Anzu, a girl toy Poodle, was once an unwanted fearful pup in Japan until she was adopted by a police dog trainer. She channeled her inner German Shepherd and became a fully commissioned police dog.
Blakely, a boy Australian Shepherd, is on the staff of the Cincinnati zoo as “Resident Nursery Companion.” His duties are to serve as surrogate mother for any orphan or neglected baby animals.
The Lizard Brain award goes to Iditarod veteran Linwood Fiedler who arrived at a checkpoint an hour after his dogs because he went to sleep and fell off the sled.
The Neanderthal award goes to the Aurora (Colorado) Animal Control. Running a shelter is not an easy job, but it is even harder when you have no common sense or compassion.
Crying “wolf” does not win public support. Holding a 10-year-old beloved family dog captive because he “looks like” a wild animal makes you look incompetent.
An Angel award goes to the many volunteers who helped to rescue Cherry the Chihuahua from an abandoned mine shaft.