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Click most K-9 images to see a big picture. YOUR donation goes to save the dogs who come when you call 911. Every time we raise $875 we buy a Kevlar,
K-9 Armor vest and give it FREE to another law enforcement dog.

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Donate to protect WCPD K9 Robbie and 2 more of their K9 Heroes K9 Reiko and K9 Rocco

Name: K9 Robbie
Handler: Officer Stephen McLean
Dept: West Covina P.D.
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Status: Added October 30, 2013. We need a sponsor for Rocco, Robbie and Reiko.

We need donations $2625.00 for three bulletproof K9 Armor vests for West Covina PD.

K9 Robbie and two more of their K9 Heroes, K9 Reiko & K9 Rocco all need a bulletproof vest.

Retail for each vest the officers wear is $1200, and the same price to the dept. for officers on four paws.

The dept. would have to pay $3960.00 including tax for three K9 vests, and they just don't have the budget.

We can purchase the same Kevlar Level III ballistic vests at $2625.00 for three bulletproof K9 Armor vests.

Every law enforcement police dog in California qualifies for a free K9 Armor vest.

We hope a sponsor will come forward, every $875 donation protects the police dog of your choice.

 

We need donations for Los Banos PD K9 Charlie and Maximus
Los Banos PD K9 Charlie

Name: K9 Charlie
Handler: Officer Dusty Norris
Dept: Los Banos P.D.
Breed: German Shepherd
Status: Added April 15, 2014. We need a sponsor to protect Charlie and also his K9 Unit team member K9 Maximus!

We need a sponsor to protect Los Banos PD Dynamic Duo Officer Norris & K9 Charlie.

We also need a vest for Los Banos PD K9 Maximus.

We need donations for Los Banos PD K9 Charlie and Maximus

Bishop P.D. Officer Gillespie and K9 Xray

Photo of Bishop P.D. Officer Gillespie and K9 Xray from article in strongcitiesstrongstate.com

Name: K9 Xray
Handler: Officer Gillespie
Dept: Bishop P.D.
Breed: Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd
Status: Added August 15, 2013. We need a sponsor to protect Xray!

A Bishop PD Dispatcher wrote asking if we could help provide a vest to K9 Xray?

Several dispatchers have referred their K9 handler to us with success, including Fullerton PD K9 Mueller.

Let's keep paws crossed that we receive official approval and find a sponsor and help protect Bishop PD K9 Xray.

He must be a K9 Superhero with Xray vision. Go Xray!

Napa County Sheriff K9 Nash and Deputy Thompson

Name: Nash
Dept: Napa County Sheriff's Dept.
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Handler: Deputy Thompson
Status: Added December 2013 by his veterinary assistant who donated to protect K9 Nash.

Thank you Dr. Gold & Nadya, Veterinary Assistant at St Helena Veterinary Hospital for treating our K9 Heroes and donating for St. Helena PD K9 Djino and Napa County Sheriff K9 Nash.

 

Mariposa Sheriff Deputy Ferguson and K9 Zeus

Name: Zeus
Dept: Mariposa County Sheriff's Dept.
Breed: Belgian Malinois & 1/2 German Shepherd
Handler: Deputy
Ferguson
Status: Added May 2012 by December 2013 Zeus has a vest on order thanks to collections of donations for K9 Zeus.

December 18, 2013 donations collected for Zeus!

The Eastwood family came together as Christmas Angels at the end of 2013 with a generous donation we added to collections to order a vest for K9 Zeus.

Thank you to everyone who donated to our web site and at events people often ask what happens to the little donations, do any police dogs ever benefit from a collective? Some people donate for whichever dog waited the longest. Here's a shining example, we collected for a year to protect K9 Zeus!

Mariposa Sheriff K9 Zeus

Thank you Todd & Judy Zervas for donating to protect Riverside County  K9 Heroes Chico and Sultan

Name: K9 Sultan and Chico (that's little Codie in the picture below filling in for Chico his big brother)
Dept: Riverside County Sheriff
Breed: German Shepherd
Status: Added January 2013 we received a donation December 2013 for K9 Heroes Sultan and Chico.

Thank you Todd Zervas for donating $1750 December 29, 2013 to protect two Riverside K9 Heroes.

Thank you Todd and Judy Zervas for donating to protect Riverside County K9 Heroes Chico and Sultan

 

Sonoma County K9 Falko!

Name: K9 Falko
Handler: Deputy Mark Provost, Sonoma County Sheriff's Dept.
Breed: Sable German Shepherd
Status: Added February 2013 by March 2013 we found a sponsor for K9 Falko!

Falko's handler and partner relies on Falko with his life.

 

 

K9 Johnny gives k9 kisses to Suzanne Saunders for his K9 Armor vest. with smiles from Trinity County Sheriff's Deputy Nathaniel Trujillo

Name: K9 Johnny
Handler: Trinity County Sheriff's Deputy Nathaniel Trujillo
Breed: German Shepherd & 1/2 Belgian Malinois
Status: Added November 2012. January 2013 we raised donations for K9 Johnny!

Deputy Trujillo & K9 Johnny protect over 3000 square miles of forest in Trinity County.

K9 Johnny is Deputy Trujillo's only backup and four Deputies were shot by drug lords with big stashes and big guns.

Thanks to all the wonderful fans of K9 Heroes who donated to give a bulletproof K9 Armor vest to K9 Johnny.

Thank you Nicole for the Facebook Causes Wish for K-9 Armor. We will donate a vest to Trinity County Sheriff K9 Johnny.
Causes Donations for K9 Johnny

 

We raised the donations to protect Trinity County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Cavalli giving a vest to K9 Kash

Name: K9 Kash
Handler: Trinity County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Cavalli
Breed: Shepherd Mix
Status: Added February 2013 we raised the donations to give a vest to K9 Kash!

Thank you Nicole Arbelo for granting a Wish to give K9 Armor to K9 Kash

K9 Armor Co-founder Suzanne Saunders shakes paws with Road Warrior Stockton PD K9 Mad Maxx
K9 Armor Co-founder Suzanne Saunders shakes paws with Road Warrior Stockton PD K9 Mad Maxx

 

Dept: Stockton Police Dept.
Names: Eleven K9 Heroes requested by Officer Robert Johnson III including his own K9 Mad Maxx, AJ, Bella, Cain, Gunner, Jett, Major, Rocky, Toro, Veko and one puppy in training.
Breed: Belgian Malinois & German Shepherd & Dutch Shepherd
Status: Added November 2012 Donations raised by January 2013

We promised to give bulletproof vests 11 police dogs on Stockton PD.

December 2012 we received a donation for six vests from David Cutler of Rocklin.

Christmas brought two more generous sponsors returning to donate again, Carol Dunn and Jeffrey Mullins.

January 2, 2013 we measured 10 police dogs and sent the order in for Ten K9 Heroes!

One police dog Chuck Norris had a sponsor already, he and K9 Jett are both in training.

We will order a vest for them as soon as they graduate and receive K9 Certification.

Nose kisses to sponsor Carol Dunn from K9Armor.com and Stockton PD K9 AJ
Nose kisses to sponsor Carol Dunn from K9Armor.com and Stockton PD K9 AJ

Nose kisses from K9Armor.com and Stockton PD K9 Toro
Nose kisses from K9Armor.com and Stockton PD K9 Toro
K9Armor.com and Heavyweight Champion Stockton PD K9 Rocky
K9Armor.com and Heavyweight Champion Stockton PD K9 Rocky
Hugs from K9Armor.com and Stockton PD K9 Major
Hugs from K9Armor.com and Stockton PD K9 Major
Hugs from K9Armor.com and Stockton PD K9 Cain
Hugs from K9Armor.com and Stockton PD K9 Cain
Stockton PD K9 Veko
Stockton PD K9 Veko
Nose kisses from K9Armor.com & Stockton PD K9 Bella
Nose kisses from K9Armor.com & Stockton PD K9 Bella

Hugs of thanks from K9Armor.com & Stockton PD K9 Gunner
Hugs of thanks from K9Armor.com & Stockton PD K9 Gunner

 

Hugs and thank you Carol Dunn for donating to K9Armor.com for Stockton PD K9 Jett
Hugs and thank you Carol Dunn for donating to K9Armor.com for Stockton PD K9 Jett
Hugs and thank you Carol Dunn for donating to K9Armor.com for Stockton PD K9 Jett

Mariposa County Sheriff's Dept. K9 Arthur
Mariposa County Sheriff's Dept. K9 Arthur on his first day at work, photo by Deputy Lundquist.

 

 

Name: Arthur
Handler: Deputy Brian Lunquist, Mariposa County Sheriff's Dept.
Breed: Belgian Malinois & 1/2 German Shepherd
Status: Added May 2012. We gave a bulletproof K9 Armor vest to Arthur in December 2012.

November 2012 we received a generous donation of $3500 from the Freda B Runyon Foundation.

They asked us to do the greatest good for the greatest number, to donate to the dogs who need it most. Most people specify only for their local K9, we are especially grateful to the Board of Directors of the Foundation when they allow us to help those dogs who continue to face danger until we find a sponsor.

We applied $875 to donate a vest to K9 Arthur and to their second K9 Zeus. Mariposa is quite remote and difficult to do fundraisers or find local sponsors, we rely on the generosity of the Board of Directors of the Foundation to support our work protecting all the dogs we can reach.

Mariposa County Sheriff's Dept. K9 Arthur
Mariposa County Sheriff's Dept. K9 Arthur, photo by Deputy Lundquist.

 

Dos Palos PD K9 Scar gets hugs and measured for a bulletproof K9 Armor vest by Suzanne Saunders
Dos Palos PD K9 Scar gets hugs and measured for a bulletproof K9 Armor vest by Suzanne Saunders

Name: Scar
Handler: Chief of Police, Barry Mann, Dos Palos PD
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Status: Added June 16, 2012

June 16, 2012 at the Sonoma County K9 Trials in Windsor, CA we raised $56 and added Dos Palos PD K9 Scar.

Donate to give a K9 Armor vest to Scar!

Dos Palos PD holds their annual K9 Trials in August.

Good luck to all the K9 Heroes who compete for Top Dog.

Stanislaus County Sheriff K-9 Sam gives kisses to Suzanne Saunders for his K9 Armor bulletproof vest. Photo by Karen Introcaso
Stanislaus County Sheriff K-9 Sam gives kisses to Suzanne Saunders for his K9 Armor bulletproof vest. Photo by Karen Introcaso

Click to see KCRA video and article K9 Armor for Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Sam.
Click to see KCRA video and article K9 Armor for Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Sam

Suzanne 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 K9 Sam, held by Deputy Marcia Matos. Photo by KCRA Ch3 Modesto.

 

Name: Sam
Handler: Deputy Marcia Matos, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Dept.
Breed: Dutch Shepherd
Status: Added March 2012 we raised enough to provide a K9 Armor vest delivered May 30, 2012

Thank you Nicole Arbelo, author of "K9 Heroes" for making a Facebook Causes Wish for K-9 Armor. Her wish is for us to give three vests to the Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Unit dedicated to fallen SCSO Deputy Robert Paris killed in the line of duty in April 2012, and in loving memory of Cody Moore, who died in 2010 while serving in the Army. Thank you to all the generous sponsors we raised enough to give a K9 Armor bulletproof vest to K9 Sam!!

Nicole's First Wish for Sam on Facebook raised $735.00 and another $285 in donations to our web site.
K9 Sam received his K9 Armor vest on May 30, 2012.

Stanislaus County Sheriff K-9 Sam. Photo by SCSO
Stanislaus County Sheriff K-9 Sam. Photo by SCSO


Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Smoke tries on a bulletproof K9 Armor vest, measured by Suzanne Saunders while Deputy Thompson looks on with approval.

Nicole's Wish to vest K9 Smoke with K9 Armor added to the generous gift by Mike & Linda Hirabayashi and their Belgian Malinois, Tucker donated for the next Malinois, K9 Smoke!

Name: Smoke
Handler: Deputy Dave Thompson, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Dept.
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Status: Added May 30, 2012 we raised $820 to provide a K9 Armor vest to Smoke.

We dedicate these K9 Armor vests to K9 Sam and K9 Smoke in loving memory of Deputy Robert Paris, killed in action 04-12-12, and in memory of Spc Cody Moore who died while serving in the Armed Forces, whose family donated the K9 they renamed K9 Cody in his honor.

Photo of Deputy Paris by Stanislaus County Sheriff's Dept. Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Cody and Cody Moore (photo by Moore family)
Photo of Deputy Paris by Stanislaus County Sheriff's Dept. and Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Cody and Cody Moore (photo by Moore family)

Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Max tries on a bulletproof K9 Armor vest, with Suzanne Saunders and Deputy Hinostroza.
Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Max tries on a bulletproof K9 Armor vest, with Suzanne Saunders and Deputy Hinostroza.

Name: Max
Handler: Deputy Tony Hinostroza, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Dept.
Breed: German Shepherd
Status: Added May 30, 2012 on September 8th, we received $875 to provide a K9 Armor vest to K9 Max.

Thank you Carol Dunn for donating $1750 to protect Rohnert Park PD K9 Kimo and Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Max. 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 K9 Max. The only member of the 9 police dogs on Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Unit, Max faced bullets without a vest until Carol came to the rescue. She asked the next 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, we will deliver a vest to K9 Heroes Kimo and Max.

 

Thank you Carol Dunn for donating to protect Rohnert Park PD K9 Kimo
Officer Matt Snodgrass, Rohnert Park Fire and P.D. K9 Kimo with Carol Dunn and K-9 Armor Co-Founder, Suzanne Saunders

Name: Kimo
Handler: Officer Matt Snodgrass, Rohnert Park Fire and P.D.
Breed: German Shepherd
Status: Added June 27, 2009 at the Sonoma County Sheriff K-9 Trials. We received a donation Sept 2012 for a K-9 Armor vest.

Thank you Carol Dunn for donating $1750 to protect Rohnert Park PD K9 Kimo and Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Max. 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 K9 Max. The only member of the 9 police dogs on Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Unit, Max faced bullets without a vest until Carol came to the rescue. She asked the next 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, we delivered a vest to K9 Kimo for Patriot Day, Sept 11, 2012.

 

   

Click for  giant picture Calif Dept of Fish and Game K9 Kilo
California Fish and Game Warden Paul Cardoza and K9 Kilo

Click for large image CA DFG K9 Kilo

Hugs from K-9 Armor Cofounder, Treasurer Suzanne Saunders for helping us protect K9 Kilo and pals
K9 Armor Co-Founder Suzanne Saunders with California Dept of Fish & Game K9 Kilo

 

Name: Kilo
Handler: Warden Paul Cardoza, California Department of Fish and Game
Breed: German Shepherd
Status: Added December 2010, thanks to a generous donation by Ginger Cava before she passed away, we covered K9 Kilo and El Cerrito PD K9 King. We dedicated Kilo's vest to her memory and her love of German Shepherds.

 

California Fish and Game K9 Kilo
California Dept of Fish & Game K9 Kilo

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Thank you Jesse Robichaud of Yosemite Bicycles for donating $875 to sponsor Sonoma County Sheriff K9 Karl!
Sonoma County Sheriff Deputy Jones and K9 Karl with his new K-9 Armor

Name: Karl
Handler: Deputy Sean Jones, Sonoma County Sheriff's Dept.
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Status: May 7, 2012 Thank you Jesse Robichaud of Yosemite Bicycles for donating $875 to sponsor Sonoma County Sheriff K9 Karl!

Click below to play the video of K9 Armor for K9 Karl


Click to play video of Sonoma County Sheriff K9 Karl and Deputy Jones with K-9 Armor Co-Founder Suzanne Saunders and sponsor Jesse Robichaud, Owner of Yosemite Bicycles

 

K9 Armor covered Richmond PD K9 Bosco, Ronin and Rasp thanks to donations
Richmond PD K9 Bosco, K9 Ronin and K9 Rasp all attended CHP Helicopter training and all wear K9 Armor vests thanks to generous donations!

K-9 Armor is proud to protect CHP K9 Becks (pictured left) photo by John Biehler
K-9 Armor is proud to protect CHP K9 Becks (pictured left) Photo by John Biehler.

 

Name: Becks and Dax, California Highway Patrol
Status: August 2011 K-9 Armor gave a bulletproof K-9 Armor vest to K9 Becks (pictured lower left)

October 2011 we covered a K9 Armor vest for K9 Dax (pictured below)

K-9 Armor is proud to protect CHP K9 Dax
CHP K9 DAX.
Photo by K-9 Armor.

St Helena PD K9 Djino
St Helena PD K9 Djino, photo by Michael Moore

Officer Peterson and St Helena PD K9 Djino
St Helena PD Officer Peterson and K9 Djino

Thank you Dr Gold, St Helena Veterinary Hospital for sponsoring St Helena PD K9 Djino
(pronounced Chino) to protect him with K9 Armor so he and his partner Officer Peterson can stay safe!!

 

Name: Djino (pronounced Chino)
Handler: Officer Steve Peterson, St Helena PD
Breed: Dutch Shepherd
Status: December 2011 K9 Djino received his bulletproof K-9 Armor vest!

December 29, 2011 we delivered his new K9 Armor vest!

St Helena PD K9 Djino thanks Suzanne Saunders, K9 Armor Co-Founder for his bulletproof vest
St Helena PD K9 Djino thanks Suzanne Saunders, K9 Armor Co-Founder for his bulletproof vest

Anaheim PD Officer Boncawicz with K9 Cisko, OCPCA Pres and Irvine PD K9 Officer Bob Smith, K-9 Armor CoFounder Suzanne Saunders presenting a bulletproof K9 Armor vest thanks to sponsors Krista and Mike Pennington, followed by Huntington Beach PD Officer Ricci with K9 Xavi at the Orange County Police Canine Association K9 Benefit Show, October 15, 2011
Anaheim PD Officer Bonczkiewicz with K9 Cisko, OCPCA Pres and Irvine PD K9 Officer Bob Smith, K-9 Armor CoFounder Suzanne Saunders presenting a bulletproof K9 Armor vest thanks to sponsors Krista and Mike Pennington, followed by Huntington Beach PD Officer Ricci with K9 Xavi at the Orange County Police Canine Association K9 Benefit Show, October 15, 2011

 

Anaheim PD K9 Cisko, photo by his partner, Officer Bonczkiewicz
Anaheim PD K9 Cisko, photo by his partner, Officer Bonczkiewicz

Name: Cisko and Xavi and 40 total police dogs!
Handler: Anaheim PD K9 Cisko, pictured left photo by his partner, Officer Bonczkiewicz
Huntington Beach Police Dept Officer Ricci and K9 Xavi, pictured below
Breed: Czech Shepherd
Status: December 31, 2011 K9 Cisko and K9 Xavi received a bulletproof K-9 Armor vest thanks to a generous donation by Mike and Krista Pennington.

Help us raise donations, thanks to the Penningtons we have enough for two more and we need to give 38 more vests to Orange County!

K-9 Armor is proud to protect Huntington Beach PD K9 Xavi with Officer Ricci
Huntington Beach PD K9 Xavi with Officer Ricci

Click to see big picture Sonoma County K9 AxlOpen big picture Sonoma County Sheriff K9 Axl and K-9 Armor cofounder Suzanne Saunders

Sonoma County Sheriff Deputy Tom McNeil and K9 Axl thanking Suzanne Saunders, K-9 Armor Co-Founder, Treasurer and Webdiva

 

Name: Axl
Handler: Deputy Tom McNeil, Sonoma County Sheriff's Dept.
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Status: February 13, 2011 K9 Axl is lucky number 21 to receive a bulletproof K-9 Armor vest

At the Petaluma K9 Trials August 2008 we promised a bulletproof vest to K9 Axl and thanks to Ruth Ramirez, Wells Fargo Oakmont Branch Manager , we received a donation of $750 at the Petaluma PD K9 Trials Aug 7, 2010 for a K-9 Armor vest for Axl.

On February 13, 2011 we delivered his new K-9 Armor bulletproof vest, many thanks to Stephen Hall for his pictures of K9 Axl giving Valentine Kisses to K-9 Armor Cofounder Suzanne Saunders who presented the vest to Axl and his partner, Deputy Tom McNeil.

 

Click to open slideshow K-9 Armor at Petaluma PD K9 TrialsRichmond PD K9 Rasp and Officer Mandell with sponsors Chris and Karen Tallerico.

Richmond PD Officer Joe Avila and K9 Bosco (click to open slideshow) on the right, Richmond PD Officer Mandell and Rasp with Chris and Karen Tallerico.

Names: Bosco and Officer Avila (pictured far left),
Arrow and Officer Cantrell (in the video below),
and K9 Rasp and Officer Mandell pictured left with Chris and Karen Tallerico.
Dept: Richmond P.D.
Breed: Bosco and Rasp are Belgian Malinois, Arrow is a Dutch Shepherd
Status: Richmond police dogs are covered but one new dog coming we need 1 more!

We added the whole Richmond PD K-9 Unit in 2006. We supplied one vest to Arrow in 2008 and one to Sabre in 2009, thanks to the Freda B Runyon Foundation for 2 vests for the police dogs who guard the most dangerous city in the Bay Area and then at the Petaluma K9 Trials Aug 7, 2010 we received a donation for a vest for Rasp from Chris and Karen Tallerico in memory of fallen Richmond PD K9 Officer Brad Moody!


Watch K9 Arrow in Action wearing his
K9 Armor vest !

Richmond PD K9 Nero with Officer Jeff Hill

Richmond PD K9 Nero with Officer Jeff Hill

 

Name: Nero
Handler: Officer Jeff Hill

Dept: Richmond P.D.
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Status: March 17, 2011 Thanks to Jeff Mullins for a donation of an amazing $3000 enough to cover Richmond PD K9 Nero pictured left, we covered their whole department.

We added the whole Richmond PD K-9 Unit in 2006. We supplied one vest to Arrow in 2008 and one to Sabre in 2009, thanks to the Freda B Runyon Foundation for 2 vests for the police dogs who guard the most dangerous city in the Bay Area and then at the Petaluma K9 Trials Aug 7, 2010 we received a donation for a vest for Rasp from Chris and Karen Tallerico in memory of fallen Richmond PD K9 Officer Brad Moody!

Check our facebook page for comments and thanks to all donations for each bulletproof vest and update here as we continue to cover all the police dogs of California.

Click for large image Richmond PD Canine Unit 2010

The Magnificent Seven of the Richmond PD K9 Unit!

 

K-9 Armor is proud to protect Richmond PD K9 Ranger, pictured with his handler Officer Caine and Suzanne Saunders, K9 Armor CoFounder
Richmond PD K9 Ranger, pictured with his handler Officer Caine and Suzanne Saunders, K9 Armor CoFounder

K-9 Armor is proud to protect Richmond PD K9 Ranger, thanks to a donation by Linda Wroth.

We also gave a vest to Richmond PD K9 Bosco thanks to an amazing donation of $3500 by the Freda B Runyon Foundation, and to Officer Danielle Bowler and K9 Ivan of San Pablo PD who received the first bulletproof vest for a San Pablo PD K9. Thanks to Linda Wroth and Janet Kotlier and a collection of donations we covered San Pablo PD K9 Tango and thanks to CA Search and Rescue Dogs for finishing the donation chain to protect San Pablo PD K9 Argos!

K-9 Armor is proud to protect San Pablo PD K9 Argos
K-9 Armor is proud to protect San Pablo PD K9 Argos

Richmond PD Officers Joe Avila with K9 Bosco, Suzanne Saunders of K-9 Armor, Aaron Mandell and K9 Rasp and El Cerrito PD Officer Danielle Bowler and K9 Ivan

Names: Richmond PD Officers Joe Avila with K9 Bosco, Suzanne Saunders of
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!

Suzanne Saunders of K-9 Armor receives K9 kisses from Richmond PD K9 Bosco
Suzanne Saunders of K-9 Armor receives K9 kisses from Richmond PD K9 Bosco

K-9 Armor is proud to protect San Pablo PD K9 Tango
K-9 Armor is proud to protect San Pablo PD K9 Tango

 

Click for large image El Dorado Sheriff K9 Troy and Suzanne of K-9 Armor Canine Troy

Click for large image El Dorado Sheriff K9 Troy and Suzanne of K-9 Armor

Name: Troy
Handler: Deputy Daniel Johnson, El Dorado County Sheriff's Dept.
Breed: German Shepherd
Status: Added June 2010. February 2011 K-9 Armor vest number 25 for Troy!

We raised $180 at the Western States Horse Expo Dog Pavilion in Sacramento, CA. A million nose kisses of thanks to Jim at Canidae Pet Foods and the great people at the Horse Expo where we made dozens of new friends we shook paws with many people who donate their time to saving animals that work as service dogs for disabled people, search and rescue dogs and police dogs who lay down their lives for us and the handlers, partners, and people who love them all.

Thanks to a fundraiser for Canine Troy at Starbucks on Missouri Flat Road in Placerville on August 22nd, 2010 we received $600 and a special thanks to Deputy Johnson and Canine Troy came down to shake paws and say thank you to everyone who helped us raise $100 on Facebook, $120 to the web site, and $3500 from the Freda B Runyon Foundation!

They designated $500 for Troy and which of the remaining dogs waiting for a life-saving vest thanks to the generosity of the Freda B Runyon Foundation for their $3500 donation we ordered 4 vests! Thank you Sharon and the Board of Directors of the Freda B Runyon Foundation!

 

Click to open slideshow K-9 Armor at Petaluma PD K9 Trials

Name: Aries
Handler: Officer Fiscal, San Francisco City College SFCC PD
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Status: K9 Armor will donate a vest in memory of K9 Aries who guards SF City College.

When Aries retires he remains an honored Spokesdog for K9 Armor, one of our earliest supporters and best of the best, Aries competes in the Petaluma PD K9 Trials every year he is a superdog!

Click their picture to open a slideshow of all the beautiful dogs we are helping to save at the Petaluma K-9 Trials Aug 15, 2009.

Officer Fiscal remains and active Police Officer and thanks also to his Chief of Police for allowing us to keep Aries as a Spokesdog advocating these beautiful, brave dogs deserve the same protection as their partners and we thank you for the honor of your support!

 

 

Rexx and Officer Romano

Name: Rexx
Handler: Officer Frank Romano, California Highway Patrol
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Status: Rexx passed on after years of dedicated service, his handler Officer Romano began his next partnership with K9 Becks. We received a donation from the Freda B Runyon Foundation for a vest for Becks in 2010, thank you Sharon and the board of directors for the gift of $3500 to cover 4 and a half vests including this one for CHP K9 Becks!

Officer Romano has supported K-9 Armor since 2005 helping us at K9 Events and Trials, Frank dedicates himself on the job and in his free time judges Police K9 Trials throughout California to help set the standard of excellence!

Officer Romano's first K9 Rexx, pictured left, sadly died, March 2008 End of Watch for Rexx.
Rexx and Officer Romano made a public appearance at K-9 Carnival in Healdsburg and we thank them for appearing at the 2005 Marin County Fair, hundreds of children came to shake paws!

Mojo, Vallejo P.D.

Name: Mojo The Ruler von Weber
Handler: Officer Scott Tiffany, Vallejo P.D.
Breed: Rottweiler
Status: Added Sept 23rd 2006 on March 17, 2011 thanks to Jeffrey Mullins a generous donation of $3000 to cover four vests including Vallejo's K9 Mojo!


Mojo weighs in at an impressive 105lbs, born April 14, 2001 and certified as a working Police Dog on Februrary 2nd, 2004. Since then he has assisted in the arrest of numerous Bad Guys. Before he faces another gun, help protect Mojo with a donation for a K-9 Armor vest!

Officer Tiffany adopted Officer Jeff Azur's K-9 when both officer Azur and his dog were shot in the line-of-duty. The dog retired because of his injuries but Officer Azur died. Come to the Jeff Azur Memorial Trial every year and donate to save the dogs who survive in his name!

Click for large image of Sabre, Richmond PD getting his K-9 Armor vestClick to see large image of Sabre, Richmond PD  K-9 Armor dog number 20

Name: Sabre
Handler: Officer Moreno, Richmond P.D.
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Status: Lucky police dog number 20 Sabre received his K-9 Armor vest at the Petaluma PD K9 Trials Aug 15, 2009.

We added the whole Richmond PD K-9 Unit in 2006. We supplied one vest to Arrow and one to Sabre and received generous grants for the 4 vests for the remaining police dogs who guard the most dangerous city in the Bay Area!

We received $100 for Sabre at the Vallejo P.D. K-9 Trials 2007 where Sabre was a crowd favorite.

July 6, 2008 we finished raising the $750 plus tax needed for a K-9 Armor vest for Sabre.

 

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Name: Terry
Handler: Deputy Dan Marrett, Marin County Sheriff's Dept and Federal ATF
Breed: Golden Labrador
Status: When Verona, our first lucky dog to receive the first K-9 Armor vest, retired and donated her vest to her replacement Terry, he became our 19th success!

Many thanks to Deputy Marrett and Terry for coming to the Marin County Fair 2008 to shake paws and raise money for the cause.

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Name: Kilo
Handler: Officer Jason Jucutan, Petaluma P.D.
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Status: Added June 3, 2007 by July 2008 we received a generous donation for a new
K-9 ARMOR vest for Kilo our 18th success!

Many thanks to Officer Page and Rico and Officer Jucutan and Kilo for coming to the Marin County Fair 2008 to shake paws and raise money for the cause.

Thanks to a generous donation by Ellen DeMartini of Petaluma, who donated $700, Petaluma PD K9 Kilo from Ellen's home town of Petaluma received a
K-9 Armor vest!

Click to see big picture of Lucy, Sonoma County Sheriff K-9

Name: Lucy
Handler: Deputy Jim Naugle, Sonoma County Sheriff's Dept.
Breed: Black Labrador
Status: Added June 3, 2007 by September we received enough money from Sonoma Permit and Resource Management for a new
K-9 ARMOR vest for Lucy our 17th success! Many thanks to Laurel Putnam of Sonoma Permit and Resource Management for gathering all the money from friends and co-workers to save Lucy!

Lucy works as a Narcotics K-9 for the Sonoma County Sheriff's Dept.

Their K-9 Maverick was shot to death, February 2000. We honor his memory.

Help us save these beautiful, brave dogs who lay down their lives to protect us!

 

 
Open big picture Arrow, Richmond PD

Name: Arrow
Handler: Officer William Cantrell, Richmond P.D.
Breed: Dutch Shepherd
Status: Added September 24, 2005 by July 2007 we raised $700 at the Marin County Fair for a K-9 ARMOR vest for Arrow, our 16th success!

Arrow was born in 2000 in Holland, he is trained in Search and Handler Protection. He and Officer Cantrell won 2005 Top Search at the Petaluma Trials and Officer Cantrell has been awarded many medals of valor.

Click for giant image Deputy Roddy and K-9 Rudy, Oakland Co Mi

Name: Rudy
Handler: Deputy Roddy, Oakland Co Sheriff's Office, Michigan
Breed: German Shepherd
Status: Deputy Roddy found us on the web, and in September 2007 sent us $700 for a new
K-9 ARMOR vest for Rudy our 15th success!

Rudy was born in Slovakia in 2004, he is trained in narcotics detection, human tracking and handler protection. That means he goes in after bad guys with a gun, and thanks to K-9 Armor he now has a bulletproof vest to protect him.

Open big picture of Rico, Petaluma PD

Name: Rico
Handler: Officer Mike Page, Petaluma P.D.
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Status: Added June 3, 2007 by August 2007 we received enough donations for a new
K-9 ARMOR vest for Rico our 12th success!

Many thanks to Officer Page and Rico and Officer Cox and Max for coming to the Marin County Fair 2007 to shake paws and raise money for the cause.
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any thanks to Suzanne's friend Debbie Lewis who volunteers with the German Shepherd Rescue and the Sonoma Recreation Center who we thanked on our Sponsors page. Their donations all went to sponsor a K-9 Armor vest for Rico!

Officer Naugle and Kyto, Novato P.,D.

Click to open giant image Raven and Kyto of Novato PD

Officer Bill Welch with Raven and Officer Kevin Naugle with Kyto, Novato P.D. May 10, 2007

Name: Kyto
Handler: Officer Kevin Naugle, Novato P.D.
Breed: German Shepherd
Status: May 10, 2007 we delivered a new vest for Kyto our 11th success!

Thanks to the UPS Store at 936-B 7th St in Novato, CA. The generous owners and helpful staff watch our donation box, where we raised hundreds of dollars over the years since 2003. Local citizens of Novato, thank you for protecting those who protect you!

 

 



Thanks to Kyto and to all the kids who came to shake paws at Chevy's restaurant in Novato in 2005 and to Officer Bill Welch and Raven (pictured with Officer Naugle and Kyto below left) for helping us raise the money for Kyto's vest by helping out in the July heat at the Marin County Fair 2 years in a row to shake paws with hundreds of kids.

K9 Sergo of the Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Unit demonstrating that our vests are able to let the dog fly and stay armed to the teeth

K9 Sergo of the Stanislaus County Sheriff K9 Unit demonstrating that our vests are able to let the dog fly and stay armed to the teeth

Many thanks to Dennis Lines of Century 21 M&M for donating $3250 and Modesto Ducati and Modesto Harley-Davidson for $675 which paid for the 5th K-9 Armor vest for K-9 Rudy. Thanks to the Modesto Bee for an article that helped generate donations for K9 Axel.

K9 Armor salutes Stanislaus Sheriff K9 HeroesStanislaus Sheriff K-9 Team and Suzanne, Co-Founder of K-9 Armor
Stanislaus County Sheriff K-9 Team: Deputy Tom Fara with Ike, Deputy Lloyd Mackinnon with Fons, Deputy Brock Condit with Rex and Deputy Barry Ballance with Sergo, receiving their K-9 Armor vests on January 27, 2007.
Pictured right, K9 Rudy and Deputy Drewry, K-9 Armor CoFounder Suzanne Saunders, and the K9 Team.
In 2007 K-9 Armor had the honor of helping them break ground as the first K-9 Team on the Stanislaus Sheriff's Dept to receive bulletproof vests for their all their brave, beautiful dogs!

 

Riska, Spartanburg P.D.

Name: Riska
Handler: Officer Christy Norkett, Spartanburg P.D.
Breed: German Shepherd
Status: Added July 25, 2005 we need a new
K-9 ARMOR vest for Riska!

Aiko, Spartanburg PD

Name: Aiko
Handler: Officer Bill Reece, Spartanburg P.D.
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Status: Added July 25, 2005 we need a new
K-9 ARMOR vest for Aiko!

Spartanburg P.D. raised $300 in 2005 which we promised to help raise the rest needed for their beautiful dogs!

Sometimes it takes a couple years to raise the money, don't give up, your donations help!

Officer Cox and Max, Petaluma P.D.

Name: Max
Handler: Officer Rick Cox, Petaluma P.D.
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Status: July 1, 2006 our sixth success, we delivered a new vest for Max!

Sadly, March 2008 End of Watch for Max.
Many thanks to Max and Officer Cox for appearing at the 2005 and 2006 and 2007 Marin County Fair, hundreds of children came to shake paws! A generous donor gave $600 so we ordered a new vest for Max!

Thanks to Officer Cox and Max for inviting us to the Petaluma K-9 Trials where we return each year, come and shake paws at our booth and say a little prayer for Max and Officer Cox who earned many trophies during Max's glory days.

Congratulations for winning Agility in 2005 and Narcotics 2006. We miss you Max!

Officer Welch and Raven, Novato PD

Name: Raven
Handler: Officer Bill Welch, Novato P.D.
Breed: Belgian Shepherd
Status: October 10, 2006 Our fifth success, a vest for Raven!

We raised enough money at Chevy's restaurants in Novato and Greenbrae, for a new vest for Raven back in February 2005. Raven and her handler Officer Welch hung in there for over a year during the time we lost our Founder and Manufacturer and started from scratch and rebuilt K-9 Armor. By June of 2006 we signed on with a new distributor who made a K-9 Armor custom-fit Kevlar vest to save Raven for when she puts her life on the line to save us!


Raven and Officer Welch made a public appearance at the 2005 and 2006 and 2007 Marin County Fair, hundreds of children came to shake paws. Raven was purchased by Napa P.D. and Novato P.D. kept her vest to save the next lucky dog who joins their ranks. Thanks and Congratulations Raven!

In loving memory of Boss

Name: Boss
Handler: Corporal Rhonda Tuscher, Fairfax P.D.
Breed: German Shepherd
Status: July 5. 2004 Our fourth success story, a Vest for Boss!

Many thanks to Jim and Janet Mitchell for donating a whole K-9 Armor vest in 2004, helping us protect Boss!

Sadly in October 2008 Boss died of medical reasons. We miss you Boss!

Officer Smith and Hunter

Name: Hunter
Handler: Officer Pat Smith, US Park Police, San Francisco
Breed: German Shepherd
Status: July 2. 2004 Our third success story, a Vest for Hunter.

Hunter and Officer Smith guarded our Golden Gate Bridge and Park Presidio and thank you to Eric and Kristina of Paws Place who donated to provide a life-saving gift to Hunter in 2004 who received a K-9 ARMOR vest! Hunter and Officer Smith came to shake paws at “Bark in the Park” September 18, 2004 in San Jose. Hunter later moved to Washington D.C. and still belongs to the Federal United States Park Police.

Thanks again to Eric and Tina for helping us protect Hunter!

Officer Griffin and Tref

Name: Tref
Handler: Officer Mike Griffin, US Park Police, San Francisco
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Status: July 1, 2004 Our second success story, a Vest for Tref!

Click the picture to read about how Tref and Officer Griffin guard our Golden Gate Bridge and Park and thank you to everyone who donated at the Marin County Fair 2004 to provide a life-saving gift to Tref who received the second K-9 ARMOR vest!

Verona and Deputy Marrett

Name: Verona
Handler: Deputy Dan Marrett, Marin County Sheriff's Dept
Breed: Black Labrador
Status: July 1, 2004 Our first success story, a Vest for Verona!

Verona and Deputy Marrett searched for bombs at major events including the Olympics and World Series and protected our Marin County Courthouse. Thanks to YOUR donations, Verona received the first K-9 ARMOR vest! Verona made a public appearance on KTVU TV on July 1, 2004!

Many thanks to Deputy Marrett and Verona for coming to shake paws each year at the Marin County Fair from 2004 to 2007. In 2008 Verona was replaced by Terry and donated her vest to protect Deputy Marrett's new partner. Verona retired to live the good life with Deputy Marrett and his wife and their little boy as the family pet. Thanks Verona for all your years of service and for getting us started on this worthy cause to protect all the police dogs of California!




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