Mission Statement

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit whose mission is to provide bullet and stab-protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the country.

Since 2009, our organization has  donated:

  • More than 5,597 K9 ballistic vests
  • 3,300 K9 opioid reversal NARCAN Kits
  • More than $401,200 of K9 medical insurance premiums through our Healthcare for K9 Heroes program
  • Over $185,600 in K9 medical first aid kits
  • Three Chevy Tahoes custom fitted for a K9 Unit valued at over $50,000 each
  • One Advanced Canine Medical Trainer (K9 Diesel) a full-body state-of-the-art skills trainer for canine first responders that simulates active breathing, audio queues and over 28 different features and medical intervention sites at $62,000

All of our programs are made possible with funds raised through contributions, grants and fundraising events.

Mission Statement

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit whose mission is to provide bullet and stab-protective vests and other assistance to dogs of Law Enforcement and related agencies throughout the country.

Since 2009, our organization has  donated:

  • More than 5,597 K9 ballistic vests
  • 3,300 K9 opioid reversal NARCAN Kits
  • More than $401,200 of K9 medical insurance premiums through our Healthcare for K9 Heroes program
  • Over $185,600 in medical first aid kits
  • Three Chevy Tahoes custom fitted for a K9 Unit valued at over $50,000 each
  • One Advanced Canine Medical Trainer (K9 Diesel) a full-body state-of-the-art skills trainer for canine first responders that simulates active breathing, audio queues and over 28 different features and medical intervention sites at $62,000

All of our programs are made possible with funds raised through contributions, grants and fundraising events.

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Testimonials

Here’s what our community has to say about our programs:

Leo and I are extremely grateful for your donation!

Leo and I are extremely grateful for your donation! We will continue to donate to this cause whenever we can! (NARCAN donation program)

Officer J. Snyder, Handler Rock Springs Police Department WY

Please let all those who made this possible know how much I appreciate it.

I would like to thank you for the vest for my partner Ares. It’s a great fit. Please let all those who made this possible know how much I appreciate it. This is a great organization for a great cause. Thank you for your time and contribution.

Deputy Billy Walters and K9 Ares Greene County Sheriff's Department TN

Thank you for everything you do, and for providing Hutch with protection.

Thank you for everything you do, and for providing Hutch with protection. We can never thank you and your volunteers enough!

Officer D. Carlson and K9 Hutch Channahon Police Department IL

The community loves that Drakko is protected like we are!

We received the vest and everything fits and looks GREAT!!! Drakko loves it! Cannot thank you all enough for what you all have done. We have gotten huge feedback from the community and they love that Drakko is protected like we are!

Corporal Travis Knight, K9 / Patrol Division and K9 Drakko Oxford Police Department NC

This vest is a great asset for our K-9 officer!

Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith stated that this donated vest is a great asset for our K-9 officer Tommy. “This donation has saved our tax payers and citizens a large amount of money and will certainly help this agency. I would like to thank Vested Interest in K9s for their donation and the tremendous help this has benefited our agency and county.”

Patrick Jacobs / Captain Criminal Investigations and K9 Tommy Northampton County Sheriff's Office NC

Efficient, Super Light, and Flexible

They’re [vests] very efficient, they’re super light, they’re flexible. The nice thing about the vest particularly is the handle on it. You can pick them up, he’s relatively light with it, and then you’ve got two eye loops that you can put the leash on.

Officer Adam Marvin and K9 Cannon Faribault Police Department MN

K9 Kaiser loves his new vests and it fits perfectly!

Thank you so much for everything. Harper Woods Police K-9 Kaiser loves his new vest and it fits perfectly!

Officer Stephen Johnson and K9 Kaiser Harper Woods Police Department MI

Here is a picture of Indy in her new vest!

Here is a picture of Indy in her new vest! Thank you and your company so much!

K-9 Deputy Tom Hudiburgh and K9 Indy Saline County Sheriff's Office NE

Thanks again for all you do!

Thanks again for all you do and what you did for Havok

Undersheriff Tim Cook and K9 Havoc Cheboygan County Sheriff Department MI

Thank you all very much for everything you have done!

Thank you all very much for everything you have done. The vest fits perfectly!

Agent Brian Krouse and K9 Kehoe Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team GA

It fits great!

We just received our new vest! It fits great and my K9 partner, Bo is breaking it in already.

Officer Scott Salvage and K9 Bo Glendora Police Department CA

We’re a small department so this was a tremendous help to us.

Thank you again for helping us get a vest for K9 Shadow. We’re a small department so that was a tremendous help to us.

Chad W. DePew / Chief of Police and K9 Shadow Eaton Police Division OH

Georgia was so proud to wear her vest!

Were you able to see K-9 Georgia on the Rutherford County Sheriffâs Office Facebook page? She was so proud to wear her vest. Many thanks to Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc.

Lisa Marchesoni / Public Information Officer and K9 Georgia Rutherford County Sheriff's Office TN

You are truly life savers

We received Parker’s vest along with the bag of healthy bites (which he loves by the way). The vest fits great, and I am one happy handler knowing he is that much safer on the streets! Thank you for all your work and effort and doing what you do. You are truly life savers.

Officer JoAnna Bigler and K9 Parker Waite Park Police Department MN

Your organization is a gift to K9s

Sandy, thank you for the vest for K9 Hatchi. It’s been a couple of years since we received it, but tonight I was reminded how special you and your organization are. Tonight we did a building search and located a suspect who had a warrant for his arrest. When we started this call it was a track and K9 Hatchi was without his vest. Once I realized we needed to do a building search I had another officer go drive to my cruiser and retrieve his vest. No one grumbled or complained that we had to delay entry for a minute or two. Nice to see that they all wanted K9 Hatchi as safe as I did. Your organization is a gift to K9’s and their extended families. Thank you for all you do and protecting those that protect us.

Officer Jason Porter and K9 Hatchi Milton Police Department VT

The vest is awesome! We are eternally grateful.

The vest is awesome! The first night I had it, we got sent to track two suspects who robbed a gas station at gunpoint. I was able to deploy Murphy in his vest and we completed the track, finding the clerks cell phones in the lot they had their getaway car parked. I’m really glad we had it, and he loves working in it. Thanks again for everything, we are eternally grateful.

Officer John McAulay and K9 Murphy Monroe Police Department CT

Ya’ll are providing a great service to this nation!

Ya’ll are providing a great service to this nation! There is no way to properly give you the thank ya’ll deserve.

Chief Deputy Kenneth Smith and K9 Rocki Comal County Constable PCT 3 TX

Thank you very much!

My name is Officer Samantha Snowberger with the Toledo Police Department. I was emailing you to inform you that K9 Okal has received his ballistic vest that was so generously donated by your association. I have attached a photo of Okal wearing his new vest and want to thank you very much.

Officer Samantha Snowberger and K9 Okal Toledo Police Department OH

Bear loves his new vest and we do too!

Bear loves his vest and we do too. We are grateful to have the support of an organization like yours. Thank you so much!!

Aimee Madden, Public Information Officer and K9 Bear City of Cedartown GA

They are amazing!

We have received the vests for both Scott and Aramis. They are amazing!

Captain Michael Pridemore, Patrol Division Commander and K9 Aramis Temple Terrace Police Department FL

It fits him perfect!

It fits him perfect! Thank you guys so much for the outstanding work that you do!!

Officer Benjamin Adair and K9 Adair Buena Vista Police Department CO

I couldn’t be happier!

The vest fits great. After the first hour of him walking funny he didn’t even know it was on. Thank you so much!! I couldn’t be happier.

Officer Iain Beveridge and K9 Storm California State Parks CA

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Outstanding!

Outstanding! Thank you so much for this (NARCAN Kit) and all of the work you and Vested Interest in K9s does for these outstanding selfless servants. We really appreciate it!

Chief Venenga, Officer Campbell and K9 Falco North Liberty Police IA

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We hope to never need them but are happy to know that if the need arises, we will be prepared!

From our entire unit, Thank you so much! We received the (K9 NARCAN) kits today! We hope to never need them but are happy to know that if the need arises, we will be prepared! Thank you so much for the amazing work that you do to help protect our partners!

 

Deputy Troy Edmond, K9s Nieko, Hienz, Eli, & Diesel Anoka County Sheriff's Office MN

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I greatly appreciate your organization.

I received the (NARCAN kit) in the mail. I greatly appreciate your organization. Thank you!

Deputy Tim Smith and K9 Hunter Jones County Sheriff's Office IA

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Thanks so much for doing this for k9 units across the country.

Thanks so much for doing this for k9 units across the country.  Much appreciated.

Capt. Ardyth D. Slight, K9s Maix & Neiko Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office IA

First Aid Kit Donation

I, along with our team want to thank you all at Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  You and your team do great work for all service K9s.  Your support of our team over the past few years has been outstanding.  Please thank everyone involved for their service and support.

Donations of equipment like this, the Vests and the Narcan Kits mean so much to us.  As a 501c3 organization we greatly appreciate donations and equipment like this.  If it was not for your team, we would never be able to obtain equipment like this.  This will be added to our team capabilities list for our K9 and K9 Sadie.  Thank you again!

Chief Kurtis Timmer and K9 Sadie South Central PA Search and Rescue PA

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Our Ambassador: K9 Cesar

June 28, 1998 – September 19, 2011

K9 Cesar, a long coated German Shepherd, served with the MBTA Transit Police in Massachusetts from December 1, 1999 through March 7, 2008 with Officer Nancy Hanley. Cesar was the ambassador for Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. since its inception in 2009. Cesar crossed the rainbow bridge on September 19, 2011, but his legacy – and our gratitude- live on.

Donate today to help Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. continue in their mission of vesting K9s across the country.