K9 Detection Dog Grant

The K9 detection dog teams trained by our grantee Sector K9* work within communities to end the drug crisis, keep schools and kids safe, and build more connected communities.

The dogs detect guns and drugs. Some are also trained to track missing people.

Sector K9 works with various animal shelters to select dogs who have the willingness and focus to be a police detection K9. We sponsor the training and care for the dogs while they and their police officer partners are expertly trained in Texas. This grant saves thousands of taxpayer dollars and provides a positive solution to some of our country’s toughest problems.

Meet The Detection Dogs

K9 Riggs

Hico Police Department, TX

Works with Lieutenant Anthony Donoso
From Animal Farm Foundation

K9 Spark

Lamar Police Department, CO

Works with Officer Tom Campbell
Originally from Nashville

K9 Heat

Ferris ISD, TX

Works with Lieutenant John Julin
From Texas Tech University

K9 pepper

Johnson County
Constables Office, Pct. 4, TX

Works with Deputy Daniel Collins
Originally from Florida

K9 Duke

Mountainburg Police Department, AZ

Works with Sergeant Andrew Macintosh
Originally from Boerne Animal Shelter

K9 Sheeva

Littleville Police Department, AL

Works alongside Officer John Cantrell
From Harris County Animal Shelter 

K9 Hank

Okmulgee County Criminal Justice Authority, OK

Works alongside Officer Aaron Hacker. Originally from Texas Star Rescue.

K9 Rugby

New York Department of Corrections, NY

Works alongside Officer Shannon Solice. Originally from Chicago Animal Care and Control.

K9 Dozer

Chitimacha Tribal Police Department, LA

Works alongside Officer Nick Pickard.

K9 Gator

Maysville Police Department, OK

Works alongside Officer Aaron April.

K9 Gina

Reed Spring Police Department, MO

Works Alongside Chief Tracey West Originally from Animal Farm Foundation

K9 Axel

Disney Oklahoma Police Department, OK

Works with Officer Larry Sanders 
Originally from Balanced Training Rescue

K9 Kiah and Officer Justin Bruzgul

It costs police departments over $20,000 for a purebred, purpose-bred dog who can match K9 Kiah’s detection skills. Animal Farm Foundation’s grant provides departments with K9s at no cost to serve communities and save lives.

 

K9 Hercules

Pike County Sheriff’s Office, MS

Works alongside Officer Brandi a De Moll

K9 Opal

Groesbeck Police Department, TX

Works alongside Officer Brad Martin Originally from Harris County Shelter

K9 Harold

Talihina Police Department, OK

Works alongside Officer Justin Klipzke
Originally from Texas Star Rescue

K9 Rocko

Medina County Constables, TX

Works with Constable Anthony Vain Originally from Balanced Training Rescue

K9 Kiah

City of Poughkeepsie P.D., NY

Works alongside Officer Justin Bruzgul Originally from Kirby Animal Shelter

K9 Mollie

Appalachia Police Department, VA

Works alongside Chief Kenneth Joyner. Originally from Buster Foundation.

K9 Moose

Nye County Sheriff’s Office, NV

Works alongside Officer Deputy Harry Mead. Originally from Texas Star Rescue.

K9 Kara

Colorado

Works alongside Officer Dawn Havens
Originially from Canyon Lake
Animal Shelter Society

“The best thing about having K9 Wilson is that he did not just benefit one community. He has brought several communities together because other agencies have contacted us to do searches for them as well, thus creating a partnership between our communities.”

Officer Lucky Huff

Quinton Police Department, Oklahoma

“[The program] benefits the community a great deal by impacting young kids and bringing them closer to the police department as a whole with the help of K9 Athena’s presence. Hopefully, after they meet Athena, they walk away with a better outlook on police officers.” Office Jody Bullard

Dallas ISD

K9 Rogue

Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, MO

Works alongside Deputy Josh Mullin. Originally from Texas Star Rescue.

K9 Ruby

Powder Springs Police Department, GA

Works alongside Officer Matt Rook. Originally from Austin Pets Alive!

K9 Tweaker

Grimes County Police Department, TX

Works alongside Officer Steven Siracusa Originally from Austin Pets Alive!

K9 Sarah

Clay County Sheriffs Department, NC

Works alongside Deputy Chris Harper. Originally from Dutchess County SPCA.

K9 Storm

Ferris ISD, TX

Works with Lieutenant  John Julin
From Dallas County Animal Shelter

K9 Tucker

Toccoa Georgia Police Department, GA

Works alongside Officer Lance Brawner. Originally from Balanced Training Rescue

K9 Wilson

Quinton Police Department, OK

Works alongside Officer Lucky Huff. Originally from Austin Pets Alive!

K9 Wilson I

Dyer Police Department, AK

Works alongside Officer Troy Leonard Originally from Texas Star Rescue

Over 30 “Pit Bull” Dogs Have Been a Part of the Program and Now
Proudly Serve Their Communities

K9 Kendall

Rogers Police Department, TX

Works with Officer Justin Powell
Originally from Austin Pets Alive!

K9 Carmella

Gonzales Sheriff’s Office, TX

Works alongside Deputy Scott Rhodes. Originally from Kirby Animal Shelter.

K9 Lolli

Bartlett Police Department, TX

Works alongside Chief Markus Holt
Originally from Austin Pets Alive!

K9 Athena

Dallas ISD, TX

Works with Officer Jody Bullard 
Originally from Dallas County
Animal Shelter

K9 Phantom

Clay County Sheriffs Department, NY

Works with Investigator Heath Woodard Originally from Austin Pets Alive!

K9 Colt

Mount Vernon Police Department, NY

Works alongside Officer Brianna Mecca. From Metro Animal Care and Control

Map of Shelter "Pit Bull" Detection Dogs in the U.S.

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*Sector K9 has been the recipient of our detection dog grant since 2018. Dogs trained prior to that were trained by a different organization.

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