On behalf of The K9s of Valor Foundation and #K9OfTheDay, we want to thank everyone for nominating over 100 K9s to be considered for the K9 of the Year Award. Chosing the top 10 was extremely hard because every one of these amazing K9s deserved to win.

Based on your votes, K9 Dax with the Lake County IL Sheriff's Office is the K9 of the Year!

K9 Gabo with the Jonesboro, Arkansas Police Department won the Medal of Valor award for his bravery and courageous acts after being shot during a standoff.

We want to thank all of the media, our sponsors, police departments and the public for making this possible.

K9 Dax with the Lake County, IL Sheriff’s Office won the K9 of The Year award.

K9 Dax with the Lake County, IL Sheriff’s Office won the K9 of The Year award.

K9 Gabo won the Medal Of Valor award for his bravery and courageous acts after being shot during a standoff.

K9 Gabo won the Medal Of Valor award for his bravery and courageous acts after being shot during a standoff.