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Canine heroes receive awards in first ever Dogs Trust honours

DOGS TRUST, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, is proud to announce the winners of the first ever Dogs Trust Honours – dubbed ‘the Doggy Pride of Britain’. The results were revealed recently at a star-studded ceremony at London’s Guildhall.

Canine HeroesThe honours were set up to recognise the nation’s canine heroes – those dogs who have gone the extra mile for their owners. The ceremony was attended by celebrity guests including Graham Norton, Martin Freeman, Sean Hughes, Anton Du Beke and Jennie Bond – though the real stars of the show were the dogs themselves.

Seventeen dogs from across the UK were shortlisted for five different award categories: Quality of Life, Hero Dog, Lifetime Achievement, Triumph Over Adversity and the Pickles Award for outstanding canine endeavours.

The winners were announced on the night and are as follows:

• Quality of Life Award, Labrador Retriever Kimmy, Somerset
• Hero Dog Award, Cocker Spaniel Jake, Essex
• Lifetime Achievement Award, Crossbreed Cassie, North Yorkshire
• Triumph Over Adversity Award, crossbreed Morris, Wiltshire.
• Pickles Award, Newfoundland Whizz, Bristol

Dogs Trust Chief Executive, Clarissa Baldwin OBE, said:

‘This is the first year the charity has run the Dogs Trust Honours, and all the finalists’ moving stories made it an incredible evening: by the end, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Now I just hope even more people enter their own canine heroes for next year’s awards, and make sure they get the recognition they deserve!’