Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to donate bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the country. We donate only the most advanced, USA made, certified, state-of-the-art bullet and stab protective vests to provide ultimate protection for K9s. Because of an exclusive partnership with the manufacturer, each donation of just $950 makes it possible to provide a vest to one K9 in the United States. Each certified vest has a retail value between $1,795 – $2,234, a warranty of 5 years, and is custom fitted to each dog.
VIK9s was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies obtain this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,000 protective vests, in all 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of over 5.7 million dollars.
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.
You can help protect our K9 officers in your state and across the country by making a donation of any size today!