The Golden Paw Hero Dog Awards 2023!

August 16, 2023

Not All Heroes Wear Capes, Some Wear Collars! Submissions Now Open for The Golden Paw Hero Dog Awards 2023!




Following the huge success of their 2022 awards, The Irish Kennel Club are delighted to announce the launch of The Golden Paw Hero Dog Awards 2023 kindly sponsored by Agria Petinsure. The awards aim to find, recognise and reward Ireland’s most courageous, brave and life changing canines, with several categories to choose from including life-changing dogs, rescue dogs and companion dogs to name a few. An exciting panel of judges, yet to be announced, will shortlist winners in each category with overall prizes awarded at a glittering ceremony on the 18th of November in the Clayton Dublin Airport Hotel attended by the finalists and their humans. Last year’s awards garnered national attention, with the finalist’s appearing on The Late Late Show and Virgin Media News amongst other coverage.


So, do you know a canine hero who deserves a round of a-paws? Nominate them today!


Entry Categories


– Life Changing Dogs

– Therapy/Guide Dogs

– Bravery Dogs

– Search & Rescue Dogs

– Rescue Dogs

– Companion Dogs

– Law Enforcement Dogs


Enter your nomination at


Closing Date for Entries: 31st October 2023



Kindly sponsored by Agria Petinsure, one of Europe’s leading pet insurance companies with a mission to provide best care for pets and peace of mind for pet owners by providing insurance solutions.


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