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.


K-9s are considered a specialty unit, which means technically they could run a department without them, unlike police cars, police officers, and their training. More than 80% of a police department’s budget goes toward salaries, and the remaining 20% is needed for equipment and training of the officers. There are simply not enough funds for most agencies to include the costs of K-9 units in their general budget.

Because of this, most law enforcement agencies need public and corporate donations to purchase K9s and pay for the dog’s training and medical care.

Without your support, K-9 programs run the risk of being eliminated whenever departments are in financial distress. Without the assistance of the National Police Dog Foundation, working and retired police dogs are at risk of having shorter and less comfortable lives because the costs of their medical care is a heavy burden on the agencies. After a life of dedicated service to our communities, the K-9’s deserve a well-earned comfortable and restful retirement.

Estate Planning

By including the National Police Dog Foundation in your endowment and/or estate planning, you will have made it possible for Law Enforcement Service dogs in your hometown and across America to fight crime and save lives; Law Enforcement Service Dogs help find the lost, deter narcotic traffic, prevent terrorism, and are first responders in national disasters. Endowment Funds and estate planning benefit the National Police Dog Foundation by providing the desperately needed funds to purchase, train and provide medical care for active and retired K-9s.

Your estate gift and or endowment funds help you by:

•    Decreasing your income taxes.
•    Reducing or eliminating your capital gains and estate taxes.
•    Assuring the long-term stability of the National Police Dog Foundation.
•    Creating peace of mind knowing Law Enforcement Service Dogs are patrolling your streets and our nation.

Please contact us to find out more on how you can become a National Police Dog Foundation Benefactor and help us support the K-9s that are putting their lives on the line every day to protect you!

Veterinary Services

The National Police Dog Foundation helps provide medical care for working and retired police K-9s. These K-9s have given invaluable service to their departments and our communities risking serious injury on a daily basis. The Foundation seeks to honor that effort and service by making sure that these retirees have health and comfort in their later years. The generosity of our partner veterinarians and your donations is what makes this possible.

If you are a practicing veterinarian interested in partnering with the foundation, please contact the National Police Dog Foundation for more information. If you have a primary care veterinarian for your pet that you think may be interested in helping the Foundation, please forward this website or invite them to contact us. We invite private practitioners, general and specialty, to join in with the National Police Dog Foundation to provide much needed and genuinely appreciated veterinary care to law enforcement dogs nationwide. We also invite the individuals, foundations, and corporations to sponsor programs that provide necessary care for America’s amazing K-9 cops.


The National Police Dog Foundation is constantly looking for volunteers to help with online admin work and work at events. To volunteer your time please fill out our volunteer application.