American Humane Association http://apr.org en Adopt-a-Dog Month http://apr.org/post/adopt-dog-month <p>Probably one of the things that makes dogs so appealing to us humans is that they have a natural smile.&nbsp; That and the fact that they make such great companions!</p><p>*****************************</p><p></p><p>The month of October is Adopt-a-Dog Month. To help celebrate the occasion, let’s consider the American Humane Association’s list of the Top Ten Reasons To Adopt A Dog From Your local animal shelter or animal rescue group.</p><p>Number ten on the list - You’ll never have to sweep your kitchen floor again.</p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 39969 at http://apr.org Adopt-a-Dog Month Hero Dog Awards 2013, Part 3 http://apr.org/post/hero-dog-awards-2013-part-3-0 <p></p><p>The 2013 Hero Dog Awards seeks to find and recognize dogs who help people in many important ways.&nbsp; Dogs are nominated in one of eight categories:&nbsp; Service Dogs, Emerging Hero Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Law Enforcement/Arson Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs.</p> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 36603 at http://apr.org Hero Dog Awards 2013, Part 3 Hero Dog Awards 2013, Part 2 http://apr.org/post/hero-dog-awards-2013-part-2 <p>The 2013 Hero Dog Awards seeks to find and recognize dogs who help people in many important ways.&nbsp; Dogs are nominated in one of eight categories:&nbsp; Service Dogs, Emerging Hero Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Law Enforcement/Arson Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs.</p><p>In the world of Search and Rescue operations, dogs have a very special place.&nbsp; their keen sense of smell, excellent night vision, extremely sensitive hearing and endurance have made them crucial in efforts to locate people who are missing or trapped.</p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 36184 at http://apr.org Hero Dog Awards 2013, Part 2 2012 Hero Dog Awards, Part 1 http://apr.org/post/2012-hero-dog-awards-part-1 <p>The American Humane Association has opened voting for the 2012 finalists for the Hero Dog Award.&nbsp; With eight great dogs to choose from, it&#39;s difficult to decide which one should win!</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ******************************************</p><p> Sat, 04 Aug 2012 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 15606 at http://apr.org 2012 Hero Dog Awards, Part 1