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.

Report by CBS Los Angeles: losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/11/24/male-suspect-killed-in-west-covina-officer-involved-shooting/
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German Shepherds TrainerPrayers for speedy recover and glad ur brothers and sisters in blue gave you immediate justice by taking out this POS8   ·  2 hours ago

Jarmila BaliovaAll the best, Reiko, you are a strong and handsome boy! <33   ·  2 hours ago

Pamela DeLuciaSending prayers for Reiko and hugs for corporal Lopez xoxo1   ·  1 hour ago

Chuck ScudieroGood luck and god bless1 hour ago

Kelly LanePraying for Reiko.1 hour ago

Judy GrayPrayers.1 hour ago

Amy Pickelsimer BlaylockPrayers for Reiko1 hour ago

Beth FrankThoughts and prayers.1 hour ago

Beth Ann BitnerGet well soon!!1 hour ago

Christine ScottPrayers and hugs to you. Great job!1 hour ago

Nora Hammersteadt🙏🙏 Prayers sent 🙏💙🚓1 hour ago

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

Evie Bear OfsGod bless you, dear ones.1 hour ago

Wendy JohnsonPrayers for healing. What a handsome boy he is.1 hour ago

Debbie DziackPrayers ❤️1 hour ago

Boo SmithPraying for Reiko and his family.1 hour ago

Linda Martin-LaettnerReiko, get well! You are in my prayers...stay strong!1 hour ago

Susan KeenanPrayers for K-9 Reiko and his handler.1 hour ago

G Shawn McCallisterThoughts & prayers for speedy recovery Reiko!1 hour ago

Melissa StuderPrayers he is okay!!!! 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙1 hour ago

BrianandToni WoodsPraying buddy.1 hour ago

Mark SmithGet better Reiko!1 hour ago

Dave PersellGod bless, praying for a speedy and full recovery for Reiko. Also prayers to his handler and and law enforcement family.2 hours ago

Amy WagnerPrayers!2 hours ago

Suzanne Haroldsen KennyHang in there Reiko! We need you! Hugs to your partner!2 hours ago

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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

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Corey SchachteRest easy little warrior. Your partner has the watch5   ·  5 hours ago

Maria SicariHow sad. I am so very sorry for your loss. You lost a best friend.2   ·  3 hours ago

Linda Martin-LaettnerJob well done, Cobra...R.I.P.1   ·  1 hour ago

Kevin JonesRIP POLICE OFFICER.1   ·  2 hours ago

Debbie BottoAwwwe....beautiful baby1   ·  2 hours ago

Helen ZeikSo sorry to hear this. Sincere condolences to Officer Rosa and the Fallsburgh PD1   ·  2 hours ago

Dayna Gidley-SchmaleRIP K9 Officer Cobra, Thank you for your unconditional service.1   ·  2 hours ago

Yolanda AlvaradoRIP1   ·  2 hours ago

Mick MachiaRun free my friend.. Thank you for your service. Thoughts and prayer Officer Rosa...1   ·  2 hours ago

Rhonda Ferrara Normansincere condolences on the loss of k9 off. cobra......thank you for your service1   ·  2 hours ago

Betty Lou RascatiSo sorry for your loss Rip.1   ·  2 hours ago

Barbara Jo Fortis-FlankRest in peace officer Cobra. Prayers to the family and to all that loved him.1   ·  2 hours ago

Craig Presleyalways so freaking hard....hang in there officer / family..godspeed1   ·  3 hours ago

Jan B Ulrich-BeeryHow sad.1   ·  3 hours ago

Lily AlcarazRIP CANINE OFFICER COBRA.1   ·  3 hours ago

Luan LaneRIP Cobra. 💜1   ·  3 hours ago

Irene Torres FlemmingRest in peace.1   ·  4 hours ago

Randy AlexanderRIP hero1   ·  4 hours ago

Rick KemnerSincere condolences...1   ·  4 hours ago

Linda TeixeiraSincere condolences and deepest sympathy!1   ·  4 hours ago

Lolly Young PerryPrayers to Officer Rosa, his family and the Dept. Family. Rest in Peace Cobra...1   ·  4 hours ago

Secure Vehicle SolutionsVery sorry for your loss Officer Rosa! RIP hero Cobra~1   ·  4 hours ago

G Shawn McCallisterR.I.P. Sweet boy. Condolences to Officer Rosa.1   ·  4 hours ago

Amy WagnerPrayer going up! Run free and R.I.P Cobra1   ·  4 hours ago

Deborah Schadle NapierPrayers1   ·  4 hours ago

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K9 Chase says it's calendar time!

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.

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Angela HansenHandsome boy in his vest!!! I'm glad he has it.5   ·  2 days ago

Sonia DabydeenNothing is greater than having a K9 as your partners .1   ·  1 day ago

Keith CurranThat's awesome!!1   ·  2 days ago

Hesham GadourMoustafa M Gaddour1   ·  2 days ago

Kehaulani PunileiWhat great team! Congrats on the vest, stay safe! Also looking forward to the calendar :)1   ·  2 days ago

Charlene DotsonU GO BIG BOY. NOW STAY SAFE1   ·  2 days ago

Margaret LaneLooking good in that vest K9 Chase!1   ·  2 days ago

Ale H ManzanitaLove it!♡♡♡1   ·  2 days ago

Kathi OttoGreat looking partners! Be safe God Bless1   ·  2 days ago

Patty SmithGreat pic and definitely glad to see that vest!!1   ·  2 days ago

Monica BrownBeautiful.1   ·  2 days ago

Melissa Studer💙💙💙💙Stay Safe1   ·  2 days ago

Roberta Rowland GoodmanGood looking picture God Bless you both !!!!1   ·  2 days ago

Tink WoodGreat lookin' pair!!!1   ·  2 days ago

Rick WynnAll K9 officer's should have a vest just like there human9 hours ago

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Patty SmithFantastic!!2 days ago

Christine SenaHoping all k9 get a vest2 days ago

Tammy WaitsYay!!!!! Stay safe, stay alert....and by the way, you are beautiful!!!3 days ago

Kathi OttoSafety first...congratulations. ♡♡3 days ago

Roberta Rowland GoodmanCongrats1 day ago

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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.

Online event details: www.facebook.com/events/1498989287037732/ (3 photos)
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Matt SpeiserDang I'm from there I wish I could make it1   ·  3 days ago

David Scott DerrickThat's awesome I pray everything go well3 days ago

Roberta Rowland GoodmanAwesome22 hours ago

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K9 Ben Ventura County SO — with Nithit Boonyasiri.

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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

Ute TeerGreat but why?1   ·  2 days ago

Valerie AllenWhat about the dogs ears, their hearing is much more sensitive than ours!1   ·  2 days ago

Mall-Ann TzoumasWhere is K9 Ben's bullet proof vest?????!1   ·  2 days ago

Louise WestHope your K9 has ear plugs on!1   ·  3 days ago

Debbie BottoBeautiful pic1   ·  3 days ago

Mark BiegalskiGood skills1   ·  3 days ago

Paul BridgesDo K9s Wear Ear Plugs3   ·  3 days ago

David Clabornlooks skilled but actually has no purpose2   ·  3 days ago

Sherry RuthAwesome picture!!2 days ago

Sarai BenitezI think a pic of this would make a good security sign in a home window : )2 days ago

Ng Choong LengAwesome pic!!!2 days ago

Karen OsborneCool !2 days ago

Turner GoldsmithNice2 days ago

Michelle DrewesNICE!3 days ago

Karen RaineyLove this photo.3 days ago

Laura Horton-WheelerGreat picture3 days ago

Debbie Banes HolserI love this picture ! Very impressive !3 days ago

Trish GrohBeautiful Mal3 days ago

Butchie DiehlPatty Pignataro3 days ago

Doreen S GrahamNice photo!3 days ago

Becky StullerWouldn't mess with either one of them!!!!3 days ago

Roberta Rowland GoodmanBeautifuf picture stay safe......3 days ago

Lori ScoresCool pic!3 days ago

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Get them while they are HOT! Total calendars available were 1150. Now only 130 left for sale.

Preview and purchase: www.vik9s.org/

(Available to ship anywhere in the United States)
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Staci GoveiaJust bought 3 as gifts.2   ·  4 days ago

Navikrm Navikramthat is my favourite dog3 hours ago

Roberta Rowland GoodmanAwesome23 hours ago

Linda Kolpin-WeissWow that's great! They are beautiful! I'm sure the rest will sell out!4 days ago

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Ty got adjusted by the chiropractor today huge Thanks to Dr. Ugarte for adjusting all the dogs today! We ensure the best care for our four legged partners.

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Mary Ann Kerns-CollierFantastic! I wish more Doctors trained in Animal Chiropractic! They are too few.9   ·  4 days ago

Wellington Bearnice muzzle...Love the design..2   ·  4 days ago

Kelly WalsiferTaryn Crimi Richard Crimi1   ·  4 days ago

Carolyn Gosahhhh...they feel really good now!!!2   ·  4 days ago

Rhonda Ferrara NormanMy dog had hers yesterday and acupuncture1   ·  4 days ago

Kelly K SwartWicked cool muzzle!3   ·  4 days ago

Shawn Rorke-Daviswho knew ?15 hours ago

Lisa CluteYour dog looks like Hanibal Lector with that muzzle! Lol2 days ago

Stephanie ArmstrongLOVE the muzzle!! :-) You look awesome K~9 Ty2 days ago

Brandie HassingLooks familar4 days ago

Kara Barnes AllisonCan I have Ty's handler?!4 days ago

Nancy KnucklesLuv this4 days ago

Frances PennBogus treatment Leave the poor animal alone before a vertebrate gets fractured4 days ago

Penny Penglase💓💓💓💓💓💓4 days ago

Bob MountTy reminds me of my first dog in Vietnam.4 days ago

Shamini ShanmugamTy is a great looking dog !4 days ago

Jordan RiddleWhere can I get that muzzle?!4 days ago

Cindy BoyceThey deserve the best!4 days ago

Blake Devin MillikenSick muzzle4 days ago

Candice Marie CohanJeremy Archer4 days ago

Brenda JohnsonLove his muzzle!4 days ago

Desireé DadioSo cute4 days ago

Rebecca VondraThe handler is as handsome as his dog. :)4 days ago

Heather TriffoWe did this for one of our dogs - helped immensely with her back problems!4 days ago

Angela StrongLOVE seeing K9 handlers treat their dogs better than most humans treat one another😉 Lucky dog❤Where did you get the basket muzzle? Great handler is a safe handler.....XO4 days ago

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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 ...

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Amy PastierI am going through this pain of putting my baby Pug down. We did it Tuesday. So painful....they are not suffering... We just miss them terribly22   ·  4 days ago

Alicia FloresOMG so sad, what a beautiful boy......So Sorry for the loss of your young man....21   ·  4 days ago

Ruth KingI am so sorry.1   ·  4 days ago

Tg FarleySemper Fidelis, Chase when you meet my MWD Bruno 321c USMC. Tell him I still miss him.1   ·  4 days ago

ME-Renee AwePrayers and hugs1   ·  4 days ago

Brenda WagnerRIP Chase!1   ·  4 days ago

Sandy ThompsonSo sorry for you loss he was lucky to have you guys1   ·  4 days ago

Remington OttsixRIP God's speed on the rainbow bridge. And thoughts to all1   ·  4 days ago

Bob FizetteR.I.P. Officer.... well done1   ·  4 days ago

Carol HoskinsonHeartfelt condolences - RIP K9 Chase1   ·  4 days ago

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

Delivertheword Shirley ShawWe mourn with you and with your family...both..1   ·  1 day ago

Robin Gossso difficult to say good bye2 days ago

Rosemarie PitarysSo very sorry2 days ago

Sherry L PennySo sad, they do become like family :'( <32 days ago

Brian HatchesGod Bless.2 days ago

Rae Ann Gielauso very sad prayers to you and your family and chase2 days ago

Brandi Lynn VanDeusenso very sorry for your loss...2 days 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

Harry ClydeSo very sorry for your loss .2 days ago

Meg Anne Quackenboesi'm so sorry...3 days ago

Emily SuzanneRIP ❤️3 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

Gina RockfordI'm so sorry for your loss, Tamra!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

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Summit County Sheriff’s Office K9,"G’orka" (Jorka), slated to receive a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide GROUPON EVENT that has raised over $335k! ... See MoreSee Less

Summit County Sheriff’s Office K9,"G’orka" (Jorka), slated to receive a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide GROUPON EVENT that has raised over $335k! Nationwide Groupon Campaign raises over $33...

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Michelle C GreimSomething good today on facebook....thank u!!! As a Pit Bull and German Shepard mom it seems like all I see is bad news on here!! Congrats K9 G'orka!3   ·  4 days ago

Camille R. KalistaIn memory of K-9 Rocco. RIP brave boy. Glad that K-9 Jorka is now vested. Stay safe2   ·  4 days ago

Judy BowdenBeautiful dog1   ·  4 days ago

BrianandToni WoodsHandsome K9. Wear your vest big guy!1   ·  4 days ago

Liz LoizosHOME! Summit county, UT, is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Glad this dog will be a little safer while keeping the citizens of Utah safe. Nice!1   ·  4 days ago

Tammy WaitsCongratulations, beautiful!!!4 days ago

Mindi Dunkley NeilsenSo awesome4 days ago

Karen Floyd<34 days ago

Angela HansenSo beautiful4 days ago

Tink WoodA beauty4 days ago

Roberta Rowland GoodmanCongrats23 hours ago

Bill GildGood job3 days ago

Sandie Goeken<3 Jorka4 days ago

Martha McDonaldYay Jorka4 days ago

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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
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Matt Oconorgood luck to the K-9 who in forces law with Jaws and Paws1   ·  4 days ago

Matt OconorThank you to all civilians for helping these officers with getting vests for the K-9 who risk there live like any authority peace officers ( HOO YAH)4 days ago

Tammy WaitsAWESOME!!!!!!! Congratulations...stay safe, stay alert4 days ago

Roxanne Bopp DinkinesBeautiful K9s, you all stay safe out there, your partners too!4 days ago

Melissa Studer💙💙💙💙💙💙5 days ago

Jouseph Sahrai love the dogs from all my heart5 days ago

Kathi OttoGod Bless you all...4 and 2 legged officers! ♡5 days ago

Rochelle TreziokLove it! :)5 days ago

Marcy Scheele UphoffAwesome!5 days ago

Marcia WalkerCongratulations .stay safe... ❤️🐾🙏5 days ago

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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

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Sandra MillsI bought mine yesterday! :-)5 days ago

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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!
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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

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Sherry RuthHey gorgeous girl, be safe and blessed along with your person ♡♡9   ·  6 days ago

Carol CurleyBeautiful maligator. Go get em. Be safe out there both of you.7   ·  6 days ago

Kim CallahanBeautiful girl..... you and your partner stay safe out there....3   ·  6 days ago

Melissa Studer:) be safe Basha2   ·  6 days ago

Janice O'ConnorBeautiful. You both stay safe!1   ·  6 days ago

Heather ReaganAbsolutely a stunning animal.She is gorgeous. American heros sometimes have four legs.1   ·  6 days ago

Tammy WaitsShe is gorgeous!!!!1   ·  6 days ago

Jim GunlockBeautiful Girl!!!🐺💙💙💙1   ·  6 days ago

Claudia GustasI had a Belgian shepherd years ago back in the 70's smartest dog ever1   ·  6 days ago

Dorothy FelicianoGod bless both of yous1   ·  6 days ago

Doris BelsonLooking good!1   ·  6 days ago

Melodie MuellerYour service is greatly appreciated!1   ·  6 days ago

Pat DohadamsBe save Basha!!1   ·  6 days ago

Linda Kolpin-WeissPretty girl!❤️1   ·  6 days ago

Angela HansenBeautiful. .1   ·  6 days ago

Rhonda Ferrara Normanthank you both for your service1   ·  6 days ago

Camille R. KalistaLooks like Officer Basha really needs some water.. thank you for your service brave girl.1   ·  6 days ago

Lynn Tullos StrusShe is gorgeous !! Stay safe K-9.officer Basha !1   ·  6 days ago

Sandie GoekenK9 Basha you are gorgeous! Dangerous work you do so both of you be watching your own and each others 6's and stay safe! <3 <32   ·  6 days ago

Roxanne Bopp DinkinesBeautiful K9, stay safe you two!4 days ago

Susan MangravitoKeep each other safe!!5 days ago

Pam CoganBe safe Todd and Basha! We appreciate what you do for us.6 days ago

Chris Farreslooks like Barney Fife...lol6 days ago

Roberta Rowland GoodmanStay safe both of you3 days ago

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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"

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is proud of Tayte Stark's accomplishments in memory of her best friend, family member and Dad's partner.

Tayte is pictured with her special K9 friend Cesar (the mascot of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.) and her K9 Kye floating charm necklace. (2 photos)
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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

Kalani SouzaA true hero to the K-9 community!5   ·  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

Rosemarie PitarysAn awesome child!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

Anne K. Whiteheadyour are so inspiring!3   ·  6 days ago

Sherry Ridenour KincheloeWhat a wonderful young lady. Congrats on all your hard work. I'm sure Kyle is very proud.2   ·  6 days ago

Tami Morris-BeattyOne impressive young lady.2   ·  6 days ago

Tracy AdamsEveryone should have such a kind heart as this child!2   ·  6 days ago

Christy Casey CulbersonJohn W. Phillips. Look at this. Sweetie pie ;)2   ·  6 days ago

Dee Bradley McElhaneyWhat a special little girl.1   ·  4 days ago

Pamela MasonAn awesome little girl!1   ·  4 days ago

Jennifer Fabian DouganAwesome job!!! What an amazing little lady!1   ·  4 days ago

Greg LaRuschWow! What a great young lady she is!! Truly a wonderful story1   ·  4 days ago

Shawn BarnardThis is great!!!! They should be made available in pet stores every where since the police keep shooting every one else's dogs too.1   ·  4 days ago

Bob FizetteWell done Tayte <31   ·  4 days ago

Barbara Ann Bauman GallagherYou rock little one1   ·  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

Kathy BeaneGod Bless you sweetheart.1   ·  4 days ago

Darlene Howardgood girl..1   ·  5 days ago

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Great way to start the day! K9 Astor of Washoe County Sheriff's Office wearing his new vest. Looking good Astor!

RENO, NV - Washoe County Sheriff’s Office K9 Astor and his handler Deputy Dennis Allen received their new custom K9 ballistic vest valued at $950 from Vested Interest in K9's, Inc. on 11/17/2014.

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Carolyn GosWHEW, can we say GORGEOUS???? and with the vest on him, ooo--la-la!!! way to to Officer K9 Astor ;)5   ·  6 days ago

Suzanne Haroldsen KennyWhat a handsome officer!!2   ·  6 days ago

Kent GardnerLove the colors of this Dog.4 days ago

Kathy ArthurHe is so adorable.5 days ago

Helen ReidHey Handsome, looking good5 days ago

Kim BroganHandsome boy! Looking ready and willing!6 days ago

Cindy ClarkBeautiful boy!6 days ago

Dorsee Bernatlooking good big guy! stay safe out there6 days ago

Casey Lee Caes Sr.that's a freakin sick dog and vest wish I had one that looked like this hells yes6 days ago

Roberta Rowland GoodmanCongrats to all6 days ago

Leonard van HooidonkNice!6 days ago

Linda Kolpin-WeissHe's beautiful ❤️6 days ago

Susie Katpersonhey handsome!6 days ago

Brenda HaleYAY Astro!!! I love a man in uniform!!!6 days ago

Bobby Davisyou so beautiful bird6 days ago

Sarah RabbHe's a handsome boy!! ❤️😍6 days ago

Valerie AlaneHandsome baby! Looks a lot like Work!6 days ago

Angela HansenHe's such a beautiful baby.6 days ago

Marlene PoulinSomeone with a great heart thought of this,,, thank God...5 days ago

Sandie GoekenK9 Astor you are so gorgeous!!!!!!! Then you add this beautiful official looking vest and crooks beware. Those vests are really beautiful! <36 days ago

Vicki CousinsI will be SO happy when ALL police dogs have vests.6 days ago

Chris Farresgood look..6 days ago

Martha McDonaldGod bless you Astor6 days ago

Susan BrooksThat face!6 days ago

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Congratulations K9 Onyx from all of us at Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. ... See MoreSee Less

The Warren Township Police Department’s K9 Onyx will be receiving a ballistic Vest thanks to a nationwide GROUPON EVENT which has risen over $335,000.00. The “Occasions ” campaign, for Groupon ...

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Cathy Steinthey certainly deserve a vest !2   ·  7 days ago

Roxanne Bopp DinkinesHandsome K9 - stay safe out there you two!1   ·  7 days ago

Angela HansenWonderful they all need 1...1   ·  7 days ago

Louise WestAll K9 dogs deserve a vest in today's world.6 days ago

Roberta Rowland GoodmanCongrats to all7 days ago

Tammy WaitsLooking good, Onyx!!!! Congratulations!!!7 days ago

Margaret LaneYay. Wear it and be saf!7 days ago

Marriann McCormackAmen ! Be safe7 days ago

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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

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Rini ParksCute!!!!!!! I want one!!7 days ago

Roberta Rowland GoodmanSo cute7 days ago

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Jarmila BaliovaThe flag and the German Shepherd - what a beautiful combination!4   ·  1 week ago

Karen Boaz-PrinceAwesome Pic!!3   ·  1 week ago

Carol SkaziakGreat photo!2   ·  1 week ago

Elizabeth ThomasWhat a beautiful sight1   ·  1 week ago

Francisco GuzzettiMUY BUENA POSTAL.1   ·  1 week ago

Hernan Saavedra...lovely...!1   ·  1 week ago

Theresa StewartRegal:)1   ·  1 week ago

Pamela Bonaiuto-JerseyMagnificent!6 days ago

Rachael Edwards O'Brien Jr.Love the pic!1 week ago

Roberta Rowland GoodmanGreat1 week ago

Quartermaster Police SupplyLove this!1 week ago

William Schummi wish you was mine1 week ago

Maria SicariPerfect pic!1 week ago

Mary BucuvalasLove the K9s1 week ago

Linda Kolpin-Weiss❤️1 week ago

Anna Maria Fontana😊👍❤️1 week ago

Kathy ArthurSo beautiful.1   ·  1 week ago

Martha McDonaldBeautiful1 week ago

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