Nationwide events in the past few years have changed how we look at safety in schools and college campuses across the nation.

A safe learning environment is a basic requirement for educators and students alike. Safety features and plans are being reevaluated and discussions are being held on how best to provide more security. K9s4KIDs was launched from these discussions with the initiative to reach out to school district and college campus police and offer K9s trained and ready for action.


Keeping Students Safe

Trained K9s provide the ability to search, apprehend and sniff out narcotics, explosives and weapons on command.


They provide a partnership to an officer that minimizes the danger to humans.

The K9s4KIDs Initiative is about the fundamental belief that we support and enhance law enforcement agencies with the support they need to do their job. The use of K9s in military and law enforcement have proven to be effective and life saving, and should be a consideration when building a strong police presence.

The K9s4KIDs Initiative is part of K9s4COPs a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation. K9s4COPs is the largest foundation dedicated to providing K9s to law enforcement agencies in need. Since receiving its 501(c)(3) status in March 2011, K9s4COPs has provided over 50 K9s to 25 agencies that include school districts.

We are committed to being part of a solution that works to keep our communities, schools and children safe.

We do not believe that budget cuts should get in the way of our children’s safety. If your school district or campus police is in need of a K9 and needs assistance, please contact us.

Message from the Founder & Chair

k9s4kids-founderI am a mother, wife, daughter, social entrepreneur and philanthropist. Like many parents, I have sent my daughter off to school believing she will be in a safe learning environment. However, after recent school tragedies, that may be an idea from the past.


The recent school and campus shootings have created a call to action from our communities. We must do our part to support campus police and law enforcement agencies that patrol and keep our school grounds safe.

K9s4KIDs is focused on providing that support and we ask you to join us by donating today.





Executive Board

Kristi K. Schiller
Chairman | Founder

Brendan Gilbert
Legal Counsel, Schlumberger

Deputy Ted Dahlin
Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 4

Honorable Robert Eckels
Gray, Reed & McGraw

Pam Mahoney
Civic Volunteer

Dr. Manny Sanchez, DVM
Freeport Veterinary Medical Center

Commissioner John Hoss
Chairman of Port Freeport

Mark Spillard, CPA

Dr. Aashish Shah
Vice President & Medical Director at Community Health Choice


Advisory Board

Dr. Keith Ablow, MD

Bradley Arnold
3 Doors Down
Lead Singer | American Patriot 

Honorable Brock Bierman
Executive Director, Ancestry.com
Former Rhode Island State Representative

Eva Bisso
Civic Volunteer 

David L. Buchalter
Greater Talent Network

Marilyn Chinitz
Managing Partner at the offices of Blank Rome, Counselors at Law

Joan L. Chouest
Civic Volunteer

Jamie Colby
Fox News Network Anchor

Phil Houston
CEO of QVerity
Formerly with the Central Intelligence Agency

Keith Oakley
Legislative Consultant

Jack M. Rains
Secretary of State, Texas | 1988-2000

Marisa R. Randazzo, Ph.D.
Managing Partner
SIGMA Threat Management Associates

Jess Rogers
Founder/President TutorVille
Community Volunteer

Dayna Steele
CEO YourDailySuccessTip.com

Ellen Susman
Director, Art in Embassies
U.S. Department of State 

William Stanton
Safety & Security Expert

Joe Tacopina
Managing Partner at the Law Offices of Tacopina Seigel & Turano, P.C.

Tami Gillespie Thomas
3rd Grade Teacher/Civic Volunteer

SFC John Wayne Walding ODA 3336
Silver Star, Purple Heart recipient

Josh Welch
Creative Director

Roxanna Wood
Family Wellness Advocate/Civic Volunteer

Dave Zinczenko
President & CEO Galvanized Brands
ABC News Nutrition and Wellness Editor