K9 Friends of Douglas County K-9

Friends of Douglas County K-9


"To support the Douglas County K-9 Unit's efforts by raising funds to purchase dogs, equipment and supplies, and to inspire a movement to educate the public on the human value of these heroic animals."

Established in 2011, Friends of Douglas County K-9 is the only non-profit organization solely committed to the financial support of the Douglas County Sheriff's K-9 Unit. With the exception of deputy salaries and vehicles, the K-9 Unit is funded almost solely through donations.

Rather than simply raising funds for the dogs, the founders of Friends decided that a more sustainable solution would be to create a non-profit public charity to provide ongoing support for the Unit. This support includes the purchase of new dogs, ongoing training of new and existing dogs, equipment, supplies and retirement care for the animals, and raising public awareness of the value of the K-9 Unit.

To join your friends and neighbors in supporting the Douglas County Sheriff's K-9 Unit and to give back to these brave heroes who serve and protect the citizens of Douglas County and the greater state of Colorado, click here.

If you would like to learn more about the needs of Friends of Douglas County K-9 and see how you can volunteer to support Friends, contact us at Info@K9Friends.org.

Friends of Douglas County K-9 Board Members

David Swieckowski, D.V.M. - Chairman
Kim Vanderholm, D.V.M. - Secretary
Angela Sanders - Treasurer
Adam Rosenberg, D.V.M.
Brian van Vechten, D.V.M.
Jill Cooke
Deb Strachan

Honorary Board Members

Randy Gradishar
Shawn McGoff

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