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World Dog Rescue Honors


Join us as we honor some of the many deserving people who work with rescue dogs.

Hosted by

Deirdre Franklin from Pinups for Pitbulls

Keynote Speaker:

Shorty Rossi aka Pit Boss

Followed by

Woof Rock '17

People who volunteer with rescue and shelter dogs do it for the love, not for the attention or the accolades. However, we will be taking this opportunity to honor many who have given so much and expected so little in return.

At Meadowlands Hilton

Friday, June 9th
7pm - 9pm
Semi-formal, plated dinner

Click Here for Tickets

We will be honoring a person, organization or company in each of the following categories:


Rescue Volunteer of the Year
Nominee Rescue Location
Aimee Clary Angels Among Us Alpharetta, Georgia
Ashley Brown N/A White Salmon, Washington
Beth Ludwig The Last Dog Rescue Red Lion, Pennsylvania
Carolyn Paddock-Moore All Breed Rescue Williston, Vermont
Carri Shipaila LuvnPupz Wyoming, Michigan
Cheryl Grossfield Angels in Waiting Rock Hill, New York
Coney Beagels and Buddies Apple Valley, California
Danella Anderson Underdog Ranch Pet Adoptions Angier, North Carolina
Eldad Hope for Paws Los Angeles, California
Gina Cagle N/A Popular Bluff, Missouri
Jackie Hastings Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue Keyport, New Jersey
Jennifer Brooks Second Chance Rescue NYC Whitestone, New York
Jennifer Green Arkansas Weimaraner Rescue
Kellie Snidersich Dog Town Rescue Colmar, Pennsylvania
Kim Brown Kimmy’s Safe Haven Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
Kim Melancon Great Dane Rescue of North Texas Carrollton, Texas
Kylie Edmond Rock & Rawhide New York City, New York
Lisa Bakal Second Chance Rescue NYC Whitestone, New York
Lotta Nilsson-May Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles, California
Luci Kadota Best Friends Animal Society Mission Hills, California
Maureen Holden The Green Dog Rescue Project Windsor, California
Michele Allen Monkey’s House Clayton, New Jersey
Renee Alexander They Deserve Better Dog Rescue Smithfield, Pennsylvania
Sandi Hopper Monkey’s House Dog Hospice and Sanctuary Clayton, New Jersey
Sandi Hopper Tiny Paws Rescue Cinnaminson, New Jersey
Sarah Helton Pitties & Kitties Canton, Ohio
Sean Martin Kids Adopt a Shelter Copiague, New York
Sue Mahoney SusieQ Resq Coneseus, New York
Susan and Audrey Dharma Rescue Torrence, California
Teresa Tucker Pawsitive Impact Monroe, North Carolina
Vickie Dahl Pet Over Population Prevention Richland, Washington
Virginia Hale N/A Carrollton, Texas
Wanda Alvarez Second Chance Rescue NYC Whitestone, New York
Yleana Escobar Redlands Rock Pit Abandoned Dogs Davie, Florida
Zandra Kern Bichon Frise Club of America Charitable Trust Massapequa, New York

Rescue Organization of the Year (Less than 26 dogs)
Rescue Location
Adopt A Chow Marina del Rey, California
All Breed Rescue Williston, Vermont
Angel City Pit Bulls Los Angeles, California
Animals Rule Rescue San Pedro, California
AZK9 Peoria, Arizona
Belly Rubs Basset Rescue Brentwood, Tennessee
Dalmatian Rescue of Puget Sound Lake Stevens, Washington
Dog Town Rescue Colmar, Pennsylvania
Fredo’s Helping Paws in Need Rescue Charlotte, North Carolina
Friends and Vets Helping Pets North Hollywood, California
German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center Nahant, Massachusetts
Great Dane Rescue of North Texas Carrollton, Texas
Hands to Paws Rescue Augusta, Georgia
Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue Plainview, New York
LuvnPupz Wyoming, Michigan
Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation Decatur, Illinois
Metairie Humane Shelter Metairie, Louisiana
Michigan Education Pitbull Rescue White Lake, Michigan
Monkey’s House Senior Hospice and Sanctuary Clayton, New Jersey
Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue Brick, New Jersey
Old Dominion Boston Terrier Rescue Moyock, North Carolina
Puplandia Dog Rescue Aloha, Oregon
ROFF (Rescue Our Furry Friends) Burnham, Pennsylvania
S.A.F.E. Animal Haven Matthews, North Carolina
Saving Souls Rescue Staten Island, New York
Senior Dog Haven & Hospice Newark, Delaware
Senior Dog Sanctuary of Maryland Severn, Maryland
Southern Comfort Maltese Rescue Chattanooga, Tennessee
Spay & Save Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Speranza Animal Rescue Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Telluride Animal Foundation Telluride, Colorado
Thank Dog Rescue, Inc. Newtown, Connecticut
The Fetch Foundation Scottsdale, Arizona
Toby’s Friends Animal Rescue Dearborn, Michigan
Whidbey Animal Improvement Foundation Coupeville, Washington
Whiskers and Tails Foundation Torrance, California
Yorkie 911 Rescue Deer Park, New York
Young at Heart Pet Rescue Palatine, Illinois

Rescue Organization of the Year (More than 26 dogs)
Rescue Location
A Tail to Tell Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania
Aheinz57 De Soto, Iowa
Amazing Grace Bully Rescue Pensacola, Florida
American Brittany Rescue Earlville, Illinois
Animal Aid Unlimited, India Seattle, Washington
Big East Akita Rescue Toms River, New Jersey
Camp Jean Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue Keyport, New Jersey
Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network Menifee, California
Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue Reinholds, Pennsylvania
Desert Labrador Retriever Glendale, Arizona
Eleventh Hour Rescue Randolph, New Jersey
Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals Radnor, Pennsylvania
Happy Hills Animal Foundation, Inc. Staley, North Carolina
His Extended Hand Sanctuary St. Paris, Ohio
Hope for Paws Beverly Hills, California
House of Hope Animal Rescue Northeast, Maryland
Humane Society of Southwest Missouri Springfield, Missouri
Main Line Animal Rescue Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter East Hanover, New Jersey
Muttville Senior Dog Rescue San Francisco, California
Poodle Club of America Rescue Foundation Baltimore, Maryland
Second Chance Rescue NYC Whitestone, New York
Shih Tzu and Furbaby Small Dog Rescue Saint Mary’s, Georgia
SNARR Northeast White Plains, New York
SNORT Rescue (Short Nosed Only Rescue Team) Hoboken, New Jersey
SPCA of Westchester Briarcliff, New York
The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation Sherman Oaks, California
WAG Sequim, Washington
Wag & Whiskers Augustine, Florida

Local Rescue Campaign of the Year
Rescue Location
Amazing Aussies Lethal White Rescue of Arizona Phoenix, Arizona
Coveted Canines Rescue Toronto, Ontario
Double J Dog Ranch Post Falls, Idaho
Friends of Burlington County Animal Shelter Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Homeward Bound Dog Rescue of New York Schenectady, New York
Kids Adopt a Shelter Copiague, New York
R.U.F.F. Tucson, Arizona
WAG Sequim, Washington

Rescue Dog Transformation of the Year
Dog Rescue Location
Eva Long Trail Canine Rescue Wilder, Vermont
Jack Senior Dog Sanctuary of Maryland Severn, Maryland
Libre Speranza Animal Rescue Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Eddie Milo Second Chance Rescue Whitestone, New York
MoMo Second Chance Rescue Whitestone, New York

Man’s Best Friend Award
Nominee Dog Rescue Location
Heidi Huebner Chowsie N/A
James McKeone Rocket Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
Debbie Pearl Wesley 6dogrees Rescue Seattle, Washington
Deedee Shehane Ruby Ruby’s Road Home Emerson, Arkansas
Jane Shipe Jose Cuervo Organization for Responsible Care of Animals Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Harold Siegfried Phelan Tails of Valor Paws of Honor, Inc. Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Jackie Silva Kush N/A Miami, Florida

Foster Story of the Year
Nominee Dog Rescue Location
Amanda Fuller Harriet Keller’s Cause
Caroline Blose Gilbert Speranza Animal Rescue Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Kathy King Sophie Canine Adoption and Rescue League Santa Paula, California
Patrick Stewart Ginger Wags and Walks West Hollywood, California

National Rescue Campaign of the Year
To be announced