By Arden Moore l vetstreet.com
The black-tie, star-studded event - everyone from Betty White to Jewel will be in attendance - is designed to honor the many amazing canines who make a difference in the lives of countless people, ranging from therapy pups to search-and-rescue dogs.
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This year eight dogs are vying for the top title, and Vetstreet caught up with the handlers and owners of four of the heroic canine contenders.Gabe, the Military VeteranGabe, the Military Veteran
Although he's now retired, this Labrador Retriever completed more than 210 combat missions in Iraq, and successfully sniffed out 26 explosives and weapons finds, earning him three Army Commendation Medals.
"We were deemed the most productive military dog team in the theater of Iraq in 2007," says Gabe's formerRead More »from America's Top Hero Dog's of 2012