Since being welcomed into the Gilks family in April 2010, Bree, an adorable two-year-old Dachshund, has certainly gone above and beyond the role of the family dog by saving the life of her owner, Michele Gilks, on several occasions.

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Titan is an intelligent and loyal German Shepherd, whose determination and perseverance know no boundaries. Already an accomplished Police Service Dog, Titan and his partner, Constable Tara McLorn, have captured numerous fleeing criminals and helped locate thousands of dollars’ worth of hidden drugs during their time together on the force. Titan is revered by his team as one of the best, as far as Police Service Dogs go, and on one stormy night in October 2011, he proved it by saving a woman’s life.

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K’os, a two-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff, was adopted by the Guindon family at three months of age.

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Scooter & Missy

Scooter, a 12-year-old Australian Cattle Dog, and Missy, a 6-year-old Border Collie, are two ranch dogs that spend their days herding cattle on the Mosher family ranch. Read More


Stinky is a ten-year-old Rottweiler, with extraordinary compassion and an unusual name. When she was adopted as a puppy by George Leonard, Search Commander with the elite search and rescue division of Manitoba Search and Rescue, Stinky’s name was actually Nikki. Read More


A lovable Whippet with a big heart, Moose joined the Sararas family at six weeks of age. The Sararas family had researched a lot of different breeds, and finally decided upon a Whippet as their first family dog, because of their intelligent nature. Little did they know that they would soon find out just how extraordinarily smart Moose was.

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Service Dog of the Year, Bingo

Bingo is an intelligent, ten-year-old Jack Russell Terrier with a truly keen set of ears. An extraordinarily sharp hearing dog, she was brought home by Mandi and Dwayne Hein to help care for their son, Cole. Read More


Gepetto joined the Sjogren family eight years ago as a tiny orange kitten. A rambunctious ball of fluff, Gepetto kept the Sjogrens in stitches thanks to his antics with fellow cats Missy, Itty Bitty Kitty and Libby, the family’s Pug. Now fully grown, Gepetto has matured into a quiet, mellow fellow, which is why his actions in early December 2009 caught Phyllis Sjogren’s attention in just the nick of time. Read More


A working dog with a heart of gold, Patty is a five-year-old Border Collie mix who came to live on the Jensen family farm when her previous owner was no longer able to care for her. The Jensen’s had no idea that Patty would thank them for their generosity by saving one of their lives. Read More


Chance, a nine-year-old Dalmatian/Fox Terrier mix, is a loyal and obedient family dog with an incredibly strong sense of responsibility. At the end of last year, his family found out first-hand just how devoted he is to protecting those he loves. Read More