K-9 Officer Preservation Fund

Initiated in 2015, the vision of the K-9 Officer Preservation (KOP) Fund is to ensure all of the DCSO K-9s continue to receive the same high level of care and compassion they are currently receiving – throughout their retirement. During their careers, these K-9s are called upon for difficult and physically demanding work. As a result, medical costs in retirement are often extensive.

K-9 Hero Zoos

Born: August 8, 2010 – Hungary
Breed: German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois Mix
Start Date: 2013
Training: Patrol Work / Narcotics Detection
Specialty: Fearless Engagement
Hobbies: Socializing, goofing off and giving hugs

K-9 Zoos is enjoying his retirement, one of his new favorite activities is lying in the back yard watching the squirrels run back and forth and deciding which one he wants to try and play with. Zoos has become a spoiled house dog, who loves naps, treats and endless access to chew bones. Zoos has added a few pounds while not being as active as when he was working every day, but we don’t talk about that if he is in the room! He still gets excited to go see his friends at Franktown Animal Clinic, who always have a pocket full of treats and plenty of love to give. I am so thankful for the all the support Zoos receives from the Friends of Douglas County K-9, including his medical and follow-up care that he needs from growing old. I could not imagine what I would do without you and all of your support.” ~ Sergeant Todd Tucker

K-9 Hero Zoos

K-9 Hero Colt

Born: April 2014 – Holland
Breed: Black & Tan Belgian Malinois
Start Date: 2015
Training: Patrol Work / Narcotics Detection
Specialty: Tracking
Hobbies: Making his left ear stand up proper

K-9 Colt is enjoying retirement taking over the couch and attempting to take over my bed as his own daily. He still enjoys his monthly visits to Franktown Animal Clinic for his allergy shots and checkups to get lots of treats from the staff.” ~ Deputy Travis Kyle

K-9 Hero Colt

K-9 Hero Tank

Born: 2010
Breed: Dutch Shepard
Served: 5 Years
Training: Patrol Work / Narcotics Detection
Specialty: Detection
Retirement Plans: Less work. More Affection. More hugs.

“Tank is just a sweetheart. He has a great social temperament. You can’t help but love Tank.” ~ Lieutenant Tommy Barrella

K-9 Hero Tank

These dogs have earned a Hero’s Retirement, and with your help it can be a reality. K-9 Friends has provided $41,150 for medical care of these retired K-9s. Prior to K-9 Friends the deputies had to pay these medical expenses out of their own pockets for K-9s Leon, Ziehan, Moose, Axel, Loki, Borris, Koa, Tank, Zoos, and Colt.