Today I discovered the Hero Dog Awards sponsored by the American Human Association.
The contest celebrates the dogs who “enrich, enhance, and even save our lives.” Categories include therapy, guide, law enforcement/arson, hearing, search and rescue, military, emerging hero, and service dogs. 453 dogs were nominated and you can now vote for one of the 8 dogs which are competing for the title 2011 American Hero Dog.
To vote visit herodogawards.org. You can click on the pictures of each dog to read about them to help you decide which dog to vote for. The contest will end September 30.
Here are pictures of the finalists – To read their stories, decide who to vote for, and to vote click here:
Sadie the Arson K9 – Law Enforcement
Harley – Hearing Dog
K9 Sage – Search and Rescue
MWD Cino C152 – Military Dog
Roselle – Guide Dog
Stacey Mae – Therapy Dog
SURFice dog Ricochet – Emerging Hero Dog
Zurich – Service Dog