Fido Awards

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Great Iowa Pet Expo, we’re introducing the new FIDO Awards to honor our local pet rescues, non-profits and volunteers. Designed to heighten awareness of the Iowa’s rescue community and reward them for a job well done, the FIDO Awards are also intended to help define the many volunteer roles that Iowans fulfill daily.


With the help of Iowa Home Consulting and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Vodka for Dog People, we’ll celebrate seven categories this year:


  1. Volunteer of the Year
  2. Foster Home of the Year
  3. Transport Hero of the Year
  4. Breed Specific Rescue Group of the Year
  5. Fundraising Event of the Year
  6. Rescue Team Event of the Year
  7. Luckiest Dog of the Year

Nomination forms are available below. Nominations deadline is Friday, September 27. Self nominations are welcome. 


Each category winner will receive a $100 donation in their name to their favorite rescue courtesy of Iowa Home Consulting, a gift bag from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Vodka for Dog People and a framed certificate.


The Fido Awards will be judged by a panel of five people that include Expo management, sponsors, Joel Silverman – national celebrity animal trainer, and a representative from NASH-FM.


Winners will be announced on Monday, October 14th, prior to the Expo, and an awards ceremony will take place Saturday, October 19th at 1 pm on site at the Great Iowa Pet Expo.


Watch for additional categories in 2020!


Print and mail in your nomination.

Please mail all submissions to:

Po Box 292 Adel, IA 50003