Vesting America's Police K-9's

$23,965 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 405 people in 43 months
We are Vesting America's Police K-9's, and we are based out of Washington County, Utah.

The purpose of our group is to raise money to buy bullet proof & stab resistant vests for Police K-9's in need throughout Utah, and other areas of the country.

The vests, manufactured by Bullet Blocker of Boston, MA, are the lightest on the market at only 2-1/2 pounds.  They are military grade, made of Kevlar, and are rated level IIIa (can stop up to a .44 magnum point blank, and up to a 4" blade).

Our providers at TREAD Armament & Weaponry can get these vests for $800.

Our next dogs in line are from Iron County, Utah:


(Duco, with handler Officer Clint Pollock)


(Pajko, with handler Officer Jason Thomas)


(Heinz, with handler Deputy Shawn Peterson)


(Monky, with handler Deputy Adam Burton)



*  Please note ~ money contributed will be used towards current Police K-9's in need.  If Tank does not reach his 1 million likes mark by the time he finishes his training next year, the money for his vest will come either out of this account, or from direct fundraisers that we hold *

Thank you for your help!
+ Read More
We will no longer be accepting donations for K-9 Payne or K-9 Zeus from North Carolina!!

+ Read More
We are currently at $21,840; the next $1600 raised will be used to buy our lightweight, flexible bullet proof & stab resistant vests for K-9's Payne & Zeus of the Pembroke Police Department in North Carolina.

K-9 Payne was shot 7 times this morning (Saturday, November 19, 2016); he is currently recovering with his family by his side.

Let's get both of these brave boys protected!
K-9 Zeus and Officer Ryan Locklear
K-9 Payne and Officer Jason Hunt
+ Read More
We have some EXCELLENT NEWS to share!!

WE OFFICIALLY HAVE OUR 501(c)3 STATUS NOW!! We are officially a non-profit charity! Our EIN # is 47-4812520, and we will be found in the 501(c)(3) listings by the end of the month.

Your donations are now fully tax deductible! We still have 9 Police K-9's from around the country on our waiting list, hoping to get one of these 2-1/2 pound, level NIJ IIIa, flexible (designed to move with the dog) bullet proof & stab resistant vests!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.658816060886046.1073741840.563198287114491&type=3

Our providers at TREAD Armament & Weaponry can get these vests for us at their cost: $800

http://www.facebook.com/VestAPoliceK9

http://www.treadarmament.com
+ Read More
New cover video!

Our manufacturer, Bullet Blocker of Boston, MA, donated one of their 2-1/2 pound, level NIJ IIIA (can stop up to a .44 magnum, and up to a 4" blade) to K-9 Officer Loki of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in Nevada on April 21, 2015.

K-9 Loki's handler, Sgt Joshua Bitsko, put Loki through the obstacle course to show that our lightweight, thin, flexible, custom fit vests will not weigh the dog down, nor will it restrict their movements.

Our providers at TREAD Armament & Weaponry can get these vests for our group at their cost: $800.

http://www.facebook.com/VestAPoliceK9

http://www.treadarmament.com

http://www.bulletblocker.com
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Dan Nelson
43 months ago

What if I want to buy Tanks vest for him regardless of the amount of likes he gets, how would I go about doing that?

+ Read More
Cathy Williams
43 months ago
6
6

Dan Nelson ~ Thank you SO much for that very generous offer! Please call my partner, Nick Whitney, at 1-435-619-9700 or 1-615-339-3721. He can make sure your donation gets set aside in a special account only for Tank. (Again, Thank You)!!

+ Read More
Andrew Predmore
43 months ago
3
3

How do I find out if a similar program exist for my county Sheriff dept.? Wood co. Ohio

+ Read More
Sarah Brookshire
43 months ago
2
2

Looking for a Police K9 organization to do a fundraiser for and was interested to know the following: Does your program support K9 vests all over the country or mainly in Utah? Do you know of a Georgia or California vesting program? How does your group select which location will get the next vest?

+ Read More
Dianne Branson
40 months ago
1
1

How would I go about getting our dog a vest from Martinez Pd, In California ?

+ Read More
Kim Sterner McConahay
29 months ago

I just made a donation, but my comment didn't show up. I want to make sure the funds are credited to my grand-puppy's donations! It should read: For K-9 Chloe of Wyoming - Stay safe Chloe girl!

+ Read More
Cathy Williams
40 months ago

Hi, Dianne Branson ~ Thanks for your inquiry about getting a vest for your local Police K-9! You can have the K-9 handler call our partners at TREAD Armament & Weaponry at 1-435-619-9700, and request that the dog be put on our waiting list. Or, to help the dog get the vest much faster, you could help raise some money by following the tips we put in this post (these are the exact methods that our group uses to raise money): https://www.facebook.com/VestAPoliceK9/posts/627711580663161 --- After you raise $750, you can specify that it be used to benefit that dog from your local department. Good luck, and don't hesitate to call us if you have any questions!

+ Read More
Cathy Williams
43 months ago

Sarah Brookshire ~ at this point, we are primarily going to be concentrating on the southwest United States; we will attempt to fulfill some requests from Police K9 handlers from other areas of the country.

+ Read More
Cathy Williams
43 months ago

Andrew Predmore ~ I know there is a Vest Ohio K-9's group in your area. Both of our groups do similar work ~ raising money to put vests on Police K-9's. I think the main difference is who we buy from...as best as I'm aware, they use Elite K-9, where as we use Bullet Blocker of Boston, MA. Please go to Elite K-9's site to check out their dog vests , and also call my partner at TREAD Armament & Weaponry (1-435-619-9700 or 1-615-339-3721) to learn about the vests that we offer. Then you can make a more informed decision about which group you'd like to help you. We'd love to have you on our team, but again, I know there is a Vest Ohio K-9's group. After checking out both vests, then you can decide better what works best for you. I hope that helps you!

+ Read More
Kris Spraggins
43 months ago

Then your one cool guy

+ Read More

$23,965 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 405 people in 43 months
Created June 2, 2015
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
VB
$10
Vicki Binion
2 months ago

God Bless

CB
$20
Carrie Beckstrand
5 months ago
1
1

For K9 Reno, from Albuquerque, NM

PK
$50
Patti Klawans
7 months ago

Please use for K9 Vader Oklahoma

$25
Anonymous
7 months ago
SB
$800
Susan Brashear
9 months ago
1
1

This donation is for a fully funded vest for K9 Officer Ricco with the Greenfield, Ohio PD. Thanks for all you do.

$20
Anonymous
15 months ago
$15
Anonymous
23 months ago
Dan Nelson
43 months ago

What if I want to buy Tanks vest for him regardless of the amount of likes he gets, how would I go about doing that?

+ Read More
Cathy Williams
43 months ago
6
6

Dan Nelson ~ Thank you SO much for that very generous offer! Please call my partner, Nick Whitney, at 1-435-619-9700 or 1-615-339-3721. He can make sure your donation gets set aside in a special account only for Tank. (Again, Thank You)!!

+ Read More
Andrew Predmore
43 months ago
3
3

How do I find out if a similar program exist for my county Sheriff dept.? Wood co. Ohio

+ Read More
Sarah Brookshire
43 months ago
2
2

Looking for a Police K9 organization to do a fundraiser for and was interested to know the following: Does your program support K9 vests all over the country or mainly in Utah? Do you know of a Georgia or California vesting program? How does your group select which location will get the next vest?

+ Read More
Dianne Branson
40 months ago
1
1

How would I go about getting our dog a vest from Martinez Pd, In California ?

+ Read More
Kim Sterner McConahay
29 months ago

I just made a donation, but my comment didn't show up. I want to make sure the funds are credited to my grand-puppy's donations! It should read: For K-9 Chloe of Wyoming - Stay safe Chloe girl!

+ Read More
Cathy Williams
40 months ago

Hi, Dianne Branson ~ Thanks for your inquiry about getting a vest for your local Police K-9! You can have the K-9 handler call our partners at TREAD Armament & Weaponry at 1-435-619-9700, and request that the dog be put on our waiting list. Or, to help the dog get the vest much faster, you could help raise some money by following the tips we put in this post (these are the exact methods that our group uses to raise money): https://www.facebook.com/VestAPoliceK9/posts/627711580663161 --- After you raise $750, you can specify that it be used to benefit that dog from your local department. Good luck, and don't hesitate to call us if you have any questions!

+ Read More
Cathy Williams
43 months ago

Sarah Brookshire ~ at this point, we are primarily going to be concentrating on the southwest United States; we will attempt to fulfill some requests from Police K9 handlers from other areas of the country.

+ Read More
Cathy Williams
43 months ago

Andrew Predmore ~ I know there is a Vest Ohio K-9's group in your area. Both of our groups do similar work ~ raising money to put vests on Police K-9's. I think the main difference is who we buy from...as best as I'm aware, they use Elite K-9, where as we use Bullet Blocker of Boston, MA. Please go to Elite K-9's site to check out their dog vests , and also call my partner at TREAD Armament & Weaponry (1-435-619-9700 or 1-615-339-3721) to learn about the vests that we offer. Then you can make a more informed decision about which group you'd like to help you. We'd love to have you on our team, but again, I know there is a Vest Ohio K-9's group. After checking out both vests, then you can decide better what works best for you. I hope that helps you!

+ Read More
Kris Spraggins
43 months ago

Then your one cool guy

+ Read More
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.