We are so grateful for the service of our nation’s retired Police K-9 and Military Working Dog Heroes that we want to honor them in retirement, and ensure the best quality of life for them, by providing assistance with medical costs, food, and end of duty services. We rely on donors like you to fund our project​ because there are no public funds for police and military working dogs.


Safety Publications© along with Giving Through Safety© has partnered with Project K-9 Hero© to educate the public via professional speaking, conferences, mail and email on the costs and responsibilities that are necessary when adopting or caring for a retired Military Working Dog or Police K-9 Hero.


While a K-9’s medical costs are fully covered by their local, state or federal law enforcement agency when they are working, in most circumstances these costs are no longer covered once they retire. In almost all instances, the responsibility for caring for the retired hero falls solely on the K-9 handler or a volunteer(s) who adopt the animal. K-9 Heroes are worked until they can no longer perform their duties due to health reasons. During this time of their life, they need our help the most to make sure they are able to live a comfortable life and are able to enjoy their retirement for as long as possible.

K-9’s accepted into Project K-9 Hero will be selected by the existing board members. Owners of retired K-9’s will need to submit an application, bio of the K-9’s career and several photos of the K-9 working and at home. The board will look at each application thoroughly and allow a retired K-9 in the program if the funds are available to support it. Through your donation, we look forward to taking in as many Retired K-9 Heroes as we can support, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable retirement in return for their dedication to supporting us and our communities. If your interested in helping out; or you would like to learn how you can get your Retired K-9 Hero into our program, please email us a brief description and background on your K-9 to receive an application from our Board of Directors.

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