American Hero Dog Awards

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October 4, 2014

American Hero Dog Awards – ​K9s4COPs has been selected as the charity of choice by six different K9’s nominated for the award. Please vote for these K9s at www.herodogawards.org/vote and K9s4COPs will be the recipient of funds to support our work if these K9s make it to the finals.

Gone To The Dogs

A 140-pound King Shepherd isn’t the normal accessory for a glamorous, jet-setting philanthropist, but where Kristi Schiller goes so does Johnny Cash, a long-hair Lothario with an eye for protecting his human pack and an appetite for chicken fried steaks and the occasional landscape rock.

“He has logged more private plane hours than most pilots and blows me away with his superhuman abilities,” laughs Schiller.

In addition to Johnny Cash, Schiller is almost always accompanied by two tri-colored Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and the most recent addition, A Belgian Malinois “bomb dog” named Daisy. From her River Oaks home in Houston to the ranch in Millican, Texas, just south of College Station and her husband’s alma mater Texas A&M University, her rowdy, but well-mannered K-9 entourage is just one of the many things that set Schiller apart from the stereotypical socialite.

Schiller is a social entrepreneur with a fashionable flare and cowgirl grit.

A true Texas woman, Schiller grew up “where the pavement ends and the Gulf of Mexico begins” in Freeport, Texas, just southwest of Houston. Her parents taught her early on that self-worth comes from within.

“I grew up on a shipyard along the Texas Gulf Coast, where there were oyster shells in everyone’s driveways” she relates. “I was raised to be resourceful and make your

own path, not sit on the side of the street as the parade drove by. I started serving on my first board of the local orphanage at a mere 18 and from this I launched a toy drive for birthdays and holidays for these children, who were not yet placed in foster homes. My parents never explained to us someone had less than but rather how much more you can help the next person, whether it be with knowledge, sweat equity or through monetary involvement. I was raised to

see a broader side of charity than most. Realistically, we exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give. I was instilled at a very early age by my parents, ‘If you have…then you DO.’”

Armed with a degree in broadcast journalism, Schiller spent ten years in broadcasting from early stints on national radio to E! Entertainment Television and Hard Copy. She later found a new voice as internet entrepreneur, earning the title of “Queen of the Internet” from Forbes Magazine in 1997.

In 2001, Schiller met John,  Chairman and CEO of Energy XXI, one of the largest independent oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico…

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TK9O Obstacle Course Results

Texas K9 Officers Conference and Trials 2013

Obstacle Course Results

1

Brian Wullweber and

K9 Brix

12:39:27

2

Josh Ridings and

K9 Partner

15:21:00

3

Shawn Brown and

K9 Bret

16:03:12

4

Clayton Marshall and

K9 Ron

16:28:00

5

Daniel Kerrigan and

K9 Bailey

18:43:00

6

James Glaze and

K9 Cir

18:53:00

7

Jason Denham and

K9 Sjors

19:16:28

8

Tyson Sutton and

K9 Rosco

19:26:25

9

George Love and

K9 Gerard

20:05:15

10

Scott Collins and

K9 Partner

20:21:18

11

Clayton Weikel and

K9 Rohdy

21:01:00

12

Jason Prince and

K9 Duce

21:19:34

13

Eric Newman and

K9 Bear

21:50:00

14

Dennis Shadden and

K9 Ronnie

22:27:03

15

Gary Laws and

K9 Baron

23:25:00

16

Alex Chapa and

K9 Rocco

23:59:00

17

Kenneth Taylor and

K9 Xsara

26:05:09

18

John Walker and

K9 Gorbi

27:09:35

19

David Everton and

K9 Ranger

27:12:35

20

Chance Davis and

K9 Iris

31:14:28

 

TK9O Obstacle Course Results

Texas K9 Officers Conference and Trials 2013

Obstacle Course Results

1

Brian Wullweber and

K9 Brix

12:39:27

2

Josh Ridings and

K9 Partner

15:21:00

3

Shawn Brown and

K9 Bret

16:03:12

4

Clayton Marshall and

K9 Ron

16:28:00

5

Daniel Kerrigan and

K9 Bailey

18:43:00

6

James Glaze and

K9 Cir

18:53:00

7

Jason Denham and

K9 Sjors

19:16:28

8

Tyson Sutton and

K9 Rosco

19:26:25

9

George Love and

K9 Gerard

20:05:15

10

Scott Collins and

K9 Partner

20:21:18

11

Clayton Weikel and

K9 Rohdy

21:01:00

12

Jason Prince and

K9 Duce

21:19:34

13

Eric Newman and

K9 Bear

21:50:00

14

Dennis Shadden and

K9 Ronnie

22:27:03

15

Gary Laws and

K9 Baron

23:25:00

16

Alex Chapa and

K9 Rocco

23:59:00

17

Kenneth Taylor and

K9 Xsara

26:05:09

18

John Walker and

K9 Gorbi

27:09:35

19

David Everton and

K9 Ranger

27:12:35

20

Chance Davis and

K9 Iris

31:14:28