National Police Dog Foundation Funds

The National Police Dog Foundation (formally known as the Ventura Police Dog Foundation) began as a small group of local volunteers to help fund the K-9 program for the City of Ventura, CA. They soon realized the importance of a civilian organization to help fund K-9 units. Not only do police departments lack the initial funds to purchase and train a dog, but many also do not have a budget for serious medical issues.

In 1998, due to increased requests for assistance from K-9 units, the Foundation expanded regionally and became the National Police Dog Foundation.

In 2004, the National Police Dog Foundation expanded its support across the nation. We currently assist law enforcement agencies with funding to achieve their goals of providing their community with a K-9 unit that has high-quality and well-trained police dogs. In addition, the Foundation has a network of veterinarians who help assist agencies with costly medical situations that might occur during their active service career. Equally important to our Foundation is continued care for the police service dog after it retires. Our network of veterinarians includes some of the country’s most valued specialists in many varying areas of health care.
We hope you’ll join us in this effort by supporting this noble cause.

The National Police Dog Foundation promotes awareness and raises funds for the purchase, training, and veterinary care for active and retired law enforcement K-9s.

Our fundraising efforts include the following funds that give grants to K-9 units across the nation:

The National Police Dog Foundation has been awarded the GOLD SEAL of transparency by GuideStar.
– GuideStar is the world’s largest resource of information on nonprofit organizations.
– Less than half of one percent of nonprofits have achieved this distinguished award.

This Gold Seal lets you know that your donations are going to the cause and mission of the Foundation, with full transparency.

GENERAL FUND

General Fund consists of undesignated donations given to the National Police Dog Foundation. These funds are allocated by the Foundation’s board to where they are most needed.

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K-9 PURCHASING FUND

K-9 Purchasing Fund offers grants that assist law enforcement agencies with costs related to the purchasing of K-9s.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE K-9 PURCHASING FUND

K-9 TRAINING FUND

K-9 Training Fund offers grants that assist law enforcement agencies with costs related to the initial training of K-9s.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE K-9 TRAINING FUND
Click here for more information on our Training Fund

ACTIVE K-9 MEDICAL FUND

Active K-9 Medical Fund offers grants that assist law enforcement agencies with costs related to emergency medical expenses for active K-9s. In addition, the National Police Dog Foundation has also incorporated a network of veterinarians to help assist agencies with costly medical situations that might occur during their active service career.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE ACTIVE K-9 MEDICAL FUND

RETIRED K-9 MEDICAL FUND

Retired K-9 Medical Fund offers grants that assist K-9 handlers with out-of-pocket costs related to emergency medical expenses for retired K-9s. We believe it is equally important to provide continued care for the law enforcement service dog after it retires. Our network of veterinarians includes some of the country’s most valued specialists in many varying areas of health care.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE RETIRED K-9 MEDICAL FUND

K-9 HEALTH INSURANCE FUND

K-9 Health Insurance Fund offers grants that assist law enforcement agencies with costs related to the medical insurance of active K-9s.

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K-9 HEAT ALARM FUND

K-9 Heat Alarm Fund offers grants that assist law enforcement agencies with the costs related to the purchase of heat alarms in vehicles equipped for K-9s. Heat exhaustion is a major cause of death for active K-9s.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE K-9 HEAT ALARM FUND

K-9 MEMORIAL FUND

K-9 Memorial Fund offers grants that assist law enforcement agencies who, are not only grieving the loss of one of their K-9 officers in the line of duty but also who do not have the funds to replace the K-9s. Each year dozens of K-9s who are our first line of defense.

The fund assists in covering the costs directly associated with:
–Replacement of K-9s and related training can cost as much as $25,000.00 per K-9 to be street ready
–Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service during Police Week in Washington, DC

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE K-9 MEMORIAL FUND