Lo­cal Dog Run­ning For ‘Hero’

MidWeek Islander (Windward Oahu) - - Windward Oahu Islander - By CAROL CHANG

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

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