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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Humanities, Single Organization Support

Mission: The K9 Hero Portrait Project was created to provide our law enforcement and military handlers a commemorative portrait of their K9 partner while educating the public about the working dog’s service and career. This includes portraits for handlers who were unable to adopt their partners due to redeployment of either the soldier or the K9. Law Enforcement Officers rely on their K9 partner and create a special bond with them as they live and work together 24 hours a day. Military members leave their friends and families behind to protect our country., These dogs become their new best friend, confidant, therapist and their child. The bond between a handler and these K9s is unlike any other I've seen or witnessed. For them, we create these portraits to immortalize their K9 partners.

Results: We have painted and presented thirty seven 24" x 24" K9 Hero Portraits to handlers and adoptive owners of the K9 Heroes. Not only does this affect the recipient, but when it's a law enforcement officer, it affects the ENTIRE DEPARTMENT.

Target demographics: K9 Handlers heal from the loss of their K9 partners by providing life-like, patriotic tribute paintings of their K9.

Programs: Positive psychological benefits/healing.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Bonnie96

Donor

Rating: 5

The K9 Hero Portrait Project has a wonderful goal... to paint beautiful fine art portraits of K9s who have served our country in some capacity and to gift the paintings to their handlers. This provides an opportunity to say "thank you for your service" and to help hurting hearts heal when a beloved partner / family member is gone. How wonderful to honor our heroes, both two and four legged, in this way. The program also gives an opportunity to teach the public about working K9s. Dealing with K9HPP has been a wonderful experience. Communication is always quick, funds are handled carefully and responsibly, and they perform a valuable service to our public servants. I highly recommend this wonderful non-profit organization.

2 Dani3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Loreen's skill and love of what she does brings so much joy to the handlers of these awesome canine and equine heroes. She puts her heart and soul into each and every project and it shows in the finished portrait. I have never met her but hope to someday have one of her beautiful prints in my home.

2 Nikki41

Donor

Rating: 5

Loreen is a fantastic artist making the most treasured portraits of these hero family members. These honor the bond between military, police and other service member handlers and their k9 partners who put their lives on the line everyday to protect us and this is a phenomenal way to thank them. I have several prints and challenge coins and treasure them dearly and love being able to share the her story with everyone who sees them when they come over. Thank you Loreen!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Any thing I have purchased, or any donation I have made for the the completion of a project, has been used for its intended purpose. I feel highly confident that the K9 Hero Portrait Project is a nonprofit that can be trusted to follow their mission of providing portraits of k9 heroes. I recommend this nonprofit highly. They do such wonderful work.