“York”
On 10/16/14 the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office K-9 York died from Mesenteric Torsion after collapsing in his kennel while resting at home. He was able to be rushed to the VCA but was unable to be saved even though he received the absolute best treatment and care.

York had just begun week two of his Patrol K-9 Basic Academy and was showing lots of promise.

He was 20 months old and imported from Slovakia through Adlerhorst Kennels in Riverside California.

As reported by the Oregon Police Canine Association.
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Deb VozniakSo very sad to hear this. RIP York.2   ·  2 hours ago

Chrisann Kame NicholsRIP K9 <313 minutes ago

Peggy Widener Greer:'( rip18 minutes ago

Nina TowSympathies28 minutes ago

Shannon Summers JenkinsSuch a tragedy. Run free over the bridge K9 Officer York.29 minutes ago

Nicola FoskettSo sorry to hear this, such a young dog :( rest in peace york beautifull boy x30 minutes ago

Susan R. MillardSo sorry. RIP, York.34 minutes ago

Linda BlackSilent killer...so very sorry. 41 minutes ago

Fred NordtRest In Peace York!! Run free by the Rainbow Bridge till you are reunited with your Partner. My condolences to your Partner and the Multnomah County SO.42 minutes ago

Rhonda Ferrara NormanSo very sad....sincere condolences to his fellow officers and family43 minutes ago

Evelyn DupontSo sad. RIP K-9 York.45 minutes ago

Barbara JohnI had a dog die of a torsion a few years ago. It only took minutes in my case. Very sad. Please accept my sympathies.46 minutes ago

Martha McDonaldOh so very sad.1 hour ago

Hannamari McDowellSo sorry for your loss. RIP K-9 York.1 hour ago

Vicki NicholsonGod Bless you.1 hour ago

Linda Martin-LaettnerSo very sad! Just as York was beginning a heroic career.1 hour ago

Christine ScottSo sad!1 hour ago

Liz Lawson WeberThank you for the post.1 hour ago

Pam SchollHow sad😰1 hour ago

Teresa Hudgens GrimsleyRIP dear one1 hour ago

Debi HirthRIP York run free over the rainbow bridge2 hours ago

Tracey LoppSo sad. Beautiful dog.2 hours ago

Carol HoskinsonRIP York2 hours ago

Eileen Kilcommons-MeehanTaken to soon, RIP York!2 hours ago

Julia Kurtz:'(2 hours ago

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Jena MisuracaThemis- goddess of divine justice, Order and Customs. Her name simply means "law of nature"9   ·  20 hours ago

Perrysburg Firefighters IAFF L3331Ayasdi (pronounced 'Icedee') Cherokee for search, I think someone more educated in this matter feel free to correct pronunciation.5   ·  20 hours ago

Keith SantiagoLady Reyka In memory of Sgt C.Reyka 3   ·  18 hours ago

Billy CritesLady or Penelope3   ·  20 hours ago

Danielle AllenWillow. My police officer friend had a bloodhound named Willow and she was amazing. He took it really hard when she passed a few years ago. He has a new partner/bloodhound now. It would be honorable if this puppy was named after Willow or another former K9.2   ·  8 hours ago

Caycee EndersOMG....I am dying from cuteness overload!!!!! ^_^2   ·  16 hours ago

Mindy MillerSince history of the breed is thought to be descended from hounds once kept at the Abbey of St Hubert in Belgium, how about Abbey?2   ·  17 hours ago

Kristin Blaisdell SauerSadie2   ·  19 hours ago

Carol Ann ThomasNYSP names thief canines after fallen officers. Why not honor one if your fallen heroes?2   ·  19 hours ago

Liz DeSantisCopper like the dog from the fox n the hound2   ·  20 hours ago

Nancy HuppSasha (means defender of mankind in Russian)2   ·  20 hours ago

Karen TiceCassie. Greek meaning She who entangles men.1   ·  4 hours ago

Rachael RademacherHarley1   ·  7 hours ago

Laurie KirklandFred... :-)1   ·  7 hours ago

Maxine Lukerjoan of bark1   ·  7 hours ago

Kyle AllenTRACKER1   ·  7 hours ago

Monique Gursky BuchananKarma1   ·  9 hours ago

Monique Gursky BuchananMiranda ( you lost your rights)1   ·  9 hours ago

Rebecca Gallo AndersonTrusty.1   ·  10 hours ago

Beth FrankGoing with Keith Santiago's name Reyka1   ·  14 hours ago

Jon LuceroLadybird1   ·  15 hours ago

Sara ForsytheRemington, Remmie for short1   ·  16 hours ago

Anneliese JohnsonLaura Mork just thought you had to see this!1   ·  18 hours ago

Michele ProctorWinnifred or Winnie for short. Dogs should always have people names. ; )1   ·  18 hours ago

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WINONA POLICE DEPARTMENT AWARDED K-9 VEST THROUGH NATIONWIDE NON-PROFIT.

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Martha McDonaldAwesome for the K9. God bless you and your handler and stay safe.6 hours ago

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Tabatha ThrashI would SO be there if i lived there. Every that can should get on and order a shirt (which are amazingly comfortable!) or donate! We miss Kye here in Oklahoma City and pray for safe returns home everynight. As a daughter to a Lt. with the Oklahoma City Police Department our family knows that one night maybe the last one. Lets get ALL K9 Officers Vested! 2   ·  1 day ago

Karin BrownWhat a great event! Thank you to Banfield Pet Hospital for sponsoring the event and for Jackie's Basics and Beyond for providing the location. It would be truly awesome if these 4 K9s and their handlers could offer Paw-to-graphs (for a donation, of course) for supporters with or without companion animals to have a great souvenir to accompany their donation!17 hours ago

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Mall-Ann TzoumasAll service K9s need to wear a vest . Their partner officers all do.23 hours ago

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Jay Rosin"K9 contact" is what they call getting his butt (or some appendage) chewed, huh?4   ·  2 days ago

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K9 Huub's got something on his mind! Wearing his new vest donated by Vested Interest in K9s with his partner Officer Shawn Craven of the Peducah Kentucky Police Department.

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Vanessa CaliendoHow much do these vests weigh?3 days ago

Andrea WozniakI think every dog should have one9   ·  3 days ago

Stephanie DapolitoBad boys, bad boys...whatcha gonna do when they come for you :)2   ·  3 days ago

Jenny CanfieldI would surrender if I seen that coming after me. I'd probably be afraid of the dog too. 😉 So happy to see the K9's being protected. God bless all LEO's.1   ·  3 days ago

David ClabornPersonally I think all working K-9's should be mandatory to have one or don't use K-9s period2   ·  3 days ago

Marcee Porwich NovickNice puppy!!!!!9 hours ago

Katherine BanksWhy don't the Secret Service K-9's have the vest? They Should!1 day ago

Jackie Robison DeVaulGood looking dog!2 days ago

Wanda Posey-HardwickWouldn't want to be the one he's after2 days ago

Lorraine Grenier-Cromergood looking k 92 days ago

Lorraine Grenier-CromerI'm hooooonnnnngggry!2 days ago

Candace DunhamStay Safe out there and #CoverYourK-9s!2 days ago

Debbie BlackFor all you do.2 days ago

Debbie BlackThank you.2 days ago

Maria SicariGreat pic. Be safe!2 days ago

Melissa Ann O'BrienDennis -imagine having a dog like that?!?2 days ago

Suzanne Haroldsen KennyI'm so glad I obey the law!!! 😃3 days ago

Christie HildebrandBeast3 days ago

Tammy WaitsYes!!!!3 days ago

Mary BiegerQuite a pic. :)3 days ago

Dawn HayesWOW!!!3 days ago

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Victor SageCute puppy!!3 days ago

Thomas Wayne SeayLooking let go3 days ago

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The 2015 Vested Interest in K9s calendar will sweep you off your feet! Founder, Sandy Marcal and calendar celebrity, Officer Aaron Bowman of CT Department of Corrections give the thumbs up for the calendar that showcases K9's from, Mass, CT, MD, OH, HI, AK, FL, IL, MN, PA, WA.

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Christopher EnglandHow much does a vest cost for a k-9?3 days ago

Melissa Ann O'BrienDennis buy me a calendar!!1   ·  4 days ago

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Linda Derrick DeLattreThese precious K9 dogs are considered as real officers -- as such, don't they deserve the same treatment and equipment as human officers? <><5   ·  4 days ago

Angela HansenHe seems like his spot .beautiful baby1   ·  4 days ago

Michelle S MillerBobby Vachio here you go!! 😊2 days ago

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Diane SchraderWow!!!! Awesome!!!!4 days ago

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Temple University Police Department in PA and Vested Interest in K9s extend their thanks to "Labs with a Heart" for their generous vest donation to K9 Baron.

K9 Baron is a 3 year old Belgian Malinois certified in Patrol and Explosive Detection who was born in The Netherlands. He joined the Temple University Police Department located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2013 and is assigned to K9 Officer Doug Hotchkiss. The K9 team began their formal training at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Police K9 Academy in February 2013 and have completed over 960 hours of training. K9 Baron loves to go for walks, play fetch and play with his dog friends. He does not like suspects who try to assault, escape, or flee. (2 photos)
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Melissa McVoyTwo great officers right there. Best wishes to the pair on a long career together protecting the Temple community.6   ·  5 days ago

Sharon Wolfe HotchkissWhat a handsome team! So glad that Baron got his vest! Stay safe you two!3   ·  5 days ago

Marion SatterthwaiteBe safe2   ·  5 days ago

Roberta Rowland GoodmanCongrats you both !!!4 days ago

Sandie GoekenGOD Bless you both and now you are one step closer to safety, you need the K9 First Aid Kit that WE Ride to Provide is providing and then you should be set. <34 days ago

Danielle GuygerPhilly in the house! LOL STAY SAFE! NORTH PHILLY IS THE WORST!4 days ago

Brenda GibsonKeep him safe.4 days ago

Vivian BrunelleAwesome pair...keep you both safe for many years.....4 days ago

Joyce SnyderYay Baron!!!!! PSP & K-9 STRONG!!!!!!!4 days ago

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Brenda HaleStay safe!!4 days ago

Doris BelsonYay!5 days ago

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Ute TeerBe safe , both of you5 days ago

Trevor KellerGlad everything worked out for you. Be safe out there5 days ago

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Folks or organizations who sponsor the entire cost of a vest ($950) have an option to select a custom embroidery sentiment, such as what you see here on K9 CJ's vest of Johnson City, New York. In some cases they opt to memorialize a loved one, be it a person or pet, or mention the name of their company. ... See MoreSee Less

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Melashaun Franklin👍👍👍👍👍1   ·  5 days ago

Brian BerdineIt's dirty from use! Guess I should have cleaned it before the event!!!5 days ago

Megan JohnsonWay cool!5 days ago

Cheryl Jensen- JohansenAwesome!♡5 days ago

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From our inbox! K9 Artie of the Montague, MA police department enjoying a fall day in his new vest. We had the pleasure of meeting K9 Artie and his handler Officer Jim Ruddock at the MAPWDA Seminar at Umass Amherst. Artie's vest was donated through the proceeds of the Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. "Hog Wild for K9s" motorcycle ride. ... See MoreSee Less

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Will Josiah RiveraHow can I get a vest donated for my explosives K9 here in Afghanistan?1   ·  6 days ago

Terri Crumrine OrmondSO handsome in his vest! Stay safe!!!!!1   ·  6 days ago

Angela Hansenhe looks adorable and safe,so many more need them!1   ·  6 days ago

Helen RevellYou look handsome3 days ago

Helen RevellAwesome3 days ago

Donna Bakerlooks beautiful!4 days ago

Jill M OnwellerAwesome,4 days ago

Dawn CoombsI pray Gods protection over him always4 days ago

Roberta Rowland GoodmanSwesome you take care !5 days ago

Susan MortensonMy heart is warmed to see this beautiful protection dog being protected in return.1   ·  6 days ago

Gail YoungPrecious!! :)1   ·  6 days ago

Pamela Tuckerwear your vest Always & be Safe <31   ·  6 days ago

Cathy BeersAll K-9 Officers should have a vest.4 days ago

Alejandro Alonso MottaSuper !!!4 days ago

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K-9 CELEBRITY APPEARANCE, TODAY, Saturday, Oct. 18 in OHIO.
Appearing at the Fall Campout 1756 Osborn Rd. Wilmington, OH. is the team of Officer Jason Lagore and Ohio State Park K9 "Ranger". They will be on hand from noon to 1:00 pm to autograph the Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. 2015 calendar in which Ranger's picture is featured in the month of June and on the cover. Calendars are available at a cost of $15 each. Calendars may also be previewed and purchased online at: www.vik9s.org/2015-calendar/

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Pamela Guiduli NashMagnificence without ego. Awesome.4   ·  7 days ago

Tracy Helland-MillerAWESOME!4   ·  7 days ago

Toni CupidoGet all this f****** meth and crack off the streets and the child molesters leave the weed alone doggy1   ·  6 days ago

Toni CupidoLeave my medicine Medical Marijuana alone doggy1   ·  6 days ago

Craig GripentrogRandy Batten5 days ago

Gerard WillemsenDit hebben wij nodig,om de criminaliteit,in de hand te houden,in de USA.Thanks K9 SUPER. Gerard.(ik waardeer uw werk).6 days ago

Jerry Kelley RAll business6 days ago

Kim Arre-GerberLove it6 days ago

Chris Wayne Dudleyyes sir6 days ago

Arline Robichaud JacyssinWay to go, K-9s!!!!!!! :)6 days ago

Leona EbertsBest dogs in the world.6 days ago

Hernan Saavedra...Yes he will...in the forest...in the back yards...anywhere...!6 days ago

Sue NeubauerAww I just love those hero dogs, they make me feel very proud for our four legged best friends....!!7 days ago

Dee SoferYep :)7 days ago

Michelle Marie Mlove it ;)7 days ago

Teemu Petter Jylli PerssonFO7 days ago

Philip BoucherI can't tell you that. Just like in any business, you don't give away trade secrets. .Sorry. ..7 days ago

Roxanne Bopp DinkinesGorgeous K9 !7 days ago

Tammy WaitsNow THATS what I'm talking about!!!7 days ago

Philip BoucherNot all the time. I can guarantee that. Trust me. I know first hand. ..ha ha ha7 days ago

Judy Jarrett Hilbornawesome and yes you will7 days ago

Sandie GoekenPawsome! <3 beautiful K9 <37 days ago

Sandie Goeken<3 Pawsome!7 days ago

Mookie PuckettLove it!7 days ago

Cathy BeersStunning.7 days ago

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