Fido Awards

The FIDO Awards, For Iowa Dogs and Others, launched in 2019 with a mission to honor our local pet rescues, non-profits and volunteers. The FIDO awards were designed to heighten public awareness of the Iowa’s rescue community and reward them for a job well done. The awards and their categories are also intended to help define the many volunteer roles that Iowans fulfill daily.


2021 FIDO Award Categories to be Announced Soon!

Categories and nomination forms will be available soon! Please check back often.

Meet Previous FIDO Award Winners

Volunteer of the Year

Lorrie Appell

Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Foster Home of the Year

Teri Nizzi-Helt

AHeinz 57 Pet Rescue and Transport

Transport Hero of the Year

Andrew, Zachary and Wendi Lear

Great Plains Pointer Rescue

Breed Specific Rescue Group of the Year

Great Plains Pointer Rescue

Fundraising Event of the Year

Raise Your Paw

Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Rescue Team Event of the Year

"Flood Rescue"

Lusco Farms Rescue

Luckiest Dog of the Year


Iowa Weimaraner Rescue


Print and mail in your nomination.

Please mail all submissions to:

Po Box 292 Adel, IA 50003