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!

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 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

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