Here is my nomination for the 2013 Hero Dog Awards for my dog, Dino, otherwise known as: MB-GCh UKC-UWP UKC-URO1 Woodacre's Court Jester AKC-UD MB-CD AKC-RAE ASCA-RE APDT-RL3 MB-RA ABLSA-SR1 MB-VM2 CCC-OV TT2 CGC
Dino has been working full time throughout Northern and Central California as a tracking dog to help find lost pets since January 2009. In 430 cases to date, many of those cases covering multiple days, Dino has had many finds, both of alive and deceased animals. In addition, Dino’s tracking efforts has led directly to many pets being found following the search.
Here is a link to the case blog with all cases documented:
In September 2012, from over 200 dogs entered, Dino won an Honorable Mention in the Search/Rescue category for the AKC Humane Fund ACE Awards. 2012 was the first year that mixed breeds were allowed to enter after over 10 years of offering the awards, making Dino the first mixed breed to earn the award.
Dino has a blog that chronicles every achievement since the day I brought him home from Grateful Dog Rescue in December 2006.