Hallmark Channel goes to the dogs

The American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards premieres Oct. 30 on The Hallmark Channel with a star-studded palette of celebrities including Derek Hough, Lea Thompson, Danica McKellar, Pauley Perrette, Allison Sweeney, and more. 

Now in its fifth year, the Hero Dog Awards competition searches out and recognizes America’s furry, four-legged heroes — often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things, whether it’s saving lives, providing extraordinary comfort, lending sight or hearing, or simply the tail-wagging welcome pet owners relish at day’s end. The program salutes eight category finalists chosen in a nationwide online vote with the announcement of the American Hero Dog of the Year. Learn more at herodogawards.org