Local Dog Running For ‘Hero’
Everybuddy loves somebuddy. And that’s what Liz Rizzo hopes to prove to the online dog world as her golden retriever, Buddy, earns votes for the title of 2015 American Hero Dog.
The Lanikai pet is on the short list of 169 nominees in eight categories for American Humane Society’s 2015 award, which recognizes deeds by “heroic hounds who have gone above and beyond to protect and love their country, their handlers and their owners.” Buddy is nominated as a Therapy Dog.
“Pretty cool, huh?” said Rizzo, noting that Buddy’s been serving humans for 10 years — as a therapy dog for Pet Partners (Delta