Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in MA.  Our mission is to raise awareness and much-needed funds to provide bullet-and-stab-protective vests at no cost to law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.   Since 2009, our organization has  donated over 3,400 K9 ballistic vests, 800 K9 opioid reversal NARCAN Kits, over $75,000 of K9 medical insurance premiums through our Healthcare for K9 Heroes program, over $25,000 in medial first aid kits and 1 Chevy Tahoe custom fitted for a K9 Unit  through our Law Enforcement SUV Giveaway with the funds raised through contributions, grants and fundraising events.

To start the application process**, please fill out the Inquiry Form below.

Please do not submit this form unless all requirements below are met:
  • K9 must be actively employed in the United States (law enforcement/first responders only, currently we do not vest military K9s)
  • K9 must be certified with his/her current handler
  • K9 must be at least 20 months of age 
  • K9 does not have a current issue ballistic vest
  • K9 is not scheduled for retirement within 12 months of the date of inquiry 


** Please note this is a two step process.  Once the K9 has been qualified through this “Vest Inquiry Form” and it has been submitted, a full application will be emailed to you within 48 hours.    This online form is not the application**

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a current vest or a vest on order through another means, an application for a replacement may be submitted once it is out of date.