sells these vests to us for just above wholesale,
to help us put your hard-earned donations
to provide the best quality at the best price.
Every $900 buys a bulletproof vest
Suzanne Saunders, K-9 Armor Co-Founder, Treasurer
and Webdiva thanks Jason Worth, former President
of Banner Uniform for these K-9 Armor bulletproof
Made from the same Kevlar® bulletproof
cloth as their human partners, covering all
the vital organs. All K9 Handlers wear NIJ
0101.06 Type III-A and their vest covers all
the vital organs. If their K9 is wearing K-9
Armor, they wear the same level
Over 80 K9 Heroes protected with K-9 Armor
promises 100 percent of your donations go only
to bulletproof vests for police dogs, no other
When you donate for a vest, you choose which
K9 Hero to protect.
See below for a list of generous sponsors
who helped protect our K9 Heroes and the K9
Associations who bestow the honor of protecting
the police dogs who lay down their lives to
to Frank Skubal, President of Banner Uniform,
who purchased Banner Uniform from Jason Worth,
and honored our agreement to purchase the KEVLAR® vests
NIJ (National Institute of Justice) standard
for police officers, Level IIIA, fitted to
each dog including patches for their
are all protected by three bulletproof panels.
Thank you Banner Uniform and Point Blank Body
for helping us
protect all the police dogs of California.
K-9 Armor promises all our vests are
the same standard as their human partners and
always have been, set by National
Institute of Justice (NIJ) currently level
IIIA. This level
a .44 slug, 7 times bigger bullet than older
type II. All Handlers are wearing minimum
type IIIA (three A) and we believe the police
deserve the same quality and protection,
our vests also cover all the vital organs,
holes for four legs instead of two.
K-9 Armor receives
than half of the $1300 retail. Thank
you all the staff at Banner
at Point Blank Body Armor, the manufacturer
of the underbelly Type IIIA for dogs, for
granting us the best price to protect
dogs with the best in body armor.
Richmond PD K9 Sabre was K9 Armor
Success #20. In 2011 we began posting receipts
to keep track of how many K9 Heroes we protected
and show Sponsors proof your donations protected
the K9 Heroes we love. Click below to see actual
amount paid for each vest.
K9 Armor vest receipts. Click each link below
to view pdf.
Thank you Friends
of WCPD K9s for the honor of protecting
all your West Covina P.D. K9 Heroes and to
an anonymous angel who donated to protect
K9 Reiko and just donated again to protect
another K9 Hero at the Orange County Police
Canine Association trials.
Congratulations West Covina
P.D. K9 Reiko wearing his Medal of Valor awarded
by the city for
surviving a gunshot to protect his partner,
Officer Rodriguez. Thanks to donations to K9Armor.com
we protect these K9 Heroes.
K9 Armor Cofounder Suzanne Saunders with West
Covina PD Officer Matt Bowman and K9 Rec
We gave West Covina PD K9 Rec and K9 Rocky
K9 Armor bulletproof vests in loving memory
of Riverside Sheriff K9 Sultan.
2015 our Angels, Mike and Krista Pennington pledged for two more vests,
bringing the total to 15 OCPCA K9 Heroes
have protected with K9 Armor.
We have the honor of protecting OCPCA President & Placentia PD Officer
Chris Anderson's K9 Habo, Fullerton PD K9 Jax and Mueller and Rotar and
Westminster PD K9 Pako.
Westminster PD K9 Pako and Officer Hartman with K9Armor.com cofounder, Suzanne Saunders, photos by Frank D'Amato, OC
We are proud to have protected Orange County K9 Heroes including Anaheim
PD K9 Bruno and Halo and Cisko and Ares and Guenther and Krieger, Cypress
PD K9 Sem, Fullerton PD K9 Jax and Mueller and Rotar, Huntington Beach
PD K9 Xavi, Santa Ana PD K9 Puskas, Orange PD K9 Lycan and Manhattan
PD K9 Bozi (pronounced Bozzi).
We met an Anonymous Angel who donated for West Covina PD K9 Reiko and
came all the way to Orange County Police Canine Association trials to donate
for a second vest.
Friends donated as their birthday present at the request of Pamela Roossin,
co-owner of OC Guns. Thanks
to donations of over $900 we will protect more Orange County K9 Heroes.
Come by their store to see their selection and support them collecting
donations to support your local K9 Heroes.
K9 Kisses from Suzanne, K9Armor.com cofounder
and Riverside Sheriff - San Jacinto PD Deputy
Wallace and K9 Kyra. Photo by Rebecca Daugherty
who also donated for a K9 Armor vest.
Thank you Rich Holt
Materials for donating $900 to give a K9
Armor vest to Riverside Sheriff - San Jacinto
PD K9 Officer Wallace for his new partner K9
Kyra in loving memory of his first K9 partner
Riverside Sheriff K9 Sultan EOW 01-21-2015.
Riverside Sheriff - San Jacinto PD Deputy
Wallace and K9 Kyra. Photo by Rebecca Daugherty
who also donated for a K9 Armor vest.
Owners Patrick and Kay Moody and Assistant Manager Christienne
Hudson and her beautiful family all pitched
in to hold a Raffle with neat prizes and Dog
Wash Charity Day that raised an Amazing $1400.00!
We met our goal of at least one vest for the two, new K9 Heroes
in training for Riverside Sheriff's Dept.
We also met some very generous locals and their very lovable canine
companions and Riverside Sheriff - Temecula
PD Deputies Cramer and K9 Rudy and Corporal
Staat and K9 Astin, came down to shake paws
and get a wash!
Thanks also to the kind veterinary experts of VCA
El Rancho Animal Hospital of Temecula who came to show
support and give prizes and the Hot Dog Ladies
who supplied delicious treats for the human
volunteers paid for by the generous Dogtopia
Super fun and success and nose kisses from K9Armor.com and Dogtopia,
we make a good team and we are very grateful
for your sponsorship.
Thanks to fabulous reporter Kate Brown for her Windsor
Times article which
inspired Windsor residents Paula and Scott Rymer to donate $900
Scout and another Windsor local Virginia, in loving memory of
her brother, John McKinney that K9 Sasha should also have a
vest. How generous of you and how grateful we are to our lovely
sponsors. The Deputies and their families send nose kisses
of thanks for these police dogs guard the prisons, the streets
and at home, their beloved families.
That allowed us to give a vest, honor our sponsors
bring K9 Scout and
Sasha on board.
Hugs from Sonoma Sheriff K9 Sasha
and Scout. Donate on K9Armor.com to protect K9 Sasha (in the
background) who guards the Sonoma County Jail.
Thanks to Sonoma
Sheriff K9 Association & Windsor
Police Chief Chris Spallino for bringing
together a show of support of the magnificent
Sonoma K9 Heroes to present a vest to Windsor
PD K9 Jags thanks to a donation by Windsor
residents Liz Acosta & Stephen
Windsor, CA for donating to give a K9 Armor vest
to protect Sonoma Sheriff - Windsor Police
K9 Jags in Loving Memory of her dad, Milpitas
Police Chief Frank Acosta.
In Loving Memory of Milpitas Police
Chief Frank Acosta.
Pictured back row L-R Stephen Rios, Sonoma
Sheriff - Windsor PD Deputy Brian Parks and
Liz Acosta, front row K9 Jags and K9
Armor cofounder Suzanne Saunders
Thanks to the Hawthorne
Police K9 Assoc. for
the honor of protecting your K9 Heroes. Thank
you Victoria Sechrist Boydd for donating with
her sisters $1600 in loving memory of their
mom, Virginia Sechrist.
Daisy, Vicky, Violet and Diana, the Sechrist
Angels who donated in loving memory of their
Hawthorne PD Officer Galindo and the daughters
of Virginia Sechrist who donated $1600 to
protect the K9 Heroes of Hawthorne. Photo
by Victoria Sechrist Boydd.
Hugs from the beautiful Portofino
Hotel Marina in Redondo
Beach with Suzanne Saunders, K9Armor.com
& Hawthorne PD K9 Heroes Officer Galindo & K9 Chicko with
Victoria Sechrist Boydd & Rebecca Daugherty.
K9 Chicko wearing his K9 Armor vest thanks
to a donation In Loving Memory of Virginia
Sechrist from her family, & loving
$1800 for two more vests for K9 Heroes
on the Hawthorne PD SWAT Team.
Thank you Napa
Police K9 Unit for the honor of protecting your K9 Heroes with
K9 Armor. Thank you Napa Police Chief Potter
and Lt. Debbie Peecook for inviting us to Napa
PD K9 Rocky's swearing-in ceremony July 28,
2015 at Napa City Hall.
Thank you Napa
Valley Register for this awesome article, click the picture
of Lt. Peecook swearing in Napa PD K9 Rocky with a little help
from his partner, Officer Brett Muratori
Thank you sponsors
Sheri and Thomas Hundley, owners of Spinnaker
Napa, for donating to protect Napa Police K9
Napa PD K9 Rocky shakes paws with Thomas Hundley, owner of Spinnaker
Electric to say thank you for donating to K9Armor.com
Napa Police Chief Potter, Thomas and Sheri Hundley of Napa, Napa
PD K9 Rocky & Officer Brett Muratori and K9 Armor
cofounder Suzanne Saunders
Thank you Ms. Maureen O'Donnell of Torrance, for $900.00 to protect
Torrance PD K9 Nico!
Thank you Judy Kline, who happens to be Officer Lara's mother-in-law,
and who encouraged a fundraiser by her students
of Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance,
CA, for donating $545.50 to help toward protecting
Torrance Police K9 Nemo. We used collections
of donations especially at Christmas to make
up the rest to donate a vest to Officer Lara
for Nemo, the K9 partner he depends on with his
Hugs from Torrance Police Officer Lara and K9
Nemo wearing his bulletproof vest with K9Armor.com
co-founder Suzanne Saunders.
Riverside ACC Officer Tiffany Fuller, Hemet
PD Officer Matt Gomez & K9 Jack giving
kisses to K9 Armor Cofounder Suzanne
you Connie Mlynarski, we
will protect three K9 Heroes
and inspire more people to donate to protect
future K9 Heroes
who will need K9 Armor vests.
Thank you beautiful Mission
Inn in Riverside,
for hosting our K9 Armor Vest Presentation
ceremony and providing refreshments in a
space in the
Oriental Garden to give these vests in loving
memory of Riverside Sheriff K9 Sultan. Sultan
was shot and killed in Hemet on January 21,
received a donation of $2625 from Connie Mlynarski
for 3 vests in
loving memory of her husband, Robert Mlynarski.
K9 Armor Cofounder Suzanne Saunders, Riverside
PD Officer Dave Taylor with K9 Chacko and
sponsors Connie and daughter Kristina Mlynarski
Fargo Foundation Ms. Sandy Cha Mumper, Vice President, Community Affairs Officer for
$500 in 2015,
and Ruth Ramirez, Oakmont Branch Manager for $750 in 2011.
March 2015 Sandy donated $500 for the K9 Heroes
of Central California from Stockton to Ventura.
We just gave a bulletproof K9 Armor vest to
protect Bishop PD K9 X-ray and we gave ten K9
Armor vests to Stockton PD including one for
newest K9 Road Warrior K9 Rex. We are raising
donations for three new Stanislaus County Sheriff
K9 Heroes, honored to have given ten K9 Armor
vests to their K9 Heroes.
In 2011 Ruth donated
for a K9 Armor vest for Sonoma County Sheriff
K9 Axl who gave nose kisses of thanks to Suzanne
Saunders, Co-Founder of K-9 Armor. Many thanks
to Stephen Hall for this excellent photo.
Special thanks to Ruth Ramirez, Oakmont Branch
Manager of Wells Fargo for sponsoring K9 Axl.
Thank you Mike and Linda Hirabayashi and
Tucker, for your fourth generous
donation $875.00 and previous donations of
$750 in 2011, $500 in 2012 & $875.00
in 2013 to protect
the police dogs who lay down their lives
to protect us, with a special love of Malinois!
The Malinois police dog we needed to
cover in 2012 was K9 Smoke for Stanislaus
County Sheriff. He needed a little makeup
for the Wish
on Facebook that raised enough for almost
2 vests. Thanks to Mike & Linda & Tucker,
we were able to make up the difference so
all of their beautiful dogs can wear a vest
and Smoke is a Malinois K9 Hero!
In 2013 the next Malinois
was Mariposa Sheriff K9 Zeus who waited a
year in need of a bulletproof vest, thanks
Mike & Linda by January 2014 we could
K9 Armor Cofounder Suzanne Saunders measures Stanislaus County Sheriff
K9 Smoke while Deputy Thompson gives approval and smiles.
Stay tuned for which Mailnois needs a vest
to start the 2015 year.
Thank you Mike & Linda for protecting
another K9 Hero with K9 Armor.
Thank you Robert Young & wife
Tracy, who stopped Sonoma County Sheriff Deputy
Mason on the street and offered to sponsor
a K9 Armor vest for K9 Rocky. Then they donated
a second time for K9 Falko. Now in 2014 they
donated $1000 to protect the next K9 Hero who
Armor vest. Awesome of you! We also donated
bulletproof vests to
Sheriff K9 Heroes Axl, Karl and Yak, who inherited
after Axl retired.
Nose kisses from Sonoma Sheriff K9 Rocky &
Suzanne Saunders, K-9 Armor. Photo by Deputy
Thank you Dr. Gold & Nadya Simon, Veterinary
Assistant at St Helena Veterinary Hospital
for treating our K9 Heroes and donating for
St. Helena PD K9 Djino and Napa County Sheriff
Birthday Savannah Stevens of Cupertino!
you for your donation
on September 29, 2014, starting with
$110 in 2010 and $80 June 2011 and $135.00 on August 5, 2013. Your donations
in lieu of gifts from your friends, helps
us to succeed protecting
all the K9 Heroes you see in the pictures
that follow on this page. Savannah's mother is
a veterinarian and so we thought you would
appreciate the following collage.
County Sheriff K9 Nash receiving
a K9 Armor bulletproof vest
Paid for by
his veterinary technician Nadya
Simon and delivered by K9 Armor cofounder
Suzanne Saunders at the St Helena Veterinary
Hospital on Deputy Thompson's
birthday. A fitting tribute with pictures
taken by Dr. Gold's wife who donated together
to protect St. Helena Police K9 Djino.
to Savannah in Cupertino and her friends, instead
of a birthday present when she turned nine
years-old, she and her friends made a donation
of $110.00 to help protect all the police dogs
who send nose kisses of thanks! Every year
since then she's raised funds in lieu of a
gift again. What a great example you set for
the world, generosity is a virtue in every
language and the donations from you mean the
gift of life for the K9 Heroes we love!
Order K9 Heroes Shirts and Caps click to open
Rose Borisow web site GraFX.
Thank you Officer Rose!!
Thank you Officer Rose Borisow, for donating
your talents designing these beautiful shirts
Purchase a hat or shirt from Rose, and a portion
goes to K-9 Armor!
Handler of K9 Robbie: Officer Stephen McLean
Dept: West Covina P.D.
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Status: Added October 30, 2013. By October 2014 K9 Robbie
had a vest but we need 2 more.
Donate to protect future West Covina PD K9 Heroes.
Retail for each vest the officers wear is $1300, for officers on
two legs or four.
We give them the same Kevlar Level IIIA ballistic vests for FREE
for all their K9 Heroes.
Every law enforcement police dog in California qualifies for a free
K9 Armor vest.
Every $875 donation protects
the police dog of your choice.
County Sheriff K9 Chico. Photo by Deputy Jesse
Deputy Mark Wallace & K9
Sultan, Riverside County Sheriff & San
Thank you Todd & Judy Zervas for donating
$1750 in December 2013 for two Riverside County
Deputy Mark Wallace has been with the Riverside
County Sheriff’s Department for eight
years and has worked at the Indio Jail and
the Hemet and San Jacinto Patrol Stations.
While working for the Sheriff’s Department,
Deputy Wallace has had the opportunity serving
the communities of Valle Vista, Idyllwild,
Anza, and the City of San Jacinto.
Deputy Wallace was the
K9 Handler in San Jacinto with his partner, “Sultan”.
Sultan was a two year old mixed Belgian Malinois
/ German Shepherd from Slovakia. Sultan was
trained to locate hidden articles of evidence
and to apprehend dangerous suspects.
Wallace and Sultan patrolled
of San Jacinto from November 2013 to January
21, 2015 Sultan was shot in
the neck and died soon after at a hospital.
If a K9 Hero takes up the fight to join forces
with Deputy Wallace, and if he needs a different
size vest, we will replace it.
Sultan took the bullet that would have killed
his partner if hit in the same spot.
We salute your sacrifice Sultan, you were
a true K9 Hero.
Our sympathies and prayers to Deputy Wallace.
Suzanne Saunders, K9Armor.com Co-founder, and
Mike and Krista Pennington sponsors of over
10 K9 Armor vests. Photo by Officer Shirley
Sumner for OCPCA.org
you Stephanie at the Courtyard Marriott in
Anaheim for free parking
special care. Stephanie supports
the Anaheim PD K9 Team and appreciates we protected
their K9 Heroes. We give K9 Armor vests at
the Orange County Police Canine Association
yearly K9 Benefit Show at Anaheim Glover Stadium.
Click "Marriott" to
make a reservation at any Marriott Hotel.
In loving memory of Dakobe
thanks to Mike and Krista Pennington of Foothill
Their first donation of $1750 protected
Anaheim PD K9 Cisko and Huntington Beach PD
Armor bulletproof vests.
Another big thank you for a second donation
of $1750 for Anaheim PD K9 Ares and Orange
PD K9 Lycan.
2012 the Amazing Penningtons donated another
$500 directly to Orange County Police Canine
Assoc. for their program and all the good
things they do for their police dogs, and
another generous donation of $1750 for Anaheim
PD K9 Guenther and Fullerton PD K9 Mueller.
2013 our Superhero Sponsors
returned and thank you Mike for taking
a picture of Anaheim PD K9 Bruno, whose K-9
Armor vest was sponsored
Mike & Krista
donated another $1750 for Anaheim PD K9 Krieger,
the final police dog to need a vest on the
Anaheim K9 Unit, and for Cypress PD K9 Sem.
2014 our Angels the Penningtons donated
for three K9 Heroes.
2015 they made a pledge for two
more Orange County K9 Heroes.
You are so generous,
thank you angels Krista and Mike!
Read this beautiful note, the first time
we heard from them,
"We would like 1 vest to be donated
in our name and the other to be donated
as a memorial to our Akita Dakobe.
Thanks again for all that you do !
Mike & Krista Pennington"
Pictured left to right, Huntington Beach PD
Officer Ricci and K9 Xavi, OCPCA former President
Irvine PD Officer Bob Smith, K9 Armor Co-founder
Saunders, Sponsors and local residents of Orange
County, Krista and Mike Pennington and Anaheim
PD Officer Bonczkiewicz
Cisko at the OCPCA Annual K9 Benefit Show 2011
at Glover Stadium, Anaheim, CA and (far right)
Cisko wearing his new, K-9 Armor vest!
Thank you OCPCA President & Placentia PD Officer
Chris Anderson and former President Irvine
for granting us the honor to protect your beautiful
dogs and for inviting us to your awesome show!
See more photos of the show and the beautiful
dogs you are helping us save from Orange County
on their web site www.ocpca.org
Thanks to continuous and generous donations
by the Penningtons they have provided over ten
bulletproof vests to Orange County Police
Orange PD Officer Gutierrez with K9 Lycan, Krista & Mike
Pennington who generously donated for six vests,
Fullerton PD Officer Miller with K9 Mueller,
K-9 Armor Co-Founder Suzanne Saunders, OCPCA
Pres. Bob Smith and Huntington Beach PD Officer
Photo by Gar Travis
Sonoma PD Officer Jeff Sherman and K9 Dickie
showing off his K-9 Armor vest donated by
the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Sonoma
Photo by Sonoma
Sonoma PD K9 Dickie gives k9
kisses to K-9 Armor co-founder Suzanne Saunders.
Thank you Ladies Auxiliary for your motto and
this donation to honor the dead by protecting
the living. God Bless All K9 Heroes.
Sonoma PD K9 Dickie gives k9
kisses to K-9 Armor co-founder Suzanne Saunders.
Photo by Sonoma P.D. Officer Jeff Sherman.
Sonoma PD K9 Dickie
Thank you Jeffrey Mullins
for $3400 & $1750
& $1750 & $3000.00
You are a true Champion for our K9 Heroes
Thank you Jeffrey Mullins for another $3500 December 2014 and $1750
in December 2013 and $1750 December 2012 for
two Stockton K9 Road Warriors and $3000 in
2011 to protect Richmond PD K9 Nero and CHP
K9 Dax covering the Bay Area including Alameda,
Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Francisco, Stanislaus,
San Jose the North Bay from Marin to Napa and
Sonoma Counties. This generous donation will
cover another four K9 Heroes. Each vest we
order for the next local K9, we make
sure to put your donations to work for your
home turf to protect those who protect us!
K-9 Armor covers all the magnificent police dogs of California
with the only police standard quality bulletproof vests covering
the abdomen, with Type IIIA at wholesale cost, each vest worth over
Richmond PD K9 Nero received a K-9 Armor bulletproof vest thanks
to Jeff Mullins!
K-9 Armor is proud to protect CHP K9 Dax
Thank you Dr Craig & Jennifer
Eastwood for donating $250 on behalf of your
We gladly mailed receipts and Christmas cards to the
following people with great appreciation to:
Jerry & Zona, Brian, Glenna, Elaine, Jerrod, John & Melissa
and daughters Angela & Sarah!
and Craig moved from California to San Antonio,
Texas. They have family and friends across the
country to the East Bay and West Hollywood, California,
we thank all the Eastwood family and friends
for their generous gifts.
Thank you Mike & Linda Hirabayashi for $875 January 1, 2014 for making
it possible to protect Zeus who waited a year.
We make no profit from our fundraising, every dollar goes toward
the next vest to a California police dog, everything
we do is out of love for these K9 Heroes.
Every police dog
protected is another victory for K9 Armor.
God Bless All K9 Heroes and the people who love and help protect
Thank you Mr Bill Cunningham, Pres/CEO
Santa Ana Police Foundation for contacting us
through Facebook to request a K9 Armor vest for
PD K9 Puskas (pictured right).
Thanks to generous sponsors who donated to the
Santa Ana Police Foundation, K9 Puskas will receive
a life-saving, K9 Armor bulletproof vest!
Thank you so much Law Enforcement Today for
the article, click the image above to read & to
artist Rose Borisow GraFX for this beautiful
shirt, which you can buy on http://teespring.com/k9support donating
a portion of profits to K-9 Armor. Love the dual
K9 & you protect his partner. Each bulletproof
vest costs $875 to protect the dogs who lay down
their lives to protect us. God Bless All K9 Heroes!
Many thanks to K-9 Unit -
A Mobile Dog Boutique
March 2013: Mobile Boutique brought in donations
of $10 and $20 for $30 total, it all adds
Thank you owner Samantha and her daughter
who makes the jewelry, for wanting to help
protect our local K9 Heroes!
Look for their Mobile Store pictured
here, offering K9 Treats and Jewelry in San
Francisco and events around the Bay Area.
Thanks to Rose Borisow GraFX for
creating & donating a portion of profits
for sales of her K9
Heroes shirt worn by Suzanne Saunders, donating
K9 Armor vest to San Pablo PD K9 Shadow. Thanks
to Renee Bowler for sponsoring Shadow & Nicole
Arbelo, Author of K9
Heroes & her fans on Facebook who helped
us vest three K9 Heroes.
San Pablo PD K9 Heroes Shadow & Officer Niemi
with K-9 Armor Cofounder Suzanne Saunders. We
also donated vests for San Pablo PD K9 Heroes Argos, Ivan & Tango. In the background
El Cerrito PD Officer Josh del Prado, we donated a bulletproof K9 Armor vest
Hero fit the
vest perfectly and carries on the good fight. Photo by CHP Sgt Romano, we
donated a K9 Armor vest for K9 Heroes Becks & Dax
Hugs from Suzanne Saunders, K-9 Armor Cofounder
& San Pablo PD K9 Heroes Shadow & Officer
Niemi. Photo by CHP Sgt Romano
Thanks to Renee Bowler for donating in Loving Memory
of Brody & Mia
Thank you San Francisco 49ers
for the signed football
We sold on eBay to Carol Dunn, who sponsored
eight K9 Heroes including Anaheim PD K9 Bruno.
Bless you Carol!
February 2nd, 2013 Our Valentine Photography
Event at Deerfield Winery was a success thanks
Pet Photography by Anne Mary Schaefer
for photography sessions with Trinity
K9 Johnny & clients who
donated to K-9 Armor. Thanks to Nicole Arbelo
for her Causes Wish raising donations
on her facebook page with fans of K9
Trinity County Sheriff Deputy Trujillo and
K9 Johnny giving K9 Kisses to Suzanne Saunders
for his K9 Armor vest paid by donations
from Nicole Arbelo and K9 Heroes fans.
Photo by Anne Mary Schaefer of Pawpawrazzi
the beautiful Deerfield
Saturday, September 10, 2011 Thanks to
everyone who came down to the Release Party
of "Running Dog Red" helping us raise $70
and shake paws with Walker, Deerfield's beloved
all of his friends to taste his new wine
and have a DOGgone good time.
Thanks to Bill Klein and Addison and Nick
and all the great staff for helping support
local dog organizations: K9 Armor, Guide
Dogs for the Blind, healthy dog treats from
Ramekins with lots of yummy human food and
we witnessed dog agility skills hosted by
We donated a vest to Trinity
County Sheriff K9 Johnny, our K9 Armor co-founder
Suzanne Saunders wore a 49ers shirt from T&B
Sports in San Rafael, to thank our local
Super Bowl Champion team for their support.
Watch our premiere
video and download the song, many thanks to
the creator of this film made by Nicole Arbelo,
author of the best-selling
Heroes" with an original song written
and performed by K9 Armor Co-founder, Suzanne
Saunders with 100% of the profits going to
K-9 Armor to give bulletproof vests to the
those who lay down their lives to protect us.
Click here to download the iTune Single -
I Carry You in My Heart by K9 Armor:
Nicole helped raise enough
for three vests on Facebook and our PayPal
button. We gave two
vests to the Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Unit
SCSO Deputy Robert Paris killed in the line
of duty in April 2012, and in loving memory
Moore, who died in 2010 while serving in
the Army. Thank you to
sponsors we raised enough
to give a K9 Armor bulletproof vest to
K9 Sam and Smoke and now we raised enough
for Trinity County Sheriff K9 Johnny.
If you are a K9 Heroes fan reading this then
you are Pawsome People!
Saunders holds the K9 Armor bulletproof vest
for Stanislaus County Sheriff K-9 Sam. Nicole
Arbelo holds her book K9 Heroes, her facebook
fans helped raise the money to purchase the vest
for Sam, held by Deputy Marcia Matos. Photo by
KCRA Ch3 Modesto.
Click the book cover to view K9 Heroes on
Thank you Nicole for making a Wish come true
County Sheriff K9 Sam. Nicole's
Wish for Sam on Facebook raised $735.00
and another $285 in donations to our web site.
Thank you Kathy Hinds, Pres of MA Vest-A-Dog for donating cash and your time spent giving tips and liaison for other charities like ours in other States. Follow the Vest-A-Dog logo to see a list of other charities that give bulletproof vests.
Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Sam gives K9 Kisses
to Suzanne Saunders, K9 Armor Co-Founder, photo
by Karen Introcaso for K9 Armor
In loving memory
of David Cutler, who donated for six K9 Armor
bulletproof vests to protect the
Stockton PD K9 Road Warriors. David donated in
memory of his friend, Howard Stoltz, Placer County Sheriff
Search & Rescue Volunteer with his K9 Scout.
Thanks to returning sponsors
Jeffrey Mullins for donating $1750 and Carol
Dunn for also donating $1750 we were able to protect
the entire team of Stockton PD K9 Road Warriors!
Nose kisses to sponsor Carol Dunn from K9Armor.com
and Stockton PD K9 AJ
Thank you sponsor Carol Dunn from K9Armor.com
and Stockton PD K9 Jett
Rohnert Park PD K9 Kimo wears his K-9 Armor vest
thanks to a donation by Carol Dunn pictured left
with Officer Matt Snodgrass and K9 Armor Co-Founder,
Thank you Carol Dunn for donating $1750 to protect
Rohnert Park PD K9 Kimo and Stanislaus
County Sheriff K9 Max and another $875 to protect
County Sheriff K9 Joker. Carol grew up with
Deputy Robert Paris, whom she called "Bobby." He
was a Paramedic before he became a Stanislaus
County Deputy and she wanted to honor his memory
with a bulletproof vest to a Stanislaus Sheriff
K9. We covered all the police dogs on Stanislaus
K9 Unit, but for two dogs Max and Joker faced
bullets without a vest until Carol came to the
When Carol first donated she asked
vest go to the police dog most in need. Rohnert
Park PD K9 Kimo had waited years for a sponsor.
When we checked if he still faced bullets without
a vest, the answer was "Kimo is in desperate
need of a K9 Armor vest." Thanks to Carol
for vesting K9 Heroes Kimo and Max and Joker.
Later Carol donated again and again for Stockton
PD K9 AJ & Kaos.
Bless you Nicole and Carol, and God Bless All K9
Rose also sent us giant poster-size prints to
give to the Stanislaus County Sheriff and one
to Nicole Arbelo of K9 Heroes, for raising the
funds to protect K9 Sam. Rose created
art in memory of Deputy Robert Paris, EOW April
Thank you David
Cutler of Rocklin, for $2000 and $3500 to protect
the K9 Heroes of Stockton Police Dept.
Memory of his friend Placer County Sheriff's
Rescue Volunteer Howard "Goofy" Stoltz
We are so grateful for a 2nd donation of
$3500 by the amazing Freda B Runyon Foundation
four more K9 Heroes!
Agency invited K-9 Armor to the historic Perry
House in Monterey, CA raising funds to donate
a new K-9 Unit to the Monterey County Sheriff's
Dept. and a bulletproof vest for their K9 Heroes.
K-9 Armor Co-founder Suzanne Saunders and ESA K-9 Unit Handler Andy Greiner
and K9 Wolfie.
Thank you Jasmine Viel & Marc Cota-Robles
(Marc pictured background) of Central Coast
News KION, KCBA for hosting The Policeman's
Ball of Monterey and Jasmine for taking this
Thanks to Gloria Jelladian,
owner of JelladianArt.com Artist & Photographer
and owner of AutoArtGallery in Carmel.
Great appreciation to owner Joy for accommodations at the beautiful, Mariposa
you Jesse Robichaud of Yosemite
Bicycles for donating $875 to sponsor Sonoma
County Sheriff K9 Karl!
Sonoma County Sheriff K9 Karl
you Michael Prichard, owner of Novato Video Transfer!
Mike gave his time and expertise to transfer
a 20 year-old cassette to make
Visit his store at 925 Sherman
Novato, CA 94947
Click above to open J International Media
Library of Videos.
you so much TV producer and film star Johnnie
Burrell, for featuring
K-9 Armor at Pet Pride Day 2009 on his SF TV show that resulted in $150
in donations immediately after the show!
In Loving Memory of CHP Officer
Ben Lis and his German Shepherd, Luke we
are honored to protect CHP K9
and K9 Dax!
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation
on Ben's behalf for his love of dogs, especially
German Shepherds and his dedication as a California
Highway Patrol officer to... K9 Armor!"
Thank you so much,
- The Lis Family
In Memory of CHP Officer Ben Lis (1940-2011)
and K9 Luke
K-9 Armor is proud to protect CHP K9 Dax
Thank you Richmond resident Ginger
Cava for an amazing $750 to cover El Cerrito
PD K9 King pictured above with El
Cerrito PD Officer Leone and K9 King, and
another $750 with family and friends Candy
Permillion and Ellen Soohoo to protect
California Fish and Game K9 Kilo!
Thanks for every donation by El Cerrito,
Oakland, Richmond and San Pablo residents
following us on our K-9
Armor facebook page to see comments and
names of those who donate. The safest, fastest
way to pay with Paypal gives you an instant
receipt to K-9 Armor for your tax-deductible
Donate here to protect the next K9 with
a bulletproof vest in loving memory of anyone
you love on two legs or four!
Department of Fish and Game Warden Paul Cardoza
and K9 Kilo
Cash for K9 Heroes, Artist Sally
T. has created a custom Life In A Locket for
We have received $130 in donations a portion
of profits to K9 Armor. Sally's daughter also
her Military Wife facebook and Blog WifeMomWorkLife.
Thank you Sally and your family and beautiful
helping us protect our K9 Heroes!
U.S. Park Police Officer Pat Smith & K-9 Hunter
at Bark in the Park 2004.
you to Bark in the Park for allowing us stage
time, and thank you awesome! Kristina "Tina" Warvi
and her husband, Eric, owners of Paws
Place who donated a whole
K-9 ARMOR vest for Hunter on July 2, 2004,
Many thanks to Eric and Tina
Warvi of Paws
Place for helping us raise $46 at Taste
of Morgan Hill 2011 and $110 at Bark in the
Park 2011, $97 in 2010, $78 in 2009, $145
$105 in 2005 and who donated a whole vest
for U.S. Park Police K-9 Hunter in 2004.
Bark in the Park where thousands of dogs bring their Best
Friend, to Naglee Park in San Jose, CA.
again to K-9 Armor's interview by Suzanne Lavalee
SB Newsletter which featured us in her July
sponsors. We received donations
from Dr Gold of St Helena Veterinary Hospital
for St Helena PD K9 Djino and two readers from
Richmond who sponsored Richmond PD's next
vests to San Pablo PD donated thanks to our
Thanks to Linda of Richmond who also donated
K9 Ranger to wear a K-9 Armor bulletproof
vest in loving memory
Thanks to Linda of Richmond for sponsoring
Ranger in loving memory of her Akita, Kashi
and to Linda and Janet of El Sobrante for donating
again for Richmond PD's next K9 in training
you ladies rock!
Thank you generous sponsors from
El Sobrante, Berkeley, Foster City and San
Rafael we provided a free bulletproof K9 Armor
San Pablo PD K9
you Suzanne Lavalee, Editor of SB Newsletter for
your awesome article bringing us sponsors
for these police dogs!
you Petaluma PD K9 Sergeants Ed Crosby and
Mark Hunter for inviting us
every year to
The Petaluma Police K-9 Trials
Thank you so much we raised $110.00 in 2011
and thank you to the Falkenbergs for a generous
and Amy Feezell
for $100 in 2010 and to the Tallericos who
donated an amazing $750 for Richmond PD K9
Rasp, and Ruth Ramirez donated $750 for Sonoma
SO K9 Axl, both dogs received vests! Every
year we add police dogs to protect as
come from all over California to compete.
They are all Champions!
SFCCPD Officer Joey
Fiscal, K9 Aries and K9 Armor CoFounder Suzanne
photo by Steve Hall
special Thank You to Petaluma PD K9 Sergeants
Ed Crosby and Mark Hunter for inviting us every
year from 2005-2010 to their K-9 Trials where
the money and met the dogs we needed to find
who came from all over California to meet,
shake paws, and compete for Top Dog. Over the
years. we accomplished so much protecting 32
police dogs with free K-9 Armor vests because
of generous people who donated to help protect
the brave, beautiful police dogs of California.
Petaluma PD K9 Kilo competed for top dog
at the Sonoma Sheriff K9 Trials and his biggest
little fan came to cheer! Her Dad depends
on his K9 partner with his life on the job
and at night he guards the family, she wants
her Dad and Kilo to
every night but only one of them had a vest
until YOU donated for Kilo thank you to all
Photo by Doug Wyllie, Sr Editor PoliceOne Magazine
Thank you PoliceOne Magazine Senior
Editor Doug Wyllie, for your interview of Suzanne
Saunders, K-9 Armor Co-Founder, Treasurer and
Levy, Founder of Pet Food Express which held
a fund raiser
for retired K-9 Veterinary Care and for K-9
Armor bulletproof vests for police dogs.
the picture below of PoliceOne Magazine Senior
Editor Doug Wyllie to read his
excellent article on the NIJ Standard IIIA
.06 Kevlar explained in great
detail why our heavy-duty K-9 Armor rules!
Many thanks to sponsors for
San Pablo PD K9 Argos
Michael T for a generous $350
and to CARDA CA Rescue
Dog Assoc. for $400
Follow the link to their site by clicking the pictures of their amazing work!
thanks to CARDA CA
Rescue Dog Assoc. for $400 toward Richmond
PD K9 Unit and gathering supporters to protect
the police dogs with K-9 Armor bulletproof
vests. They are helping us reach the right
people because that is their expertise!
Thanks to James Lindfors for $750 to K-9
Armor to protect Richmond PD K9 Ronin!
Richmond PD K9 Ronin with hugs from Suzanne
Saunders, K-9 Armor
Thank you Richmond PD for linking to us
on facebook as a Favorite, here is a link
to their excellent facebook page where all
these amazing Richmond residents found us,
stay tuned for pictures which police dog
to YOUR donation
Richmond PD Officers Joe Avila with K9 Bosco,
K-9 Armor, Officer Mandell and
K9 Rasp, San Pablo PD Officer Danielle Bowler
and K9 Ivan wearing a new bulletproof vest
each thanks to donations
by Chris and Karen Tallerico and the
Freda B Runyon Foundation!
Richmond PD K9 Bosco
gives kisses to Suzanne Saunders, K-9 Armor
for his new bulletproof vest thanks to a donation
by the Freda B Runyon Foundation
you Chris and Karen Tallerico for $750
PD K9 Rasp!
Petaluma K9 Trials August 7,
2010 we received a generous donation of $750
from Chris and Karen Tallerico of Hercules,
for a whole vest to Richmond PD in memory
K9 Officer Brad Moody, we are proud and honored
to apply their donation of a bulletproof
vest for Richmond PD K9 Rasp.
Pictured left, Rasp and his
Officer Mandell, were recently engaged
in battle with a bank robber shooting at Rasp
suspect broke off the dog's tail as Rasp
held on and
took down the bad guy. At the
we saw Rasp perform with great determination
even without his tail. What an incredible
thanks to Dennis
Lines of Century 21 M&M for donating
$3250 providing K-9 Armor vests for the
Stanislaus Sheriff K-9 Unit. Visit his site
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Ellingson of Cupertino for $500!
2011, just as we promised to raise as much
as we can to help protect the dogs hitting
the streets without a bulletproof vest, Lynda
sent us a check for an amazing $500.
Many thanks again to Jim and all the fine
Canidae Pet Foods for sponsoring the Bark in the Park in San
and the Horse Expo in Sacramento, California!
Freda B Runyon Foundation for $3500.00!
El Dorado County Sheriff
A special Thank You to Richmond PD K9 Sergeant
Mitch Peixoto pictured right, who allowed
his K9 Officers to come to shake paws at
events to help us raise money, and to attend
trials where they compete and demonstrate
how they protect the community.
to the Freda B Runyon Foundation donation of
$3500 in August 2010 we ordered 4 vests! Thank
you Sharon and the Board of Directors of the
Freda B Runyon Foundation!
They designated $500 for El Dorado County
Sheriff Canine Troy, $1500 for 2 lucky Richmond
PD canines and $750 for CHP, with the $500
left over for K-9 Armor to continue to give
a free vest to every police dog in California,
who all send nose kisses of thanks.
Richmond PD 2010 K9
and Rob March for $750!
nose kisses of thanks to Linda and Rob of San
Jose, who donated $750 in August 2010 for all the
police dogs. What a generous gift to the beautiful
dogs who give their lives to protect us, and
all we can do is give thanks for your generosity!
to Bob and Amanda at Animal Naturals for the box
of Go Dog samples and water bottles we gave
as thank you gifts to dozens of kids at the
Petaluma PD K9 Trials 2010,
Click the picture left to visit their web site
they also sell animal products for cats,
dogs and horses. At the end of the last
K9 Trials of the year we
gave the extra samples to Petaluma Animal Shelter
who brought pets to the K9 Trials needing homes
and thirsty for Go Dog thanks and tail wags!
Barry Family Foundation $750.00!
you so much Brad Barry, for your generous donation
from your Family Foundation of $750 to start 2010!
K-9 Armor is funded only by donations from
kind people like you and your support means
the world to us!
to the Western
States Horse Expo in Sacramento, CA June 11-13,
2010 we raised $180 and added El Dorado
County Sheriff K9 Troy to the K-9 Armor pack.
We also met amazing people who depend on service
dogs that heal, search and rescue, track and
if police dogs, face poachers and robbers with
guns. We gave a vest to K9 Troy by February
2011, and look forward to attending future
to show and tell.
Thousands of Horse Lovers flooded the Sacramento
Expo Center to the first
Dog Expo Pavilion to help our canine working
dogs show their stuff and raise some cash for
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Click the eBay GivingWorks logo to help
us raise cash for police canines! This is
your chance to help us protect those who
lay down their lives to protect us.
Community Sellers list their products in the
GivingWorks section of the eBay web site where
part of the profits benefit tax-deductible
charities including K-9 Armor. Donate a portion
of your sales and attract more customers with
the special charity ribbon logo.
We will gladly
add a link to your web site here on our Sponsors
page to say thank you if you choose to add an item
to auction and donate a portion to help save
the police dogs..
1345 Fourth St, San Rafael, CA 94901
and 1250 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
thanks to Anthony for doing a great job on
K-9 Armor uniform shirts and bulletproof vest
side panels to silkscreen our logo, on all
the vests. Brand Impression helps to
dog handlers by advertising our name with a
quality product that sets the
standard of excellence.
Thanks also to owner Jeff who approved a discount
so we only pay $12 a pair to help our overhead
you Dr Chris Flowers for this excellent video
posted on YouTube!
This promotion from 2009 helps describe the
need for bulletproof vests for these K9 Heroes.
We also helped promote the good work of the
WSPCA including medical benefits for retired
Many congratulations to all the K9 Heroes who
received a bulletproof vest from donations by
Pet Food Express to the WSPCA.
to Diana, owner of Pet Nannies Plus who donated
She provides cat sitting, dog walking, injections
of medicine, transport to vet and groomer appointments.
She loves animals and animals love her!
Call her for prices and availability, covering
Marin County and surrounding areas.
K-9 Armor started in 2003 in
Marin County, and attended the County Fair
Public Safety Fun Zone sponsored by the Marin
County Sheriff's Office from 2004-2009. During
those years we raised enough for bulletproof
vests that K-9 Armor gave for free to Marin
Sheriff K9 Verona and Terry, to SF Park Police
K9 Hunter and Tref, to Novato PD K9 Raven and
Kyto, to Fairfax PD K9 Boss, to Petaluma PD
K9 Rico and Kilo and to Richmond PD K9 Arrow.
Every one of those police dogs came to the
Fair to shake paws with hundreds of children.
Many heartfelt thanks to Deputy
Evan Hughes for 6 years helping us protect
those who lay down their lives to protect us!
Many thanks to Deputy Karen Wofford
for providing a return link to our site from
the official County web site, click the logo
or the Marin County Sheriff star.
Thanks to Vavadog for providing
clothing and gifts to all contestants
and to Rex at
Star Universe for bringing his
Spokesdog Jenny to model our K-9
A Non-Profit Corporation
Invited K-9 Armor to their
Hounds & Gowns
Pet Fashion Show
August 17, 2006
At the Amazing Rogue Ales Public
673 Union at Powell
San Francisco, CA
Thanks Conrad, Dan, Breanne and
the whole pet-friendly staff at
Oakland County, MI
Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit
to an angel who prefers not to advertise a
or publish her name, we salute you for donating
a whole vest to Oakland County, MI Sheriff's
Department to their K-9 Rudy in 2006.
so much to Sebastopol Community Center for donating
$440 June 12, 2006 from their Dog Obedience
Class. Thank them by attending their excellent
classes, click their logo to visit their site.
MODESTO DUCATI and MODESTO
1408 Carpenter Rd, Modesto, CA 95351
Tel.: 209 578-1330
you Modesto Ducati and Modesto Harley Davidson
for purchasing a whole K-9 Armor vest for the
Stanislaus Sheriff K-9 Unit!
Visit their dealership for the best bikes in
to Chevys Restaurants in Novato and Greenbrae,
CA. February 17, 2005 we appeared at both locations
with a K-9 to shake paws with many happy kids
and generous people who helped us raise $600
for Novato P.D. K-9 Raven.
Many thanks to Marsha Monro and Gena Egelston
of the Westin St. Francis on Union Square
in San Francisco.
$225.00 Retail, we donated this
pillow to Vallejo P.D. who auctioned this
pillow at the 2004 K-9 Trials Event.
The trials are held every year in
memory of Officer Jeff Azur and his K-9 both
killed in the line of duty.
Feb 19, 2004 - San Rafael, CA,
Macy*s at Northgate Mall sponsored K-9 ARMOR
Day for Employees only. Macy*s allows employees
to select K-9 Armor to donate a portion of their
salary every month.