"Thanksgiving is a time to gather around loved ones ...to be grateful for all that we have been so abundantly blessed with and also to spare a thought for those not so lucky. It is a season of bountifulness and a reason to share the same ....true Thanksgiving is in actually doing that - Giving !!!" - Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.... See MoreSee Less
It gives Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. great pleasure to announce the establishment of an Advisory Board of Directors which will be compiled of K9 law enforcement professionals. This volunteer position will consult with the Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Board of Directors on general company strategy, technical and/or ballistic expertise and other matters pertaining to law enforcement procedure, function or knowledge. Please join us in welcoming Lt. Victor Guerrieri, Sr., as our first Advisory Board Member. Lieutenant Victor Guerrieri is a retired 38 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. As Commanding Officer of the Chicago Police Department K9 Unit, he was also assigned to SWAT, Dignitary Protection, and Special Operations Watch Commander. Commanding Officer CPD Mobile Field Force, and Tactical Training Unit. ... See MoreSee Less
Several months ago, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, NJ announced several of our K-9s were awarded vests through a nationwide nonprofit event. The recipients selected were Ocean County Sheriff’s Office K9’s Atos, Titan, Kane and Nash. Each K9 will soon be receiving the awarded ballistic vests thanks to a nonprofit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and Hayward DuPont Staffing. A nationwide campaign accomplished this for ours and many K9s across the country and we sincerely extend our gratitude. ... See MoreSee Less
Press Release: Several months ago, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office announced several of our K-9s were awarded vests through a nationwide nonprofit event. The recipients selected were Ocean County...
Massachusetts Residents- Santa Paws and the Grinch are coming to town on Saturday December 6 from 12pm-4pm at Petco 280 School Street, Mansfield, MA! Stop by with you pets and family members for a holiday photo. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is one of the beneficiaries selected for the "Tree of Hope" Charity Event hosted at Petco from Nov. 22 through Dec. 28. In addition to the Holiday Photos, donations are being accepted at merchandise check out during that time. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tree of Hope- Photos with Santa and the Grinch – Mansfield, MA
December 6, 2014, 12:00pm
Petco, 280 School Street, Mansfield, MA
Petco, 280 School Street, Mansfield, MA, will offer Santa and Grinch photos on Saturday, December 6th, 12pm-4pm for companion animals and family members. Santa photos from 1pm-4pm and Grinch photos f...
To our facebook fans and sponsors, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. volunteers and law enforcement teams, thank you for walking this path with us. Thank you for being a part of a mission to provide bullet and stab protective vests for law enforcement K9's across the country. We appreciate your dedication, networking and ongoing support. Making a difference by donating vests to over 1140 K9's in 40 states is a great honor and being able to provide the handlers with peace of mind for their four legged partners is priceless. These dogs and their officers are part of our extended family. We applaud all of you for helping to make this possible. We wish everyone a safe and happy upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. Sandy Marcal, President (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
Karin BrownAnd we applaud all of you at VIK9s for working tirelessly to have fundraisers, your online store, and the work you do each and every day of the year to provide these vests at no cost to our working K9s. God Bless you and yours to continue your labor of love. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!1 · 3 days ago
K-9 Officer, Reiko To Make ‘Full Recovery’ After Being Shot By West Covina Murder Suspect
A police dog wounded by a murder suspect Sunday was expected to make a full recovery and return to duty, officials said Monday. K-9 officer Reiko, a 2-year-old German Shepard, was shot by a murder suspect around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, the West Covina Police Department said.
Elizabeth CraftHe should have a vest , we are all trying to get them for our K9 partners . They are expensive , but well worth it . Please go to Vested K9 n make a donation , no donation is to small . Thank You n Thank our K9's for helping to keep this chaotic world a better place !19 · 4 days ago
Janice O'ConnorHe is an awesome k9. Strong. So is his dad. Rest & get well buddy!! Fontana K9 Pals look forward to seeing you @ training again. ♡♡♡3 · 4 days ago
Rita HarrisonYes, I pray he makes it, and yes I believe he should have standard issue of a bullet proof vest, after all, he is in the front line2 · 3 days ago
Lynn Maxwell ColeI am more than willing to help him get a vest, Reiko deserves the best :)2 · 4 days ago
Barbara LevPrayers for K9 PO Reiko for a complete and speedy recovery. Please get this baby a vest!!!01 · 1 day ago
Imelda De LunaA soldier dog and partner and many others like him have all my respect. I pray for a quick recovery for this brave soldier and partner. Get better soon Reiko were all rooting for you.1 · 3 days ago
Margaret MortPraying for a full recovery I love all K-9's get better soon12 hours ago
Joyce CherkezianOur prayers our with this 4 legged hero. God bless our working dogs and their human partners. We owe the K-9's a debt of gratitude and being good stewards of all living creatures.19 hours ago
Nora CulverYes, please get this K9 a vest. Thank you for your service get well soon and keep on getting the bad guys and keep your handler and community safe. God bless you and someone please donate a vest for this amazing K9 Reiko.2 days ago
Janet RoseGet well K-9 Officer Reiko!!! And may the shooter get what's coming to him!!!2 days ago
Congratulations to K9 Fozzie of the Milton Police Department in MASS. on his recent vest award. Pictured with his partner, Officer Kristen Chipman. ... See MoreSee Less
Milton Police Department awarded K-9 vests through nationwide non profit event.
The Milton Police Department and Officer Kristen Chipman and K9 Fozzie has been awarded a ballistic vest thanks to a non...
Thanks to Officer Tim Browne of Colorado Springs for sharing this photo of his K9 partner Blitz in his new vest. The donation was made to Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. by an anonymous sponsor. ... See MoreSee Less
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.
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.