Criteria to be considered for Hall of Fame nominations:

  • A high level of contribution to the field of dog journalism
  • A recognized level of professionalism and respect in dealing with peers
  • Possession of a name immediately recognized by both peers and the public as an expert in the field of canine writing

2018 Hall of Fame

Deborah Wood

2017 Hall of Fame

David Frei

2016 Hall of Fame

Patricia M. Cruz

2015 Hall of Fame

Robert McKowen

2014 Hall of Fame

Connie Vanacore
Caroline Coile

2013 Hall of Fame

Mary R. Burch, Ph.D.
Mary Bloom

2008 Hall of Fame

Rachel Page Elliott
Tom O’Shea
Elsworth Howell
Arthur Haggerty

2007 Hall of Fame

Mordecai Siegal
Lois Meistrell
Dr. M.J. Deubler

2006 Hall of Fame

Anne Rogers Clark
Roger A. Caras

2005 Hall of Fame

William F. Stifel
Maxwell Riddle
Walter R. Fletcher

Distinguished Service/Communicator Award

2018 – Mara Bovsun

2017 – Carol Bryant

2016 – Marsha M. Pugh

2015 – Ida W. Estep

2014 – Vicky Clarke

2013 – Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz

2012 – Pat Santi

2011 – Debra J. White

2010 – Marion Lane

2009 – Mary Bloom

2008 – David Frei

2007 – Kim Townsend

2006 – Phyllis DeGioia

2005 – Ranny Green

2004 – Liz Palika

2003 – Pat Santi

2002 – Steve Dale

2001 – Mary Bloom

2000 – Mordecai Siegal

1999 – Geri Cadiz

1998 – none awarded

1997 – Matthew Margolis

1996 – Kathryn Braund

1995 – Tom O’Shea

1994 – Chris Walkowicz

1993 – Hal Sundstrom

1992 – Lorenz Don Arner

1991 – Enid Bergstrom

1990 – Carol Lea Benjamin

1989 – Maxwell Riddle

1988 – Edi Munneke

1987 – Mordecai Siegal

1986 – Herm David