. Recipient: George Washington Medal of Honor awarded to Susan and Larry Bulanda by the Freedom's Foundation for work in Search and Rescue, 1991.
. Featured Speaker: International Conference for the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, 1998.
. International Symposium for the National Association for Search and Rescue, 1997.
. Faithful Friends: National League of American Pen Women - 1st Place - 2012
. Faithful Friends: Cat Writers Association - Certificate of Excellence - 2012
. Dog Writers Association of America prestigious Maxwell award for the book, Boston Terriers, 2002.
. First Place in the National League of American Pen Women biannual contest, Ready! A Guide for Training the Search and Rescue Dog, 1996. The book was also the 1994 Dog Writers Association Best Book of The Year. This book has been translated into Japanese and has been adopted worldwide.
. Honorable Mention in the National League of American Pen Women's biannual contest, Ready to Serve, Ready to Save: Strategies of Real Life Search and Rescue Missions, 2000.
. Certificate of Nomination, Dog Writers Association's contest, article Dogdom's Moral Showdown, co-written with Larry Shook, 1994.
. Special Merit Award, National League of American Pen Women's biannual contest, article Life and Death, When It's All Up To You and Your Dog, 1996.
. Patent: Awarded for the development of mold dog training and the training scent.