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Bruce Zeman, and his trusty dachshund side-kick, Hobbes, have been together since 2009 and have made history almost from the moment they became a duo. Hobbes, a domestic violence survivor, adopted by Bruce and his wife Tami, had been terribly abused before being rescued by the Addison County Humane Society in late 2009. Shortly after his rescue, Hobbes joined Bruce on the radio, and the two “Best Buddies” became a wildly popular duo, changing radio in Vermont for good.
Local radio had “Gone to the Dogs.”
Since 2009, Bruce & Hobbes have worked to better the lives of animals, and judging from the response of the community, their message has been well-received. Hobbes is the only canine in Vermont history to be honored as a police K-9 in three communities, Middlebury, Vergennes and Bristol, and is also the “official” fire dog of the New Haven Volunteer Fire Department.
Since becoming the nation’s only human / canine morning show duo, Bruce & Hobbes have also worked tirelessly to make Vermont a better place. In 2010, the Vermont Legislature recognized “The Wake-Up Crew with Bruce & Hobbes” with a resolution honoring them for community service work, and dedication to helping animals. At that ceremony, Hobbes again made history, becoming the only canine in Vermont history allowed on the floor of the Vermont House of Representatives to receive his award.
Since 2009, Bruce & Hobbes have helped over 1000 animals find homes, and raised over $50,000 for the Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Center in Middlebury, the organization that rescued Hobbes.
The Vermont Association of Broadcasters also recognized the duo in late 2012, with the prestigious Alan Noyes award for Community Service.
Bruce Zeman and Hobbes are available for speaking engagements nationwide
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