In a celebration of unwavering dedication and the healing power of furry companionship, the nationwide search is on for the exceptional therapy dog deserving of the inaugural “First Responder Paws Therapy Dog Award.” This unique contest not only aims to recognize the outstanding service of therapy dogs but also emphasizes the crucial role they play in supporting the mental well-being of our first responders.
The Need for More Therapy Dogs for First Responders
America’s first responders, the brave souls on the frontlines of emergencies, safeguarding our communities, face mental health challenges due to the demanding nature of their work. Enter therapy dogs, the unsung heroes that provide a calming and healing presence, aiding first responders in processing on-the-job traumas, managing stress, grief, and anxiety.
While their impact is undeniable, the acquisition and training of therapy dogs can be both expensive and time-consuming. The “First Responder Paws Therapy Dog Award” sheds light on their invaluable contribution, advocating for more therapy dogs nationwide to support our public safety professionals.
The deserving winner of the First Responder Paws Therapy Dog Award will be showered with gifts, including:
A Gift Basket from Chewy.com
Over $2,000 in Additional Pet Prizes
National Publicity: A feature blog reaching over 100,000 people on social media and a press release to announce the achievement
A “Top Paws Therapy Dog Award” badge for display on their website or blog, acknowledging their status as one of the top 10 finalists
A donation, made in their honor by FHE Health, to the First Responders Pack Foundation—an organization dedicated to training more therapy dogs for first responders.
Applications have been closed, but you can submit your vote for your favorite pup now. Click HERE to cast your vote.