Deborah hosts top awards ceremony for dogs

On May 21st the UK's most heroic canines rubbed shoulders and paws with dog loving celebrities as the winners of the 2012 Dogs Trust Honours were revealed at London's Honourable Artillery Company.

Over 30 dogs and 200 humans celebrated the fifth Dogs Trust Honours – the awards ceremony which celebrates the unique relationship between man and dog. Over 300 nominations were received from across the country for all five of the award categories, giving celebrity judges Deborah Meaden, Eamonn Holmes, Ruth Langsford, Richard Caring, Paul Ross, Dawn Porter and Ben De Lisi the difficult task of selecting the winners.

The five winners – four canines and one human - were presented with their awards by celebrity dogs lovers and treated to an evening of doggy bliss which included canine butlers and a doggy play zone. Guests included John Barrowman, Meg Matthews, Dawn Porter, Matthew Wright and dog Wiggy, Kaye Adams, Brix Smith-Start, Made in Chelsea stars Funda Onal, Rosie Marcel and Camilla and Kevin Sacre Dallerup with dog Sven.

Clarissa Baldwin OBE, Dogs Trust Chief Executive said, “over the last five years, Dogs Trust Honours has been raising awareness of the amazing role dogs play in our lives and how we repay that loyalty. This year we were inundated with amazing tales of heroics. It has been a privilege to meet the winners and give them the recognition they deserve.”

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