Animal Hero Award: Companion

The Animal Hero Award: Companion is presented to animals that have provided a benefit to their human companions or community.

The following must be included with each nomination:
1. A completed application/nomination form with examples of how the animal has proven to be deserving of the award by displaying exemplary loyalty or companionship
2. A letter of support from the animal’s veterinarian on practice letterhead
3. Any of the following: additional letters of support, photographs, videos, newspaper articles, or other evidence of the good work of the animal

A Delaware connection (for the owner and/or veterinarian) is required.

Submission of nomination implies release of photographs/videos and information for the purposes of publicity.  Please do not send originals as they will not be returned.


Award recipients will be notified by email in mid-October.  Awards will be presented during the DVMA Winter Conference luncheon, 12:00-1:30 pm at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

2019 Award Recipient

Presented to Poppi in recognition of the devoted friendship and instrumental role Poppi plays in his owner’s life while providing an invaluable source of daily companionship.