Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is sending thoughts and prayers to the West Covina, CA K-9, 2-year-old Reiko, who was taken in stable condition to Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles where he underwent surgery after being shot. . “He's more than just a dog, he's a partner. They train well, they train hard, he’s (the officer) taking it very hard. He’s very worried about the condition of his dog,” said Corporal Lopez.
On March 19, 2014, the West Covina Sunrise Rotary Club inducted WCPD K9 "Reiko" as an honorary member at their meeting held at the South Hills Country Club in West Covina. "Reiko" is the only non-human ever to be inducted into Rotary membership world-wide.
Shannon Summers JenkinsPraying for a fast and full recovery for K9 Officer Reiko. So glad your partner and your fellow officers shot the man who shot you. Thankfully they are great shots and he's gone. Swift justice!1 hour ago
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. sends thoughts and prayers to Officer Christopher Rosa of the Fallsburgh Police Department in NY. His K9 partner, Cobra suddenly passed away on Sunday. Rest in Peace Brave Hero and run free over the rainbow bridge. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
Vested Interest in K9's is pleased to introduce Springfield, MA K9 team of Officer Dan McKay and his partner, Chase. These celebrities are featured in the month of October in the 2015 Vested Interest in K9s calendar.. Calendars are available for purchase now through February 2015 at www.vik9s.org.
All goods and services for the calendar were donated by generous sponsors, photographers and participating law enforcement agency for police dogs actively working without the potentially lifesaving equipment. The Pet Food Shoppe in Lakeville, MA is the proud sponsor of the Springfield Police Department calendar page.
Over the past four and a half years, with generous donations from individuals, organizations and businesses and many volunteer hours, Vested Interest in K9s has provided 1140 law enforcement dogs with bullet and stab protective vests in 40 states. Each vest costs $950 which comes with a 5 year warranty.
Tax deductible donations for VIK9s are welcomed via the website, www.vik9s.org or by mail: Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. P.O. Box 9, East Taunton MA 02718.
Doesn't it look gorgeous? TENNESSEE RESIDENTS it's Almost Time! We can hardly wait to "RAISE THE STEAKS" today at Logan's Roadhouse 1560 Parkway Sevierville, TN from 4pm-11pm.
Join us at Logan's Roadhouse to raise the steaks for Vested Interest In K9's INC. This event will specifically benefit the Sevier County Sheriff's Department K9 Unit.
What can you do? Come out and eat, drink, and have a great time. Logan's will donate up to 20% of the pre-tax sales to this amazing organization that works hard to protect important K9's across the country. Come and meet the K9's and their handlers too!
REMEMBER TO PRESENT YOUR COUPON when you come in either electronically or printed.
Marriann McCormackConsidering it's a photo op I wouldn't worry to much about it . Love the pic !16 · 3 days ago
Jamie Eric EismanIt's a bit too macho and sends the wrong message. It's even a little extreme for a photo op... Unrealistic and far too aggressive. I'm sure that handler would not fire in such close proximity to sensitive ears. I've spent years on a range and even with hearing protection I've lost 60% of my hearing. Imagine the damage to a dog? Just an ill conceived image. People who love this need to grow up.2 · 3 days ago
It is with a heavy heart that Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. share the passing of retired K9 Chase of the Easton, CT Police Department. We extend our deepest sympathy to Officer Tamra French, who was Chase's partner and to those who knew and loved K9 Chase. This beautiful heartfelt tribute was written by Officer David Buck, Chase's Dad. ... See MoreSee Less
A very very sad note from K-9 Chase's Dad- "I type this with tears streaming down my face and an empty dog bed besides me. Yesterday K-9 Chase’s health took a turn for the worse and was not able to ...
Robin HoldernessSo sorry to hear about Chase. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. Every dog should be so loved. He is not suffering now. He's watching your every move and he knows how much you loved him. RIP Chase.23 hours ago
Pete CrellinDogs come into our lives to teach us about love. They depart to teach us about loss.A new dog never replaces an old dog; It merely EXPANDS THE HEART. If you have loved many dogs, "YOUR HEART IS VERY BIG!"2 days ago
Barbara LevWhat a beautiful tribute to your boy. K9 Chase. He may be gone from your sight but he will ever live on in your hearts. Sending his family a hug from me and my Chinook, Sam. It is the hardest thing to do to say goodbye to your pet children. God bless and thanks for your service.3 days ago
Nancy Lee Pearson WilsonI feel so bad for you as my son is a canine officer and had to be put down because of cancer and some other health issues. He was such a beautiful dog and my son's partner for over 6 years3 days ago
Sheriff's five canines will be receiving protective vests thanks to local donations to the national non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and two local businesses. The value of the vest award is over $4,700 - A BIG THANK YOU to all who made this possible. CaJah Salon in Saint Paul hosted an Annual benefit for Minnesota K9’s in Law Enforcement on September 27th raising over $10,900.00. The four Ramsey County Sheriff K9’s receiving vests from the proceeds are Vito, Tonto, Boone, and Apache. Additional vest recipients are: K9 Bosco, Farmington Police; K9 Yankee, Cass County Sheriff’s Office; K9 Yazz, Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office; K9 Britt, Rochester Police; K9’s Malakie and Oakley, Duluth Police; and K9Freddie, Stearns County Sheriff. Each vest costs $950.00 and has a 5 year warranty. A private donation of $950 by White Bear Mitsubishi in White Bear Lake covered the cost of the vest for the fifth Ramsey County Sheriff’s K9, Reggie. White Bear Mitsubishi is one of three members of the St. Paul Auto Group and also part of Rydell Auto Group. “The collaboration of generous local support with this national effort will benefit our canine teams in their daily public safety duties,” said Undersheriff Jack Serier, Public Safety Services Division. “Dogs have a rich history in American law enforcement as a key asset to preserving the lives of officers, deputies, and citizens as trained canines are often the first to be sent into dangerous situations. These vests will provide a valuable element of protection for our brave canine partners.” Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, Massachusetts, whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four legged K9 Officers. Through private and corporate sponsorships, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 1125 law enforcement dogs in 40 states with protective vests since 2009 at a cost of $1,068,750.00 Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. announces their calendar is on sale now through February 2015 for $15.00 online at www.vik9s.org. Proceeds from the sales will provide bullet and stab protective vests. All goods and services for the calendar were donated by generous sponsors, photographers and participating law enforcement agency, for police dogs actively working without the potentially lifesaving equipment. The organization orders the U.S. made vests exclusively from distributor Regency Police Supply in Hyannis, Massachusetts, who also does the custom embroidery on the body armor. Vests are manufactured by Armor Express in Central Lake, Michigan. The custom sized K9 vests will be delivered to the Sheriff’s Office in a few weeks. New K9 graduates as well as K9's with expired vests are eligible to participate. The program is open to law enforcement dogs who are US employed, certified and at least 19 months of age. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Tax deductible donations accepted via mail to: Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718 or via the website: www.vik9s.org... See MoreSee Less
Looking for the perfect gift for that special animal lover in your life? The Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. online store has a variety of great items sure to please all..Calendars, Koozies, Plush K9 Heroes, Car Magnets and Decals just to name a few. Ready to go shopping? www.vik9s.org/shop-2/ (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
TENNESSEE RESIDENTS THIS FRIDAY, November 21st, 4pm-11pm Logan's Roadhouse is "RAISING THE STEAKS" for Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
Join us at Logan's Roadhouse to raise the steaks for Vested Interest In K9's INC. A non-profit organization that raises money for protective vests for K9's across the country. This event will specifically benefit the Sevier County Sheriff's Department K9 Unit.
What can you do? Come out and eat, drink, and have a great time. Logan's will donate up to 20% of the pre-tax sales to this amazing organization that works hard to protect important K9's across the country. Come and meet the K9's and their handlers too! ... See MoreSee Less
From our inbox: This is Basha. She is a two year old Belgian malinois narcotics detection canine. She works for the Johnson County Sheriff's Office in Arkansas and is handled by Corporal Todd Russell. Basha is very thankful of people like you who remember how dangerous her job truly is. ... See MoreSee Less
5 year old Tayte Stark raised over $7000 to provide vests for K9s in Oklahoma. Her young heart was broken on August 25, 2014 when her beloved friend and Dad's K9 partner, K9 Kye of Oklahoma City suffered fatal injuries in the line of duty on August 25, 2014. Wanting to keep other K9s safe, Tayte made bracelets locally for donations and reached out to thousands nationwide with her message. She joined Vested Interest in K9s in their mission to make "Protecting K9s a Priority". Seven K9s in Oklahoma will be receiving donated vests thanks to her incredible efforts, including her Dad's (Staff Sergeant Ryan Stark's) new partner, K9 Kayne. Three additional K9s from Oklahoma City, one from Creek Nation Lighthouse Police, one from Hinton Police and one from Custer County Sheriff's Office will each receive a vest with the embroidery "In memory of K9 Kye, Oklahoma City Police Department"
German Shepherds TrainerTayte Kye is looking down smiling and wagging his tail, he is so proud of you!! People should learn from the example you set36 · 6 days ago
Carolyn Gossuch strong compassion at a young age. you are something else sweet child. SO SO SO SO many are VERY PROUD of you. YOU DESERVE it...Thank you for doing this. The best to you and your family. I am sorry about you losing your pet. May God watch over all of you.23 · 6 days ago
Christine SenaWhat a beautiful little lady with a heart so pure. God bless you♡7 · 6 days ago
Jillian MurphyWhat a doll!!!! Tayte you give me hope for today's youth... God bless you and your family for raising such an amazing little girl... The shepherd in my profile picture was my best friend... I lost him a day before thanksgiving.... I bet him and Kye are running around playing together right now... ❤️🐾🙏🇺🇸6 · 6 days ago
Pat DohadamsAbsolutely a great young lady!! What an inspiration for others. Thank you Tayte for doing such a great job!5 · 6 days ago
Debbie HunnicuttWhat a wonderful child!!! Very sorry about losing K9 Kye.4 · 5 days ago
Monette Ramer-AmayaI was just thinking about K9Kye ! Wonderful to see his girl , Tayte doing what means soooo much in his honor :)4 · 6 days ago
Tracy WilliamsOur 9 year-old daughter heard this story and immediately emptied out her piggy bank to make a donation, which we doubled. Love how this young girl is doing something positive out of a terrible situation.3 · 4 days ago
Stephanie Hooks**God has sent another " angel " to help in the huge task of defending K9's/Dogs. .In this world where times can be so incredibly inhuman and heartless. The working DOG is loyal to a fault. Like no other...they protect and will lay down their own lives for US . And many times they are dumped somewhere with no understanding why the family left...We need all the Angels we might find/get***this young lady is definitely a keeper! !!1 · 4 days ago
K9 Hero Cesar is waiting to come home with you! This brave plush hero stands 7" tall, wearing his collar that bears his name, a dog bone ID tag and his Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. bullet/stab resistant vest. This great gift is available along with our other K9 related merchandise at : www.vik9s.org/shop-2/... See MoreSee Less