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Cyber Monday is PAWsome!


Cyber Monday is PAWsome!

Cyber Monday is here! Make sure you stock up on K9s4COPs swag! Even our K9s love to wear it!


Help give back when shopping and #BacktheBlue! When you shop on Amazon, a portion of your purchase price can be donated to Amazon Smile will give 0.5% of your total purchases of qualifying items to us, at no extra cost to you!
Thank you for supporting us and happy shopping!
Order your K9s4COPs license plate today!

You can support K9 officers while you drive and spread the word! For a nominal fee of $30 ($22 goes straight to K9s4COPs) you can support K9 officers in Texas!


Giving Tuesday is right around the corner!

K9s4COPs is so excited to participate in #GivingTuesday! We need your help to continue on our mission – to provide K9s to communities and schools. A K9 can easily pay for itself by taking one big bust off the street. K9 partners help officers do their jobs safer, faster, and in many cases have saved their lives.

Every single dollar has impact on providing these amazing K9s! Please consider making a donation below.


We truly appreciate each and everyone one of you for your loyal support of K9s4COPs!

Paw 4 the Course


Paw 4 the Course is presented by Sportin’ Woody’s Sports Bar!

For registration, contact Laurie Lotton.
Sportin’ Woody’s: 281-851-6009

All net proceeds will be used towards the purchase of a fully trained K9 dog for Harris County Sheriff’s Office!


Summer Newsletter!

K9 Graduation!
What an exciting summer over here at K9s4COPs!

We are thrilled to announce K9s4Cops was able to gift 11 new K9s this month! Special thanks to RTIC Coolers and Xtreme Concepts for their generous donations! Congratulations to each handler and K9 on their graduation from training. Can’t wait to see these dynamic duos out on the streets making our communities a safer place.Congratulations to:
-K9 RTIC and Deputy Bryan Collins, Harris County Sheriff’s Office
-K9 Urban and Deputy Kenny Taylor, Harris County Sheriff’s Office
-K9 Rudy and Deputy Michael Colunga, Harris County Constable Precinct 1
-K9 Rocco and Deputy Thomas J Hayes, Harris County Constable Precinct 8
-K9 Odin and Deputy Andrew Blauser, Waller County Sheriff’s Office
-K9 Ranger and Deputy Rusty Trahon, Hempstead Police Department
-K9 Samu and Deputy Steven Deliphose, Missouri City Police Department

Not pictured:
-K9 Asha and Deputy Juan Moreno, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office
-K9 Zander and Deputy Jorge Salazar, Hidalgo County Precinct 1
-K9 Storm and Deputy Billy Williams, Harris County Constable Precinct 8
-K9 Conan and Deputy Adam Throckmorton, Summerville, South Carolina Police Department

Chad Prather and Steve “Mudflap” McGrew Friends in Safe Spaces

Chad Prather and Steve “Mudflap” McGrew Friends in Safe Spaces comedy show will be on Friday September 15, 7:30 PM Rudder Theatre. This is the same weekend as a fighting Texas Aggie home football game! Why not make this a fun filled weekend? You can purchase your tickets to the comedy show at Tickets are: $125 VIP (includes premium seating, meet and greet reception with the comedians following the show, with light appetizers, beer and wine) $40 General Admission, and  $30 Students
UNLEASHED 2017 – Canceled! 
Unfortunately, our annual gala, UNLEASHED, has been canceled due to Hurricane Harvey. The Omni Hotel in Houston is flooded. Hopefully we will reschedule in the near future once everything gets back to normal!
Paw for the Course
Paw 4 the Course 2nd Annual Golf Tournament will be on Sunday September 17, 10 AM registration, Noon Tee Off. Houston National Golf Club 16500 Houston National Blvd. Houston TX 77095. This golf tournament is presented by Sportin Woody’s Sports Bar, with all net proceeds going to K9s4COPs. Last year they raised $10,000 for K9s4COPs! Please show your support, get a team together, and join us on the golf course!
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to first responders, volunteers, and to everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey!
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June Newsletter

Handler of the Month: David Weatherall
Our handler of the month is David Weatherall from Eagle Lake Police Department. Way to go Sergeant Weatherall and K9 Beny on their recent drug bust! They were able to confiscate 15 ounces of marijuana, methamphetamines and Xanax.

K9 of the Month: K9 Bronco/Eddie

K9 Bronco/Eddie and all of us at K9s4COPs would like to give a big THANK YOU to our donor Lisa in honor of Malcom W.P. Strandberg Trust. Our founder had a chance to fly out and meet with the donor when K9 Bronco/Eddie was gifted to his handler. Donations make it possible to help make our communities and streets a safer place!

If you would like to donate you can do so HERE!

Save the Date: UNLEASHED 2017! 
Your favorite K9s4COPs fundraiser, UNLEASHED, will officially be held on October 12th at the Omni Hotel in Houston! More details coming soon!
K9s4COPs featured in TexasMonthly
This month, K9s4COPs had the honor of being featured in the TexasMonthly magazine. Check out the page below to find out how K9s4COPs got started!
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May Newsletter

Handler of the Month: Andrew Blauser

Andrew Blauser (pictured in the middle) was one of the lucky thirteen officers that were a gifted K9 this month. When Blauser was given his dog, he was reported to have said “I was so excited about today, that I couldn’t sleep at all last night!” Andrew is a wonderful example of how great of an impact these K9s make in just the officer’s life — providing protection, guidance, and loyalty.
Congratulations Andrew, we are so happy for you!

Communities Just Grew Thirteen K9s Safer, Thanks to You!

We are thrilled to announce that K9s4COPs was able to gift THIRTEEN K9s this past month, many of which officially started their training on May 22nd!

Congratulations to the following Counties and K9s:
Harris County Sheriff Office, K9 SWAT
Harris County Sheriff Office, K9 Urban
Hidalgo County Sheriff Office, K9 Asha
Hidalgo Constables Office, K9 Zander
Waller County Sheriff Office, K9 Donny  
Hempstead Police Department,  K9 Ranger
Harris County Precinct 1, K9 Rudy  
Missouri City Police Department, K9 Samu
Harris County Precinct 8, K9 Rocco
Splendora Police Department, K9 AD
Laramie County, (to be determined)
Orange County, (to be determined)
Dennison County, (to be determined)

Brian Robison’s Reel ‘Em In Fishing Tournament Continues to Make an Impact on Agencies Across America

Another successful tournament in Minnesota, with all proceeds benefitting K9s4COPs!

We are incredibly grateful to partner with the Brian Robison Reel ’em In Foundation fishing tournament! We enjoyed coming out to demonstrate what our K9s do best and partake in the festivities this past month in Robison’s NFL homeland, Minnesota.

A huge thank you to Brian and Jayme Robison for putting on such an amazing event and contributing so much to K9s4COPs! We can’t wait for next year’s tournaments. 

Sportin’ Woody’s: Boiling Up Crawfish for a Cause, and Swinging Clubs Because They Care 

Last year, Sportin’ Woody’s was able to fundraise and gift K9 Kyra to Deputy Dahlin, through their inaugural Paw 4 The Course golf tournament. This past week, Sportin’ Woody’s hosted a crawfish boil with all proceeds benefitting K9s4COPs. We were thrilled to partake in the boil, and even more excited to spread the word about this wonderful golf tournament.

Please join us for this year’s tournament, September 17th, and help us donate another K9 to our law enforcement! To enter, please contact Laurie Lotton at
or call Sportin’ Woody’s at (281) 851-6009.

Save the Date: UNLEASHED 2017 

Get excited! Your favorite K9s4COPs fundraiser, UNLEASHED, will officially be held on October 12th at the Omni Hotel in Houston!

Stay tuned for more information regarding tickets and event details. We are working hard to ensure that this year’s gala will be the BEST YET, so make sure to mark your calendar and invite your friends. This will be an event you won’t want to miss!

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April Newsletter

Handler of the Month: Chris Knowlton

Sergeant Knowlton grew up in Minnesota, coping with a a mother addicted to narcotics and alcohol. One day, a local officer who had heard of the Chris’ home-issues, offered him his personal phone number with a promise “if you ever need me, call me”. Knowlton found himself dialing the his number shortly after, when he found his mother over dosing on heroin. As promised, the officer personally came out and removed him from the dangerous environment and sought a safe haven for the young boy — eventually being placed in the hands of family in Texas. With this new beginning and new found hope, Chris Knowlton embarked on a journey to “impact someone the way [he] was impacted”, that is by becoming a police officer.

Chris has worked hard at Center Texas Police Department, serving as a patrol officer, narcotics detective, and newly appointed Sergeant. Accompanying these achievements, in 2016, he was gifted K9 Elliot by The  Reel ‘Em In Foundation, founded by Minnesota Viking player Brian Robison. Chris felt an extra special connection towards this gifting, given his Minnesota upbringing, saying “I was raised loving the Minnesota Vikings, and here I was given a K9 by a Viking player himself. It doesn’t seem like a stretch to me, it just shows that everything happens for a reason. This was a true blessing.”

Since their union, K9 Elliot and Sergeant Knowlton have made a significant impact on their community. “Center has a larger crime rate in narcotics coupled by a low income rate, so there is a high need for a narcotics dog in our area. Word on the street about [K9] Elliot spread quickly, because he had to be deployed multiple times within the first couple of days of being on duty.”

Not only have the pair successfully tackled crime in Center, but they have also managed to break barriers with the community’s youth. “At a young age, these kids are raised to not trust us. But when your walking around with a dog, these children stop and like to ask questions about the K9. [K9] Elliot has helped to knock down these perceived barriers and allow me to start building relationships with this next generation.”

In the words of Sergeant Chris Knowlton, K9 Elliot is a hero, peace-maker, and his “best friend”. From their first encounter, Houston K9 Academy trainers Jazz and Jason said that they had never seen a canine bond as quickly as K9 Elliot did with Knowlton. “I never expected to fall in love with a K9 the way I have with Elliot. He’s my best friend, there’s no doubt”.

“I owe so much to K9s4COPs for everything they have done for me, and for connecting me to the Brian Robison Reel ‘Em In Foundation. Everything happens for a reason, and this whole process has just been a huge blessing for me.”


K9 Apo Honored by AKC

K-9 Apo was re certified in explosive detection on 3-24-17 by NPCA, and continues to be one of the best bomb dogs Delaware County has ever seen. On April 8th, he received an award from the AKC for his high honor of being a war veteran and doing many demos for Delaware County!


Brian Robison’s Reel ‘Em In Fishing Tournament Donates ALL Proceeds to K9s4COPs!

Pictured: Deputy Ted Dahlin, Sergeant Chris Knowlton with K9 Elliot, and DE Minnesota Viking’s player Brian Robison

We are incredibly grateful partner with the Brian Robison Reel ’em In Foundation fishing tournament! We enjoyed coming out to demonstrate what our K9s do best and partake in the festivities.

A huge thank you to Brian and Jayme Robison for putting on such an amazing event and contributing so much to K9s4COPs!

Click here to read more about the event and see more pictures! 

K9s4COPs Celebrates Deputy Madison Sperry & K9 Leman’s Graduation!

A huge thank you our executive board member Laurie Krohn, Krohn Racing, and Valobra Master Jewelers for hosting a post-grad celebration for K9 LeMans and Deputy Sperry. We are so proud of our graduates and cannot wait to see the positive impact these two make on our community!
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March Newsletter

Hats Off To Our Recent Graduates!

Congratulations to Deputy Sperry & K9 LeMans, Deputy Johnson & K9 Lethal, and Deputy Jones & K9 Bax for GRADUATING from Houston K9 Academy today! We are so excited to see the impact these officers will make in their community.

Cast a Line for a REEL Good Cause


This year, NFL athletes and pro-bass anglers will come together on April 1-2 at Sam Rayburn Lake for an open fishing tournament, live and silent auction, an indulgent VIP dinner and an opportunity to mix and mingle with athletes and anglers such as Adrian Peterson, Terence Newman, Mike Iaconelli and Keith Combs to benefit K9s4COPs!

Please visit for more details!

K9s4COPs at the first annual
Spirit of Texas Festival!

A big thank you to Sheriff Ed Gonzales of the Harris Country Sheriff’s office for allowing K9s Ziko and Kyra, and their handlers Deputy Ted Dahlin and Sergeant Chris Moore, to host a live demonstration at the Spirit of Texas Festival.

Click here to see a video of the live demonstration!

K9s4COPs Takes a Bite Out of Competition at Houston Rodeo

Hard Dog Fast Dog CHAMPION:

K9 Rocco
7 Years Old
Dual purpose explosive/patrol canine
Handler Deputy Bryan Collins

When you think of the Houston Rodeo, super fast, long jumping dogs aren’t normally what comes to mind. Tuesday night though, K9s4COPs brought out 12 K-9 officers to show off their speed and power in the Hard Dog/Fast Dog Exhibition. The competition shows K-9 officers being released to tackle decoys, and they’re judged by how fast they reach the suspect and how they commit to the bite

Six Years of Making a Difference

Tomorrow, March 25th, K9s4COPs will be celebrating SIX YEARS of gifting K9 partners to agencies that don’t have it in their budget.

Six years ago, it started with one K9 officer — Now we’re approaching almost 150 K9s in 31 states! We couldn’t have done it without YOUR support and donations. Thank you for joining us in the fight against crime!

Birthday gifts? Although our K9s would love a Kong or treat, they would rather have your generous support to continue our mission! If you would like to contribute to K9s4COPs, feel free to hit the donation link below. Thank you!

Click here to give the gift that keeps on giving!

February Newsletter


A big shoutout to Officer K9 Beny, who alerted $16,000 on I-10 East! 

Show a Little Love This February

In the spirit of Valentine’s Week, K9s4COPs is introducing a fundraising campaign aimed to spread the love!

Each day leading up to Valentine’s Day, K94COPs is releasing a special K9 that you can “adopt” as your Valentine with a $90 donation. Your chosen K9 will then send you a special K9s4COPs care package, including a custom signed card and photo thanking you!

Adopt Your K9 Valentine Now!

The Real MVPs of the 2017 Super Bowl

K9 Officers and their partners enjoyed keeping this year’s Super Bowl safe, while sniffing for narcotics, weapons, and explosives. Thanks to the real MVPs, Super Bowl LI was a huge success and no K9s were responsible for deflated footballs!

The Gifting of Two K9 Officers

K9s4COPs is proud to be a part of this year’s American Rodeo! Join us February 19th, to watch us gift two of our latest dogs. For tickets, please click here. Use the code “K9s4Cops”, for a special BUY ONE TICKET GET ONE 1/2 OFF discount, starting now thru Feb. 19.

A New Texas Tradition, Benefitting K9s4COPs

Join us March 2nd-5th, at the first annual Spirit of Texas Festival!
This annual 4-day charity event held at the Wolf Pen Creek (College Station, Texas), will benefit K9s4COPs, Ronald McDonald House and other local charities. We will have live demonstrations and a booth set up, so make sure to come out and support this wonderful cause!

It’s Rodeo Time!

It’s almost March, meaning it’s Houston Rodeo time!
March 7th at 6pm, K9s4COPs will be doing a live demonstration at the annual Houston Rodeo. Our officers are excited and the K9s are revved up. Make sure to grab your rodeo tickets here, and mark your calendars to see our K9s in action!