Dan loved all animals. He held a special place in his heart for the service dogs that put their lives on the line every day with their handlers.
Formally established in 2011, Friends of Douglas County K-9 (K-9 Friends) is the only non-profit organization solely committed to the financial support of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit. With the exception of deputy salaries and vehicles, the DCSO K-9 Unit is funded almost entirely by donations.
Since 2011, K-9 Friends has had the privilege of helping the DCSO K-9 Unit purchase five new dogs, custom fit Kevlar vests for each dog, world-class training and an array of specialized equipment. We also work hard to ensure our retired K-9s receive the best healthcare possible. See the complete list of what K-9 Friends has accomplished since its inception.
But we couldn’t have done any of this without the generosity and kindness of folks just like you. Your contribution to K-9 Friends – no matter how small – makes a big difference for our heroes, their safety and the security of our community. Please join us!