The Deseret News features section is looking for a few good dogs. Readers are invited to tell us in 100 words or less (less is better) why their dog is a hero.

We're not looking for dogs who have performed one act of bravery but dogs who are heroes in their owners' eyes because of the way they express their devotion every day. The top three dogs will be featured in photos with their owners in the Sunday Scene section.All participants' essays will appear either in the printed Deseret News or on the Web page. They may be sent to the Deseret News feature department by mail at P.O. Box 1257, Salt Lake City, UT 84110; by fax to 237-2550 or by e-mail to [email protected]

Please send essays by July 27 and include the dog owner's name, address, phone number and age.