Katharine McPhee, Bailee Madison & More Come Out and Celebrate the Sixth Annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Layka, Military Dog Category Winner, Hook, Guide/Hearing Dog Category Winner, Judge, Arson Dog Category Winner, Kobuk, Search and Rescue Dog Category Winner, Hooch, Emerging Hero Dog Category Winner, Mango, Therapy Dog Category Winner, Gander, Service Dog Category Winner, and K-9 Edo, Law Enforcement Dog Category Winner, attend the Sixth Annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images for American Humane Association )

This past Saturday, September 10th, the country’s eight most heroic hounds walked the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel before taking part in the sixth annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards hosted by Beth Stern and James Denton. 

The night featured a musical performance by Katharine McPhee and touched the many celebrities in attendance including Pauley Perrette, Marilu Henner, Jack Wagner, Dave Foley, Greg Louganis, Brandon McMillan (dog trainer), Allison Sweeney, Victoria Stillwell, Dr. Marty Becker and others.

Based on nearly a million public votes and voting by a celebrity panel, one special dog, Hooch, was named the “2016 American Hero Dog.” The remaining seven of America’s top dogs received Hero Dog awards for their work as military dogs, therapy dogs, search and rescue dogs, guide/hearing dogs, arson dogs, service dogs, and law enforcement dogs. 

The event will be broadcast nationwide on Hallmark Channel October 28 at 8 pm ET/PT.

Check out photos from the red carpet below.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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