We. Don't. Deserve. Dogs.

Introducing a New Jersey dog named Gunther who is going to be honored with the 2019 AKC Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence (ACE) in the Therapy Dog category.

Gunther will be honored during the awards ceremony which is going to take place on December 14th and 15th of 2019. It is happening during the AKC National Championship (presented by Royal Canin) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Only five dogs are given awards each year in various categories so congrats to Gunther because this is quite the accomplishment.

These awards are given to celebrate loyal, hard-working dogs that make a difference in their owner's lives as well as the community.

Gunther is a six-year-old Rottweiler and his owner's name is John Hunt. This dynamic duo have traveled to countless national tragedies to comfort victims and their families.

But that is not all. John is also the co-founder of the non-profit group, Crisis Response Canines who, "provides training and organization to build a nationwide network of highly-trained crisis response canines who would be ready to deploy for support and assistance when other tragedies occur." 

I love writing stories like these. To Gunther and John, a round of applause to you both for the work you are doing.

If you have any questions, reach out to Samantha Seymour, the public relations manager of the American Kennel Club. She can be reached at Samantha.Seymour@akc.org.

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