Hero Dog Awards - Mischa


Shelbyville, Kentucky

Mischa the Shepherd represents the American Hero Dog Award in the Service Dog Category because he assists her handler (Combat Veteran Jeremy) in being able to help other Veterans through his nonprofit Veteran’s Club Inc. She eases his anxiety and assists in keeping him stabilized through his TBI so that he can live a full life with his family as well. Before Mischa, Jeremy struggled both mentally and physically due to ptsd, depression, and tbi. Mischa has given Jeremy a new lease on life and is so intelligent that she predicts many of Jeremy’s routines throughout the day. The interesting part of the story about Mischa is that she was turned over to the Humane Society because the owner felt she was called to something more than just a pet.