can you clone a hero? Retired police officer James Symington, owner of the late search and rescue dog and 9-11 hero, Trakr, will receive five answers to that question on Wednesday June 17, 2009. BioArts International, a Northern California biotech company that is offering the first commercial dog cloning service in the world,...

2009-01-02 16:06:53

Police in Fort Worth, Texas, baffled about a missing K-9 dog, turned to a dog detective agency when their helicopter search turned up nothing. Godiva, an operative for Dog Gone Detectives, found Loki, the escaped search and rescue dog, in 15 minutes, The Dallas Morning News reported. Kat Manning, one of the owners of the agency, said that Loki did not make himself hard to find. He was about half a mile from his handler's home, where he had chewed a hole in the fence on New Year's Day....