‘Chicago Fire’ Seeks to Honor Top Firehouse Dog

The NBC show “Chicago Fire” is holding a nationwide contest in search of the perfect firehouse pooch.

The winner, to be named “‘Chicago Fire’ Top Dog,” will make an appearance on both “Today” and on the popular primetime drama series about the Windy City heroes.

Firehouses should e-mail submissions to and include a photo and no more than 200 words on why their dog should be chosen. It should also include the dog and owner’s names, address, home phone number, firehouse number, firehouse phone number, e-mail address and “Chicago Fire Top Dog Contest” written in the subject line.

“Chicago Fire” executive producers will review the applicants and choose the top-three candidates. Those finalists will appear on “Today” on September 24 and a public vote will be held on to pick the winner. The winner will be announced on “Today” or on October 1.

Entries can be sent beginning on Thursday and will be considered through September 8. Official rules are posted at Season 2 of “Chicago Fire” premieres September 24 on NBC!