Todd The Hero Dog Wins The First-Ever Streamy For "Milk-Bone® Dog Of The Year Honor"

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- dick clark productions and Tubefilter announced last night that Todd, the Golden Retriever, won the first-ever "Milk-Bone® Dog of the Year Honor" at the 8th Annual Streamy Awards® in Beverly Hills. The honor was presented by passionate dog lover, Olympic Silver Medalist and freestyle skier, Gus Kenworthy.

Olympic Silver Medalist and freestyle skier, Gus Kenworthy, poses with Milk-Bone® Dog of the Year nominees, Louboutina the Hugging Dog, Todd the Hero Dog and Pierre Don’t Care, who were honored for traits that make them truly special, at the 2018 Streamy Awards.

Milk-Bone believes that all dogs, from service animals to everyday companions, do more for us and it's time our four-legged friends are officially recognized. The honor celebrates bravery, overcoming obstacles, strong personality and loyalty traits that make all dogs truly special.

Todd is the epitome of a good boy. His devotion is resolute, and it's proven daily to his owner Paula. No matter if the best or worst day, Todd is devoted- like a best friend should be. His heroism made waves in June 2018 when he saved his owner from a rattlesnake bite during a hike, causing the internet to swoon with love for this Golden Retriever. Though he recovered fully, that day will always be a reminder of his innate loyalty. As a ripple effect, a fundraiser posted by "Friends of Todd" was started to help other dogs who need to receive anti-venom medication. Todd's efforts continue to help others save other dogs in need.

"We are so honored to win the first-ever Milk-Bone Dog of the Year Honor," said Paula Godwin, Todd's pet parent. "To be a part of a celebration like this so rewarding since the Streamys is typically a people-only awards show. We are truly grateful and blessed. Todd will be celebrating with lots of Milk-Bone treats!"

"We created this honor because we believe that dogs deserve to be honored in the same way humans are honored," said Jonathan Rodgers, senior brand manager, Milk-Bone. "We are thrilled that fans voted for Todd to win the first ever Milk-Bone Dog of the Year Honor. Todd truly embodies the qualities associated with this honor and goes above and beyond by providing comfort and happiness to all of those around him," added Rodgers.

The award show was full of "doggone" adorable moments including a Milk-Bone Puppy Photobooth where attendees walking the red carpet could stop and take a picture with adorable puppies as well as a Thank You Camera for those winners who forgot to thank one of the most important members of the family…their dog.

The full list of award winners for the 8th Annual Streamy Awards is available at

The Streamy Awards is composed of more than 50 awards honoring excellence in a variety of content verticals and areas of expertise. The 8th Annual Streamy Awards is broken up into three separate sections -- Streamy Awards, Streamy Brand Awards and The Purpose Awards @ The Streamys -- each representing a distinct set of categories with a shared theme.

The 8th Annual Streamy Awards was executive produced by dick clark productions' Ariel Elazar, Rika Camizianos, Alexi Mazareas and Michael Nieporent as well as Streamy Awards founders Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen.

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About the Streamy Awards
The Streamy Awards honor the best in online video and the creators behind it. The annual event brings together the biggest names in online video for a night of celebration, discovery, and meaningful recognition. 2018 also marks the first ever "Streamys Brand Awards," in partnership with the Interactive Advertising Bureau, and the second year of "The Purpose Awards @ the Streamys," which honors individuals and organizations who use online video and social media to amplify their message, foster engagement and participation, and make a greater, more meaningful impact.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the "Academy of Country Music Awards," "American Music Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" and the "Streamy Awards." Weekly television programming includes "So You Think You Can Dance" from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. dcp is a division of Valence Media, a diversified media company with divisions and strategic investments in premium television, wide release film, specialty film, live events and digital media. For additional information, visit

About Tubefilter
Tubefilter is the most trusted and widely read source for YouTube and online video news, analysis, and events. Through its trade news and analysis, community events, and creator advocacy programs, Tubefilter has helped to foster the growth, promotion, and legitimization of a new, independent professional entertainment industry. Tubefilter properties include its flagship publication, Tubefilter News, the Tubefilter Charts, its popular YouTube Millionaires series, and the Streamy Awards. For additional information, visit

About The J.M. Smucker Company
For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's®Folgers®Jif®Dunkin' Donuts®Crisco®Café Bustelo®R.W. Knudsen Family®Sahale Snacks®, Smucker's®Uncrustables®Robin Hood®, and Bick's®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray® Nutrish®, Meow Mix®, Milk-Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®and Nature's Recipe®. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit

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Passionate dog lover, Olympic Silver Medalist and freestyle skier, Gus Kenworthy, presents the Milk-Bone® Dog of the Year Honor to winner, Todd the Hero Dog, at the 2018 Streamy Awards.

Passionate dog lover, Olympic Silver Medalist and freestyle skier, Gus Kenworthy, poses with the Milk-Bone® Dog of the Year Honor winner, Todd the Hero Dog, at the 2018 Streamy Awards.

Passionate dog lover, Olympic Silver Medalist and freestyle skier, Gus Kenworthy, plays with puppies at the Milk-Bone® Puppy Playpen at the 2018 Streamy Awards.

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