Honoring Animal Heroes

Diamond Collar Awards

Zipporah, a 2016 Diamond Collar Hero, and her handler
Zipporah, a 2016 Diamond Collar Hero, and her handler Julie Burk.

Do you know an outstanding, heroic animal? Or a person who has helped animals in a unique and remarkable way? OHS wants to shine the spotlight on animals and animal lovers who are true heroes.

The Diamond Collar Hero Awards recognize and honor animals who have acted to save a human or animal life in peril, performed services within the community with undying loyalty, or overcome incredible odds in order to survive. Award winners can also be humans who have had a positive impact on the lives of animals, exhibiting courage and compassion in the pursuit of animals’ well being.

Award nominations are now closed. Thank you! 

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Event Details: Heroes Luncheon

TicketsThe Diamond Collar Awards are a chance to celebrate the heroic stories that exemplify how important pets are in our lives. It is also an opportunity to support the mission of OHS.

The OHS Heroes Luncheon presenting the Diamond Collar Awards will be held on Feb. 22, 2017 at the Multnomah Athletic Club in downtown Portland. Tickets are $75 per person and are available for online purchase here »

Nominations: Deadline to Nominate: Feb. 1, 2017

  • What: The OHS Heroes Luncheon presenting the Diamond Collar Hero Awards will honor and recognize the human and animal recipients of the awards in person.
  • Who: Animals who have made a major difference in the lives of humans, from saving lives to providing needed therapy and more; and humans who have helped animals in unique and outstanding ways. True heroes, animal and human, who have gone above and beyond for others.
  • Where: Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC), 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97205
  • When: 11:30 am-1 pm on Feb. 22, 2017
  • Tickets: Available for online purchase here »
  • Social: Let us know you’re coming and join the Facebook event here »

Presenting Sponsors


Wentworth Subaru City
Subaru USA 


Previously Honored Heroes

See the 2016 winners here »

Watch the stories of past Diamond Collar Heroes here »