Protecting Our K9 Officers

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 5,707 K9 ballistic vests
  • 3,300 K9 opioid reversal NARCAN Kits
  • More than $429,435 of K9 medical insurance premiums through our Healthcare for K9 Heroes program
  • Over $185,600 in K9 medical first aid kits
  • $30,000 in sponsored decoy training seminars
  • Three Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicles 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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Are you affiliated with a government or law enforcement agency with a K9 unit?  Go to our Services Page for more information about our K9 vesting program and services and help us protect our four-legged K9 officers.

K9 First Aid Medical Kits2023-02-02T16:46:01-05:00

Eligible agencies can request up to 4 First Aid Medical Kits at no cost.

Healthcare for K9 Heroes2019-07-10T17:52:41-04:00

Eligible K9s receive annual medical insurance coverage at no cost.

NARCAN KITS2024-02-13T13:15:51-05:00

Eligible agencies can request up to 4 NARCAN overdose reversal kits at no cost.

Qualify for a Vest2019-07-10T17:10:37-04:00

See if your K9 qualifies for a USA made, NIJ certified ballistic vest at no cost.


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NIJ Certified

Why does Vested Interest in K9s insist on donating only made in USA, NIJ compliant ballistic vests to K9s?
Protecting K9s is our priority. It’s not just a tagline, we demonstrate our commitment to protecting K9s by ensuring that the vests we donate to them are of the highest quality (Made in USA) with NIJ certified ballistic panels  to provide the maximum amount of protection. K9s are a big investment of time and finances by the community, by the handler, and by the department. You cannot put a price on the peace of mind that comes with outfitting their K9 in certified body armor that is manufactured based on the latest design and manufacturing technologies.


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