The city Police Department is asking the public to vote for their dog in the last week of a race to win a $5,000 grant.

Ahen, the department’s K9 officer, currently stands third in a nationwide online contest sponsored by Aftermath Services, a private crime scene cleanup company. The contest began Oct. 30 and runs through Nov. 7.

Last year Ahen, a Dutch shepherd handled by partner Officer Rob Jones, took second place in the contest, garnering a $1,000 grant for the department.

Voters can enter their ballot once each day by each email address they have on the department’s Facebook page or by going to http://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/?department=DO5863.