The mission of nonprofit Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is to spread awareness about and raise much-needed funds to provide bullet and stab protective vests to law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. The 501c (3) Massachusetts based organization offers ballistic K9 vests at no cost to the law enforcement agencies through an application process.
Criteria for applying for a K9 vest. Please do not submit this form unless all requirements below are met:
- K9 must be actively employed in the United States
- K9 must be certified with his/her current handler
- K9 must be at least 20 months of age
THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OR RELATED AGENCY.
** Please note this is a two step process. Once the K9 has been qualified through this “Vest Inquiry Form” and it has been submitted, an application will be emailed within 48 hours. **
Vest awards are given on a first come first served basis as funds become available. The application does not guarantee a K9 vest will be awarded. If a K9 has a current vest or a vest on order through another means, an application may be submitted once it is out of date.