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

The National Police Dog Foundation’s K-9 Health Insurance Fund

Petplan offers NPDF supporters, family and friends a 10% discount on pet health insurance.

National Police Dog Foundation (NPDF) and Petplan wish to help offset the health insurance costs of active and retired police dogs. NPDF and Petplan have set up two ways to do this:

  1. NPDF through a Petplan sponsorship, now offers law enforcement agencies, NPDF supporters, family and friends a 10%* online discount on pet health insurance, when using promo code NPDF10.
  2. With the generous support of Petplan, NPDF has also been able to establish a special K-9 Health Insurance Fund that will help insure these selfless K-9 heroes into retirement.

Veterinary treatment for everything from hereditary disease to on-the-job injuries can run in the thousands, but Petplan reimburses up to 90% of the bills. And because Petplan offers a fully customizable policy, each plan can be tailor-made for the individual police dog it protects.

“K-9 officers provide protection, loyalty and unwavering support—and we think they deserve the same in turn,” says Chris Ashton, co-founder and co-CEO of Petplan. “As a former Captain in the British Royal Marines, I know the hard work it takes to live a life of service. For a dog to fulfill that duty is truly exceptional. The least we can do for these retired heroes is to help preserve their quality of life in their golden years.”

“Pet insurance provides peace of mind that our retired veterans will always get the best care, regardless of cost,” says Jim Reilly, NPDF President. “We set up this fund with Petplan to offset the expense of pet insurance premiums for the dog’s handlers. Our hope is that by making sure their health is taken care of, our dogs can go on to live full and happy lives when their days of service are done.”

Petplan is offering a 10% online discount to law enforcement agencies, NPDF supporters, family and friends. Click on Petplan button below to receive your discount.

In addition, for each new Petplan policy using promo code NPDF10, Petplan will make a generous donation to the NPDF K-9 Health Insurance Fund.

Please help support the NPDF in our efforts to honor and recognize the tireless and faithful service of these K-9 heroes, who put their lives on the line every day to protect us. To donate to the NPDF K-9 Health Insurance Fund, please be sure to designate your gift in the drop-down menu on our donate page. Please click on one of the buttons below.

*discount is 5% in HI and is not available in TN.

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The National Police Dog Foundation’s services include:

PURCHASING

The National Police Dog Foundation assists law enforcement agencies with the funding to purchase the very best K-9s. Currently many K-9s for police service work are imported from Europe which is the origin of most working breeds.  However after many years of importing excellent bloodlines from Europe, the United States now has the ability to produce dogs of equal quality. One of the many benefits of dogs bred in America is that they do not have to travel the many hours necessary to come to the US, saving them the stress of these long flights.

TRAINING

The initial training of K-9s and related training equipment can be very expensive. Many many hours of hard work go into training and preparing the K-9s for the many different scenarios they will face in active duty. The National Police Dog Foundation assists law enforcement agencies to ensure the handlers and K-9s are receiving the very best training and equipment.

MEDICAL

The National Police Dog Foundation is committed to assisting law enforcement agencies with the ever-increasing medical care costs for K-9s, both during their years of service and retirement. Most law enforcement agencies do not have a budget for serious medical issues for the K-9s. NPDF has a network of veterinarians who help assist agencies with both medical emergencies during active duty, and long-term medical care all the way into retirement.

Retired K-9 Medical Fund
Most K-9s after active service go home with their handlers. The ongoing medical care for the retired K-9s can be very expensive. The NPDF commends these handlers for their dedication to the K-9s, and is proud to assist in the costs of Medical Care for the retired K-9s.

K-9 Health Insurance Fund
NPDF in an effort to encourage all law enforcement agencies to get K-9 health insurance for their active K-9 units, has arranged for Petplan to offer a 10% online discount on Petplan’s health insurance plans. This discount is available not only to active and retired law enforcement K-9s, but also to the personal dogs and cats of their friends and family.

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