Last Call: Nominate a Canine Hero for an ACE!



Benny - 2012 Therapy Dog Honoree

Last call for nominations! If you know a dog that has performed a heroic act, whether large or small, let us know by nominating him or her for an AKC Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence (ACE).

The submission deadline is June 1, 2013.

Former ACE dogs have been awarded for everything from recovering $70,000,000 in drugs and drug-tainted cash to participating in “read-to-a-dog” programs at local libraries.

Awards are given in five categories: Companion, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Therapy and Service.

Each of the five honorees will receive an engraved sterling silver medallion and an all-expenses-paid trip for dog and owner to Orlando, Fla., to be honored at the 13th annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in December 2013. A donation of $1,000 will also be made in each recipient’s name to a pet-related charity. The names of the five recipients will be added to the ACE plaque that is on permanent display in the AKC Humane Fund Library at AKC’s headquarters in New York City.

For more information about the ACE awards or to download a nomination form visit or