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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

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.

Nominations will be accepted until December 8th, 5:00pm EST. Finalists will be chosen and notified in January.

Location TBD

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


Rescue Volunteer of the Year

Do you know someone that has dedicated a lot of time to dog rescue? Then they deserve to be nominated! We would like to recognize a volunteer who puts the dogs first and has made a big difference in the rescue community. Please remember when nominating someone, that we will select the winner by the information you submit. Provide detailed descriptions as to why this person should be nominated. (Click Here to Nominate)

Rescue Organization of the Year (Less than 26 dogs)

Do you volunteer at an amazing dog rescue or know of a rescue who goes above and beyond to help dogs in need? Nominate them today! We want to recognize a rescue who does whatever it takes to help a dog and to save a four-legged life. This rescue should have 26 dogs or less at a time. Please remember when nominating a rescue, that we will select the winner by the information you submit. Provide detailed descriptions as to why this rescue should be nominated. (Click Here to Nominate)

Rescue Organization of the Year (More than 26 dogs)

Do you volunteer at an amazing dog rescue or know of a rescue who goes above and beyond to help dogs in need? Nominate them today! We want to recognize a rescue who does whatever it takes to help a dog and to save a four-legged life. This rescue should have more than 26 dogs. Please remember when nominating a rescue, that we will select the winner by the information you submit. Provide detailed descriptions as to why this rescue should be nominated. (Click Here to Nominate)

Local Rescue Campaign of the Year

Are you a business or rescue who has done or is doing a local fundraiser in your area that is new and exciting? Did you do a unique campaign that raised a lot of money for a rescue or specific rescue dog in need? Nominate that rescue or business today! Please remember when nominating them, that we will select the winner by the information you submit. Provide detailed descriptions as to why this business or rescue should be nominated. (Click Here to Nominate)

Rescue Dog Transformation of the Year

Do you know a dog who came in to the rescue in bad shape and with the help and dedication of others, has undergone a near miraculous transformation? Consider nominating them for Rescue Dog Transformation of the Year! For this nomination, please send in before and after photos after you submit your nomination. You can email those pictures to info@worldexpo.dog. Please remember when nominating a dog, that we will select the winner by the information you submit. Provide detailed descriptions as to why this dog should be nominated. (Click Here to Nominate)

Man’s Best Friend Award

Do you know someone who rescued a dog and that dog ended up rescuing them right back? Did the rescue dog change that person’s life? Nominate that dog and person today! Please remember when nominating them, that we will select the winner by the information you submit. Provide detailed descriptions as to why this pair should be nominated. (Click Here to Nominate)

Foster Story of the Year

Do you know a great foster family who has stepped up to provide their home for a dog in need? Maybe this family does it often and has gone above and beyond to foster dogs for rescues. Nominate them here! Please remember when nominating this person, that we will select the winner by the information you submit. Provide detailed descriptions as to why this person/family should be nominated. (Click Here to Nominate)

National Rescue Campaign of the Year

Are you a business or rescue who has done or is doing a nation-wide fundraiser in your area that is new and exciting? Did you do a unique campaign that raised a lot of money for a rescue or specific rescue dog in need? Nominate that rescue or business today! Please remember when nominating them, that we will select the winner by the information you submit. Provide detailed descriptions as to why this business or rescue should be nominated. (Click Here to Nominate)