HERO 2023

Save the Date – March 4, 2023

It is our greatest hope that you will join us for our 20th Annual HERO Awards on March 4, 2023, at the Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa!

Take a life-saving leap with us and attend this magical evening celebrating animal and human heroes alike all in the name of improving (and saving) the lives of both people and pets in our community. 

We invite you to attend our dinner and cocktail event, and together we can share in the astounding resilience and heroism of this year’s human and pet honorees.

Date: March 4, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 PM – Registration, silent auction, and cocktails

7:00 – 9:30 PM – Dinner and program

Location: Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa

Attire: Formal

If you’ve ever loved a pet, you know the comfort, joy, and healing they provide. We believe those benefits should be available to all.

Your support and attendance of this fundraiser help our community’s most vulnerable residents—including veterans, the elderly, domestic violence victims, and the homeless—with basic care for them and their beloved pets.

Our revolutionary programs have impacted over 150,000 pets and the people who need them most. Together, we will help even more.

We hope you will join us to make the 20th Annual HERO Awards our best yet!



Ian Schwartz

CBS 5 This Morning Meteorologist
Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Diaz Dixon

Maddie’s Advisor for Collaboration and External Partnerships
Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Vincent Medley

Maddie’s Director of Human Animal Support Services
Honorary HERO Chairs

Honorary HERO Chairs

Chris and Lori Harder

Please join us in congratulating Chris and Lori Harder as this year’s Honorary HERO Chairs! Each year, The Arizona Pet Project selects honorary event chairs based on prominent community members who support our mission and play a key role in ensuring the success of our event.

We Thank Our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

Top Dog:

Wrigley Mansion logo
The Hormel Family logo

Tail Wagger:

Fred and Jami Pryor Foundation
PetSmart Charities
PetSmart Charities

Pack Leader:

Pet Partners:

Arizona Cardinals logo
titos vodka logo

More event info coming soon!