Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (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, we’ve donated over 3,000 protective vests to K9s in all 50 states.
Criteria for qualifying for a K9 vest. To qualify a K9, please fill out the 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
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 to you within 48 hours. This online form is not an 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a current vest or a vest on order through another means, an application for a replacement may be submitted once it is out of date.