Pick The 2009 Dog Of Valor
You can help choose the HSUS 2009 Dog of Valor, the polls are open and they want your vote.
Vote for your favorite Dogs of Valor Finalist!
The Humane Society of the United States created the Dogs of Valor Awards to honor and celebrate dogs who have performed an extraordinary act of courage by heroically helping a person in need. Finalists for this year's award, sponsored by PetPlan Pet Insurance, were chosen based on the significance and impact of their heroic actions.
Our panel of celebrity judges, including Benji (with the help of her humans, Joe and Kathleen Camp), Ron Burns, Randy Pobst, and Judge David Young, will choose a Valor Dog of the Year and three Runners Up. Now we want to hear from you!
Cast your vote for your favorite heroic hound before the voting closes on Friday, May 15 2009 at 5 PM Eastern Time. The Finalist who receives the most votes will be named this year's People's Hero winner!
Go to the HSUS website to learn about the 15 finalists in contention. All of their stories are amazing, this is going to be a very tough decision.
You know what won't be a tough decision after reading the stories? Going out and adopting a dog from a shelter. As I've mentioned before, when you adopt from a shelter you save a life, you'll see from these stories it may be your own.