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K9 Zeva of the Marysville Police Department is now vested & protected, thanks to VIK9s! Zeva is now protected with her bullet and stab protective vest, which is embroidered with “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.”

Zeva, it's an honor to protect you!

Want to learn how you can sponsor a vest for more hard-working K9s like Zeva? Check out our site! .
We're kicking off the weekend with another handsome K9 who is now vested & protected with a protective vest from VIK9s!

This time, it's K9 Onyx of the Norman County Sheriff’s Office. Onyx's vest was sponsored by Deborah Bell of Avon, IN and embroidered "This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Onyx, it's an honor to protect you! Thank you for your service! Stay safe!

Wanna help us vest and protect more K9s like Onyx? Visit our site and join us!

We are deeply saddened to share the sad news that K9 Dax of Lake County Sheriff’s Office, IL has passed away.

K9 Dax’s legacy will forever live on with the people of Lake County who are mourning his loss.

On March 3, 2024, K9 Dax was injured while apprehending a person who had committed several felonies and was fleeing. K9 Dax injured his neck and spine, which resulted in temporary paralysis to his hindquarters.  K9 Dax was subsequently diagnosed with cervical and thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) and lumbosacral IVDD exasperated during his apprehension on March 3rd.  K9 Dax went through intensive physical therapy following the injury.

K9 Dax’s team of veterinarians determined that, for his physical wellbeing, he would not be able to return to active duty.  He was retired from service in March and on April 10, 2024, the community gathered to celebrate K9 Dax’s loyal and dedicated service to the people of Lake County. His health, unfortunately, continued deteriorating.

K9 Dax’s partner, Deputy John Forlenza previously said, “There is no way to quantify or properly express what Dax’s service has meant to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the Lake County community, his supporters across the nation, and especially me. But I cannot refrain from stating that his service has been exemplary, and most importantly, he has saved countless lives, including my own.  I am proud to have been his handler and best friend for the last nine years. Dax is a true hero and well deserving of the rest and love that waits for him in his retirement. I’d like to especially thank Dax’s supporters, team of veterinarians, trainers, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and my family and friends for all their support throughout his career.”

Sheriff John D. Idleburg said, “K9 Dax will always hold a special place in our hearts, and we are incredibly saddened by his passing.  K9 Dax will be remembered for the lives he saved, violent offenders he apprehended, and drugs he kept from being distributed in our community.  Please keep the Forlenza family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Vested Interests in K9s offers our sincere condolences to Dax’s handler, family blood and blue and to all who knew and loved him.

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Vested Interest in K9s is donating FREE NARCAN kits to working K9s across the US. These kits are crucial to reverse the negative effects that occur when K9s come into contact with opioids.
Any law enforcement agency or search and rescue group that meets the criteria listed on our website is eligible for a FREE NARCAN KIT.
Protecting K9s is our Priority!

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We absolutely love when our vested K9s and their handlers get the recognition and spotlight in their local media!!

This time, it’s a K9 Thorvi and Conan from the Royal Oaks Police Department, showing off their new bullet and stab protective vests, donated by VIK9s.

Check out this great interview to learn more about these great K9s! We are so honored to help protect you both ❤️
Way to go, K9 Milo!

K9 Milo, who was vested by VIK9s in 2019, recently helped take down an armed suspect at a local Colorado Springs Walmart. The suspect, Eric Dixon was wanted for charges tied to domestic violence and felony menacing. After Colorado Springs police units observed Eric Dixon inside the store with the victim, they attempted to apprehend him, but he began to flee in foot. K9 Milo was deployed and successfully stopped Dixon from continuing to run.

Great work, Milo! Thank you for keeping your community safe! It’s an honor to vest and protect you!

To learn how you can help us keep more K9s safe while they serve their communities, visit us at !

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- K9 #NARCAN Kits
- K9 #Healthcare
- K9 #FirstAid Kits
....and more!

All of our programs are at NO COST to any #k9team, #k9unit, #k9handler, or department - EVER!!

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Saluting a true hero! K9 Dax, a decorated member of the Lake County Sheriff's Office, is retiring after nearly a decade of dedicated service. We are happy to hear that Dax's illustrious career will be honored alongside Deputy John Forlenza.

Dax's contributions include locating over 400 missing persons and felons, detecting illegal drugs, seizing cash and firearms, and excelling in regional and national competitions. He's not just a canine star on TV but also a recipient of prestigious awards like the 2018 K9s of Valor Foundation 'K9 of the Year' and the 2023 Illinois Law Enforcement Medal of Honor. Thank you, K9 Dax, for your unwavering commitment to keeping our communities safe!

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🐾 Exciting News! Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department K9 Raptor is now safer with a "Healthcare for K9 Heroes" Grant from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.! 🎉 Based in East Taunton, MA, this nonprofit goes above and beyond, providing protective gear and support to our furry law enforcement heroes nationwide. They're keeping tails wagging by extending their "Healthcare for K9 Heroes" medical insurance program into 2024, ensuring these brave dogs get the care they need. Since 2016, they've contributed over $392,459 to medical reimbursement programs, thanks to your generous donations! 🙌 #SupportK9Heroes #ProtectAndServe
2024 VIK9s Calendars are STILL AVAILABLE! Featuring 12 months of gorgeous photos that highlight the remarkable four-legged heroes and their partners who give their hearts and lives to protect our local communities.

100% of the purchase price goes directly to fund our mission thanks to volunteer K9 teams and photographers.

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EOW: 1/14/2024
Corson County Sheriff's Office, SD
EOW: 1/13/2024
Howard County Sheriff's Office, IN
EOW: 11/13/2023
University Hospital Police Department, OH
EOW: 12/21/20223
Connecticut State Police Department, CT
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