As part of its mission to honor first responders, the Foundation works to place colorful, 6-foot-tall, metal Dalmatian puppy sculptures, named “R. Hero,” across the country at fire stations, museums, children’s hospitals and parks. These sculptures serve as a conversation starter for children and their parents, caregivers and teachers about the traits of a hero – courage, respect, honor and compassion for others.
There are currently 26 unique “R. Hero” sculptures across 14 states, with international placement in El Salvador and Israel. Each sculpture placement is accompanied by a dedication event, honoring local heroes and giving community members, adults and youth alike, the opportunity to interact with the first responders in their area.
If you are interested in having an R. Hero sculpture in your community, please contact us.