Hero Dog Awards - Jeffrey


Milford, Connecticut

Jeffrey is a shining example of the hidden gems waiting in shelters across the country.
Rescued from the Manhattan Animal Care & Control, euthanasia list in 2010, he now lives a wonderful life as a treasured family dog, a champion competitor, and a therapy dog.
An ambassador for those still in danger, he demonstrates that shelter dogs, given a chance, can achieve anything possible!
Jeffrey advocates by example.
In 2017, he began competing in the mainstream sport of Rally Obedience.
In 2019, he became the first Pit Bull in history to earn World Cynosport Rally’s highest achievement, the Rally Master Champion title, ARCH-MX!
In 2020, Jeffrey ranked #1 in the ARCH-MX division and #5 in the USA!
In 2021, he ranked #2 OVERALL in the USA!
Trained force free, Jeffrey has earned 9 Top 10 rankings and holds nearly 60 titles in 3 different dog sports!
Working as a complex rated Pet Partners therapy dog since 2012, he has served countless hours offering a comforting shoulder to lean on or a playful wag to make you smile. Beloved by our community, he’s in high demand for visits.
Therapy dog ✓ Obedience Champion ✓ but he didn’t stop there!
Each December, to honor our community affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy, we host Jeffrey’s Joy of Giving Donation Drive.
Over 10 years, we’ve collected 2 tons of pet food, 1 ton in food items, 150 coats, and nearly $7K in monetary donations.
At 13 years old, he may be a senior but Jeffrey still shares an important message.
Shelter Dogs Rock!