Our story started in January 2013 when our founder, Meribeth Broadway, became interested in assisting the efforts of Search and Rescue and Police K9s. After her own dogs were unable to qualify for Search and Rescue certification due to health concerns, Meribeth combined her passion for supporting working dogs with her background in canine training and veterinary experience. She discovered that handlers of working and service dogs receive no support or funding for the expensive equipment and gear necessary to carry out their duties. Meribeth seized the opportunity to support the working and service dog community to acquire the proper resources necessary for their protection.
We are a registered 501(3)c organization whose purpose is to support working and service dogs. The classes of animals we support are police, military, search and rescue, therapy, and service. We provide equipment, funds, training and resources for working and service dogs and their handlers.
POLICE K-9 DOGS
We purchase or assist in the purchase of equipment for the Police K-9: - Police K-9 Kevlar (Bullet Proof) Vests - Police K-9 kennels - Pop lock systems for the Police K-9 vehicle - Even treats and reward toys for the Police K-9.
Many of our board members are Certified Animal Trainers and will assist in the training of therapy dogs or therapy animals. We also educate the public about the use of therapy dogs and therapy animals in various situations.
MILITARY K-9 DOGS
We ship toys, treats, training and reward items as well as beds and hygiene items to the Military K-9s that are in combat overseas.
We aim to support all forms of working and service dogs. Many of these dogs are owned and handled by individuals who have no means of fundraising for equipment and other resources necessary for the duties which they perform. These handlers give their time and effort to help others. We aid these canine and handler teams in acquiring the necessary gear through fundraising, education and other means.