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Make today #GivingTuesday! 
Make today #GIVINGTUESDAY (and everyday!) when online shopping on Amazon! 

 

When you shop on Amazon, a portion of your purchase price can be donated to K9s4COPs through Amazon Smile. Amazon Smilewill give 0.5% of your total purchases of qualifying items to us, at no extra cost to you!

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HELP US WIN $7,500!

Only two more days to vote for these paw-some K9s! K9 Odin and K9 Flash have been chosen as semifinalists in the American Humane Hero Dog Awards and chose K9s4COPs to be their charity partner.

You can vote for K9 Odin and K9 Flash to help us win up to $7,500! Voting ends July 11, 2018.

VOTE FOR K9 ODIN: http://bit.ly/k9odin
VOTE FOR K9 FLASH: http://bit.ly/k9flash

K9 Odin

Howdy! My name is Deputy Andrew Blauser and I work for the Waller County Sheriff’s Office in Texas. I would like to tell you about my partner K9 Odin. Odin is a 4 year old German Shepherd.I received K9 Odin on a grant from the organization K9s4COPs in April of 2017. We completed our lengthy academy in August of 2017. What I would like to share with you occurred on Thanksgiving Night of 2017. I am sitting at home with my 9 months pregnant wife and my family enjoying their company on Thanksgiving at our home in Katy, Texas. I see the horrible news that a Texas State Trooper named Damon Allen had been shot and killed along I45 while working holiday traffic. The person who did this fled the scene in an unknown direction. Hours pass, suddenly I get a call from a coworker who tells me to come to work that they had found Trooper Allen’s suspected murderer and he had again attempted to take a Deputies life and fled into a wooded area. I quickly got ready, kissed my family goodbye, loaded up Odin and rushed to the scene. While I cannot discuss specifically what occured at this time, the decision was made that because of the murder suspects actions, Odin would be utilized to capture the murder suspect. Odin performed perfectly and bravely captured the murderer suspect so that no other Police Officers would be hurt that day, myself included. In fact the next day my son was born. Odin made sure I survived to see my son born. K9 Odin is my Hero Dog and my best friend.

K9 Flash

K-9 Flash was found in an animal shelter when she was only 9 months old. She was picked up on the streets of Everett, WA, with no home, no name, and no family. We were starting a Narcotics K-9 course at the Washington State Patrol Academy in Sept of 2005, when we were evaluating dogs in shelters who possess a good hunt, air scent, retrieve, and prey drive. Flash excelled in all of those areas, so we took a chance on her and included her in the class just one day before she was to be euthanized. Once she had her chance, Flash excelled in Narcotics detection and graduated as the only dog to score 100% on her certification. She was assigned as the first Narcotics K-9 on Patrol at the Yakima Police Dept. while assisting to two DEA Narcotics Task Force Teams, Regional SWAT Team, and the Patrol Division, K-9 Flash had over 3000 deployments in her career with over 2200 Narcotic related finds and seizures. When Flash retired in 2013, she was just getting started. Because of her fortitude of surviving and her will to be so successful, she inspired her handler to start a national nonprofit to take care of retired K-9 Heroes like her with medical assistance, food, and end of duty services. Most people don’t know that when K-9 Heroes like Flash retire they lose all funding from the agencies they served. Therefore in 2016, K-9 Flash was the sole inspiration for the start of Project K-9 Hero, she now has her own children’s book (K9 Flash Becomes a Hero!) and travels the nation reading it at schools inspiring children

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!

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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  http://boxoffice.tamu.edu 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 llfest@yahoo.com
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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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

SAVE THE DATE!

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 www.brianrobison96.com 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!

K9s4COPs Gifts K9 to French National Police

From Left to Right: French Ambassador Gerard Araud, French Police and Homeland Security Attaché Pierre-Eduardo Colliex, K9s4COPs Founder Kristi Schiller, US Airmen Spencer Stone, Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Ted Dahlin, and K9s4COPs Ambassadors Madison Sperry and K9 Quelle
From Left to Right: French Ambassador Gerard Araud, French Police and Homeland Security AttachĂ© Pierre-Eduardo Colliex, K9s4COPs Founder Kristi Schiller, US Airmen Spencer Stone, Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Ted Dahlin, and K9s4COPs Ambassadors Madison Sperry and K9 Quelle

During an event at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., K9s4COPs announced it’s first international donation, a K9 named LibertĂ© to the French National Police.

The gift was made in the wake of the loss of K9 Diesel. K9 Diesel lost his life during a RAID on a terrorist home in France. The full press release can be found HERE

 

Meet K9 Apo!!

County Council recognizes members of

Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, Guru and Apo

K-9 Apo

The safety and security of Delaware County government and Court operations have the added security of two canine deputies. These K-9 officers and their handlers assist in many law enforcement duties from searching for and detecting explosives, keeping order in the courtrooms, and subduing criminals. Many in law enforcement will attest to the effectiveness of dogs in public safety situations.

They also have a role in educating young people about law enforcement and are popular visitors at student programs. We just had one of our K-9s visit with 85 students from Media Elementary School last week.

The K-9 unit was started in 2000 when our President Judge, Chad Kenney, was the sheriff.

At the Feb. 25 County Council meeting, County Council recognized two of the Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 officers, Guru, who is retiring, and the newest member, Apo.

“We are proud to say that Apo is a veteran of Iraq and he has been retrained to serve us here in Delaware County,” said County Councilman John McBlain.

“All of the K-9 unit members and their handlers are highly trained. The dogs also live with their handlers. We are also fortunate to have partners in the community who support our K-9 officers through assistance with veterinary bills and bullet proof vests,” McBlain said.

The K-9 unit comes under the Delaware County Sheriff, Mary McFall Hopper.

She attended the Council meeting with Deputy Sheriff Robert Denney, partner of retired K-9 Guru, and Sgt. Robert Adams and his new partner, K-9 Apo. Our other K-9 officer is K-9 Charlie and his partner, Ervin Smith.

Council also recognized community organizations that support the K-9 unit.

Marge Remolde and the Delaware County Kennel Club provide the K-9 officers with bullet proof vests and goodie bags filled with canine treats and care items.

Anne Thompson, owner of the Barker Lounge, a doggy daycare and boarding facility in Folsom, Ridley Township, has raised $800 toward the veterinary bills for Apo.

Kathryn McCarry, who works at Fitness Four Paws at Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital in Ridley, supports K-9 officers throughout the region by hosting the annual “K-9 Veterans Day” observance to honor service dogs from all organizations.

This year’s “K-9 Veterans Day” event is set for 1-4 p.m. March 14 at Stoney Creek Hospital. At the event, they will honor local K-9 heroes, memorialize fallen K-9 veterans, present K-9 demonstrations, and offer pampering for the dogs including canine massages.