CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- Piper, a pit bull that lives in Chesapeake, is in the running for the Hero Dog Awards.

Piper is not only a therapy dog, but also a breed awareness ambassador in Hampton Roads!

Piper spends her days visiting local hospitals and nursing homes to comfort patients.

"When we visit our local hospital, people don’t care that she’s a pit bull, they are just so excited to get to love on her and she’s just as excited to see all the people who are there," Pipers owner wrote.

Piper is competing with about a dozen other dogs in the 'therapy' section of the American Humane Hero Dog Awards.

You can cast your vote for Piper here once a day, every day until May 3rd.