This weekend, Hallmark Channel will premiere the second annual American Rescue Dog Show! The show is a celebration of rescue pets and their uniqueness and includes fun categories such as “Best in Couch Potato,” “Best in Wiggle Butt,” “Best in Belly Rubs,” “Best in Snoring,” “Best in Senior Dog,” “Best in Talking,” “Best in Smiling,” “Best in Underbite,” and “Best in Short ’N Sweet.” Don’t miss the amazing show that airs 2/17 and 2/18 at 8/7c.

In association with the American Rescue Dog Show, is hosting an adoption marathon with shelters and rescues around the country! The 18 organizations participating will have the chance to win a $5,000 grant to support their adoption and rescue efforts! The organizations participating are (in alphabetical order):

A Wish for Animals in Dana Point, CA

Adopt A Saint in Lake Forest, CA

Al-Van Humane Society in South Haven, MI

Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation in Sherman Oaks, CA

Daphneyland Basset Rescue in Acton, CA

Dogs Without Borders in Encino, CA

Dobies and Little Paws Rescue in Fillmore, CA

Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

I.C.A.R.E. Dog Rescue in Santa Margarita, CA

The Little Red Dog in Lake Forest, CA

Ozzie and Friends Rescue in Rowland Heights, CA

Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA in Pasadena, CA

Pets & People Humane Society in Yukon, OK

Smiling Dog Rescue in Benson, AZ

Valhalla Canine Rescue in Winlock, WA

Valley Animal Haven in Lemoore, CA

Wags and Walks in Los Angeles, CA

Westside German Shepherd Rescue in Long Beach, CA


The adoption marathon will be held from February 17-28, 2019. If you are interested in adopting from one of these organizations, now is a great time! Contact the organization you would like to adopt from to learn more about their hours and events. And don’t forget to tune in to the Hallmark Channel on 2/17 and 2/18 at 8/7c to watch the show!