Tango, a Dalmatian from Clarksville (Johnson County), was nominated several weeks ago for the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Award. Since then, he's moved to the number 8 position among 72 dogs vying for the honor.
Tango's fire safety efforts have reached tens of thousands of children across the United States and throughout the world.
Tango's handler, firefighter Dayna Hilton, says she was notified that Tango's nomination was accepted in the "Emerging Hero Dogs" category. According to the American Humane Association, "Emerging heroes category, includes ordinary dogs who you think have made an extraordinary difference in your life."
Voting continues until June 30.
Click here to read more about Tango and to give him your vote.